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piece of paper with "sarah grace" and "thomas allen causey" in calligraphy with calligraphy pen and pink silk ribbon

Modern calligraphy is such a lovely and versatile art form. Calligraphy is perfect to bring a lovely aesthetic to your home, to send a note of love, or complete a gorgeous event. Blue Skies Lettering is happy to provide many services within the modern calligraphy arena. The following is a general pricing schedule as each product is unique. Please feel free to contact me for a custom quote, even if you do not see your potential project listed below!

Commissioned Pieces
Event (On-Site) Calligraphy
Weddings
Payment Schedule
Notes and FAQ’s

Pricing

Commissioned Pieces

Vows, Poems, Letters, Quotes, Passages……………………………quoted individually

*starting at $75.00 set up fee (includes supplies, layout and design time) plus $1.00 per word.

Please provide exact text via email for a quoted rate. Framing is not provided.


Event Calligraphy

Live Calligraphy………………………..starting at $150.00/hour plus travel expenses


Weddings

Spot Calligraphy (handwritten once for reproduction)

A high-quality PDF will be provided for your stationer or graphic designer to digitize.

Calligraphed Names for Invitation……………………………………………………….$150.00

Invitation Element (i.e. location, date, titles)………………………………….$75 per line

Return Address……………………………………………………………………………………$125.00

Reception Card…………………………………………………………………………………..$100.00

Reply Card and Envelope…………………………………………………………………….$150.00

Full Calligraphy Invitation………………………………………………..Starting at $400.00

Menu or Program Headers…………………………………………………………………$200.00

Signage……………………………………………………………………………quoted individually


Escort/Place Cards

Escort/Place cards include one name and table number (optional)

Products to be lettered must be provided by client.

Paper Surface………………………………………………………………………………….$2.00 per

Non-Paper Surface (i.e.. acrylic, agate, leaves, other)……….Starting at $3.50 per

Wedding Favors with Calligraphy…………………………………….Starting at $3.00 per


Hand Calligraphy and Addressing

Paper products must be provided by client.

Outer Envelope……………………………………………………………………………….$4.50 per

Inner Envelope……………………………………………………………………………….$2.50 per

Outer/Inner Set……………………………………………………………………………….$7.00 per

Special Font Matching……………………………………………………………………..$0.50 per

Textured/Handmade Paper……………………………………………………………….$1.00 per

Ink Color Matching (no charge for black, gold, white)……………$50.00 per order

List Preparation & Etiquette Review Fee (all orders)…………….$100.00 per order


Payment Schedule

Booking Fee (non-refundable deposit)………..50%*

Balance Due Before Project Completion & Shipping

Rush Fee: Within two weeks of event +50%

Rush Fee: Within one week of event +100%

*Orders of $500 or less and digital projects must be paid in full to book the service.

Pricing as of April 2022 – may be subject to change.


Notes and FAQ’s

Art and Handwritten Work

Please keep in mind that, unlike computer-generated text, the beauty of handwritten calligraphy is in the natural variation of the letter forms. Therefore, it is impossible for my hand to complete every stroke in the same way every single time. These variations result in every piece of writing being a distinctive work of art.  All creations done by hand will have these variations. My hope is that you will enjoy the timelessness of hand-calligraphed, personalized stationery and gifts and therefore appreciate this quality.

Licensing

As the artist, I remain the sole owner of all artistic rights. Commissioned art is for personal use only. Separate commercial licensing agreements are available, upon express written request.

Photography

Emailed copies of professional photography taken of my work are always appreciated. You are encouraged to share images on social media (credit with “Blue Skies Lettering”). If sharing on Instagram, please tag @blueskieslettering.

Changes to Quantity

If the quantity of guests/product decreases after the deposit has been made, the original agreed-upon terms remain in effect.   

Text Submission

I will copy the texts submitted to me exactly as they are. Please note that for commissioned pieces, no changes may be made after work has begun. Name/address lists must be provided as an Excel spreadsheet. If the text is not submitted by the requested date, it is likely to delay the order deadline. If an order must be expedited, charges will apply. 

Additional Blanks

Please understand that errors are inevitable with hand-produced work. For projects such as envelopes and place cards, please provide a minimum of 20% additional blank product with a minimum of 10 count. The more extras I have, the faster I can work and the sooner the order will be completed.

Corrections

Please review the final order upon receipt to be sure there are no corrections needed. If any corrections are needed, please email a complete list within 72 hours of delivery.

Note About Calligraphed Mail

With any handwritten address, the automated postal scanners may have trouble reading the envelope. Any address that cannot be read by machine is routinely hand-inspected and mailed by the postal employees.

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