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janinegirly

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so now i''m learning all about invitations and how expensive they can get.

how does it work with addressing invites? i''ve heard some people hire a calligrapher which runs $4 an invite?! Or they use the computerized version which is more like $2 per invite.

What are the alternatives? Are these prices standard?
thanks..
 

cara

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I see no need to hire someone to computer-print your invites, if you have a decent printer and some office software.

The Emily-Post etiquette position is that wedding invites are personal and should be addressed by hand, using your neatest handwriting if not calligraphy.

That said, I did my STD addresses by computer and may end up doing the wedding addresses as well. Once I figured out how to feed the envelopes through the printer without it eating them, and beat Word into submission on the layout, the printer did the work. I had all the addresses in an Excel file, and then followed Words instructions on a mail merge. The mail merge was straightforward while the page layout took a bit of trial and error. Used an inkjet on its highest quality and it looked fine.
 

basil

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You can just write by hand. Or you could buy a calligraphy pen and book and try doing your own. I think that''s probably what I''ll do. It won''t be as nice or fancy as a professional, obviously, but I just can''t see paying that much!
 

janinegirly

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yea..i''m not paying couple hundred just so someone can write addresses for me!

a lovely friend of mine is apparently skilled in calligraphy and she offered to do it for me. so nice of her.
 

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If you''d like to entertain the idea of printing with your own printer and if you''re looking for a nice font beyond what your regualar Word program affords you, go to dafont.com and have a ball picking some out!!! Robbie suggested it to me and I found my favorites within moments. The fonts are free. I reccomend taking a peek at "AdineKirnberg-Script". Funny name but I''m in love with it and wish I could write my dissertation in it just so I can see it in huge quantity
 
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