Friday, January 9, 2009

Poll: Addressing the Envelopes

One of my favorite bloggers, Sarah from classic bride, has launched her own calligraphy shop! Head on over to SD Calligraphy to check out samples of her gorgeous work!

Speaking of calligraphy, I have to admit that I have toyed with opening up shop as well. I have always loved picking up a fresh pen and watching the ink flow onto the paper. Addressing the envelopes for our save the dates, invitations and thank you cards was something that I looked forward to and loved doing. I attempted to learn true calligraphy {as featured by SD Calligraphy and Laura Hooper}, but I just couldn't do it. It didn't look right and it just wasn't "me." Instead, I addressed our envelopes with my own {pretty} handwriting. And the envelope recipients loved the results.

So, dear readers. I created a little poll, just to get a feel for your opinions. How will you address your envelopes? Will you spend a little money and adorn your envelopes with the pretty calligraphy of SD Calligraphy and Laura Hooper? Would you turn your envelopes over to someone like me to address them, for a low price, with simply pretty handwriting? Or are you sending them through the printer/addressing them yourself? Please vote on the poll to the left or simply leave a comment!
p.s. for those interested, please contact me for addresssing services. i'm thinking $20 to address your envelopes + shipping + cost of envelopes {or you may purchase the envelopes yourself and send them to me}. my e-mail/contact info is on the right side of this blog!

16 comments:

Stephanie @ Gossip. Style. Wed. said...

Um yeah, hi. I'd like to book you for my unprobably future wedding and a date TBD to a boy TBD.

Please plan accordingly. And also, I think you're lowballing.

Love.

Nicole said...

we had a family friend with nice handwriting do ours, which was her wedding gift to us. you can see a little glimpse in this post on my wedding blog:
http://www.promtoaltar.net/2008/12/invitations.html

your deal sounds like a real bargain! i bet you'd get a lot of takers. you might want to consider pricing based on volume...

lovely handwriting.

Ashley said...

omgosh... THAT'S your handwritting? you lucky girl!

Prep-E Girl said...

First, I would charge more than $20 if I were you!

Second, I made my address labels (no, not cheesy like clear sticky ones) from the Martha Stewart Weddings wraparound labels template.

http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/good-thing/ready-and-labeled

They came out really nice (I made mine in a Tiffany blue to match the wedding colors). Took a while but, I was really happy with them! And, everyone thought they were really unique (I had to redo the template - but, if anyone wants it, email me!).

-E

LauraAnn said...

You're hired!!!! Seriously, my hand cramps up so bad after writing for 5 minutes and that was one thing I dreaded the most.

LauraAnn said...

PS- there is an award on my blog for you.

Adrienne said...

Well after seeing that I want YOU to address our invitations! Seriously, that is awesome!

jessica lynn said...

thanks so much for your sweet comments. the handwriting shown is my own, and similar to how we addressed our own invitations. i have two other "styles" as well that i would love to show you all. i'll work on a post this weekend of the 3 different syles and more details regarding my services. and i'm serious about the $20 fee {for my first couple of clients while i build my portfolio...then i might have to up the ante!}

KP said...

These look amazing!!!
I would def charge more than $$$$20!!! Great price!
Go ahead and pencil me in for my HOPEFULLY soon to be wedding! That is if the boyfriend will ever put a ring on my bare little finger...

N. said...

Sooo jealous!! I wish I could write cool like that... and you can do other styles?!?! Wow.
I feel in love with Betsy Dunlap long before my wedding, and had to have her. Luckily I booked her several, several months before we even had invitations, and locked in an awesome price.
If I was looking now... I don't think I could spend what is being quoted by all these calligraphers... I would hire you!
I definitely see a side business being born...

nicole green said...

i was just telling dan tonight how neat your handwriting was from your thank you note! this would be a perfect business for you!! :)

Lynsey and Brian said...

Amazing handwriting! I sent you an email!

Daphney said...

Wow, if I was in OH I would definitly hire you!! I'm a Stephanie Burke bride too. ;)

Cairn said...

I am seriously interested, will you do my std's too? I'd be willing to pay for both STD and invites! My wedding is 9.18.09. Our email is nickandcairn at yahoo. This has been the best wedding planning day ever!

*Michelle said...

ok. we were going to print our addresses (on the envelopes directly, not labels)... that being said, I am loving your handwriting and want to hear more about your offer!!

*Kate* said...

I would be really interested in having you address our envelopes if you don't get too swamped right away with business :)