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Hertfordshire based wedding stationer, specialising in elegant watercolour invitations and paper goods. Inspired by all things botanical.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£75
Details

Products and Services

Save the Dates / Thank You Notes
Handmade
Recycled Paper Options
Bespoke Design
Hand Calligraphy
Programs / Place Cards / Menus
Print
Last-Minute Orders
Table Plan
Online Shop
Wedding Invitations
Online Invitations
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Signs
Full Description
At Olive & Millicent, we know that first impressions are important, especially when it comes to your big day. We have packages to suit all budgets and requirements, whether you want something from our current collection or a bespoke design completely tailored to you, we would love to be part of your story. Each design is lovingly hand painted, scanned and edited digitally before being printed on beautiful paper. We offer a range of services, including Save the Dates, Invitation Suites, Thank You cards along with 'On the Day' stationery such as Table Plans, Table Numbers and any other signage. If you want that extra special touch, we also offer hand lettering services for place cards and envelope addressing. Lovers of all things botanical, our designs all feature watercolour foliage or florals and these can be customised to match your wedding colours or flowers. If you're looking for something that's ready to go, our current collection is inspired by some of my favourite literary couples of all time. These designs are also available as printables if you would prefer to handle the print job yourself.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Katy
Hello! Congratulations on your engagement and thank you so much for checking out my profile. I'm Katy and I'm the owner of Olive & Millicent. I'm a self-declared cat lady with an incurable sweet tooth (cakes and chocolates are my weakness!). When I'm not busy dreaming up wedding stationery, I can always be found with a book in my hand - my 'to be read' pile is slightly out of control! Please feel free to get in touch if you're interested in working with me. I'd love to hear from you! x

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2017
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(2)
(2)
Nicola & Joey
Married in January 2018
September 2017
Semi-Custom Stationery
Katy's designs are all so beautiful it was difficult to choose which one to use. She always replied promptly to all our emails and no question was too silly! She provided samples beforehand and proofs for us to see what the invites would look like. The printing was done very promptly and all packaged very beautifully. We are thrilled with the quality and can't wait to send them out. Thank you Katy :)
Alli & Tom
Married in October 2017
September 2017
Bespoke Invitations
Getting our Wedding Invitations was a nerve racking thing for us as I work in the Industry and wanted something different and love being creative so felt my guests expected a lot from me! Choosing Katy was such an easy decision to make, she was so friendly, easy to chat too and totally grasped what we were after. She managed to get everything we wanted into the Invitation and make it look AMAZING! The painting she did of our venue was so beautiful and she kindly gave us the original, we have framed it along with an invite and it is sitting proudly in our home :) Katy was always open to tweaks, amending the font and all sorts of things for us, nothing was too bigger ask. I couldn't have been more thrilled when we received them, they were packaged beautifully and it felt so exciting to open them! Thank you Katy, you are a master at what you do and incredibly talented, thank you for making it so easy for us!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Hitchin, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1NU, England

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

One of my best friends got married this year, so I'd have to say that. Weddings are always exciting but even more so when you get to collaborate with someone you've known for years and make their wedding extra special. I love all of the personal touches to a wedding and this wedding was full of them!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Delicate, whimsical, elegant, charming, pretty

What about your business are you most proud of?

The comments I get from the couples I work with and their guests. Every positive comment makes the hard work worthwhile.

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

Enjoy all of the planning and build up to your big day. The day always goes so quick, so you have to savour every moment before and during!

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

One couple had very thoughtfully put together a guide to all of the guests at their wedding, briefly explaining who each guest is and what they've done to help towards the big day. It was definitely one way to make guests feel special!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

For a bespoke stationery order, once the couple have filled out the form on my website I'll send over a provisional quote and start discussing design ideas. If the couple have a clear vision of how they want everything to look, I'll get started with the design process. I start by doing a selection of thumbnail sketches, then I'll get my watercolours out and make a start on the illustrations. Depending on the couples requirements, I'll send over progress shots along the way, so that they can make any changes. Once the artwork is scanned and edited and any calligraphy done, I put the design together and send it over to the couple for approval. Once approved, the design will be sent to print where it is then lovingly wrapped and posted.

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

First impressions really do count, so either the Save the Dates or Invitations. They really do set the tone for the wedding and give your guests something nice to put on their fridge! I always think, the prettier it is, the more likely they'll be to treasure it.

What is your best seller?

My semi-custom design service is definitely really popular, as lots of couples love to have a venue illustration on their invitations!

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

My current collection is inspired by some of my favourite love stories and they of course are very romantic! In order to communicate this in my designs, I use my own style of hand lettering and delicate botanical illustrations.