THE CALLIGRAPHY PROCESS
Step 1: Contact me with any questions you may have.
Step 2: Once we begin working together I will send you an Order Form that explains the details of my service. You will then need to send it back to me with a deposit. A deposit is needed so I can allocate time on my calendar for your order. A rush fee could incur if time is not reserved.
Step 3: Order your envelopes. Please order 20% extra for mistakes, changes or additions. You could see if your stationer could send your envelopes directly to me to save time and money.
Step 4: Create your guest list. I need a list that is typed and centered in Word or Pages, no Excel sheets. More explicit directions will be given for this step.
Step 5: I work on your order as you relax with the extra time you’ve gained from me lending you a hand. :)
Step 6: I send your order back to you approximately 7-10 days after I receive your order. This depends on quantity and my workload at the time we begin working together.
Step 7: You stuff your beautiful invitations into your envelopes, stamp, mail and await your responses!
11-12 Months Before
Order Save the Dates. If you’ll be using a calligrapher for these book as soon as possible.
Mail Save the Dates. 10 - 11 months ahead if it’s a destination wedding.
Order invitations. Hire calligrapher ~ preferably Lynda at Write Away For You Calligraphy. :)
Order Day Of pieces ~ menus, table numbers, table cards, place cards, programs, signage, thank you cards.
Send your envelopes to calligrapher.
Order stamps. Have your invitation weighed before ordering. The weight and size matter. Consider having stamps made to match your theme.
6 - 8 Weeks
Mail your wedding and rehearsal dinner invitations! 8 weeks before if Save the Dates weren’t sent. 12 weeks before if it’s a destination wedding or around the holidays.