Bakersfield Wedding Calligraphy
We realize that there are many considerations when it comes to planning a wedding. And we also understand that money is a major consideration with most people that plan a wedding. But as you move forward from one planning stage to another, we want you to keep in mind that this day only comes once in a lifetime and making sure that everything is not only done well but also in a special way is very important. After all, you are going to be looking back and asking yourself if you did absolutely everything you possibly could make your wedding be the most special event possible. One of the little details that we urge you to consider right off the bat is hiring a professional calligrapher. Keep in mind that the invitation that you send out to your invited guests can either make an impression or they can be ho hum. But if they reach into their mailbox and pull out this beautifully hand written invitation, think about what their reaction will be. We can tell you what it will be. They will feel honored and special. The fact that you took the time and spent the money to have invitations and envelopes addressed by hand will knock their socks off. Not to mention the fact that this will save you time and you are entrusting a professional to make sure everything is done properly. We have some very good news for you. The Bakersfield area has some very good calligraphers. It will be up to you to find them and then to target the right candidate for your wedding needs. And you will be able to do just that with the assistance of this guide.
Finding some quality candidates will be your first mission. There are a few ways that we advise you to start your search. Your first stop and always be to attempt to harness the power of the world wide web. Do a Google search for “calligraphers in the Bakersfield area.” Start perusing the various websites that you see on the pages that you get back as a result of your search. Click on as many of the links as you can stand and evaluate the work of each calligrapher. Try and imagine if you can see their work appearing on your invitations. If you can, then jot down the name and contact information of the candidate. Another potential source that we highly recommend are your wedding vendors that you have already hired. Wedding vendors are notorious for being well connected in the wedding industry and for knowing anyone and everyone who might be able to help you. Also, don't neglect your family, friends and coworkers. You never know, they might be a tremendous source of information about any calligraphers that you might should look into. Take your list and start contacting each candidate. Ask them for a date and time that would be convenient to talk about your invitation needs.
Spend the first few minutes together just getting to know each other a bit. After that, you need to be prepared with some specific questions that will help you determine whether this is the calligrapher for you. How long have they been a calligrapher? How did they learn how to be a calligrapher? Are they a member of any organizations like the International Association of Master Penman? This shows a desire to continue to get better by availing themselves of training. How will they take into account your ideas? Will you have to have a number of meetings in order to edit the preliminary invitations? Take a look at their portfolio and talk about their letting designs and which ones you really like. The cost of doing your invitations will usually be related to the amount of detail that you want and hoe many invitations you need to send out. Find out how long it will take for you to receive a sample and then the finished product. How many extra envelopes do they require? Will they correct mistakes for free? The answer should be yes. When you are satisfied with a certain candidate, it will be time to make your hire.