Custom hand lettering by Rachel Snyder

Thursday, March 26

Understanding A Little About My Calligraphy

Understanding A Little About Calligraphy

I believe it is important that you understand just "a little" about handwritten calligraphy if you are even considering having it for your wedding.

You Don't Get A Second Chance To Make A First Impression
Adding "an elegant touch" to various aspects of your wedding and helping you to create a "must attend" status, honoring all of your guests

Calligraphy is the art of beautiful writing......Knowing this you can choose which style you should go with for your wedding. You can choose from a casual to an elegant "pen in ink" of many different script or Italic fonts or you can choose a monoline style of writing, this is accomplished with a regular gel pen or just a pen,pencil, etc. really you can create beautiful writing in many different ways. The "Monoline" style writing is a more budget friendly style and is still very gorgeous.
Another way to add your calligraphy is to add your actual "pen in ink" style to certain areas of your wedding and then add "monoline" style writing style to the other areas of your wedding.

You will be pleased at the results whichever way you decide to have it done. I specialize in pointed pen and Italic script fonts, I will admit that pointed pen is my favorite, though I love ALL of my writing.

It is important, ESPECIALLY DURING THIS WEDDING SEASON, to contact me BEFORE the last minute. Know this, if your wedding is on the 3rd of ??? month there will be many, many more on the 3rd also.

When you call or email try to have a realistic idea in your mind, (i.e. not expecting 300 envelopes addressed in 1 day)
Calligraphy is very time consuming but well worth the time. Such a personal, beautiful piece of art with an authenticity that will always be. No 2 will ever be the same.

All of the prices that I base the estimates from are assuming that you have:
white/ecru or light color envelopes made of good quality paper, black ink, return address pre-printed on back flap and reply envelope, all lines are staggered ( or left justified)

If you want to have your back flap of the outer envelope addressed, not a problem. You must let me know ahead of time so I will be able to estimate the time that it will take. ***Try to always remember that it is best to contact me around the same time that you are contacting your caterers, photographers, DJ's,etc. I am very passionate about my work and I will not nor have I ever, replaced quality for speed. The appearance of all of your calligraphed items is VERY important to me :-) as I know it is to you.

**If you decide to have the back flap hand addressed, the turnaround time will be longer, so please provide this information as soon in advance as you can.

If you want a special font that I have not done before, please talk to me about it. In most cases I am able to look at letters and handwrite the letters with such beauty. When I do this it is important that I have enough time to be consistent in my writing. Though no 2 are alike, consistency is important. You will not regret incorporating calligraphy into your wedding.

The sooner you get your invitations, THE BETTER. I schedule clients on a first come basis 99% of the time. The sooner you have your material (i.e. cardstock, envelopes,place cards, table signs, etc.) the smoother everything goes. You will be glad that you did.

GOOD COMMUNICATION IS VERY IMPORTANT!!! I want Brides to feel comfortable asking any questions that will make your calligraphy experience a good experience.

I provide free priority shipping, free consultations, Free Samples, VIP discounts
working with each Bride individually to make sure that your Wedding is unique and just what you want it to be.

As far as "Local" clients; clients that are "far" away, I am willing to meet with you to go over my portfolio, prices, answer questions, etc. My goal is to help you make your wedding day dream come true. I will help you add style and personality to your wedding in anyway that I am able to.

True Local Brides are: Richmond Virginia Brides, Charlottesville Virginia, Roanoke, Salem, Blacksburg, Smith Mountain Lake, certain areas of NC, Maryland and DC Brides, and surrounding areas.

Check out my photo album and you can see photos on Flickr and yahoo 360; There are many other hand lettered fonts that have not been uploaded yet because of the busy wedding season. For example; Edwardian, Citadel, Shelley, Alexandra,Elegance,Liberate,Allyson, Nuptial, and more.

Sites: Smith Mountain Lake Weddings
Something Blue Bridal Consultants New York
Aztec Rental
Becky's Bridal in Buena Vista Virginia
Virginia Bride Magazine

Website: Elegant Touch Invitations and Calligraphy by Rachel Snyder

You Don't Get A Second Chance To Make A First Impression

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