(Closed) Anyone having/had handwritten invitations by a calligrapher?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

My son is very artistic, has great handwriting and is pretty good at calligraphy, so I’ve asked him to do it for me. I’m sure I’ll have to stay on him about doing it, but at least it’s free and I know he’ll do a good job.

Post # 5
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328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I wound up nixing calligraphy as I decided to do letterpressing instead. I downloaded a really nice font that looks like calligraphy. But if you must have it, you may find a better price for someone not in NYC. I recommend using this site, wedding repots, wedding wire, etc to find calligraphers with good reviews in more remote areas, who may be less busy and willing to cut a deal. You can mail them the envelopes and they can ship them back when they are finished. Any reputable company should have a website where you can view samples of their work. Also check out the DIY page….some bees posted how to do their own calligraphy! Essentially they printed onto their envelopes in a fancy font very lightly, then traced over it with a calligraphy pen to give it that authentic look. I started to do this but didn’t have the patience, but if you’ve got the time it may save you a bundle!

Post # 6
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665 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

one of my Bridesmaid or Best Man offered to do it. She’s an art teachers daughter and knows calligraphy. I really lucked out!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I used the most amazing woman from etsy.  She has been my favorite vendor so far and I thought the price was well worth it.  Here’s a link to her store:

 

http://www.etsy.com/shop/njwcalligraphy

Post # 10
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665 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@mnp:  this is a really great idea!

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