It’s about time in our wedding planning to start formally inviting people to the Pony wedding. I have been thinking about our invitations for a while, but now it is time to take action on the Pony invitations, which I have not been doing. So, we’ll just keep in the theoretical for today so I don’t start freaking out about our invitation (or lack thereof) situation.
Our invitations will be housed in these pretty green envelopes that I purchased way back when we made our save the dates:
Envelopes by Paper-papers
Currently, I am contemplating how to addresses our envelopes in an impressive yet efficient manner since time is not really on our side.
Calligraphy is out of the question due to both time and money constraints. And my penmanship lacks the necessary beauty to grace our envelopes:
So, I tried to feed the envelopes through the four printers we have at our home and every single one ended in disaster. Because I like my sanity, trying to print the envelopes myself is now also out the question.
Which leaves us with labels. I have nothing against labels per se, but the etiquette monster is gnawing away at me, reminding me that labels are not considered ‘proper’ for a formal wedding invitation. Whatever that means.
But I’m thinking the etiquette monster hasn’t been checking out all of the lovely options available these days in the world of labels:
I talked about these invitations before, but I remembered that one of the reasons I loved them was the unique address label used.
Or how about a these amazing labels from Miss Panther’s save the dates that I’m still drooling over:
And these round labels Mrs. Seashell ingeniously used in pinch when some of her save the dates were lost in the mail:
And, of course, the ubiquitous wrap around label:
Although the wrap around labels seem the most practical since they include both the return and mailing addresses on the label, I find myself drawn to the clean, simple lines of the labels used by my fellow bees. Ideally, I would like to use an oval label, as it is my new favorite shape, but I’m not sure whether they will be considered formal enough for wedding invitations.
So, are the labels as bad as etiquette makes them seem? Or should I suck it up and try to make my handwriting work for the invites? Did you use labels for your invites?