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CHICAGO'S FAVORITE WEDDING PLANNER
Big City Bride is a full-time professional wedding planning firm operating with the warmth and care of a family business for 20 years. Based in our cozy Lincoln Park office, we will help you cut through the clutter and choose venues and vendors that align with your priorities, style, and budget. We will guide you through countless decisions, keeping you on track, while providing creative ideas and solutions. We pave the way so you can enjoy the planning process as well as the wedding weekend.
Our powerhouse planners work individually with clients, using collective resources and experiences from the entire Big City Bride team. This approach is exponentially better for our couples. We share important information centered around maximizing the capabilities of each venue and vendor.
Offering full and partial planning packages as well as month-of coordination. Our planning packages are customized to fit your needs perfectly. We offer hours that will accommodate most any schedule and we welcome an open line of communication so we can help when you need it most.
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The absolute best in Chicago. Hands down.
She made our day absolutely flawless - if ANYTHING was sliiightly off or wrong, she caught it immediately, calmly, and handled it with poise - always reassuring us she’s got it covered. I felt 100% at ease, all day, because of her. The DETAILS of what she does for you is unmatched. She cared about our family and we all felt it.
We are obviously still on cloud 9 from the wedding, and haven’t stopped talking about it - but our most frequent compliment by far (from our bridal party and family) is how wonderful Johnna was. Thank you Johnna for the greatest weekend of our lives ❤️
Chrissy Magliano and BCB are the Best!
Arin and Her Team "Made It Happen"
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I am totally type A. I can organize anything and bring order to the chaos. Staying positive and productive is my approach to project management. With more than a dozen years of experience in business events I have mastered the art of design and people management. I have broad shoulders and a bright smile so you can lean on me with confidence and ease.
Nothing makes me happier than color coded to-do lists or a good spreadsheet. My love affair with weddings began in college where I served as the campus wedding ceremony coordinator. That is where I masted the marriage ritual which I deem to be the most important aspect of a wedding. I am a self-proclaimed softy...there isn't a wedding day that goes by where I don't shed some happy tears.
With nearly 20-years as a Senior Big City Bride Planner, I have had the pleasure of working with most Chicago venues, hotels and vendors. Clients and vendors will tell you that I'm fun-loving, yet calm and meticulous. Busy professionals love my planning style. My goal is to minimize wedding stress and maximize your time to deliver your ultimate dream wedding.
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Can't get better help with a wedding than Big City Bride!
Wow! Really great team to work with. Covered everything. Communication was concise, professional, and absolutely pleasant. There are vendors in the wedding industry who are unpleasant to work with. Windy City Bride's team is great to be around and do an awesome job. Pick people you like and trust to do the important work at your wedding. Windy City Bride is it!