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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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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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Stationery Photography: Take Control of the Photos of Your Work

  A few months back, I participated in an amazing styled shoot. I was on location for this one (sometimes I’m not able to be due to the location of the shoot) and I got to hang out with vendors I’d never worked with before. The photographer was the sweetest; she was so open to direction, […]

September 22, 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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Wedding Stationery Terminology 101

  It’s stationery time! Okay, I may have said that like a Power Ranger. Please don’t judge me. If you’re anything like I was, you’ve already researched so many vendors that you feel like your head might explode. I’m here to make the wedding stationery process as easy as possible, and I think that starts with a little help learning […]

April 13, 2017

Ask The Expert, Design, Illustration, Stationery, Uncategorized, Wax Seals, Weddings

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Just how important are my wedding invitations?

(personal photo time!) marrying the love of my life   Ah, weddings. We all love a good wedding, don’t we? Ask anyone what their favorite part of a wedding is, and you’ll most likely get one of three answers: the flowers, the music, or the location (I’m not going to count an open bar here, […]

April 9, 2017

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