We realize that planning a wedding is a huge deal and it is very involved. The more you can offload your needs onto very talented professionals the better. And this principle certainly is true when it comes to having your invitations and envelopes made out by a calligrapher. Many people think that a calligrapher is an extraneous expense. We could not disagree more. The first thing that you need to keep in mind is that your wedding only rolls around once in a lifetime and you want everything associated with it to be as special as you can possibly make it. And one way to set the tone is to have a professional calligrapher hand write your invitations and envelopes. Believe us when we tell you that your guests will feel extra special when they see an invitation tha5t looks like it belongs in the hands of royalty. What it really signals to each of your invited guests is that they are important to you. Imagine you trying to address them yourself. Talk about a disaster. Why not leave this important task in the hands of a capable talented professional so that you know it will be done right in every way. The best way to make sure that this happens is to do some research in the Corpus Christi area in order to find out who is considered quality calligraphers. Once you have this knowledge, follow this guide in order to determine who will be your best hire.
Where is a good place to start with your search? We highly recommend that you attempt to harness the power of the world wide web. Do a Google search for “calligraphers in the Corpus Christi area.” This should provide a number of candidates for you to check out. Your best plan of attack is to check out teach artist's online portfolio. This will give you sense of what they are capable of and whether you gravitate to their style. When you come across a calligrapher that you really like, don't neglect to jot their name and information down. If you have hired any wedding vendors, we also suggest that you contact them and ask if they have anyone they could recommend. And one additional source that can be highly productive are the people you are around on a regular basis. Start chatting with your family, friends and coworkers about whether they have ever hired a calligrapher and if they have, can they recommend them for your needs? Take your list and contact each potential candidate as you setup interviews to talk about your wedding.
You need to know how long they have been in business. It takes years to hone a skill like calligraphy. What is their design background? Keep in mind that many designers have went to school and earned a graphic design degree but we suggest that you not consider this as the only criteria for hiring. There are some very talented people out there that do not have a degree. Talk about how the process would work with them and how involved you can be. Can you order your other printing needs from them? How long will the process take? Will you get to look over a draft r two before the final printing and lettering? Of course, you will eventually have to come to the question of cost. Once you have completed your interviews, it will be time to head home and do a thorough comparison of each. This exercise should lead you to your candidate of choice.