DancingPenandPress

Letterpress Wedding Invitations & Marriage Certificates

Texas, United States · 1541 Sales

DancingPenandPress

Letterpress Wedding Invitations & Marriage Certificates

Texas, United States 1541 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(425)
Shop owner

Elecia

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Announcement   Welcome to our shop where you will find fine letterpress wedding invitations and hand calligraphy marriage certificates. {Pricing for listings are deposits ~ please message us for a price quote}

Visit http://www.dancing-pen.com for more photos and information!

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Last updated on Apr 1, 2016

Welcome to our shop where you will find fine letterpress wedding invitations and hand calligraphy marriage certificates. {Pricing for listings are deposits ~ please message us for a price quote}

Visit http://www.dancing-pen.com for more photos and information!

Elecia

Contact shop owner

Elecia

Watercolor Rose Custom Marriage Certificate
US$100.00
Letterpress Save the Date Bookmarks DEPOSIT
US$100.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(425)
james patrick

james patrick on Jul 22, 2016

1 out of 5 stars

Communication was poor and tried to completely overcharge for shipping. Finished product wasn't the same as advertised/requested. Disappointed for how much we paid.

Elecia

Elecia responded on Jul 22, 2016

I am located in the USA and this buyer was in Australia. He did not alert me to the fact that he was in Australia until after he purchased a deposit. For which I explained that all pricing was in USD and shipping would be higher. I told him I was happy to cancel the transaction at that point. He said it was fine. I sent a detailed invoice with every color and option (including envelope color) I had him down for. He paid it. Then once received said he wanted a different envelope color. He also stated to me that the paper color was not what he wanted. It was the same exact paper color as the listing, and the same exact paper as what I had in the invoice. I am sorry if he feels the shipping is too expensive. I quoted him exactly what Fedex quoted me. And he did say "the letterpress was great", so it is unfortunate

Ryan Sullivan

Ryan Sullivan on Jul 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I really can't put into words how incredible and beautiful these invitations are. Elecia is professional, detailed oriented and was incredible to work with. She was even extremely patient with a few of my last minute changes and my frequent messages checking in. The final product is beyond anything I could have imagined. My mother cried when I sent her simply a photo of the invitation suite and they're so beautiful, I almost don't want to send them out! Elecia, I can not thank you enough for your hard work and artistry. I would 1000% recommend her shop and hope to work together again in the future. Thank you!!

Mary Keefe

Mary Keefe on Jul 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The certificate was perfect! Even better than the pictures! We began the inquiry rather last minute & Elicia was able to move gracefully through the planning, billing, creating & shipping of the work. We are so grateful for her friendly, high quality work! I'm sure it was a time crunch for her & you wouldn't know it by the gorgeous penmanship, personalized detail and prompt, patient, helpful communications! Thank you, Elicia! It is one of my favorite pieces from the wedding (tied between the jewelry made by our friend & the photos taken by another friend! We love small businesses & artists!) We hope to return in a year to ask her to do something similar with our vows or a poem.

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Updates

Work in progress: We are busy working on a invitation for a Mexican destination wedding. Next step is to add fuschia and navy letterpress!

About

We love.... making your letterpress wedding invitations and marriage certificates!!!

Well, I guess the story goes way... back to the 80's when I (Elecia) was a little girl and fell in love with calligraphy back when I was about seven years old. My art teacher pulled out one of those calligraphy markers and scrolled our names on scraps of paper. I asked , "How do you DO that???" She must have been a very modest woman because her answer was that it was the pen. Can you imagine my disappointment when I urged my Nana to purchase one, and I tried it out?? My sloppy seven year old penmanship, even with my attempts of loops and swirls, just didn't cut it....

Many many many trips to the art supply store and kits upon kits with instructions I had it down early into my double digit years. I addressed envelopes for loved ones parties and scrolled the names of our guests on place cards for holidays.

Calligraphy got pushed to the wayside for many years once it was time to graduate high school. I attended the University of Rhode Island where I majored in Textiles Merchandising & Design, with a minor in Fine Arts. My favorite classes were Color Theory, Color Science and Print Making. All of which I use the skills I learned every single day.

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  • Elecia

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Letterpress Printer, Color Mixer, Calligrapher, Insane Studio Messer, Cupcake Devourer

    As a little girl, growing up in New England, I vowed I would be a veterinarian, artist and ballet dancer. As an adult in Texas, I am proud that I succeeded in making one of my dreams a reality.

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Shop policies

Last updated on April 1, 2016
Welcome to my shop, thanks for visiting! Congratulations on your upcoming Wedding or Event. You have come to the right place for your letterpress and calligraphy needs. I am a rare breed; I use both my right and left side of my brain.... I am artistic and creative but also VERY detail orientated. I have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to etiquette concerns (for envelope addressing)and can help you make that balance between tradition and your personal preferences. I love to do custom work too, so if you don't see a style that you are in love with show me what you have in mind and I will see if I can duplicate it (the only one so far, that I can't do is that architectural look...). Just convo me and we will get the ball rolling!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I take Paypal, Check (if paid well in advance in time for check to clear) , Cash (if we live close by). I require a $100 deposit to hold your spot on my calendar. Final payment is then due once designs are finalized.

All deposits are non-refundable.
Shipping
We typically ship via Fedex 2 or 3 day shipping.

Because of the high value of the items we ship, we require insurance and signature confirmation. We understand this is not the "easiest" way of doing things, but we want to be sure your bespoke letterpress and calligraphy items end up in your hands. :) When paying please put the correct shipping address in Paypal as we generate our shipping labels there. Many people opt to have their invites shipped directly to their work address (or sometimes their parents), as there is typically someone there to sign for it.
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to the custom nature of calligraphy and letterpress, I do not offer refunds. If I made a mistake (I triple check my orders before they go out, so this is VERY rare) please just let me know ASAP and I will correct the mistake and ship them back to you (shipping on me of course!). For this reason and if your guest list changes or is added to, I will keep a couple of the extra envelopes, place cards, escort cards etc.

For all invitations it falls under the clients responsibility to check all proofs THOUROUGHLY. We can't stress this enough. Check, check, show your fiancé, show your friend, neighbor, whomever. Once I order the printing plates, no refunds will be given. If you need to change something after I order printing plates, or after I print the shop, I will have to reorder plates, and reprint the job, which will be at cost to the client.

We require any claims made against damage, miscount, etc to be made within 48 hours of acceptance. We know you are dieing to rip into that box anyway, so this shouldn't be an issue! If in the rare chance that the box is very damaged, please do not discard the box as we need that to show the post office in order to make a claim.

This all may sound very scary to you as a bride, groom, parent, or any other valued client we may have, but we assure you we have 100% positive feedback for a reason. We jump through hoops to make YOU happy. And all of these policies help us to do that for you.
Additional policies and FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
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☞ I saw that the listing states $100 - is that for as many invites as I want?
No. The $100 is simply a deposit. Invite suites and marriage certificates will cost much more than $100. This $100 listing is just to hold a spot on our calendar and to start the design process. Deposits are non-refundable, so please message us with any questions and to get a quote BEFORE purchasing

☞Do you ship to Australia (or Canada, or Japan, or South Africa)?
Yes!! Anywhere that Fedex or UPS goes, we go. About 30% of our business is overseas and we LOVE doing business with people of other cultures! Please note that all price quotes we give are in USD and the client is responsible for any taxes/levies/duties that your country may impose.

☞Do you charge sales tax (USA)?
Yes and no. We only charge sales tax in our home state of Texas.

☞Can you print something I designed?
Yes! We welcome your creativity.

☞Can I get a discount if I design my own invites?
No. While, we love that you are being creative, we have found that many times when we print designs our clients have designed that it ends up taking just as much (if not more) labor on our ends.

☞Are the colors customizable?
Yes! Everything and we mean everything can be changed to suit your needs and personal style.

☞I am a member of the LGBTQ community. Would you be comfortable making our invites (or marriage certificate).
Of course!! We would be absolutely honored to create the invites or marriage certificate of your dreams. We welcome it!

☞How many rounds of proofs are included?
Infinity. Seriously. Unlimited. Free.
We will happily do unlimited amounts of digital proofs for your invites. We will do them M-F. Please allow 24 hours between rounds of proofs.