Perhaps it’s the sentiment of old-fashioned love letters (thanks, technology, for kicking that to the curb), but there’s just something inherently romantic about the long lines and loopy letters of calligraphy—delicate, intricate, and intimate, they’re almost a private invitation to read between the lines of love, especially when used in a wedding.
Handwritten script is a beautiful way to add a personalized touch to your big day, starting with your save-the-dates and invitations, where calligraphy provides a luxe, elegant feel to usher your guests into your union of love. And of course, when it comes to the actual wedding, there are other paper goods to splash some gorgeous calligraphy across—ceremony programs, escort cards, place cards, menus. But the beautiful thing about calligraphy is that it can be written on basically anything. Swap out paper for an acrylic sheet, cacti paddle, palm leaf, or the like to match the theme of your wedding, and combine it with a calligraphed touch for a fun mix of styles.
That said, there are so many other creative ways incorporate calligraphy besides the typical wedding decor that calls for the written word. Think of a quote sprawled across a world globe for the wanderlusting couple’s ideal guest book, your vows dashed across a linen ceremony backdrop, or your favorite book passage iced along your wedding cake. And calligraphy doesn’t have to be handwritten—a laser-cut or neon sign, name cake toppers, or printed balloons achieve the same romantic effect.
In fact, just for you, we’ve rounded up 26 of these unique, creative calligraphy ideas. From parchment scroll seating charts and table numbers to customized wine labels and hand-painted desserts, there’s something for every wedding style. You’ll totally be rethinking your wedding day lettering, because the art of the written word has never looked so good.