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Illinois brides! Who did you book for your hair and makeup?
Rebecca, on November 12, 2018 at 10:05 AM

Who did you hire for your wedding day glam squad? Will you be traveling to a salon or having them come to you? Did you hire one team for hair and makeup, or do you have two separate pros? Come and...

Charity, May 24, 2019 13 269
Getting Married Chicago or Suburbs?
PrincessLawrence, on April 2, 2018 at 12:30 PM

Hello my Chicago friends! I wanted to start a fun chat with all of us! I was wondering where are you getting married? Navy Pier? Ship? A beautiful spot in the suburbs? What from here are you...

Diandra, Apr 25, 2019 61 863
Dinolfos Brides
Cara, on August 15, 2019 at 10:07 AM

Hey there. I am getting married at Dinolfos in May. Ceremony and reception. It’s a beautiful venue and just trying to figure out how much I should put into decor. Who’s gotten married there or...

Sinéad, Aug 16, 2019 1 6
Marriage license
Jackie, on August 15, 2019 at 9:30 PM

We’re getting married in Illinois where license is valid for 60 days. We’re hoping to go tomorrow, 49 days out. Worried about our work schedules and using all our vacation days for honeymoon, but is...

Sinéad, Aug 16, 2019 1 6
Nicole, on January 4, 2019 at 8:35 PM

Does anyone know of an awesome bakery or bakeries that my fiancé and I can look into? We are getting married in September of 2020, our reception will be at Dinolfo’s in Homer Glen, IL. So we are a...

Cara, Aug 13, 2019 5 46
August 15, 2020 - outdoor in Illinois
Brooke, on July 3, 2019 at 4:10 PM

Hello ladies!I am having my wedding reception at a pavilion in the Galena Territories (Illinois) on August 15, 2020. We plan on having extra ice/water/drinks, there are ceiling fans along the rafters...

Tracy, Aug 13, 2019 3 41
Hair Stylist(s) Needed **urgent**
Brianna, on August 6, 2019 at 5:20 PM

Hi all! Hoping to hear some of your favorite hairstylists in the Chicagoland area. Our wedding is October 19, 2019 and have a group of 8-10 ladies to get ready. Who did you use ?! Drop in the comments...

Thea, Aug 8, 2019 3 36
Non-traditional Chicagoland Wedding Venues
Shaylyn, on July 17, 2019 at 10:45 AM

Hi~My fiance and I are looking for a wedding venue for Fall 2021 that's all-in under or around 15-18k (fees,taxes, ceremony, reception space, food and alcohol). We have about 120-135 guests on our...

Shaylyn, Aug 7, 2019 5 63
Chicago Florist!
Stephanie, on July 10, 2019 at 10:37 AM

How much would someone in Chicago say is typical for floral arrangements and reception decorations? I just received a quote for 11,000!!! I nearly died at that. I did not want to spend over 3,500. Any...

, Aug 6, 2019 4 57
Can anyone recommend some venues in Chicago or the Chicago area that allow byo catering(or offer good bbq catering options)??
Denika, on June 19, 2019 at 4:02 PM

I'm planning a 100 guest wedding and I'm hoping for a loft or gallery venue that would let me have casual buffet style bbq. I have always wanted a specific restaurant(Smoque) to do the catering for...

Samantha, Aug 2, 2019 5 64
Wedding on a budget
Heather, on August 1, 2019 at 2:10 PM

Where are some cool free or low cost places to get married we are wanting a country, rustic themed wedding?

CourtneyBrittain, Aug 1, 2019 6 87
Chicago Suburbs Catering
Jessie, on July 30, 2019 at 12:47 PM

Hey all! I’ve booked my venue for the Highland Park Community House on 10/10/2020! I’m having trouble finding good prices with full staffing for the venue. Does anyone have any recommendations for...

Cliodhna, Jul 31, 2019 2 16
Couples getting married on December 18, 2020 in Illinois
Anna, on July 28, 2019 at 12:49 PM

Ever since I was little my mom would talk about how gorgeous and stunning Christmas weddings are. She is one of the best decorators I’ve ever met and would go into beautiful detail of how she would...

Cliodhna, Jul 29, 2019 1 10
Couples getting married on March 21, 2021 in Illinois
Emma, on July 26, 2019 at 4:55 PM

Hello 👋 what venues are y’all looking at?

Cliodhna, Jul 29, 2019 1 7
Couples getting married on August 10, 2019 in Illinois
Jessica, on July 26, 2019 at 3:50 PM

Hello date twins! Would love to know where in Illinois others are getting married on August 10th! Also two weeks away, so excited!

Cliodhna, Jul 29, 2019 1 8
Need help with venues in Illinois
Toya, on July 22, 2019 at 12:51 PM

Hello everyone, I just recently got engaged and I am looking for a venue that allows you to bring your own liquor possibly food that is not so expensive. I have looked at banquet halls and hotels the...

Rebecca, Jul 28, 2019 6 62
April weddings
Amanda, on July 18, 2019 at 8:06 PM

Hi! We're getting married at the Danada House on April 3, 2021. When talking with a possible photographer today, I started to wonder what the grounds will look like at that time of year. Has anyone...

Cliodhna, Jul 19, 2019 1 12
Couples getting married on Oct 10, 2020 in Illinois
Shaina, on June 14, 2018 at 11:27 AM

Hi, I am relatively new to this. Just say there was a date twins section. Congrats!

Tammy, Jul 18, 2019 18 5 274
Photography and videography
Nicole, on July 16, 2019 at 11:26 AM

Has anyone used Eivans photography and videography? I have been getting mixed reviews

Cliodhna, Jul 18, 2019 4 30
Centerpiece rentals Chicago?
Alejandra, on July 17, 2019 at 11:53 AM

Debating on whether to rent or buy centerpieces. I am leaning more towards renting but I am also on a budget. Anyone know any good vendors that offer centerpiece rentals in the Chicago/Chicago suburbs...

Cliodhna, Jul 18, 2019 2 24