Calligraphy & Illustration Pricing Guide

Please note that these prices are a starting point, each individual project will vary. 

Surfaces are not included in this pricing. 

Dear Darling is located in Maryland, but willing to travel or ship.

 

Event Day Details

*Cost of Alternative Surfaces not Included. This is the base price, for basic white paper. Additional costs may occur for colored or specialty paper, alternative surfaces, or larger sizes.

Place Cards

Starting at $1.50 each

Escort Cards

Starting at $2.00 each

Table Numbers

Starting at $4.50 each for numerals (1,2,3) | $5.50 each for numbers written as words (One, Table One Etc.)

   Some of our favorite alternative surfaces to work with for place cards and table numbers are: Agate slices, marble, acrylic, handmade paper, painted paper, painted acrylic, sea shells, sea glass, rocks, and more! We can letter on pretty much any surfaces, which has made surface place cards our specialty. You can check out our Etsy shop to see all the surfaces we offer and specific pricing for each HERE.   

Seating Charts, Welcome Signs & Large-Scale Signage

*Cost of surface not included. You may provide the surfaces, or I can source them for you and add the cost to your invoice. 

Seating Chart | Mirror, Acrylic, Glass, or Chalkboard

Base Fee for Design & Layout starting at $150

This includes names and table numbers aligned to the left for up to 7 tables and 50 guests in block lettering or calligraphy.
Additional guests over 50 - $2.00 Per Guest
Additional tables over 7 - $3.00 Per Table.

If you would like your seating chart aligned in the middle there will be an additional fee.

If you are using a hard to work with surface like wood, or something that needs specific tools, there will be an extra fee.

Welcome Signs | Mirror, Acrylic, Glass, Chalkboard

Between $150 and $250, depending on Size, Text & Surface

Large Scale Signage (Quotes, Menus, etc)

Starting at $200 and upwards, depending on Square Footage, Text & Surfaces.

Envelope Addressing

* Cost of envelopes, postage & liners not included

Standard Envelope

Starting at $2.50 per envelope.
A standard envelope is 4 lines (recipient, street address, city, state and zip). 


Non-Standard Size

$3.25 per envelope

This includes envelopes larger than basic 5x7 size.


Centered Addressing 

$1.00 extra (each) 

Return Address Writing

(Couple’s return address on Back Flap) - $1.50 each

Return Address Design (To be used for Return Address Stamp) - Starting at $75.00
*Recommended, you can use it again at a later date. I will help you find a great stamp vendor.

Return Envelope Addressing

(for RSVP envelopes) - $2.50  - $3.00 each, depending on style, size & color

Wax Sealing and Stuffing

$2.00 each

*Cost of wax and sealing coin not included. If you chose to use a coin we already have, that's free of charge but wax will be added to bill. Postage not included, but we can mail them for you for cost of postage.

Wedding Invitation Suite Design 

Custom invitation suite design from start to finish. Total branding for your event! All of my suites are custom designed, so it will reflect your soul and personality, and no one will ever have one just like it!

Starting Rate 

Custom Suite designs range from  $500 - $1,200 for totally handmade suites and $400-$900 for printed suites. 

Printing costs and materials not included. Foiling and letterpress will be an extra charge from the printer. 

We offer handmade paper suites, hand painted with watercolors, totally hand lettered. We can also add some handmade elements to your printed suites.

On-Site Calligraphy or Live Painting

Branded & Store Events, Live Painting for Weddings and Events, On-Site Personalization, etc.

Hourly Rate

$100.00 - $125.00 per hour

Rate will depend on details of the event. Materials are extra.

Workshops or Paint Night

Calligraphy and painting workshops are available for parties and events. A two hour class is $250 - Supplies not included.

Dear Darling Design Studio has an event minimum of $200. Travel and Expenses for Non-Local Events not included.

Other Services 

Indoor and Outdoor Mural Painting

$100 base design fee - to make sure your mural is going to look exactly how you want it to + on sight hourly rate.

Window or Chalkboard Designs

For Restaurant menus, shop displays, specials boards, etc.

$100 base design fee + on site hourly rate.

On Sight Hourly Rate

$100.00 - $125.00 per hour

Rate will depend on details of the event. Materials are extra.

If you need something made that's not on this list, feel free to send us an email! We love working on custom projects.

© 2018 Dear Darling Design Studio 

Darra Sargent

Dear Darling Design Studio

Baltimore, MD 

deardarlingdesignstudio@gmail.com