Many couples opt to have calligraphy wedding invitations, and it's a wonderful idea. Calligraphy is the ancient Greek art related to writing. The word calligraphy actually means “writing” and “beauty”. Calligraphy wedding invitations are a great keepsake for both you as well as your guests. What follows are some helpful tips that will lead you through the process of findind a high quality calligrapher. So, get ready for a very interesting journey.
First and foremost, you need to come up with some names of area calligraphers who would be worth interviewing. There are a few different ways that we would suggest you go about this. Start by making use of the world wide web. Do a Google search for "calligraphers in the Tallahassee area." Click on as many of the links that you get back as possible. Peruse each website and when you take a liking to a particular candidate, jot their name and contact information down. You also should talk to your inner circle of friends and family who might be able to provide a recommendation to you. And don't neglect to contact any wedding vendors you have already hired to see if they can recommend a calligrapher. Your goal is to come up with a list of 3 to 5 candidates to interview.
Before you reach out to your candidates, make sure that you have decided on yoru wedding colors. You also need to decide upon a script. You can look online, for example scripts. If you will be having envelopes addressed, you will need to have a list of your guests as well as their addresses prepared. You can begin calling the calligraphers on your list and setup some interviews. Make sure that each candidate brings their portfolios. Viewing their portfolios gives you an opportunity the check out the quality of their work. You will also be able to delve into their creative ideas. Ask all of the calligraphers to create example invitations for you.
After gathering all of the information you can, pick your favorite calligrapher. Contact the calligrapher you want to hire and ask them for a writeen contract that spells out what they are supposed to provide to you and when. You should hire your calligrapher a month in advance. Many couples opt to have calligraphy wedding invitations, and that does add a very nice touch. Whatever you decide in the end, we hope this guide leads you to the quality calligrapher who can provde you with some amazing wedding invitations for your big day. Just make sure that you take your time and let the process play out.