This Week in My Studio: White and Silver Envelopes for a Fall Wedding


Well, it's wedding season again! The most popular time of year for weddings just happens to be Summer and Fall. And why not? The weather is warm, the full blooms of summer and the fall foliage each make for romantic settings regardless of the wedding theme. And not to mention, love is in the air. {smile} Ah yes, for most, Summer and Fall are the official wedding seasons of the year. But for those working in the wedding industry, we have a little secret: Every season is wedding season... and that's just fine with me. {wink} The brides I work with have chosen wedding dates all throughout the year. But don't get me wrong, most of the brides I work with do get married in Summer or Fall. And since my services are typically booked about 2-3 months before the big day, that means my busiest seasons are Spring and Summer. The majority of items I hand letter this summer will be for wedding celebrations this Fall.

Studio Space 7.7.2015 Envelopes with font

This week I'm working on hand lettering the addresses onto these lovely white textured envelopes. The happy couple? Two New York lovebirds with a destination wedding in none other than Raleigh, NC. But now you're probably wondering why there are also silver envelopes in the picture. Well, the bride and groom chose a silver shimmer inner envelope for an elegant pop of contrast. Inner and outer envelopes do not need to match each other as long as they match your invitations. And complement is exactly what these envelopes do for the white, silver and teal invitations.

This order came in as a bit of a rush so in addition to working a little overtime (aka outside of nap time), this order is getting picked up in two sections to help the local bridal team assemble and mail the bulk of the invitations while I finish up. This is a great tip to remember if you ever find yourself under the wire when booking your calligrapher. Just ask her for two pick ups dates to help you get the invites to your guests faster. And divide your list while your at it. Place your out-of-state guests at the top because it will take longer for them to get their invites in the mail.

The first section is going out today at 4pm and is all ready to go! Now on to the remaining envelopes. {smile}

What about you? When do you think is the BEST time of year to tie the knot?