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On since 2021

Last update: March 2024

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?


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?


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?

Thank you cards

What kind of printing do you offer?


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
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Reviews for The Illustrated Invitation

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5.0 out of 5 rating
72 reviews
100% recommend it
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Noreen M. Sent on 05/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The best of my wedding planning experiences

The Illustrated Invitation team is simply the best and lovely to work with. We absolutely loved our wedding invitations and welcome sign. There were so many wonderful design options to choose from with numerous options to personalise orders. If you are looking for memorable and personalised invitations that you and your guests can treasure, look no further!
Joanna B. Sent on 13/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect experience from start to finish and beyond!

This company was superb from start to finish and beyond! Raechel was nothing but professional, friendly and super helpful! She went above and beyond to makesure my wedding stationary was perfect and exactly what I wanted! Always responding to messages and offering advice. Designs were classy,beautiful and personalised to my requirements. Samples were sent super speedy for me to check before printing. The quality of the stationary is second to none! My guests were wowed by our invitations and then with our menus and table numbers. I have been soo impressed and happy with this company and the service I have received throughout that I will also be ordering my thank you cards with them as I don't want to use anyone else! Highly recommend for any special occasion.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Paul L. Sent on 11/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Overjoyed with order of service.

We’re overjoyed with them. They look fantastic. Such great quality.

They've done such a nice job of presenting them! It makes them feel extra special.
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 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.
Jessica B. Sent on 05/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing service and product!

Without date our favourite pre-wedding day supplier! Our Orders of Service are absolutely perfect. Nothing was too much trouble for Rachael and she was fantastic at suggestion formats and font colours to deliver the best result. It's been a pleasure working with them. Thank you!
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.
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.
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.
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