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The 5 Dangers of Designing Wedding Stationery

  The 5 dangers of designing wedding stationery sounds…ominous, right? Maybe you’re a calligrapher or hand-letterer and think it’s time to grow, and designing stationery seems like the next logical step. And if you’re here, that’s most likely the case. Since it’s become quite trendy to take this next step, I thought I’d try to […]

June 11, 2019

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When Success Brings You Pain

This post isn’t a how-to guide to alleviating your problems, like some of my other posts. This post exists because I felt it was important to share this moment in my life. To let you know that you’re not alone – that whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been at it for a while, being a […]

February 15, 2018

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The Golden Rule of Client Interaction

How can you start having better relationships with clients? Let’s start off this week by getting a show of hands: how many of you have run into a problem of some kind with a client in the past? How many of you have dealt with a demanding client? How many of you have had to […]

November 2, 2017

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The Stationery Pricing Taboo, Part IV

  “You’re more of an artist than a stationer,” my husband said to me last week. I blushed a little bit (little ol’ me? an artist?!) and agreed half-heartedly, but I wasn’t sure. Am I an artist? The more I thought about it, the more I realized that I am an artist. And if you’re reading […]

October 26, 2017

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Postage: How it Can Take Your Invitations to the Next Level

Postage. Yikes. How do you choose the postage for your invitations? Does the thought of the post office send your blood pressure skyrocketing? Or do you just walk into said post office and request a roll of stamps? (I sure hope not!) Some of you may be thinking, “Wait, there’s more than one kind of […]

October 19, 2017

Ask The Expert, Sablewood Brides, Stationery, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized, Weddings

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The Stationery Pricing Taboo, Part III

Now that we understand WHY it’s important to create industry standard pricing, how do other professionals price their work? Well, this week I have a special treat for you: you’re going to hear from other calligraphers and stationers who have struggled with pricing and come out the other side! Everyone has amazing advice for you […]

October 12, 2017

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The Stationery Pricing Taboo, Part II

And we’re baaack with Part II of IV! This one is…long (as always!). Here, I’m going to go over a base system for pricing. There are no hard-and-fast rules for pricing and this isn’t a foolproof method in that it doesn’t work for every project, but it should hold you over with the basics until […]

October 5, 2017

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Why You Should Forge Your Own Path

“You don’t look like a wedding planner,” my college guidance counselor told me. In my head, my jaw dropped. What did she just say to me?! In reality, I cocked my head to the side. I clutched my daily planner so hard my fingers turned white and said in my most passive-aggressive voice, “Oh? How so?” […]

April 21, 2017

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