Wedding Calligraphy Rates:
$3.50/escort card & mini envelope set
$200-$500 spot calligraphy
$75 custom return address stamp
$55 custom monogram stamp
$500+ custom invitation design
looking for additional custom calligraphy? contact us for a quote
Additional charges may apply to textured, handmade, or dark colored envelopes as they are more difficult to write on – these also require a longer turn around time. If you are considering using textured or dark envelopes, please let me know as soon as possible. It is best to avoid textured envelopes, but if you would prefer to use them I will determine charges on a case by case basis. Dark envelopes can look amazing, but require a great deal of precision and caution, so there will be a $1.00/envelope fee as well as an additional week of turnaround time.
Standard ink colors are: Black, Walnut Brown,White, Gold, Silver, Copper, Yellow, Red, Green, Blue, and Purple. Colors other than black are 15¢ extra per envelope. An additional $20 mixing fee will apply for custom ink colors, and for metallic colors.
Calligraphy is delicate work, and errors are inevitable—especially while the ink is still wet! In order to ensure there are enough envelopes to account for ink smudges, mistakes, etc, please be sure to include 20% additional envelopes. Please include 25% for rush orders. Failure to provide an adequate amount of additional envelopes may result in delays to your order. I am not always able to count your envelopes in advance and rely on our clients to provide an adequate number of extra envelopes.
15¢ extra/envelope for ink other than black
$20.00 mixing fee for custom colors
$1.00 extra/envelope for dark envelopes
$1.00 per additional line
$65 return address stamp fee
You can either pay online, via mail, or in person. I accept all major credit cards, personal checks, Venmo, or Cash. Please indicate your preferred method of payment when you email me the list of names, and I will send you back an invoice with instructions on how to pay. Final deadlines will be set at this time as well. All payment is due prior to the start of writing due to the handwritten nature of my work, and any mailed payments must arrive beforehand. Final deadlines will be set at this time as well. Some exceptions may be made for rush orders. In the case of an emergency or if the order is not able to be fulfilled for any reason on my end, I will be happy to refund your payment.
Orders booked in advance (before you’ve purchased envelopes) require a non-refundable $85 deposit to ensure your place. Your order is not reserved until I have received a check or credit card payment for the deposit. The deposit is applicable toward your order. Please remember that the schedule does book up months in advance.
Regarding Sales Tax, the states of California and Virginia require I report all my sales so in turn I have to charge sales tax to the residents of California and Virginia. This will be included in the invoice.
Please send the list as either a PDF or Word Document
List the addresses in 1 or 2 columns.
Alphabetical order is preferable, if possible.
Please list inner envelope names in a 2nd column to the right of the address if I am calligraphing those as well.
*I will absolutely check with you if something looks incorrect or improper, however I don’t always catch everything—it is your responsibility to ensure all addresses and names are spelled correctly and formatted properly before I receive the list
Please indicate your desired due date, keeping in mind work is done by hand there is no way to guarantee that orders will be completed on this date. I will make every attempt to have orders completed prior to the preferred date of completion and will notify you, the client as soon as possible if the order is delayed. Please keep in mind our standard turnaround times of 3-4 weeks. I will confirm this when I receive your order. Turnaround does not start until the list, envelopes and payment information are received. If you have a hard deadline that you are concerned about, consider a rush order or make an order further in advance.
A rush order is any order requiring completion in less time than the turnaround time we quoted for you. Rush orders are not actually rushed, they are simply orders that are moved to the front of the queue of outstanding clients and for this reason there is typically 25% up charge which may be increased based on the length of rush turnaround required.
Keep in Mind:
All work is done by hand. There may be slight variations in color, size, style, centering, spacing, and margins through out the order. Ink colors may vary and may not match the printed script exactly. I will attempt to correct all problems without needing to use additional envelopes. Unless you have paid for centering, corrections to spacing will be made at the expense of the client. Minor imperfections are part of the calligraphy process, and should not be considered to be errors.
Place an Order:
Order envelope calligraphy now, or fill out this ORDER FORM, and I will be in touch with you as soon as I can! Also, feel free to email me if you have any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org! Thanks so much for your business!