(Closed) Hiring a Calligrapher to Stuff Your Invitations – Has anyone done this?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I’m too much of a control freak to let someone else do that for me! I definitely would be freaking out if I wasn’t the one stuffing and mailing my invites!

Post # 4
1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I have to be honest, even if you are paying them and randomly took out 15% to check for errors or something, they just won’t be as careful as you would be, because it’s not their wedding–I know I would be reallllllyyyy picky about errors like if it was a pocketfold and the cards fell out/were placed in backwards/some info wasn’t in there, but someone else might not. But then again, if you’re busy–it might be best for you to save your sanity!

Good luck!

Post # 5
18645 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I wouldn’t be able to trust them to put everything together and put the right addresses on them.  I know this is different but my dad used to do mailings to all the east coast DB2 people (some kind of database software).  He used to take them to Kinkos until he found out that they were throwing out half of the mailers so half the people weren’t getting anything!  I know a person would hopefully be different but it’s still pretty nervewracking to me!

Post # 6
1045 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

Stuffing envelopes is very simple busywork– if you trust your calligrapher enough to handwrite your addresses, why wouldn’t you trust her to simply stuff and stamp, etc.?  If you can afford it, I say why not let her do it, to save yourself the trouble?  Otherwise, it’s a very simple job to do in front of the tv one night (except for the hand cancelling, of course).

Post # 8
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I say go for it – just audit a sample for errors – I would audit about 10 – 15% of the envelopes. If errors come up in your audit, I would send them back for her to check and re-do. Repeat if necessary. 

Post # 9
1490 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I dont’ see why not, as long as you have reason to believe the calligrapher will stuff them properly. Calligraphers tend to be a very accurate bunch, as an occupational hazard. 🙂

Post # 10
5154 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@cheerful I agree!

If you want a calligrapher and can afford it, I say go for it and let yourself relax a bit!!


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