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Addressing Invitations: Clear Labels or Hand write

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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