It’s not a secret that getting married is expensive. The average American wedding costs around $33,000.  

Of course, before anyone shows up to your wedding, you must send out invitations. Whether you go with professional invitations or make your own, there is one time saving trick you should consider: Using wedding invitation labels instead of hand-writing the addresses.

Why is this so important? Take a look below and we’ll explain.

Wedding Invitation Labels Aren’t Time-Consuming

Since weddings became a big deal in the early 20th century, tradition has ruled the school. Except, these “traditions” haven’t even been around that long in the first place! 

Consider this: Until the 19th century, men and women didn’t marry for love. They married for property or for political reasons. In other words, getting married was all about doing business. 

Over time, more “traditions” got added to the wedding to-do list. One of them was sending out formal invitations. But there were rules. 

One of these rules was that the addresses must be hand-written. That’s great and personal and all — but do you know how long it takes to address 100 envelopes by hand? Now consider some guests lists are 300 deep!

Here’s a time-saving tip: Buy clear labels and print them off your computer. You’ll save yourself hours — and a few hand cramps.

You can spend all that time you’ll save on planning the perfect honeymoon. Doesn’t that sound like a much better idea?

It’s Okay to Make Mistakes

If you spell a guest’s name wrong, you don’t have to throw away the envelope and start from scratch. Or, mail it anyway, with the hopes they don’t catch your faux pas.

With address labels, you’re only a few keystrokes away from correcting it. It won’t cost you money or time, either. 

It Saves Money

We mentioned earlier the cost of the average American wedding. Do you have an extra $100 budgeted in for extra envelopes?

Any wedding invitation service will suggest you buy extra envelopes. Why? Because of those mistakes we talked about. 

It’s not only your guests’ names and addresses that you’ll write incorrectly, either. Writing your own name and address over and over leads to spelling errors, too.

They’ll Look Better

Can you say that your handwriting always looks the same? Of course not! Especially after writing the same thing over and over. 

If you decide to address your wedding invitations by hand, you have to keep everything in a straight line. You also have to make sure that you’re not getting sloppy. Which happens when you’re addressing hundreds of envelopes.

Using labels ensures that all your invitations look the same and are all done in a uniformed fashion.

Are You Convinced?

Forget what Miss Manners and everyone else tells you about “tradition.” The only tradition you need to worry about is saving yourself — and your betrothed — money, time, and hand aches! 

So, go ahead and consider using wedding invitation labels instead of writing them by hand. You’ll be glad you did.

For more helpful tips, like when to book your honeymoon flights, continue reading our blog!

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