Hello, 2018!

As I reflect on the past year, I can't help but feel immense gratitude for all the amazing projects and collaborations I was able to be a part of.

Here are some of the highlights:

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A Helpful Timeline for Working With a Stationery Designer for Your Wedding

Now that your sweetheart has popped the big question (yay!) it's time to start planning your wedding. You've told all your family and friends, selected the perfect venue and reserved a date, it's time to start thinking about your wedding invitations. Don't know where or how to start? No worries! I'm sharing a helpful timeline for when and how to work with a custom stationery designer for your invitations.

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My Envelope Calligraphy Process

Envelope calligraphy is one my absolute favorite things to offer my clients, and when someone contacts me for envelope calligraphy, my heart does a little happy dance. And I can almost guarantee that your recipients' hearts will do that same little happy dance when they pull a beautiful, hand-calligraphed envelope out of their mailbox (especially if it's stuck between a bunch of bills and junk mail!).

 I often get asked what the process is like for envelope calligraphy, so that is what I am going to share with you today!

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4 Reasons to Hire a Calligrapher for Your Wedding Invitations

Calligraphy is something that has really taken the wedding world by storm in past few years, and is something that is truly treasured when combined with wedding stationery and decor. From each piece of your invitation suite to the envelope addressing, I'm covering my top four reasons for why a calligrapher should be included in your wedding budget.

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Learn Calligraphy: My Favorite Supplies + Where to Buy Them

Interested in learning calligraphy?

Then I have EXCITING NEWS for you! I'll be launching my first Skillshare at the end of this month, which will be all about learning the foundations of calligraphy, my favorite supplies, basic warm-up strokes and the calligraphy alphabet. By the end of the class, you will be able to write a short quote or phrase in calligraphy. 

I am so, so excited to share this class with you, and it will be the first of many more to come! In later classes, we will learn how to connect letters, write long-form calligraphy, envelope calligraphy, digitizing your calligraphy, how to mix custom ink colors, brush calligraphy, and more! Make sure to sign up for my VIP list to be the first to know when my courses go live :)

Check out the list below for my favorite calligraphy supplies!

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How to Choose the Right Stationery Designer for Your Wedding Invitations

Last week, I discussed my top three reasons for hiring a stationery designer for your wedding invitations, as opposed to choosing a template off of a pre-made invitation site, and why it is truly worth the investment for custom wedding invitations. You want your invitations to be unique and one-of-a-kind, just like your wedding will be, so investing in custom stationery is the cherry on top for making your big day extra special. You also want your invitations to reflect you and your fiance' as a couple, not just that they are pretty.

Today, I am sharing my advice for how to choose the right designer for your wedding stationery. Custom stationery for your wedding is an investment, so you want to put that money toward someone that will create invitations you absolutely adore and want to cherish forever. 

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3 Reasons to Hire a Stationery Designer for Your Wedding Invitations

While I do believe in DIY-ing certain things for your wedding, I fully believe that your wedding invitations should not be one of them. Your Save the Dates and invitations are the first glimpse your guests get to see of your wedding before the big day, and you want to impress them! Your wedding stationery should account for 7-10% of your wedding budget, so you want to get it right! For example, if your total wedding budget is $15,000, your budget for wedding stationery would be between $1,000-$1,500. 

You wedding stationery should be considered an investment in the biggest day of your life, and my advice is to leave it to the professionals. Below you'll find a few other reasons to hire a professional stationery designer for your wedding invitations and why it's worth the investment.

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