Allow me to create the perfect hand-lettered look for your event, occasion or keepsake. Pricing is for calligraphy only – the client provides all paper stock. All lettering is created with a traditional hand dipped pen and ink.
Outer Envelopes | $3.50 each
Inner Envelopes | $1.50 each
Flat $10 fee for colored or metallic ink
$0.25 per envelope for lined or dark envelopes
DAY OF DETAILS
$1.75 each – single card
$2.00 each – card + mini envelope set
starting at $5.00 each
I own several mirrors and chalkboards that are available for rent. I can also source acrylic, wood, fabric and heavy card stock. Pricing is based on the wording, design and size of the sign. Please contact me for a quote.
CALLIGRAPHY FOR REPRODUCTION
BASIC 4-PIECE WEDDING SUITE
invitation, return address and response set
Starting at $300.
MENUS AND PROGRAMS
Starting at $125.
Starting at $100.
CUSTOM RETURN ADDRESS STAMP*
$40 – 60 each – contact me for a variety of styles
$10 each – these come in a variety of colors
STUFF & STAMP SERVICES
I will stuff, stamp and mail your invitations starting at $1.00 per set.
Please email/call to discuss the details, timing and pricing for your unique idea.
* Rates do not include shipping.
Thanks for choosing Calligraphy by Carole for your special event – I look forward to working with you! Please review the information below and complete the questions on my Contact page. Your booking will be official after we confirm availability via email. If you have any questions, please contact me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!
Before services are rendered, a $100 non-refundable retainer is required upon placement of your order and will be applied to your final payment. If your order is cancelled at a later date, the retainer will act as a cancellation fee. I try to be flexible, but do get booked up quickly.
All orders are shipped via UPS Ground, unless expedited shipping is requested. All orders include a tracking number. Please know that I cannot guarantee delivery dates, nor can I be held responsible for delays. Additionally, I am not responsible for lost orders or packages damaged in transit.
Calligraphy is an art form, so no two handlettered pieces are identical. All custom orders are final, due to their specific nature. I will hold a few extra envelopes (if enough are provided) in case you have additions or find errors once your order has been returned. I am always happy to immediately correct any mistakes on my behalf and will mail them back within two business days.
Full payment is due upon receipt of your completed order. Out of town clients will be responsible for shipping fees (at cost). I will email your invoice with complete charges and delivery status the same day that your order ships.
My pricing is based on the client providing all paper goods and products. Please remember to provide at least 15% overage. If you have difficulty finding the perfect paper/materials for your event, please let me know. I do have access to a local vendor who can provide paper stock in a variety of colors, sizes and textures. As all paper responds differently to ink, additional charges may apply.
All of my calligraphy is done with hand-dipped nibs in ink. I use bottled inks, powders and gouache to create the perfect color for you. If you have a specific Pantone color, please let me know and I’ll custom mix your ink to match.
My typical turnaround is 3 weeks from the date that I receive BOTH your envelopes and guest list. I am very deadline oriented and schedule jobs on a first-come, first-served basis. I often book my calendar up to 6 months in advance, so please contact me to see if we can reserve a spot for you. I hope we can!!
Please review your list carefully before sending to me. If you have created your list in an Excel spreadsheet or Google doc, please make sure it has the following headers; Formal Name(s), Street Address, City, State, Zip, Country (only other than USA), Inner Envelope. The only thing I need in the Inner Envelope column are children’s names or “and guest”.
Children’s names are listed only on the inner envelope, by first name only (or the name they go by) and in birth order.
If you are allowing your single guests to bring an unknown escort, address the inner envelope with your friend’s name followed by “and guest”. If you know your friend’s guest, include his/her name on the outer envelope and the inner envelope, as opposed to “and guest”.
Do not write “and family”, as this can be open to interpretation.
If there is no inner envelope, it’s perfectly acceptable to include “and guest” on the outer envelope. Children will be listed on the 2nd line under their parents.
Properly Addressed Outer Envelope with children
Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Smith
Tommy, Bobby and Susan
100 Main Street
New York, New York 10022
Properly Addressed Inner Envelope with Children
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Tommy, Bobby and Susan
As a professional calligrapher, I follow proper etiquette guidelines, such as:
- Spelling out all components of the address (city, state, Street, Avenue, etc.)
- Spelling out all one word numbers (one, five, fourteen, forty, etc.)
- Traditional use of surnames (Mr., Mrs., Miss) on inner envelopes
- Spelling out designations and professional titles (junior, senior, Doctor, Reverend, Colonel, etc.)
- Use of 5 digit zip code (no zip + 4 until required by USPS)
- I can also help you answer questions, like:
- How do you address children in the household?
- What is the proper way to invite an escort for my single guests?
- How do I address 2 unmarried guests living together?
- What about married couples with different last names?
- How do I address doctors who are married?
Married couples with the same last name are listed as:
Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Smith – inner envelope
Couples with different last names:
Ms. Mary Ellen Smith
Mr. Paul Oscar Brown
Ms. Smith and Mr. Brown – inner envelope
Doctor Mary Ellen Smith
Doctor John Henry Smith
The Doctors Smith – inner envelope
If you are unsure about other etiquette questions, please ask before completing your list.
If you are a photographer or planner interested in having calligraphy paper products in your next shoot, please contact me! I love working with designers and artists around the country and sharing the work of other vendors on my site.