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Zip code on wedding invitations?

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Lanie

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Have you guys seen the zip code on a separate line on wedding invitations? I have seen it both ways, and I''m wondering why...my friend who is usually up on this stuff says it''s more traditional.

Here''s a picture of what I''m talking about.

Does anyone know what etiquette dictates? I looked around online and lots of pictures of calligraphers have it on a separate line, so I''m wondering if that''s the "correct" way to do it.

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Haven

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That''s an interesting question. I wonder if Cara is around, she always seems to know.
I''ll check the etiquette mavens tonight when I''m home if you haven''t received an answer by then.

I do know that our invites had the zip codes on a separate line at the bottom, but I''m guessing it was more a stylistic choice than anything because they were hand calligraphied.
 

musey

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I don''t know what''s ''proper,'' but that''s what I''ve always done in everyday envelope-addressing life!
 

Hudson_Hawk

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Editorially it doesn''t matter. I personally think it looks cleaner, but I wouldn''t space the numbers out like you''ve shown I''d just write/type them out normally. I imagine in they eyes of a calligrapher, they want the extra room and so they do it on another line to be neat, clean, and most importantly consistent across all of the invitations.
 

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Date: 3/2/2009 3:48:01 PM
Author: Hudson_Hawk
Editorially it doesn''t matter. I personally think it looks cleaner, but I wouldn''t space the numbers out like you''ve shown I''d just write/type them out normally. I imagine in they eyes of a calligrapher, they want the extra room and so they do it on another line to be neat, clean, and most importantly consistent across all of the invitations.
I think this is a good point. Putting the zip code on a line all by itself makes it seem less cluttered.
 

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Date: 3/2/2009 3:54:10 PM
Author: Clairitek
Date: 3/2/2009 3:48:01 PM

Author: Hudson_Hawk

Editorially it doesn''t matter. I personally think it looks cleaner, but I wouldn''t space the numbers out like you''ve shown I''d just write/type them out normally. I imagine in they eyes of a calligrapher, they want the extra room and so they do it on another line to be neat, clean, and most importantly consistent across all of the invitations.
I think this is a good point. Putting the zip code on a line all by itself makes it seem less cluttered.
That''s why I do it!
 

katamari

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I also think it makes it more likely that they will get where they are going. The P.O. uses a machine to sort mail by zip codes, so having it in a separate line is probably more easily read and efficient.
 

lliang_chi

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It can go either way. I think most calligraphers put it on a separate line for strictly style reasons. I address my mail with the zip on the same line as the City, State and everything makes it there just fine. I''m remembering from my school days, I think it doesn''t matter which line the zip is on, just so long as its there.

Although, to be honest I have received mail with the wrong or no zip code at all. It just takes forever. I wouldn''t suggest that with your invites.
 
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