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#1 KJT1985

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    Posted 05 November 2009 - 08:31 PM

    I read somewhere that's it's etiquette to hand address wedding invites. This doesn't completely appeal to me since i'll have to do it alone and will get annoyed when they don't look perfect. At the same time, I want them to know I put personal effort into them. What are you guys doing?

    #2 itsfinallyhere

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      Posted 05 November 2009 - 08:38 PM

      If you are using two envelopes then you can use a computer print out one for the outside envelope. And then just hand write their names only on the inside envelope.

      #3 alkoch

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        Posted 05 November 2009 - 08:38 PM

        I printed addresses out in a nice font on clear labels, but on the invite I wrote the guest name. I don't have wonderful handwriting and I felt the same way as you did but when I started I didn't worry to much. Here is a pic of mine (I also used a nice pen which helped)

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        #4 KJT1985

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          Posted 05 November 2009 - 08:39 PM

          Yeah, our invites don't have inner envelopes. Guess I should just suck it up. I love the personal touch. I'm just not looking forward to doing the work myself (fiance's job transferred us a way from all family and friends a few months ago).

          #5 KJT1985

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            Posted 05 November 2009 - 08:41 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by alkoch
            I printed addresses out in a nice font on clear labels, but on the invite I wrote the guest name. I don't have wonderful handwriting and I felt the same way as you did but when I started I didn't worry to much. Here is a pic of mine (I also used a nice pen which helped)

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            Those are really cute! We did those for our STDs but I had the names typed too. Guess I should just bite the bullet for the real invites. Haha.

            #6 kpuckrin

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              Posted 05 November 2009 - 08:59 PM

              I didn't have inner envelopes with mine. I went with Hand writing on the front. We only had 25 to do so it wasn't too much trouble.

              #7 KJT1985

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                Posted 05 November 2009 - 09:06 PM

                Yeah, I have about 65 to do. I guess i'll go ahead and do it since it'll be the only "personalized" area of the invite.

                #8 riokayak

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                  Posted 05 November 2009 - 10:20 PM

                  I have the world's worst handwritting, so I'm dreading it. There must be another way with out an etiquette no-no! :-) Maybe that's the perfect MOH job... my sister keeps asking what she can help with and her handwritting is SO much better then mine. heh

                  #9 scrouse

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                    Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:11 AM

                    I seriously debated this for a looong time...but finally decided to print out address labels. I know that "technically" this wasn't the proper thing to do, but I honestly couldn't stand thinking about it anymore, and needed to get the invites out. I know that taking the time to write the address is definitley a nice personal touch, but I'm sure my guests don't even remember...(hopefully!!) ( =

                    #10 Melidell

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                      Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:21 AM

                      I had the invitation company print addresses on our envelopes. Best few dollars I've spent so far on the wedding, I think. My handwriting is terrible, and I can do a bit of calligraphy but it would have taken forever to do that right and it seemed easier than printing them on the computer myself (although that would have been my second choice). This way I was able to pop them right in the mail the day after I got them, which was nice. Honestly, I doubt anyone in this day and age will be offended that I didn't handwrite out their names.
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