(Closed) Issues with USPS and Calligraphy?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1091 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

I did faux-ligraphy and so far so good.  Everyone I’ve spoken to has received their invite! My mother was worried because I placed the zip code on the bottom:

ex. Ms. Bee D’orsay

123 Weddingbee Way

Baltimore, Maryland



but they’ve still made it there!I also hand cancelled them and they arrived without USPS marks and labels all over them.

Post # 4
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

I’m hoping not!  We’re sending out invites out shortly, and our calligrapher (Fran from Little Flower on Etsy) was great — she sent me samples of her work, and used calligraphy on the envelopes each time.  The packages found me no problem, so I’m not really stressing about there being issues with our invites. 

Post # 5
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

The only problem I have heard about has to do when you space the numbers in the zip code really far out (like so that they stretch across the whole width of the envelope).

It is not wrong to put the zip code on its own line—it’s fine to put it there or after the state. 

Post # 6
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I calligraphized my invitations… I have to admit, I’m not the best calligrapher, and yet each and every envelope was delivered quickly and in fine fashion.  I used metallic ink, so that was another concern, but again, no problems!  My zipcode was slightly stretched out on it’s own line.

Post # 8
1 posts

I am a professional calligrapher and have many different fonts, including spaced out zip codes. My clients have never had a problem with their invitations being returned in the mail! Good Luck!

Robyn Love


Post # 9
497 posts
Helper bee

i actually asked the postal workers at the Boston post office about this when I had a client send out super fancy calliagraphed invites.  They told me they actually really like them…it makes their day brighter when they see them.  Go figure.

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