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Posted on Saturday, January 18, 2014 in Arty Farty, Jobs


So I’ve made up about 50 or so wedding invitations for friends of ours… it took me about five hours, including printing, writing of invitations and addressing of envelopes. I reckon supplies cost about €30. I’d charge maybe a tenner per hour.

So, if someone had 100 invites to send, it would cost them on average €120 and four days by my production ability. Is that competitive?

I’m wondering if I shouldn’t offer this service up somehow? I need money, I have a calligraphy skill, I’m willing to give it up for cheap.

How would one market something like this?

Bring on the comments

  1. Ginger Mick says:

    A relly of mine just had the invites done in Americy for a wedding in Sydney, Aus. Which shows that people do wacky things where weddings are involved. There are quite a few on-line Irish sites that do wedding and other invites. They all seem to do printed stuff and they keep their prices hidden. So you’ve got to set up a web site extolling the beautiful personal stuff wot you offer. How you do this, buggered if I know, but you be clever and can work it out. Also we could go old fashioned, and put a creative add in the ‘Glengary Mountain Bugle’ – should be cheapish. Finally, the really old fashioned idea of beautifully presented posters put up in the village hall, pub, butchers etc. And double finally, sip the local parish priest a bottle of the Black Bush and ask him to put a bit of business your way.

  2. Brianf says:

    This is a tough question!
    First off I would call Curratech about a website and hosting and all that techno stuff.
    Secondly, it seems to me that you need to advertise the fact that so much of it is hand done, personalised as it were. I would say things like your caligraphy is better than any others. You put your heart and soul into it and others don’t. That kinda’ thing. Ya’ know?

  3. K8 says:

    In hindsight, this was a rush job. Meh. Maybe some day. Like the book… each has its time and place.

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