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DBY Invitations

Schaumburg , IL
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152 E. Golf Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173 US (map)

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847-755-0861

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Elegantly Handmade For Every Event!

Marrying artistic graphics with exquisite materials, DbY Custom Invitations is where your details meet our designs. Your vision will become... Read more
Elegantly Handmade For Every Event!

Marrying artistic graphics with exquisite materials, DbY Custom Invitations is where your details meet our designs. Your vision will become reality when you work with our designer to transform your wedding stationary ideas into a cherished gift of love for your guests. Invitations are just the beginning...

We are your ONE-STOP shop for all wedding stationery needs, and we offer exquisite invitations, using the best materials and the most technologically advanced digital printing processes. We offer everything wedding, including: Save the Dates, Invitations, Programs, Menus, Escort Cards, and Seating Charts, favors and Thank You Cards.

But wedding items are only a start - let DbY help you with your holiday cards, birthdays, cocktail parties, or any other special events. Anything is possible at this full service invitation studio and paper crafting store with everything you need for the perfect invitation.

Take the guesswork out of ordering all the paper items you will need for your wedding! Our on-staff Designer can assist you in creating a unique, customized and coordinating design for your wedding or choose from one of the pre-designed choices and customize it with your personal wedding colors. Designed by You is here to help make the process of ordering your paper products as fun and painless as possible!

Pocket Folders, Ribbon Adorned and Layered Invitations are our specialty - and if you can dream it - we can do it! We have satisfied hundreds of brides with their dream invitations and matching programs! Specialty Embellishments, Swarovski Crystals, custom created graphics and more are available on-site by our seasoned staff! We also customize Wedding Day Menu Cards, Placecards, Escort Envelopes and after event Thank You cards to the theme and graphic of your invitation choice!

For the DIY bride, DbY can also help with the materials you might need to create your own invitations, programs, placecards and other items!

All our specialty work is done on-site! We provide proof samples prior to printing (to ensure any mistakes are prevented!) Our exceptional quality and design is provided at an affordable price for the exquisite results!

We work within a 3 state radius by telephone or email, and for those brides in the Chicagoland area - we can be found just west of the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. Stop by the store to see samples of the work that has been done for our satisfied clients, or send us an email today for more information! We can't wait to be a part of your very special day. Read less
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INFO FOR INVITATIONS

Do you offer a catalog of products or custom products?
Catalog Products, Custom Products
Do you handle design, printing, and assembly?
Assembly, Design, Printing
What specialty products do you provide?
Color Matching Proofs, Letterpress, Recycled Paper

REVIEWS

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Brooke
Wedding:
11/16/2014
5.0/5.0
I chose Kasey Larson and DBY Invitations to design and print our invitations, and I am so happy that I did! I found Kasey and DBY at a local Bridal Show not long after we got engaged, and I fell in love with her designs right away. We hired Kasey and DBY to do our Save the Dates, our Invitations, our programs, our escort cards and two items for our welcome bags (we had a destination wedding). I wanted to have a cohesive and elegant look and feel for the printed matter for our wedding, but I didn’t want anything cookie cutter or just like everyone else’s. Kasey WOWED me. She took my color scheme and helped me choose papers, and she guided me to a design style that fit my budget and then she went to work, customizing the individual pieces and making them unique, special and beautiful. Kasey asked the right questions, and got right to the heart of what I wanted and gave it to me, perfectly! Every single piece she designed was beautiful and special to our destination and to us. The whole suite of completed items look beautiful together, and definitely achieved my goal of a cohesive and classy overall look of the wedding. The invitations are the centerpiece of the collection, and they are truly a work of art. Kasey was able to take some stained glass images from pictures I’d taken at our venue and used them in the invitations in an unexpected and beautiful way. They turned out so personal and so gorgeous; I have gotten so many compliments on them! Kasey was very easy to work with, and when I wanted changes, she immediately understood what I wanted and made the changes very quickly so my timeline would stay on track. DBY Invitations does extremely high quality, hand crafted work. They really work to understand your vision and to make sure you achieve it. For the quality, custom designed finished work we received; I felt that the value provided by DBY Invitations and Kasey Larson was OUTSTANDING.
I chose Kasey Larson and DBY Invitations to design and print our invitations, and I am so happy that I did! I found Kasey Read more...
I chose Kasey Larson and DBY Invitations to design and print our invitations, and I am so happy that I did! I found Kasey and DBY at a local Bridal Show not long after we got engaged, and I fell in love with her designs right away. We hired Kasey and DBY to do our Save the Dates, our Invitations, our programs, our escort cards and two items for our welcome bags (we had a destination wedding). I wanted to have a cohesive and elegant look and feel for the printed matter for our wedding, but I didn’t want anything cookie cutter or just like everyone else’s. Kasey WOWED me. She took my color scheme and helped me choose papers, and she guided me to a design style that fit my budget and then she went to work, customizing the individual pieces and making them unique, special and beautiful. Kasey asked the right questions, and got right to the heart of what I wanted and gave it to me, perfectly! Every single piece she designed was beautiful and special to our destination and to us. The whole suite of completed items look beautiful together, and definitely achieved my goal of a cohesive and classy overall look of the wedding. The invitations are the centerpiece of the collection, and they are truly a work of art. Kasey was able to take some stained glass images from pictures I’d taken at our venue and used them in the invitations in an unexpected and beautiful way. They turned out so personal and so gorgeous; I have gotten so many compliments on them! Kasey was very easy to work with, and when I wanted changes, she immediately understood what I wanted and made the changes very quickly so my timeline would stay on track. DBY Invitations does extremely high quality, hand crafted work. They really work to understand your vision and to make sure you achieve it. For the quality, custom designed finished work we received; I felt that the value provided by DBY Invitations and Kasey Larson was OUTSTANDING. Read less
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Dorota
Wedding:
8/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Kasey,

I wanted to make sure to reach out to you and thank you for the wonderful job you have done with all of our wedding stationary. Working with you and your team has been a pleasure and the final results were just stunning. The wedding invitations were so beautiful and I cannot thank you enough for holding them away from me till the right time as I wanted to send them right away.

As we are now sending our thank you cards to our guests, I am thankful again for reaching out to your company. Please feel free to use us as your recommendation for your future customers.


With the warmest regards
Kasey,

I wanted to make sure to reach out to you and thank you for the wonderful job you have done with all of Read more...
Kasey,

I wanted to make sure to reach out to you and thank you for the wonderful job you have done with all of our wedding stationary. Working with you and your team has been a pleasure and the final results were just stunning. The wedding invitations were so beautiful and I cannot thank you enough for holding them away from me till the right time as I wanted to send them right away.

As we are now sending our thank you cards to our guests, I am thankful again for reaching out to your company. Please feel free to use us as your recommendation for your future customers.


With the warmest regards Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My wedding save-the-dates, invitations, menus, programs, placecard settings, and thank-you cards could not have been more beautiful. They were able to capture exactly what I had pictured. They responded to my questions promptly and thoroughly. I would use DBY again for any fancy event!
My wedding save-the-dates, invitations, menus, programs, placecard settings, and thank-you cards could not have been more Read more...
My wedding save-the-dates, invitations, menus, programs, placecard settings, and thank-you cards could not have been more beautiful. They were able to capture exactly what I had pictured. They responded to my questions promptly and thoroughly. I would use DBY again for any fancy event! Read less
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Veronica
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Wow I just read all the bad reviews and I must say my experience was different. I did have a couple of last minute problems however Kasey solve the problem right away and the result was beautiful. Kasey replied to every e-mail very fast even when she was out of town. The quality of the invitations and designs are wonderful, you can definitely tell the difference between working with her and just printed with an online company. She did everything for the shower and the wedding and I can tell you I'm a happy customer and I will recommend them. I think a good vendors is not the one that do everything the way you want but the one that helps you create something even more beautiful.
Wow I just read all the bad reviews and I must say my experience was different. I did have a couple of last minute Read more...
Wow I just read all the bad reviews and I must say my experience was different. I did have a couple of last minute problems however Kasey solve the problem right away and the result was beautiful. Kasey replied to every e-mail very fast even when she was out of town. The quality of the invitations and designs are wonderful, you can definitely tell the difference between working with her and just printed with an online company. She did everything for the shower and the wedding and I can tell you I'm a happy customer and I will recommend them. I think a good vendors is not the one that do everything the way you want but the one that helps you create something even more beautiful. Read less
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DBY Invitations responded with the following comments:

We are so pleased that we met, or even exceeded expectations. This is the kind of service that DBY strives to give every client. Veronica and her family were such a pleasure to work with and we wish them every happiness in the future!
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Ciara
Wedding:
8/31/2013
2.1/5.0
We paid a lot of money for all of our stationary. I happen to be a tax accountant and I knew that we would be finalizing everything during tax season, so I was willing to go over budget for the 'piece of mind'.

Kasey sold herself very well in the first meeting. She helped our vision of the invitations and the save the dates come true. I was really excited to find this 'one stop shop'. The end product that we received was nice, but the road to get there was very stressful.

I sent out my invites in two waves, first wave was sent early for international guests and second wave were sent in a regular time-frame. She had told me in December we might get invites in January. First week in February I emailed her and she didn't respond for three weeks. When she responded it was almost like she had forgotten I was sending the first wave of invites because she said 'we are way ahead of schedule'. When we went to proof our invites (on a Saturday in March, which was exactly what I was hoping to avoid by getting them earlier) I didn't like them at all. We made a lot of changes and the end product turned out perfect, but I felt like she threw something together without using much thought. At this point I was starting to get stressed. The morning before we picked up our invites she informs me that the ribbon we picked did not match the invitations. I was given three options, and felt like it was almost my fault the ribbon was off. I pushed to pick them up on time and really wouldn't accept anymore delays. We got them on time. However, we were using postcard RSVP's and over half of them had no return address printed. The only other thing worth mentioning is that we did not receive the proof's for the program, menu and table numbers until I demanded them a week before the wedding. Dealing with Kasey caused me so much stress that my fiancee went to her shop alone for pickups. I was too upset.
We paid a lot of money for all of our stationary. I happen to be a tax accountant and I knew that we would be finalizing Read more...
We paid a lot of money for all of our stationary. I happen to be a tax accountant and I knew that we would be finalizing everything during tax season, so I was willing to go over budget for the 'piece of mind'.

Kasey sold herself very well in the first meeting. She helped our vision of the invitations and the save the dates come true. I was really excited to find this 'one stop shop'. The end product that we received was nice, but the road to get there was very stressful.

I sent out my invites in two waves, first wave was sent early for international guests and second wave were sent in a regular time-frame. She had told me in December we might get invites in January. First week in February I emailed her and she didn't respond for three weeks. When she responded it was almost like she had forgotten I was sending the first wave of invites because she said 'we are way ahead of schedule'. When we went to proof our invites (on a Saturday in March, which was exactly what I was hoping to avoid by getting them earlier) I didn't like them at all. We made a lot of changes and the end product turned out perfect, but I felt like she threw something together without using much thought. At this point I was starting to get stressed. The morning before we picked up our invites she informs me that the ribbon we picked did not match the invitations. I was given three options, and felt like it was almost my fault the ribbon was off. I pushed to pick them up on time and really wouldn't accept anymore delays. We got them on time. However, we were using postcard RSVP's and over half of them had no return address printed. The only other thing worth mentioning is that we did not receive the proof's for the program, menu and table numbers until I demanded them a week before the wedding. Dealing with Kasey caused me so much stress that my fiancee went to her shop alone for pickups. I was too upset. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
8/24/2013
0.6/5.0
Kasey was the most condescending rude woman I have ever met.
We hired her company to print our invitations, personalized menus, wine bottle favors (that also served as place cards) and ceremony programs. We had 150 guests at the wedding. Our total cost for these services was about $4,000.
INVITES: When we went to her shop to proof the invites she had my (now) husband last name spelled wrong. She brought out a new proof and the name was STILL spelled wrong. My mother advised her it was still incorrect and Kasey snapped "OK NAN! GOD!". Printed a new proof with the proper spelling. A week later we went to pick up the 100+ invites and sure enough, my husbands name was spelled wrong and all the other changes we requested were not done. Again, she snapped on us trying to say we approved the wrong proof. Luckily my mother and I are organized and put the signed copy in front of her face. Then she blamed her workers and said it would be corrected and ready for pick up the following Friday. The final (correct product) was very nice.
PERSONALIZED MENUS: Turned out correct and nice with the exception of two guests she forgot to print for.
WINE BOTTLE FAVORS: Were absolutely horrible! They were printed on standard AVERY labels and looked as though her printer was running out of ink. The proof I approved had the guest name in a thin script font. We received them with the names in a runny black bold. On top of that she forgot to make labels for two of our guests so we had to hand write in their names and table number on the blank copies she supplied.
PROGRAMS: Turned out nice but she used a cheaper paper than what we paid for and never credited us back. We received the invites first and it was a complete nightmare leading up to getting the wine labels, programs and menus. When we finally got everything we were all completely done with Kasey and her disgusting attitude so we just dealt with the awful product received
Kasey was the most condescending rude woman I have ever met.
We hired her company to print our invitations, Read more...
Kasey was the most condescending rude woman I have ever met.
We hired her company to print our invitations, personalized menus, wine bottle favors (that also served as place cards) and ceremony programs. We had 150 guests at the wedding. Our total cost for these services was about $4,000.
INVITES: When we went to her shop to proof the invites she had my (now) husband last name spelled wrong. She brought out a new proof and the name was STILL spelled wrong. My mother advised her it was still incorrect and Kasey snapped "OK NAN! GOD!". Printed a new proof with the proper spelling. A week later we went to pick up the 100+ invites and sure enough, my husbands name was spelled wrong and all the other changes we requested were not done. Again, she snapped on us trying to say we approved the wrong proof. Luckily my mother and I are organized and put the signed copy in front of her face. Then she blamed her workers and said it would be corrected and ready for pick up the following Friday. The final (correct product) was very nice.
PERSONALIZED MENUS: Turned out correct and nice with the exception of two guests she forgot to print for.
WINE BOTTLE FAVORS: Were absolutely horrible! They were printed on standard AVERY labels and looked as though her printer was running out of ink. The proof I approved had the guest name in a thin script font. We received them with the names in a runny black bold. On top of that she forgot to make labels for two of our guests so we had to hand write in their names and table number on the blank copies she supplied.
PROGRAMS: Turned out nice but she used a cheaper paper than what we paid for and never credited us back. We received the invites first and it was a complete nightmare leading up to getting the wine labels, programs and menus. When we finally got everything we were all completely done with Kasey and her disgusting attitude so we just dealt with the awful product received Read less
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DBY Invitations responded with the following comments:

We are so dismayed that Rachel and Nan were so disappointed in the final items provided. We do admit that we printed the wrong version of their file originally, and that is was devastating to have made a mistake like that. We can certainly understand that our red faces and incredible embarrassment would have given a poor impression of our attitudes. We are so sorry! We did rectify the situation, and tried to be as accommodating as possible. We also printed the personalized items directly from a file provided by the client. But what is most disconcerting is that when the order was signed for, it was as a satisfied client. We wish we had received constructive feedback or a request to fix the order when it was delivered, rather than just a signature. This client experience is something that we have learned from and we have put new procedures in place to ensure that proper files are printed. We regret that our hopes for a perfect event every time was not met with this order.
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Christy
Wedding:
8/10/2013
4.7/5.0
Kasey and DBY did all of our paper goods for our wedding this month. We couldn't have been happier with the way our invitations, programs, menus, and escort cards turned out. All of them were absolutely spectacular!
Kasey is a busy lady, and she does have a big personality. However, she is EXTREMELY nice, well-meaning, and engaged with her clients. I felt she spent far more time getting to know us and and the wedding we were planning than most of our other vendors. The company has gone through several staffing changes since we booked them, and although this did lead to some minor miscommunications, I felt that Kasey handled them extremely professionally. I never waited more than 12 hours for a return phone call from her, and I never felt like I had to remind her who I was. Kasey does have her own ideas, but that's part of what you're paying for. She is happy to change anything about her designs to meet her clients' needs.
I can't tell you how many compliments we received on the design and craftsmanship. The colors were perfect, and Kasey was happy to help incorporate the logo a friend of ours designed for us as a wedding gift. I felt like she really had a great understanding of what we were looking for, and she did her best to make our half-formed ideas come to life. When I was disappointed with how a sample invitation looked after it went through the mail, Kasey came up with a cost-effective solution that solved the problem, and I think actually added to the overall look and feel of the invitations.
When I went to pick everything up the Wednesday before our wedding, I discovered that we had told her two different colors for one of the escort card categories. Kasey had actually printed this category of cards TWICE, at her expense, once on the color we had picked out previously, and once on the color I had given her. I was astounded that a vendor would go to such lengths to keep her bride happy!
We couldn't have been happier with our experience.
Kasey and DBY did all of our paper goods for our wedding this month. We couldn't have been happier with the way our Read more...
Kasey and DBY did all of our paper goods for our wedding this month. We couldn't have been happier with the way our invitations, programs, menus, and escort cards turned out. All of them were absolutely spectacular!
Kasey is a busy lady, and she does have a big personality. However, she is EXTREMELY nice, well-meaning, and engaged with her clients. I felt she spent far more time getting to know us and and the wedding we were planning than most of our other vendors. The company has gone through several staffing changes since we booked them, and although this did lead to some minor miscommunications, I felt that Kasey handled them extremely professionally. I never waited more than 12 hours for a return phone call from her, and I never felt like I had to remind her who I was. Kasey does have her own ideas, but that's part of what you're paying for. She is happy to change anything about her designs to meet her clients' needs.
I can't tell you how many compliments we received on the design and craftsmanship. The colors were perfect, and Kasey was happy to help incorporate the logo a friend of ours designed for us as a wedding gift. I felt like she really had a great understanding of what we were looking for, and she did her best to make our half-formed ideas come to life. When I was disappointed with how a sample invitation looked after it went through the mail, Kasey came up with a cost-effective solution that solved the problem, and I think actually added to the overall look and feel of the invitations.
When I went to pick everything up the Wednesday before our wedding, I discovered that we had told her two different colors for one of the escort card categories. Kasey had actually printed this category of cards TWICE, at her expense, once on the color we had picked out previously, and once on the color I had given her. I was astounded that a vendor would go to such lengths to keep her bride happy!
We couldn't have been happier with our experience. Read less
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Rocio
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely LOVED working with DBY!!!! They went far and beyond my expectations!!! I learned so much from them. Definitely the best!!!!
Absolutely LOVED working with DBY!!!! They went far and beyond my expectations!!! I learned so much from them. Definitely Read more...
Absolutely LOVED working with DBY!!!! They went far and beyond my expectations!!! I learned so much from them. Definitely the best!!!! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/4/2013
0.2/5.0
Follow your instincts...walk away.

This is what I should have done. After much research of staionary vendors, I chose Kasey because of convenience and the display products in her showroom were lovely. The Kasey you deal with prior to signing the contract and paying the first installment is far different that the Kasey you deal with after. While “abrasive” is a good term to describe her pre-signing personality, I thought I could deal with her personality just fine if the product output was as good as it seemed she was capable of. However, upon paying the deposit, she proceeded the get into an argument with my fiancé about something completely non-wedding related and I knew then we had made a terrible mistake.

Keep in mind, Kasey's “contract” only protects her. You will likely not receive what you think you are ordering contractually from her—and there is nothing you can do. When I picked up my final items as we were headed out of town for our wedding I was shocked to discover she had not followed the color scheme indicated in the contract--and it was far too late to do anything about it now. She chose to use colors which we not in my scheme and then proceed to make the situation worse by saying "that was as close" as they could get. A bold face lie.

The programs were also printed off center and looked completely unprofessional. She missed deadlines and when confronted, gave numerous lame excuses.

Following the disappointing pick up of our items, rather then spend precious quality time with our families, my fiancé and I scrambled to find another vendor who re-made everything in ONE day, in quality work which far exceeded what we paid for from DBY.
Follow your instincts...walk away.

This is what I should have done. After much research of staionary vendors, I Read more...
Follow your instincts...walk away.

This is what I should have done. After much research of staionary vendors, I chose Kasey because of convenience and the display products in her showroom were lovely. The Kasey you deal with prior to signing the contract and paying the first installment is far different that the Kasey you deal with after. While “abrasive” is a good term to describe her pre-signing personality, I thought I could deal with her personality just fine if the product output was as good as it seemed she was capable of. However, upon paying the deposit, she proceeded the get into an argument with my fiancé about something completely non-wedding related and I knew then we had made a terrible mistake.

Keep in mind, Kasey's “contract” only protects her. You will likely not receive what you think you are ordering contractually from her—and there is nothing you can do. When I picked up my final items as we were headed out of town for our wedding I was shocked to discover she had not followed the color scheme indicated in the contract--and it was far too late to do anything about it now. She chose to use colors which we not in my scheme and then proceed to make the situation worse by saying "that was as close" as they could get. A bold face lie.

The programs were also printed off center and looked completely unprofessional. She missed deadlines and when confronted, gave numerous lame excuses.

Following the disappointing pick up of our items, rather then spend precious quality time with our families, my fiancé and I scrambled to find another vendor who re-made everything in ONE day, in quality work which far exceeded what we paid for from DBY. Read less
Services Used: Invitations
DBY Invitations responded with the following comments:

We are deeply saddened that we did not have the opportunity to assist Stephanie directly with her items or make her '5-star happy.' While we do not have any memory of any non-stationery related interactions, we are surprised to hear that she was not happy with any of her order. We do have a record of a satisfied signoff for the invitations, and we did try to go above & beyond on the programs. While they did have a brighter green ribbon than the card stock color - they were pre-tied (which was not paid for) with cut ribbon which was ordered as a single roll with her programs. We truly wish we had an opportunity to fix the problem, but she left so quickly we were unable to even offer to re-do them at our expense immediately. We do try to learn from every client, and our many outstanding reviews should indicate that this was an unusual situation, but we will endeavor to reflect specific colors in the future. We would still very much like to make it right, if there is anything that Stephanie can consider - we hope she will contact us.
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Amy
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Wonderful and unique wedding invitations. Kasey also made my place cards, table numbers, and menu's. I loved everything and couldn't be happier!
Wonderful and unique wedding invitations. Kasey also made my place cards, table numbers, and menu's. I loved everything Read more...
Wonderful and unique wedding invitations. Kasey also made my place cards, table numbers, and menu's. I loved everything and couldn't be happier! Read less
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