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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...

Andrea, Aug 24, 2019 63 910
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 13 289
Wedding dress
Kelvita, on February 21, 2019 at 9:48 AM

Good morning brides. I'm wondering where is everyone getting there dress. I'm in Chicago & have 8 months to go & have not found my dress yet. I don't want a David's bridal dress. Any...

Jennifer, Yesterday at 2:16 PM 8 65
Photographer needed!
Angela, on October 11, 2019 at 12:50 PM

Hello! I am in need of a photographer for my wedding in the Chicago Suburbs (wheaton). Who have you used and loved? Would like two photographers for ceremony and reception, but only need one for...

Angela, Oct 18, 2019 3 22
Cheap Venue/location in Illinois that has weeping Willows
Marissa, on October 12, 2019 at 12:55 AM

I have been looking for quite sometime for an inexpensive location that has weeping willows by some water with some open land. Does anyone know of a spot? Help please.

Marissa, Oct 15, 2019 4 28
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!

Da Mom, Oct 11, 2019 8 65
Affordable dress shopping Chicago Suburbs
Samantha, on October 10, 2019 at 2:39 PM

Looking for shops that have dress under $800, with an area of Schaumburg Naperville Aurora. Any leads will help. I will be going the David’s bridal this Saturday to start looking

Aleks, Oct 10, 2019 8 41
Budget Questions in Chicagoland area
Nicole, on September 23, 2019 at 5:37 PM

Hello everybody!I am in the Chicagoland area and will be getting married here and I am looking for ideas of what I should expect to spend in the following areas from what other people have seen....

Alyssa, Oct 10, 2019 2 35
byob in Chicago and suburbs
Jaime, on September 22, 2019 at 9:27 AM

We are looking for a venue in the Chicago and/or suburbs that allows you to bring your own food and liquor. Thank you everyone in advance for your suggestions :-)

Jennifer, Oct 9, 2019 5 43
Videographer Recommendations
Samantha, on October 7, 2019 at 11:45 AM

Illinois brides! Does anyone have any recommendations for a reasonably priced videographer in the Chicagoland area? Thanks!

Cara, Oct 8, 2019 5 26
Chicago Museum Campus Ceremony?
Hannah, on October 7, 2019 at 3:38 PM

Hey friends!We're looking at doing a really short and sweet wedding ceremony this upcoming January. I'd love to have it on museum campus in Chicago, but I can't find any pictures of it being done....

Hannah, Oct 7, 2019 1 12
Insider info - Noahs Event Venue in Naperville Il
Brandy, on February 19, 2018 at 5:11 PM

I recently booked Noah's Event Venue in Naperville for July 2019. Has anyone had, or attended an event here? I am looking for any help on vendors, decor and any info and advice with the venue. I have...

Morgan, Oct 2, 2019 7 1 305
Low cost wedding
Heather, on September 21, 2019 at 6:39 PM

As I am looking and venues here in Chicago land area i am finding it very hard to find a price conscious venue with all the bells and whistles with my VERY LOW budget. Can any of you lovely brides to...

Heather, Sep 23, 2019 2 15
Wedding Expo's
Vivian, on September 17, 2019 at 4:44 PM

Hey has anyone been to any wedding expo's ? I currently live in Arizona but I will be married in 2021 in my hometown of Chicago,Illinois. I am trying to find the likes and dislikes of the wedding...

Vivian, Sep 23, 2019 2 20
Help! Planning a small budget wedding in Illinois
Michi, on September 18, 2019 at 3:57 PM

Hello all! I got engaged 5 years ago and we started planning, but due to a job loss we stopped. Now we are ready to plan! My budget is around 10k! In Chicago! I am totally looking in the suburbs...

Sinéad, Sep 23, 2019 3 35
Outside wedding
Logan, on September 19, 2019 at 8:57 PM

I was thinking of getting married in Chicago outside some where having just the wedding party. Any thoughts can this be done or would it be the issue with the city. Has anyone else done this before.

Logan, Sep 20, 2019 6 60
Brunch wedding chicago/suburbs
Rachael, on September 10, 2019 at 9:25 AM

Would love some suggestions for a venue for a brunch wedding in Chicago or the Chicago suburbs for around 100 people. Thank you in advance!

Kristy, Sep 16, 2019 2 20
Photographer & Videographer recommendations?
Amarine, on August 26, 2019 at 4:25 PM

Need help finding photographer and videographer. Pictures and video are so important but I also do not want it to be really expensive.

Jessica, Sep 14, 2019 6 62
Ideas for engagement photos?
Alejandra, on September 11, 2019 at 9:34 PM

Hi all, we got engaged in June of this year and I was hoping to do our engagement shoot in November-December or do, or possibly January-February of next year. We live in Chicago so that time of year...

Cliodhna, Sep 13, 2019 2 37
Couples getting married on November 30, 2019 in Illinois
Deborah, on July 17, 2019 at 8:26 PM

Hi I’m Deborah Flint and I’m renewing our 32 year vow renewal on this November 30th, 2019

Deborah, Sep 12, 2019 3 19