This covers the time I spend to set up doing a job, i.e., meeting with the client (by phone, in person, e-mail—time and transportation fees…), creating necessary guides for the job, setting up my workspace accordingly, obtaining nibs, ink/colors, and any other supplies required to do the job to your specification. (For jobs with less than 50 envelopes, this fee will be less).
RATE PER OUTER ENVELOPE: $3.50
(Fully-lined envelopes, paper quality of envelopes which will require extra effort on my part to achieve a professional look, will add .50 per envelope to the rate).
RATE PER INNER ENVELOPE: $1. 50
RATE PER RETURN ADDRESS ON OUTSIDE ENVELOPE: $1.50
To make my job go more smoothly, please set up your mailing list this way:
- VERTICAL (Portrait) layout.
- TWO COLUMNS PER PAGE
- 12 PIXEL SIZE FONT (choose one that’s easy to read).
- NO ABBREVIATIONS! (I can convert standard street and state ones, but beyond that, please write out others fully)
- MAKE SURE ALL NAMES, STREETS, CITIES ARE SPELLED CORRECTLY BECAUSE I WILL WRITE EXACTLY WHAT IS PRINTED!
- DOUBLE- CHECK ZIP CODES! I only verify that what is written down matches what you have put on the mailing list…
- FOR INNER ENVELOPE NAMES: PLEASE INCLUDE THE NAMES TO BE USED ON THE INNER ENVELOPE AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH REGULAR ADDRESS ENTRY
Please Note: Any mistakes that are found which are due to my negligence, I will redo free of charge. Any mistakes that are due to your errors (or last minute changes) on the original mailing list will be redone at the same price as the others.
When should I mail my invitations? Mail out 6-8 weeks prior to the wedding—more, if guests will travel from great distances. That means I will need the envelopes and mailing list at least two weeks before that date!
How do I send you my mailing list? You may send the list as an attachment, or give me a hard copy. I will only accept Microsoft Word or Google Doc files set up as specified in the ‘Mailing List Set-Up’ tab.
How many envelopes do I need to provide? You may remember someone at the last minute AND don’t forget—I am human, I make mistakes! A good rule of thumb is to supply at least 10-12 extra per 100 to be sent out. Your stationer should be able to accommodate this easily if informed in advance.
How do I choose a style of lettering? I can go over that with you when we discuss the details of your project. I have samples of popular styles of lettering, or I can also match the lettering used in your invitation design.
Is there anything else I will need to provide? Because I am always building and updating both a hard copy portfolio as well as my website pics, I ask to have one complete invitation set which includes invitation, envelope(s), response card, etc. *The invitation will not be displayed/posted until after the wedding has taken place.
RATE PER ESCORT CARD: $2.25
PLACE CARD FORMATTING: I will need your list of names and table numbers formatted in one Word document, organized by table.
ADDITIONAL STATIONERY: Prices for these are determined according to the job.
- Seating Scrolls
- Guest Book/ Photo Album Inscriptions
- Copy of Wedding Vows
- Gospel Readings, etc.