For those of you who made/printed your own invitations, what did you do for return addressing. What I mean is did you hand write, print, use an ink stamp or use labels for your return address on both the invites and the RSVPs.
I plan on hand writing where the invitations are going to but wondered what was easier for the other parts. While clearing out to move I found a brand new supply of clear address labels. I immediately thought I could use those, but doing some research I read that address labels are considered tacky. I understand the "do what you want" aspect but my invitations are formal looking and my wedding itself is semi formal so I do want some consistency. What do you think? 💜
We had our return address printed on the flap of the envelope, and I calligraphied the addresses on the front. I've seen individually printed envelopes, hand written envelopes, and ones with labels. I don't mind clear labels - I don't think it looks quite as nice, but it's totally acceptable. My back up plan was a personalized return address stamp, so I'd definitely consider that
We used return address labels for ours. You could also print directly onto the envelopes, that’s what we did for the guest addresses.
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I hand wrote all of it. I didn’t want to buy or print labels and then I knew I couldn’t stick them on straight. I got a calligraphy pen and an envelope liner to make everything pretty and straight. It took some time but it saved me the $100 of having the company print them.
That'd be cute! You could use it on early thank you cards, and if you had "the future" on a separate line, you could even use it later - just put a piece of scrap paper over the "the future" part so you don't ink that part, or put paper down where the "the future" part will land so the only part that lands on the envelope is the "Mr & Mrs" and address parts.
We didn't print our own invitations but, we are hand addressing them. For return addresses on the invitations I've ordered a stamp from Amazon for 13.99 - I wanted to get one that said "The Future Mr. & Mrs. ____" but instead decided to get one that just had our first names with our address so that we can reuse it for thank you cards, Christmas cards, etc. We are doing RSVP postcards, so those came pre-printed addressed to "The Future Mr. & Mrs. ________"
I don't think there's a wrong choice here at all - I've seen labels used & they look fine!
I love the idea of putting "the future" on a separate line! Wish I would've thought of this before I ordered my stamp. We just went with our first names only so that we can use now and after were married.
Our envelopes are navy blue and we opted for wrap around labels. I have pretty decent penmanship but didn’t want to hand address 100+ invitations nor was I willing to pay someone to do it. We also reversed the addresses on the rsvp envelopes which eliminated the need for me to use the numbering system as most do for nameless rsvp’s.
I had the return addresses printed for our invitations, but hand-wrote the mailing addresses. For our RSVP cards, I used our home printer to do both the return address and the mailing addresses.
I also bought a custom stamp off of Etsy for like $15-$20, and just used our first names. I still use it all the time for cards, etc. It's the format of the photo below. I had planned to use it for our invites, but wound up getting them printed instead.
We had a stamp made with our first names and address so that we could still use it after the wedding. It was bigger than we thought so we put it on the back flap of the envelopes, it was also helpful for the rsvp card envelopes as well.
I guess it depends what vibe you are going for. We are going for a fall/rustic vibe, so we are using a stamp with our names and addresses. It goes with the look we are going for. I got mine from amazon..very reasonably priced