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How to personalise your wedding invites with calligraphy

Calligraphy expert Inez Tan gives us her top tips for making wedding invitations extra special

By ELLE Malaysia | Published: 3 Mar 2017

Wedding invites
Photo: Inez Tan

What are some of your favourite ways to customise invitations?
I think the best way would be to have their guests names calligraphed on the invite! Also monograms of the couple's initials makes the invite more personal.

What elements should a bridal couple have in mind when designing their invitations?
They should definitely have the theme in mind which helps out a lot in designing and planning the whole look and feel of their invitations.

Do you have any tips for couples who'd like to do their own calligraphy?
Practice, practice, practice! It may look easy but you will need a lot of practice to make the letters look good. We have had many students who join our calligraphy workshops so that they can calligraph their own invites.

What different kind of calligraphy styles would you recommend for invitations? Do different styles suit different types of weddings?
Yes definitely! It depends on the wedding theme. There are many different styles of calligraphy – just like music, you have to pick a style that suits the theme!

Click here to sign up for a workshop with Inez. Follow her on Instagram for more updates.

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