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On Hitched.co.uk since 2021

Last update: December 2023

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 personalised pieces, sketching your amazing wedding 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 (flat and folded)
  • RSVP cards
  • Information Cards
  • Order of Service
  • Order of the Day
  • Menus
  • Seating plans
  • Place cards
  • Table names
  • Guest Message Frames
  • Thank you Cards
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

Does the invitation cost also cover printing?

Yes

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

Catalogue of choices

Lead time:

Well we are always very busy and would advise very early booking. If we have your sketch on file, proofs will be within a week but commissioned sketches can take a few weeks to complete

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

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 are your delivery times?

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

Do you do national mailing?

Yes

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 do you provide?

Printing
Thank you cards
Other

What kind of printing do you offer?

Digital

Operating hours:

We are a small family business and as much as we would like to say 9-5 Monday to Friday - in reality we love what we do so much, its our passion and 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

Served in

Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Cheshire, Devon, Dorset, Essex, Gloucestershire, Greater Manchester, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Lancashire, Lothian & Borders, Oxfordshire, Somerset, South West London, Surrey, West Midlands and West Yorkshire

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5.0 out of 5 rating
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68 reviews
Natasha
Natasha D. Sent on 09/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best Wedding Stationary Company - 5 ⭐️

Jamie & Rachael made it so easy for us with choosing designs for our wedding stationary. There was nothing that was too much trouble & they were both so lovely to deal with throughout the whole process! We discovered them at our Wedding Venues fayre, Clevedon Hall and we would highly recommend them!
Juliet
Juliet N. Sent on 07/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful wedding stationary

Great family run business producing great quality stationary. We used them for invites, orders or service and thank you cards and couldn’t have been happier. All received on time and very helpful throughout.
Tom
Tom H. Sent on 05/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A fantastic experience from start to finish

We got in touch with The Illustrated Invitation in early December and, even though it's an incredibly busy time of year, they were so efficient in producing our wedding invitations, patient with our requests for alterations and speedy with the turnaround of the end product. Highly recommend using their service.
Pegah
Pegah A. Sent on 04/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional Service

Rachael was the best wedding vendor I've worked with. While everyone took their time to reply, she was always prompt and very thoughtful. We had some last-minute guests for our wedding and she kindly offered to send me additional place cards free of charge. I can't recommend the The Illustrated Invitation enough. All the designs were classy and worth the price.
James
James H. Sent on 08/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Simply amazing

The Illustrated Invitation were brilliant to work with. The quality of the work is outstanding and Rachael was a pleasure to work with. We had to change a number of things at the last minute and reprint a few bits, always the case I know. Nothing was ever too much trouble and I was very happy to have worked with her and Jamie. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them should anyone ask, they really do create something which is individual to you as a couple and it really adds a uniqueness to your wedding.
Sophie
Sophie P. Sent on 01/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Above and beyond

My now husband and I are so impressed by the service we received. We had been let down by another company so had a very tight timeframe and Racheal and Jamie worked with us to get the invites to us very quickly.
The packages offered are excellent value for money and well thought out. The customer service was excellent, even taking the time to reply to us on their daughters birthday which is above and beyond kind of them. The packing the invites were sent in was excellent too.
The invitations themselves were fantastic. Well made, brilliant quality and very classy. They set the tone for the rest of our wedding for quality! Our guests were all suitably impressed with them and we got many positive comments.
If you are looking for the Wow Factor for your wedding stationary this company is the one to go with. Glam without being too flashy, classy and elegant.
Thank you guys so much again. Sorry it’s taken so long to review! Sophie and Doug.
Sophie
Sophie Sent on 22/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic company with beautiful products

We absolutely loved working with Rachael and Jamie, they were so helpful, so fast on responses, and the products are stunning. The invitations looked gorgeous, the table names and placenames looked so elegant, and the thank you cards are gorgeous 🥰

They were really helpful with suggestions when we needed support, and got back to us on every query very quickly, which is such a relief when you are racing around trying to make a thousand other decisions at the same time!
Claire
Claire H. Sent on 18/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Brilliant experience

The service we have received has been excellent and the save the dates and the invites are lovely. I love the venue designs for the invites and they have been able to do a custom sketch for us for our save the dates and invites. Will also be using the Illustrated Invites for our place names.
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Rachel Sent on 15/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Visually stunning products!

Rachael at the Illustrated invitation has been very helpful and accommodating from the start. We needed to make some last minute changes with extra menus etc… and she went above and beyond to assist us with this. The process of having our venues sketched was very straightforward and we were able to be involved in decisions about the small details of the sketches. The final products are high quality and visually stunning! The stationary also arrived thoughtfully packaged. Everything ordered is exactly what we were looking for! They will make a lovely, unique addition to our wedding.
Lou
Lou Sent on 12/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Lovely unique products and superb customer experience

We ordered wedding invitations from The Illustrated Invitation and were so pleased with them that we just had to order some of their framed sketches. These were personalised so we could give gifts to our parents and also keep one for ourselves. The framed sketches are lovely and our families really loved them.

Rachael was incredibly helpful and went above and beyond to make sure our orders were perfect. Delivery was quick and Rachael kept us updated throughout the process.
Laura
Laura G. Sent on 15/10/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

The most amazing work

Amazing from the start. So accommodating and friendly. The designs were absolutely gorgeous and they were able to make some last minute changes for us and do a longer order of service for us.

The arrival of the stationary made us so excited for the big day! And they even had to contend with the Royal mail strikes too but everything arrived with plenty of time and it was perfect.

Thank you so much for all that you did for us.
Carolyn
Eric G. Sent on 12/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Invitations

Such attention to detail!
Nothing was too much trouble! A wonderful personalised service. Proofs sent and corrections made where necessary without any issues. So helpful.
As a bonus we now have a beautiful framed sketch of our venue too.
Highly recommended!
Claire
Claire W. Sent on 21/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful!

We just want to say a huge thank you for producing our Orders of Service and the message cards. We were so excited to receive them and so thrilled with how beautifully packaged everything was and how wonderful they all looked! Our guests commented on how special the Order of Service was and they all kept them after the ceremony!

The framed sketch of St Salvator’s chapel will mean so much now.
Lisa
Lisa W. Sent on 17/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Could not fault the experience with Racheal and James.

From the very beginning Illustrated Events were absolutely amazing. They supplied our whole wedding stationery package and we could not fault any part of the process.
They worked with us and gave us really helpful advice in regards to what we needed.
Delivery was earlier than expected and everything arrived well packed and as ordered.
Our guests commented on how lovely our stationery was and we now have our table plan hanging on our landing.
A big Big thank you to Racheal and James
We would recommend them to everyone.
Philippa
Philippa J. Sent on 03/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Brilliant experience from start to finish

Rachael and Jamie are fantastic. They produced beautiful invites and stationery for our wedding and we were delighted with the quality as well as value for money. Rachael was fantastic at communicating with us, responding to all emails quickly and helpfully. I would recommend them to anyone looking for wedding stationery!
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