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 B4 I start, I want to say that this post is meant to be light and fun and NOT meant to start any major debates, but it is just a small pet peeve of mine....I was purusing The Knot and noticed the topic of labels vs. printing after reading some of the responses you would think there was a debate regarding life saving surgery or world peace!!!  C'mon people these are envelopes that in all liklihood will be in the garbage before you can say "tacky".  Unless you are in the midst of planning a wedding or some other elaborate affair, nobody notices the outside of an envelope (which has probably been through the postal ringer by the time you get it) and people will rip it open to get to the goods on the inside.    I love when people say they confuse envelopes with labels as junk mail and throw it away...REALLY, when there is a return address  and the envelope is usually oversized, you really think it is junk mail and throw it away...hmmmm.  Funny 100% of my guests responded, so i guess they either love junk mail or actually had the brains to figure out it was an invite.  I have heard others say that the envelope/invitation sets the tone for the wedding.  We paid for our entire wedding and invitations was one area i didnt want to spend a lot of money on so i did DIY, with clear labels... nobody showed up to my wedding with any hand made duds or jeans, in fact everyone showed up in suits and cocktail dresses, so i guess that  theory is out the window.  I also read a post once where someone had the balls to say that they received two invites for the same day and because one envelope was handwritten and  "nicer" , so they choose to go to that party...remind me never to invite that person to a party...ha ha.    My all time favorite thing is when people throw out the etiquette rule...OK people where is the master book on etiquette, who wrote it and when was the last time it was updated....b/c for those that "insist" calligraphy is the way to go, chances are that was created back in the day of quill pens....there were NO computers etc.   Is there an etiquette committe that meets once a week to decide what is right or wrong... 

There are a million and one details (and expenses) that go into planning a wedding, why create more stress over a label...here is a question...quick, for every xmas card you got last year how many had labels and how many were handwritten...do you remember? and for those that used...oh my god....a label, did you disown them or stop being their friend???

People should do what makes them happy and what fits into their lifestyle and not be dictated by what others think they should do....I may be in the minority regarding this, but appreciate listening to my rant


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Apr. 12th, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)
Because I have the penmanship of a third grader and I want my invitations to get to their destination. :p
Apr. 12th, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
Then why not get someone to help you hand-write them?
Apr. 12th, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
Everyone I know in town is a chemist. Bad penmanship is practically a requirement. :p Plus... who wants to address someone else's mail for them?
Apr. 12th, 2008 05:15 pm (UTC)
Well, that's what your wedding party and mom are for!
Apr. 12th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC)
My wedding party and mother are a thousand kilometers from where I live. :p Well, I have one bridesmaid two hours away, but I won't see her before I have to mail these things. :p
Apr. 12th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC)
Well I tried!
Apr. 12th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)
Clear labels really are the only sensible option in our particular situation. :p
Apr. 12th, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
Ha. You obviously have your reasons for your choice!

But my gossipy and judgemental aunts I mentioned somewhere in a comment to someone else would tell you the only way to solve your problem is to hire a calligrapher, not to use labels. (but they are snobby bitches and I think that hiring a calligrapher is a ridiculous expense)
Apr. 12th, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
Frankly, anyone who thinks I should hire a calligrapher is going to have way more to get upset about at the actual wedding. :p
Apr. 14th, 2008 11:06 pm (UTC)
Only 150 envelopes would be amazing.
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Apr. 15th, 2008 01:46 am (UTC)
I'm one of those cases where the mom wants us to invite everyone we've ever met, which is fine with me as long as she's paying for it, but we're looking at nearly 500. Naturally many will not come, but it still ups the envelope count. :)
Apr. 15th, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
OMG...I cant even imagine....good for you. Could you imagine if EVERY person came. You would need to have at least 10 hours just to visit with everyone :) Regardless, I am sure it will be beautiful
Apr. 15th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
Ha, thanks. :) Honestly I'm hoping at least 200 don't show up!


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