Ettie Kim

Guide & FAQS

 

envelope calligraphy Faqs

 

  • How do I place my order?

    1. Browse our style offerings below. 

    2. Add the ink add-on listing if you'd like to upgrade your ink to metallic/custom ink.

    3. Download and fill out the Address List Template and email it to hello@ettiekim.com. Addressing etiquette guide is included in the template.

    4. Send your blank envelopes to my Philadelphia studio.

    5. The standard turnaround time 7-16 business days starting from the day I receive your envelopes to the day I ship them to you. Exact turnaround depends on the size of your order. Rush orders are possible at extra cost.

 

  • What do you mean by à la carte calligraphy?

    • By à la carte we mean that this is a service for customers who want just calligraphy and ordered their wedding invitations elsewhere. If you are ordering stationery from our Wedding Collection, please submit your order through the respective suite page to get discounted pricing.

 

  • 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, return address printing, etc. You will send the envelopes to my Philadelphia studio, and I will address them and send them back to you. 

 

  • 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 7-16 business days starting from the day I receive your envelopes to the day I ship them to you. Exact turnaround depends on the size of your order. Rush orders are possible at extra cost.

 

  • 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. Upgrade your ink by purchasing the ink add-on listing.

 

  • How many envelopes should I send you?

    • I request that you provide at least 20-30% extra envelopes to account for paper testing, ink splatters and other accidents (I'm only human, after all!). These extra envelopes are also helpful for me to have on hand in case of any guest list revisions or additions. For orders of 20-50 envelopes, I ask for a minimum of 15 envelopes. For orders of 60-100 envelopes, I ask for a minimum of 20 extra envelopes, but the more the better!

 

  • 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.