Post # 1
What do you think about wrap-around labels? I know that they aren’t the traditional approach to addressing, but are they formal enough for a formal wedding invitation? My envelopes are dark purple, so I would have to faux-calligraphy in silver or white gel pen if I didn’t do the wrap around labels.
Here are my wedding invites
Here was what I was thinking: http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/228631/tag-and-label-templates-wedding-favors/@center/272429/diy-weddings#/126288
Gimme your honest opinions please!
Post # 3
I love wrap around labels. We used them for our thank you notes, black envelopes with Kraft wrap around labels. The USPS hates them, though, and technically they’re not allowed. I used them anyway and didn’t have any mishaps. BAck to your OP, I think they can be very nice when done well. I wouldn’t use white, and I’d pick a nice type style, preferably one that matches your invitation.
Post # 4
This company is my fave. There are tons of color options here. http://www.envelopperinc.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=ENVLPR&Category_Code=REX17
Sorry the link won’t highlight, my iPad is not cooperating.
Post # 5
I love them…I used wrap around labels for our invitations and evryone loved it. They looked very elegant!
Post # 6
@simplifiedbride– They aren’t allowed!? How did you find that out?
I agree that they can look lovely but shouldn’t just be a plain white label. You could do something like emboss the edges, a simple stick, paint the edge, or making them a coordinating color to make them a little more formal.
Post # 7
@simplifiedbride: Those look really nice. Do you have dimensions of your envelope and your label? And thanks for the website recommendation! I love how the stardream metallics look.
@peacockchris: I’m glad to hear people loved them. Did you have any trouble with delivery?
Post # 8
HAHAHA, Martha Stewart says printed labels are okay! I feel VINDICATED!
Those look pretty cool, kind of contemporary in the MS picture, but I’m sure that you can give them a different look with font/color to match your own style.
Why doesn’t the USPS allow them?
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2012 - Private Residence
I love them!! I think they can totally be made to look formal.
Post # 10
Its just their silly rules, they want return addresses in the upper left corner only. Although in addition to using wrap arounds for my thank yous, i put the reurn address for the invite on the back envelope flap… And again had no issues. https://www.usps.com/send/addressing-tips.htm?
Post # 11
@coffeegal85: My envelopes were a7s, 5.25×7.25′ and the labels were about 2×8 ish I think. Be careful with Metallics, though, they only work with laser Printers, not ink jets.