Your invitation is going to be the first inkling that many of your guests have of your big day. And we understand your major incentive to make a big splash. One of the ways you can do this is to have a professional calligrapher hand write your invitation and your envelopes. If you are truly trying to do everything in a top notch fashion for your wedding, then professional calligraphy should not be considered a luxury but a necessity. This is your chance to put your own personal stamp on your wedding right from the very beginning. And believe us when we tell you that your guests will be astounded when they reach into their mailbox and pull out this paper with an ancient art form scrawled on it. What it says to each and every one of your guests is that they are going to be a part of something very special indeed. But we must also throw out a warning to you that we hope you will heed. Not all calligraphers are of a high quality. In fact, many of them perform what could be called subpar quality work. So that means you must take this search very seriously and find and book one of the best artists that you can find. That means doing some research in the Cincinnati area and then making sure this guide is with you wherever you roam as you interview a number of quality candidates in the area.
The Cincinnati area has many calligraphers for you to consider and one of the best ways for you to find those candidates is by making use of the world wide web. Do a Google search for “calligraphers in the Cincinnati area.” Start clicking on each result that you get back and start taking a look at each calligrapher's online portfolio. If you see work that astounds you, write down the name and contact information of the candidate so you can give them a call later. Also, if you have already hired any of your wedding vendors, check with them and see if they know of anyone that you should check out. And then there is the age old word of mouth. Start asking your family, friends and coworkers if they have ever hired a professional calligrapher and if they would suggest their work. These three sources should give you plenty of candidates to interview. Now comes the time to start calling up the names on your list and setting up interviews to talk about what they might be able to do for your invitations.
You always want to start your conversation with how long they have been doing calligraphy? How did they learn the art form? Have them show you some samples of their work. Also, look at fonts that they offer. Take a close look and ask yourself if you can see your invitations being written in any of the fonts you see. What will the turnaround time be? Depending on how busy they are with other clients, this can really vary and you will need to weigh whether you can accept their time frame or not depending on how far away your wedding date is. Do they offer other services? Will they stamp, seal and stuff your envelopes? If they say yes, we highly recommend this service. What do they charge for a job of your magnitude? Once you have gathered all of this important and pertinent information from all of the candidates on your list, your should be able to make an informed hire.↑ Back to the top ↑