Helpful Hints

Here are a few helpful hints…I hope you find them useful.

Ordering invitations:

  • When ordering your invitations, please order 10%-20% EXTRA envelopes. The cost is minimal if you order them with the initial order, but can be very expensive if you order them later.  Please give me all the envelopes; I will use the extras for any errors or late address additions and can return the spares to you.
  • Keep one complete invitation set – the invitation itself, response card & envelope, inner/outer envelopes, direction cards, and other pieces. Bring the assembled invitation to the post office for correct weighing and purchase of stamps. Remember to get stamps for the response envelopes.

Address list:

  • Your address list can be in any format that works for you – a Word address block or label format, an Excel spreadsheet, etc. are fine (most other Microsoft-compatible programs should work too).
  • It’s OK to have the state and street abbreviations in the list; I spell everything out fully as I do the work.
  • I write guest names exactly as they appear in your list, so please proofread carefully.
  • Last-minute addresses are very common. Simply email them to me as you get them.


  • If I make an error on an envelope, I will redo it at no charge; if the error is on the address list, the standard per-envelope fee will apply to redo the envelope.

A real sanity-saver:

  • Number each address entry in your guest list, then as you assemble the invitations, put each guest’s list number on the back of their response card. If they forget to write their name (yes, it happens), you can cross-reference the number on the back to that guest’s number in the address list.