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London's foremost luxury printers and bespoke creative house for over 100 years. We are luxury specialists and have vast experience in creating bespoke wedding invitations and stationery.
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Prices start at

£2500
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Products and Services

Albums / Guestbooks
Bespoke Design
Engraved Stationery
Hand Calligraphy
Handmade
Laser Cut Stationery
Letterpress Stationery
Physical Shop / Studio
Pocketfold Stationery
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Print
Programs / Place Cards / Menus
Recycled Paper Options
Save the Dates / Thank You Notes
Signs
Table Plan
Wedding Invitations
Full Description
All our luxury wedding invitations are unique because every couple is unique. That is the beautiful thing about working with people who are getting married, it’s an amazing opportunity to be as creative as you wish and to let your imagination run wild. We are here to guide you, encourage you and educate you on the possibilities of design and print production. Whether you’re getting married in a local village church, a remote setting in Ibiza or within a majestic villa on the shores of Lake Como, we can arrange for the most luxurious and personalised bespoke wedding stationery to be created for you. We respect the responsibility of our position in this matter and are honoured to be trusted by many couples in creating something bespoke and personal to them which will be used on such an important occasion. Our team of experts are here to talk you through the most important details of your luxury wedding invitations and as we have so much experience in this, there is little we have not seen before and no vision we won’t be able to bring into reality. Planning a wedding can be daunting, so let us take the weight of the wedding stationery off your shoulders so you can focus on other areas whilst the design and printing side of things is firmly in our safe hands. As a bespoke producer, our pricing allows for design and production. We are able to work to a range of budgets, often from £2500 to £100,000 and beyond. It is always best to start with a budget level so we can show you relevant options and ideas for how we can guide you best. Don't know what sort of budget you need? That's no problem at all, we'd be happy to give you a guide so please do get in touch.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Evelyn Harvie
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding and welcome to Downey. We look forward to hearing from you and are excited to work with you to achieve your dream invitations and stationery suite.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1903
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
7
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Louis K
Married in September 2019
October 2019
Seriously elegant invites
Beautiful invites to se the tone for our wedding. Many compliments from guests. Good communication and great service.
Mr and Mrs Millard
Married in September 2019
September 2019
The most beautiful wedding stationery
Thank you so much for providing us with the most beautiful wedding invitations, our requirements were personal, elegant and timeless and that is just what we received. ...
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Clare & Dave
Married in May 2019
August 2019
Amazing invitations and beautiful illustration
We couldn't have been happier to have commissioned Downey with our wedding stationery! The expertise they have is amazing and talked us through at every step of the way w...
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Jenny and Lee
Married in April 2019
August 2019
A bilingual invitation set - no problem!
Downey gave us great service, beautiful design/print and a wonderful experience. We needed invitations in multiple languages and it was no problem at all for them - such ...
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Riccardo
Wedding: January 2019
August 2019
We really appreciate all the effort...
Many thanks for helping us, we really appreciate all the effort you put in and cannot be more thankful
Lynda
Wedding: December 2018
August 2019
A warm thank you for your help!
Dear Downey, a warm thank you for your help & prompt actions following my endless demands these past few weeks! Best wishes, Lynda
Location & Contact Details

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London, Greater London, England

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Bond Street or Green Park Underground

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What is your most memorable wedding?

We would love to tell you, but we're sworn to secrecy

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Creative, Thoughtful, Detailed, Luxurious and Memorable

What about your business are you most proud of?

We are a 3rd generation owned and managed family business, our longevity and values give us a huge sense of pride

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

As we all know, wedding planning can be stressful and overwhelming. Our tip is, don't forget to enjoy the creative process when planning the invitations and stationery suite. We are here to help you at every stage and will guide through the process and technical details at all times.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

On one occasion, a groom asked us to assist with a very special gift for his Bride. He had written her a list of promises that was to be given to her on their wedding day. We had a bespoke scroll made and our calligrapher wrote those promises onto a parchment which was then rolled, tied with a ribbon and placed into a handmade box. That gift was surely one of the most personal and romantic gestures we've been honoured to assist with.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Initially we begin with a meeting in person or via video call, often with their planner also. At this stage, we want to hear all their inspirations, ideas, likes and dislikes. From here we can understand what is in mind and then we can begin to establish the most suitable proposal. We can share samples of our work for inspiration for materials, print processes and hand finishing. We will then be able to arrange a quotation for the work involved along with any material/print samples required. Once accepted, we then begin the artwork stage and will present mood boards or concepts for focusing and clarification of the final design. Once approved, we go to print production and then arrange all calligraphy or any hand finishing prior to delivery. There are often four stages of production. We start at the ‘Save the Date’ stage, which is followed by the main invitation and accompanying items and then comes the items required for the day, service books, menus and place cards for example. Lastly, the thank you cards and envelopes to be sent by the newlyweds.

What is the most important piece of stationery for a wedding and why?

Perhaps the answer to this is the humble envelope. Often the forgotten element of a stationery suite which plays the practical role of housing the invitations, however it has a very important part to play. It is the very first impression a guest will see of the entire wedding. It lays the foundations of expectation for the whole event and ceremony. Even before the envelope is opened, you can create the experience. It is often a missed opportunity, but you can make an amazing envelope using a special paper, it can be textured or patterned, written with calligraphy or sealed with a bespoke wax seal. It could display a custom monogram that has been embossed to the flap. What an opportunity to set the tone and it can so easily be missed.

What is your best seller?

More often these days we are seeing an invitation suite that is enclosed within a bespoke box. Guests are being given an experience at the very first connection to the wedding and the big day ahead. Memories are created and anticipation along with excitement is instilled.

What is the most innovative delivery method you have come across?

One couple we worked with dispatched a whole fleet of Rolls Royce Phantoms to hand deliver each invitation to their guests.

How do you add romance to any wedding stationery you do?

Thoughtfulness and personal touches throughout the design are a great opportunity to add romance. With subtle details throughout their stationery that can have great meaning but only be known to the couple. It could be in the form of a bespoke Coat of Arms design that features various symbols reflecting memories of the relationship. Perhaps a hand drawn illustration that incorporates their favourite holiday destinations or shared experiences. It’s these little details that can make the stationery from good, to great.