Pricing and Commissions

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Wedding Season

I'm so lucky that my teaching job slows down just as my calligraphy business heats up for the summer! This year, Spring was a bit hectic, and I am still trying to catch up with billing and a backlog of jobs, as well as planning 10 pieces for a group calligraphy & landscape show (more on that later).

One of the ways I help my brides is to give them resources that will answer questions about invitation design, printing, and etiquette. Although the social "rules" have relaxed when it comes to daily correspondence, wedding invitations are still treated in a formal manner, and should be addressed accordingly. Here are a few of my favorite helpful sites:

David Tutera's Big White Book of Weddings
(David is the creator and host of the wedding makeover show My Fair Wedding. My cousin and his bride are having David plan their destination wedding on a Greek Island this fall. This is a free online book at

The Cranes Wedding Blue Book
(This is the bible of wedding stationery, with an exhaustive section on etiquette for many different situations.)

Martha Stewart: Invitation Advice

More information will be coming soon, as well as some samples of recent envelope jobs!

Enjoy your summer,