(Closed) Caligraphy – How much?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How much would you pay per envelope?
    .50 - 1.00 : (10 votes)
    71 %
    1.00 - 2.00 : (3 votes)
    21 %
    2.00 - 3.00 : (1 votes)
    7 %
    Other - comment below : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
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    2116 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I said 5o cents to a dollar, I may be cheap though. I couldn’t justify the cost of calligraphy for my invites and just printed straight onto the envelopes in pretty font.

    Post # 5
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    2907 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Until you’ve made a name for yourself, you really can’t do more than .50 unless you live in NYC or LA or somewhere super expensive.

    Post # 6
    Member
    803 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    as a point of reference, i just had these done for my sisters engagement party that im throwing for $3 (without return address)

    Post # 7
    Member
    803 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    and these were our wedding invites at $3.75 with return address.  i actually took a class from this calligrapher (which was SOOO much fun) and used it on our christmas cards this year.  it took a while for it to  click, but once it did i was ok at it. 

    Post # 8
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    642 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I paid $3.75 per inner/outer envelope set for our wedding invites.  I chose a very experienced calligrapher that does this as a profession.  I have to agree with @ellabee on this one.  Until you’ve gained experience, I don’t think you can charge quite so much.  Calligraphy is an art and takes a lot of time to master (especially fonts like flourished Spencerian).  There are plenty of so-called “calligraphers” on Etsy and I wouldn’t have paid $1.00 for their services because it’s obvious they have no formal training/experience.  For these reasons, I voted $0.50-$1.00.

    Post # 10
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    642 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @melisslp: I hope my comment didn’t come off as rude.  I just meant I am not going to pay $1 for something I can do myself.  I think you’re on the right track.  The end product and demand will definitely drive your price 🙂

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