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#1 Dreamgirl08

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    Posted 08 June 2008 - 11:56 PM

    HEY!

    O.k., so I'd like to get my STD's out before the end of the wk. My only question is how do I address these things?? Fiance purchased a software from Staples recently that enables us to type the info onto a plain sticker I believe. Is this too tacky?? I'm only doing it this way because my handwriting sucks..lol. So, I need to know how to address the envelopes properly. Some of my guests are single, some married, some living together, some engaged and living together, some just kind of seeing someone..... Also, does anyone know of a better way to address the envelopes instead of going with a sticker
    Help!!!! I Don't know where to start. My apologies if this topic is covered on another thread. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    #2 beachbride08

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      Posted 09 June 2008 - 09:07 AM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Dreamgirl08
      HEY!

      O.k., so I'd like to get my STD's out before the end of the wk. My only question is how do I address these things?? Fiance purchased a software from Staples recently that enables us to type the info onto a plain sticker I believe. Is this too tacky?? I'm only doing it this way because my handwriting sucks..lol. So, I need to know how to address the envelopes properly. Some of my guests are single, some married, some living together, some engaged and living together, some just kind of seeing someone..... Also, does anyone know of a better way to address the envelopes instead of going with a sticker
      Help!!!! I Don't know where to start. My apologies if this topic is covered on another thread. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
      There are a few ways that you can address people. I guess it depends on how formal you want to be. This is how I addressed them:
      Married: Mr. & Mrs. John Doe
      Single/Dating, but new relationship or if I didn't know who they would be bringing: Mr. John Doe & Guest
      Couple Living together/Dating a significant time: Mr. John Doe
      Ms. Jane Doe
      (I would put whoever was the person we were closest to on top, or whoever's address I was sending it to their name would be first.)
      Married couples with kids: The Doe Family (I wanted to make sure they knew that kids were welcome.)

      I tried printing the addresses directly on the envelope, but my printer wouldn't pick up the envelope. I got too frustrated to try and figure out what the deal was so I just printed the address on clear mailing labels. I stuck our return address on the back flap of the envelope. It didn't look bad, but even though I used clear labels I think it would look better if you are using a lighter color envelope. My were bright pink so you could still see that it was a label. I just printed the labels in MS Word so I don't think you need to have a program to print them. For return address I just printed full sheets of our address. I was able to change the font and put the same font that we used for our names on the invitation for our names on the label, and our address as well as the guest's name and addresses were printed in the font that was used throughout the rest of the invite.
      Michelle

      #3 Christine

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      Posted 09 June 2008 - 09:13 AM

      with STD's you really don't need to be formal about the address and labels are fine. For our formal invites we did clear labels with a fancy font and I bet the post office appreciated it.
      As far as how to address them, once you do your formal invites I would go with proper formatting
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      #4 lucy106

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        Posted 09 June 2008 - 09:23 AM

        I ran them through the printer themselves (the envelopes). I was having trouble at first and was about to resort to labels until I figured out I needed to sit there and guide each envelope (only had 30 so not bad). Labels are better then messy handwriting.

        STDs definitely do not need to be formal. Just Mr. and Mrs. Joe Smith and Family. I had extras so I sent my niece her own (she got a kick out of that). If you know the name of the date for non married fold I would add that if not then and guest works too.

        #5 Yvette

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          Posted 09 June 2008 - 09:35 AM

          honestly i wasn't formal at all! i stuck to addressing them how i normally would. for instance my grandma i addressed it how i would send any xmas card or party invitation, "Grandma Marggie." granted i always got made fun of for sending out my invitations this way but that's just the way i've always done it and after a while i think everyone has gotten used to it. so when it came to wedding invites and save the dates i didn't change my ways.

          i think you can address them any way you want to.

          #6 kellywinter1

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            Posted 09 June 2008 - 09:50 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Yvette
            honestly i wasn't formal at all! i stuck to addressing them how i normally would. for instance my grandma i addressed it how i would send any xmas card or party invitation, "Grandma Marggie." granted i always got made fun of for sending out my invitations this way but that's just the way i've always done it and after a while i think everyone has gotten used to it. so when it came to wedding invites and save the dates i didn't change my ways.

            i think you can address them any way you want to.
            I love that you mailed it to your grandma, "Grandma Marggie." I also wanted to be informal. And I have alwasys sent mail to my grandparents labeled "Oma and Opa" (thats what I call them) so I think I will do my STD the same way!

            #7 Jen_S

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              Posted 09 June 2008 - 11:37 AM

              We printed right on the envelope with our address, our guest and an image. We wrote our STD out the same as we would our invites Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Smith. Singles Mr. John Smith and Guest.
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