(Closed) calligraphy snafu

posted 10 years ago in Philadelphia
Post # 3
1061 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

ooooo, that’s a toughie. What’s more important to you — lined envelopes or the color ink? To me, unless it matches your invites, blue ink just seems so weird to me! That’s a huge blunder. Lined envelopes are nice, but for the 31 guests who won’t receive them, I don’t think they’ll miss it.

I know how you feel though! My calligrapher goofed on about 5 escort cards, and there’s just no time to redo it. =( What is it with calligraphers!?

Post # 4
312 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I know you were just venting, but if I were you I’d have her redo them. If there isn’t time to send them back to her, perhaps (if have extra envelopes) you could find a friend, family member, or coworker with nice handwriting to redo those 31 inner and outer envelopes to match. The 31 people who receive those invitations won’t even know the difference!

I know it’s SO sad since you put so much work into it, but just think about it this way… most people just throw the invitation away after they mark the date on the calendar anyway.

Post # 5
16 posts
  • Wedding: October 2008

That really stinks! I’d be so upset too – mostly because you put so much time/effort/money into them and that is a pretty big mistake on teh calligraphers part.

 However, even with that said, if you don’t have time to get them redone, I would send them out.  Trust me when I tell you that next to no one will notice. Honestly. I think that only mothers and brides even notice hand calligraphy – most people will think "oh this is pretty" but not even realize that you had every envelope hand calligraphied by a professional. Sad…I know!

 I don’t say this to take away from the effort and beauty of calligraphy. I just don’t want you stressing about it. I’d take pictures and send them to your calligrapher and ask for some money back. Then I’d send them out to your guests.

Of course if you have time to get her to redo them, go for it. But if you send them out, try to relax and realize that your guests will just notice the beauty and effort – not the shade of the ink 🙂

Post # 7
2324 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I would just send them. I would let her know that she made the mistake though. She needs to know what she did. I bet nobody will notice that they’re a different color…because nobody is getting two. KWIM? What shade blue BTW?

Post # 9
2324 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

OK, that is a little strange. Have you talked to the lady who did them? What did she say? She should offer to refund some of your money I think. I forgot about inner and outer envelopes. Very weird. Are you sure they’re your envelopes?

Post # 11
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018 - The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA

Are there enough extras that you can at least have her re-do the "important" people that may have gotten blue ink instead of black?  Not that all your guests aren’t important….. but maybe you’ll feel better if at least a few key ones were fixed 🙂

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