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Dallas Wedding Calligrapher gives Unique Place Card and Escort Card Ideas for Wedding Receptions

Posted on February 23, 2014 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Every bride wants her wedding to stand out, a super easy way to stand out amoung the throngs of adoring brides trying to get their weddings featured on blogs like Style Me Pretty is by adding unique details using average items in a huge way!

Here are some unique place card ideas with wedding calligraphy hand lettered by Danica Butler of BPinvites.

Seashells used as Place Cards or Escort Cards

Rocks used as Place Cards and Escort Cards 

Leaves as Place Cards

Want some more ideas?

Check out my Etsy shop for my unique wedding calligraphy details that will make your wedding stand out!


Danica Butler

How to: Preparing your guest list for your Calligrapher

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (1)

Whew, it has been a super long time since I have posted! One question that I receive very frequently is how I prefer the guest list to be formatted. While, I am an easy going person and hate being particular...when it comes to a guest list that you are handing over to a wedding calligrapher, you need to be exact and thorough. 

One thing to keep in mind, most calligraphers (okay, ALL) are very competent people. That being said we don't know the guests on your list. Is Matt a Doctor or a Reverend? Would Sally be insulted if we listed her as Miss when she is clearly an established "Ms." (say it with a snooty accent)

Most calligraphers are able to assume on street/state names and spell out any abbreviations. If that makes it easier on you, feel free to abbreviate the actual address portion as much as you'd like. I WILL write everything out.


Do not assume we assume names. I will NOT assume on a name!



Bottom line: we don't know your guests, you do. So let's cut the drama out of having your envelopes addressed by a calligrapher and learn how to write your guest list right--the first time!! :)

Here is how to properly format your guest list:

One: Decide what program you would like to use. Word and Excel are the most popular. If you don't have those programs, you can use Google Docs to complete this.

Two: Decide what format you will use. Formal or Casual? ie: Mr. and Mrs. or Sally and Bob?

Three: Sit down with your fiance and decide who you are inviting. Once you have settled on who to invite, use social media or a phone call to get everyone's address. I prefer social media or texting because you will have the address in writing to look back on just in case. 

Four: Now that you have your guests picked and their addresses are slowly but surely starting to pour in you are ready to set up your list. For this post we will focus on a typical married couple and a married doctor using a formal format.

Bob and Sally sent you over their new address and are anxiously awaiting their invitation! Bob works in sales and Sally is a make up artist. Neither have a specialized degree, and Sally did take his last name when they married. Bob is short for Robert (clarify this with the guest before assuming their name is a shortened version.)

So you would write their address as:

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Blake

435 Main St. #6

Dallas, Texas 75025

*Remember I will write everything out so you can abbreviate on the street and apartment numbers if desired.

*Do not include Sally's first name in the formal format. "Mrs." literally means the Mr.'s property so she will become Mrs. Robert Blake formally. If Sally didn't take Bob's last name you would write it out as Mr. Robert Blake and Ms. Sally Soo

So you have an aunt and uncle who met in medical school while obtaining their doctorates? They got married after the graduated and she took his last name. We will use Bob and Sally as example names again. Rather than writing it out as "Dr. and Dr. Robert Blake" the formal way of writing their address would be:

 The Doctors Blake

435 Main St #6

Dallas, Texas 75025

*If the male is the only doctor it would be written as "Dr. and Mrs......." if the female is the only doctor it would be written as "Doctor Sally Blake and Mr. Robert Blake"

I hope this helps with some common questions I get on guest lists! I will be posting more frequently and follow up to this post with some more helpful tips on preparing your guest list for your calligrapher!!


Danica Butler

Dallas Wedding Calligraphy-Custom Fonts No. 3

Posted on March 21, 2012 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Oh yes, there is more....

and I love it!

Introducing..the CHLOE Font. Chloe is an ornate spin-off of Citadel and will be featured in our Luxe Co. 

Dallas Wedding Calligraphy-Custom Fonts No. 2

Posted on March 18, 2012 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Introducing one of our latest fonts: Sage

Dallas Wedding Calligraphy-Custom Fonts

Posted on March 14, 2012 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

I am often asked if I can do other fonts besides the listed versions on my website. My answer is always the same, ABSOLUTELY! 

I give few options to make it easier to decide. But I love experimenting with different fonts! Here is one of my latest "custom fonts" that will be added to the Calligraphy Styles shortly:)

Introducing Rosemary Font-Dallas Wedding Calligraphy

Posted on February 27, 2012 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (1)

Here in the south, we sure do love our embellished calligraphy addresses! 

We have added a new font that is a more embellished version of our Citadel font. It is our Rosemary font! If you have a classic feminine style, this is definitely the font for you!

Dallas Calligraphy Letterpress-Pressing On

Posted on February 23, 2012 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Pressing on and adding new items to make your wedding even more perfect. 

I am so proud to announce that we are now offering custom calligraphy letterpress invitations for weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, etc. If there is a reason to celebrate-there's a reason for letterpress!

Take a look at some of our latest designs..


BPinvites & Calligraphy wins Wedding Wire's Bride Choice Award 2012

Posted on January 10, 2012 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (1)

A special thank you to all of our 2011 wedding calligraphy and wedding invitation clients who reviewed us on one of the largest wedding networks, Wedding Wire. Because of all your glowing reviews, BPinvites & Calligraphy has been named a part of the top 5% of wedding professional services listed on Wedding Wire. 

Help us start off the New Year by reviewing us so we can win this award every year:)
Follow the link to leave a review!

XO, Danica

Details, my friends.

Posted on January 4, 2012 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Recently I had finished up yet another elegant wedding calligraphy order that I thought I might share. 

Who doesn't love pretty envelopes? Okay, maybe you have never noticed envelopes the way a calligrapher or post master looks at them. Envelopes can be plain and ordinary devices used to transport important documents from one place to another.  OR they could be just as stunning as what is inside the envelope. This was the case with my last order. The left side of the envelope featured a soft illustrated floral design that fit right in with nature. Bravo to couples like this who pay attention to the subtle details. If this is just the envelope, I know the actual event will be breathtaking.



Think Pink

Posted on January 3, 2012 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

I always get excited to work on projects where brides aren't afraid to be bold. Recently, I finished up an order of wedding calligraphy where the bride chose a Hot Pink tone for her envelopes. 

The result was a bold, fun, statement piece that I am positive guests will be overjoyed to receive in the mail.

If you are still pondering whether you should choose color or white for your envelopes. Consider what you would enjoy receiving in the mail.