Complete Your Wedding Stationery With Calligraphy by Michelle Anne Leah Custodio

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It is a common notion that a stationery is just a pad of paper with a particular design, just like the stationery pads that young girls collect. But the wedding stationery is far more than that – ask any bride and you will discover how important it is.

The wedding stationery is made up of a lot of items and it is one of the most important item that should never be left out for the most-awaited event. This category includes the invitation, wedding envelopes, seals, postcards, wedding programs, place cards, note cards, thank-you cards and other accessories. It is crucial to pick the right paper, color and at times, scent that would match the wedding’s theme and the couple’s personality.

Another detail that should be taken care of is addressing and writing on the wedding stationery. Especially for bigger parties, writing more than one hundred names and addresses on envelopes can be a daunting task. In addition, when the hands get tired, the quality of the handwriting changes and you will soon find that it doesn’t look as good as the first few pieces. This is where a calligrapher comes into picture.

Calligraphy is the art of writing beautifully, thus, a calligrapher is someone who writes beautifully. The services of a professional calligrapher can be taken to cover writing not just on the wedding invitation, but also on the other wedding cards such as: save-the-date cards, place cards, escort cards, table numbers, thank you cards, menu cards, program cards and favor tags. This may add some cost but it would definitely put a very nice finish to all your wedding stationery.

Cost for doing calligraphy on your wedding stationery would differ based on the calligrapher’s experience and the font style that will be used. You may also want to negotiate a packaged price for doing all the work, instead of giving it piecemeal.

When hiring a calligrapher, the following should be factored in the cost:

1. Outer and inner envelopes – of course, if both will be written on, the higher the cost.

2. On the place cards, it would depend if only the guest name or table number will be written out. Writing both would have additional charges.

3. On table numbers, you have the option to have the calligrapher take care of the paper, but for an additional cost.

4. Pricing for programs and menus would depend on how many pages and how long is the text that needs to be written.

Finally, make sure that your calligrapher knows your schedule and if there are rush fees involved, you should also agree on this beforehand. Rush charges normally add up 10%-15% more.

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October 9, 2014 |

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