Q&A: Invitations: Handwritten Invites for a Small Wedding?


I'm having a small, low-budget wedding and I thought it might be nice and less expensive to handwrite my invites. However, I don't know how to do calligraphy very well. Would my handwriting the invitations come across as cheap?


If you're having a small, casual wedding (fewer than 50 people, pretty laid-back), it's completely fine to handwrite invites. You don't even have to use calligraphy. If you or someone close to you has nice handwriting, you're set. And you're right -- you'll save some bucks. Then again, for a large, formal wedding, you may not want the handwritten look because it wouldn't match the style. But for a small, intimate wedding, handwritten invites are just that -- intimate.

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