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Meet one of our favorite calligraphers, Alex, owner of Signs of Our Lives. She gets super excited helping couples manifest their vision of their dream wedding day by use of custom hand-lettered items. She specializes in modern calligraphy and offers a variety of signage options ranging from chalkboards to wood signs to mirrors, and more. She works closely with couples to create pieces that will match their aesthetic perfectly!
She’s one wedding professional that we met this year that we have been inspired by and happy to work with! She inspired us to write this blog to help future brides find the perfect calligrapher for their special day.
When Choosing your Calligrapher…
Think of all of the endless customizable options that they can offer for your day! Hiring a calligrapher could be your first step into creating your own unique Wedding Style.
Have an idea of what you want. Chances are, you’ve been cruising through Pinterest and IG and you already do but just in case you need some ideas on some hand-lettered custom keepsakes, these are some selections: Seating Chart, Place Cards/Escort Cards, Welcome Signs, Custom Bridal Jackets, Invitations and Stationary Suite.
Look at options via Instagram. You can search the hashtag #WeddingCalligrapher but to be more precise you should probably search for florists geographically close to you, so you can try using hashtags like #BaltimoreCalligrapher , #DCWeddingCalligrapher or #MarylandCalligrapher.
If you couldn’t find exactly what /who you were looking for on Instagram ask around on Facebook. If you have an honest network of friends, someone may be able to give you a great word of mouth recommendation!
If you and your guests are in to Social Media, don’t forget to think of a fun Wedding Hashtag that they can use throughout the day to share their photos :) Ask your artist, if they could incorporate your wedding Hashtag into some of your custom pieces for a more memorable experience.
Once you find a Calligrapher’s work that you love, reach out to them and start asking questions! It’s always great to meet with your vendors in person before booking them. Ask about their Packages and Perks of booking with them. Tell them about your day and inquire about their availability. Discuss your budget and payment plans. More than likely your calligrapher will give you ideas that you may have never even thought of before.
Insider Tip: Some calligraphers offer premade hand-lettered items (like leather jackets) for rent. This could come in handy for your engagement session as well as your wedding ;) Ask your designer about this option.
We hope this Blog was a useful and informative resource in helping you find the perfect calligrapher for your Big Day!! If you would like our free engagement resource guide or would like to meet for a Complimentary Wedding Consultation please send us a quick message HERE or send us an e-mail at HELLO@MegapixelsMedia.com. If you would like to see more of our photos at Main Street Ballroom, you can click Riiiight Here :)
Megan + Garrett
Megapixels Media - Photography
Signs of Our Lives- Calligraphist who created the Leather Jackets
Jess Albins Events- Event Planner who created the Balloon Design
Main Street Ballroom- Industrial Chic Wedding Venue in Old Ellicott City, Maryland