September 18, 2016 11:12 PM
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Calligraphy is a no-brainer when it comes to addressing and designing your wedding invitations . Itos pretty; itos thoughtful; itos great! But there are even more creative ways to bring this personal touch to nearly every aspect of your wedding.

Here are six non-traditional ways to think outside the box.

1. The Welcome Bag

Greet guests at their hotel with a personalized tote bag. Insert items like an illustrated map that uses script for the cardos title and to ID the locations of the weekendos events or a custom bottle of champagne. Donot forget to include a few favorite spots nearby.

2. The Reception Table

The most common use of calligraphy here is on personal menus but weove started to see an uptick in not-your-average escort cards. Particularly great for destination weddings , weove seen our names written on everything from oyster shells to pomegranates. It also looks great on pretty paper napkin rings, table runners with phrases running down from end to end, and decorated clear-bottle centerpieces.

3. The Signage

Post beautifully painted signs at each event for your wedding to mark entrances, cocktails at the bar, the food, and more. Go a step further and ask a calligrapher to write your and your significant otheros favorite quote or song lyrics on fabric to hang behind the altar.

4. The Cake

Laser-cutting has changed the script game. Skip the traditional bride-and-groom, bride-and-bride, or groom-and-groom cake topper and opt for an unexpected one with your names or wedding hashtag .

5. The Dresses

Surprise bridesmaids with personalized hangers the morning of the big day. Your BFFs will appreciate the thoughtfulness behind the custom gift and on top of that, theyoll look great in photos.

6. The Thank-You Notes

obviously, you can use calligraphy to address all those thank-you notes . But you can make life easierjand a touch prettierjand have a stamp created for your return address in script. It adds even more charm and the stamp will last a lifetime. It will come in handy for future greeting and holiday cards.