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Last Updated: 14 Mar 2021
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According to The Knot, here's how you should be choosing a calligrapher:
A calligrapher should have a degree or certificate in the arts and should be able to produce a list of references and a portfolio of their work for you to review (oftentimes their portfolios are available online). Ask how long they've been doing calligraphy. Quality comes with experience and a younger calligrapher's work may not have confidence of stroke. You'll also want to ask for samples (especially if you're going custom) before you make any final decisions. The key to good calligraphy is consistency: Shape, stroke, weight, spacing and rhythm are all factors in letter perfection. So survey as many samples of lettering designs as possible from each calligrapher.
Once you've narrowed down your list of calligraphers to a few, email them to ask for basic details and a quote. Include your wedding date, approximate guest count and a general description of your wedding style, as well as the services you're interested in (envelope addressing, escort card labeling), so your calligrapher can give you a more accurate quote and timeline. Also, find out how to reserve your calligrapher—you should sign a contract and some calligraphers require deposits.