Calligraphy is usually the very first thing a guest sees regarding the upcoming event. It sets the tone, letting the invitee know that there is a special invitation inside the envelope. A hand lettered address conveys the message that the guests are treasured and worth the extra effort and attention.
A professional calligrapher since 1990, I am committed to making each event special through excellent customer service and beautiful lettering.
I look forward to working with you.
First, let me know your event date and approximate number of invitations to be sent about 3-4 months in advance. This will allow me to reserve time for your occasion on my calendar.
Next, order your invitations (always order extras!)
Ten weeks before the event, give me your envelopes, one invitation (to see the “font”) and your typed and numbered list. (This can be e-mailed) Your envelopes will be ready within two weeks, and you’ll be ready to send them to your guests eight weeks before the affair.
Weigh a complete invitation at the Post Office for correct postage, and purchase pretty stamps!
*Did you know...
If you are using first names, the woman comes first.
If you are using titles, the person with the title is listed first.
If only one of the two lives at that address, that person is listed first.
If one person is invited to the event and the other is their guest or escort, the person you know is listed first.
If you are addressing two men or two women, the names can be listed in alphabetical order.
Men bring a guest, women are escorted.
*Hints for mailing...
Number the backs of your response cards to correspond with your master list. This way, if someone forgets to write their name on the card, you’ll know who it’s from.
Seal your envelopes with a glue stick. If you can, use the kind that goes on purple and dries clear. This allows you to see exactly where you’ve placed the glue. This method is easier and neater than using a damp sponge.
When ready to mail the invitations, bring them to the Post Office and ask to have them HAND STAMPED (also called hand-cancelled). This way, you’ll avoid those ugly cancellation lines from postal machinery.