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Illinois Brides! Let’s be friends!
Jane, on December 29, 2020 at 10:20 AM

Hi everyone!! Where are my Illinois brides?? Let’s be friends!! We were supposed to be 10/17/2020 in NYC, then we escaped New York and moved our wedding to 5/15/2021 in Illinois. We’re deciding by...

Krystal, May 11, 2021 142 3,495 6
Wedding Stationery
Amanda, on February 3, 2020 at 10:20 AM

Where can I find inexpensive wedding stationery that includes save the date, invitations, rsvp cards and thank you cards? I’ve found some in minted but it’s almost $180. and includes other...

Lucrecia, May 12, 2022 2 27
Can't Find What I'm Looking For
Julia, on April 27, 2022 at 3:25 PM

I'm still in the VERY early stages of wedding planning, so date and everything is flexible and nor until 2023, but I've been looking into reception venues. I think we pretty much know where the...

Lynnie, Apr 29, 2022 1 8
Pickup for byob from Binny’s? (chicago)
Megan, on April 21, 2022 at 11:55 AM

Hi everyone! We’re getting married in Chicago this summer, and plan on using Binny’s. They will drop off the booze with our caterer, but do not offer same-day pickup. Any ideas on how we can organize...

Lynnie, Apr 22, 2022 1 15
Wedding Gift Shipment w/bad package history
Katie, on July 12, 2019 at 8:19 AM

We live in Chicago and a good portion of people invited to the wedding will be travelling from out of state and most likely shipping wedding gifts instead of carrying-on. Our apartment does not have a...

Angila, Apr 19, 2022 5 55
Cindy, on March 29, 2022 at 8:02 AM

How did everyone pick their photographers? I feel like I go on the websites and they all look the same. We want a photographer that is willing to have fun with our wedding party to make the picture...

Natalie, Apr 6, 2022 3 32
Bridal hair and makeup artist
Sarah, on March 21, 2022 at 11:34 PM

Hello Chicago area brides. I’m getting overwhelmed with looking for a makeup artist and hair stylist for my wedding in September. I’ve gotten a few recommendations but so far they are booked or their...

Danielle, Mar 27, 2022 3 23
Venue for reception
Sammi, on March 22, 2022 at 3:36 PM

Hi, I need a venue for a reception! Low budget! TIA

Sammi, Mar 23, 2022 2 12
Chuppah rental
Sarah, on March 4, 2022 at 6:08 PM

Does anyone have recommendations for chuppah rentals in the Chicagoland area? I’m having a hard time finding a company 😩

Lynnie, Mar 7, 2022 1 14
byo catering Chicago
Laura, on February 19, 2022 at 11:43 AM

Hi! I'm looking for a venue (preferably not a banquet hall) in Chicago/Chicago suburbs that would allow for outside catering/bar and would fit around 300 guests, and comes with any tables, chairs, and...

Lynnie, Feb 22, 2022 1 39
Bridal Shower Locations
Rebecca, on February 4, 2022 at 3:26 PM

Hi All! I am the MOH in my best friends wedding. Myself and the matron of honor are throwing the bridal shower. We are from the Peoria, IL area. My bestie lives in the Chicago area. We are looking for...

Lynnie, Feb 7, 2022 1 36
Any Chicago Photographers?
Tineshia, on January 26, 2022 at 7:18 PM

Hey y’all, I am searching for Chicago photographers, who are available in June for a photo shoot. Please let me know of any recommendations. Thanks.

Tineshia, Jan 31, 2022 4 25
Black Makeup Artists - Northern Chicago Suburbs!
Esther, on January 22, 2022 at 1:59 PM

Hi Everyone! I’m getting married in Sycamore, IL on July 24, 2022. I’m a Black woman with a deep skin tone so it’s important to me to hire a makeup artist who is experienced with black women....

JW, Jan 25, 2022 11 72
Chicago Park District
Meg, on January 22, 2022 at 3:53 PM

Hello, I am thinking about hosting my wedding ceremony at Columbus Park Refectory or Maggie Daley Cancer Survivors Garden. Does anyone have tips on working with the Chicago Park District or who to...

Lynnie, Jan 24, 2022 1 16
Luxury Car Rental
Noel, on January 14, 2022 at 8:54 AM

Hello everyone, I’m getting married 4/29/2022 and we are looking for a good transportation service. I am trying to find a luxury car and driver. Please offer recommendations for the chicago suburbs

Lynnie, Jan 18, 2022 1 10
Budget friendly venues in Chicagoland Area
Libby, on October 8, 2019 at 9:16 PM

Hello!! I need some help for budget friendly venues in the Chicagoland area. I am running into a few road blocks and could use some help!

Alejandra, Jan 12, 2022 15 287 1
Bachelorette Ideas, bridesmaids under 21
Kim, on January 10, 2022 at 11:11 PM

Hello! I have 4 out of my 6 bridesmaids under 21. Two are my sisters and two are ladies that I grew up with (basically sisters). Youngest are 11 and 14 (I know they are young) but cant imagine them...

Rosie, Jan 12, 2022 3 48
Unusual wedding dress
Emily, on October 3, 2021 at 10:30 PM

Hello ladies! I'm looking for some help finding an unusual wedding dress. I want red! I'm in the north suburbs of Chicago. I was told the only way I was going to find it, was to have it custom made,...

Kristen, Jan 11, 2022 12 127
Best suit/tux rental stores in Chicago or online?
Darian, on December 19, 2021 at 3:43 PM

Where did you get your suits? And go!

Darian, Jan 11, 2022 2 51
Affordable Wedding Planner?
Michele, on January 9, 2022 at 1:51 PM

Possibly thinking of hiring a wedding planner not too sure. Any recommendations?

Lynnie, Jan 10, 2022 1 17
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