I had an insightful discussion with Anne Riley of Ink and Annie Calligraphy located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland just the other day, and thought I would share some key point in a blog that will hopefully be helpful to brides to be. Anne studied calligraphy with chief calligrapher for the White House, Pat Blair. She has been practicing calligraphy for 7 years and is constantly learning new techniques, taking classes and enhancing her skills to stay up to date with. She services her local area of Ocean City, Rehoboth Beach, Fenwick, Salisbury, Easton, Cambridge as well as worldwide. To learn more about Anne’s services click here https://www.facebook.com/InkandAnnieCalligraphy/?epa=SEARCH_BOX .
The conversation started with wedding invitation envelopes of all things. She said that it is proper etiquette for addresses to be hand written or done by a professional calligrapher, but never typed. She went on to say that the writing should lend the guest to think there is something of great importance inside. The higher the quality of calligraphy, the more guests may feel the desire to respond with a more thoughtful gift. This extra effort could set the stage for the person receiving the invitation to feel special and important because you selected them to attend your wedding. Wedding invitations should go out no later than 6 months prior to your wedding.
For even more information on this topic Maryland eastern shore wedding coordinator Angie Smythe of Eventfully Yours recently blogged on this same topic. Check it out here https://eventfullyyoursmd.com/etiquette-guidelines-wedding-invitations-2/