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How to Address Wedding Invitations
Learn what options you have for mailing your pre-wedding invites and wedding invitations.
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The events leading up to your Hudson Valley wedding take a lot of addressing. Whether sending your wedding invitations, save-the-date cards, wedding shower invitations or rehearsal dinner invites, you may be wondering what proper etiquette to follow.
The timeless art of calligraphy looks stunning on wedding invitations. From the moment guests hold your envelope in their hands, they will know that you are throwing an elegant wedding bash. Going this route to address your wedding invitations takes time. Most calligraphers require 2-4 weeks to hand address your envelopes. You’ll also have to have your guest and address lists finalized this far in advance too.
Putting address labels on wedding invitations hasn’t always had the best look in years past. However, that has changed recently. Many wedding stationary websites are now offering address labels custom designed to match your invitations. Placing a label on your envelope that is expertly designed will make your save-the-date cards and wedding invitations pop!
If you’re one of the lucky ones that has beautiful handwriting skills, you’re in luck. This will be your cheapest option to address your wedding and rehearsal dinner invitations. It is also one of the most appreciated forms of addressing envelopes, as it is personally done by you. If you can enlist the help of family members or bridesmaids that also have good handwriting, go for it. Hand addressed invitations are also the most time consuming to send out.
If none of the other options sound appealing to you, we suggest having your save-the-date envelopes digitally addressed. Many online stores and stationary shops offer the option to print your guests’ addresses on your invitation envelopes for you. They can design the font to look like calligraphy or even match the font on your invitations. Using this option will require you to have your guest and address lists ready in advance as well.
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