(Closed) Tacky or Classy?

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

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 # 5
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Busy bee
  • 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 # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods

A custom stamp – what a wonderful idea you have there JCM!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2008

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!

http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.0e0eb51a2e6b5ad593598e10d373a0a0/?vgnextoid=7fa6d4228b0e4110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&autonomy_kw=wrap%20around%20label&rsc=ns2006_m7

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

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 # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

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

http://myworld.ebay.com/lovemystamps

and I just emailed her and asked if she would do custom work and she did.

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