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 price commissions?
The price for a simple Custom Portrait wedding artbox starts at $950 / $1150 (UK £790 / £990) 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, eg:
Additional custom retinue figures – e.g. bridesmaids – from $70-$120 each. Example: Alex and Amanda
A bespoke flower canopy (Chuppah) is from an additional $550. 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.
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″)
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 you contact me?
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?
Usual lead time 8-10 weeks.
Express commissions (less than 4 week turnaround) fee starts at $300.
Who provides 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 you 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.