Professionally addressing Invitation Envelopes

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    mra01385
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    I was wondering how much people pay to get their simcha invitation addresses typed up professionally onto the envelope or the labels?

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    🍫Syag Lchochma
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    about $5 more than I pay the shadchan

    #1099053

    DaMoshe
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    mra: Not a lot. You can buy the labels at Staples for under $10, and print them yourself at home.

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    popa_bar_abba
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    what Damoshe said.

    #1099055

    golfer
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    Now now Syag, let’s all behave ourselves…

    #1099056

    Bustercrown
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    It’s a total waste of money. Go to a stationery store, buy a gold or silver ink calligraphy pen (no professional lessons required) and hand address them nicely.

    #1099057

    🐵 ⌨ Gamanit
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    Bustercrown- that’s a total waste of time. I printed them on my desktop printer by myself using mailmerge in word. Not to expensive or time consuming. With my handwriting a hand-addressed envelope might end up in the wrong state…

    #1099058

    🍫Syag Lchochma
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    🙂

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    Trust 789
    Member

    Bustercrown: Computerized lists can get used again and again, and given to others too. click a button and it prints. Saves a ton of time over hand writing.

    #1099060

    But handwriting is so much more elegant, and adds a nice personal touch! I always like to see a hand-addressed envelope show up in my mailbox. I hand-addressed all of the invitations for my wedding, and also hand-wrote the name cards with table numbers. It was time-consuming, but very much worth it.

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    miritchka
    Member

    If i get an invitation with my name and address handwritten, i know i was an afterthought…

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    interjection
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    If I had hand addressed all my invitations, they might think a ten year old boy addressed them.

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    Goldilocks
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    I helped my mother with the invitations when my brother got married.

    We did it on the computer, which was a bit of a pain, since neither of us own one, and we had to go to a relative’s house to use hers.

    After all the envelopes were printed and we were looking them over at home, we noticed that two of them had serious typing errors. My mother asked me to redo them.

    I replied that it’s a waste of time to go back to the computer and pull up the program just for two envelopes. I said I could take a pen and do those by hand; it will take far less time.

    My mother was concerned that people would be offended at receiving a hand writen envelope.

    Dear Coffee Room Residents: If you would receive a wedding invitation, and the envelope was hand written: On a scale of one to ten, how offended would you be?

    (just in case you’re wondering…no, I don’t bother my relatives every time I want to go to the coffee room. That is what libraries are for!)

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    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    On a scale of one to ten, how offended would you be?

    0

    #1099065

    Torah613Torah
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    I would not be offended at all.

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    Joseph
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    I would be more impressed with handwritten than printed.

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    apushatayid
    Participant

    negative 5

    #1099068

    Joseph
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    Why are you always so negative, apushatayid?

    #1099069

    apushatayid
    Participant

    in this context, im very positive.

    #1099070

    golfer
    Participant

    Goldilocks, I probably wouldn’t pay attention, certainly wouldn’t be offended at all.

    But, for you personally, if your mother wants the envelopes redone a certain way, it’s probably well worth your time to go back to the computer and do whatever will make your mother happiest.

    #1099071

    0 not offended

    when its hand written it lets you KNOW that you were REALLY invited from their hearts & not cause the family has no choice cause your their neighbor or cousin etc…

    #1099072

    screwdriverdelight
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    10. Am I not worth the extra bit of effort it takes to print it?

    #1099073

    Joseph
    Participant

    sdd: No.

    #1099074

    takahmamash
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    The last time we needed to print invitations, I did them on the computer with clear labels. My wife and I picked out a nice font, and I finished the printing in about 30 minutes. No muss, no fuss.

    #1099075

    CTLAWYER
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    I am old fashioned and believe social invitations should be hand addressed, not printed on a computer label.

    My wife hand addressed all the invitations for our wedding all those years ago and our married daughters have done the same thing. My son’s shvigger addressed the invitations for his wedding as the Kallah’s handwriting was not as beautiful as the mother’s.

    #1099076

    popa_bar_abba
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    I am old fashioned and believe social invitations should be hand addressed, not printed on a computer label.

    On handmade paper, no doubt.

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