How much to pay chalkboard artist

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@mmn2014:  For some reason, $50 feels a bit skimpy to me, but I’m no expert at these things!  What about $50 plus a small gift to show your gratitude or something?

Post # 4
920 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

$50 each, so $200 total? I feel like that’s a lot for chalkboard art. I don’t know how long it will take her, but I would think around $100 would be good. 

Post # 4
1 posts

This thread pissed me off.  If they’re large boards AND she’s doing them free hand then it will take her a few hours for each board (I am VERY picky when I do boards so it typically takes me even longer, sometimes up to 5 – 6 hrs total for large signs) .  Time + Talent is valuable. If I were doing those boards then at $50 per board, you’d be paying me less than $10 an hour.  That’s ridiculous.  People undervalue talent.  If that’s what you’re willing to pay then just do it yourself because it’s insulting to be paid so little for some much work and talent. 


PS: I know this thread is old BUT if someone comes across it like I did, the information is still relevant. 

Post # 5
258 posts
Helper bee

christiejo :  are you the alledged chqlkboard artist being referred to in Op

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