Post # 1
When addressing a wedding invitation envelope, I have prepared a typed, clear, label with the traditional Mr. and Mrs… to affix to the outter envelope. Is that proper or should it be hand written? I am also wondering what is placed on the inner envelop and should it be hand written or a clear label?
Post # 3
We debate about this a lot. If you don’t want to handwrite it, don’t handwrite it! It’s a small detail that people aren’t going to notice much.
If you think some would be offended, just handwrite theirs! It still saves time.
Post # 4
You’re going to get two schools of thought on this.
The staunch etiquette way is supposedly to handwrite. The inner envelope should be addressed to specifically who you are inviting, and depending on your familiarity with them.
“Mr. James Jones and Mrs. Claire Jones and Miss Sally Jones”
“Uncle Jim and Aunt Claire and Sally”
“Jim and Claire and Sally.”
Post # 5
I wrote a post about this a few weeks ago. I was going to do very nice labels on the outside of the envelopes but my family gave me a hard time about writing them. I wound up writing them & I’m very happy with the decision! BUT if you have about 200 or 300 to write, you could either get your GF’s to help you or you could still do the labels. I’ve seen labels before and never thought twice about it. I only had about 70 to address so it wasn’t that bad for me.
Post # 6
I have about 175 to do, and I am addressing our save the dates and invitations. I’ll just do them a few at a time until done. It’s easier than hearing Future Mother-In-Law *itch about etiquette. LOL.
Post # 7
I just chose a handwriting font, because seriously.. my handwriting is shocking. I got the approval from my mum.. So its all good! 🙂 I really like the fonts you can get these days.. looks like a proper calligrapher 🙂
Post # 8
My invitation kit came with matching address labels for the outside of the invitation but not for the RSVP so I made my own address labels with nice font. I was not writing 94 names out with my sloppy handwriting! 🙂