Wedding calligraphy is in a class of its own. Envelope addressing is an incredibly fun project for me because there are so many names and to see them all done in calligraphy when you are finished is a beautiful thing. This wedding calligraphy project was for a bride and groom in Sarasota, Florida, they were throwing their reception at the Ringling Brothers Mansion. The wedding suite I designed for them was dripping with the Great Gatsby theme. The bride pulled out gold, white, blush, and a spot of a rose red color palette that was to die for. The invitation suite envelopes were the first introduction to the couple’s guests. We wanted the guests to take the envelopes out of the mailbox, see the black and gold calligraphy, and have an expectation of elegance inside. As you scroll through the photos, you will see the different images and the level or ornamentation that’s possible.
When prepping for your wedding calligraphy, there are a few things that will help you be as successful as possible. The first, most important thing is to be as organized as possible. When organizing a list of guests for your calligrapher, try using an Excel doc to layout and separate all the information. A quick tip would be to separate first names from last names in different columns it helps to reduce confusion when people have two or three first names (like myself :D). Another thing would be to check your spelling and double check apartment and suite numbers. It’s a bad impression if a guest’s name is spelled wrong or someone doesn’t receive their invitation because it got lost in the mail. That would just make for some awkward situations! When contacting your calligrapher, and you have a specific calligraphy style in mind, make sure to share some photos so they can quickly tell you if they will be able to complete that style. Finally, when it comes to budgeting for your wedding calligraphy envelopes, you will want to plan to pay a few times more than typical printing based on materials and the time it will take to complete the project. Hopefully, these few tips will help you when you are starting to think about your wedding calligraphy and will aide in the success of your project. If you’re interested in getting a quote for your calligraphy, please fill out this form and I will get back to you within 24 to 48 hours.