Pretty, neatly and orderly! 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 the finished product. You'll have the coolest, most lovely, 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. Allow extra time in the months of April-July. 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, so 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 let's me skip the sometimes arduous 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. Why did I have to bring this up?) many countries have different variations depending on the specific address. The safest way to make sure it is correct is to reach out to the guests themselves!) 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, only sending to the calligrapher the content that will be written on the envelopes. Please inquire if you have any questions about etiquette, or formatting!