Would you pay for calligraphy for placecards?
Posted 13 August 2008 - 01:33 PM
I need your advise! I ordered these beautiful 4 inch sand dollars to use for placecards and I want the guests' names written on them (the pic below was my inspiration). My aunt, who has great writing, offered to write the names for me. Now that she saw the sand dollars (which seem super delicate), she's afraid of messing up and ruining them and is no longer wanting to do it for me. I researched a few people locally that did calligraphy and the best price I was quoted was $2.00 a shell (and that is not an exact quote, she wants to see them first).
I'm not trying to be cheap, but I can't imagine myself spending almost $90 on signatures!!! But, I don't want the writing to look crappy either. They are part of the decor, so I want them to look nice! Should I spend the $$? I know the font on the pic example looks very simple, but the way the shell is curved and being that they are so delicate, I would be afraid of someone trying to write on them that is not a proffesional. What do I do
Posted 13 August 2008 - 01:38 PM
Posted 13 August 2008 - 01:41 PM
Posted 13 August 2008 - 01:43 PM
Have you thought about your friends? Maybe one of them has neat handwriting? There's nothing better than a DIY project where all the girls help out!
Also, not sure how this would work, but what about some type of clear/transparent sticky paper! You know what I mean Not regular white heavy paper, but something that you could use your computer to print out in a nice font then you could just stick it on? I know it sounds tacky or unappealing, but hopefully you can conceptualize what I'm trying to say! Try some kinda arts n craft store maybe
Posted 13 August 2008 - 01:44 PM
Is that the kind where you can write on it in pencil? If it is maybe your aunt can pencil it in first and then go over it with a fine tip marker.
Posted 13 August 2008 - 02:01 PM
Posted 13 August 2008 - 02:03 PM
Posted 13 August 2008 - 02:07 PM
| Originally Posted by Alyssa |
Well, i would probably spend it if it was important to me
what about the letter rub-on sheets you can get at like michaels? i dont think you have to rub very hard to get them to transfer, might be an idea.
Posted 13 August 2008 - 04:14 PM
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