Envelope Calligraphy FAQs

  • What do the listed prices cover?

    • Pricing covers the service of envelope addressing only and does not include envelopes, cost of shipping, invitation assembly, postage application, etc. You will send the envelopes to my Philadelphia studio, and I will address them and send them back to you.

    • Pricing is per envelope.

 

  • I'm still figuring out the headcount for my guest list. How many envelopes do you recommend that I order?

    • I recommend overestimating the number of envelopes you'll need in case of last minute additions to the guest list. You will also want a few extras to keep as keepsake and have photographed as part of your day-of details on your wedding day.

    • If you are not sure how many envelopes you need at this time but want to go ahead and book a place in my calendar, please submit a nonrefundable security deposit, which will go towards the final cost of your order.

 

  • What's your turnaround time?

    • The standard turnaround time for envelope addressing is 7-14 business days starting from *the day I receive your envelopes* to the day I *ship them to you.* This turnaround time is based on when I receive the envelopes from you and not based on when you place this order, so please do not wait until the last minute to send me your envelopes! Rush orders are available for an additional fee. Please contact me separately at hello@ettiekim.com if you would like to submit a rush order.

 

  • What are my ink color options?

    • I offer black, yellow gold, rose gold, silver, white, and custom ink colors, so the sky is the limit!

    • Please note that metallic, white, and custom ink colors incur a flat fee that will be added on top of your order. Please include any relevant ink add-ons before checking out.

 

  • How many envelopes should I send you?

    • I request that you provide 20% extra envelopes to account for paper testing, ink splatters, and any guest list revisions or additions. For orders less than 100 envelopes, I ask for a minimum of 15 extra envelopes.

 

  • Can you source envelopes for me?

    • I am more than happy to source envelopes at extra cost. Please contact me at hello@ettiekim.com.

 

  • What if I have to make a few last minute changes to the guest list?

    • Any additions or revisions due to typos (or otherwise) to the guest list will incur a $20 setup fee per round of revisions, in addition to the cost of the calligraphy.

 

  • Are you able to print addresses on darker envelopes?

    • I am only able to print on light-colored envelopes at this time.

 

  • Do you address metallic envelopes?

    • I am not taking any addressing orders for envelopes with a metallic (or otherwise slippery) finish at this time. Please keep this in mind when shopping for your envelopes.