Thank you for considering Danielle Williams Calligraphy for your upcoming event! You can find our process for calligraphy projects below.
Step One | Lets Chat!
The first step is to contact us with your request to make sure we have availability on our design calendar in your timeframe. For envelope calligraphy our minimum turnaround time is 2 weeks from when we receive your finalized guest list. Anything less than 2 weeks will be considered a rush, and incur an additional fee.
We ask that you provide us with the following information to get started:
Your name and contact information
The service you are interested in
How many envelopes/escort cards/etc/ do you need calligraphed?
What color paper, and ink?
When do you need your materials returned by?
What calligraphy style & layout would you like?
Email us at Danielle@daniellewilliamscalligraphy.com OR fill out the form provided for you on our contact page. Because each project is unique we would like to talk through the details and go through the specifics of your project to provide you with an accurate quote. Once we have all the details that we need, we can supply you with a customized proposal.
Step Two | Agreement + retainer
Once you reviewed the proposal and we have answered any questions that you may have. Then we will send over an agreement for you to review, sign, and return. We require a 50% non refundable retainer for projects over $300. We are unable to begin any project until the deposit has been received. The deposit will secure your spot on our design calendar. Once we receive the signed agreement, deposit, and your guest list we will be able to start on your project!
Step Three | Your Supplies + Guest List
Next, we will have you ship your envelopes or card stock to us. We ask that you provide us with an additional 15% of materials at minimum due to the human element of calligraphy (spills, splatters, misspellings, etc.). If you are local to Houston, we can arrange to meet in person to exchange items.
For envelope calligraphy or escort cards the next step if to submit your list in a Word document or an Excel file. I have provided you with templates and etiquette guide below. The etiquette guide is just that, a guide so feel free to use your own discretion. We just ask that everything is consistent, and fully spelled out. For example, please write out the word street instead of St.
Please double check your document for spelling and grammar errors before you send it to us. We cannot be held liable for any errors in your word document.
Step Four | Completion + Balance Due
Once your project is completed and ready to be sent out we will provide you with a final invoice. Once the balance is paid we will then ship your finished project to you, or mail your invitations for you!
Step Five | Review + Time to Enjoy!
Once you receive your project look it over within 48 hours of receiving it back to ensure there are no corrections to be made.
Finally, its time for you and your guests to enjoy the finished product!