So many of my brides are in the very last stages of planning their weddings and a select few have been so kind to ask me what I want to photograph. I really do have the best brides in all the land! Other than the two of them (because they’re already on the list and accounted for!), I tell them gorgeous bouquets and stunning custom calligraphy. I love a good Times New Roman, but there’s nothing like having specially made stationary items with unique hand lettered styles at your wedding to make it feel like you seriously are the only two people in the world. Custom calligraphy means that invitation or menu or beautifully framed seating chart is yours and only yours. It truly is one of a kind. Isn’t that how you feel about the person you’re standing at the altar with?
I’m sharing my ten favorite ways to incorporate calligraphy in your wedding decor today! I hope you find some inspiration in these gorgeous pins!
1. Invitation suite. Your invitation suite is the easiest place to include calligraphy in tangibles at your wedding. Depending on the calligrapher you choose, you can purchase the digital template for your invitation suite, print everything on your own, and DIY the presentation!
2. Love letters. Almost all of my couples exchange a card or note of some kind before they exchange vows as a way to have some communication, especially if they’ve chosen to do a traditional aisle reveal instead of a first look. Replace that Hallmark card with a calligraphed note on luxurious paper and helllooooo beautiful photo!
3. Framed quotes. Whether it’s a song lyric from your first dance or your favorite bible verse, consider having it hand lettered on a chalkboard to share with your guests!
4. Wedding monogram/logo. I love when weddings feel like they have their own brands and vibes! A monogram and/or logo can be carried out in so many ways to set the tone of the day, including on a custom address stamp on everything your guests receive in the mail!
5. Ceremony backdrop. I think this one speaks for itself. I see a light sheet with black calligraphy gently swaying in the breeze at an outdoor ceremony, but that’s just me. :)
6. Menu cards. Even just having the word “menu” scrawling across the top of a classically printed menu makes it feel more sophisticated!
5. Cake topper. “Hooray!” or “The Smiths” or “For All Of My Life”… it’s the cutest.
7. Ceremony flags. Most venues won’t allow you to toss confetti or release balloons, so put a flag on every guest’s seat and voila! A picture perfect ending to your ceremony that your venue coordinator will love because of the easy cleanup!
9. Drink labels. I love how fresh and light these jar labels are with fun calligraphy!
10. Saying “thank you”. Maybe it’s written on a favor bag or included with a printed wedding photo and handwritten note just after the wedding. Saying thank
Some of my favorite calligraphers:
Calligraphy shown on invitation suite below by Sincerely Amy Designs