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Getting married in Illinois? Share wedding vendor recommendations, details and advice with other couples near you to find the best that Illinois has to offer.

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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 14
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 14
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 47
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 42
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 78
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 75
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 70
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 8
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 68
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 20
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 5 277
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 33
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 30
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...

Cliodhna, Jul 16, 2019 1 18
Wedding officiant near Rockford, Il?
Caitlin, on July 15, 2019 at 4:51 PM

Any recommendations?

Cliodhna, Jul 16, 2019 1 13
Couples getting married on May 2, 2020 in Illinois
Antwan, on March 29, 2019 at 7:39 PM

Congratulations to all my fellow May 2nd, 2020 couples. Best of luck on all your future plans.

Andrea, Jul 10, 2019 3 37
Engagement Photos- Chicago
Marina, on July 8, 2019 at 1:51 PM

Anyone have suggestions on where to take engagement photos in Chicago?? I’ve seen the typical places but anything unique?

Cliodhna, Jul 9, 2019 1 20
Help! Illinois bridal hairstyle
Kiara, on July 7, 2019 at 2:50 PM

Hi! I am in desperate need for a hairstylist that can work with all hair types for my wedding November 2019

Cliodhna, Jul 8, 2019 1 36