Post # 1
I’m trying to decide weather or not to print my return address lables on the back flap of my invites or use lables. If I went with lables they would be the standard size, but matching my stationary theme with the flourish and what not, pretty font and all. Is it formal enough? I was really going for a "semi-formal" feel and unsure of how this comes off. Will anyone really notice or am I being a freak?
As for the other option…my issue is I’m worried about running the envelopes through the printer as mines a rather big sissy when it comes to anything other then 8.5 x 11 paper. It likes to jam up and thorw hissy fits….which would mean the printer is suited perfectly to me…hahahaha. Whats your thoughts
(PS can you tell I’m finalizing all the stationary this month – I"m having so much fun! I can’t wait to show it off!)
Post # 3
I am going to be using my printer. I used labels for our STD’s but will use the printer for both sending and return addresses in the same font as we used on our invites… so it looks fancy, but I won’t have to pay a calligrapher.
If your printer is a PITA, then I would see if you could use someone else’s printer. IMO, labels are a little too casual, but if that is really the feel you are going for, then by all means go for it.
Post # 4
Yeah it’s not the feel I’m going for….I was thinking about using them for the Thank You cards because they are going to be more casual and what not – I’m not happy about the label option.
Envelopes should arrive in the next few days, and then I can do a trial run. I just HATE that it grabs the paper unevenly sometimes and print all cock-eyed. And it’s a fairly new printer – only 4 years old….
eh. Another printer it may just have to be.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2018 - The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA
What about using round sticker labels with your return address, which you can use as seals to close the back flap of the envelope? This will seem a little bit less casual than regular rectangular address seals on the front left corner of the envelope. But you can still print them on 8.5×11 sheets of sticker labels, so your printer will agree.
Post # 6
I have a "square" theme going on for my wedding, I’m trying not to do the round thing. I’m researching sheets of square lables or places I can upload my own design to have them printed for me.
Post # 7
You can get a stamp custom made so you can just stamp it on the back. 🙂 Professional, and you can add any swirly professional classic motif (or not) that you want. You can send them in any designed image and they will make it for you into the stamp (or embosser) of your choice. You can then emboss it if you would like to make it even cooler 😀 Hope This Helps
Post # 8
- Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods
A custom stamp – what a wonderful idea you have there JCM!
Post # 9
I understand what you mean about printing on envelopes – I printed the main addresses on my Christmas cards and it was a pain in the butt!! My printer is less than 6 months old!! Sometimes it wrinkled the envelopes or left streaks etc. Granted it was only Christmas cards – so who cares.
I’m going to say a retangular label on the front would be too casual.
I like the idea of a square sticker seal with your return address, or a stamp, or an embosser. You will be able to pull all those off as classy!
Can’t wait to see your final product!
Post # 10
Be really careful if you are getting a custom rubber stamp. I got one with a script font that matched my invitations, and I ruined half our RSVP envelopes that way. Stamping with a script font on that small of a space can be really difficult.
Post # 11
Check out these super cute wrap-around labels from martha stewart. The guests address is on the front and the label (which you make yourself and can add your flourish) will wrap around the envelope and have your address on the back!
Post # 12
or you can use clear labels… once pressed down firmly and evenly on the envelope, you should hardly even be able to see the label if it’s translucent enough 🙂
Post # 13
Here’s the square address lable/seal I made and ordered. $24 for 250 of them.
The black outline is only on there so you can see it better. If they don’t do what I want on the envelope then at least I have some really great post wedding return address labels! And at the price you can’t beat it.
I got them at http://www.uprinting.com for those of you curious and they do all shapes and sizes!!!
Post # 14
Warning! Warning! about those fantastic Martha Stewart labels. Martha’s Christmas cards from last year featured a similar layout built into a printed envelope. They were gorgeous, BUT I did get one of cards back because they thought the return address was the mailing address. However, it was only one out of 50 cards that came back. So I doubt too many would come back, just a warning.
Post # 15
I didn’t want the hassle of sticking the envelopes thru the printer again (they were a PITA!) and also didn’t want labels…so I bought a custom embosser for about $35 from a local rubber stamp shop. It looked great, and we still use it for our "fancier" mail (thank you notes, etc.).
I ordered it w/o names — just the address in a nice italic font — so it could be used both before and after the wedding and can be used for both formal and informal stationery stuff.
It entertains hubs to use it, so I can actually get him to help. It’s also better than an ink stamp (we have one of those too) b/c it’s hard to screw up. As someone else noted, it’s easy to mess up ink, esp. if it’s a fine line.
Post # 16
Sweeney- check out ebay- I found some really cute stamps there and one lady will even do custom work for you- I got two personalized and custom stamps with my design for $24. One was a 3×3 and the other was 2×2.
Here is her ebay store
and I just emailed her and asked if she would do custom work and she did.