Today's Guest Blogger is Caren Milman of Caren Milman Calligraphy. Caren Milman Calligraphy is a member of our PARTY FAVORITES PORTFOLIO. Caren Milman Calligraphy was selected as a PARTY FAVORITES PORTFOLIO member because for more than 32 years Caren Milman has succeeded in providing exceptional quality hand-lettering and excellent customer service to DC area brides and party hosts.
In an age of hastily written e-mails, the wedding invitation is a reminder of the delight that can come from receiving a beautifully crafted message. Indeed, even before the invitation, the envelope you address to send your invitation is the very first glimpse your guests will have of your wedding, so you will want it to be special. Calligraphy creates the impact you desire to achieve. A beautifully hand-addressed envelope is personal and warm in comparison to an envelope that is simply run through a computer or printer. After you send your invitations, calligraphy is also a wonderful complement to your placecards, menu cards, escort cards, programs and table numbers.
When choosing a calligrapher to work with, it is extremely important to see samples to the work. Many people claim to be calligraphers, but in fact, they use the computer to do their work. There is no such thing as computer calligraphy. In addition, price should not be your final consideration. In general, you get what you pay for. Some other tips are to find out how many extra envelopes or placecards to order to cover errors, what format you will need to use in creating your lists for the calligrapher (most calligraphers are unable to work from spreadsheets) and how much time the calligrapher will need to complete your job.
Good luck with all your wedding preparations. I hope you will consider using calligraphy to add that personal touch of elegance to your wedding.