We make wedding planning as much fun as your wedding day!
Our approach to planning is straight forward. No BS, but lots of fun!
If you're looking for stress-free wedding planning and then to have your day managed by professional planners that know how to get sh*t done, you need HBIC Weddings. Engaged couples are beyond happy that they choose HBIC Weddings, not only on their wedding day but in the planning process too.
Do you know who really loves working with HBIC Weddings? Really busy professionals. In fact, they love us A LOT!
If we had to guess, your already full life looks like something like this:
If that at all describes you, then you’re going to love our expertise and streamlined process.
We know you don’t have time to take on a second job as wedding planner extraordinaire.
You will be navigated through the wedding planning process, receive useful answers to your questions, and benefit from our over 25-years of Chicago area event planning experience for you, plus you'll soon see that HBIC Wedding is fun to work with!
Our method is a bit different as we do not have preset "here is a list of services" in a package we have, it's more like easily sculptable service tiers so you'll have only the service you need and drop the ones you don't.
Engaged couples find that hiring HBIC Weddings puts them in a process that is streamlined, personal, and centered around your highest priorities. you'll have what you think you need plus everything you don't even know you need.
You'll plan at your own pace but be kept on track, avoid feeling overwhelmed thanks to monthly bite-site checklists you'll get and everything that is wedding-related will be keep organized on 1 cloud-based platform.
The 100% cloud-based planning software makes the planning process smooth and very mobile. It's all-inclusive of what you'll need for a well-planned wedding. Each planning project is based on the couple's needs, including budgets, timelines, ceremony scripts, from scratch to final edits!
Even down to your 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.
And on the day of your wedding, not only will you have a great day, your guests to be able to enjoy every second of it too! No worries, if anything pops up from wild groomsmen to you name it- we'll swoop in and address the situation before it goes sideways on you. With HBIC Weddings as your point-person, you're covered!
18 Reviews for HBIC Weddings
Recommended by 99% of couples
Jamie · 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 B. · 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!!!
Adelaide C. · Married on 12/05/2020
We hired Diane a year before our would be wedding this year. From the first moment we spoke it felt like family. Through all the planning and logistics and adjusting, she was just a phone call away to calm our nerves and set us straight. Her directness and perspective was the perfect support we could have ever received trying to plan anything. So excited to delve into planning with her for our postponed wedding next year.Sent on 12/10/2020
HBIC Weddings's reply:Adelaide, now I’m the one who is blushing!
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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.