Pretty neatly and orderly! First, we discuss your event and the type of product you'd like me to create. In most cases, you send me your blank materials (I can make recommendations if you'd like) and I send you back your finished product. You'll have the coolest, most lovely and personal touch to your event that will be a keepsake for a lifetime.
| Timing |
I work pretty quickly once you have decided on your materials and your content. I offer a turnaround of 1-2 weeks once I have received your material, depending on the project. If your event is in the months of April-August, you might want to reach out ahead of time to assure your spot. Giving as much notice as possible is always the sure way to get everything you want, when you want it!
| Materials |
A calligrapher can usually write on just about anything. I've written on everything from wood to sea glass to champagne bottles to mirrors to pumpkins to hangers to rocks. Certain materials, paper, and card stock lend itself to different kinds of ink and writing utensils. I often advise my clients to think about their ideal finished product in terms of color and style, and I can advise the proper materials to make that happen! If I am doing your invitations, envelopes, escort cards, or anything else in large quantity, make sure you order at least 15% of the total quantity in extras material to account for error, last minute additions, and changes.
| Your Addresses |
When submitting your addresses to a calligrapher, the ideal format is a document with the addresses in their respective stacked 3-5 line layout. This makes for faster and more accurate reading, and lets me skip the sometimes arduous and potentially dangerous process of cutting and pasting to fit on one page! (Though I do love the smell of Scotch Tape.) All international addresses should be written in the exact format for mailing, line by line. Though I am very familiar with international address formats (I lived in London for 6 months! Ugh...man...now I miss it again) many countries have different variations depending on the specific address. Your international guests know best, so I rely on you! If using a shared Google Doc, Numbers, or Excel spreadsheet it is best to eliminate all extraneous information such as guest count per family, phone number, and certain first names, and only sending the calligrapher the relevant. Once we begin, I will send you all of this information, with even more detail, for you to have. Please inquire if you have any questions about etiquette as well!