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Names and Addresses
How to Address Your Envelopes
Step 1. Choose Your Weapon
Metallic Pens - Gold and silver pens are nice for the inside but can be difficult to read on envelopes. Metallic pens generally come in either the gel ink or roller ball variety. These tend to be a bit messy. We have tested many metallic pens and we think the only good ones are Staedtler Triplus Gel Liner.
Step 2. Practice Makes Perfect
Step 3. Dot Your i's & Cross Your t's
When writing an envelope, there are a couple of rules to note. Names - Always use titles, such as Mr. Mrs, Miss, Ms., Dr. and so on, even if you have chosen not to be so formal on the invite. Don’t write out full first names, use their initial only. E.G. Mr. & Mrs. D. Smith.
Step 4. Let The Ink Dry!
Step 5. Stuff It
Step 6. Sealed With Love
If you find that you need more invites because you made a mistake or because your guest list has grown, don't worry you can order more. The minimum order for a reprint is 10 and we usually can do them pretty quick too. Log into your account, find your original order and click 'Re-order' adjust the quantitiy to 10 or whatever amount you need.
Calligraphy can really add that special touch to your invitations and envelopes. If you are based in Dublin we highly recommend Campbell Calligraphy, contact Ethel Campbell on 086 814 8315
Tips When Considering Calligraphy
Create a list of all the guest names to send to the calligrapher in an excel sheet. Put the names to go on the invite in the first column (Jack & Jill) and in the next column, type the name & address for the envelope (Mr. & Mrs. J. Hill, 100 Main Street, Athy, County Kildare.)
Send the calligrapher a full and complete list which has been spell checked.
Don't send the calligrapher the names in drips and drabs.
Order extra invitations from your stationery supplier.
Calligraphy is an art form like painting, mistakes are natural and you need to get a least 10 extra invites to allow for errors.
Make sure that the line printed on your invites, allows enough space above and below for the calligrapher to write in the name. Leave about 1cm below and 2cm above the line.
Order in plenty of time, the calligrapher may be booked up so give them plenty of warning beforehand.
DO NOT ALLOW your calligrapher to use a hairdryer or heater to dry ink on your stationery. Heat will cause glue to melt. If your stationery has glued elements, the glue will soften and the stationery will fall apart. Make sure the calligrapher allows the ink to dry naturally.
Printed Guest Names
Printed Names & Address
There is a charge due to the time involved in typesetting each invite/envelope separately, printing each invite/envelope separately and checking all finished invite/envelopes off your list. On average it can almost double the time it takes to make a normal order.
The names and/or address must be supplied in the exact format we require as outlined in the link below.
All of the names and/or addresses must be supplied in one go at the same time that you approve your proofs.
We can't facilitate customers who send us a trickle of names after the original list is submitted. The job will be printed once and regret we can't revisit it, if you need more invites, we can print them blank.
This service is available for day and evening invitations and envelopes only. (not available for Save the Date Cards, Thank You Cards etc.)
We will not create a proof for each and every invitation and envelope. You proof will show a fake name in place of your guest names just to show you the position and font style.
You will not receive any proof of the printed envelope, the address will be typeset in the center, left aligned and in the same font as the body text of your invite.