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Officiant on Demand will officiate your wedding and accommodate your individuality and vision of your ceremony. We focus on serving the couple at the venue of your choice, whether it be home, hall or church. We travel up to 125 miles and cover many parts of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Our... (Wedding Officiants Bolingbrook)
The Perfect Fit By JK is an formal wear alteration business located in Springfield, Illinois. Founded by Jan Kerwin, the business has been serving couples throughout the local area, including Decatur, Litchfield, and Jackson, for over 20 years. With years of experience, Jan provides quality dresses... (Wedding Dresses Springfield)
OUR MISSION IS TO CREATE A SPACE FOR WOMEN TO RECHARGE. We craft and curate sleep accessories inspired by our muses who are as bold and expressive asleep as they are awake. BEAUTY NAPS AND BRIDAL BABES. Weddings can be stressful. We are here to help TEAM BRIDE get the beauty rest required to strut... (Wedding Favors)
Friend and Bi-lingual Pastor for Chicago area couples, with years of experience leading congregations and conducting creative Wedding Celebrations! Current appointment: Liturgy & Worship Consultant in the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church. BA from Northwestern University,... (Wedding Officiants Park Ridge)
ANDREW BLAKE BAND and DJ’s is a wedding DJ company based in Chicago, Illinois. They will tailor their music to your individual needs, making sure that your day is uniquely you. With years of experience in servicing weddings, ANDREW BLAKE BAND and DJ’s will not disappoint. Experience ANDREW BLAKE... (Wedding Bands Lake in the Hills)
CP Travel and Cruising, Inc. has been helping people create the travel experience of their dreams for eight years. The agency is owned by Cheryl and Randy Price and is based in Warrenville, Illinois. Cheryl has always enjoyed planning vacations for friends and families. After teaching Junior High... (Travel Agents Warrenville)
Since 2003, Video Dreams Productions has been a premier cinematography studio specializing in wedding and corporate event Video and Photography. We enjoy every opportunity to tell the story of your special event as it unfolds, and we always strive to achieve a compelling result. On your wedding day,... (Wedding Videographers East Peoria)
KC’s DJ Service is a wedding DJ company based in Champaign, Illinois. The company offers fun and memorable wedding experiences by providing quality music and entertainment, catering to any budget. Ken Cunningham, the owner and DJ, plays music on radio stations in addition to events. He works with... (Wedding DJs Champaign)
Photographers are the most important vendor you will hire for your wedding. Everything else gets eaten, drank, wilts, etc. But your pictures will last forever! We work so closely with you on your day, and help ensure you to feel confident + comfortable! One way we ensure that our brides and grooms... (Wedding Photographers Washington)
Jophiel strives to bring beautiful, quality fashion and style to our clients, and most importantly, we provide excellent product knowledge and personal styling education. For your upcoming special event, we know how to get you ready. Our top priority is delivering the best shopping experience and... (Wedding Dresses)
DS Wedding Studio will tell the special story of your wedding day using a cinematic style. They will capture the romance, excitement and laughter that create lifetime memories. Services Offered DS Wedding Studio has many photo and video packages that you can choose from to suit your individual... (Wedding Videographers Glendale Heights)
Steve Weber Films is a professional videography service located in Jacksonville, Illinois. I am dedicated to providing couples unmatched customer service and a high-quality recap film of their big day, My goal is to make everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera. I document your big day from... (Wedding Videographers Jacksonville)
Local to Madison, Wisconsin, family-owned and operated bridal salon Vera's House of Bridals specializes in designer wedding gowns. First established in 1964 by husband-and-wife team James and Vera, and having successfully served over 45,000 brides, the acclaimed Vera's House of Bridals is dedicated... (Wedding Dresses)
Absolute Dream Limousines, Inc. is a luxury wedding transportation service based in Oak Forest, Illinois. The family-owned-and-operated business has been providing high-quality wedding transportation to couples throughout Chicagoland for over 30 years. With a fleet of chauffeur-driven vehicles that... (Wedding Limos Oak Forest)
History For over 70 years, Rolland’s Jewelers has helped our customers celebrate life’s special moments. As a family owned independent jeweler, our store offers fine quality diamonds, jewelry and watches from many of the finest designers in the world. Our mission is to provide our customers with a... (Wedding Jewelers Libertyville)
Soirée Weddings & Events is a wedding planning company in Chicago, Illinois. This boutique event planning firm, established in 2010, has passionate and committed event planners who specialize in Chicago and destination weddings. They work closely with their clients and learn more about them in order... (Wedding Planners Chicago)
I am a native and lifelong resident of Illinois and a certified Secular Celebrant with the Center for Inquiry (CFI). After having been raised in a ministerial household and spending several years involved in churches, I found myself on the other side of the religious/secular divide - but no less... (Wedding Officiants Decatur)
We are a Full-Service Event Company! Burns Special Events is a full-service design and rental company! Our expert Event Specialists can do as much or as little as you are needing for your wedding or event. With our event specialists planning your event, our warehouse staff preparing your order, and... (Photo Booths Mishawaka)
Debbie Tyson is a professional Makeup Artist that strives to empower others by providing flawless makeup. Her mission is to make people feel like the best version of themselves on their special day. She also prides herself on her exceptional customer service through her seamless process from... (Wedding Hair & Makeup)
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding celebration! If you are like most engaged couples who are serious about their commitment, you are looking for four things in your wedding officiant: Legitimacy. You take your marriage seriously and your commitment is too important to be entrusted to a... (Wedding Officiants Oswego)
Illinois is a land of contrasts. It's one of the most populous states, yet includes vast expanses of beautiful, uninhabited territory. It has one of the biggest & boldest cities in the U.S. (Chicago), but also exemplifies main street USA with hundreds of small towns and villages. And even the state's climate can contrast itself within a matter of minutes. Illinois weather is notoriously unpredictable during certain times of the year (more on that later). For soon-to-be-newlyweds, Chicago offers everything for a perfect Illinois wedding: world-famous architecture, historical sites, trendy neighborhoods and literally hundreds of wondrous Chicago wedding ceremony and reception venues. The entire city is a wedding photographer's dream. Chicago is also located in the heart of the state's Great Lakes region, particularly the Lake Michigan waterfront. The entire northeastern portion of Illinois is always a popular spot for wedding planners. The Illinois countryside includes hundreds of miles of Mississippi River waterfront, as America's most famous waterway forms the state's western border. Also, the Ohio River forms the state's southern border with Kentucky, giving Illinois two of the most storied rivers in American history. Many couples plan accordingly, with rustic steamboat-themed wedding celebrations on the rise. Other state highlights include Peoria, located in the north central part of the state, and Champaign, which is located almost due south of Chicago. Champaign is home to the University of Illinois, and many alumni plan their Illinois wedding in and around the Champaign region. Springfield, the capital, exemplifies Illinois' Midwestern character, and is another area currently en vogue with wedding planners.
If you're planning a wedding in Illinois, keep a close eye on the weather. Summers can be steamy, and Illinois winters can be absolutely unforgivable, (especially in the northern part of the state, due to lake-effect snow). Many couples choose to play it safe with their Illinois weddings, opting for spring and autumn celebrations. But all four seasons are wedding worthy times of the year. Keep all of your options open; there are few states that offer the wedding-ready venues, natural scenery, small town serenity and urban excitement of Illinois. Fall foliage, sparkling blue lakefront areas, sweeping architectural masterpieces, rolling river valleys - Illinois has everything a wedding planner could want in terms of photogenic backdrops. And that means deciding on a color can be a difficult task. Try to match your tone with the surrounding season and locale, or go for bold contrast to mix things up.
The cost of an Illinois wedding varies greatly across the state. While the state sales tax is 6.25%, local and municipal taxes (we're looking at you, Cook County and Chicago) can nearly double the base rate up to 11%. Generally, prices head south when you literally head south from Chicago. A wedding in the city of big shoulders will demand a big price tag. Only Los Angeles and New York City weddings cost more than Chicago. Swanky Chi-town venues can cost upwards of $300 per person, once catering costs are figured in. However, that doesn't mean all Illinois weddings are mega-expensive. In fact, the state stacks up favorably with other affordable locations in the United States. Weddings in Peoria, Springfield, Champaign and other mid-sized Illinois cities are considered average or slightly above average. Illinois' wedding décor possibilities are fitting of a state with so much to offer. Unique Chicago wedding catering options in the Land of Lincoln include everything from hearty country fare to elegant, sophisticated urban dishes. For décor, you can do it yourself or choose an Illinois wedding decorator.
Illinois wedding license requirements aren't terribly stringent, like other states. The cost of your marriage license ranges from $15.00 to $30.00, with Chicago and Cook County licenses in the upper range. There is no waiting period to receive the license, and only a 1-day waiting period from license receipt to wedding day. Keep in mind, an Illinois marriage license expires after 60 days, so make sure your venue, caterer, photographer and all other logistical considerations are taken care of well beforehand.