Q: Is it ok to print our envelopes on a computer?

A: Nothing can replace the formality and personal touch of a hand-addressed envelope; it's the only way to go for a formal wedding. However, if your handwriting is terrible and a calligrapher is out of your budget, there are some computer programs and web sites, like fivestarsoftware.com, that offer beautiful options for your envelopes. Before you print, choose the same font—or a close approximation—that is used on your invitations, and make sure your printer is up to the task (no skipping or fuzzy prints). No matter what you do, avoid adhesive labels at all costs.

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