With more than 10 years of experience in the design and advertising business, we started Your Story Invites out of our home in Aurora, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. What began as our own wedding save the dates and invites quickly launched into a few side projects for family and friends. Before we knew it, it’s grown into a flourishing business, nurtured with a passion for what we do and the love we have for creating unique solutions for happy couples in Chicagoland and beyond.


Though the formula is complex, one of the secrets to our success is our commitment to creating beautiful, thoughtful and completely unique wedding invites and elements for every couple we have the pleasure of working with. Regardless of budget, small or large, our work is well-crafted, impactful and uncompromising. Whether you’re looking for a simple save the date or desire a complete customized wedding invitation package, we treat your project with the respect and utmost importance as if it were our very own.

We truly believe that your wedding design should be as extraordinary as your love. Our mission is to deliver wedding pieces that are completely customized to your story – and your budget.


The wedding invitation industry is saturated with companies who want your business. They may boast about how unique their designs are, but oftentimes, the only unique element will be your name – and the price tag. We specialize in completely custom designs that tell the unique story of your love and life together. No templates, no regurgitated design, no copy and pasting. Your Story Invites is dedicated to providing a different solution to the mundane, repetitive nature of most wedding invitations with truly unique pieces that speak to who you are as a couple.


Please contact us when you’re ready to get started. We very much look forward to working with you!


Office Hours

By appointment only


Contact Details

E hello@yourstoryinvites.com

T (630) 201-6105

Your Story Invites was founded in 2011 by husband and wife, Shannon and Justin Cate, a dynamic duo who took their love for design and for, well, love and made it into their business.

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We are passionate about creating completely customized solutions to fit your wedding day and unique style as a couple. We specialize in telling your story through beautiful, innovative and timeless concepts and designs. From start to finish, we make sure your experience is stress-free and tailored to your exact needs and budget. Follow us and see more of our work:

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