3 Tips How to Make Your Wedding Day Calligraphy Unique

3 Tips How to Make Your Wedding Day Calligraphy Unique

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Your story, like every couple’s journey, is one-of-a-kind, and tailored calligraphy is one way to add a deeply personal touch to the ceremony celebrating your union. 

With literally millions of options to choose from, here are 3 tips to make your wedding stationery and collaterals feel unique. 

1. Decide the Vibe

Traditional or modern? Rustic or elegant? Innovative or tried-and-true? “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it” also applies to calligraphy styles; some will feel more playful, while others may look more delicate.  

Copperplate Calligraphy with a Nikko G nib and Higgins Eternal Ink

Copperplate Calligraphy with a Nikko G nib and Higgins Eternal Ink

Modern Calligraphy style alternatives

Modern Calligraphy style alternatives

2. Choose a Tool

The same handwriting is given a much different expression using a ballpoint pen, or a nib and ink, or a brush. 

0.7mm ballpoint pen by Muji Sprott 222 nib & Speedball penholder Zebra brush pen by Zebra

0.7mm ballpoint pen by Muji
Sprott 222 nib & Speedball penholder
Zebra brush pen by Zebra

Handwriting with a pen

Handwriting with a pen

Handwriting with a Sprott 222 nib and Higgins Eternal Ink

Handwriting with a Sprott 222 nib and Higgins Eternal Ink

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Handwriting with a Zebra brushpen

Handwriting with a Zebra brushpen

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3. Make it Your Own

Once you know the rules, you have the freedom to break them and mix-and-match to your heart’s content. 

Custom menu for Tory Williams & Jonathan Cedar, 2017

Custom menu for Tory Williams & Jonathan Cedar, 2017

It’s the little imperfections of something hand-made that best communicate authenticity and personal connection, so I hope these tips will help you make your day extra special and unique. 

If you'd like a consult on how custom calligraphy can make your occasion feel unparalleled, contact me

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