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Wedding Invitation Assembly Q & A: Hire Calligrapher
Should I hire a calligrapher?
Nothing beats the look and feel of gorgeous hand-calligraphy for making your invitation really stand out in the mail. Guests love to see their names handwritten in ornate script and will often keep any calligraphed items as a lasting memento of your wedding.
That said, it can be expensive, averaging around $4-$5 per envelope. If you like the look but calligraphy isn't in your budget, you have a few options:
- Hand address the envelopes in neat writing. Not as dramatic as calligraphy, but a lovely personal touch that guests will appreciate.
- Learn calligraphy yourself. It takes a few weeks of practice, but it's a great skill to have! See our book Handmade Weddings for instructions.
- Get your addresses printed (or print them at home) in a handwriting font. Calligraphy-like fonts are available at www.myfonts.com and generally cost $20-$50. You may also be able to find some nice free calligraphy fonts.