Wedding trends may come and go, but one fact always remains: planning a wedding is a BIG job! I know I never would have made it through to my wedding day without the help and support from a ton of people. And my advice to brides is always the same: surround yourself with a great support network, and always, always accept help. You are not alone in this!
So as you’re picking flowers, venue, photographer, maybe even a wedding planner…why should you consider including a calligrapher on that ever-growing list? At first glance, it may seem like calligraphy an outdated tradition that only your grandma will appreciate. But the truth is, a calligrapher can be a huge asset as you plan your big day! We can help lighten your load at every step of the way, from invitations to day-of details and decor, and even beyond with thank you’s and anniversary ideas. When you hire a calligrapher, you’re investing in a trusted partner who is going to make your job of planning a wedding easier!
Here are just a few ways that we calligraphers can help you as you plan for your big day:
Extend a personal invitation. Most calligraphers can help you design your own unique wedding invitation suite (or partner with someone who can) along with hand-addressing your invitation envelopes….leaving you more time to sit back and relax! Not only does this save you the effort, but it also means that each of your guests receives a personalized invitation. But wedding calligraphy is as popular today as it was 50 years ago, and I guarantee EVERYONE on your guest list will notice the unique, personal feel it adds to their invitation. Hand-addressing your wedding invitations makes your guests feel extra-special, and you’ll be surprised how many people remember your invitations long after the event!
(Bonus - extend the personal feeling to your wedding party and attach cute cards to a small present, asking “Will you be my Bridesmaid/Groomsman?”
Add a touch of elegance. table numbers, escort cards, table name tents Wow your guests with some elegant details on your special day! From name tents to escort cards, table numbers to seating charts, the possibilities for adding a touch of calligraphy to your wedding day are endless.
(Bonus - Calligraphy isn’t just for paper these days….leaves, tiles, rocks, and fruit all make unique and amazing place cards!)
Make your story shine. My favorite part of working as a calligrapher is telling a story. Every couple has a story, and each story is beautiful and completely unique. So let’s celebrate your story on your wedding day! We can put together elements of calligraphy, collages, signs, and anything else to create decor that shares your story with your guests.
Keep the Party Going. Thank you notes are the final, dreaded part of every wedding. The fun part is over, and no one likes writing them. And (hard truth coming here) most are thrown away immediately after being received. Since it’s impossible to avoid, why not make your thank you notes stand out?? Handmade thank you notes are a fun way to ensure that people take note of your appreciation, and some guests might even keep theirs (I’ve done this on several occasions myself!). Plus, you can take part of the load off your shoulders by turning to a calligrapher to hand address your thank you notes as well!
Bonus: Paper (1st) Anniversary gifts. Everyone knows the traditional first anniversary gift is paper….so why not add some bling to that paper gift and hire a calligrapher to create something truly unique! I’ve created vows, lettered love letters, and even decorated a photo frame for clients looking for a unique
anniversary gift. No matter what you choose, you’re guaranteed to knock your partner right out of their socks with this thoughtful and one-of-a-kind gift!