Five Things to Consider When Choosing Wedding Calligraphy

Whether you are a Black Southern Belle bride or just love hosting a formal party, calligraphy should be in your arsenal of party tools. If you are looking for inspiration on what to consider when choosing wedding calligraphy, we have the resource for you. Veteran Calligraphers, Laura Hooper and Alyssa hooper have released A�a Pinterest-worthy coffee table bookA�Wedding CalligraphyA�(Skyhorse Publishing, May 2017) A�to help you on your calligraphy journey. A�As you plan your wedding these experts have given us the insight onA�Five Things to Consider When Choosing Wedding Calligraphy and check out their advice below:


– Style – you want to look for a calligraphy whose work is in like with the style youa��d like to use in your own wedding. If you are sending a calligraphy examples of what youa��d like her or him to emulate for your wedding, ita��s great if you can pull screenshots from their own website or social media platforms so you know your styles line up.

Budget – there are calligraphers available at a range of price points, but keep in mind that lower priced calligraphers are most likely less experienced which can mean slower turn-around times and lower quality work. Like all other wedding vendors, you will get what you pay for. This isna��t necessarily negative as everyone has different priorities for the various components of their wedding.

Offerings – some calligraphers offer handwritten work only, while others offer handwritten, design & printing services. This more “full-servicea�? calligraphy vendor will allow you to create a cohesive look throughout your wedding stationery. If a calligrapher you like does not offer full service design & printing, you can always ask if they offer their work digitally for other stationers to incorporate into your stationery suite, and then the calligrapher handles the handwritten aspects such as envelopes, escort cards, place cards, signage, etc.

Location – while many calligraphers work with clients all around the world without issue, if you are more comfortable working with vendors that are local to you (for those last minute changes, perhaps!), be sure you visit a calligraphera��s website in the About You section. Just because they pop up in your Google search, doesna��t necessarily mean he or she is located in your area.

Experience – years of experience working with wedding clients doesna��t just affect a calligraphera��s handwritten work quality. It also plays a role in the client experience in terms of ease of booking, clarity on terms & policies, shipping practices, turnaround time, availability for questions and more.




Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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