Monday 12 January 2015

A beginners guide to commissioning and ordering Bespoke Wedding Invitations & On-the-Day Stationery from Inspired by Script.

Why we think having choices and options when it comes to  your wedding stationery is as important as having choices with  your dress, venue decoration and flowers....and what we intend to do about it. 


Hi there… I’m Sue Simpson. Owner, maker and shaker of Inspired by Script.

I’ve bee designing and making a wide variety of commissioned work since 1988. I formally trained as a professional Calligrapher and taught classes all over the UK.

My freelance work includes work for the M.O.D., Yahoo Inc.,… oh yes… and even Royalty as well as many others in both the public and private sectors.


We design, make and create, bespoke, Wedding Invitations and stationery for couples who are looking for something that little bit different.

We realise that searching for that perfect wedding stationery can be a daunting process. I mean, there’s so much to choose from and so many variations, right?

No doubt, by now, you've had a good scout around the Internet mind-boggling isn't it?  

We intend to take all the stress and pressure off your shoulders and gently guide you through the whole process. From start to finish we’ll be with you every step of the way. That’s our promise!
At Inspired by Script we offer a completely different experience, because we think to have the invitations you truly want, you need to have choices and we think it’s important that you have a say in such matters.    
We provide a design and print service which is totally bespoke to you. 

Yes of course we have stock designs and ideas, They are an important jumping off point when it comes to finding your likes and dislikes. From there we can work together to come up with something that reflects your theme choices and personality. 
In short we Work with couples who dare to be different. 

Because we design and make everything ourselves, we can carry a design or theme right the way through. We offer everything from the Save the Date cards…. Right through to the Thank you cards and all the lovely stuff in between that makes your Wedding stand out from the crowd.

Your ideas are our inspiration.


In particular we connect best with couples who are creative, enthusiastic and inspired to have a wedding with a difference. We love hearing all your ideas and helping you put them into practice.

Our couples want something different to the ordinary, run of the mill and off the shelf deigns currently available on the internet.

They also understand and appreciate the importance of buying from someone they can trust and meet face to face and form a bond.

Our couples are not willing to compromise when it comes to something as important as their invitations and stationery and realise it sets the scene and becomes an integral part of the whole look of their wedding… not just an after thought.

They like being adventurous and different.

They prefer to support small businesses, knowing that they will get far better and  a much more personal service.

Our couples are open to suggestions to make designs and ideas work.

They trust our experience when it comes to design choices and layout and like working together so that they have some input into the design process… even if it’s just the card and foil colour.

They appreciate that their stationery is all hand made and not just thrown off a production line.

They want to be a name… not just an order number. 

They see choosing their Invitations and Stationery as important as choosing their Wedding dresses and suits, wedding flowers and table decorations.

They care and have the vision of how they want it all to look on their ‘Big Day’.


One-to-one, personal service, from the person who is actually making your invitations. From the initial consultations through to you leaving with the seating plan… it’s ME who is responsible for the whole lot. 

To us… you are a name, not a number!

Totally unique Wedding Invitations designed by US for YOU!

A FREE consultation so we can fully understand your ideas and produce items exactly the way you want them.

Stationery that is designed, printed and finished ‘in-house’ by us, here in Northallerton, North Yorkshire.

We are committed to offering you the best service possible and want you to be happy… because if you are happy WE are happy.

We have a walk in shop and studio…. Yes real bricks and mortar that is open to the public. We have tons more ideas in the shop than on the website, so if you can call in person, we’d strongly advise you to.

We give you time…. To consider all options. There’s no panic here and we’re always ready to pop the kettle on for you. I’ve been told the coffee is good. 


If you choose Inspired by Script to make your wedding stationery… our friendship will, no doubt, be a long one.

From Invitations to On-the-Day stationery, we are very often one of the first and last people you deal with regarding your wedding day… and we just LOVE being a part of it.

In order to give you the best possible experience it’s important that we gat to know YOU!


During the consultation here’s some of the questions you’ll need to think about… this helps us build up a picture of what you are looking for.

 What is your theme? What type of wedding are you having? Formal, Informal, Church, Venue, Country, Vintage, Classic, Fun, Quirky.

Pocket Fold, Folded, Gatefold, Flat?

Do you need information cards? Travel and accommodation details? R.S.V.P. Cards?

Card Colour:
Ivory or White?

We can help and advise you on this… but of course you can choose your own.

Foiled or Laser Printed?

Choose from one of the many we have on show… or have one adapted or totally bespoke to you. Have you an idea that you just LOVE but can’t find anywhere else? Run it by us… we’ll see what we can do.

many times I’ve stopped couples ordering too many… or even worse… not enough. 
You'll need 1 invitation per family! 
But remember: Please order extras at the time of placing your order as the minimum print run is 20, so adding those extra couple can be costly.

We are here to answer any questions and solve any problems you have come across when choosing wedding invitations. It’s our job and what we do best.


Once you’ve decided on the elements above I’ll give you a price based on the choices you’ve made and the information provided.
Once agreed you can place a firm order.

Prices vary depending on your choice or materials, format and the time taken to create them.

Deposit & Proofs:
On payment of a 50% deposit, which books you a production slot and secures your order, we’ll work up a proof.

The deposit is payment for the design to proof stage and covers 1 set of changes before going to print.

It’s important that you check, re-check and check again for any spelling or grammatical errors as changes after the free change will be charged on an hourly basis. Mistakes don’t happen very often, but mistakes after printing has been commenced can mean unusable stationery and a costly mistake to you.

PLEASE NOTE: We are pretty busy most of the year and samples of finished and personalised items specific to you are not possible. We are however, happy to give you a sample of our card quality and foiling, but this won’t necessarily be in the design or colour foil of your choice. As all our work is bespoke, it’s just not possible.

Turnaround time:
We will then give you an estimated finishing time, depending on how busy we are and whether we need to order stock for your fully personalised stationery. Make sure you order your stationery in good time…. Timescales vary depending on the time of year and we hate to keep you waiting.

As everything you order is made in-house by us, taimescales vary depending on workload. We can only book your order in, once you’ve committed to an order and made any changes to your proofs. We’ll give you a better indication at the time.

The balance of your invoice is payable before delivery if being sent by post or on collection.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to keep costs down and pass this saving onto you, our client, we do not have card facilities at the studio. Payment is by BACS transfer prior to collection or in cash if collecting in person. Payment by Paypal can be arranged but there will be a 6% charge to cover Paypal costs.

Please pre arrange. If paying by check, funds must be cleared before finished items leave the studio.


* Book a consultation by telephoning 01609 776 866
or drop in to the shop at
288a High Street, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8DW

Opening times: Tuesday – Saturday 10.30am – 4.30pm

Make your choices

We’ll give you a price

Pay 50% deposit

We’ll work up your proofs

Proof check items and make any changes

We’ll give you an estimated finishing date

·       PLEASE NOTE: As we are a walk in shop, we cannot guarantee no-one else will call in during opening hours. We’d prefer not to lock the door

^^^ That’s it in a nutshell ^^^

Book your consultation today
on 01609 776 866


We will book a slot 6 weeks prior to your wedding for Seating Plans, Post Boxes, Place Cards, Favour Tags or any other on-the-day items. We need to do this as it’s important to us that we offer a full and complete service and during certain times of the year, it can get a little bit hectic. We’d hate to let you down. Please make us aware if you will need on-the-day items when ordering your invitations.


If you have already had your invitations made by us we will have pre booked you in and reserved a slot for you. However, those wishing to just have their on-the-day items made by us are advised to contact us first as it’s not always possible to fit everyone in.

We are very aware that on-the-day stationery such as seating plans are very much a last minute task. We therefore need your lists, sent to us by email and typed in the body of the email, NO LATER than 4 WEEKS BEFORE your wedding if collecting in person or no later than 6WEEKS BEFORE if ordering by post. Sooner if possible,

I hope the above has answered your questions, but if

hasn’t, please get in touch. We’re only a phone call away.

Sue x

Working together we make a great team!

But don’t take our word for it… here’s what some of the wonderful couples I’ve worked with have had to say

Victoria 5* Excellent!  Sue is a very talented Lady and really puts so much pride and effort into all of her work. She is full of ideas and is willing to help and give lots of advice.
It has been such a pleasure sue.

Jan H – 5* Inspired by Script does stationery created by a true designer with great experience in the wedding field. You can't go wrong here!

Claire 5 * Excellent work and full of unique ideas x highly recommended x

Kelly 5 * Amazingly talented x x

Maria & Gavin 5*  I would not go anywhere else. For time, patience, knowledge, experience but most of all quality Sue is the very best of the best !!!!

Sandra A 5* friendly down to earth, would highly recommend sue x

Anna 5* service! Sue made the perfect 18th invites for me, would definitely recommend her & I would definitely use her again :) x

Samantha & Steven – 5* Highly recommend, I wont have anyone else do my stationery :)

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