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Wedding Invitations, Announcements, Placecards, & More: A Bride's Guide to Simple Calligraphy [Paperback]

Bette Matthews
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Although engraved invitations have become standard for weddings, cards printed by hand are always in good taste. Most people do not have the handwriting skill for hand printing, so they fake it with a computer script or hire a calligrapher. This book has classic calligraphy instructions for those who would like to try it themselves, with a little practice first. Several types of alphabets are included, with detailed instructions on strokes and layout. A section on wedding etiquette has useful information on invitations, thank-you notes, and place cards, with photographs of many examples. An excellent book for public libraries.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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Wedding Calligraphy is a comprehensive instructional book on using calligraphy to create various styles of invitations needed by brides for weddings, rehearsal dinners, showers, thank yous, etc. Five chapters (Modern, Romantic, Classic, Elegant, Artistic) present a particular wedding style and step-by-step calligraphy and "layout" information for getting the look on your invitations, announcements, place cards, etc. Traceable lettering templates open each chapter while finished invites show end results. Sidebars and tip boxes help with phrasing (the best way to say it) and advice on the wedding style (modern, romantic, classic, etc.) while calligraphy shortcuts and fast fixes (if you make a mistake) help you with the process. Also included is information on various papers and decorative elements, plus "tricky situations" etiquette advice (related to invites, place cards, and the like).

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4.0 out of 5 stars With This Book, You Can Do It June 18 2004
Format:Paperback
With this book -- and a lot of practice -- I was able to do the calligraphy for my daughter's wedding.
The book includes a number of romantic alphabets in styles from Celtic to modern, forms for invitations, many examples of custom woprk, and step-by-step instructions for projects ranging from favors to menu cards to guest books. There are also suggestions for working with a professional calligrapher.
This is a practical book for anyone planning a wedding.
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4.0 out of 5 stars With This Book, You Can Do It June 18 2004
By Rebecca Haden - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
With this book -- and a lot of practice -- I was able to do the calligraphy for my daughter's wedding.
The book includes a number of romantic alphabets in styles from Celtic to modern, forms for invitations, many examples of custom woprk, and step-by-step instructions for projects ranging from favors to menu cards to guest books. There are also suggestions for working with a professional calligrapher.
This is a practical book for anyone planning a wedding.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Calligraphy Book! July 9 2010
By LoRemz - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I don't know what the people who rated this book 2 stars are talking about. The subtitle clearly says "A Bride's Guide to Simple Calligraphy". This is a calligraphy book.

That said, there were also plenty examples of finished pieces--on every other page! The examples are a little old-fashioned for my taste and don't have that Martha Stewart look that I love, but are still helpful in envisioning the application of the calligraphy techniques on an invitation. This book also helps you apply the proper wording to an invitation if you're at a loss when it comes to etiquette. This can come in very handy when trying to figure out how to word an invitation under special circumstances such as when the bride or groom have parents who are divorced or deceased.

I used this book to address the envelopes for my wedding invitations as well as the placecards and I got tons of compliments. You should have a minor background in calligraphy or at least good penmanship to really benefit from these alphabets. This is the biggest collection of alphabets I've come by. They are all gorgeous in their own right. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to hand-letter a wedding invitation.
4.0 out of 5 stars Found my Font Sept. 26 2013
By A. Chang - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I purchased this book more for it's instructional techniques than for the wedding advice. Most of the calligraphy can easily be found in various calligraphy book. However, I did find a great one i feel in love with, so it was helpful in that perspective. There's a limited set of calligraphy, but great for ideas and finding one that speaks to you.
4.0 out of 5 stars READ Before You Buy! March 3 2013
By Cami - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Lucky I'm a HUGE Lettering and Calligraphy Lover (in addition to wedding invitations). This is a fantastic resource if you're looking for a book to show you some fun, funky and elegant calligraphy ideas. In my opinion, the title is misleading because it's definitely more of a cool calligraphy / handwriting book (although there are definitely some cute invitations in there, too.) Had I not been a calligraphy lover, I probably would have returned the book, but since I'm always looking for fun new styles of calligraphy, I found this to be a great book. I would describe this more of a modern, fun calligraphy book with a few invitation ideas. I really like how it shows you, step by step, how to do each lettering style.
5.0 out of 5 stars wedding perfect.. Feb. 26 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Love the book gave me great ideas for my cards and canvas stuff that i make. I recommend always. thanks again.
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