3 Reasons to Hire a Calligrapher for Your Wedding

Even in this electronic age that we find ourselves today, there is still something lovely about the elegance of a handwritten note and beautiful penmanship in the midst of all our technology. The same concept is true for wedding and event calligraphy. Calligraphy is a timeless art that can make all the difference in the world for your wedding invitations, place cards, or anything tangible for your event. It is a simple and lovely detail that not only adds to the formality of your wedding, but it proves that the greatest beauty lives in attention to all the details. 

1. Formality and etiquette are not antiquated concepts.

Even despite ever-changing family dynamics and modern concepts, formality and etiquette are not antiquated concepts.  Adhering to certain traditions and adding to the formality of your wedding will ultimately make your guests feel special to be a part of something so lovely. As important as your wedding is, it's nice to make sure your guests can experience the exquisite details, even before attending the wedding. 

 Photography by Henry Photography | Calligraphy by Sarah Hanna 

Photography by Henry Photography | Calligraphy by Sarah Hanna 

 

2. Alternatives to calligraphy are costly in other ways.

It might be tempting to skip calligraphy in order to save costs. The reality is, though, that the alternatives are costly in other ways. Addressing envelopes yourself will inevitably take up a lot of your time and (unless you're an experienced calligrapher) will just not look as stunning to your guests. Hand addressing can also quickly feel like a burden when there are so many other details for you to focus on when getting ready for the big day.

Printing envelopes, while not taking as much of your time, simply doesn't have the same effect as calligraphy and still incurs a cost for you. There is nothing quite like receiving a hand-calligraphed invitation in the mail. Your guests can feel the ink on the envelope and it becomes a tangible and aesthetic detail that is worth the cost if you want your invitations to be extra-special. 

3. Calligraphy makes your guests feel special.

Speaking of being extra-special, the loveliest aspect of calligraphy is that your guests just feel more special for having received it. Seeing the extra effort makes not only the event feel extra special, but the guests themselves. 

Before you write off (pun entirely intended) calligraphy as being "too expensive" for your budget or as a detail that you could do away with, look into it. It can be more affordable than you might assume (especially relative to other options that are costly in other ways) and it can truly make all the difference in the world. 

Till next time, 

Brittany