ETIQUETTE

Etiquette guidelines were created to help people feel comfortable by knowing the social "rules." I will be happy to help you with wording of your guest list. 

  • COUPLES WHO LIVE TOGETHER: NAMES GO ON SEPARATE LINES WITHOUT AN “AND”.

  • LIST THE PERSON WHO IS YOUR FRIEND FIRST

INNER envelop

Annabelle  OR  Ms. Johnson
 Arthur  OR  Mr. Smith
4372 New Haven Circle, S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30229

OUTER envelop

Ms. Annabelle Johnson
Mr. Arthur Smith
 4372 New Haven Circle, S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30229

  • Divorced female:

    • Mrs. Annabelle Smith
    • Ms. Annabelle Smith
  • Widowed female:

    • Mrs. Arthur Smith
    • Ms. Annabelle Smith
  • Doctor: The doctor title precedes the untitled person.

    • Doctor and Mrs. Arthur Smith
    • Doctor Annabelle Smith
      and Mr. Arthur Smith
    • Doctor Annabelle Smith
      and Doctor Arthur Smith

LIST

Please submit your list using a 14-point font in a Word Document  or another Vertical  format. Excel is difficult for the eye to follow and I make a lot more mistakes, causing additional time and wasted envelopes. The list should be written exactly as you want it to read on the envelope. 

INNER

Mr. and Mrs. Vess
Or
Marilyn and Dan

Outer

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Vess
2994 Greenbrook Way
Atlanta, Georgia 30345

There should be no abbreviations for streets or states. The only acceptable abbreviation on a calligraphed envelope is N.E., S.W.

PAPER

Please keep in mind that the type of paper used for your envelope can make a difference in how the  calligraphy will look. Cranes, Willian Arthur, and 100% cotton papers always look good. Metallic papers have a coating that resists ink. There is only one ink that works well on these papers, but this ink does not allow for fine, hairline strokes that are associated with the Copperplate hand. Please remember that ink often bleeds on thin envelopes.

Calligraphy by Dede Adams Calligraphy; Ritz Carlton Lake Oconee Wedding, Photo by Vue Photography

Calligraphy by Dede Adams Calligraphy; Ritz Carlton Lake Oconee Wedding, Photo by Vue Photography

EXTRAS

Please remember to order 20% extra envelopes to account for extra guests and mistakes.