For those of you who don’t know what calligraphy is, it is a form of decorative handwriting. Recently, many brides have been using calligraphy for all their wedding stationery – from invitations to table cards. Each piece is original because it is done by hand and might have minor varying imperfections. However, these pieces are so beautifully artistic and impress any recipient of the wedding stationery.

It’s no surprise that calligraphy takes a longer time to be done than digital printing. That is why Deluxe Banquet Hall has put together a few tips for wedding calligraphy to ensure you get them done properly and on time.

When to hire a wedding calligrapher

Typically, wedding invitations should be sent out at least 6-8 weeks before the wedding day to give your guests enough time to RSVP and make travel arrangements if needed. Keeping that in mind, it’s recommended that you consult with a calligrapher about 3 months prior to the date you need to mail the invitations. The sooner you get started with this, the more peace of mind you will have knowing that the calligraphy will be done on time.

Consulting with a wedding calligrapher

When you meet with a calligrapher, there are important questions to ask before hiring them to do your wedding stationery calligraphy. First, ask to see samples of their work, this will give you a good understanding of their skill level. From there, talk about your calligraphy needs and ask them for their advice. A good calligrapher should easily and professionally guide you through the process.

Wedding calligrapher contract

When you decide to hire a wedding calligrapher, there are a few things that should be noted in the contract. The contract should include information for who, what, when, how much and you should receive a receipt of the total cost. If the calligrapher doesn’t provide a contract, that is a red flag. Always have a contract when working with wedding vendors, it can save you a lot of headaches down the road.

Wedding calligraphy examples

Whether you opt for classic calligraphy or a modern one, we have provided a few samples of calligraphy to give you a better idea of what calligraphy looks like.

Know this, wedding calligraphy makes a bold statement. A statement of, “we are going above and beyond to give our wedding the wow-factor.” If that is what you’re aiming for, then wedding calligraphy may be the right way to go! To find the best wedding calligrapher near you, just do a little research online. Start with Google, Instagram and Facebook. We hope these tips help you understand calligraphy a little better and give you some insight as to the different styles of calligraphy you can choose from for your wedding stationery.