(Closed) Invite Design with Calligraphy?? Semi-DIY move over Sandra Lee!

posted 9 years ago in DIY
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

She amazing!  My invitation design and her are friends (well, twitter and facebook friends) and thats how i found her too

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Wow, those look REALLY good!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I dont know, i havent decided yet!  either way, she totally rocks!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Wow, so pretty! Makes me almost wish I didn’t chicken out of doing my own calligraphy…. but I think 70 invites would have killed me.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

So pretty!  I love calligraphy invitations, and I know yours are going to be gorgeous– I love the mix of block font with calligraphy swirls.  Also, take a look at these unusual ones from Bella Figura– such pretty calligraphy, and so different!:

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

Ours were the Deveril by Bella Figura, and I loved how huge and swirly and pretty our names were, especially contrasted with the rest of the invite.  At some point, I was going to go with custom calligraphy, but I ended up liking these the best.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

OOOO I like the Platinum Flourish! Go with that one.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

Oh, and also, if you’re going to do placecards and escort cards, maybe pick out a pretty font and do the tracing method!  🙂  I printed all our guest names just on regular paper, then traced it onto the luxe escort card paper and onto the placecards.  If you pick a font similar to your calligraphy, it will be beautifully seamless.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

@crebre: we just ended up ordering the standard Deveril from Bella Figura, because I was planning from England and couldn’t locally find exactly what I wanted, in order to DIY them.  But initially, I was planning on doing what it sounds like you’re doing– getting a calligrapher to do our names for us, and giving it to us in a digital file that I could insert into the rest of my design.  Have you thought about just inserting a chandelier into your design, and printing it, rather than worrying about stamping them on all of them?  I just ask because I know I’ve ruined a lot of paper in the past when using large stamps, if certain parts don’t stamp properly.  If you’re choosing an expensive paper to print on, I’d hate for you to waste lots, or have a problem with smearing, etc….

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