PRICING INFORMATIONThe following list is a basic price list for most items ordered for weddings, births, etc.
If you have any further questions feel free to phone me at 724-799-0076 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEDDING INVITATIONSMost wedding invitations come with an inner and an outer envelope. I will call this a set. I do not charge a set up fee, nor do I charge extra for colored inks. I do charge extra for gold or silver metallic inks. I will only charge you for the price of the pens required to complete your job. Normally only an extra $5 per 50 invites.
Price for a set (both envelopes) is $2.00.
Some modern invitations now include only one envelope. Should you use single envelopes or for save the dates, shower invites or anything requiring a single envelope...
Price for a single envelope is $1.50.
There is also an additional price if your envelopes have dark liners (only on the outer, inner envelopes are no problem as there is only one line of information written on them).
If you have dark envelopes, or dark liners that make it impossible for me to see through your envelope on my light table, there will be an additional charge of $ .50 per invitation set.
These types of envelopes require the envelope to be laid out using very light pencil lines drawn with a fine lead art pencil, on the front of each envelope. Once the calligraphy is completed, the lines will then be erased with a high quality art eraser. You will not notice the lines on the finished envelopes.
SPECIAL NOTES REGARDING INVITATION ORDERING:
When ordering invitations please take into account
that you will need to order an extra 15% of envelopes
due to potential mistakes during the writing process.
SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING PROVIDING YOUR ADDRESS LIST TO CALLIGRAPHER:
There is proper etiquette to be followed when addressing envelopes. The Knot has a great page in question and answer format that will help you along. Click on this link: THE KNOT - Wedding Etiquette to take you to a great page full of information on this topic. Or you may pick my brain at any time, as I have over 27 years experience in the field.
ADDRESS LIST FORMATTINGThe Knot also has a great address list format that is simple to follow and great for many things you may need to track for your wedding, such as food choice, table numbers, RSVP's rec'd., etc. To access this great program, click on this link: THE KNOT - GUEST MANAGER. This list enables you to email your guests with updates plus you are able to move your list from excel or word documents back and forth between this list and your programs on your computer for printing.
PLACE CARDS & TABLE ITEMS
On your provided stock* , place cards can be created for $ .75 each which includes the following information:
Mr. & Mrs. James Smith
Cards can be given individually to one per person,
or you may combine couples onto one card.
Additional $ .25 - .50 each - which includes both the cover stock
and the ribbon, or design elements and cards will be folded and assembled
(calligraphy will be the additional $.75 each per name).
If you would like me to create a plain place card, with no embellishments,
they will be 25 cents each instead of 50 cents.
If you have stickers or another idea, I would be happy to help you with that as well.
Or if you have a fun idea for place cards, such as writing on sea shells, or boxes for favors, wine labels, chocolate bar covers, etc., I am most happy to accommodate you. I have made cards to look like luggage tags for a destination theme wedding. I have written in silver/gold or white on black. I can write on almost anything!
Take a look around at wedding magazines or websites like pinterest for fun ideas
and just share them with me. We will then personalize them to fit your theme!
I am most happy to recreate these items at normally a fraction of the cost you may find them for elsewhere!
If you would like the table number written
on the inside of your place card, rather than the outside,
please add an additional $ .10 per card
for extra time required to complete order.
Table numbers or buffet cards to match your place cards
and/or names for tables are produced at $2.50 each.
Many couples are now creating a "Signature Drink" named after the bride and groom to serve at the bar.
Signature Drink Cards or Specialty Food Cards can be created
for about $2-4 each depending upon the amount of information
and design work required on such a card.
They can be put in a frame, 5" x 7", or made into a table tent that is folded over and just stands up on the bar. You can also get a plate holder and just stand the card stock on that as well.
*Please note, when ordering place cards from an outside source, please try to order them blank if possible. If you decide to order a graphic, or your name and date at the top, please try to leave off the little M______________ line that is normally preprinted on most place cards. It is usually made far too small to write a name neatly with a calligraphy pen. If left blank, more of the space is able to be utilized for writing your guest's names and they will be able to read them much easier. Especially those of us with eyes over the age of 40. LOL
DIRECTION CARDS- I can create direction cards from your provided directions. I will typeset them in a close font to your wedding invitations, print them on cardstock or regular paper that closely matches your wedding invitations and have them ready to be inserted with your items.
Typesetting - $10.00 and printing dependent upon quantity required.
ASSEMBLING, FOLDING & STUFFING - READY TO MAIL SERVICES -
I offer the additional service of folding all invitation pieces, affixing postage to your return envelopes, assembling in proper order, stuffing into envelopes, sealing and affixing outer postage & sealing of outer envelope so that your invitations are completed and ready for mailing at the post office. (POSTAGE STAMPS** OR MONEY FOR POSTAGE STAMP PURCHASE MUST BE PROVIDED BY THE CLIENT.) This tedious task takes hours longer than most brides ever imagine! Let me save you time and worry by taking care of this job for you.
Pricing for folding, stuffing, ribbon tying, sealing, etc.
for an additional $ .50/per invitation.
**SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING POSTAGE: Most invites are either larger than normal size envelopes or weigh more than normal size envelopes. ALWAYS - take the time to assemble a complete set of what you will be sending with your invitation and take it to the post office for weighing to be certain you have enough postage on your invitation. The reply card will normally only require a single regular priced stamp. The post office often sells stamps in sets that are created just for weddings. They take into account the normal price of a whole wedding invitation with extra pieces. But still have it weighed to be certain that you have the proper postage. Look online at www.usps.com to see the styles of stamps available.
Seating charts are a new way of seating your guests. I can create a large piece of artwork that can either be framed, or mounted on foam core. Your guests will look up their names written in alphabetical order and their table name will be written next to their name.
Seating charts start at $25.00 - $50.00 for the initial artwork & layout.
Each name is an additional $ .75,
to be added once the artwork is ready to receive names.
Framing is additional-dependent upon the size required and frame type selected. Or you may purchase the frame yourself. I suggest that you use the coupons in every Sunday paper for Jo-Ann Fabrics or Michael's craft stores. They are normally 40% off. Or look for frames on sale there or at stores like Kohl's where they go on sale regularly at 50% off and have a wonderful selection of pretty frames.
Mounting on foam core is an additional $10.00 per board.
If your event is at a hotel, or hall, they will normally have easels available for you to use for free, that you will place just outside your reception room doors. If you have more than 150 guests I suggest dividing your list between two boards. One on each side of the door cutting the alphabet in half.
Menus are typeset in advance and then copied onto matching stock of either linen or parchment cardstock.
Typesetting of the menu is $10.00. Menu in calligraphy - $25.00
Menus are a nice keepsake as well as a great way to let your guests know exactly what they will be feasting on at your event. You have gone to great lengths to pick wonderful foods for your event. Let your guests know exactly what is in that salad dressing, or what type of cake you have selected. It's a great conversation starter at the table as well and it's normally a very inexpensive way to add a touch of elegance to your wedding tables.
PROGRAMSPrograms are custom created just for you, with a lovely monogram on the front of your choosing, taken from a sheet I will provide for you with many selections. Ribbons are tied on the sides to match the theme of your wedding. Colored card stock can be added to match. Or we can come up with other ideas according to your desires, such as a picture of your church, embossing of heart, doves, etc., to go with your theme. Bring your ideas of items you like or see in wedding magazines or online, and I would be happy to recreate them at a fraction of the cost.
If you have an idea for a program, just show or explain it to me, and I am sure I can create it for you.
Programs are priced approximately $1.50 - $3.50 each,
according to number of pages needed,
quantity of printing, quality of paper and ribbon selected.
I will be happy to mail you samples! Or send you photos via email.
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES & BIRTH CERTIFICATESI create custom made marriage certificates (can be made to match your invitation or your theme colors) or baby birth certificates (can be made to match any theme, color or baby's room).
These start at $35-50.00 for unframed versions
to $50.00 - 75.00 for framed.
You may select a frame color or wood color.
I have customers who order these for every wedding they attend. The brides are often so pleased with this gift that the giver receives thank you notes stating that it was often the bride's favorite gift. These are one of a kind created works of art, personalized just for the bride and groom~that will be cherished for years to come and become a family heirloom.
POETRY & WATERCOLOR ARTWORK
Poetry will be priced dependent upon the piece.
The number of lines will be counted, and priced at $ .50- 1.00/line,
with a minimum of $25.00 per project.
If there is a poem with a lengthy amount of lines, I will work with you on the price. Watercolor artwork may be added to your piece,
or graphics or 3D embellishments and will be priced according to the difficulty
and size of the required art or price of embellishments.
Don't be afraid to let me know about something that has caught your eye or an idea you have for something special, but are just not sure how to accomplish it. Send me your pinterest photos~or ideas from magazines or online, etc.
I am extremely creative and love coming up with fun ideas to make your wedding beautiful!
I am certain that I will be able to help you make the wedding of your dreams come true and leave your guests full of compliments about the uniqueness of your event!