Alright friends, today I am here to get one point across to you: Your wedding paper goods and day-of details are FAR more important than you may think. Many times, brides don’t recognize how helpful a wedding calligrapher would have been until it’s too late. I understand - it’s not like you plan an event for hundreds of people very often. If you’re planning your own wedding, hiring a calligrapher might not be the first idea that pops into your mind. If you’ve hired a wedding planner, they would *hopefully* steer you in that direction from the beginning. Let me tell yah this though - you might regret not hiring a calligrapher, but you will never regret hiring one. Here’s why!
Your wedding invitations are your guest’s first impression.
You guys, invitations are SO important! When your guests receive your invitation in the mail, you are setting expectations. You are setting the tone. You are showing them what’s to come. In the rise of a digital age, personal “snail mail” is a rarity. Imagine the excitement your guests will feel when they receive a beautifully calligraphed envelope with their name on it. This detail will drastically set your special day apart!
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and it should be treated accordingly. Calligraphers and stationers have an eye for design… it’s what they have been trained to do! Hiring a calligrapher will help you create a cohesive and beautiful event. Small details - like having the same style of calligraphy and design elements on your invitations, place cards, and table numbers - are one of those touches that are inadvertently noticed by your guests. In all, your wedding day will immediately feel more luxurious with the personal touch of a calligrapher's work.
2. Your calligrapher covers the details.
Have you ever thought about the proper way to word a wedding invitation? When should you send your save the date out? When does the invitation need to be sent? How do you describe the dress code for the wedding? How should you list the names of a couple on an envelope?
Those are all questions most brides don’t know the answer to. The average guest may not be able to tell you proper wedding etiquette, but they will notice if it is not done correctly. When you hire a wedding calligrapher, the pressure of detail is taken from you. Instead of worrying about the little things you’ve never had to think about before, hand the job over to someone who is trained to take on those tiny details. Doing so will help you avoid confusion and potentially awkward moments if a mistake is made!
3. Hiring a calligrapher will save you loads of time.
Trust me on this one - you won’t realize how much time addressing 200 envelopes will take you until you’re halfway done and close to tears. I love calligraphy more than anything, and even I am a little exhausted after a list that long. If you tried to take on a project like that, not only would you spend countless hours addressing the envelopes themselves, but you would also have to spend time practicing enough that you feel comfortable with the final product. Calligraphers will not only take the burden from you, but they will finish the task in half the time. With all of the calligraphy we do, envelope addressing is easier and quicker.
Now think about this - envelope addressing isn’t the only calligraphy project you would need to tackle. Alongside that lengthy project, you would need a seating chart, place cards, table numbers, signage, vow books, menus, ceremony programs, etc. As a bride, trying to take all of that on would be overwhelming. Hiring a calligrapher for your special day will make a substantial impact on the wedding planning process.
Do I have you convinced yet? Friends, getting married isn’t something that happens every day. Treat your wedding day the way it should be treated - give attention to details, have fun, bring your dreams to life, and don’t let this special time slip from your fingers. Hiring a wedding calligrapher will help make your wedding day dreams and ideas become a reality.