Welp. I'm f*cked. I can't find a calligrapher. Help?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
Member
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@LadyMoriarty:  We had our envelopes printed by the store we bought our invites from, but I’m assuming you can take your envelopes into a paper store that does invitations and have them printed? Or could you look for a calligrapher in your area so you don’t have to worry about shipping?

 

Post # 4
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@LadyMoriarty:  Where in CA do you live? I hired a calligrapher through my wedding planner and she had them done in a couple days. There has to be someone nearby where you don’t have to rely on Etsy!

Post # 5
Member
9949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Just do them yourself!  I bought calligraphy fountain pens and wrote in cursive, and they looked fine.

Post # 9
Member
941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Can’t you handwrite them yourselves? What about printing them in a nice font on your home printer? It sounds like this is really important to you, but seems relatively minor in the grand scheme of things. 

Post # 10
Member
1327 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

 Maybe do it yourself? There are a bunch of tutorials on the bee and around the web showing how to fake it, trace it, or other how make it look pretty without really knowing calligraphy.
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Post # 11
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1822 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

If that’s the worst thing that happens in your wedding planning, and you consider yourself “f*cked, you’re doing very very well! I don’t have a suggestion, but stickers on the envelope is a perfectly fine solution IMO. I personally never pay attention to the outside of wedding invite envelopes, I’m busy saying “Ooh, mail!” and tearing it open to see what’s inside. 🙂

Post # 12
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@LadyMoriarty:  Maybe. Maybe not. It is worth a try and you can save yourself the postage and turn around time in the mail. My calligrapher was near Sacramento. It might be worth asking on WB if anyone in your area has a calligrapher to recommend.

Post # 13
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9949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@LadyMoriarty:  I would do them for you if I knew where my pens were!  They weren’t super fancy, though (the ones I did).  Do you know anyone will good handwriting?  

Post # 14
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5199 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Why not just print the addresses directly onto your envelopes?  I had this done for mine at a Fedex Kinkos and it looked awesome.  I was able to match the font & colour to the one used for the invites.  

Caligraphy is a lovely choice, but totally unnecessary these days.  If it’s causing you so much stress, I’d just drop it.

Post # 16
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2163 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@LadyMoriarty:  I might know one in the Bay Area…her husband told me last night that she does calligraphy but I haven’t actually spoken with her about it (I know she does letterpress invitations for a living)…I’ll try to get in touch with her.

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