Life’s most meaningful celebrations deserve a personal touch.

Meant To Be Calligraphy can help you set the tone for your wedding or special occasion long before the first guest arrives with beautiful hand-lettered invitations and envelopes. Then we can help carry that elegance through the event with hand-lettered signs, ceremony programs, escort cards, place cards, table markers, menus and favors. We can also assist you in honoring or preserving milestone moments with bespoke renderings of love letters, letters of proposal, wedding vows, toasts, poetry, Quaker-style marriage certificates, blessings, scripture, wedding and anniversary gifts and much more.

 
 

Services + pricing

Pricing assumes the client provides all paper stock. 


 HOLLAND PHOTO ARTS

HOLLAND PHOTO ARTS

Invitation Design/Lettering

To design a complete invitation suite (invitation, reply card, return address, reply card address), delivered electronically: $500
To write out the couple’s names plus 3-4 other words (i.e. RSVP, Reception to Follow), delivered electronically: $200
To create a custom monogram, delivered electronically: $150
To write out just the couple’s names, delivered electronically: $150
To write out just the return address, delivered electronically: $100


 AMELIA JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHY

AMELIA JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHY

Envelope Addressing

If providing unlined, white/cream/ecru/ivory-hued envelopes:

$1.50 per line, which generally translates to $4.50 per outer envelope and $1.50 per inner envelope

If providing envelopes that are lined with an additional paper liner and/or envelopes that are a color other than white/cream/ecru/ivory:

$1.75 per line, which generally translates to $5.25 per outer envelope and $1.75 per inner envelope


 STEVE CANNING PHOTOGRAPHY

STEVE CANNING PHOTOGRAPHY

 READYLUCK

READYLUCK

“Day Of” materials

If providing white/cream/ecru/ivory-hued paper:

$7 per card for table markers, if using numerals only
$9 per card for table markers, if using words
$3 per card for name-and-seating-assignment escort cards
$2 per card for name-only place cards or to add a name to a menu

If providing paper that is a color other than white/cream/ecru/ivory:

$9 per card for table markers, if using numerals only
$11 per card for table markers, if using words
$3.50 per card for name-and-seating-assignment escort cards
$2.50 per card for name-only place cards or to add a name to a menu

 

All other signage 

Seating charts, complete menus, guest books, donations, way-finding, and more. Prices depend on the size of the pieces as well as the complexity of what exactly would need to be lettered.


 ELIZABETH FOGARTY PHOTOGRAPHY

ELIZABETH FOGARTY PHOTOGRAPHY

Special Projects

Please contact us to discuss the details, timing and pricing for your specific requirements.


logo lettering + MORE

We can create gorgeous hand lettering for your business' brand identity, book jacket title treatment or editorial display type. Pricing starts at $500. Please contact us to discuss details. 


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Calligraphy Workshops

Ready to try your hand at pointed pen calligraphy or brush lettering? We are in the seventh year of teaching our popular workshops (which have been featured in Southern Living and Washingtonian!) all around the greater Washington, DC area. Take a look at our current class schedule here. 

Or maybe you'd rather take part in a private calligraphy or brush lettering workshop for you and your friends or colleagues? We can arrange that! If you're interested in a private group workshop (with a minimum of six students and a maximum of ten), contact us to learn more. 


 NOLE GAREY

NOLE GAREY

other custom products

Take a look at our collection of customized name and address stamps, personalized stationery, and other unique gifts:


 

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