W E L C O M E !
At Bert+Lou, I am dedicated to bringing you high quality, one-of-a-kind artwork. Each item is carefully and lovingly created by me, in my little studio in the Windy City. ♥
T R U L Y U N I Q U E
I take your story and vision as a couple to design paintings that we then turn into your custom wedding suite with all original watercolor and gouache artwork designed exclusively for your wedding.
P R I C I N G
Design Fee + Printing Fee
Single custom watercolor designs start at $125~ Design Packages start at $325.
*Printing~ Once we have finalized our designs, it's time to print:
Printing starts at $1.50 each card, archival envelopes included, novelty envelopes (pearl finish, certain colors) cost extra .
Additional paper choices below ~ Highest quality envelopes are included
Premium 80-lb. (215 gsm) card stock with matte or glossy finish. Upgrade to linen finish also available
Recycled Matte Stock (100% Post-Consumer Waste, 100-lb. (265g/m2) Premium Matte Recycled Paper)
D I G I T A L f i l e s
I am sorry, I do not offer digital files (jpg, pdf, etc). To ensure the highest quality of my custom watercolor artwork printed on your wedding stationery, I like to oversee each and every card that is printed using the highest quality papers and inks that are tested to last a lifetime.
T I M E L I N E
After purchase, I will contact you within 24 hours to let you know when we can start your project. Once our project is underway, each design (invitation, custom map, etc.) typically takes 2 weeks with good communication: 5 days-1 week for first pencil proof, and 5 days-1 week additional to add the watercolors. It depends on the pace my clients like to work, and the amount of projects I am currently working on at the time. After adding the watercolors, please allow anywhere from 1-2 weeks to print and package your stationery. I try to accommodate all wedding schedules, but if you find you will need your stationery sooner than my normal estimated timeline, we can discuss a more expedited timeline, rush fees may apply (information below).
R U S H f e e
Rush Projects are always welcome! Availability depends on the amount of projects I currently have. **In estimating your time frame for rush projects, please allow up to 3 additional days for shipping within the US and an additional 1-5 weeks for International deliveries. Additional rush shipping fees will be added depending on the carrier and method of shipment. FedEx and UPS Overnight shipping charges start at $110 for the average 7lb package. USPS is not an option if we have 2 weeks or less until your wedding date.
P R O O F I N G
I will first create your pencil proof, and email that to you. 3 rounds of revisions are included with each design you purchase, and each additional proof is $35.00
C O P Y R I G H T
I retain all copyrights to my work. In sharing your project(s) as examples of custom work in my studio, and/or social media, please let me know if you would prefer I change any personal information, as I am happy to respect your privacy.
D E A D L I N E S
In avoiding any added stress (for either of us ☺) please note that our deadlines are put into place to ensure your stationery will be ready to ship a full 2 weeks BEFORE your actual wedding date (unless rush fees and agreements were made). Rush design and/or printing and shipping fees will apply if delayed communication from my clients results in projects taking us past 2 weeks before the wedding date.
A D D I T I O N A L D E T A I L S
I also offer a number of wedding suite upgrades! Below are options and pricing. If there is an upgrade you are thinking of but don't see, make sure to ask me about it so we can come up with a solution!
*Application of gold-foil details ~ from $2.50/ea (includes minor accents all the way through foiled lettering)
*Hand-painted envelope liners~ $125 design fee ~ this is the time it takes to research, sketch, make any necessary revisions, and paint your design.
$3/ea printing and assembly fee~ your custom liners are printed right here in my studio, using the highest quality papers and inks. Cut by hand with precision and care, and installed and secured with archival adhesive.
The cost of the envelopes are included in the price.
Luxe paper~ impressively thick 32pt card stock with a rich seam of color that runs through the middle of the cards – seam available in Black, Red, Blue, White, Yellow, Orange, Pink or Green. Limited sizes available. starting at $3/ea
P A Y M E N T
I accept Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Etsy Gift Cards, Chase Quickpay, and payments through Pay Pal.
Because of the customized nature of these projects, most wedding stationery projects require DESIGN payment in full to get your design underway.
I can't wait to get started on your custom pieces!
Britta Christina Loucas