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Sara E. Designs

East Peoria , IL
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134 McKinley Street
East Peoria, IL US 61611 (map)

PHONE

309-678-7221

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ABOUT US

Your Vision. Your Style. Your Day. We Can Create It.
Your invitation is the first piece of your wedding that your guests will see. Set the tone and make it a memorable day with a... Read more
Your Vision. Your Style. Your Day. We Can Create It.
Your invitation is the first piece of your wedding that your guests will see. Set the tone and make it a memorable day with a Sara E. custom designed invitation! This is not your standard sit down and pick an invitation out of a book. Instead, I sit down with each bride and together we design the theme for your special day. From Save the Dates to Thank You cards, the choices are endless! I will work with you to develop a concept that is not only unique, but stays within your budget. Don’t settle for an invitation everyone can have, create an invitation designed for you and only you! Call or e-mail us today to set-up a free consultation.

Sara E. specializes in custom-designed envelopes and invitations to full wedding stationery packages. We also love to create designs for baby showers, baby announcements, party invites, growth charts, wine bottle labels and candy bar wrappers. Having worked in branding and marketing for clients such as Harley-Davidson and Ford; I apply the same principles to your special day and create a "branding campaign" for each couple. I look forward to working with you! Read less
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INFO FOR INVITATIONS

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

REVIEWS

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Anna
Wedding:
4/4/2014
1.5/5.0
BRIDES BEWARE! Don't get me wrong Sara's designs are great and so beautiful. But her professionalism is lacking. Sara sent an inner envelope with our wedding invitations which she 1- charged us for and 2- we never proofed and had even agreed to NOT do. I have a signed contract where it specifically states we did not want an inner envelope. To make it all worse, the envelopes went out with incorrect names and misspellings on it. Some if them even said 'wife' for couples that we had yet to verify the wife's name. This was the only disaster in our wedding of 220 people. Sara printed extras for us so I could include one in our scrapbook and these didn't include an inner envelope. I didn't find out about the inner envelope until we got a call from a family member asking why the invitation was addresses to "the Joe Smith family" but the inner envelope had only one name on it. It may not sound like a big issue until you realize we had a contract signed that said we were not interested and that this resulted in multiple phone calls to guests clarifying who he invitations were intended for. No bride deserves to go through this just weeks before her wedding. We thought it was great to support local and work with a great artist but I would not recommend her to anyone else. There are other small, local business who can take better care of heir brides.
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marilyn
Wedding:
10/5/2013
4.8/5.0
Sara was very professional and provide beautiful save the dates and unique invitations and fan programs. Thanks Sara
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Katilyn
Wedding:
8/10/2013
4.5/5.0
Sara listened to my idea of design and worked to create several examples of ideas to look at that fell within my budget. She did a great job of customizing the design down even further to match our theme and look. I received numerous compliments on our invites!
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Jayne
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Sara made rehearsal dinner invites for our son's wedding. She suggested the design and they are beautiful. I would recommend Sara E. Designs for your event.
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Patty
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Sara was great to work with. I loved the little extra ideas that she suggested. She listened and everything we suggested she did for us with such inner caring. I would suggest her to everyone.
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Aurea
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Sara was always very professional. Despite we were in a hurry, she did an awesome job with our wedding invitations. The design was lovely! Everybody loved the invitations. Many people mentioned that they were gorgeous. Thanks Sara for contributing to the success of our wedding!
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Mary
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Sara has done invitations for both my daughter and son's weddings. She also did the rehearsal dinner invitations for my son's wedding. I have had Sara design thank you notes for friends and the two brides. Sara is so creative! She has wonderful ideas even when you are stumped. Everything was done when promised or sooner. She worked long distance via email with my daughter-in-law. She was patient with changes. Sara is a delight to work with. Her shop is welcoming and will give you great ideas. You can not go wrong using Sara E. Designs for any of your printing needs. I miss seeing her!!! I am not going to plan another wedding though.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
Sara E Designs was wonderful and very accommodating to my needs. I was on a time constraint and Sara did everything to ensure we received the invitations as quickly as possible. Thank you!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Sara was so professional and helpful throughout the entire planning process! Her designs are so creative and unique! I would recommend her (and have) to anyone planning a wedding or other special event.
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Annie
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
If I could give a 10 for flexibility I would! Sara was fantastic to work with, always making time to sit in person with me or discuss VIA emails when I couldn't make time for personal visits to her shop. I even had to drop in an extra order after the fact and they handled it extremely well with great response time! Everyone loved the unique touch to the invitations and ceremony programs! Thank you Sara and Team!
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Marc & Pam
Wedding:
4/20/2013
4.8/5.0
Sara was very helpful.

After we had sent out "save-the-dates" cards, we had a change of plans.
Sara listened well to us, and designed excellent "change of plans" cards.
We were extremely happy with the cards and with Sara's work. (And her price seemed quite reasonable.)
We would definitely use her again and we highly recommend her.
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Beth
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Sara helped with all things paper for our wedding! She did our table numbers, signs for our popcorn bar, our seating chart, stickers, etc. And everything was perfect! I don't live in the area so all of our plans were made through email and she gave us exactly what we wanted! She was great about responding and very patient with all the pictures I was sending her. I would recommend Sara to anyone, she is great at what she does and so easy to work with!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Sara was great to work with. I was extremely pleased with my invitations and other products!
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Jamie
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Sara was absolutely amazing! She created exactly what I wanted and was prompt with reaponding as well as development. I highly recommend her for any printing needs!!!!
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Toni
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Sara E. Designs rocks!!!! The work is innovative, unique and absolutely beautiful!!!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Invitations were perfect and Sara was more than willing to make sure they turned out just the way I wanted them.
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annmarie
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Still to this day I get compliments on my invitations designed by Sara. She also made beautiful double matte table numbers, menus and signage. She gave exactly what I asked for the first time and I am very picky!
Annmarie W.
Services Used: Invitations, Unique Services
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Jenna
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Sara E Designs was one of the top vendors I worked with for my wedding. Her work was creative, timely, and gorgeous. She listened to my vision and added her own touches, which was great. Sara did our invitations, table numbers, card box, and programs at the church. Everything matched and looked perfect. I couldn't have asked for a better vendor and I would recommend Sara E Designs to anyone. My best friend is using Sara for her programs after she had a bad experience with a different vendor :) Thanks so much for helping to make my day magical!
Services Used: Invitations
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Nancy
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Working with Sara was a dream come true!! Everything that I imagined she created! I couldn't wait to see what she would come up with. I have even used her since the wedding and will continue to do so!!! Nancy Ensor
Services Used: Invitations
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Great choices for invites. Very class style. Sara is the sweetest vendor you'll deal with! She was a life-saver!
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Kara
Wedding:
11/19/2011
4.2/5.0
Sara took my abstract idea and created invitations that were better than I could have imagined. We had a Frank Lloyd Wright theme and that was made apparent through all our stationary but in a classy and wedding like way. I would recommend Sara. However, be sure to start working with her early to ensure everything is done on time.
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Nichole2011
Wedding:
11/12/2011
4.9/5.0
Let me first start with all of the things that Sara E. Designs did for us: wedding invitations, rehearsal dinner invitations, brunch invitations, place cards, thank you notes for out of town bags, the out of town bags, menu cards, programs and all of our printing.
The only thing I asked Sara to do were my wedding invitations and they were so gorgeous, I kept adding and adding and adding to our order. I explained to her what I wanted and she made my vision come true. I am in Chicago and she is in Central Illinois so our communication was almost always over email. Once I ordered something, she would promptly work on it and send me a mock up for my review. If there were any changes for the mock up, that was also promptly done. I had many, many questions throughout my wedding planning process and Sara was great with answers and suggestions/recommendations. She create a logo for a lot of our stationary, and added so much beauty to the plain jane program that I brought to her which made them amazing. Sara was very professional and her communication was great which eases a bride’s peace of mind any day. She shipped everything to me overnight mail (again, I am 3 hours away) and I always had a confirmation number to track my items. My place cards were a last minute thing (read: ordered Monday or Tuesday before the Saturday wedding!!) and I had them in hand in plenty of time.

I can’t wait to work with her again in the future for other invitations and announcements. Thank you Sara E. Designs for helping me with my special day!
Services Used: Invitations, Unique Services
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Laura
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Sara was one of the best vendors I worked with for our wedding. She designed, printed, and delivered our seating board chart for our reception and the quality was oustanding! She was very prompt in responding to my emails/phone calls - I never once had to "follow up" with her for a response. Her fees were also very reasonable. I highly recommend her!!
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Sheridan
Wedding:
9/17/2011
3.1/5.0
Sara E. was very nice and the invitations were beautiful. It was very stressful. With the wrong size envelopes being ordered and the wrong color, the directions not being printed on the back of the card, and the invitations came in about 5 days late. If you want to use this vendor give yourself enough time. The price is great so if you are on a budget the is the way to go, just make sure you print them 3 weeks before you need them!
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Hillary
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Sara was a dream to work with! In our first meeting she listened to me list off all my crazy thoughts. About a week later I changed my mind on all of it and sent her a picture I found of invitations that cost WAY more than I was willing to spend. Sara to the inspiration and ran with it! My invitations were beautiful and affordable! I love absolutely everything Sara does and I love even more than she will listen to my ideas :)
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Mother Of The Bride
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Beautiful work. Can't say enough about her interpreting our style and mood for the invitations. Sara was jut wonderful!
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Kate
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Sara was absolutely wonderful to work with! I had a very specific theme for what I wanted my wedding invitations to look like, but also knew I didn't want the theme to go too overboard and loose the elegance I had in mind. Sara did a great job coming up with several designs for me to choose from and was very responsive in the process. The invitations turned out beautifullly and she was able to flawlessly carry out the same design to the seating chart and table numbers as well. The result was just what I wanted!
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Karlie
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
We received a number of complements on the invitations. They were exactly what we wanted and they were beautiful.
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T@m@r@
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Everything went like clockwork putting the final touches on the "paper" item for the reception and the seating chart. We loved the colors, design and flexibility of services. I was happy with the price. She worked well with our other vendors Countryside Banquet Facility and Create-A-Scene which saved us several phone calls last minute!
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Kellie
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Sara was GREAT to work with! I ordered invitations and ceremony programs from her. She responded to questions right away and was willing to work with me to create exactly what I wanted. Her prices are reasonable and quality is excellent. I would recommend Sara E. Designs for all your wedding paper needs!
Services Used: Invitations
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Love Sara!! She is awesome our invites are amazing looking and got lots of great compliments on them! Table Numbers and Seating Chart was amazing too! I couldn't asked for anything better & it was great to work with Sara!!
Services Used: Invitations
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Anna B.
Wedding:
1/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Sara's designs are incredible. I asked to make baby shower invitations for me & within a day of discussing designs she had emailed me beautiful samples. The finished product was done within 1 week. I love her creativity!
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Vickie
Wedding:
9/11/2010
5.0/5.0
I used Sara's services for my son's wedding. Sara is fun to work with and really listens to you. She provides you with a variety of samples to choose from all within your price point. There is no pressure and I did everything by email which made it convenient for me. I got lots of compliments about the uniqueness of my invitations and how well they coordinated with the wedding. I would highly recommend Sara E Designs.
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Khedden
Wedding:
6/14/2008
5.0/5.0
Our invitations were innovative and fun. Sara really understood what we were looking for and was great about providing several options to choose from that were all customized to our ideas. Sara E. has unique flair and a keen awareness about what personalized style means. Thank you for helping us make our day even more special.
Services Used: Invitations
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Sportscheller
Wedding:
12/3/2005
5.0/5.0
Wonderful to work with. Stress free process. Loved her creative suggestions.
Services Used: Invitations

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