Brides to be! Are you thinking about whether or not you should hire a calligrapher for your wedding? Are you dreaming of the elegant, loopy letters of your name being written out and sent to your guests, inviting them to attend the celebration of your marriage?
I get it! Calligraphy is so dreamy and can really take the whole experience of your wedding to the next level. It sets the tone for the event and can be a subtle detail that really stands out to your guests.
In this post, I’m going to talk about 3 reasons you should hire a calligrapher for your wedding! These things are all true for any kind of wedding. If you are looking for the most elegant and luxurious event or a rustic, laid-back vibe, calligraphy on your invitations and day-of decor will make a statement that you don’t want to miss out on!
Create less work for yourself.
We all know that planning a wedding includes the longest to-do list you will ever complete. Even if you are planning a simple wedding, there are still so many things that have to be done for the day to go smoothly.
Any successful entrepreneur can tell you that one major key to success is to delegate. You cannot do everything on your own.
Farming out tasks is the best way to ensure everything gets done in a timely manner and that your sanity stays intact. Choosing what things to delegate to whom can be a really tricky thing and definitely not a one size fits all answer. But choosing the right people can make all of the difference.
Unless you are a complete DIY bride, hiring a calligrapher to design your wedding stationery and address your envelopes can take a huge weight off your shoulders. This is a detail that can go a long way in setting the tone for your wedding and letting a professional take this off of your plate frees you up to think about other things. If you hire the right designer, you can share your vision with them for your special wedding day and they will be able to capture that in design form. They already know all of the industry lingo and can guide you in areas you aren’t sure about, which equals less research for you!
Elevate the experience before the event even starts.
I have already mentioned this above but when you hire a calligrapher and designer to create your save the dates and invitations, it really sets the tone for your wedding day before it even begins. When your guests receive that special envelope in the mail, they will be awestruck by the level of excellence and attention to detail. Designers and calligraphers who work in the wedding industry understand how important this piece really is for their brides as well as their guests.
Standard and expectations are set for the wedding day event when your guests see this level of detail. Your wedding day is so special and everything about it should feel that way.
Calligraphy makes people feel special.
The details really matter. Even if you are a minimalist, (Hi, this is so me!!) Dare I say, ESPECIALLY if you are a minimalist.
When your guests see their name in those beautiful cursive letters before they even open the invitation, they will feel special and honored to have been invited to celebrate something so intimate with you. We know all too well the stress that comes with narrowing down a guest list. To make it on that list is a privilege and special invitations acknowledge that.
Also, when your guests walk into your venue on the day of your wedding, if you have additional calligraphed pieces throughout the space, it will feel special. Some ideas might include a welcome sign, table numbers, seating chart or nameplates, framed vows or special prayers for display.
Hire a calligrapher for your wedding day and really elevate the whole experience for yourself and your guests. Adding extra hands to take things off of your plate is worth it as well as adding magical touches along the way.