Calligraphy is often defined as “the art of pen to paper” or “beautiful handwriting”. When your guests receive an envelope personally addressed in elegant lettering, they will feel special. This lovely first impression will set the tone for the entire event. This centuries old form of art is an affordable option for anyone planning a wedding or social occasion. Addressing your invitations doesn’t need to be expensive or difficult because your professional stationer will be able to offer you the choice of hand-written or computerized calligraphy.
If you coordinate the services of a Calligrapher prior to finalizing your invitations, she can often assist with ensuring a truly personalized look. The original hand-written styling can be completely customized to compliment the font of your invitations, theme, flowers and more. Since she is an artist, her exquisite fine lettering will require extra time and will be slightly more costly.
Computerized calligraphy is another option which offers many benefits including minimal lead time and less expensive pricing. This version of calligraphy can be expedited quickly because you simply provide your guest list in an excel file to the printer and your envelopes are addressed along with your invitations. Brides love the convenience and reasonable fee, while your guests are impressed with the beauty.
If you are lucky enough to have beautiful handwriting, then do take the time to personally address your envelopes. If you were not gifted with legible printing, then speak with your stationer to determine which option is best for you and your budget. Remember, good taste is always in style!
Invitations, calligraphy & personal service is always available at Kathryn’s Bridal!
3807 West Elm Street
McHenry, IL 60050
The stunning top photos are from the wedding of one of our very own brides, Karoline!
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