Alphabet Crafts

Exclusive stationery & elegant calligraphy

Tel. 01953 308500 or email


Please book wedding calligraphy to avoid disappointment

Calligraphy - the art of beautiful writing - can enhance your wedding or party stationery, provide a handwritten gift for a friend or loved one, document years of family history research, or record the achievements of students or staff.  Choosing handwritten work over a typed equivalent will provide the recipient with something to treasure.

During the main wedding season I am very busy.  If you would like work to be completed between April and September, you are advised to book.  A small deposit will secure a time slot for your work.  Click here to view examples of commissions.

Calligraphy with a rose border

While most of my customers are from the Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk areas a sizeable proportion of work is sent to London, the rest of the UK and Europe.  To ensure safe receipt, work is sent to you via Royal Mail Special Delivery or courier.

Please request a sample of writing on a place card so that you can compare my work with that of other scribes you may have contacted. 

Wedding seating plan calligraphy



"I have received the book this morning and am absolutely delighted with what you have produced for us, your work is really exceptional and I couldn't have wished for anything better.  May I also thank you for you have made the whole process from start to finish very easy.  I now have to decide whether to wait until As' birthday to give her the book, but this isn't until the end of December, or to just give it to her now. Whatever I decide I think she will be delighted to receive it."  Colin M.  October 2018.  Colin wrote a poem for his wife.  This was written in grey and burgundy and made into a handmade book with a handmade envelope.

"On opening it I was blown away.  It looks absolutely wonderful and surpasses all my expectations.  My late wife A, an art teacher, would have been amazed and would have known how much work and talent you have put into this lovely piece of calligraphy.  My son will frame it and I'll send you a photo.  Thank you again."  Paul S. June 2017.  Lancashire. A long piece of text that was loved by Paul and his late wife was written in blues and greens on a coloured hazy background.

"I’ve just seen the place cards and menu cards that you have produced for me. They are delightful. Very much appreciated and you’ve added such a touch of individuality to the occasion.  You have captured exactly the style that I wanted. Thank you so much for the work that you’ve done."  Alun H. March 2013.  Middlesex.  Alun commissioned bespoke menu cards and placecards for his birthday dinner.

"The package has arrived.  Totally speechless over here!  It is truly a work of art - the colours and writing are wonderful...really perfect!  Thanks ever so much for our work of art."  Conor H.  Spain.  December 2011.  This commission is a Christmas present for Conor's girlfriend.  The text was written in blue, red and purple and had a small illustration at the top.

"I thought you would like to know that the commission arrived safely this morning. The work is beautiful and I am thrilled with it. Thank you so much for producing such a lovely piece and your were right about the colours... perfect.  Thank you again , I hope I will be able to pass your details on to many people."  Cameron B. Doncaster. October 2011.  Cameron commisioned a piece of calligraphy that was written in multicolours and had a gilded initial letter.  The work was framed and posted.

"I did receive the scroll yesterday, thank you.  I am very pleased with it, I think it looks beautiful!  My daughter will be thrilled to receive it I'm sure."  Margaret S. Wiltshire.  September 2011.  Margaret asked for her poem to be written in calligraphy and presented as a scroll.  It is a present for her daughter.

"It arrived today and it is beautiful - thank you so much for doing it in time for me.  We have kept your details on file as I am sure there will be other requests in future- hopefully with more notice!"  Liz S.  West Yorks. September 2011.  Liz commissioned  calligraphy as a present for her sister's wedding.

"Just a quick note to say it's arrived and one word - WOW! Thank you so much. It's absolutely fantastic, even better than I could've hoped for - the colours are just right!! I am so grateful to you for having turned this commission around so quickly and for being so perceptive in understanding what I was looking for. Please feel free to use these comments for the testimonials section on your website.  Whilst I'm not sure when I will need calligraphy again in the future, I will absolutely come back to you in the future for any other work. You never know - there may be christenings and so on! I am also going to forward your details to some friends of ours, who are getting married next year, in case they are looking to have any calligraphy done for their big day."  Dom A. London. August 2011.  Dom commissioned a first wedding anniversary gift.

"Hello Christine, just wanted to say a huge thank you for the brilliant, perfect work you did for my friends 21st birthday present. The calligraphy was amazing and the symbols were far better than what I could ever have wished for. The gilding was outstanding and the layout you proposed looks fantastic along with the framing. It was received quickly and packaged like Fort Knox and would definitely recommend you to others and use you again.  Once again, many thanks."  Brett S. West Midlands.  July 2010.  Brett commissioned calligraphy as a 21st birthday present.  The work was framed and posted.

"I just wanted to thank you for your prompt work on this, but, more importantly, to thank you for the product. It is beautiful, a really special, stunning piece. I will certainly use you again as and when I have similar present needs!  Many thanks."  Ian C.  London.  March 2010.  Ian had a wedding reading written in calligraphy as a present for the bride and groom on their wedding day.

"Thanks Christine it arrived safely and very well preserved by your packaging. It's really lovely and I'll let you know in May how he receives it!"  Anna N.  Tyne and Wear.  March 2010.  Anna asked for her wedding vows to be written in calligraphy as a first anniversary present for her husband.

"I have just received my piece and wow it looks fantastic!  Even better than I had imagined. Thank You so much."  Lauren B. Derbyshire. August 2009.  Lauren commissioned a calligraphy piece as a present to her husband on their first wedding  anniversary.

"The package has just arrived, the Calligraphy is beautiful and the effect of the colours is fantastic, thank you so much.  I know where you are for next time!"  Helen M.  Northants. July 2009.  Helen commissioned calligraphy that was written in colours to reflect the landscape of mountain thyme and heather.

"Work received.  Looks fantastic.  Thanks very much!."  Paul S.  East Sussex.  July 2009.  Paul commissioned a wedding reading to be written in calligraphy.

"I thought you might like to see your handy work and see how it worked, everything was beautiful."  Liz T. Essex. April 2009.  Liz sent a link to her online photographs to show how well the handwritten menus, escort cards and place cards coordinated with her 1920's style wedding.

"Have received the card thanks Christine - looks very good."  John N. Manchester.  March 2009.  This advertising company commissioned a handcrafted presentation card and handmade envelope which was presented to The Duke of Gloucester.

 "Thank you.  Your hard work is much appreciated and greatly admired!"  Mary M.  Leicestershire.  November 2008.  Mary ordered 250 place cards with names in calligraphy for a family member's party.

"Thank you so much for the envelopes, they are beautifully done.  Everything is perfect and everyone has commented on where I got them done so hopefully you will get some more work."  Lisa R. Spain.  April 2008.  Lisa had guest names written on the inner and outer invitation envelopes.  The work was sent by courier to Spain.

"Thank you for very much for the beautiful calligraphy you did for me.  I have had it framed and it looks wonderful."  Liz.  Berkshire. October 2007.   Liz commissioned a poem to be written in calligraphy for her partner's birthday.

"Just a quick note to say a big "Thank you" for a great job!  We are very pleased with the result and will be happy to recommend your work.  Needless to say we did receive it perfectly on time."  Milena G.  London.  June 2007.   Milena commissioned two poems to be written for a christening.  The work was completed at short notice.

"Just to let you know that the invitations arrived safely thanks, they look superb!"  Abby T.  Surrey.  May 2007.  Abby sent her invitations by post to have the guests' names written in calligraphy.

"Just to let you know she said, "Yes" and was delighted with the card you made.  Much to my horror she won't stop showing it to all her friends.  I am very impressed with your work, it really is beautifully done; you have exquisite penmanship."  Nigel F.  London.  February 2006.  Nigel requested that his proposal of marriage be written in calligraphy and incorporated with handmade paper and a pressed flower.

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Price guide

Handwritten names on your place cards - first name 80p, full name £1.20.  For examples click here

Handwritten names on your invitations - from £1.20 per invitation

Handwritten names and table number on your escort cards - £2 per card and envelope

Table name cards - £4 for one side and £5 for both sides

Table number cards - £3 for one side and £3.50 for both sides

Addressing of envelopes (up to 15 words) - £3.50 each. Business addresses - £4 each.  Extra charge for dark, textured or lined envelopes

Seating plan - click here

Poems and readings - approximate cost which is dependent upon the layout of the text, style of writing and number of colours used.  Up to 50 words - £60, 51 - 100 words - £80, 101 - 150 words - £100, 151 - 200 words - £120, 201 - 250 words - £140,  251 - 300 words - £160.  There will be an additional charge for illustrative elements.

Family tree - depends on number of names, extra information to be written and the arrangement.

Wedding certificates and signature boards - depends on length of text and design elements.

Design of a wedding invitation, order of service or menu to be printed - from £80

Names written on certificates - from £1.60 each

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Wedding menu calligraphy


Calligraphy designed menu


Presentation card

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