Figuring out Fonts

I realize I’m being fully ridiculous here, but I really want an address stamp.

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Custom stamp via My Clear Stamps on Etsy

And if I’m going to get an address stamp, I may as well choose a cute font. And it may as well be the same font we use on the rest of our paper products. Although it would be silly to design everything else to match a stamp. So obviously I should choose the font I want to use for the paper products now, so I can put it on the stamp and then everything will match and unicorns will dance with puppies on rainbows and all that. That, or no one but me* will care.

I think Feel Script is super pretty.

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Feel Script via Veer

Although Shamrock does not like “swirls,” so this free option below might be a nice compromise. (Still pretty, not as swirly.)

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At Mahogany via Fonts 101

And this one is also super pretty:

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Via Fontspace

I tossed out a few other options because the capital “M” was ugly (we’re three-quarters M over here, so it’s kind of important). Which clearly makes me even crazier than I already was. Yay me!

Did you get a stamp? Are you laughing at me right now?

*Patently untrue. Designer friend B will totally care, and BM Blondie will notice even if she doesn’t really care per se.

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Mrs. Clover

Location:
Chicago
Wedding Date:
June 2014
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    jhilliard 59 posts, Worker bee @ 7:22 am

    I got a stamp early in the process. Me and my Mr. have lived together for over a year so I just laid it out simply without last names (example)

    Bride & Groom
    4 Ever in Love
    Billings, MT
    01234

    It has been a lifesaver with our save the dates, invites and RSVP cards, truly. Plus that is the one job I gave Mr. to ‘help’ with invites to stamp them all. our colors are blue and yellow so I got blue ink. I justified my 25$ slurpe as cost effective for the time it would have taken for me to either write them out or run them all through the printer. Mr. agreed. Good luck and I really love ‘In type we trust’. it has enough flow to be fancy but not too much to make it hard to read or extravagent!

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    ashylula 8 posts, Newbee @ 7:25 am

    Love the stamp idea! I really wanted to get one but I had to start cutting little things since I spent more on my dress than originally planned. The Feel Script is my favorite of the three.

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    msbicycle 718 posts, Busy bee @ 7:26 am

    I loved seeing everyone’s personalized stamps as Christmas cards rolled in this year! We got a stamp shortly after getting engaged with just our first names so I wouldn’t need to replace it. I would like to get one with “The Bicycles,” though, so we include the kids.

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    lindylu 776 posts, Busy bee @ 7:27 am

    We got a stamp as a gift – I just ordered it and I can’t wait til it comes!

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    pyramid 95 posts, Worker bee @ 7:51 am

    We got one from Etsy, but didn’t custom design it. It worked out well on our envelopes! I like all of your picks!

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    Mrs. Clover 123 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:07 am

    The Etsy shop above lets you pick a sample one or choose your fonts, and they have 1000s so thats pretty cool!

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    kit_kath 1331 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:22 am

    I really wanted one, but we plan on moving about a year after the wedding. If we were staying put I’d get one but it just didn’t seem worth it to have it for only a year.

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    cateyes 348 posts, Helper bee @ 8:33 am

    I did the same thing with fonts, and FI is also an m. Adding needing a good capital G to the mix and…I was basically crazy. I wound up choosing Lavanderia, but I feel like I’ve seen it so many places since then…which definitely couldn’t be bc I’M LOOKING FOR IT NOW, now could it? ha. I also really liked feel script, but I didn’t like the price. :/

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    wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:55 am

    Definitely checking out that Etsy shop. I’d love an address stamp! :)

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    ms_purple 2635 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:20 am

    I got a self-inking stamp and overall ended up being disappointed, it was very inconsistent to use. Sometimes too much ink, sometimes not enough, sometimes not enough in certain area…ended up not using it for anything. I’d love to get a stamp again someday but next time I will research the quality more or go for a rubber stamp with a ink pad. So many people have beautiful ones that seem to work out great! I’m a bit jealous mine was a flop.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 11:28 am

    I bought a super inexpensive stamp (since our correspondence was being sent to my dad’s house), and it was such a time and hand saver! I love the Feel Script and Carolyna, I have both and they are so beautiful.

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    misssemi 156 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:43 am

    We got an address stamp with our first names for all the wedding related stuff, and we got tons of compliments about what a great idea it was vs. writing our names a million times. We kept using it until we moved this past summer, when I got a new one with first + last name and our new (more) permanent address.

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    brightyellowgaloshes, Guest @ 11:52 am

    Do it! Totally get a stamp! I wish I had done it; it’ll save you so much time (you can use it on your bridal shower thank yous, invitations (both on the main envelope and RSVP envelope), wedding gift thank yous, and afterwards. A totally worthwhile investment. And a great one, too!

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    bribaby119 203 posts, Helper bee @ 12:33 pm

    I love my self inking stamp. I got it for around $20 off Etsy. I love it! It saves so much time and effort. Totally genius idea!

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    mrscam24 114 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:09 pm

    I got a stamp too and totally tied the font with my invitation suite. I love the coordination ;) I went with Carolyna Pro Black, so pretty!

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    sparklebee2014 128 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:30 pm

    I JUST bought a return address stamp today for my invitations! Can’t wait to use it :-) I got this one: https://www.etsy.com/listing/162406791/stamp-wood-handle-custom-rubber-stamp?ref=shop_home_active_1

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:47 pm

    Mr. T and I have an address stamp, and he’s OBSESSED with it. I need to get him a new one, though, because we just moved!

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    Mrs. Clover 123 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:16 pm

    @cateyes: With you on the price! He’s MM and I’m MC, so thats all over our invites, I had to make sure it wasn’t ugly!

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    Mrs. Clover 123 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:18 pm

    So, obviously a good idea!

    @jhilliard: @MissSemi: @brightyellowgaloshes: @Bribaby119: I’m all for not having to write/print our address a million times. We do plan on moving within the next year, but I figure we’re going to need our address on so many things before we move its still worth it (and, you know, I just wanted it).

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:46 am

    You’re in the right place for people to think you’re totally normal for being obsessed with fonts/stamps/etc., so no worries!

    I just bought our stamp last month. ;-)

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    msfilly 827 posts, Busy bee @ 2:38 pm

    I desperately want an address stamp, but since Stallion and I are pretty much guaranteed to be moving in the next two years, I’m doing my best to wait until we’re more settled :( But I’m going to go ahead and say you guys need one! Feel Script is gorgeoussssss.

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    MsGinkgo 5993 posts, Bee Keeper @ 11:05 am

    I want one, but I can’t commit – I have a terrible time choosing fonts!!

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    _adelaide_ 729 posts, Busy bee @ 12:12 pm

    I impulse purchased our invitations (the design was so pretty) and am now kicking myself that the font doesn’t match everything else. At Mahogany Script is nice, and free is always great! I’m a total sucker for Carolyna Pro Black, but we ended up going with Coneria Script (http://www.dafont.com/coneria-script.font) for everything.

    Good luck!

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    Mrs. Clover 123 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:40 pm

    @MsGinkgo: Haha! Update: I did commit, and now I’m not sure :/ Go figure. But whatever, its still pretty!

    @_Adelaide_: Shamrock hates swirls (he insists no one will be able to read it. Really? Is that an actual thing? Even on our names?) so I’m trying to find a pretty one with reduced swirliness for him.

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    Susana888 216 posts, Helper bee @ 2:47 pm

    I am also using a custom stamp, but my font will be Burgues. :D

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    Gerber 86 posts, Worker bee @ 12:02 pm

    At Mahogany Script is what we used on ALL of our wedding stuff and I still use that font today if I need something pretty :-)

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    Mrs. Clover 123 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:16 pm

    @Gerber: Awwww! I’m pretty sure thats what we’re going with (I looked at a lot of Ms)–its so pretty!

    @Susana888: Yay for custom stamps!

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