WEDDING STATIONERY & CALLIGRAPHY
Custom wedding stationery and calligraphy can add the perfect touch to your special day. Your invitations and envelopes provide your guests with a first impression of what is to come when your big day arrives, and you want that first impression to be a great one. You have the chance to truly impress your guests, and you can amaze them with one-of-a-kind invitations, addressed envelopes, personalized place cards, menus, a seating chart, signage and more all around your ceremony and reception venues.
But don't limit these services to just weddings! I can provide you with custom stationery and calligraphy, as well as watercolor artwork and illustrations for all event types, and even for personal use such as your home or office.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I'm so ready to work with you! What's the next step?
Send me a note from my Contact Page, via the project inquiry form below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and say hi! I will then set up a complimentary consultation via phone/Skype or email so that I can hear all about your ideas and vision for your project. Once we've gone over all the details, I will put together a proposal that will outline all of your initial concepts/inspiration, pricing and timelines. If you like what you see, a 50% non-refundable retainer will be due to book your project in my calendar.
I'm definitely interested, but I'd like to see samples first - is that possible?
Absolutely! I know how difficult it can be to make a decision about paper goods without being able to hold it in your hands first. Once we've chatted and I know what you're looking for, I'd be happy to drop some samples in the mail to you. My sample packets cost $15, and that will go toward your total should you decide to move forward with me for your invitation suite :)
What printing methods do you use?
Digital printing is most common, but I also offer gold foil and letterpress.
How much should I budget for my wedding stationery?
It will obviously be different for every couple, but the suggested wedding stationery budget is about 6-9% of your total wedding budget.
How much will it cost to have you design my wedding invitations?
A Letter Lane bride can typically expect to spend around $1,750-$2,500 on her wedding stationery, which includes the main invitation, reply card, printed reply card envelope, details card and outer envelope with calligraphy. Pricing does vary depending on quantity, paper type, additional cards, or any other fun extras like wax seals or ribbon. Once you reach out to me, I'll have you fill out a questionnaire to gather all the fun details from you, and then I'll be able to provide you with a custom quote! If you have any questions, I would be happy to hear them and suggest options to best fit your budget.
How long will it take?
All projects are different, but when you book with me, I will provide you with a detailed timeline for each stage of your project. When you first contact me, I'll need to know your wedding/event date, and from there I will be able to decipher when I will start on your project, as I will need to take several things into account: our initial consultation, your mood board and inspiration, sketches, full design and painting process, proofing, printing and assembly. If envelope calligraphy addressing will also be needed, an additional 3-5 weeks will be needed. For any other projects, I'll need specifics from you about what you're looking for, as well as when you need it by. Shoot me a note here and let me know what you have in mind!
How should I fit my stationery into my wedding planning calendar?
I would prefer to get started on your Save the Dates 10-11 months in advance of your wedding date, and about 5-6 months in advance for your wedding invitation suite. If you're a bit behind, no worries! Just let me know and we can adjust :)
When should I send out my wedding stationery?
It is customary to send out your Save the Dates about 6-8 months before your wedding, and 6-8 weeks in advance for your wedding invitations. If you will be having a destination wedding, it would be best add another 4 weeks or so onto those timelines to give your guests enough time to book travel and hotel arrangements.
How will you ship my invitations to me?
Your invitation suites will be lovingly and carefully boxed up and shipped to you via FedEx Ground (4-5 days, estimated at $15-$30).
Can you assemble and/or mail my invitations for me?
I would be more than happy to! Just let me know in our initial consultation that that is something you would like, and I will let you know what the additional cost for that service will be.
I'm interested in something else other that wedding stationery. Do you take custom project requests?
All the time! Custom projects are my favorite :) Just shoot me a note via my contact page, via the project inquiry form below or email me at email@example.com and let me know what you have in mind!