There is beauty in every area of life. And in the wedding world, after the bridal gown, one of the most artful expressions of beauty comes in the form of calligraphy. This ancient art form signifies something classical. It is a timeless expression of a time long forgotten and that is what makes it so unique and special. The detail and the personal touch of hand-written calligraphy will make all of your invited guests feel like they have been invited to the grand ball. Believe us when we tell you, your guests will be impressed. And it is a great way to get everything started in terms of your wedding period. In fact, we like to say that it sets the tone for your wedding day. Everyone will look at your beautiful invitation and anticipate your impending nuptials with great excitement. There is something else that this does for you that you are going to love. We know how busy everyone is and we know the last thing that you will have time for is to hand write all of your envelopes and invitations and lets face it, it will not look like a professional's artistry in any way, shape or form. So, without further adieu, get very familiar with this this guide as it will lead you to some quality candidates in the St. Louis area and it will also help you in making your final decision on who will be the one to make out your invitations.
With so much at stake, you need to make sure that you get this search and hire right. Your first aim should be to find some quality calligraphers in the area that you want to meet and interview. You may think that some of the sources we tell you about are unorthodox but believe us there is a method to our madness. A great start in your preliminary search is to start talking calligraphy with your friends, family, and coworkers. Has anyone hired a calligrapher in the past? Did everything go well and was the product well done? If so, start keeping a list of potential candidates. The world wide web is another source that you need to make use of. Do a Google search for “calligraphers in the St. Louis area.” You will receive a lot of links to the websites of calligraphers. The task may seem daunting, but try to get through as many as you can and write down the names of the ones that strike you as amazingly talented. Last but not least, your wedding vendors that you have already hired should be contacted because they might be able to recommend someone as well. Your next step is to start setting up interviews with the calligraphers on your list.
When you meet with each potential candidate, be ready to ask some good questions as well as pay attention to the answers. It is not a bad idea to come up with a budget for every portion of your wedding and that includes calligraphy. Talk about your needs and the number of invitations and envelopes you will need made out. Find out if they can work within your budget. Quality calligraphy is not something that you just wake up one day and start doing well, it take a lot of practice. So, find out how lone they have been a professional calligrapher. Their portfolio should knock your socks off. Find out how long it will take to complete your job. Do they accommodate rush orders? Do they perform other services like stamping, sealing, and stuffing envelopes. If so, and if they are not too much of an expense, this would be worth checking into. What about mistakes? Everyone makes them. The question is, will they make corrections for free? When you are more than satisfied with the answers that you receive and with the work that they are capable of, get a contract printed and have both parties sign on the dotted line.