Make your guests feel truly special and honored to be invited to your event through the use of handwritten calligraphy! Choose your style!
Outer Envelopes: $4.00 each
Inner Envelopes: $2.00 each
Please review the Services Overview Guide for a full list of terms. The schedule can book up months in advance. In order to maintain an efficient production schedule and provide an accurate timeline for you, your Client Summary Form needs to be submitted for proper time estimation and management. Email us your Client Summary Form as soon as possible to secure your time in the production schedule. Keep in mind that if you choose to confirm at a later date, the time slot may no longer be available.
Deposit & Payment Schedule
Your order is not confirmed or reserved in the schedule until your completed order, payment information, and a non-refundable deposit have been received and processed. Please review the entire Services Overview packet for full details.
Turnaround & Rush Orders
Standard turnaround time during peak season is 3-4 weeks and about 2 weeks during off-season. There is a 20% additional charge for rush orders. A 'rush order' is not actually rushed. It is an order that is placed ahead in the schedule. Please know there is not a refund on rush charges.
Textured envelopes will require a longer turnaround time. Due to the nature of textured, metallic, or handmade paper, they are more difficult to write on and will thus require an additional charge to prep the materials properly.
Standard ink colors include black, white, green, navy blue, gold, copper, and silver. There is a $30 flat-rate mixing fee to apply a custom ink color or metallic color. Popular metallic colors include hand-mixed Pink-Gold and Rose-Gold. Mixes can include gouache, PearlEx or FineTec supplies.
Envelopes are provided by the client unless otherwise requested. To ensure that your order is completed on time and satisfactorily, please include 15% additional envelopes with your order. This requirement is an industry standard. If you are rushing your order, include 20% extra. For example, an order of 100 envelopes or less will require 15 extras. If you are rushing your order, include 20 extra. With all handwritten calligraphy, errors happen and might be due to variables such as residue on envelopes causing the ink to feather or fibers of envelopes causing ink to spread or nibs to catch. Click here to read about where to get the best envelopes for your event!
Shipping ~ Due Dates ~ Corrections
Keep in mind that work cannot begin until the address list, envelopes, and payment information are received. Your completed order will be shipped via UPS or FedEx. Review your order within 48 hours upon receipt. Email a list of corrections within 48 hours of receiving your order. The corrected envelopes will be sent back to you within 3-5 business days.
Etiquette & Envelope Layout
For a detailed explanation of Envelope Layout and formal versus informal addressing techniques, please read this blog post.
Take advantage of the Excel Address Template. Please notice that there are three tabs at the bottom of the worksheet. Download Excel Template. Once you have filled out your template, please proof-read it for all errors. Make sure you list the names and addresses exactly as you want them to appear. Calligraphy by Serena is not held responsible for errors made on the list. Email your final list to firstname.lastname@example.org.