One of the most special elements you could possibly have at your wedding is hand written calligraphy on your invitations. Imagine how amazed and pleased your invited guests will be when they see the special art form on your envelope and the inner invitation. This is a great way to start off your wedding season and remember, when most people receive your invitation, this will be the first time that most of them even know anything about your wedding plans. So, why not start off with a bang. One of the great things about calligraphy as well is that you can have the cursive match your style and personality. Can you have your invitations and envelopes printed just like you would any other correspondence? Sure, but what would be special about that. There is truly nothing like having an ancient art form on your invitations. Will it cost you a bit extra, sure, but we feel it is more than worth it. Remember, you only get married once so why not go all out and make it the best it can possibly be. Start looking for calligraphers in the Seattle area. Then follow this brief guide that we believe will help you to evaluate a variety of candidates in order to pick out that perfect match for you and your big day.
So, where in the world are you going to find some calligraphers to consider for your wedding? That is a great question and we have a great answer. One source we would check is your circle of personal contacts. Ask your family, friends and coworkers about any calligraphy that they have had done. What is great about any information that you get from this source is the fact that you will have confidence in the source. There is nothing like getting a recommendation from someone you know and trust. Look around on line with a simple search for “calligraphers near me" or "calligraphers in Seattle.” You will more than likely get back more results than you will want to check out. No problem,, just check out the first 20 that come back and you will be able to pick out at least a couple that you really like and would be interested in interviewing for your calligraphy needs. What about your other wedding vendors? This is another great source. Wedding vendors are well connected in the industry and then know people who provide about any service that you could ever imagine. Now, take your list and start setting up meetings with each one to find out who would be the best one to make out your invitations.
Many people think that calligraphy is going to be so expensive that they will be priced right out of having it for their wedding. Not necessarily. So, you might as well start your interview with each candidate talking about how much their services will be. Some of the price will depend on the skill and experience of the calligrapher and some of it will depend on how complex the job is. Also, if you want anything special that you want, now is the time to bring it up. You need to know the bottom line cost. Turnaround time is another important topic to discuss. Depending on how far out you are from your wedding, it is a good idea to find out how busy the calligrapher might be with other clients and whether your job won't even be started for a certain amount of time.
Most calligraphers want clients to provide the addresses of their guests in a specific format. Find out what that is. Ask to see some work they have done for previous clients. Ask for references. Where did they receive their training. How experienced are they? This can make a huge difference because it takes time to learn how to do calligraphy well. Take your time as you perform this search, you should gleam with delight for quite a long time with the finished product.