I recently lettered a $50 place card. Yes, it's (mostly) true. When I shared that on Facebook my friends wondered if it had been engraved in gold. Nope. Just script lettering on a shimmery white place card. It was a teaser though. I did not get the $50 - just my normal small fee. The reason it was $50 (and that's only my estimate) is that it had to be sent via FedEx, priority overnight. The bride wanted every guest to have a place card, matching all the others I had done. Somehow one name had been left off the list. Perhaps it was a very late RSVP. I am using a photo of a different card because I don't want the actual person to ever accidentally learn about how much his card cost.
The bride was beautiful, the groom handsome, and everything - down to the last late place card - was perfect! Ahhhh!