Blush Paper Co. is a full service design studio, and we offer full, complete services from design concept to mailing your gorgeous invitations! We think your entire wedding should be branded, and your envelopes are no exception. Your wedding invitation envelopes are literally the first thing your guests will see, so why not make a huge impact and let them know they’re being invited to something truly wonderful?
WHAT IS DIGITAL CALLIGRAPHY?
Digital calligraphy means we use the fonts we have on our computer to typeset your guests names and addresses, and your return address, then print on to your envelopes. The advantage is we can use any font and any color, and it doesn’t affect the price!
SHOULD I INCLUDE MY RETURN ADDRESS?
Absolutely! By having us print your return address, you’re saving yourself the time and frustration of having to print yourself.
WHAT ABOUT SELF INKING RETURN ADDRESS STAMPS?
We think return address stamps are fun way for the adventurous bride who is feeling a bit crafty and wants to save money on her invitations. Choose from any of our predesigned options or contact us for a custom design.
Envelope Addressing Guide
You should use the complete, formal name and address of your invited guests on the outside of a single envelope. For example:
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Puglese
5789 Oakdale Drive
Wexford, Pennsylvania 15090
Do not use abbreviations on the envelope other than “Mr.” and “Mrs.”
Spell out Avenue, Road, Street, etc. as well as the State name.
WHAT ABOUT POSTAGE?
Before purchasing stamps, you should fully assemble one invitation and have it weighted at the post office to determine proper postage. Some invitations, like square designed, will require additional postage simply based on side. Don’t forget to purchase stamps for your response envelopes as well!
HOW DO WE ADDRESS EACH PERSON?
Here are the most common formal announcements for each person:
Mr.: adult male
Miss: never married female, regardless of age
Mrs.: married, separated, widowed or divorced female
Master: young male, usually under the age of 18
Ms.: separated or divorced females, married females who kept their maiden name
Mmes.: Mesdames, married same sex female couple with same last name
Mssrs.: Messieurs, married same sex male couple with same last name
Doctor: for a Medical doctor
The Honorable: a federal or state judge, justices of the peace, and magistrates
WHO IS LISTED ON THE ENVELOPE FIRST?
Children: oldest to youngest if listed individually, under their parents name
Unmarried couple living together: list the woman’s name first
Married couple with different last names: list the lady’s name first
If one person is a Doctor: list the Doctor first, regardless of gender
If both are Doctors: Use “The Doctors Smith” on the envelope
If one person is a Reverend: list the Reverend first, regardless of gender
If one person is Military: list that person first, regardless of gender
If both are Military: list the person with higher rank first, regardless of gender
If one person is a Judge/Justice: list that person first, regardless of gender
Same-sex couple: oldest person first