Wedding Invitation Inquiry
Creating paper goods for a wedding is an intimate and lovely process that involves a lot of detail, time, and collaboration between a bride and a designer! If you have made it to this page, it must mean that you are considering us as an option for your paper goods, and we're so glad that you've made it to this point!
Please read through the information on this page,
then use the button above to submit your inquiry;
We can't wait to meet you!
Frequently Asked Questions
After getting engaged, many brides immediately think of their dress, the wedding venue, the flowers, who their bridesmaids are going to be, and many other details that factor into their big and magical wedding day.
Me? Well, I was slightly different. When I first got engaged, I was immediately preoccupied with the fact that I knew I would design my own wedding invitations, as well as address the envelopes for the wedding invitations in calligraphy. Little did I realize how much that endeavor would end up costing at the time; the truth is, many brides (me included) don’t necessarily realize how much wedding invitation design and addressing will cost when the time comes to hire someone, or do it on your own. Most people are often a little unfamiliar with the timeline for invites as well! Here are some common questions that get asked:
How much should I expect to pay for custom wedding invitations?
The truth is, if you hire a professional designer or calligrapher to create your wedding invitations, it will cost approximately $1,000 for 100 designed and printed invitations and RSVP cards, and that doesn’t count additional pieces that you might want, such as a wedding map, details card, accommodations card, etc. Pricing will vary depending on the print methods and designer that you choose; however, the most basic design package for wedding invitation design and printing with me starts at $1,500. My pricing packages increase from there based on what you want included in your wedding invitation design!
How soon in advance do I need to book with you?
Wedding invitations are most commonly mailed 6-8 weeks prior to the wedding date. Our design process may last up to two months, which requires us to get started on brainstorming at least 5 months before the wedding (make it 6 just to be safe). Or, if you already have your address list and all your information ready to go, we can start designing and scheming even earlier than 6 months before your wedding! We are currently booking wedding invitation designs for 2018 brides.
Do you require a down-payment or a deposit?
Yes, when you book with ElisaAnne Calligraphy you are required to pay a 50% non-refundable retainer that locks in your place on our design calendar. This payment can be paid in 2-3 installments on a case-by-case basis, so feel free to ask us about this option. We know that you're investing in a lot of wedding services at once so we want to make the process convenient for you!
Isn't it easier to just order my wedding invitations through an online invitation store?
If you are looking for a design experience that is sure to result in paper goods created specifically for you, your wedding, your venue, and your experience, then I am who you want. I will help you bring your vision to life based on the questionnaire you fill out, a phone-call interview, and continual communication throughout the design process. Most of my brides say that the invitation design process is one of their favorite things about wedding planning! To read more about our design process, click HERE.
What printing options do you offer for invitations?
We currently offer digital printing (also called flat printing), letterpress printing, and foil printing. Please be aware that letterpress and foil printing techniques will often result in a longer turnaround time for your wedding invitations, meaning we will have to start designing further in advance. Letterpress & foil invitations will also result in a higher cost for your invitations as well.
Do you offer a package that includes designing Save the Dates?
Absolutely! If you would like to have us design your Save the Dates as well as your Wedding Invitations, just make sure to let us know when you fill out the inquiry form!
So you offer design services & calligraphy? What exactly does that mean when it comes to designing invitations?
Since Elisabeth (the face behind the business) is a designer and a calligrapher, we are essentially your "one stop shop" for wedding invitations. Instead of printing your invitations in one place, purchasing envelopes from another, and then trying to find a calligrapher to hire, we can do ALL of it for you. And the most beautiful part about it is that the calligraphy script used on your wedding invitations will match exactly with the envelope addressing, which is equally beautiful and impressive when the entire suite is assembled and seen together.