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INSIDE THE ENVELOPE IS A CUSTOM INVITATION DESIGN COMPANY LOCATED IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS AND ALSO SERVING CLIENTS NATIONWIDE. WHETHER YOU’RE GETTING READY TO TIE THE KNOT, HAVE A BABY ON THE WAY, OR CELEBRATE A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY OR HOLIDAY, INSIDE THE ENVELOPE WILL CREATE UNIQUE INVITATIONS FOR YOUR SPECIAL DAY.

WE WANT YOUR INVITATIONS TO REFLECT YOU. YOU DREAM UP AN IDEA FOR YOUR DISTINCTIVE INVITES, AND WE TAKE IT FROM THERE. INSPIRED BY YOU, WE WILL ADD YOUR PERSONAL TOUCH TO EACH INVITATION WE CREATE TO MAKE SURE YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS KNOW JUST HOW SPECIAL YOUR EVENT WILL BE.


 

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Celebration Invitations

Includes event invitations and envelopes.
  • 1-20 invites, $35
  • 21-49 invites, $50
  • 50-100 invites, $70

Wedding Invitation Sets

Includes wedding invitation, response card, outer mailing envelope, and response envelope.

  • Pricing starts at $4/set

It all starts with a consultation – and ends with a uniquely created design that reflects your individuality and the personal significance of your celebration. Our collaborative design process will begin with three design options for you to choose from, with up to three revisions. For a more detailed description of our wedding design process and timeline, please contact us. At Inside the Envelope, our goal is to ensure your complete satisfaction!

Sample Pricing

To the right is a sample price guide based on previous projects we have created. All of the below pricing includes unlimited colors, and is based on a cover weight Cougar cardstock. We offer a wide variety of paper stocks with matching envelopes to choose from. Letterpress and raised printing are also available. See our Ever After page for a complete list of extra wedding pieces we offer. Please note that all details of your distinctive invitations can influence the final price

Referral Program

Love our work and want to tell your friends and family about your great experience with Inside the Envelope? Well, now it pays to talk! If you have your wedding invitations created by us and refer someone who also signs a contract for wedding invitations, we will give you a $10 certificate for every $100 that they spend on their invitation set. There is a $100 certificate limit that the original client can receive. Certificates can be used towards any future order with Inside the Envelope, such as your second round of wedding materials or any other invitation you may need!

Invitations


Please choose a type of invitation above.

 

 

Ever After


Getting ready to walk down the aisle? Inside the Envelope will be there with you every step of the way. From the start of your engagement to your wedding day, we will work with you to create flawless and exquisite invitations to reflect your individual ideas.

We offer a generous variety of services for wedding celebrations, including, but not limited to:

◦ Engagement parties
◦ Save-the-dates
◦ Bridal showers
◦ Bachelorette parties
◦ Wedding invitation kits
◦ Ceremony programs
◦ Reception menus
◦ Table place cards


Bachelorette Parties

Bridal Showers

Engagement Parties

Rehearsal Dinners

Save the Dates

Alexis & Matt

Amanda & David

Caitlin & Matthew

Christina & Christopher

Clair & Michael

Jamie & Paul

Jen & ShaWn

Jenna & Casey

Kelly & Jeff

Kelly & Timothy

Kelsey & Brett

Lana & Roberto

Lauren & Robert

Lauren & William

LIsa & Daniel

Magda & Artur

Michelle & Frank

Miriam & Akeem

Sara & Renzo

Stephanie & Taylor

Whitney & Bryan

Baby Bliss


Welcome your new bundle of joy to the family with Inside the Envelope’s adorable baby invitations. Sweet and lovely, our invitations are custom designed to make sure your little one’s grand debut is magical, every baby-step of the way!

Some examples of invitations you may need are listed below. But remember, Inside the Envelope can bring any of your ideas to life!

◦ Pregnancy announcements
◦ Baby showers


Hats Off


Graduation is here, and the next chapter of your son or daughter’s life is beginning. What better way to commemorate their new adventure than with Inside the Envelope’s unique and stylish graduation party invitations!

Below are some ideas for how you might want to toast to your child’s exciting accomplishment.

◦ Graduation announcements
◦ Graduation parties



Holiday Cheer


Who says the holidays come but once a year? With Inside the Envelope, the holidays are celebrated year round! Grand and elegant or casual and chic, our invitations for any holiday will convey the perfect message.

Below are some examples of holidays that we have designed for. We’re sure there are many more, and if you envision it, Inside the Envelope can design it!

◦ Valentine’s Day
◦ Summer parties
◦ Fourth-of-July
◦ Halloween
◦ Thanksgiving
◦ Holiday parties
◦ Christmas
◦ New Year’s


It's My Party


Whether you’re celebrating your daughter’s sweet sixteen, your parent’s anniversary, or your brother’s surprise 40th, Inside the Envelope will work with you to find the perfect theme for your party. The possibilities are endless!

Animals, bowling, disco- you pick the theme and let Inside the Envelope take it from there!

◦ Birthday parties
◦ Surprise parties
◦ Moving announcements
◦ Anniversary parties


 

Spiritual Moments


Your family’s spiritual and religious celebrations deserve the best, and leave it to Inside the Envelope to add a little extra elegance to your gala. We create personalized invitations to reflect the significance of this special event in your life, because we know just how important these milestones are.

While Inside the Envelope can design for any religious occasion that you need, below are some examples of events we have previously done.

◦ Baptisms and Christenings
◦ First Communion
◦ Confirmation
◦ Bar Mitzvah
◦ Easter


Admirations

ANGELA DEFEO - BRIDAL SHOWER - 2/5/13

Inside the Envelope is such a pleasure to work with! Nicole's ideas were great. My invitations were on good quality paper and the design was exactly what I envisioned. I can't wait to work with her again in the future!

STEPHANIE MOLZAHN - WEDDING - 10/4/12

Inside the Envelope, was AMAZING to work with, they took my vision of simple and beautiful elegance and created invitations that matched exactly what I wanted! They stayed in constant contact with me throughout the process and made sure my input was attended to and put into the design, all from across the country too! I would recommend this company to anyone looking for unique and special invitations to help set the tone for your entire wedding, I couldn't be happier with my order and was so grateful I found this company!

MICHELLE CAZARES - WEDDING - 9/10/11

I have been working with Nicole for about 6 months now preparing for my shower and wedding invitation, place cards, menu. I was referred to her from a mutual friend and instantly I knew that this was the right girl/company for me. She knew what I was looking for, she showed me many of her samples and also was very good about creating new ideas that I had shared with her. My wedding invitations came out beautifully! So many people called me after they had received it and said WOW, gorgeous invitations we cannot wait to see what your wedding will be like because the invitations alone are so beautiful. Working with Nicole has been a pleasure. She responds always quickly to my emails or phone calls. Every time I ask her for something she never has a problem showing me a sample or meeting with me. Her prices are fair and affordable for the work that she does and for the customer service you get! I definitely recommend to any future bride or customer that is looking for great quality and service on any kind of invitations!

LAUREN RZEPKA - WEDDING - 9/3/11

My experience with Inside the Envelope was perfection. From our very first meeting to the moment the invitations were sent out, Nicole's attention to detail and professionalism were incredible. Nicole created my wedding invitations exactly as I envisioned them, only better. She listened carefully to my requests and ideas, then, using her design expertise, she translated them into beautiful invitations. I highly recommend Inside the Envelope. Not only were my invitations perfectly customized for my wedding, but Nicole was accommodating and affordable throughout the entire process. I will definitely be coming back to Inside the Envelope!

MIRIAM MUHAMMAD - WEDDING - 7/3/11

I ordered my wedding invitations and RSVP cards from Inside the Envelope and was more than satisfied. My custom invitations were more than I imagined. I received my order in a timely fashion and the invites were a complete success! Thanks for producing such an exquisite final product!

DIANE HURLEY - GRADUATION – 11/3/10

As someone who firmly believes that graphic design and traditional are not mutually exclusive, Nicole Midlowski did not disappoint me when I came to her to create my son's high school graduation invitations. She designed the invitation which was unique and truly stood out to all who received it. I wanted to have a lasting memory of this milestone in my son's life and the final product was one that I was truly happy with. I have since referred a few friends and associates to Nicole for their graphic designing needs and will undoubtedly use her expertise in the future.

DANIELLA HAUPTMANN – BIRTHDAY – 10/21/10

Nicole did my daughter's 1st birthday invitations and they turned out so cute! We told her we wanted a circus theme and she just ran with it. We loved the first design she sent us and she added the monkey we requested the same day. She has wonderful customer service and creative designs. Nicole is very talented and she will be making all of our invitations in the future!

Press

4.15.13 - THE KNOT GALAS

We are so honored to have been asked to not only be a part of ONE Chicago party hosted by The Knot, but TWO fabulous galas! More info to come on each fall event soon!

4.01.13 - DIY WEDDINGS MAGAZINE FEATURE

As of June 1st, yours truly will be featured permanently in DIY Weddings Magazine! In each magazine, which you can pick up in the store or view online, we will be displaying one invitation set in which you will be able to customize with your colors and info directly with me, and then print it yourself at home. A fully functional printables section will be launching on our website later this year!

2.14.13 - WEDDING LOVELY STATIONER INTERVIEW

Released on Valentine's Day, take a look at Wedding Lovely's stationer interview with Inside the Envelope. We share our thoughts on everything invitations, from fonts to great color combos, as well as our top advice for brides.

1.1.13 - CHICAGO STYLE WEDDING MAGAZINE

As of 2013, Inside the Envelope will be advertising in the #1 wedding magazine in Chicago, Chicago Style Weddings magazine! Pick up a copy today for lots of tips and advice for every bride-to-be!

3.15.12 - KLEINFELD UPDATE

In case you have not had a chance to see our featured listing on Kleinfeld Bridal's amazing website, take a look here! More updates to our listing will be made in the coming months.

11.08.11 - KLEINFELD BRIDAL

Beginning November 30th, Inside the Envelope will be listed as a featured partner on Kleinfeld Bridal's website, which we all know from Say Yes to the Dress as THE bridal store to the elite! Such an excitement and honor- more details and link to come!

11.01.11 - MICHIGAN AVENUE MAGAZINE

Michigan Avenue Magazine is featuring Inside the Envelope in their exclusive holiday card and invitation guide! See our listing in the November 2011 issue!

10.24.11 - BEST WEDDING SITES OCTOBER VENDOR CHALLENGE

We collaborated with Best Wedding Sites to design the paper goods for their stunning apple-themed photo shoot in the October Vendor Challenge. See the post and beautiful photos, taken by Kim of Something Floral, here!

8.18.11 - THE KNOT

Inside the Envelope is officially listed on The Knot! Find us under local invitation vendors in Chicago, IL.

8.10.11- SECOND BRIDAL EXPO

Our second, and certainly not last, event with Bridal Expo Chicago at Belvedere Events and Banquets in Elk Grove Village, IL. So many amazing brides!

7.26.11 - GENERATION Y BLOG INTERVIEW

"What's Your Two Cents?" blogger Shannon interviews us about millenials and entrepreneurship- a great way to show everyone how motivated and driven Gen Y-ers are! Read more here!

7 .12.11 - FEATURED ON WEDDING.INVITE.LOVE

Inside the Envelope is featured on Wedding.Invite.Love.'s wedding invitation vendor list, and also in the electronic and print copy of their Fall 2011 wedding vendor lookbook!

6.19.11 - DIY WEDDINGS WEBSITE GUEST BLOG

Inside the Envelope teamed up with DIY Weddings Mag to write note one, but TWO guest blogs! First, some creative ways to save on your wedding invitations- see the ideas here. Next, five ways to bond during (and survive!) the invitation design process with your significant other, take a look!

5.25.11 - WEDDING WEDNESDAYS WITH ACCENT PHOTOGRAPHICS

Accent Photographics, headed up by the talented Shuva Rahim, asked us to do our first wedding guest blog. Check out Inside the Envelope's discussion on how we got started, and some tips on what to consider before starting the invitation design process. Read it here!

4.17.11 - BRIDAL EXPO CHICAGO

Our first event with the fabulous Bridal Expo Chicago at the DoubleTree Hotel in Oak Brook, IL! Read it here!

Printables

printables pricing

  • Wedding Invitations, $50
  • Celebration invitations, $25

New to Inside the Envelope is our printables section! You can now customize and order any of our designs to print yourself at home. On our invitations page you will find a catalog of design options, as well as a color palette below to use as a guide for your color scheme. Once you choose the colors you want for the text and design that you have picked out, contact us and we will create a high-resolution PDF for you to print at your own leisure.

The cost for each wedding design includes the invitation suite only, with the accompanying pieces you see in the image. If you would like matching printables for your ceremony or reception, please let us know and we can give you a revised price. If you would like a completely customized printable or if DIY is not your thing, contact us for more information!

Contact

Please contact us at 630.205.6624, email us at info@InsideTheEnvelope.net, or fill out the form below.