The point is that you are supposed to make your guests feel like they are personally wanted at your reception and you should take the time to make them feel this way starting with the addressing of the envelope.A label smacked on the envelope turns the wedding invitation from something that was very personal into something that resembles a mailing from a large bank or any other organization. The personal sentiment becomes lost when you treat your guests as just one of many.
Neither, print them using a calligraphy font. That's how I'm doing it. My handwriting is awful and although I hand wrote save the dates, I don't want that on my invites. No one will really care and they get thrown away anyways.
Neither, print them using a calligraphy font. That's how I'm doing it. My handwriting is awful and although I hand wrote save the dates, I don't want that on my invites. No one will really care and they get thrown away anyways. I'm sort of leaning towards that. I just finished holiday cards and the hand addressing looks terrible. It's fine for holiday cards and TY notes, but it just looks so informal. I tried a test envelope and the printed calligraphy looks like I paid someone to do it. Although it actually took longer than writing them myself, since I had to hand feed it into the printer.
Wow. Do whatever you want. We are laid back people. We are having a nice wedding, nothing fancy. There is no etiquette to follow because this is MY wedding. I don't care about the feelings of someone who doesn't like the way I address my envelope or whether or not I have this or that. If someone is offended then they don't need to be there. This is about two people who love each other. No one is being graded, this is real life, not school. So to this I say do you! Planning a wedding is stressful enough. You don't need to make it into something that isn't you just because proper etiquette dictates you "needing" to do it whatever way.
Sorry, I should have used footnotes. Emily Post, Amy Vanderbilt, Miss Manners. This is not a personal opinion. If you want to do it incorrectly, then go ahead, but at least admit it and stop making excuses. People with terrible handwriting have the option of asking or paying someone else to do it for them.