Calligraphy is something of a lost art. That’s why I love using it so much in my custom wedding stationery creations! Your wedding is a great opportunity to use custom lettering. Here are a few ways you can do it:
Welcoming guests? Saving your seats? Have a calligrapher paint your signage! Hand-painted signs are a mainstay of rustic weddings. The best part is, you can use any old piece of weathered wood. Shabby-chic is in, and it’s such a budget-friendly trend.
Painted signs aren’t your only option. Chalkboards are perfect for rustic weddings. Have a calligrapher create a chalkboard seating chart, cocktail menu, or ceremony program sign!
You’ll need to label your tables somehow, so your guests can find them. You might as well do it creatively! Here are a few ideas I posted a while back. Calligraphy is another great way to decorate your tables and help your guests find their seats.
Wooden table numbers can be laser-cut into calligraphy lettering, denoting the number of each table. You could also have a calligrapher create simple tent cards. Calligraphy can make even the simplest tablescape look upscale!
Personalize each guest’s escort card or place cards with custom calligraphy! They’ll make great keepsakes for your friends and family. Simple black and white is always classic, but if you want to mix it up, try one of these combinations:
– White ink on kraft brown paper
– White ink on black cards
– Cream escort cards with metallic gold ink
– Watercolor-wash cards with black ink
Calligraphy is great for wedding invitations! You just have to use it strategically, because above all, your invitations should be legible! Calligraphy scripts can sometimes be hard to read, so reserve the fancy curlicues for your names! The rest can be in a coordinating script, but one that’s a little more understated.