bespoke :: \bi-ˈspōk\ :: "custom" :: made to fit a particular person

All stationery we create is made-to-order for each client.  We begin the design process by educating our clients about printing and stock options, meeting to nail down the design concept and putting together estimates so there aren't any big surprises.  With additional options like envelope addressing, assembly and mailing, Baci Designer is a full service stationer.

While we don’t replicate our past designs you can certainly use one as inspiration!


Here's a step-by-step guideline on how our bespoke stationery works:
1} The first thing we'll have you do is to fill out our Wedding Client Form (we'll email you the link after you contact us) - it's full of basic questions that will let us get to know more about you and your wedding.

2}  After we receive your completed Wedding Client Form, the fun stuff can begin!  We'd love for you to email us photos or links (we're sure you've started a Pinterest Board!) to anything you've chosen (the venue, your dress) or fallen in love with (stationery suites, bouquets).  It really helps us get a sense of your wedding style :o)  We also ask that you pay an initial $50 non-refundable deposit before we proceed.  This fee will go towards your final costs - it's just a way to cover the large amount of time and effort it requires us to put together a design concept (complete with sketches and paper samples) and multiple estimates.

4}  If you're in the Akron/Cleveland area and your schedule allows it, Amanda would love to meet with you and chat about what it is you're looking for.  With clients not located in the area we typically go back and forth through emails, phone calls or Skype sessions - whatever is easiest and most convenient for you!

5}  After we have a good grip of what you're looking for (type of printing, choice of stock - don't worry, we'll explain it all!) and the design concept is finalized we'll begin putting together an estimate.  We'll keep tweaking the estimate until you're comfortable then we ask for a booking deposit (50% of the estimate) and a signed contract before we proceed with design work.

6}  When we have your signed contract and booking deposit in hand your wedding will officially go onto the Baci Production Calendar.  Once we begin creating your design we'll send several digital mock-ups and make edits until you're completely in love!  Dependent on how much you'd like to be involved in the actual assembly of your stationery it will either be delivered to you with instructions on how to put it together or you'll receive your completed suite in the mail along with your guests (with keepsakes sent to you at a later date as well!) :o)

Since all of our work is custom, we're always up for new and interesting projects - so if you have an idea in mind, we'd love to hear about it! Baci is the perfect option for couples who either have envisioned exactly what they want or for the pair who doesn't have a clue what they like (we're full of great ideas!).  We offer everything from unique save the dates and invitation suites to guest welcome bags, escort cards and thank you notes (and everything in between!).

Timing |
All clients will be provided with a specific timeline for their project, but most custom wedding stationery suites {save the date timing is unique to each event and therefore does not apply} adhere to a timeline similar as follows:

Begin Design -- 6 Months Prior to Wedding Date
Confirmed Design Sent to Printer -- 4 Months Prior to Wedding Date
Completed Suite at the Baci Studio {or in the Client’s Hands} for Assembly -- 3 Months Prior to Wedding Date
Suite Sent {Guaranteed Only if Baci is Responsible for Assembly/Mailing} -- 2 Months Prior to Wedding Date

Most custom wedding day-of stationery {ceremony/reception pieces/etc.} adhere to a timeline similar as follows:

Begin Design -- 2 Months Prior to Wedding Date
Confirmed Design Sent to Printer -- 4 Weeks Prior to Wedding Date {2 Weeks for Escort/Place Cards}
Completed Pieces at the Baci Studio {or in the Client’s Hands} for Assembly -- 3 Weeks Prior to Wedding Date {1 Week for Escort/Place Cards}

If you're outside of this timeframe, please contact us - we might be able to make special arrangements!  It never hurts to ask ;o)

| Pricing Guideline + Options |
*All clients will receive an estimate for their custom design work, this is simply a reference point.*

| Design Fees |
A traditional, custom designed invitation suite (invitation, reply card, reception card and envelope design) begins around $400 in design fees - this does not include printing, stock or assembly, which are all additional costs.  Our design fees are calculated and set based on many factors - the actual designing that consists of the layout and organization of the text, as well as any creation of artwork. Though before any of that can begin, there are templates, sketches and physical mock-ups being made to see exactly how an an idea can come to life. Design fees also include many things you don't "see" in the finished product like the knowledge and expertise in correct wording formats, proper etiquette and style, as well as licensing and fees for fonts, design programs and equipment.  As they say, you get what you pay for and we like to think we're worth it ;o)

| Addressing |
computer printing and handwritten addressing available

| Printing|
digital, offset, thermography, letterpress, embossing and engraving available

| Etc. |
hand scoring, paper cutting, invitation assembly and suite mailing available

Contact us to get the custom stationery process started for your wedding!

{Images by Arielle Doneson Photography}