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The Illustrated Invitation

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About

Based in Taunton in the Somerset region of England, The Illustrated Invitation is a wedding stationery company. This family-owned-and-operated business specialise in creating personalized pieces, sketching your chosen nuptial venue and featuring it throughout your wedding suite. With their national mailing service, this team can cater to couples throughout the entire United Kingdom.

Services Offered

The Illustrated Invitation understands that every couple is different, and offers total flexibility with colours, fonts, and wording to ensure that your stationery complements your style and theme. Upon request, couples can receive a sample pack, as well as a product proof before their commission is confirmed. Staged orders are possible, allowing you to order save-the-dates and invitations well in advance of your big day, and items such as place cards and seating plans closer to the time. This talented team of professional artists can take care of every aspect of your wedding stationery including:

  • Save the dates
  • Invitations
  • RSVP cards
  • Order of service
  • Menus
  • Seating plans
  • Place cards
  • Table names

Highlights

Lead time

Well we are always very busy. With 2021 also including many orders deferred from 2020 due to covid, we would advise very early booking. If we have your sketch on file, proofs will be within a week

Delivery time

We are flexible and appreciate that at times we need to act fast for those last minute orders and changes. Normally we supply our orders within two weeks of full approval and satisaction with proofs

National delivery

Yes

Served in

Aberdeen & Deeside, Argyll, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Caerphilly, Caithness, Cambridgeshire, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Central & Glasgow, Ceredigion, Cheshire, Co Antrim, Co Armagh, Co Down, Co Fermanagh, Co Londonderry, Co Tyrone, Conwy, Cornwall, Cumbria, Denbighshire, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Dumfries Galloway & Ayrshire, Durham, East Central London, East London, East Riding of Yorkshire, East Sussex, Essex, Fife & Angus, Flintshire, Fort William, Gloucestershire, Greater Manchester, Guernsey, Gwynedd, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Highlands, Inverness, Isle of Anglesey, Isle of Man, Isle of Skye, Isle of Wight, Isles of Scilly, Jersey, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain, Lothian & Borders, Merseyside, Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan, Middlesex, Milford Haven, Monmouthshire, Moray & Banff, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Norfolk, North London, North West London, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Orkney, Outer Hebrides, Oxfordshire, Pembrokeshire, Perthshire, Powys, Ross-shire, Rutland, Sark, Shropshire, Somerset, South East London, South West London, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Stirlingshire, Strathspey, Suffolk, Surrey, Sutherland, Swansea, Torfaen, Tyne & Wear, Vale Of Glamorgan, Warwickshire, West Central London, West London, West Midlands, West Sussex, West Yorkshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire and Wrexham

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the invitation cost also cover the printing?

Yes

Is there a limited selection of invitation styles or can they be customised?

Catalogue of choices

What is the charge for not reaching the minimum number of orders?

With covid and reduced guest numbers, we do not have a minimum. If you are having an intimate wedding with your closest friends and family, we would love to play a part in making that extra special

What is the charge for national mailing?

It is usually between £5 - £10 depending on weight and service (i.e. next day delivery)

What other services to you provide?

Other

What kind of printing to you offer?

Digital
Other

Operating hours:

We are a small family business and as such we tend to say 9-5 Monday to Friday but in reality we love what we do, its our passion so we work around the clock!

What are the forms of payment?

We accept a small deposit up front and then the remainder will be due only when you are completely happy with your hard + soft copy proofs. We accept standard bank transfer

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    Brent P. Married on 30/10/2021
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    Quality product, amazing service

    The team at Illustrated Invitation was amazing to work with - very responsive, quick turnaround, and they do what it takes to get things done. The printing quality is outstanding, and we absolutely love the custom drawings they did of our church and reception venue (we framed and put them up in our living room, they're that good). We used them for our invitations, menu cards, and orders of service, and the turnaround time and responsiveness was excellent. We also had numerous changes because of covid and they very helpfully provided PDFs of our designs to update digitally as dates changed. We can't recommend them highly enough!

    The Illustrated Invitation's reply:

    Thank you so much for taking the time to review us Brent, we really do appreciate it. We are so happy that we were able to help and that you finally got to have your wonderful celebration! You both deserved it after such a tough time with so many changes and uncertainty, but all worth it in the end! R&J x
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    Georgie G. Married on 24/07/2021
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    Amazing company for all wedding stationary needs

    We decided very last minuet to get invites done, most other companies told us that it was impossible to get them done in time for our wedding but 'The Illustrated Invitation' were amazing. We had sketches of the venue (my parents house) done for the invites and a sketch of the church for the order of services and both were incredible. We also then decided to get table names and place names done with them as well, which fitted in with our brief perfectly. They are so efficient, the quality is amazing and they really go the extra mile to make sure every thing is perfect. I would definitely recommend them to anyone!

    The Illustrated Invitation's reply:

    Georgie, thank you so much for your kind words about us. It makes us really happy to know that we were able to help you create exactly what you wanted and hopefully provide you with a beautiful reminder too. Now, onto the Thank You cards! xx
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    Rebecca S. Married on 03/10/2020
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    Beautiful Images, Excellent service

    Rachel & Jamie were attentive from the very start. Their images are beautiful but their customer service is outstanding. They listened, gave us options and created the perfect stationary to compliment our day. We were flooded with compliments on our Wedding stationary.

    The Illustrated Invitation's reply:

    Thank you so much Becky! We were just so pleased to be able to help you and we really hope you both had the magical day that you deserved. R&J x
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    Racheal W. Getting married on 26/11/2022
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    Amazing service and product

    Thank you Rachael and Jamie for giving us the most beautiful wedding invitations.

    You have been excellent from start to finish. Answering our numerous questions and ensuring that the finished product, was exactly what we asked for!

    Cannot thank you both enough
    Our guests have also commented on how beautiful the invitations are.

    We love them :)!

    Thank you!!

    The Illustrated Invitation's reply:

    Dear Racheal, thank you so much for your kind words! It has been a pleasure to help you both and we are so pleased to hear that your guest have loved your invitations too! We can't wait to hear from you after the big day so that we can create your Alternative Guest Book for you, R&Jx
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    Sue M. Getting married on 15/10/2022
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    We highly recommend Illustrated Invitations.

    There are lots of choices available for invites but if you are looking for something that is personal to you, we highly recommend Illustrated Invitations.
    The service we have received has been excellent. Nothing is too much trouble for Rachel & Jamie who run the business. They have been very patient with us and our 101 questions, all of which they were only too happy to answer.
    We sent out our invites last month. Everyone has commented on how beautiful they are, not only in how they look but the quality too.
    If you are looking for a friendly professional service with a quality product look no further. My fiancé and I are definitely using Illustrated Invitations for our on the day requirements.

    The Illustrated Invitation's reply:

    Thank you Sue! We are delighted that you have felt that you have received good service from us, and that your guests have loved your invitations too. We absolutely want to help you wow them, and get them excited for the day to come! And we can't wait to work with on anything you need for the day too! Thank you both so much, R&J x
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    Linda M. Getting married on 27/08/2022
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    Exceeded expectations

    We used the illustrated invitation company for our wedding invites and we were not disappointed! They exceeded our expectations. When they arrived they were beautifully presented & packaged. The service from start to finish has been second to none and the communication throughout was fantastic. The invites are getting rave reviews from our guests now as they start to receive them, some people saying they are the best invites they have ever seen!

    The Illustrated Invitation's reply:

    Wow! Thank you so much Linda! Nothing makes us happier than knowing that we have delivered for our customers, we are so happy to hear that your guests have liked their invitations. Thank you again for taking the time to post this review for us, Rachael & Jamie x
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    Susy C. Married on 16/04/2022
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    Beautiful invites and brilliant customer service!

    Rachael was absolutely amazing and our invitations were gorgeous! It was a really smooth and stress free process. Really good value for money as well for the quality of the invites. Thank you so much!

    The Illustrated Invitation's reply:

    Awww thank you Susy! That's so kind of you, and delighted to hear that we were able to make this process easy for you, and thank you for taking a moment to post this for us, we really appreciate it, R&J xx
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    Laura Married on 01/10/2021
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    Great designs from a small team

    They were great. Clearly a small family team, the service was very personal with suggestions and adaptions to the design to suit our needs including alternative fonts to their 'stock' ones on ther website and creating fully personalised menus to act as place settings as well on each table. I really liked the input when I feel a larger company may have done what we requested - without suggesting alternatives which were better. Definitely recommend.

    The Illustrated Invitation's reply:

    Hi Laura! Thank you so much, we really appreciate your comments, and are glad that you found our input of help. Thank you again for taking the time to post this, and we hope you both had a fabulous day! Best wishes R&J x
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    Charlotte W. Married on 11/09/2021
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    Outstanding invitations.

    We can't thank you both enough for the amazing work you put into our wedding invitations. They were simply exquisite, all of our guest's commented on just how lovely and luxurious they were.
    We can 100% recommend Rachael & Jamie's work, extremely professional and thoughtful.
    Thank you again.

    The Illustrated Invitation's reply:

    Thank you so much, just blown away by your kind comments! Thrilled we could help you both, an so glad that you got some lovely comments from your guests too! R&J x
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    Jennifer Married on 03/09/2021
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    Luxury personalised stationary

    Rachael was so helpful with any changes we needed and quick to make recommendations,

    The stationary was beautiful and felt expensive.

    The personal illustration really brought everything together and we loved it, thank you so much!

    The Illustrated Invitation's reply:

    Thank you so much Jennifer, we loved helping you both, and are so happy you were pleased with our work! We really appreciate you taking the time to post a review for us - thank you R & J x
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    Catherine W. Married on 16/08/2021
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    Superb stationary, there for you every step of the way

    Beautiful stationary, worked with me through changing my mind with things, kept me updated all of the time and supplied all of our last minute bits too - nothing is too much effort.
    Highly recommend.
    Packaging is nearly as beautiful as the stationary!

    The Illustrated Invitation's reply:

    It was a total pleasure to help you Catherine - thank you for choosing us to help you create your stationery! R&J xx
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    Emily D. Married on 02/08/2021
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    Amazing! Thank you so much!

    So impressed with our invitations! They are beautiful and we’ve had so many comments of how lovely they are. Rachael and Jamie were so professional and always chased us when needed!

    If your looking for a classy, elegant invitation definitely recommend!
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    Claire O. Married on 23/07/2021
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    Beautiful Stationery

    We were very happy with our invitations and order of service. They were beautifully designed and high quality, with excellent attention to detail. Rachael and Jamie were also very flexible when our date was pushed back due to COVID. We would recommend to others.

    The Illustrated Invitation's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words, we really appreciate it. it was a delight to be able to create your stationery around the beautiful illustration of your chapel! R&J x
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    Emma C. Married on 26/06/2021
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    Every newly married couple NEEDS this!

    We knew from the day we got engaged we didn't want a 'traditional' guestbook, as we wanted something we could see every single day in the house. We toyed with a few ideas, and then attended a Wedding Show and found Alternative Guestbook. WOW. From the moment we knew we HAD to have this. From start to finish Jamie & Rachael have been amazing, nothing has been too much trouble and the attention to detail is amazing. We even had a few guests draw some rather interesting shapes that wouldn't be suitable for the in-laws to see on the wall, Jamie and Rachael were amazing at turning these into normal messages for us that are now suitable for any age eyes! So don't worry if people have a few too many! Our finished frame is absolutely beautiful - Thanks SO much, would highly recommend and cannot wait to show our frame off to our friends and family. It really is a piece of art we will treasure forever. Mr and Mrs Coles x

    The Illustrated Invitation's reply:

    Thank you so much Emma - we are absolutely thrilled that you love it! It's always so exciting for us when we are able to send out our couples frames and hear their reactions to them :) It has been absolute pleasure to help you both and we hope that your frame will continue to make you smile every day for many years to come. All the very best to you both, R&J xx

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