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LavenderCalligraphy's Shop Announcement

- - -> I am currently booking for JUNE 2014 onwards. Please contact me to discuss scheduling for wedding work & custom pieces. Thank you!

Welcome to my calligraphy & illustration shop! All items hand lettered with pen & ink, hand illustrated with watercolour. Please use the navigation bar to the left <~~~ to get around my shop.

I offer: elegant, heirloom quality calligraphy & illustration pieces for weddings, parties & events....Wedding Dress Portraits, Hand Lettered & Illustrated Maps, Calligraphy Wedding Invitation, hand addressing services & more! Made for you with love :)

*** I believe that professionalism and quality are of utmost importance! Your complete happiness with my artwork is essential! I put every bit of my love, effort and care into my shop and the items I create :) I use only the finest papers and materials.***

For recent commissions, photos & more, visit my blog:

lauralavender.wordpress.com

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Frequently Asked Questions!!!!
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WHAT IS THE TURN AROUND TIME FOR ENVELOPE ADDRESSING? ESCORT CARDS ADDRESSING?


Turn around time depends on a few factors. On average, allow about one week per hundred envelopes. Please contact me for a detailed estimate for your particular project as well as my current booking schedule.


DO YOU SHIP TO AUSTRALIA, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, CHINA, JAPAN?

Yes!!! Everywhere and anywhere! :) Be sure to contact me so I can set you up a listing with the best shipping rates.


HOW SHOULD I SEND YOU MY GUEST LIST?

For envelope addressing, place cards or seating cards:
Please send name and address information in a word document, saved as PDF.

- Please list names like this for place cards:
Mr. Frank Smith

- Please list names like this for escort cards:
Mr. Frank Smith
Table 1

- Please list addresses in this format for envelope addressing:
Mr. Frank Smith
1121 Elm Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
V8Y W1W


DO YOU HAVE SUGGESTIONS FOR WORDING OUR INVITATION?


Of course! I have a PDF booklet I can email you, if desired.
Or take a peek at this blog post I wrote on the subject:
http://tiny.cc/d6p1p



WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ESCORT CARD AND A PLACE CARD?


An escort card “escorts” your guests to the correct table. A place card lets them know where to take a seat!


WHAT IF I NEED TO MAKE A LAST MINUTE CHANGE TO MY GUEST LIST ONCE THE PIECES ARE ALREADY SENT?


I can keep a few extra pieces of your stationery for any last minute changes.



HOW DO I GET MY STATIONERY TO YOU?


I will provide you with the mailing address. If you are shipping the items directly from the stationer, please make sure your name is included on the shipment for clarity.
If you live on Vancouver Island, we can make arrangements to have your stationery dropped off at my studio.


DO YOU HAVE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PAPER CHOICES?

Avoid paper which is slick or shiny as this can be difficult for the ink to adhere. Avoid paper intended for letterpress.


CAN YOU DO CALLIGRAPHY ON A MIRROR? SHELLS? FABRIC ?...


Yes! I love creating unique pieces on unique items. Let me know what you have in mind!



CAN YOU CREATE A CUSTOM (...INSERT ITEM HERE!) FOR MY WEDDING?

Of course! I love taking on exciting new projects! Please share your idea with me!



HOW MANY ENVELOPES, PLACE CARDS ETC. SHOULD I SEND YOU?

Please send me 20% extra stationery (be sure to order the extras when ordering your invitations, it can be costly to order these afterwards.) These extras account for any slips of the pen on my part, as well as any last minute changes to the guest list.



CAN YOU PROVIDE THE PLACE CARDS, TABLE NUMBERS ETC. FOR ME, INSTEAD OF SHIPPING THEM TO YOU FROM MY COUNTRY?

I can certainly provide stationery for you. I can order in a wide variety of items. Also, depending on how busy my schedule is, I can hand make everything from table numbers and place cards through to menus then address them.



CAN YOU CREATE A MAP TO MY BUSINESS?


For sure! I love making eye-catching business maps. I take great care to make the route to the business and the surrounding landmarks accurate and very clear.



WHAT DO YOU NEED TO CREATE A WEDDING MAP FOR US?


To create your custom wedding map, send me your details such as ceremony, reception and guest hotel information, local landmarks etc. You could also provide fun details such as your favourite activities in the area, wonderful restaurants or sites, or perhaps locations which are important to the two of you.




CAN WE HAVE THE ORIGINAL MAP?

For sure. Just discuss the details with me. There will be an extra charge ;)