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So, this is where it all begins. You have agreed to take that walk down the aisle and say I do. And to announce it to the world, you will be send out invitations. And we are sure that you want your invitations to have your specialized, personal touch. So, besides going to great pains to work with a graphic designer and pick out something amazing, there is something else you can do to really provide that phenomenal touch. Think about the first impression that you will create when your guests see beautifully hand written cursive on your envelopes and invitations. It may seem like a small thing in one way, but it truly is that special touch that your wedding experience deserves. So, you are probably wondering how this kind of hire works. Well, much like your other hires but the subject will be much different. Start checking out candidates in the New Orleans area. And remember, this is a very specialized field. Not everyone who calls themselves a calligrapher actually does really artistic and creative quality work. That is why you will have to pay attention as you do what you must to make sure you hire the perfect professional for your wedding needs. And we are here to help you with the process. So take this guide with you when it is time to conduct your interviews. We wish you well with your search for this very important vendor.

At this point you are probably wondering who is out there performing this kind of service. Well, if you have decided to hire someone for your invitations, you definitely have to find out. And there are a few places for you to look. You can start by doing a Google search for “calligraphers in the New Orleans area.” You will see a number of results pop up and you will need to start clicking on each one in order to take a good look at various calligrapher's websites and to try and determine if you see any truly professional vendors that you might like to talk to further about your job opening. Feel free to ask your friends, family and coworkers if they have worked with a calligrapher and whether they would recommend the person that they worked with. We love this source because you will have a first hand experience of someone that you trust. And a third great source is your wedding vendors that you have already hired.

Once you have a few candidates that you feel good about, setup some interviews with each calligrapher to find out more about them and what they might be able to provide to you. A lot of people are worried about this service being expensive. Well, let this be the first subject that you bring up. Prices do vary depending on the professional that you talk to. Of course you will need to tell your candidate how many guests you will be inviting which will determine how many invitations and envelopes they will need to make out. Once you know what the price is, you will need to determine if they fit into your budget.

You also need to ask about their turn around time. Keep in mind that a calligrapher is going to take your job and put it in a queue with everything else they have to do. So that means if they are really booked up with clients, you may not receive your finished product for quite awhile. You need to be clear on this point if you are in a pinch. On the other hand, if you really like the calligrapher, you can ask if they do rush jobs and how much extra that would cost. We wish you well with your search for a professional calligrapher.