Besides being incredibly loving, welcoming, and supportive, my future MIL is a calligrapher, and as soon as we announced our engagement, she offered to address the invitations for us.
Free calligraphy?!? Sign me up! Anything to avoid the headache of downloading fonts and convincing my printer to spit out envelopes seemed like a win-win.
MIL Puff expressed concerns on more than one occasion that because her calligraphy is done by hand, I might dislike the lack of consistency. I did not. In fact, I loved it. I love all the hard work she put into it. I love that each envelope is its own piece of art. And I love that her contribution really made the invitations a family effort—an effort that included my mom’s design and color suggestions.
Beautiful! (All photos in this post are mine.)
It took MIL Puff a mere two weeks to finish the envelopes. I was amazed! But then came the part I was dreading: adding the envelope liners. I really worried about messing up envelopes and having to ask her to redo them.* To that end, I watched several YouTube videos and read plenty of internet articles on how to do them. It ended up being a lot easier than I expected.