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Meant To Be Calligraphy

Alexandria , VA
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Life’s most meaningful celebrations deserve a personal touch.
We can help you set the tone for your wedding or party long before the first guest arrives with beautiful... Read more
Life’s most meaningful celebrations deserve a personal touch.
We can help you set the tone for your wedding or party long before the first guest arrives with beautiful hand-lettered invitations and envelopes, then help carry that elegance through the event with hand-lettered ceremony programs, escort cards, table markers, menus, Quaker-style marriage certificates, personalized stationery, thank you notes, and more. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
I contracted with Michele for my envelopes and seating cards and I was thrilled with her work. There are lots of styles to choose from and she's very easy to work with. Everything was completed in a timely manner and the end result was beautiful.
I contracted with Michele for my envelopes and seating cards and I was thrilled with her work. There are lots of styles to Read more...
I contracted with Michele for my envelopes and seating cards and I was thrilled with her work. There are lots of styles to choose from and she's very easy to work with. Everything was completed in a timely manner and the end result was beautiful. Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Meant to Be Calligraphy for our wedding invitation envelopes, escort cards and reception signage and everything came out beautiful! Michele was such a pleasure to work with, her calligraphy was amazing and her turn-around time was exceptional. I would highly, highly recommend Meant to Be Calligraphy.
We used Meant to Be Calligraphy for our wedding invitation envelopes, escort cards and reception signage and everything Read more...
We used Meant to Be Calligraphy for our wedding invitation envelopes, escort cards and reception signage and everything came out beautiful! Michele was such a pleasure to work with, her calligraphy was amazing and her turn-around time was exceptional. I would highly, highly recommend Meant to Be Calligraphy. Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Meant to Be Calligraphy is an amazing find!! Michele is so incredibly talented and gracious to work with. I was astonished at the skill she has and never would have imagined that I could get such high-quality, beautiful, personalized pieces for a reasonable price. I hired Michele to do a few different pieces, with various colors and styles of calligraphy. Her work was unfailing in its quality. Her patience with my decisions, her recommendations when I asked her expert opinion, and her willingness to take on various projects (menus, seating charts, etc.) showed me that in addition to being an incredibly talented artist, Michele is a true professional.

I added all sorts of fun touches to my wedding that I hope will make it a beautiful event (in ten days!) but it is Michele's work that stands out for its unique touch and beauty. Her elegant calligraphy has created pieces that I will treasure for a lifetime, and they are clearly not something that a computer could have produced. She is worth every penny!! I give Michele and Meant to Be Calligraphy my highest recommendation. And I will likely be back for more special event pieces in the future...
Meant to Be Calligraphy is an amazing find!! Michele is so incredibly talented and gracious to work with. I was astonished Read more...
Meant to Be Calligraphy is an amazing find!! Michele is so incredibly talented and gracious to work with. I was astonished at the skill she has and never would have imagined that I could get such high-quality, beautiful, personalized pieces for a reasonable price. I hired Michele to do a few different pieces, with various colors and styles of calligraphy. Her work was unfailing in its quality. Her patience with my decisions, her recommendations when I asked her expert opinion, and her willingness to take on various projects (menus, seating charts, etc.) showed me that in addition to being an incredibly talented artist, Michele is a true professional.

I added all sorts of fun touches to my wedding that I hope will make it a beautiful event (in ten days!) but it is Michele's work that stands out for its unique touch and beauty. Her elegant calligraphy has created pieces that I will treasure for a lifetime, and they are clearly not something that a computer could have produced. She is worth every penny!! I give Michele and Meant to Be Calligraphy my highest recommendation. And I will likely be back for more special event pieces in the future... Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Michele Hatty Fritz of Meant to be Calligraphy was wonderful to work with. She offers a wide range of styles, has many wonderful ideas for her clients to consider, and offered invaluable advice to me throughout the process. Equally important, she is a delight to work with -- very friendly, very accommodating. Our invitation envelopes were beautiful. She finished them ahead of schedule, and we received many, many compliments once our guests started to receive them. We had the same experience -- beautiful work, finished ahead of schedule -- with our escort cards.
Michele Hatty Fritz of Meant to be Calligraphy was wonderful to work with. She offers a wide range of styles, has many Read more...
Michele Hatty Fritz of Meant to be Calligraphy was wonderful to work with. She offers a wide range of styles, has many wonderful ideas for her clients to consider, and offered invaluable advice to me throughout the process. Equally important, she is a delight to work with -- very friendly, very accommodating. Our invitation envelopes were beautiful. She finished them ahead of schedule, and we received many, many compliments once our guests started to receive them. We had the same experience -- beautiful work, finished ahead of schedule -- with our escort cards. Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
I'm so happy that we decided to hire Michele to address our invitations! The calligraphy is simply stunning. Our guests were in awe when they received the invitations. Michele is very easy to work with, even when a couple of last minute changes and additions occurred. She even delivered the finished envelopes to me. I highly recommend Meant To Be Calligraphy. It's so worth the small extra expense to have personalizes, gorgeous calligraphy on the invitations!
I'm so happy that we decided to hire Michele to address our invitations! The calligraphy is simply stunning. Our guests Read more...
I'm so happy that we decided to hire Michele to address our invitations! The calligraphy is simply stunning. Our guests were in awe when they received the invitations. Michele is very easy to work with, even when a couple of last minute changes and additions occurred. She even delivered the finished envelopes to me. I highly recommend Meant To Be Calligraphy. It's so worth the small extra expense to have personalizes, gorgeous calligraphy on the invitations! Read less
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akc726
Wedding:
2/19/2012
5.0/5.0
It was an absolute joy to work with Michele of Meant to be Calligraphy. Her work was outstanding and I could tell how much time and care she put into her designs. We had Michele address the invitations, create the escort cards, and make some other signs for the wedding. She also created a jpeg of her calligraphy for the menu card. We received so many compliments on the invitations and the escort cards and we know it was worth it to splurge on calligraphy. Michele has a lot of fonts to choose from and is willing to accommodate to your wedding's needs. She is easy to work with and easy to reach by email or phone. I'd highly recommend her!
It was an absolute joy to work with Michele of Meant to be Calligraphy. Her work was outstanding and I could tell how much Read more...
It was an absolute joy to work with Michele of Meant to be Calligraphy. Her work was outstanding and I could tell how much time and care she put into her designs. We had Michele address the invitations, create the escort cards, and make some other signs for the wedding. She also created a jpeg of her calligraphy for the menu card. We received so many compliments on the invitations and the escort cards and we know it was worth it to splurge on calligraphy. Michele has a lot of fonts to choose from and is willing to accommodate to your wedding's needs. She is easy to work with and easy to reach by email or phone. I'd highly recommend her! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Michele is a delight to work with. She is super responsive and very organized and her calligraphy is BEAUTIFUL. We used her for our invitations, seating cards, escort cards and signage at the reception. I can't tell you how many people commented on how beautiful everything was. In addition her prices are very reasonable and she is just a pleasure to work with. I can't wait to use her again for a special party!!
Michele is a delight to work with. She is super responsive and very organized and her calligraphy is BEAUTIFUL. We used Read more...
Michele is a delight to work with. She is super responsive and very organized and her calligraphy is BEAUTIFUL. We used her for our invitations, seating cards, escort cards and signage at the reception. I can't tell you how many people commented on how beautiful everything was. In addition her prices are very reasonable and she is just a pleasure to work with. I can't wait to use her again for a special party!! Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Michele at Meant To Be Calligraphy addressed the envelopes for our save-the-dates and invitations, and she also created our place cards and seating chart. She did an outstanding job. She was the only calligrapher I could find who offered a style that fit the art deco aesthetic of our wedding, and she was extremely easy to work with. She picked up and dropped off materials at our home and even scrambled to accommodate a place card for a last-minute guest. She also helped us figure out what kinds of paper, ink, and arrangement of text made sense for the look we were trying to achieve. Michele is organized and meticulous, and throughout the process I had total trust that she would take care of what we needed. Michele's vision and product are top-notch, and I really enjoyed working with her.
Michele at Meant To Be Calligraphy addressed the envelopes for our save-the-dates and invitations, and she also created Read more...
Michele at Meant To Be Calligraphy addressed the envelopes for our save-the-dates and invitations, and she also created our place cards and seating chart. She did an outstanding job. She was the only calligrapher I could find who offered a style that fit the art deco aesthetic of our wedding, and she was extremely easy to work with. She picked up and dropped off materials at our home and even scrambled to accommodate a place card for a last-minute guest. She also helped us figure out what kinds of paper, ink, and arrangement of text made sense for the look we were trying to achieve. Michele is organized and meticulous, and throughout the process I had total trust that she would take care of what we needed. Michele's vision and product are top-notch, and I really enjoyed working with her. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Michele did calligraphy for our invitations, table cards, and escort cards. She was very quick and did a fantastic job - I even had one guest say she kept the envelope of the invitation because she'd never seen her name written so beautifully! It was so convenient that Michele did both pick-up and drop-off - it saved me time when I needed it most! Michele also helped me find the exact escort card I was looking for - she really is a pleasure to work with! I am keeping her information in case I ever need calligraphy again!
Michele did calligraphy for our invitations, table cards, and escort cards. She was very quick and did a fantastic job - I Read more...
Michele did calligraphy for our invitations, table cards, and escort cards. She was very quick and did a fantastic job - I even had one guest say she kept the envelope of the invitation because she'd never seen her name written so beautifully! It was so convenient that Michele did both pick-up and drop-off - it saved me time when I needed it most! Michele also helped me find the exact escort card I was looking for - she really is a pleasure to work with! I am keeping her information in case I ever need calligraphy again! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We had Michele do the calligraphy on our wedding invitations and they couldn't have been more beautiful. Michele was great to work with throughout the process and we would definitely recommend her. I also recommend her return address stamps, which is so unique. I wish I had more excuses to use calligraphy!
We had Michele do the calligraphy on our wedding invitations and they couldn't have been more beautiful. Michele was great Read more...
We had Michele do the calligraphy on our wedding invitations and they couldn't have been more beautiful. Michele was great to work with throughout the process and we would definitely recommend her. I also recommend her return address stamps, which is so unique. I wish I had more excuses to use calligraphy! Read less
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AMK514
Wedding:
6/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Michele was amazing to work with. She was professional, helpful in answering all of my etiquette questions and efficient. When we got the invitations back, we were amazed at how gorgeous they turned out. I even had her make us an extra keepsake so I can have a copy with our new married name forever.
Michele was amazing to work with. She was professional, helpful in answering all of my etiquette questions and efficient. Read more...
Michele was amazing to work with. She was professional, helpful in answering all of my etiquette questions and efficient. When we got the invitations back, we were amazed at how gorgeous they turned out. I even had her make us an extra keepsake so I can have a copy with our new married name forever. Read less
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Thaisa
Wedding:
4/9/2011
4.8/5.0
Michelle addressed the envelopes for my wedding invitations. They turned out beautifully and I received several comments about how elegant the calligraphy looked. Michelle was professional and responsive. She also picked up/delivered the stationery at my convenience, which was a plus with my busy schedule. I also appreciated how Michelle helped me select the lettering style to complement the invitation design. I highly recommend her.
Michelle addressed the envelopes for my wedding invitations. They turned out beautifully and I received several comments Read more...
Michelle addressed the envelopes for my wedding invitations. They turned out beautifully and I received several comments about how elegant the calligraphy looked. Michelle was professional and responsive. She also picked up/delivered the stationery at my convenience, which was a plus with my busy schedule. I also appreciated how Michelle helped me select the lettering style to complement the invitation design. I highly recommend her. Read less
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AprilDCbride
Wedding:
4/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Michele was absolutely wonderful to work with.

Michele addressed all of our invitations for us, and they were gorgeous, so then we asked her to do escort cards, menus, and some other signage for our reception. Everything came out beautifully.

Moreover, Michele was extremely professional and responsive. The week that she was addressing our envelopes, there was a snowstorm in DC and her power was out so she asked if she could have a little bit more time for the envelopes. I actually really needed them by the original date and she said no problem and made it happen. She also was super prompt about responding to emails and always there to answer my questions. The fact that she picked up and delivered everything was icing on the cake.

Thanks Michele for all your beautiful work and great service!
Michele was absolutely wonderful to work with.

Michele addressed all of our invitations for us, and they were Read more...
Michele was absolutely wonderful to work with.

Michele addressed all of our invitations for us, and they were gorgeous, so then we asked her to do escort cards, menus, and some other signage for our reception. Everything came out beautifully.

Moreover, Michele was extremely professional and responsive. The week that she was addressing our envelopes, there was a snowstorm in DC and her power was out so she asked if she could have a little bit more time for the envelopes. I actually really needed them by the original date and she said no problem and made it happen. She also was super prompt about responding to emails and always there to answer my questions. The fact that she picked up and delivered everything was icing on the cake.

Thanks Michele for all your beautiful work and great service! Read less
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Cara
Wedding:
4/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Michelle was absolutely fabulous to work with! She came to my office multiple times throughout the process which was a huge help to me. Not only did she do all my invitations, but she did escort cards, table numbers, info cards, and even a chalkboard menu and they were all amazing! Every one of my guests were blown away at the quality of her calligraphy, it is truly beautiful! She is very fast and efficient and overall just a joy to work with. There is no one better!!
Michelle was absolutely fabulous to work with! She came to my office multiple times throughout the process which was a Read more...
Michelle was absolutely fabulous to work with! She came to my office multiple times throughout the process which was a huge help to me. Not only did she do all my invitations, but she did escort cards, table numbers, info cards, and even a chalkboard menu and they were all amazing! Every one of my guests were blown away at the quality of her calligraphy, it is truly beautiful! She is very fast and efficient and overall just a joy to work with. There is no one better!! Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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kathims
Wedding:
1/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Michelle did all the calligraphy for our wedding, from the invitation to the escort cards and table names. Everything was just beautiful! we received so many compliments on the calligraphy. She was a joy to work with, coming to my parent's house to pick up and drop off items. thank you Michelle!
Michelle did all the calligraphy for our wedding, from the invitation to the escort cards and table names. Everything was Read more...
Michelle did all the calligraphy for our wedding, from the invitation to the escort cards and table names. Everything was just beautiful! we received so many compliments on the calligraphy. She was a joy to work with, coming to my parent's house to pick up and drop off items. thank you Michelle! Read less
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MSM
Wedding:
5/16/2010
4.8/5.0
Michele did a great job on our place cards and food cards. The calligraphy was beautiful and carefully done.
Michele did a great job on our place cards and food cards. The calligraphy was beautiful and carefully done.
Michele did a great job on our place cards and food cards. The calligraphy was beautiful and carefully done. Read less
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kristin
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
I consider myself very lucky to have found an awesome calligrapher. Michele at Meant To Be Calligraphy is incredibly talented and very sweet. I really wanted my invitations & placecards calligraphed and I searched all over for someone who would be easy to work with and offers reasonable prices & I found Michele! The moment I sent her an email inquiring on her services, she replied so promptly. She is very professional and sends me updates while working on the cards. Even when she isn't sure what I want, she checks with me to make sure. After she did my invitations, I immediately knew I wanted her to do the placecards because I trusted her & knew she'd do an amazing job. She really goes out of her way in the beltway traffic to pick up/drop off invitations/cards - how many vendors would do that?! I highly recommend Michele for calligraphy services!
I consider myself very lucky to have found an awesome calligrapher. Michele at Meant To Be Calligraphy is incredibly Read more...
I consider myself very lucky to have found an awesome calligrapher. Michele at Meant To Be Calligraphy is incredibly talented and very sweet. I really wanted my invitations & placecards calligraphed and I searched all over for someone who would be easy to work with and offers reasonable prices & I found Michele! The moment I sent her an email inquiring on her services, she replied so promptly. She is very professional and sends me updates while working on the cards. Even when she isn't sure what I want, she checks with me to make sure. After she did my invitations, I immediately knew I wanted her to do the placecards because I trusted her & knew she'd do an amazing job. She really goes out of her way in the beltway traffic to pick up/drop off invitations/cards - how many vendors would do that?! I highly recommend Michele for calligraphy services! Read less
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ellabeedc
Wedding:
5/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Michele was amazing!! She did calligraphy for my envelopes and table cards. She was easy to work with and I enjoyed going through her portfolio and discussing all the details about what I wanted. She very quickly picked up on my style and new exactly what I was going for with the calligraphy. For the money, she really provides a lot. She'll use colored inks and does pickup and delivery! What a small detail that makes a huge difference!! She also really went out of the way for me, doing my pickups right in the midst of the major DC snowstorm of 2010. For the table cards, she handled a strange shaped card really beautifully. I was SO pleased with the results and would strongly encourage any of my friends to use her for their calligraphy needs!
Michele was amazing!! She did calligraphy for my envelopes and table cards. She was easy to work with and I enjoyed going Read more...
Michele was amazing!! She did calligraphy for my envelopes and table cards. She was easy to work with and I enjoyed going through her portfolio and discussing all the details about what I wanted. She very quickly picked up on my style and new exactly what I was going for with the calligraphy. For the money, she really provides a lot. She'll use colored inks and does pickup and delivery! What a small detail that makes a huge difference!! She also really went out of the way for me, doing my pickups right in the midst of the major DC snowstorm of 2010. For the table cards, she handled a strange shaped card really beautifully. I was SO pleased with the results and would strongly encourage any of my friends to use her for their calligraphy needs! Read less
Services Used: Invitations

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