Wedding Top Tips - Wedding Stationary | Scritto
Scritto - Wedding Top Tips
(Photo by Maxeen Kim Photography)
It's been a while since the last post of my blog series "Wedding Top Tips". The 8th installment is all about wedding stationary this time as I'm interviewing UK based stationary designer Michelle Trotter from Scritto.
Tell us a bit more about your company and how it came about?
Scritto is a calligraphy and wedding stationery service, which is currently my side hustle but is more than just a hobby. I have a background in Graphic Design and always love exploring new ideas. Asides from paper goods I also pride myself in hand-lettering on mirrors and hand-painting leather jackets.
I love exploring different textures like capiz shells, leaves, agate slices and so on, basically anything I can write on. I didn’t start calligraphy in the most common way of getting into it by designing a friend’s wedding stationery. I actually decided to hand draw a logo for an event at my full-time job and from that moment I fell in love with putting pen to paper again. Easy as that! From then on, I worked on developing my writing skills and quickly moved onto mirrors and jackets.
What has been the best or most memorable wedding you've worked on so far?
It would have to be my first paying client for wedding mirrors and signage. It gave me the belief that I could really make something out of this business and not just letter on mirrors as a hobby and for friends. I had two HUGE mirrors to work on and they were so beautiful. I also had to letter 12 glassed framed table numbers/names and 4 glass framed signs. I was so proud of the work I created and a bonus was the bride is also in the wedding industry so I had confidence she had good taste.
What are your 2 top tips for brides and grooms to be?
My first tip I’d give to couples is to start planning your invitations and save the dates early on. Don’t leave it to the last minute as we stationers do get booked up especially during wedding season and any delays made does push back deadlines.
Secondly, don’t forget what’s important...each other. Wedding planning can be stressful and is almost like a full-time job, but take a step back and remind yourself why you are getting married...to marry the love of your life.