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 5-7 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!


Stationery Timeline

11-12 Months Before 

Order Save the Dates.  If you’ll be using a calligrapher for these book as soon as possible.

7-8 Months

Mail Save the Dates.  10 - 11 months ahead if it’s a destination wedding.

4-6 Months

Order invitations.  Hire calligrapher ~ preferably Lynda at Write Away For You Calligraphy. :)

3 Months

Order Day Of pieces ~ menus, table numbers, table cards, place cards, programs, signage, thank you cards.  

10-12 Weeks

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.