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Paper Stories

Wedding Invitations
Main Office Location:
By Appointment Only
Chicagoland, Illinois 60016

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Vendor Type { Invitations }
Company Founded { 2005 }

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Inspired by bold colors, vintage imagery, pop culture, nature, and a good sense of humor, Kelly Horvath of Paper Stories handcrafts an eclectic line of flat printed and letterpress stationery. Using 100% recycled yet high-quality materials, Kelly works with her clients to come up with custom designs that are quirky, original and eternally cool. She always pushes the envelope, so to speak, in creating fresh and edgy paper products. And have we mentioned what a rockstar Kelly herself is? Her brides tell us working with her is like working with a close friend—someone you’ll want to keep in touch with long after your wedding has passed.

Paper Stories tries to work within any budget and has lots of ideas for beautiful yet affordable invitations. Letterpress printed invitation/RSVP sets start around $5-7/set and up. Flat (aka digital) printed sets start around $3/set and up. Prices vary on many factors including paper selection, number of colors, etc.

About This Company

In addition to sustainable printing practices and using recycled and tree-free papers paired with vegetable-based inks, Paper Stories regularly donates a portion of their profits to charitable organizations such as, which provides micro-loans to entrepreneurs in developing nations. Paper Stories is also partial to several domestic organizations that provide funding to classrooms and teachers in need.

Paper Stories Covers These Areas:

  - Central Illinois
  - Downtown Chicago
  - North/Northwest Chicago Suburbs
  - South/Southwest Chicago Suburbs
  - Southern Illinois
  - West Chicago Suburbs
  - And other areas by special arrangement.

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Bride Reviews

“Quite a few people told me that my wedding invitations were the most gorgeous wedding invitations they had ever seen. And I can’t take the credit for that—it was all Kelly.”

“The great attention to detail and perfection, as well as an incredible passion for weddings and handmade original product, is evident in all aspects of Kelly’s work. I immediately fell in love with not only the feel of letterpress but also her vintage, yet quirky and original products.”

“Kelly truly knows how to take your vision and bring it to life. She was one of my favorite wedding vendors to work with!”

“She’s such an ‘out of the box’ thinker, perfect for couples who want something fresh and fun.”

“Kelly had a great attitude about letting me be creative. She worked with me and it was a really creative and collaborative process—I think we were equally happy with the finished product.”

“Kelly always replied to my calls and emails very promptly; one of the first things we hammered out was when I wanted to get things mailed out, so we had a working timeline going backward for proofs, etc. it was helpful to have smaller checkpoints to make sure we were on time for final delivery. I was very happy with the timing.”

“They turned out fantastic—exactly what we wanted. They fit in with our wedding theme perfectly: vintage/organic/rustic fall.”

“I would recommend their services to anyone—my mom, my sister, my best friend—anyone who wanted a professional, wonderful, quirky, thoughtful, superb quality and original product.”

“She was very meticulous about details, a perfectionist, and very passionate.”

“One of Paper Stories’ greatest strengths is passionate dedication to a high quality product that accurately conveys the bride’s vision down to the smallest details.”

“Kelly is very creative and her products were like nothing we’d ever seen before. Also, the quality of her paper and materials was noticeably high.”

“I love that Paper Stories is very ‘green,’ using recycled papers and vegetable based inks.”

“Many of my guests liked the invitations so much that they sent their own stationery for the RSVP, because they wanted to keep the RSVP cards!”

“I have my invitations framed and they are still so pretty to look at.”

“Kelly is the reason we came up with the new term ‘friendor.’ She was so much more than just a wedding vendor—she absolutely became our friend throughout the process. Someone I want to keep in touch with!”

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