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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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How to Turn On (Or Off) Vacation Brain

  We’re all been there: you’ve been busting your butt the entire wedding season and you’re so exhausted that you’ve started having nightmares about forgetting your DSLR at home, writing guest names wrong on the escort cards, or forgetting to move cocktail hour from the bar to outside. You need a vacation, my dear, and you […]

May 3, 2018

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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 Business Hierarchy of Needs

    How do you know what your business needs to survive? I’ve been mulling over that question myself since I officially started Sablewood three years ago, and after much trial and error, I think I’ve found the answer. This isn’t a guide to marketing yourself (that will come later), but this IS the first […]

January 25, 2018

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The Comparison Conundrum

  Let me make something super clear right off the bat: comparing yourself to others is something that everyone struggles with. Every. One. (My husband hates when I speak in absolutes, but I think it’s safe to do so for the above statement.) And just so you understand the importance of this, I’m going to bold […]

January 18, 2018

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The Calligrapher’s Christmas Wish List

  Who else is excited about the holidays?! I was just saying to a friend that this holiday season seems much more cheerful than last year. And maybe it’s because I’m living in a place that actually has seasons (I still love you, Florida!), but it feels more like the holidays this year, too. People […]

November 30, 2017

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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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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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