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#1 Boston LinKat

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    Posted 20 January 2014 - 08:58 AM

    Hi Ladies,


    How are people addressing their envelopes for invitations - handwriting, printing or professional calligraphy?

    I need to get mine out STAT - there are about 64 of them.  I don't want to pay for calligraphy and my handwriting gets pretty bad after a few.  Is printing on your envelopes tacky?  If anyone has printed, can you recommend a good, free program to use?  Any other tips?



    #2 krisdaversa

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    Posted 20 January 2014 - 11:04 AM

    Hey, I totally hear you on the handwriting and how it get pretty bad after a while! We are just printing them on a clear labels and using the font that is on word.

    #3 csho

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    Posted 20 January 2014 - 11:14 AM

    I did the same as @krisdaversa... I purchased clear labels and wrote our guest names and addresses on the label. I also added a little palm tree to the label to make it look cute. I didn't realize that proper etiquette dictates you should hand write it. Honestly I would have never known that and I really wouldn't think twice about it if someone sent me a handwritten letter or a computer typed one, so I like to think neither would other people! 

    #4 ajlloyd15

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      Posted 20 January 2014 - 05:31 PM

      For my save the dates I purchased those calligraphy pens from Staples for like maybe $10 and it came with 6 colors (but I'm sure you can find them other places) and I was really surprised how it made my handwriting look so much better. Now for my invitations I decided it was to time consuming addressing around 120 invitations so I bought the clear address labels and plan on using those to save me time. Good Luck!!

      #5 NJBride2014

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      Posted 20 January 2014 - 08:02 PM

      I did faux calligraphy which basically is to print the addresses on the envelopes with very light ink and then trace them in whatever color you want.  Works great and saves you lots of money.   Here is a tutorial http://www.projectwe...graphy-tutorial.






      Edited by NJBride2014, 20 January 2014 - 08:04 PM.

      43 guests plus bride and groom.... ;)


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      #6 rvalenka

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      Posted 23 January 2014 - 01:10 PM

      I've never heard of faux calligraphy. That's great. I did calligraphy pens for my stds maybe I'll try that for the invites.

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      #7 tesa

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      Posted 31 January 2014 - 04:02 AM

      I used Avery labels and downloaded the template.

      #8 Csonnel

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      Posted 31 January 2014 - 04:32 AM

      Going to be using the clear labels as well. 

      #9 nicofio22

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        Posted 03 March 2014 - 08:39 AM

        @NJBride2014 What a great idea!!!

        #10 kellymiller

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        Posted 04 March 2014 - 04:16 PM

        I am going to print directly onto the envelope. If you google it there are lots of tutorials.

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