Find Your Nashville Wedding Calligraphy
This starts a very special season for you. You have just agreed to say I do and there are all kinds of wedding plans to get knee deep into. But your first task is to get your invitations designed and made out so you can announce to the world the special news that you are entering wedded bliss. There are many ways to go about this and you can take the quality to the level that you would like to take it. Once you have the invitations looking the way that you want them to and your graphic designer has provided you with something that you are more than satisfied with, you can really provide a special touch by hiring a professional calligrapher. This is an amazing way to set the tone for your special day. And when your guests see the amazing lettering on your invitations and envelopes, they will not only know that you have went to the next level for your wedding, but they will also feel very special in that they are a part of something so unique and wonderful. So, without further ado, you will want to begin your quest to find the perfect calligrapher. There are some questions you will want to make sure you ask any candidate that you interview. Knowing that this is probably the first time that you have ever had to look for a vendor like this, here is a brief guide to help you in your search.
So, what is the first thing that you need to do for this all important search? You need to find some really high quality candidates. There are a few sources that you can tap into. One of the very best sources we feel is to tap into your friends, family, and coworkers and talk to them about experiences they may have had with calligraphers. You may find that someone that you know had an amazing experience with a calligrapher and that the product that they provided was exceptional. You will want to get their name so you can interview them at a later time. You can also do a Google search for "calligraphers in the Nashville area." You should have a number of results that you can start clicking on and checking out. One of the things to take note of right away is the quality of the calligrapher's website. While this may not be a true reflection on the work the candidate is capable of, you have to go off of something and we feel that if their site does not look and feel professional, that is a reflection on their actual work possibly. Another potential source of candidates is your wedding vendors that you have booked already. There is a great chance that they will have some contacts that they can give you. Once you have your list, it is now time to setup interviews. We think it is essential that you sit down across from a table with each of your vendors to assess what they could possibly provide to you. Start with the experience question. How long have they been doing calligraphy professionally? Keep in mind that it takes quite a bit of practice to become truly proficient at performing calligraphy. You definitely want to see past work they have done for clients. Ask them if they have testimonials they could provide to you.
Ask each candidate when you can expect to receive the finished invitations and envelopes. Many calligraphers try to working within a two week time frame, but they may have numerous clients they are working on at the same time. Make sure that you have the number of guests you will be inviting handy. Based on this number, ask them what their services are going to cost you. You can always count on rush orders costing more. Check to see if they offer other services like stamping, sealing, and stuffing of your envelopes. This is a service that we believe is more than worth it.
One thing you need to know is that there will be mistakes. No one is perfect. So with that in mind, find out how many extra invitations and envelopes they usually request. Also, find out if the corrected mistakes are free or charge or do they charge you for them. If they tell you that they charge for their mistakes, we advise you to move along to the next artisan. Check out a catalog of letter and design styles that they should be able to show you. Pick out your favorite. It is now time to get down to business. Pick the candidate that you like the best based on their answers and what they can provide.