sarah kim lettering + design

How can I incorporate calligraphy into my event?

Calligraphy and handlettering offers heartfelt and personalized details and tones for your event. These hand-drawn details can be incorporated into your invitations, place cards, signage, maps, and greeting cards. I have drawn on umbrellas, mirrors, wagons, you name it! I will work with your ideas and help make your event special to you and your loved ones. The sky's the limit! 

Do you ship internationally?

For paper or digital items, yes! Prices will vary by country. If you live in Toronto, delivery and pick-up can be coordinated for larger items like mirrors and chalkboards.  

What is your turnaround time?

The turnaround time will vary depending on the scope of the event and the complexity of the design. Once discussed, invitation designs can take from 3-4 days up to 3-4 weeks. Generally, 50 envelopes will take 4-5 days. Printing will add more time. Rush orders may be placed with an added charge. 

Who handles the printing?

It's your call! I am able to handle printing for an added cost.  

What materials do you work with?

My calligraphy and paint detailing is generally done in gouache or watercolour paint. I also like to use markers and ink pens. Black, white, and gold are common calligraphy colours but custom colours can be mixed to your liking depending on the paper. 

Do I provide the stationary and/or printing?

I offer stationary and printing for an additional cost. Otherwise, I will be happy to work with any materials you provide. I require a 20% supply allowance for paper/ink testing and errors. For example, for 100 paid envelopes, please provide 120. Unused material will be returned. If you would like to choose your own printer, designs will be e-mailed to you as a high resolution file.  

Where can I get mirrors, chalkboards, or other props?

Good question! We can have a conversation on whether you would like to rent or buy these items and props. There are a few awesome rental places (they rent all sorts of props!) in the Greater Toronto Area that I have worked with and would gladly forward you. 

Do you require a deposit?

For most wedding services, a deposit of 50% is required. The rest of the payment may be paid upon completion of the project. Payment can be done via cheque or Paypal. 

How should I send my guest list?

Guest lists should be typed, alphabetized, and numbered. Lists must be sent via e-mail in a Microsoft Word or Excel document. Names and addresses will be copied letter-by-letter so triple check for no typos! Also, if you have any specifications in layout (address lines, punctuation, etc.), please let me know!