Bespoke Designs

A wedding invitation can be kept long after your wedding as a keepsake. It can remind you of your special day and can be a part of your wedding photos on the day!

So if this is something that is going to stick around, then why not have a suite that is personal to you as a couple? I am open to trying any designs. Perhaps you want something traditional to include your wedding flowers or your venue. But maybe you want something quirky to show of your personalities! Your invitations could include your pets, the place you first met, items that show off your hobbies, there really is no limit!

My invites are hand painted by me using professional watercolours. I work closely with my couples to ensure the design is perfect, giving them proofs along the way! So you will always be kept in the loop! I will help you with paper choices, envelopes, and all of the extra details, because not everyone knows what vellum can be used for!

If this sounds like the route you would like to go down with your wedding stationery, please get in touch by filling in the quote form and I will get a quote to you within 24 hours.

Price

For a standard invitation suite without any extras, couples will spend around £630 for 100 custom designed invitations (this includes a day invite plus envelope, details card and RSVP plus envelope). The price will vary from couple to couple due to quantities and any finishing touches that are requested (envelope liners, vellum wrap, wax seals, ribbon ties, maps etc), which can add that extra luxurious quality to your suite.

Custom Design Timescale

Quote
Proofs
Design & Text
Print
Post

Complete the Get a Quote form. Once completing the form, we will arrange a Zoom or phone call to discuss your wedding and  your ideas for your invitations. We recommend some form of conversation to ensure your invites are designed how you imagine them. Once the order has been confirmed, you will receive a quote within 24 hours (weekdays only). There is a 50% non-refundable deposit to be paid for the design process to begin. You will recieve an invoice with payment details.

If your design involves a painted design, you will receive a proof of 6 paintings to choose from within 5-10 working days of your deposit being paid. During this round of proofs you can choose which art work you like and any other painted elements.

(If you have ordered a pre-made design this stage will be missed out.)

You will receive a second round of proof which will present you with your design and text elements. This proof takes approximately 5-7 working days after the first proofing. This is the chance to proof read your invitation and details and request any layout changes to your invite. Any additional changes past this point will incure a £50 fee.

The final stage is approval to print. After this, the remaining payment is due for the work to be carried out to complete your wedding stationery. Your invites/stationery will be sent to print and no further changes can be made. It will take approximately 1-2 weeks for your invitations to arrive at KGH Illusrates.

If you have paid for assembly of your invites, this will take 3-5 working days from arrival of the printed invitations. On completing your invites, your order will be shipped to the address stated on the order form. Orders are shipped first class and signed for via Royal Mail or Parcelforce. Postage is £12.50. If you require your order to be shipped to a different address, i.e. a work address, please inform us before your final payment.

Please ensure you have ordered enough invites. It is recommended to order a contingency of 10% to compensate for any mistakes when writing names or for any extra guests you will invite. 

If you need to order more after your order has been processed and paid for, there will be a charge of £15 on top of the quantity of what you need. PLEASE NOTE – there is a minimum order of 12 invites for a reprint.

Wedding stationery chard stock options

Card Stock Options

Card stock plays a big part in creating your custom wedding stationery. It can change the vibe of your whole suite. Some card stocks work best for a certain theme, where as others just wont. So it is important to get it right.

If you think choosing a card stock seems too daunting, I will help you with this decision. I can either guide you, or I can make the decision for you. This generally depends on the couple and how much involvement they want in their stationery. I am happy to help in any way I can!

Kimberley has created the most exquisite wedding invitations for us, which have received so many compliments. She recreated the design we wanted, hand painting the birds – an exact replica of the illustration we provided. The whole process from start to finish has been stress free, down to Kimberley’s artistic flair, attention to detail and fast turn around of proofs and amendments. The stationery even arrived beautifully packed in tissue paper. Just fantastic talent and service and she’s a lovely person to work with. Can’t recommend her highly enough, for unique, beautiful hand made wedding stationery.

Tina & John

Could not recommend Kim enough! She was so patient whilst we kept making small changes and the work and delivery was swift and efficient. Can’t wait for her to make our on the day stationary for our wedding which is now in July.

Rebecca & Matthew

Kimberley went above and beyond with our wedding invitations! She really took the time to understand what I was after and was brilliant at creating what we envisioned into the final product! We keep receiving texts from friends/family members about how awesome they turned out! I can’t thank Kimberley enough! Highly recommend!

Farah & Graham