Weddings and parties

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First and foremost:

Whatever the reason for your upcoming party, it’s great to celebrate things, right? More parties for the people!

But to get to the point: if you want your party to be unforgettable, I think your printed materials should be too. Hiring me to create save the dates, invitations, place cards, menus, signs, thank you cards etc. for an upcoming wedding or celebration means that you can decide in detail how they should look, or let me make suggestions if you feel more comfortable with that. I have no templates that I use but draw everything from scratch, which means that everything will be completely unique and reflect your personality and your wishes instead of resembling something that most people use.

Invitations often consist of hand-drawn letters, simple illustrations and digital fonts, and my mission is to find a mix that suits you and your day perfectly. I can also design monograms and address envelopes if desired. Because isn’t it nice when the address on the envelope is in the same style and color as the invitation inside?

Below you will find more information on how to do this and what it may cost.

Let’s get this party started!

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When you order printed materials from me, you can choose freely – not only in terms of shape, color and style, but also in terms of how much is handwritten. I usually write some parts by hand, combined with an elegant font for the body text, which is then printed. Or I can handwrite the recipients’ names on each individual invitation – it’s up to you.

Once we’ve agreed on what you want, I’ll give you suggestions on how it should look, and only when you’re 100% satisfied will I start creating your printed matter.

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Do you know exactly what you are looking for? Great! Then I’ll make sure you get it. You don’t really know what you want? Great! Then we’ll figure it out together.

price example

Handwritten wedding invitations

50 invitations
50 addressed envelopes

Price: € 750 including VAT

The big wedding package

50 save the date cards with envelopes
50 invitations with envelopes
80 placement cards
50 menus
50 thank you cards, with envelope

Price: € 1450 incl. VAT

Questions and answers about wedding invitations

Nope. You don't have to know exactly what you want or be good at describing it for us to come up with it. If you already have pictures of things you like, you can send them to me and I'll use them as a basis for making suggestions. And if you don't, I'll ask you some questions that will increase the chances of you liking any of the suggestions I present. But the key word here is suggestions. It is easier to decide whether you like something or not than to describe what you like from scratch. The suggestions are included and are not paid for separately. And if you don't like any of them, I'll make new ones. It's important to me that it's 100% what you want and that the journey is smooth and easy.

It is very big. On regular wedding sites, you can choose between templates or themes and existing fonts and colors. I have no templates. With me, we start with a blank piece of paper and no matter what your printed materials and signs will look like, I can guarantee that they are completely unique and 100% customized to your wishes. Perhaps you would like an illustration of your dog in a corner? Or have a monogram that can then be used on letterhead, business cards or framed and hung? Maybe you have a special color that you want your names to be written in? I can do it.

No, quite the opposite. Because everything is created uniquely for each customer, they have all been very different. Some want quirky and small, some modern and simple, and some like color and illustrations. Some people want a lot of text, others just want a web address. But everyone wants it to make an impression and reflect themselves, and since I've been doing this for a while and have many different styles in my hand, I also find it easy to create completely new letters and illustrations, just the way you - and no one else - wants them.

It depends, often it is a mixture. The handwritten part is usually the names, title, illustrations, monograms, etc., while the general part describing how and when is done in body text, i.e. in a regular font. The mix between hand-drawn and finished fonts is very exciting. And as for the hand-drawn part, it can either be handwritten on each individual invitation, save the date, thank you card or whatever. Or it can be handwritten and digitized for printing. It saves time and is therefore cheaper, but it is still hand-drawn and unique.

The price depends on how long it takes, i.e. how much has to be drawn by hand by me.

The cost of printing and materials is not very large because I have a very good cooperation with a printing company and can buy Sweden's finest paper at purchase price because I sell it in my webshop. Once we set the shape, i.e. how it should look, it is quite quick to create both save the date, invitations, menus, place cards, thank you cards, signs or whatever you want, and quick equals not so expensive. But if you want the guests' names hand-drawn on each individual invitation, all envelopes addressed, and a personalized hand-drawn message to accompany the thank you cards, then my time commitment is obviously greater.

You bet! It's very nice to have welcome signs with some rules of conduct for the evening, one or more table placement signs with names and table numbers, small signs in the toilet, gift table and bar, and hand-painted table numbers. It does SO much for the guests' overall experience, especially since it ties in so nicely with what was sent to them in the form of save the date or invitations. And as a cherry on top, it also makes a nice memory when combined with a nice photo for the thank you card.

Absolutely! Paper is very important. I have a number of different types of paper and envelopes at home that fit very well and can produce more if necessary. I am happy to send samples to your home so you can feel and decide at your leisure.

Yep, no problem. In fact, most of Ink & Lise's customers are outside Sweden. We still communicate digitally, via email or zoom, and I have good logistics channels that allow me to send the finished products safely and quickly to most parts of the world.

The price example includes layout, idea and design.

Handwritten wedding invitations

50 invitations
50 addressed envelopes

Price: € 750 including VAT

The big wedding package

50 save the date cards with envelopes
50 invitations with envelopes
80 placement cards
50 menus
50 thank you cards, with envelope

Price: € 1450 incl. VAT