CUSTOM DESIGNED WEDDING INVITATIONS
The average ElisaAnne Calligraphy couple spends $5,000 on their custom designed wedding invitations. For more information on pricing/rates please download my 2019 Pricing Guide. I will happily work with you build you a quote that fits your budget! The most basic invitation package (no save the date) starts at $2,045.
CONSULTATION & BOOKING
After you fill out the online inquiry form, I take time to put together a custom wedding invitation quote just for you. This quote will be sent back to you & I will schedule a call to address any questions or concerns that you have about the process. To book with me, I require a 50% non-refundable retainer.
SKETCHES & INSPIRATION
When we start the design process, I’ll send you a questionnaire to get all the details for the invitation suite that I need. Then, I create sketches and a lookbook that brings your invitation vision to life. Your our wedding invitations are the first impression of your wedding and I want to make sure they will reflect you, your fiancé, and your event as well as possible. This step allows us to make sure we are on the same page.
This is perhaps one of the most exciting phases of the process; I do all of the design work in my studio and then you are able to see the beautiful results! All rounds of invitation designs are sent via an online questionnaire that allows you to give specific feedback about the design. Your package will include 3 FREE revision rounds that allow you to make specific changes to the design. Additional revisions for your custom wedding invitations are permitted as well and charged on a per-revision basis.
PROOFING & PRINTING
Once we have determined that your invitations are completed on the digital side of the design, you will be sent a proofing form to make sure that all names, dates, addresses, and information placed on the invitation is correct. The last thing I want to do is send your pieces to print with any sort of errors on them! Once you have signed off on the form (yes, we do require an official signature) I send your designs to print.
ASSEMBLY & MAILING
Depending on the package you book, you may have decided that you want to assemble & mail your invitations on your own. In that case, the invitations and envelopes will be shipped to you.
However, if you have hired me to do this step we will most likely be completing the addressing and calligraphy for your envelopes as well before mailing them to your guests. After the addressing, I will assemble your invitations with extreme care and deliver them to the post office where they will be hand cancelled. I promise that I take every precaution to ensure as safe of a mailing process as possible for your custom wedding invitations. Don’t worry, I always keep extras on hand if any don't make it through the USPS mailing service for some reason.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS…
How much should I expect to pay for luxury wedding invitations that are custom designed for me?
The average ElisaAnne Calligraphy couple spends $5,000 on their luxury wedding invitations, and this is excluding a Save the Date.
How soon in advance do I need to book with you?
It is preferred that you inquire 6 months to a year prior to your wedding to ensure we can fit you on our design calendar.
Do you work with only Georgia brides?
Though I’m based in Marietta, GA, I serve couples all over the country. More than half the couples I create custom wedding invitations for actually reside elsewhere in the US besides Georgia.
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 me about this option.
What printing options do you offer for invitations?
I 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 custom 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, so plan on spending around $1,000 - $1,500 more if you are interested in those options.
Do you offer a package that includes designing Save the Dates?
Absolutely! If you would like to have me design your Save the Dates as well as your custom wedding invitations, just make sure to let me know when you fill out the inquiry form.
How does the fact that you’re both a designer & calligrapher help me?
Since I'm a designer and a calligrapher, I am a "one stop shop" for luxury wedding invitations. Instead of printing your invitations in one place, purchasing envelopes from another, and then trying to find a calligrapher to hire, 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. Want to learn more about me? Visit this page.