A wedding, along with the other events related to it, is a formal occasion. Thus, all official documents required for the wedding such as wedding invitations, thank you notes and programs should all be done and written in formality. When it comes to formality, Calligraphy never ceases to qualify not only as a formal method of writing but it also exudes beauty and elegance which makes it more perfect for all wedding occasions.
There are school or academic programs and curriculum that includes calligraphy as a course. It may also be taken as a hobby or a diversion. For these reason, it is safe to say that most people have background in this well-known art of writing. But not all with a hint of how to hold a pen properly can make the perfect calligraphic output. It still requires a talent and skill combined with numerous practice to achieve the best result. If you are a talented bride who wish to utilize calligraphy in your wedding invitation but has doubts if you can come up with the best output, it is commendable to simply hire one of those vendors who offer calligraphy services. If you really would like to do calligraphy on your own to save money, then you need to have some serious skills and make sure that no amount of ink drops or smudge on your invitation and envelopes for not only are they unsightly, they will also cost additional money and time.
Should you decide to actually settle on hiring a calligrapher, be sure to consider the following: if the calligrapher has tools and supplies of his own, the samples of the calligraphers previous works, your budget and the calligraphers service cost. To find a calligrapher for you, you can ask recommendations from friends and family, from artist shops and through online searches. If you have found one calligrapher, it may help to ask for his or her previous clients and give them a call to ask about the workmanship of the calligrapher, if your money would be worth it and if could finish the invitations on time.
Keep in mind that the standard charging is per envelope and ranges about two dollar apiece. When providing the envelopes, make sure also to provide some extra pieces should there be accidental mistakes while writing. Aside from writing calligraphy on the wedding invitation envelopes, you may want the same effect for the wedding programs, thank you note envelopes and place cards.
When purchasing supplies for the wedding calligraphy project, select those that ideally match the writing and is perfect for the wedding occasion. Ecru, buff, eggshell and ivory are best used in wedding calligraphy. Paper made with cotton fiber is known to bind excellently with any ink. When it comes to the ink, a wedding invitation is printed and written with black ink. Calligraphic writing is made even more beautiful and perfect if done with a matching ideal pen such as a quality set that includes different nibs or tips that can be detached or interchanged. At the first sign of wear, the nibs must be replaced as this will only result to a scratchy lettering.