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The Illustrated Invitation

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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, Southern Isles, 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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    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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    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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    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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    Kerry B. Married on 24/06/2021
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    Superstars!!

    These guys are simply amazing!
    We went through the mill a bit, with a few changed dates - numerous seating and table plans due to some many restrictions and changes BUT these guys never faltered.
    They have delivered above and beyond our expectations and wouldn't recommend anybody else for the job!
    Beautiful craftsmanship,
    Beautiful company!
    Two very VERY happy customers -
    Kerry & Alex x
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    Kimberley R. Married on 12/06/2021
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    If Carlsberg did wedding stationary.....

    I ordered my wedding invitations and Thank-you cards from Rachael. From the very first enquiry through to receiving my beautifully packaged invitations and thank you’s Rachael was outstanding! The experience of organising a wedding during Covid and having months of uncertainty and 4 postponements Rachael was exceptionally supportive and patient with all my last minute changes, and ensured I at least knew my invites were in safe hands.
    The stationary was absolutely beautiful and I was delighted with it. The invites were also much commented on by my guests and venue, one guest wrote on her RSVP.....”I love love love your invitations....super classy!”
    As the company had not used my venue before they had it drawn for me, and I was so touched Rachael arranged for the original drawing to be delivered to me on Christmas Eve as a surprise. As I had just postponed the wedding again it was a really special moment opening the package and seeing my venue so beautifully drawn.
    I simply cannot recommend The Illustrated Invitation highly enough!
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    Andy C. Married on 17/05/2021
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    Incredible

    Rachael and Jamie have been incredible, it has been so lovely to work with a family business to design our wedding stationary. The design process was easy, even though we had a tight turnaround and a few last minute changes!
    If you want excellent customer service, quality products & a stress free experience, go with this company!
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    Alex H. Married on 08/05/2021
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    Best service, top quality super flexible

    The Illustrated Invitation (and the alternative guest book) have been absolutly fantastic throught this incredibly difficult process of planning a wedding in covid. Even with all the changes they have been friendly, helpful and super responsive whenever we contact them. They have helped us with wording, and approach to our invitations (and notes to guests who we can't have anymore). I can't speak highly enough of the flexibility and level of communication we have had from them.

    Not only are they a very easy supplier to work with, the quality of the invitations, sketches and stationary they have provided for us is incredible. With a full set of printed invitations and envelopes it has made the invitations and stationary one of the easiest processes of our wedding planning.
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    A huge thank you

    We wanted to write to you as well to say a huge thank you for everything – the invitations were flawless, we’re absolutely delighted with them. Both product and presentation were exquisite and really set the tone for not only our wedding, but our weekend – we spent a very happy Friday evening reading through the invites and stamping them up to send out Saturday We really cannot thank you enough for all the time and effort you have put in, including the hand-delivery Friday which was incredibly kind and a very nice personal touch. We won’t need to once our guests see your work, but we will be telling everyone about your wonderful services!

    Glad to hear our payment has reached you; I expect we will be in touch following 2 May next year to discuss your ‘Thank you’ stationery that I’ve beadily spotted on your website

    Huge thanks again and our very best wishes for the success of your business – you have a very special service there.
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    Highly recommended

    We contacted Jamie and his team after finding out that they had created Wedding invitations for Clearwell Castle where myself and my partner are getting married. The incredibly detailed artwork of the venue caught our eye and once we found their website and looked deeper into what they could create for us, we knew we had the perfect place to make our day extra special. After deliberating with Jamie over a few weeks and making sure that the design of the invitations were nothing less than perfect they arrived and we were blown away. They were presented professionally, the craftsmanship was the best we've ever seen and the standard was nothing short of world class. Jamie and his team had gone to great lengths throughout the whole process and even when we noticed the day of the wedding was incorrect (solely our fault not Jamie's) we panicked thinking we would have to purchase more invitations which would eat into our wedding budget but Jamie offered to do them free of charge getting them out to us 2 days later. We cannot thank Jamie and his team enough and regard them as the best in the business and would highly recommend The Illustrated Invitations to everyone we speak too. Thank You Jamie for making our Wedding that little bit more wonderful.
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    Thank you for our prints, they are perfect!

    Just wanted to send a quick thank you for our prints, they are perfect! And know they'll be loved by
    our parents, so thank you!
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    Charlotte
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    The service that we have received has been impeccable

    We used The Illustrated Invitation to supply our wedding invitations. The service that we have received has been impeccable. We first came across The Illustrated Invitation at Clevedon Hall's wedding fayre. We were wowed by the invitations and other products available. We took a sample pack of invitations home with us and as soon as we looked at them, we knew they were exactly what we wanted. The quality of the invites are second to none and we, personally, have not seen another product like it. It is evident that a great deal of care and skill goes into producing and delivering the invitations to you. You will definitely be amazed when they arrive at your door, as will your guests. We have received countless comments from our guests on the quality of the invitations.

    Jamie has been a pleasure to deal with and made the process of designing the invitations very easy.

    We cannot rate The Illustrated Invitation highly enough. We have no hesitation recommending them to anyone. If you want a high end, unique, invitation at an affordable price, then The Illustrated Invitation is the company for you.

    Thank you The Illustrated Invitation for providing us with the most wonderful wedding invitations.
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    Brilliant quality and perfect in every way

    Our invitations were amazing.

    Brilliant quality and perfect in every way.

    Family and friends commented on how they have never seen such beautiful wedding invitations before. Friends from overseas were amazed.

    Thank you to Jamie for such a great job.
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    Thank you for all your hard work

    We are delighted with the invitations, they look fantastic, and we have already had lots of compliments from people who have received them.

    Thank you for all your hard work, and for hand-delivering them, greatly appreciated.
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    Just perfect!

    I just wanted to say thank you so much for producing such lovely invitations, our guests have commented how nice they look!

    We love them, they are just perfect.

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