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 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 do you price commissions?
Prices start at $850 /£700 for a small box and $1050/£850 for a medium box.
This includes the customised couple in their wedding attire, in the setting of your choice. Some details, such as a tree or bouquet, would be included in the price (maybe even a miniature elephant, if I have one handy). I try to be nice and reasonable. : )

Additional custom figures – e.g. bridesmaids, pets – are $50/£40 each.
A flower canopy (Chuppah) is an additional $250/£200.
And we can discuss any other special requests you have.

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 long does it take to receive the artwork from the time of commission?
Usual lead time 8-10 weeks Europe, 6 weeks USA. Saying that, I often have rush jobs, which I try accommodate if I can.

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.