7 Unique Ways to Beautify Your Wedding with Calligraphy

By Luke Ellery

Wedding calligraphy is a trend that is here to stay - timeless and elegant. From classic and romantic chic to whimsical and rustic, hand lettering adds charm and character to any wedding. You might be envisioning gorgeous calligraphy invitations and hand addressed envelopes but did you know it can also embellish your ceremony or reception? Get inspired below with 7 stunning ways to express yourself with the art of the written word. 

Ceremony Backdrop

Image by Cassie Loree Photography

Choose lyrics from a favourite song, the inspiring words of a famous poet or a romantic quote, then have your calligrapher letter it on a fabric ceremony backdrop. It provides a dramatic focal point and will amaze your friends and family. An alternative to a traditional altar, it can even double up as your photo booth backdrop. 


Image by John Hagen Productions

The most important words you may ever say can be turned into a keepsake. Have your vows handwritten onto luxurious paper and read them during the ceremony. These heartfelt sentiments can then be framed and displayed in your home. 

Love letters

Your vows are heartfelt and declared publicly but a sweet, private letter to your future husband or wife is an unforgettable gift. For a big romantic gesture, have your words written in a classic script on quality paper. Hide it for them to find as they get ready or give it to them at the first look. 


Image by  Proshot  Photography 

Think seating charts, ceremony programs, cocktail lists, or menus. Anything you need to direct the focus of your guests can be done in calligraphy. From rustic pallet signs to elegant mirror seating plans, those beautiful flourished fonts can guide your guests and wow them with pretty. 

Place cards 

Image by Proshot Photography 

Who doesn't love seeing their name written in a gorgeous loopy font? Place cards can be written on textured paper with pretty ink to complement your tablescape. Or why not try something completely different and have your guests' names written on smooth pebbles, ceramic tiles or bring nature to the table with names on shiny green leaves.

Favour tags

Image by John Hagen Productions

Even including the smallest touch of calligraphy into your wedding can add to the feeling of celebration and show your friends and family that you really care. Add tags hand written by a calligrapher to adorn your gifts and goodies. 

Just married

Image by Edmonson Weddings. 

A classic car with a classic calligraphy sign is the perfect combination. Add florals, greenery or ribbons for elegance and romance, or bright balloons for whimsy.


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