Hello! I’m Rachel (Rae for short), and I’m the owner and designer at Made By Rae Designs. I live with my husband and our two boys in Worcestershire, UK.
I qualified as a graphic designer 17 years ago and worked for travel company as an in-house designer for many years. Then after having my children I decided to go freelance. The wedding stationery side of things began when I designed the invitations for my own wedding, and then for friends and family. I was soon designing my first collection and the rest is history as they say. I can’t imagine doing anything else :)
I’ve been eco-conscious for as long as I can remember and love anything natural/organic in style, so working with recycled/sustainable materials was a no-brainer. If you’re looking for gloss, glitter, diamantés, foiling or acrylic you’re in the wrong place...
I offer an evolving range of ‘off the shelf’ collections and love keeping up with the latest trends. Most designs can be customised to suit your theme, style and colours. There’s quite an eclectic mix to choose from - watercolour, florals, calligraphy, modern, vintage, typographical, pocket-folds, traditional or informal. The wording can be changed too. I’m pretty easy going and will always do my best to accommodate a client’s needs.
Prices & Samples
Invitations (5x7”) start from as little as £1.40 depending on the quantity, size and design. Please get in touch for a no-obligation quote and if you’re happy with my prices I’ll send you a free sample :)
Here's a list of just some of the things I offer: Save the dates · Day Invitations · Evening Invitations · RSVP cards · Gift Wish cards · Menu cards · Menu choice cards · Belly bands · Vellum Wraps · Orders of service · Orders of the day · Table plans (A3, A2 or A1) · Table plan separates (any size) · Table number/name cards · Place name cards · Menus · Place name menus · Favour cards · Tags · Signs · Thank you cards
If you’re looking for a design that’s totally unique feel free to get in touch for an informal chat to discuss your ideas - I’d love to hear from you. Bespoke designs are my absolute favourite thing to do — it really gets the creative juices flowing.
I’m based in Worcestershire (West Midlands) but serve the whole of the UK and even have the odd international customer -- I currently have clients in New York and Dubai!
“From first contact Rae was lovely, helpful and accommodating - couldn't have asked for better customer service. As for the invitations we ordered, we are in love! They are beautiful, understated and high quality - so excited for our guests to receive them. We can't recommend Rae enough!” - Alice Grace
“The most incredible service from start to finish!! We had a totally bespoke design which Rachel drafted from the very beginning from our inspiration board. The communication was brilliant and we felt so special throughout the process. Our wedding invitations were beyond amazing and our guests still say to this day they are the most intricate and beautiful invitations they’ve ever seen. Can’t recommend highly enough!” - Rachael Laker
“We have just received our amazing wedding invitations from Rae and we couldn’t be happier. They are exactly what we wanted. We really struggled to find a design that went with our wedding theme so Rae created a bespoke design for us which was just perfect. Thank you so much Rae for everything. We will be back in touch for our other wedding stationary for the day.” - Helen Turner
“If you are considering using Rae, do not hesitate. She made our wedding invitations and they were stunning, I could not have been happier! Not only that but the service was exceptional! She went out of her way to ensure that everything was perfect and even made suggestions when I was unsure of wording etc. A very personal service. I could not recommend her highly enough. I would certainly use her services again without a doubt.” - Fozia Reeve
“Excellent service, beautiful invitations! I couldn’t see any colours to match our colour scheme but Rae was quick to provide a colour chart of swatches and we were able to pick & match colours perfectly! Communication from Rae is first class and we will be ordering more stationary for our big day very soon!!” - Nicole McKerr