I was recently asked by a bride to do the lettering on her place cards, and I readily agreed... I mean, how hard can that be, right?!? Even if she had 200 of them for me to do, and a really tight schedule, I could pull it off... anyone could. Then I saw the place cards. I've never seen a smaller card to write on in my life. Thankfully the bride took the time to type the names out for me, so there was no question about spellings of names, but I never guessed I'd have to wear one of those magnifying headpieces in order to do the work! (And no old person jokes, please! I'm not that old!!!)
Originally I'd planned to write out the names in Copperplate, the sort of "standard" wedding fare, but there was no way I could do any lettering on these cards with typical tools... besides being less than two inches long and only about three quarters of an inch tall, the finish on them was really slippery, which didn't help at all. But they are done, they are correct, and given the tools I had to work with, I am trying to be satisfied with the results.
Let's hope the bride is happy with them!