Frequently Asked Questions
How far in advance should I book my calligrapher?
It’s never to early to start thinking about how you’d like to incorporate calligraphy into your special event! For weddings, I suggest thinking about calligraphy when you’re starting to look at your wedding stationery. Maybe you’re working with a stationery designer on your wedding invitation suite and want hand addressed envelopes. Or maybe you’d like to incorporate calligraphy into your entire suite by working with a calligrapher on spot calligraphy or on an entire custom designed suite. Your stationery is the first glimpse your guests will see of your wedding, so it’s important to set the tone for your special day right from the start. If you use a calligrapher on any or all of your wedding stationery, you can also book them for day-of signage, place cards, table numbers, bridal party gifts, etc. By using the same calligrapher throughout your entire wedding process, you’ll be able to maintain a cohesive look and feel for your wedding and build a relationship with that person, which usually makes the whole process that much smoother and enjoyable!
That being said, summer months tend to book up quickly, so if your event is April - October, I recommend reaching out at least 3-4 months in advance, if not more. If your event is November - March, I recommend contacting your calligrapher at least 2 months prior to your event date. Like other wedding vendors and venues, if you have a calligrapher in mind that you’d really like to work with, it’s best to reach out sooner rather than later!
Interested in working together? Contact me here!
I’d love to work with you on a seating chart! How does that process work?
Seating charts are definitely one of my most popular offerings and I would love to help you create yours! Most clients opt for a mirror or a large sheet of acrylic, as both are statement pieces, and pricing is based upon the number of guests that will be included on the chart.
All mirrors are currently provided to me by my clients. The ink can be removed, so if you have something at home that you’d like to use or are looking to purchase a mirror to use in your home after your event, that won’t be a problem! I’m happy to offer suggestions on sizing and where to look for reasonably priced mirrors, so don’t hesitate to reach out! If you’re local to the Hoboken, NJ area, the mirror will be dropped off to me at least a month prior to your event date and will be ready to be picked up 4-10 days before your event. If you’re not local, you can ship your mirror to me and then I will ship it back to you! Shipping costs will be added on to the final invoice.
If you’re interested in using acrylic, I’m able to source the sheets for you and will work with you on selecting the acrylic color and size that works best with your event and your budget. Again, if you’re local to Hoboken, the seating chart will be ready to be picked up 4-10 days before your event or it will be shipped to you and shipping costs will be added on to the final invoice.
Ready to design a seating chart together? Send me your event info and let’s start creating!
Do you have a rental service for mirrors and other signage?
At the moment, we do not have a rent out mirrors and other signage. Everything is completely custom and yours to keep!
What is your turnaround time for envelopes?
Standard turnaround time for envelopes is 2-4 weeks, depending on the size of the envelope order. Any orders that require less than a 10-day turnaround will be subject to a 25% rush fee.
If you need envelopes hand-addressed, contact me here!
What is your turnaround time for day-of signage?
Standard turnaround time for day-of signage is 2-4 weeks, depending on how many signs are needed. Any sign orders that require less than a 10-day turnaround will be subject to a 25% rush fee.
Do you design custom invites?
Yes, I accept a small number of custom invitation design orders each year. There is a base design fee with add-on options available. Pricing varies depending on final printing methods (flat printing, letterpress, foil, etc.). Please contact me with your specifics and I’ll provide you with a price quote.
I’m obsessed with the leather bridal jacket trend! How can I get my hands on one?
I’m so excited that you’re interested in a custom leather jacket! These are SO much fun to make and I’d love nothing more than to work with you on designing one! Here’s how it works:
You will provide me with the jacket that you’d like to use (leather, faux leather and denim are all accepted!), that way you’re able to choose a jacket in your style, size and budget. If you’re local to Hoboken, NJ, we can arrange a time for you to drop your jacket off or it can be mailed directly to me. Once I receive your jacket, I will create one sketch, based on your request and send it to you for approval. Once you approve the design, I will write pretty on your jacket and mail it back to you when it’s done (or arrange a time for you to pick it up). Go rock your new swag at your bridal shower, bachelorette party and on your wedding day!
Important things to note: Turn around time is 4 weeks, so please be sure to purchase your jacket at least 4 weeks before your need-by date. Calligraphy services include a sketch and one revision of that sketch, if necessary. Additional revisions will be billed at an hourly rate.
You can get your hands on a custom jacket by sending me a message here or by purchasing the calligraphy services directly through my Etsy!
I’ve seen you write on balloons! How can I order those for my event?
Calligraphy balloon orders are currently available for pickup in Hoboken, NJ ONLY. These are done in collaboration with Hudson Paperie and can be picked up from the shop on Washington Street. Order yours here!
Photographs on this page courtesy of: Jaye Kogut Photography