a handwritten envelope by the bride is the most formal way to address a wedding invitation.
image via snippetandink.com, a fantastic source of beauty and mawwiage.
it is considered less formal to hire a calligrapher, even though it's all the rage now and some major $$$. one of those arts hanging on by a thread, the thread of etsy.
if things change to a point where i move back to marfa, tx - i'd throw myself into quilting and calligraphy and the mail.