HBIC Weddings

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About HBIC Weddings

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:

  • Full-Service and take care of every single detail in the planning & during your wedding,
  • Partial Planning is a little less "hand-holding," but still lots of support,
  • Event Management / Wedding Coordination option where we take all of your planning and finalize the details to then make it all happen on your wedding day.

And new packages include:

  • Micro-Weddings are the approach during COVID for 2020 weddings - guest counts are smaller but the experience is still as large as ever.
  • The Happy Hour option? It's a meetup over coffee or cocktails, where we give you so many AMAZING tools, and you can "pick our brains" and bring your planning skills to pro-level.

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.

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Couples Choice Award Winner
Couples Choice Award Winner
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Packed dance floor
First kiss as newlyweds
First kiss as newlyweds
The Murphy Auditorium
The Murphy Auditorium
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Celebrating the newlyweds
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A hilarious toast
Bridal party
Bridal party
Classic style & Chicago chic
Classic style & Chicago chic
Three-tier wedding cake
Three-tier wedding cake
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Silver & candlelights
Elevated elegance
Elevated elegance
Ready for guests
Ready for guests
Cool Riverside
Cool Riverside
Hey Ladies..get funky
Hey Ladies..get funky
Rose & gilded candlelight
Rose & gilded candlelight
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Room and table are set
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Here's to Jim & Ellyn
Wedding cake
Wedding cake
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Cafe Brauer Rustic Chic
Wooden tray garden
Wooden tray garden
It's in the lovely details...
It's in the lovely details...
Clearly classic
Clearly classic
I love lavender!
I love lavender!
A sweet & simple centerpiece
A sweet & simple centerpiece
The Happy Couple
The Happy Couple
Welcome to the family
Welcome to the family
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Told ya it would be great!
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Couples Choice Award Winner
Couples Choice Award Winner

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16 Reviews for HBIC Weddings

Recommended by 99% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Lucia & Bill Elstrom · Getting married on 05/12/2021

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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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!!!
    Here’s to the hippest wedding location in Logan Square not to mention the cool Bride & Groom!
  • Philip

    Philip Rose · Married on 07/10/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
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      5.0

    Outstanding

    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!
    Your family was such delightful to work with & I’m honored to have been a part of your family’s special celebration!

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HBIC Weddings FAQ

  • What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?
    $ 2200
  • What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?
    $ 3000
  • What is the starting price for full wedding planning?
    $ 5500
  • Do you offer an hourly rate?
    Yes
  • What is the hourly rate?
    $ 75
  • What wedding events do you provide services for?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What wedding planning services do you offer?
    Budget Analysis
    Day-of Coordination
    Event Design
    Full Planning
    Guest List Creation
    Partial Planning
    Timelines
    To-Do Lists
    Vendor Referrals
  • What weddings do you have experience planning?
    Civil
    Cultural
    Destination
    Elopement
    Eco-Friendly
    Non-Religious
    Religious
  • How many planners are on your team?
    3

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    2020 Budget Template

    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

Diane Brisk

Diane Brisk

Founder

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.

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Kathleen Esterquest

Kathleen Esterquest

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.

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