Hand-Written Wedding Invitation Suite

This pretty, earthy hand-written wedding invitation suite was created for a bride having a private and intimate ceremony. To enhance the feel of the suite, I used white ink on the kraft paper and gray ink on the lighter papers. A surprise mad lib makes for a charming RSVP, and a slate-colored sash with the couple’s logo literally and figuratively ties everything together. {The sash was secured with gray chevron washi tape.}

In hand-written wedding invitation suites, each and every piece is written out by hand. That makes these perfect for clients with smaller ceremonies or clients who wish for as few people as possible to see in the invitations in the manufacturing process. Because of the time-intensive nature of hand-written suites, they cost more than normal printed suites. If you would like to discuss ideas or are looking for a price quote, contact me at [email protected]; or use my contact form.

Minimalist Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

These calligraphy wedding invitations were commissioned by a New York bride who wanted a clean, minimalistic look. The invitation was printed on 5″x7″ Crane’s Lettra Ecru paper.

To create wedding invitations like these, I’ll just need to know the wording you would like on your invitation. I facilitate printing, either digital or letterpress, {unless you would like to print them yourself}, and I can facilitate the purchase of envelopes. I recommend Crane’s Lettra envelopes to match the paper.

To get started on your calligraphy wedding invitation, either contact me using the contact form or by emailing [email protected] The cost for a design like this starts at $250.00.

Calligraphy Wedding Menus

You may order a sample calligraphy wedding menu here.

Menu design pricing is determined on a case-by-case basis. You may choose to have your calligraphy wedding menus written out entirely by hand; or choose to only have some elements of the menu written out {i.e. the menu title, the menu subtitles}. Calligraphy wedding menus are also available in full computerized font {no calligraphy} with or without a focus on another element {e.g. an illustration or logo}.

The sky is the limit when it comes to calligraphy wedding menus. Your menu may be black and white as shown in the examples; or you can choose to infuse watercolor or illustrations into the design. Letterpress is also a wonderful option for menus.

The examples show a full calligraphy menu and a partial calligraphy menu. Both were printed on 110 lb. fluorescent white card stock.

Wedding Escort Cards and Tags

Wedding escort cards are a wonderful way to gracefully show guests to their proper place. Calligraphy can be created on most paper materials; the photos above showcase cards and tags that clients have chosen in the past.

I ask that you give me two weeks’ notice before ordering wedding tags or escort cards. Please contact me before ordering to check my availability.

You may order a sample of the rustic tags {the escort tag tied to a vintage fork} here. You may order a sample of the standard manila wedding tags here.

Photo credit for the wedding tags on the chicken wire goes to photographer Shannon Collins.

Illustrated Wedding Maps

Order a sample of an illustrated wedding map here.

Illustrated wedding maps are created to highlight attractions and significant areas in the vicinity of your wedding. My illustrated wedding maps are carefully created to reflect the personality of your event and the places you love.

If you wish to commission a wedding map, please contact me first, either via the contact form or by emailing [email protected], to check my availability.

To get started on a wedding map, I need a list of 4-6 places {including addresses} that are significant to you or your guests. This can include the venue, hotels, where the proposal occurred, etc.

I then use Google image search to find photos of the places. I will send you links to these images to get your approval or suggestions for alternate photos.

Once I receive approval for the images, I will create a pencil draft of the wedding map and send you a scan of it. I then implement any suggestions you may have, and go over the map with a calligraphy pen and ink.

Design Pricing:

Black and White: $300.00
Full Watercolor: $400.00

Printing Cost:

Black and White on 110 lb. Card Stock: +$0.80/Map
Black and White on Crane Lettra Cotton Paper: +$1.50/Map

Watercolor on 110 lb. Card Stock: $ +$2.00/Map

Letterpress Printing

I partner with Boxcar Press in Syracuse, New York, for letterpress printing. I will obtain a price quote from Boxcar based on how many maps are needed.

*You are also welcome to purchase the design without printing services.