December 8, 2020
If you are here, I probably don’t need to convince you that custom calligraphy would make a stunning addition to your wedding décor. If your Pinterest feed is already filled with gorgeous wedding signage and custom invitations, we are one in the same. As tempting as it might be to cut costs and order something printed, I believe hand-crafted calligraphy creations are truly worth the investment.
Before I get too carried away, I also want to thank everyone for supporting my Hoboken, New Jersey business over the last couple weeks. As a small business, it’s so touching to see everyone truly make an effort to support local and shop small this year. If you haven’t checked out my etsy shop, you can shop custom Christmas ornaments, holiday wrapping paper, and other custom calligraphy creations. A majority of the work I do is completely custom so please don’t hesitate to reach out here and we can chat about working together to make your vision a reality. THANK YOU for supporting my small biz, today and every day.
Unlike a printed wedding sign you may be able to order online, a calligrapher can blend what you are looking for with the wedding décor you already have and offer advice on how to create something unique to your event that will flow seamlessly. Anyone can replicate something that they find off of Pinterest, but as a calligrapher, I can tell you that we are constantly working to get better at our craft and each have our own unique styles. Whether you hire a calligrapher already with a clear vision in mind, or you need help bringing your vision to life, working with a calligrapher can help you create unique wedding décor pieces for your day.
Gone are the days of where it’s all about the couple and their day. In a majority of my conversations with couples, the guest experience is almost always a high priority (if not, at the very top). Often times, you might not consider how hand-written touches add to your guest experience but I assure you that they do. Hand-written escort cards, favors personalized to each guest, menu cards – all of these make your guests feel so welcomed and appreciated.
When it comes to enhancing your guest experience, your wedding signage serves for both beauty and function. No matter how clear the instructions are on your invitations, or how many weddings your guests have attended previously, we don’t want to leave any opportunity for them to wonder where to go or what to do next. Clear welcome signs, guest book signs, seating charts, and more guide your guests through your wedding day. A fun example? A Signature Cocktail Sign! Give your guests the opportunity to try something new without thinking too hard.
Each sign has an opportunity to surprise and delight. This is why you should hire a calligrapher. Not only do you want your signage to be completely custom to you and your event, you want it to flow effortlessly with the other décor. Most of the time, rentals will be done through the same rental company or coordinated with a wedding planner and designer. Signage is one of the only fundamental décor items that is purchased as a stand alone piece so it is important to work with a professional to execute your vision.
We talk about wedding signage quite a bit here on the blog, because I love it. And I know you do too, because it’s one of my most frequently requested creations. Make sure you read this guide to wedding signage for more advice and inspiration for your wedding day signage.
Although I am talking about calligraphy here, it can be applied to so many specialty wedding vendors. You never know what you don’t know and when you are planning your wedding, you don’t want to leave anything to chance. A professional calligrapher knows what tools and ink to use on your denim jacket or your acrylic table numbers. We can recommend permanent ink on pieces you want to keep forever, or ink that can be removed so you can repurpose some of your wedding décor when the wedding is over. Trying to DIY here or cut corners means risking wasting both time and money. A professional calligrapher can save you the headache.
I would be thrilled to be part of your day. For heavier pieces (like mirror seating charts), I work with couples in New Jersey and surrounding areas (to keep the cost of shipping reasonable and to protect pieces that might be more fragile). For other custom pieces like wedding invitations, escort cards, ceremony programs and more, I work with couples all over the USA. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we can talk about how to make your wedding day extraordinary.