Brave, Bespoke, Beautiful
Choosing to have a one of a kind, personalized event takes bravery! I created my online shop to help brides and grooms acquire unique and custom designs that reflect their own style. I admire and enjoy working with newlyweds who are brave enough to make their wedding a truly custom, once-in-a-lifetime event.
Having a gorgeous wedding requires breaking away from those generic, mass-produced items you see everywhere. I create a custom design for each client. Nothing is mass-produced. Ever! Special details, like adding names, a monogram, wedding date or preferred colors make my products bespoke and tailored to each client.
The word “Bellus” is the masculine form of the Latin word for beauty. Simply put, Bellus means "Handsome" or "Beautiful." I have invested an extensive amount of time searching for the perfect card stock and printing techniques to ensure the final products look luxe and beautiful. All of my designs are edited carefully and incorporate special little details to ensure they look stunning up close and from a distance. My designs are created to bring touches of gorgeous everywhere they go!
Around the web
Owner, Designer, Curator
- Perfectionist & a workaholic - Quiet and Reflective - Studied Art in '04 & '05 - Married my best friend. 2010 - Earned a BA in English. 2012 - Love olives and dill pickles - A nerd and a tomboy at heart
Assistant, Designer, Accountant
My mom and right hand assistant
Shipper, Order Fulfillment, Assistant
My loving husband
Engraver, Assistant, Photographer
My dad who is always willing help where he can.
The following shop policies are created to ensure your satisfaction with my services, and to protect both of us (buyer and seller) during the transaction. Please read them carefully and know that I take these policies seriously. By placing an order, you are agreeing to these policies.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I've carefully priced my products based on the cost of top quality materials, the amount of time to create the personalized details.Since all my items are custom made and personalized to order (not mass produced or ready-made) I do not offer discounts.
Prices may be adjusted as needed from time to time. If I have given you a quote, the pricing on the quote is good for 30 days only.
After your approval is received, your order will be created, neatly packaged, and shipped via Priority Mail. Priority Mail generally takes 2-3 business days in the mail anywhere in the U.S., and includes free tracking and insurance.
All turnaround times are approximate and although I make every effort to meet these deadlines, I cannot be liable for any costs or damages resulting from deliveries made later than expected. Delays or damage during shipping are the sole responsibility of the carrier providing shipping services. Be aware severe weather conditions may impact shipping speeds significantly.
RUSH SHIPPING IN THE U.S.:
Upon request, I offer FedEx shipping services which has options for 1 to 3 business day shipping time (Not including design, proofing or production time). If you are in a rush, and need your items in 7 days or less, please let me know, and if my schedule allows, I can upgrade your order to an expedited shipping service. A $50.00 RUSH ORDER fee may also be added.
I am sorry to have to say I no longer accept international orders.
Many packages have been lost or detained in customs in various countries, or shown as delivered and never received by my clients, or damaged beyond use. The shipping speeds are very slow and unreliable. The packages are not traceable. This is all very frustrating and expensive for the buyer and seller, so I 've made the hard decision to discontinue all international sales.
Refunds and Exchanges
When you place an order, you are committing to the products and services we agreed upon. You may cancel your order prior to the design process beginning and request a full refund.
After your proofs have been emailed, you may cancel your order, but you will not receive a full refund. If you cancel your order after your proofs have been emailed there is a cancellation fee of 50% of your order or $200, whichever is greater. The remaining balance will be refunded to you promptly. The design process is included in the pricing of my products and after the design work for you has begun I cannot offer a full refund.
Once you have approved your proofs and the production process has been started, you cannot cancel or modify your order. Your money cannot be refunded.
REFUNDS AND EXCHANGES:
Due to the custom nature of my designs, returns and exchanges are not accepted.
Returns based on color are not accepted. All computer monitors are different, so your printed stationery may not match exactly what you see on your monitor. Your printed items will be close to the colors shown on my color chart, but due to the custom nature of printing, these colors may vary slightly and may not match perfectly. While color may not always be an exact match, keep in mind that I always make sure each order looks beautiful and that the color is pleasing!
I carefully check each item ordered prior to shipping, but if there is a problem due to an error on my part, please let me know within 3 business days of receiving your order and I will take the measures needed to rectify the issue.
Additional policies and FAQs
Upon receiving your order, I will work diligently on your design(s) and send digital proof(s) for your review and approval. The proof(s) will be emailed to you within 3-5 business days (M-F, excluding holidays). Two revisions to the initial proof design(s), if needed, are included in your purchase to ensure your item(s) will be perfect for your event! Nothing is printed or engraved until I have your approval.
Please have all of your design details and/or wording ready to submit at the time you place your order. Please be aware I cannot be responsible for spelling, punctuation, capitalization and grammar, so be sure to check your details over carefully. (See PROOF READING and YOUR APPROVAL information below.)
What's included in the creation process?
• Personalization of the design you have chosen from the listing in my shop with your design details and/or wording.
• Color changes to any color shown on my color chart (unless other color(s) have been discussed and agreed upon beforehand.)
If additional revisions are needed after the two revisions (as mentioned above), you may request additional revisions two more times, however, each additional revision will incur an additional $25.00 design fee which must be paid before the design process continues.
What's NOT included in the creation process?
• Font changes ($25 fee) (unless other font(s) on my font chart have been discussed and agreed upon beforehand.)
• Custom color formulation (e.g. color changes to colors not shown on my color chart) (additional $20 fee)
• Major layout changes not previously discussed (additional $50 fee)
• Custom logos not already shown on the design in this listing or graphics changes not previously discussed (additional $50 fee)
PROOF READING and YOUR APPROVAL:
Please be aware, that proofreading is YOUR responsibility – not your designer’s. As your designer, I am not responsible for errors in approved proofs, so please be sure to check your proofs over carefully for spelling, punctuation, capitalization and grammar.
As the designer, I don’t pay attention to the literal names, dates, and times etc., when designing. Each word becomes a design that I work with to create a beautiful and aesthetically pleasing design. Since the details are YOUR personal details it is critical that YOU proof them. I use the text you provide. Editing and proofreading are not services I offer.
I know after reviewing something multiple times it’s tough to see errors. I always recommend recruiting a second or third pair of eyes (your fiancée, a friend, your mother, mother- in-law-to- be, maid of honor etc,)to help with the final proofread.
I can only guarantee the accuracy of the design itself and the quality of the final product. The accuracy of text and content on your design is your responsibility. Ultimately, if you approve a proof with a mistake on it, you are solely responsible for any cost incurred to remake your item(s), including the shipping cost.
I am strictly an online business and do not offer phone consultations. Please feel free to contact me using any of following links:
Email: info [!at] bellusdesigns.com
Etsy Shop: http://etsy.com/shop/weddingmonograms
I work Monday through Friday, 8am to 6pm EST. My shop is closed on weekends and holidays. I strive to reply to all correspondence within 24-48 business hours.