At HBIC Weddings, our goal has always been to have clients beyond happy during not only their wedding but the planning too! With a variety of planning packages, we offer:
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After 23 years in the business, we know the key to happy clients is a fun and stress-free experience. We help our couples plan at their own pace, avoid feeling overwhelmed, and keep everything organized in one place.
Our process is streamlined, personal, and centered around what's important to you. Obviously, we're here every step of the way. We deliver on everything you think you need plus everything you don't even know you need yet (but trust us, you do)
HBIC Weddings is all about stress-free wedding planning for and then flawlessly executing your big day. While planning, we navigate the process, answer any questions you have, and put into practice our over 20-years of experience for you, plus we're fun to work with!
At your wedding, we're not your typical wedding planner that stands on the sidelines, hugging a clipboard all day; we're thinking 2 steps ahead for you, leading the day so you can enjoy it to the fullest.
We're the point-person for any and all questions from anybody all day long; you'll have a wonderful wedding day because we've got you covered!
You will be the Happiest Bride in Chicago, once you hire your very own Head B*tch in Charge!
Our #1 Rule - We work smart, not hard for our couples, and create wholly customized planning support for every single planning piece we make is custom for each couple. Everything is based on each couple we have the honor to work with, including budgets, timelines, ceremony scripts, from scratch to final edits!
Even down to our checklists, they're custom-drafted and based on what you want and sent out as bit size attainable goals. We want you to enjoy the whole process, from throwing around wild ideas to the last Champagne at your reception. Well, we want you to enjoy the rest of the night as well, but you're on your own for that one!
We want each one of your guests to be able to enjoy every second of the day. We're there if anything pops up from wild groomsmen to you name it- we swoop in and will address the situation before it goes sideways on you.
We're also all about paying it forward. With your permission, we grab any flowers still hanging around after your guests have long gone, give them a little refresh, and hand-deliver them to a local hospice to bring a smile to their residents the following day. We also make a donation is each couple's name to both Lurie Children's Hospital & World Central Kitchen.
16 Reviews for HBIC Weddings
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Jamie F · Getting married on 12/09/2020
Diane was a godsend
Diane was a godsend as we were planning what will now be 2 weddings. We had been planning to have over 300 people--and then COVID hit, so suddenly we were scrambling to figure out whether and how we could do a micro-wedding before having a full reception next year. Diane was able to steer us through that transition and its new challenges, including how to manage a remote officiant who was in self-isolation with a newborn. Our ceremony was perfect, and now we know we are in good hands if/when we get to do the big reception we had always wanted. Diane is exactly the knowledgeably, responsive, steady hand you would want to make sure you get hitched without a hitch.Sent on 10/18/2020
Lucia & Bill Elstrom · Getting married on 05/12/2021
Made the day SO much easier!
HBIC helped make the weekend of the wedding go smoothly. Do not know what I would have done without Diane!Sent on 01/14/2020
HBIC Weddings's reply:Thanks Lucia!!!
Philip Rose · Married on 07/10/2020
Diane Brisk is a true professional. She provided first hand support and her knowledge of venues and vendors simplified the selection process. Her experience was truly valuable throughout the planning process. Diane and her team provided the “extra touch” to make our event go smoothly and allowed us to enjoy everything without worries.Sent on 01/01/2020
HBIC Weddings's reply:Phil, I thank you for the rave review!
Here comes the Budget!!
Let's connect about your wedding plans! We'll send you an intuitive easy-to-work budget template for you to have to help you stay in (or at least close to) your budget!
Team of HBIC Weddings
I’ve been designing, planning, and producing events. I’ve worked for over 10 years for the top event and floral design companies in Chicago, so my knowledge is “in-depth,” to say very the least. I know events from the loading docks to adjusting the lighting in ballrooms, and everything in between – events are part of my DNA.
On a wedding day, I know how much time things should take and keep the pace of the day on schedule. Understanding how to work with hotel and venue managers to make their day better will undoubtedly make your wedding day fantastic. It's amazing how a kind word, positive vibe, and clear expectations can keep your wedding day plans on track.
We've earned awards and accolades including BizBash Event of the Year and Couples Choice Award winner with 5-Star ratings on The Knot and Wedding Wire.
Sr. Planner & Keeper of the Sanity
Kathleen is the queen of a bouncy walk & a positive attitude. She's detailed oriented, loves to be there for the couple throughout the wedding day making sure their day is going as planned.