FAQ

When is the ideal time to order a wedding artbox?
I have made wedding boxes to be given on the big day (in which case I’ll need a sneaky preview of the outfits) but just as commonly, after the event (sometimes decades after!).

How do you price commissions?
The price for a Quick Gift wedding artbox starts at $650 / $850 for a small box/medium box.

The price for a simple Custom Portrait wedding artbox starts at $950 / $1150 for a small box/medium box.
Price includes the customised couple in their wedding attire (including bouquet), and the photographic backdrop of your choice.

Certain things can be individually added:
Additional custom retinue figures – e.g. bridesmaids – are $70 each. Example: Alex and Amanda
A bespoke flower canopy (Chuppah) is an additional $450. Example Katharine and Dan.

I am happy to discuss any other special requests you have eg a vintage car, a winter wonderland scene, and quote prices.

Express commissions (less than 4 week turnaround) add $150.

What sizes are available?
Small: 30 x 20 x 8cm (12 x 8 x 3″)
Small (deep): 30 x 20 x 13cm (12 x 8 x 5″) same price as small
Medium: 45 x 30 x 13cm (18 x 12 x 5″)

The figures remain the same scale regardless of box size: 1:87 (HO scale)

How do I contact you?
Either by the form on the enquiry page, or just drop me an email. Please always mention where you are writing from.

How long does it take to receive the artwork from the time of commission?
Quick Gifts: Usual lead time 3-5 weeks Europe, 1-3 weeks USA.
Custom Portraits: Usual lead time 8-10 weeks Europe, 6-8 weeks USA.

Do I need to provide a photo for the backdrop?
I sometimes use your photographs or can source images myself.   I will walk you through this step-by-step should you commission one.

Who orders wedding boxes?
I’ve had commissions from the bride, the groom, a best friend / groups of friends and family.

How do I hang a Glass Cathedral?
The box hangs easily on a nail or French cleat on the wall. They look equally lovely on a shelf or mantlepiece.

What are the little figures made from?
I use resin model railway figures made in Germany. Depending on the requirements, I add clay, paper, paint, foam putty and of course, glitter, to adapt the figures to resemble actual people.

In short, yes.  The scenes look magical rather than kitsch, a glimmer suggesting a gateway into another world – very like ours, only waaaay more sparkly.