The first thing I see people do with an envelope addressed in calligraphy is run their fingers over the lines if it’s accessible. Your invitations are the first impression your friends and family get of your event. Start the party with a crisp envelope addressed by hand in calligraphy. Choose a script style and an ink color to coordinate with your stationery. Allow me to address your envelopes so you can concentrate your efforts on other details.
Below is a guide to the whole experience.
- Consultation We discuss, by phone or in person, the details of your envelopes: how many you need, whether it’s solely outer envelopes or a set of inner and outer envelopes for each addressee, what size postage each envelope will have, what script style you’re interested in, how you want the addresses to appear, etiquette for addresses, whether the rsvp address is required on the back flap, whether or not the envelopes have an inner liner, and what color ink you’d like me to write in.
- Secure Your Spot I’ll invoice you for 50% of the total cost of the arrangement. Once that’s taken care of, you can provide me with the envelopes — including 20% more than the total for testing ink, for extras, and for corrections — and all names and addresses as you’d like them written in an Exel spreadsheet.
- Calligraphy I set to work mixing any custom ink and reviewing the spreadsheet for any questions I have or discrepancies. Then I get to sit down and pen them. Allow 1 week per 100 envelopes, and know that I’ll take good care of them while I have them.
- Complete Payment As I near the end of your guest list, I’ll invoice you for the remaining balance. By the time that’s paid in full, I’ll be finished with your order and be able to promptly return it to you.
Now all that’s left is for us to start a conversation.