Shotgunning for Love Letters | Artisan Calligraphy and Invitations in Baltimore, MD
 
Shotgunning for Love Letters | Artisan Calligraphy and Invitations in Baltimore, MD

D E S I G N

I make heirloom wedding stationery that sets the tone for your wedding from the moment your guests pry off the wax seal to the day they find their hand calligraphed name on an escort card. I gravitate towards simple styles and loathe anything too perfect. I love the texture of handmade papers and the feathering on the edge of real calligraphy. Complete a wedding questionnaire below for a full custom suite, or shop the semi custom collection.

 
 

SEMI CUSTOM COLLECTION

COLLECTION GUIDE

Ordering Semi Custom Invitations

Looking for something more custom? Complete a questionnaire below.

F A Q s


How does the custom design process work?

To begin the design process, review the semi custom collection and guide. You can check out or build your own quote right from the website. If you’re looking for something more custom, fill out an inquiry. For custom suites, we’ll schedule a consultation to get to know one another, your style preferences, and see if we’re a good fit. The consultation is also a time for education on paper, ink, and printing processes. For semi custom suites, you can add what you’d like to your cart, check out, and I’ll be in touch within 3-5 business days to collect wording.

How long is this process?

On average, design, print, to delivery can take anywhere from 8 to 12 weeks for fully custom suites. Rush orders can be accommodated at a minimum of 6 weeks. Rush projects incur a 20% fee. It is standard to mail wedding invitations 6-8 weeks beforehand and 8-12 weeks ahead for destination weddings. Semi custom suites move a bit faster. Specific information is available in the semi custom collection guide.

What kind of paper do you use?

I love working with a variety of handmade papers as well as cotton stock. If you're into a deckled edge, handmade paper is for you and if you prefer a clean, modern look, I recommend cotton stock. I will help you pick the perfect paper for your suite.

What printing methods do you use?

I work in multiple printing methods including letterpress, foil, and digital flat. If you’re looking for a shiny metallic, I recommend foil. Letterpress makes a beautiful impression into the paper, while digital is the most economical option.

What is the investment?

Pricing varies greatly based on design, printing method, paper, and embellishments. Because of the details involved in custom invitation design, quotes are provided by request following a consultation. The average Shotgunning couple spends between $2,500 - $5,000 on calligraphy services. You can add semi custom items directly to your cart to build your own quote live.

How does proofing work?

Before your suite goes to print, you get up to 3 digital proofs for fully custom invitations. Semi custom invitations include 1 proof. Additional proofs may delay your project and are subject to a fee of $45/hour. We work closely throughout the design process and it is my experience that suites are typically sent to print within 1-2 proofs. 

How do I get started?

Please fill out my wedding questionnaire and e-mail nikki@shotgunningforloveletters.com to set up a phone consultation.