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#1 leharris5

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    Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:24 PM

    Ladies,

    It it almost time for me to send out my invitations. I dread the idea of handwriting them out, though i know it may be necessary. Personally, i don't feel it is tacky to use a clear label, but now, I am second guessing myself.

    I was thinking about doing one of the three:

    1. using clear labels with a nice font,
    2. laser printing the addresses directly on the envelopes
    3. Hand writing them myself or getting a professional calligrapher

    Any other suggestions for the envelopes?


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    #2 JaimeLynne

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      Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:27 PM

      I don't think it's tacky to use clear labels or to print the addresses on. Unless you've got a lot of time on your hands and very pretty writing I'd say going with one of these options is perfectly reasonable.

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      #3 DanielleNDerek

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        Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:31 PM

        i think labels is fine or printing directly on the envelope is good too. I definately wouldn't write them all out.
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        #4 rodent

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          Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:32 PM

          How many do you have to do?

          It's expensive to hire a calligrapher. I just bought some $2.50 calligraphy markers & me & a couple of friends did all of mine. We followed a guide on the internet. it really wasn't hard & we made it fun.

          I only did 1 envelope (no inner envelope). I had about 75 invites.

          I made address labels that matched my invites for my return address. You can see my envelopes on my BDW blog linked below.

          I do feel like hand written gives it a personal touch. It was much easier than I expected, but then I only had 75.

          #5 stacey

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            Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:33 PM

            I printed on the envelopes themselves and it turned out great. I used velum envelopes. Something I learned though is that they need a few seconds to dry, or else they will smear
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            #6 lucy106

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              Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:33 PM

              My vote would be for laser printing on the envelopes. Personally my handwriting sucks and that would take a long time.

              #7 leharris5

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                Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:54 PM

                Thanks,

                I think i will go with printing them directly on the envelopes. Besides, that is what i did for my STDs and everyone thought they were a hit.

                I figured getting calligraphy was too formal. The vibe of my wedding very tropical modern chic --- clean lines, no foo-foo.
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                #8 Christine

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                Posted 02 May 2008 - 01:07 PM

                I used my ink jet printer and printed labels on clear labels from staples. I didn't care if it was tacky, there was no way I was going to write all those out.
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                #9 leharris5

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                  Posted 02 May 2008 - 01:40 PM

                  I Hear Ya!
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                  #10 Lorilou

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                    Posted 02 May 2008 - 01:43 PM

                    we used a printer for ours...no one noticed




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