In the search to help you personalize your wedding, we at AisleDash often turn to Etsy, the on-line home of All Things Unique and Crafty. Recently, The Storque, Etsy's crafty things blog, featured a post by calligrapher Katy of KisforCalligraphy.etsy.com. Katy offers a variety of useful insider tips about calligraphy specifically and addressing your invitations generally. My favorite tidbit is this: "One common etiquette mistake I see all the time is the separation of the man's first name from his surname when informally addressing a couple. For example, the correct address should read 'Jane and John Etsy' not 'John and Jane Etsy'!"
I did not know that.
Katy is a firm believer in hand-addressing wedding invitations, in order, she argues, to separate them from the masses of junk mail that your guests are getting every day. We at AisleDash couldn't agree more.
Read Katy's entire piece for more hits and tips and suggestions about how to make your wedding invitations a beautiful part of your special day.