(Closed) Handwritten vs. Machine Calligraphy

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think it really depends on your budget.  If you have the bucks to do calligraphy, go for it.  If not, then I really don’t think too many people would notice if you have them printed instead of hand done.

Have you thought about doing the calligraphy yourself?  I bought a book and it hasn’t been too hard so far.

Post # 4
2682 posts
Sugar bee

I printed all the addresses in calligraphy from the computer and I really couldnt tell the difference enough to jusitfy the cost (and I REALLY wanted them hand addressed)

Post # 5
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think that if you have the money in your budget hand written looks really elegant.  But I don’t think that machine printed looks cheap in any way, so unless you have the money to burn, I believe it’s totally fine to go w/machine printed. 

Post # 6
174 posts
Blushing bee

I printed all our envelopes with a calligraphy script in a very, very pale gray and then hand wrote over it with a silver pen. It was a very cost effective alternative to “real” calligraphy.

Post # 7
259 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I printed the addresses with a calligraphy script on regular paper, cut them out, placed them inside my envelopes, made a homemade light table with a touch light and a coffee table glass insert, and then I traced them with a nice pen.  It was a bit of a long process, and I would have done it runningbee’s way, but my printer tends to eat envelopes.  They turned out really well though!

Post # 8
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

While we’re on the topic, what are some of y’alls favorite calligraphy fonts?

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