Oh! I got plenty of time. Oh! You got light in your eyes.
First we meet. This is where I listen to your vision, ask some questions, tell you some ideas and information, and we figure out if we’re the right fit for each other. If you like what I've made before, you will love what we make together. But if you're interested in a different aesthetic than mine (and that is cool!), I am not the right person for you (and that is cool too!). I have done many different custom paintings and designs, but weddings are how I realized this was my calling, and designing the art story of your wedding and coupledom will forever be my happy place. When it comes to weddings, if there is a question about whether or not to do something, I say let’s go for it. Make it you. Tell your story.
Then I crunch some numbers (but I’m already dreaming). Pricing is driven by the paper and printing costs and how involved the design work is. To give you a sense, for custom paintings, pricing starts at $1,000 for a small painting and can vary depending on the complexity.
Weddings are crazy expensive, and I understand the paper and art are but one piece of them. Paper and printing are expensive, and prices have more than doubled since the pandemic started. Plus, ultra custom art and design work is very expensive. To give you a sense, a larger scale or highly customized wedding can range from $12,000-25,000+ from soup to nuts with lots of bells and whistles. Less bells and whistles can be in the $6,000-12,000 range.
For stationery, I am working on some "personalized" custom options that involve your name painted. More to come...
Then we get to the good stuff - designing! You can be as involved or uninvolved in this process as you want. I love collaborating throughout, and I also love getting to know your vision really well at the beginning and then doing my thing and showing you something that blows your mind at the end. Generally, I do a pencil sketch, you approve it (or we do some revisions until you’re wowed) and then once I’ve received your approval, I move on to the watercolor portion, which I typically cannot change as much once I have finished. If you’re up for it, I like to keep in touch over text while I’m working on items so that you can see progress and make quick decisions on what you love or don’t.
Et voila! By the end, we are BFF and the art we have created together is an extension of you.
So what’s the timing? It all depends. Since 99% of what I do is custom, I work with you on your timeline, and it also depends on what I have slotted already into the calendar. I do weddings and also other custom art work, and the timing for each is very different. Custom artwork is 1-2 months, and for weddings we will want to start chatting a year to 9 months before the big day if I am doing your save the date, 6-8 months before for a wedding suite and 4 months before for day-of and weekend-of items. If it’s the whole shebang, the earlier the better so we can really get it planned and organized. I am mostly booked for 2022 weddings and custom items, but feel free to reach out for 2023 or to see if I can fit you in before!
Need something yesterday? I can always rush something. Just ask and we can see what needs to be done.