A quick look at our pricing structure
At Letters and Dust, every project we take on is unique—no two signs are ever the same and we wouldn't have it any other way! That being said, providing an exact price can be tricky until we have had a chance to chat! So bear in mind that these are rough estimates and your final price could be more or less depending on your unique style and content.
Custom signs for Events and Weddings
Because your event and wedding is unique to you, sign pricing varies on the size and amount of writing required. Below are a few examples of starting prices for specific signs which include rental fee, artwork and an easel if it is available (easels are on a first come first serve basis).
Welcome Sign: $75
Bar Sign: $45
Food Menu Sign: $65
Dessert Sign: $35
Seating chart (100 names): $120
The above prices are subject to change, please message us with your specific signage needs for a more accurate estimate.
Wedding and Event Invitation Design
Our wedding invitation packages are based on the quantity you need with specialty materials and add-ons increasing the price. The average Letters and Dust client spends from $4 to $7 per invitation set (a set including invite, details card, RSVP, envelopes, and envelope liners. Optional add-ons include belly bands, metallic foil, and letterpress.
There is a $195 design fee for all custom invitation sets, invite only designs start at $75.
You can also purchase our existing designs for an edit fee of $75, and you may also purchase downloadable PDF invitation sets on Etsy for $40.
We love specialty materials such as wood, leather, acrylic, vellum, and metal. Message us about your unique vision for an estimate!
Addressing and Calligraphy
Envelopes can either be addressed using a digital print technique ( fonts matching or similar to your invitations), in any color of ink for light envelopes and on labels for dark envelopes. Pricing is per envelope set and includes return address, guest address and RSVP envelope addressing
digital ink addressing: $2.00 / per envelope set
Calligraphy / hand lettered envelope pricing is per envelope and is only for guest's addresses, if you are wanting return addressing, please message for rates and availability.
calligraphy metallic ink (gold, silver, copper etc.): $4 per envelope
calligraphy white or black ink : $3 per envelope
print lettering (block lettering): $2 per envelope
Escort Card Calligraphy: $1.00 per card
Lasercuts and Details
Laser-cutting pricing varies on the size, amount, and materials you are needing cut. Please inquire about custom projects.
Wood Cake Topper: $30
Acrylic Cake Topper: $40
Custom Cake Topper: $50
Wood Chair Signs: $35 each
Lasercut Chair Signs: $45 each
We have a variety of small decor rentals available such as table numbers in various styles.
Wood Block Table Numbers Rental: $2 each
Stem Table Number Rentals: $2 each
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
About our process and what to expect
Q: WHY DO I NEED TO PAY A RETAINER FEE UPFRONT?
A: Our biggest commodity is time—we need to be able to set aside the time for your project, and as they say "time is money" the retainer fee also reserves your rental boards if you are renting with us.
Q: HOW DO I GET MY COMPLETED PROJECTS?
A: All rental signs are available for pickup the Thursday before your event (if taking place on Saturday or Sunday) and can be picked up at:
5722 Broadway Street
West Linn, Oregon
If I am not home, your order will be on the porch and easels will be outside of the garage. PLEASE BE SURE TO ONLY TAKE YOUR ORDER. I will label orders as best as possible, but please know what items you are picking up.
Q: HOW LONG IS THE RENTAL PERIOD FOR CHALKBOARDS?
A: Typically rentals are allowed to be returned by the following Tuesday, in the height of wedding season (May-August) we ask teat you return them as soon as possible to allow us to get them ready for their next gig.
Q: WHEN AND HOW DO I PAY MY REMAINING BALANCE?
A: For most projects, we will send an invoice once we finish your artwork but before the project is picked up. We ask that you pay this invoice prior to receiving your artwork. We will send invoices that can be paid electronically. If you are unable to pay before you pick up your project, you will have 7 business days to pay the remaining balance before you start incurring penalty charges.
Q: CAN I RENT PIECES IF I LIVE OUTSIDE OF OREGON?
A: We are willing to allow our rentals to go out of state, however in the case of boards, we require that Letters And Dust do the artwork. If we only do rentals then between shipping and the amount of time the board is unavailable to other clients, the service would actually cost us money.
Q: HOW DO I GET AN ESTIMATE FOR SIGN ART?
A: When you contact us with your project, there are a few main elements we need to know from you to create an accurate estimate: whether you are renting a board from us or providing your own; the dimensions of the board; the information you need included in the design, and some examples of the style you are looking for (such as modern, simple, rustic, elegant, calligraphy, etc.). Pinterest is a great resource for finding inspiration for your custom sign art.
Q: DOES CHALK PEN COST EXTRA?
A: Living in Oregon, we know there is a constant threat of rain, this being said we typically use chalk pens on our rental frames and then re paint them between clients. Regular chalk is available on request, as well as permanent paint on keepsake pieces. This doesn't mean you should leave them out in the rain, the chalk pen ink will start to run but is much more resilient than regular chalk.
Q: HOW LONG DOES A CUSTOM INVITATION JOB USUALLY TAKE?
A: Custom invitations consisting of just printed paper goods with no specialty add ons or materials typically only take 4 weeks to produce. Obviously this depends on how quickly you and I communicate as well. During the busy season (May - August) Invitations can take up to 8 weeks to produce so please plan accordingly. Specialty materials such as acrylic, leather, wood, and metallic foil or letterpress may add an additional two weeks to production time.
Q: HOW LONG DOES ENVELOPE CALLIGRAPHY TAKE?
A: Because I only have one set of hands, having at least 6 weeks least time on envelope addressing allows me to complete them at a decent pace while also giving my hands and wrists plenty of time to rest in between sets of envelopes. Please reach out early if you think you are wanting hand addressed envelopes.
Q: HOW LARGE OF A LASER CUT CAN I ORDER?
A: I have done cut signs up to 8ft in length, anything longer than 8ft will increase the price significantly.