The custom stationery contract
a contract TEMPLATE written for stationers, by stationers.
Tired of hacking together your contract with Google searches, recommendations, and generic templates? We’ve got you! The Custom Stationery Contract is a lawyer-reviewed template that handles all the “what-ifs” of the stationery industry — because let’s be real, things can get messy when it comes to clients and paper.
*Less than $100 for a contract template like this anywhere else (and a more specific one, at that)…
What happens if…
…the client’s invitations get lost in the mail.
…you printed letterpress invitations with the groom’s middle name as E-R-I-C instead of E-R-I-K.
…the client keeps asking for more changes with no end in sight.
…the bride wants to use your artwork for her wedding favors.
…it takes weeks for your client to email you, and that mailing date is long gone.
…the envelope color you needed is out of stock.
…you want to re-use artwork on a greeting card.
…you break your arm while windsurfing in Tahiti.
The Custom Stationery Contract template covers every stationery snafu, protects you and your clients’ interests and sets up an expectation of professionalism. We’ve combined our previous contracts, as well as years of experience to bring you a contract that covers your booty and your biz. Become a put-together pro and breathe a sigh of relief knowing that you have a contract that is easy to understand and avoids confusing legal jargon. A great contract is the secret to success in this industry, and BONUS: this one is affordable too.
so what’s included?
Style, Inspiration and Sketches
Design Rounds and Revisions
Feedback and Proofs
Change of Scope
Printing and Production
Extended Use and Copyright Ownership
Shipping and Mailing Disclosure
and so much more!
Will this contract template work in my state even if I don’t live where you live?
Yes! There is a clause that requires you to insert your state of residence so that all legal disputes would be settled in your state. However, if you want to make sure the contract template is strictly compliant to your state, we recommend having the document reviewed by a lawyer in your local jurisdiction.
What is your refund policy?
Due to the digital nature of the product, no refunds are offered on The Custom Stationery Contract template. If you’re on the fence about whether you The Custom Stationery Contract template is a good fit for your business, simply email us at email@example.com so we can answer any questions. (Just don’t ask about what happened on Cami’s 21st birthday because she doesn’t know either.)
Will this contract template work if I live outside the US?
Absolutely! You can purchase & use the template at your own risk no matter where you live in the world, even if you’re on a teeny-tiny island in the middle of the Pacific. Instead of listing your state in the last clause of the template, you would list your country as the location where legal disputes would be settled. Of course, we recommend checking with a lawyer in your country to make sure that it meets all legal requirements.
Does this contract template cover custom calligraphy services?
Oooh, good one! The short answer? Yes and no. There is a style clause that covers handwritten calligraphy for addressing wedding invitations, but there are not extensive guidelines within the contract for calligraphy-only instances (i.e., formatting a guest address list, what to do in instances where there is an error on the envelope, etc.) Elisabeth uses a separate calligraphy sub-contract with clients that request calligraphy addressing services, and Cami simply uses The Custom Stationery Contract. (See, we DO have differences!)
Does this contract template cover any services outside of custom stationery, such as wood signs, day-of wedding goods, pet portraits, live art etc., and could I use it to protect myself for these services?
No, it does not cover any of these. Of course, you could totes purchase the contract and tweak the clauses, but this agreement is formatted for stationers who create custom invitations, and the nitty-gritty details are quite specific. If you’re still scratching your head, wondering “do I need this??”“ email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll help you figure it out!
Can I edit the contract template?
You sure can! We understand that all of us run our businesses a little bit differently, so we want this to work for everyone. We’ve included highlighted sections of the contract so you can easily edit the nuances like due dates, payment terms, etc., and start using it immediately. We also encourage you to tweak The Custom Stationery Contract template as needed. We have covered every situation, but we’re big fans of personalization. If something doesn’t work for you (or you don’t like it!), delete it! There are also some optional clauses that you can decide to include or not.
What happens when I purchase this template?
YOUR LIFE IS FOREVER CHANGED. Oh, and you’ll receive a link to download the digital file. It’s a seven-page, editable word document that’s ready to copy and paste into your favorite CRM and send off for signing.
Y’all aren’t even lawyers, soooo what gives?
True that! But we ARE stationers, and just like State Farm, we know a thing or two because we’ve seen a thing or two. It was our goal to bring you a contract template that was thorough, stationery-specific and affordable. (Generic templates are for the birds!) We brought in an expert (an actual lawyer) to review the template and add in all the boring legal stuff.*
protect your booty and your biz
*Biz Birthday Bash, LLC is not a law firm and our employees are not acting as your lawyer. We are not permitted to engage in the practice of law and therefore we are not and cannot provide any kind of legal advice or opinion about possible legal rights. We have created this template to assist others in the calligraphy & wedding stationery industry. This template is not intended to be legal advice. If you require legal advice for your specific situation, you should consult a licensed attorney in your jurisdiction. Use of this template is at your own risk. We are not responsible for any loss, damage, liability or claim related to your use of this template. This template is owned by Biz Birthday Bash, LLC. You have received one license for personal use of the template. Copying it or redistributing it in any manner is copyright infringement. You may not forward or share this template or any part of it with anyone via any means, whether it be email, text, photo, social media, PDF, etc.