How far in advance should I order my wedding invitations?
Invitations should be sent out six to eight weeks prior to your big day. Please allow for 6-8 weeks for design and production time. If you are planning on having additional cards for Details, please allow for 10-12 weeks.
HOW MUCH SHOULD I BUDGET FOR MY WEDDING STATIONERY?
You should plan on budgeting about $2,000 - $4,000+ for your Invitation Suite Stationery, and $3,000 - $6,000+ for your Invitation Suite and Day Of Stationery. Pricing depends on printing method and quantities.
Calligraphy is more expensive because of the individual handwritten nature of the art. All calligraphy design is done by hand before being combined with typed and illustrated elements for a full design. Each piece of stationery is unique to each client, and I do not place a cap on design revisions throughout the creative process. Custom calligraphy stationery is not for everyone, but if you are looking for a truly bespoke keepsake for your big day, it is a decision you won't regret!
i'm having my invitations printed through shutterfly, but still want calligraphy addressES. can you do that?
Yes! If you already have your invitations for your event designed and printed elsewhere, and are just looking for that extra personal touch, Brown Fox is available to do calligraphy envelope addressing. Please visit ENVELOPES for envelope addressing pricing.
do you do live calligraphy at events?
Definitely! Please contact me via phone or e-mail with information about your event, and I will provide rates.
DO YOU OFFER JUST PRINTING SERVICES?
Yes, if you have design files ready to be printed, and are interested in digital, letterpress, or foil, contact me for pricing!
WOULD YOU LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO MY STYLED SHOOT?
If you are a designer or photographer interested in having calligraphy paper products in your next shoot, please contact me! I love working with designers around the country and featuring the work of vendors on our site. Please give at least 3 weeks heads up for styled shoot requests.
IS THERE A MINIMUM ORDER AMOUNT FOR INVITATIONS/SAVE THE DATES?
The minimum order for digital printing is 30 Invitation Suites or Save the Dates, and 50 for any other printing method.
HOW MUCH WILL POSTAGE COST FOR MY INVITATIONS OR SAVE THE DATES?
Postage will vary depending on the weight and size of your items being mailed. You will need to check with your local post office to ensure you apply the adequate amount of postage to each envelope.
SEALING & POSTAGE SERVICE*
Sealing and application of postage to the outer envelope is not included. The fees for this assembly service is as follows:
$1.00 per envelope with 1 postage stamp
$0.25 per each additional postage stamp
$75 - to determine the cost of postage per envelope, source, purchase postage stamps.
POST OFFICE DELIVERY SERVICE
$25 to deliver all complete invitations to a local U.S. Post Office location**
*Cost of postage not included in the above fees. It will be billed to the client directly.
** Once all items are delivered to the USPS location, Brown Fox Calligraphy is not responsible for any damages by USPS or others while items are delivered to their final destination, or any cost incurred from reprinting due to damage.
CAN I GET DIGITAL FILES FROM YOU AND PRINT PAPER ITEMS MYSELF?
Printing services are discussed as part of our initial consultation and included in the price quote for your design package. I work closely with my printing vendors to make sure your stationery looks exactly how you want, from the type of paper to the ink colors to the method. To retain cohesiveness of design and execution, I do not provide digital design files for personal printing.
DO YOU CHARGE SALES TAX?
If items are being shipped within California, sales tax applies. If items are being shipped outside of California, there are no tax charges!
CAN WE MEET IN PERSON?
Yes! I would love to schedule a meeting in person to discuss your needs and nerd out on paper together. Please contact me to set up an appointment.