addressing invites (poll)

Hand-written, or labels? I thought labels, my mom thought hand written was more personal/ better. What did you/are you going to do? FYI- there will be about 45 invites (and since my mom has way better penmanship than I do... maybe I should just let HER write them all? lol)
Posted on April 23, 2008 at 7:53 am
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d1rtymart1n1
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handwritten!!

i heart getting handwritten things in the mail
Posted on April 23, 2008 at 7:56 am
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I hate labels, sorry! Is there a way you can feed them through the computer and address them with a really nice font??
Posted on April 23, 2008 at 7:59 am
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im doing labels. i dont have the time.. the pretty hand writing.. or the money to pay someone for that LOL
Posted on April 23, 2008 at 7:59 am
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very helpful ladies! (sarcasm, hehe)
Posted on April 23, 2008 at 8:01 am
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lol, I would seriously have mom help. I'm dreading having to label them
Posted on April 23, 2008 at 8:02 am
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I'm leaning toward handwritten. Especially since it was her idea & she wants to help... maybe I'll stuff & she will write. Then the pressure is off me! =)
Posted on April 23, 2008 at 8:03 am
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We're printing directly onto the envelopes. I don't have perfect writing nor did I want to spend $1.50/envelope and I personally don't like the look of labels.
Posted on April 23, 2008 at 8:04 am
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ok wait.. i change my mind.. maybe ill do what pinky is doing lol.. sounds SO much better
Posted on April 23, 2008 at 8:05 am
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I just started brushing up on my "calligraphy." Hahaha...I'm trying anyway. I definitely vote for handwritten! Its so much more impressive. If you absolutely can't write them and don't have someone to help nor the funds to outsource it, there are some beautiful fonts available online that look like beautiful script calligraphy.
Posted on April 23, 2008 at 8:11 am
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I'm a fan of handwritten, and I really dislike labels too. Plus my mom was adamant that we handwrite the addresses, as she'd read somewhere that it was proper ettiquette. I have no idea where she got that, but I was happy to oblige. I have okay handwriting and I just tried to make it look a little nicer than normal.
Posted on April 23, 2008 at 8:23 am
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I handwritten our invites.
Posted on April 23, 2008 at 8:38 am
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We're doing labels (courtesy of Martha) - printing them on vellum paper, then running them through a Xyron sticker machine.

http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.0e0eb51a2e6b5ad593598e10d373a0a0/?vgnextoid=7fa6d4228b0e4110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&vgnextfmt=default

My mom wanted us to do handwritten too, but (1) I didn't think my handwriting was good enough and (2) I didn't want to worry about messing up the envelopes if I mis-wrote the addresses or names. These labels were easy to create, clean, and (I think) unique-looking - plus, it gave me the opportunity to doublecheck addresses before putting on the envelopes.
Posted on April 23, 2008 at 8:40 am
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I'm getting them printed on the envelopes. i like that its more formal and both our handwriting is pretty illegible!
Posted on April 23, 2008 at 8:40 am
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i'm leaning both ways, bc i love the personal touch hand written looks, but in my case i went with labels. I don't think they turned out bad. we used the clear labels and used a nice font. the only problem i found was that when the invite was fed thru the USPS machine, it smudged the printing =( so i got a number of returned mail, double boo.

but if you have the time and/or money and esp patience, hand written is nice. otherwise, labels are great too. they too add a personal touch if you do something like pinky or JDwedding.
Posted on April 23, 2008 at 8:58 am
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We're going with the clear labels as well. We're applying our return address on the envelope tab on the back so it doesn't look funny with two clear labels on the front. jenniD125, thanks for the tip! I better make sure that the ink dries up!
Posted on April 23, 2008 at 9:13 am
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One of my bridesmaids has gorgeous handwriting so she's addressing all the invites. I'm lucky because my handwriting sucks!
Posted on April 23, 2008 at 9:43 am
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I too have heard that etiquette is to address them by hand. My FI was insistent on addressing by printing directly on the envelope. We found a nice font we liked and did it. I tried to talk him into the nice labels that wrap (ala Martha) but he didn't like that idea. We also printed the return address on the back flap and our address on the RSVP envelopes.
Posted on April 23, 2008 at 6:51 pm
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I used my printer and printed right on the envelopes in a calligraphy style. They look fab!
Posted on April 23, 2008 at 6:52 pm
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i'm doing handwritten (but not calligraphy). i have decent handwriting and i enjoy doing menial tasks.

if you don't like your writing, try asking a BM or friend?
Posted on April 23, 2008 at 6:54 pm

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