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Specializing in custom wedding and event invitations


 
 
About
Welcome to studioLMC, a Chicago-based boutique design studio specializing in luxurious, custom hand-crafted invitations and related accessories.

We’re dedicated to providing custom invitations that are affordable and reflect your unique personal style. We help transform paper into a fabulous first impression, setting the tone for an elegant and unforgettable event.

We are known for exceptional customer service and attention to detail as we strive to create one-of-a-kind custom invitations. No matter what your style, our luxury invitations will make a statement your guests won’t soon forget.

Founder Lauren Michelle Cohen draws upon her years of design expertise to help bring her clients the very best in both style and substance. From beginning to end, Lauren will personally work with you to ensure your invitations are thoughtfully designed and hand finished to perfection, exclusively for you.

From corporate dinner parties to lavish weddings, our invitations inspire, elevate and set the tone for exceptional events.

Email Lauren: lauren@studiolmc.com
Facebook: @THEstudioLMC


 

Gallery

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Browse our photo gallery for inspiration. Every order is custom made to reflect your unique personal style and is hand-crafted to perfection in our studio.

We look forward to working with you!








 
Testimonials
Hear what my valued clients have to say, in their own words...



Lauren,

I can’t begin to thank you enough for all of your hard work and insane talent that went into making our wedding day and weekend everything we wished for and more. You are one of the most creative people we have ever met and love that we were able to work together. We will continue to pass your name along to everyone we know and hope our paths cross again soon! I wanted to share this picture our photographer captured of your incredible work. Thank you again!

Sending you lots of love and best wishes!
Amy & Noam

Amy & NoamChicago, IL

Lauren was such a pleasure to work with on our wedding invitations and stationery needs. She crafted my invitations exactly as I had envisioned them while offering a variety of options and suggestions to enhance the overall presentation. Her attention to detail for every last individually hand-crafted invitation, save-the-date, response card, you name it was amazing. As was the turn-around time in which she got all of this done. She must work around the clock! I would highly recommend Lauren to customize your perfect wedding invitations and wedding stationery, and she does it all at a very reasonable price, especially considering the craftsmanship of her work.

Katy & ChrisDenver, CO

We love working with Lauren and would highly recommend her work to anyone who is looking for invitations of any kind! Her work is beautiful, she is extremely efficient, and her invites are one of a kind!

Colleen & NickChicago, IL

Hi Lauren! We are in love with the invitations! You did such a beautiful job with them, so thank you very much!

Hilary & AndrewChicago, IL

Hi Lauren! The invitations are absolutely stunning!!! Thank you for doing an amazing job! I LOVE them!

Nicole & MatthewChicago, IL

My fiancé and I went to two other stationery stores and didn’t find what we were looking for.  Lauren was able to combine all of our ideas and created a custom invitation that we loved!  She’s awesome and I look forward to working with her again!

Vicky & SalChicago, IL

I wanted to let you know how wonderful and organized Lauren was for our event. She was fully prepared and offered such calming strategy, was always poised and handled herself professionally. We truly appreciate all of her hard work and efforts. She is truly a star!

MaryAnneStamford, CT
 
 
Details



Services

All of our custom designs are produced in our Chicago studio. Our Services Include:

  • Wedding Invitation Suites
  • Special Event Invitations
  • Monograms
  • Save the Dates
  • Menu Cards
  • Programs
  • Escort Cards
  • Table Number and Place Cards
  • Digital Calligraphy and Hand Calligraphy
  • Thank You Cards & Personalized Stationery
  • Favors & Favor Tags
  • Event Management and Onsite Coordination
  • “Day-Of” Wedding Coordination

Planning
For social celebrations such as weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs, we recommend scheduling your initial meeting with us about six to eight months prior to your event. This allows ample time for design, production and mailing. We recommend mailing out invitations 8-10 weeks prior to your wedding date. Day of accessories such as programs, escort cards and menus should be discussed closer to your wedding date- about 2 months prior.

Initial Consultation
To schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your upcoming event, please contact us at 312-221-4677 or email us at lauren@studioLMC.com. Our consultations can be done over the phone or in person if you are in the Chicago area or surrounding suburbs. During the initial consultation, we’ll discuss your event, design vision, and budget. You’ll have the opportunity to see samples of our couture creations, pick out colors, papers and fonts. After getting a sense of your style and preferences, and prior to beginning the design process, we will email you a proposal with an estimate for your invites. Once we have received a 50% deposit and signed agreement, we will begin the design process.

Design Process
During the design process, we will develop sample invitations for your review and approval. When all the details have been determined, including your colors, paper selections, fonts and any embellishments, we will send you a written description of your invitation suite and an updated estimate reflecting any changes to our initial proposal.

Production
Upon approval of your invitation design, we will begin ordering all of the necessary papers, ribbons and any embellishments to create your custom invitations. At this point you can start gathering information for your invitation (wording, response date, meal choices, directions, accommodations, etc.). You will be asked to provide this text to studioLMC for final proofs. Final proofs of all printed items will be emailed to you for your review and approval prior to printing. Expect these a few weeks before your delivery date. We will not go to print until we receive your final approval on all items. Then, sit back and let us do the hard work! We’ll email you with a final invoice when your invitations are ready for pick up or delivery.

Printing
We now offer all styles of printing – from digital to thermography to foil stamping to engraving! Depending on your sense of style and budget, we’ll use the printing method that works best for you to create a gorgeous custom invitation suite!

Shipping
Shipping fees are determined on an individual basis due to weight. All orders are shipped via USPS or FedEx. Orders are always available for pick-up at no additional shipping or handling cost. If in the Chicago area, arrangements can be made for hand delivery. Full payment is requested prior to shipping out your order.

Addressing
Addressing your invitations can be done several ways, from printing directly on the envelope, to custom designed labels, to hand written calligraphy. You’ll be responsible for turning over an excel document with all names and addresses. A template will be provided to you to ensure all necessary information is collected.

Pricing
All of our work is custom for each order so pricing varies based on the style and materials used to create your couture invitation. On average, our invitation sets cost $10-$50 per set. Our invitations are priced per set, there’s no minimum and you can order any quantity you’d like. We recommend ordering 10 to 15 extra invitations for those unexpected guests, as well as for keepsake purposes.







Have additional questions? Please contact us today at lauren@studioLMC.com or (312) 221-4677. We’d love to hear from you!






 
 
Blog



June 4th, 2014
by Lauren Cohen

Betina + Mark: Art Institute of Chicago

Everyone deserves to feel like a guest at their own wedding…

Thanks to Betina and Mark for choosing studioLMC as their “day-of” wedding coordinator!

“Lauren was a pleasure to work with on our wedding day. She made us beautiful dinner menus and served as our day of wedding coordinator. Her presence made a huge difference on our big day and I can honestly say I would have been incredibly stressed out if it were not for her assistance making sure that everything ran smoothly on our big day!” ~Betina & Mark

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Photo Credit: Amanda Summerlin Photography // www.amandasummerlin.com




November 6th, 2013
by Lauren Cohen

Mitzvah’s ~ A Magnificent Milestone!

Let’s be honest…I’m obsessed with all things paper! When it comes to glitter paper and ribbon, my level of excitement is beyond words. I just knew I had to start a line of custom bar and bat mitzvah invitations. I am so incredibly excited to get the opportunity to start working with adorable kids to help create their dream mitzvah invitations! Here’s a peek at the first sample I’ve created…Enjoy!

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July 6th, 2013
by Lauren Cohen

Dreams Really Do Come True!

Three and a half months ago I had an idea: to start my own business creating custom wedding invitations (what I’m TRULY passionate about!). A month and a half later I had my first wedding show. You’ll notice I barely had enough samples to fill the shelves! Now it has been almost four months since I started the business. I had my second show on Sunday where I had three times the number of samples and even had to keep a stack hidden in a box as there just wasn’t enough room for them all! I’m so amazed at where I’m at today. I’m currently in the process of working with EIGHT brides on their wedding invitations! That is HUGE for me and I can’t wait to see where I’m at in another few months!!! Thank you so much to all of my friends for your support along the way of this new amazing journey of mine.

Lauren Michelle Cohen, owner of studioLMC, displaying her custom wedding invitations at the Chicago Bridal Shows!



May 12th, 2013
by Lauren Cohen

Special Thanks to Brian Morrison Photography

I’d like to personally thank Brian Morrison Photography for capturing this stunning picture of my twin sister and brother in law on their wedding day. I feel honored to be given the rights to use this photo as my home page image. To me, this picture is a symbol of true love and signifies the ultimate dream wedding day.

Photo Credit: Brian Morrison Photography // www.brianmorrisonphotography.com




May 9th, 2013
by Lauren Cohen

Welcome to studioLMC’s Brand New Website!

We’re dedicated to providing custom invitations that are affordable and reflect your unique personal style. We help transform paper into a fabulous first impression, setting the tone for an elegant and unforgettable event. We are known for exceptional customer service and attention to detail as we strive to create one-of-a-kind custom invitations. No matter what your style, our luxury wedding invitations will make a statement your guests won’t soon forget.

From corporate dinner parties to lavish weddings, our invitations inspire, elevate and set the tone for exceptional events.