When it came to my own wedding, one of my biggest splurges was on calligraphy. Our wedding invitations featured calligraphy on the invitations themselves, as well as matching calligraphy on the envelopes. While I previously wrote about calligraphers on Etsy, I stumbled across this blog post on How to Fake Calligraphy at Something Charming that I thought would be great to share for those of you who want the look of calligraphy but don’t have anything extra to spend.
Her advice is basically to practice, practice, practice and she shares a tip for getting the pen look of calligraphy. If you’re going to use “fake calligraphy” on your wedding invitation envelopes I recommend one thing: lots and lots of extra envelopes!
If you want to do your own calligraphy but want some more in-depth instructions, Melissa Esplin (who designed this website!) teaches online modern calligraphy for beginners at her site I Still Love Calligraphy. Classes cost $95.