Hand-lettered signage and invitations are a huge trend in the wedding world. Hand-lettering and calligraphy are versatile art forms and there are so many ways that they can be used on your wedding day.
Hand-written and designed invitations and invitation envelopes welcome your guests before they even arrive to your venue on your special day. Beautiful custom signage welcomes your wedding guests and directs them to where they need to be when they arrive. Hand-written escort cards, name cards, and seating charts add a special personalized touch. These are just a few ways that hand-lettering and calligraphy can be incorporated into your wedding day.
What is hand-lettering vs. calligraphy?
The main difference between these types of lettering is the type of pen used. Calligraphy uses a special type of pen with a flat nib tip and uses pressure to create different thicknesses of upstrokes and downstrokes.This is normally done on a smaller scale, such as for addressing envelopes or writing name cards. Hand-lettering (sometimes also called faux calligraphy) also utilizes different thicknesses of upstrokes and downstrokes, but it is created using a regular pen, a sharpie, a paint marker, or a brush pen. This can be done on a small scale, but it also works well for bigger projects, such as signage and chalkboards.
We can help you decide what type of art will work best for your special day. Go research, get inspired, and let us know how we can help you. Contact Tres Belle about hand-lettering design, specially created for your wedding day!
Lela M. – Assistant Collateral Designer for Tres Belle Weddings & Special Events