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. 

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.