RESOURCES and HELPFUL INFO
GUEST & SEATING CHART LISTS
Download our Wedding Guest List Template to set up your addresses for envelope calligraphy, place/escort cards and seating chart projects! This workbook is set up in Excel, but can be uploaded to Excel Online or Google Sheets if you do not have Excel.
We always source materials for our invitation and day-of design clients. For calligraphy projects, clients must provide 15% extra items, with a minimum of 10 extra items (envelopes, place cards, sign paper). For specialty-coated papers, provide 20% extra items, with a minimum of 15 extra items.
Standard ink color included is black, blue, red and green. If you are looking for a different color, we would be happy to provide it at no additional charge if I have it in stock. Custom-mixed colors incur a $25 fee.
Clients are responsible for all shipping and delivery charges unless another arrangement was previously agreed upon in writing. If you live within the Southern New Hampshire or Greater Boston area, I would be happy to arrange pick up/drop off times that work with both of our schedules at a mileage-based delivery charge of $1.50 per mile roundtrip from our Manchester, NH studio.
For all design and calligraphy projects, 50% of the quoted amount is required as a retainer deposit to begin work. The remaining portion will be due before delivery/mailing when the services are completed.
FREQUENTLY asked QUESTIONS
+ Do you work with clients outside of New England?
Absolutely, we've worked with clients as close as the same town to as far as across the country and everything in between! We can arrange shipping solutions for almost all projects, and for harder to ship items we can brainstorm a solution or alternative for you.
+ How much time should I allow for our wedding invitation design?
For completely custom invitation suites, we recommend you allow 3 to 5 months for design and production depending on how intricate you'd like your suite to be. We've laid out a helpful timeline of when you should book your wedding stationer on our What We Do page for more info!
+ What should I consider before ordering envelopes for calligraphy?
See which size envelope would be most appropriate for the type of guest list you have. If you have many long names and addresses, a small envelope may not be suitable. Some papers are not as ink friendly as others. Extra charges may apply for dark papers, envelopes with a dark lining, or papers that are difficult to write on.
+ How far in advance should I book A La Carte services?
We typically require at least 6-8 weeks notice for projects. For envelope addressing, if you add production time to the goal of mailing your invitations eight weeks prior to your event, you should aim to contact us at least 4 weeks prior to your invitation mail date.
High wedding season (April-September) books up very quickly so don't hesitate to reach out to me earlier, we accept bookings months in advance!
+ How much time do you need to finish my project?
Project timelines depend entirely on the specific project and our current workload. For envelope addressing, an order of 100 envelopes will take about 2 weeks from the receipt of the final guest list. Other projects, such as signs and seating charts, require different time considerations, but we can provide a more specific timeline after you contact us with details of your event or project.
+ Do you have a minimum order amount?
Great question! Calligraphy and day-of detail orders start at $250.00 minimum. Day-of detail minimum quantities start at 50, see our Day-of & Calligraphy page for more information.
+ Can you do lettering for invitations, logos, or other custom projects?
Yes! We offer spot calligraphy and lettering for all sorts of projects and clients. Please contact us with as much detail as possible so that we can chat about the vision for your project.