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Couples getting married on July 4, 2019 in Illinois
Yolanda, on March 7, 2019 at 7:38 PM

Go wedding date twins! ❤️

Jo, Jun 28, 2019 2 14
Videographers needed!!! Good ones with in budget
Vicky, on June 26, 2019 at 11:27 PM

Any good videographers in Chicago!!! With a good cost and quality work?

Cliodhna, Jun 27, 2019 1 23
Wedding cake bakers in Chicago
Meredith, on June 18, 2019 at 8:44 AM

Looking for an awesome baker in the Chicago area to do our wedding cake for next year and I have no clue where to start. Any couples have anyone they have used and loved? Suggestions welcome!

Sinéad, Jun 21, 2019 7 54
Couples getting married on January 2, 2021 in Illinois
Melissa , on June 20, 2019 at 10:05 AM

Hi date twins! I am brand new at this, so I have absolutely no idea what i'm doing. But I was wondering how everyone is doing with timelines and when you are booking things. My fiance is in the Marine...

Sinéad, Jun 21, 2019 5 25
Tent Rental advice
Crystal, on June 17, 2019 at 2:49 PM

My daughter's reception will be outdoors 8/31/19 so we have been looking into tent rentals for 120 people in the Chicagoland area. I've spoken to 3 different places and each one tells me all costs are...

FutureStephD, Jun 20, 2019 4 89
Couples getting married on May 16, 2020 in Illinois
Kristen, on June 19, 2019 at 9:53 AM

Hi to all my May 16, 2020 twins!

Cliodhna, Jun 20, 2019 1 17
Shedd aquarium venue
Meredith, on June 18, 2019 at 7:06 AM

Hiya! So the fiancé and I are heavily considering using shedd aquarium for our ceremony and reception in Chicago. Anyone used shedd before ? If so what’d you think? Thanks!

Cliodhna, Jun 19, 2019 1 17
What to do with our dog during our wedding?
Kersten, on June 12, 2019 at 12:48 PM

Hello!! I am getting married in Lake Geneva, WI and unfortunately the venue is not dog friendly 😞 which is fine because our dog isn’t great around large groups of people, but we live about an hour and...

Kersten, Jun 13, 2019 2 17
Wedding Picture Location
Jenna, on April 13, 2019 at 12:48 PM

Anyone in the Oak Lawn/Chicago Ridge/LaGrange/Palos Hills area have any wedding photography location suggestions for late fall? I am trying to avoid Lake Katherine but am not sure of many other...

Cliodhna, Jun 13, 2019 2 32
Couples getting married on August 2, 2020 in Illinois
Precious, on June 12, 2019 at 8:04 PM

Hey my aug 2 2020 friends

Cliodhna, Jun 13, 2019 1 11
Planning long distance
Melissa, on June 11, 2019 at 10:42 AM

Hi! I am new to these forums and have been using wedding wire to connect with different venues. I am from the Chicago suburbs but live in Florida. I am looking to get married in May 2020 in Chicago...

Cliodhna, Jun 12, 2019 1 17
Help!!! Need new venue in Chicagoland due to Fire!!!
ChiBride, on June 5, 2019 at 8:42 AM

Hello!! I posted a couple days ago about how my PERFECT venue burnt down on Monday at 3am!! Does anyone have the name of a place that’s relatively “inexpensive” in the Chicagoland area? Preferably at...

Sinéad, Jun 7, 2019 3 103
Couples getting married on May 14, 2021 in Illinois
Cynthia , on June 4, 2019 at 9:06 PM

Hello fellow May 2021 Wedding friends! I am VERY new to the wedding planning scene and am looking for some tips in locating venues if you have any! Also, I noticed many have already started booking...

Sinéad, Jun 5, 2019 1 11
Photographer
Shonda, on May 31, 2019 at 2:41 AM

In need of a great creative photographer/videorapher for my wedding in the Chicagoland. Do you guys have someone?

Sinéad, Jun 4, 2019 3 57
i need help finding a Photographer!🌻
Amber, on May 18, 2019 at 12:22 AM

I am having a difficult time in find a photo for my wedding date, which is August 7, 2020. I would love engagement photos to be apart of the price! I have a natural, outgoing and vintage personality,...

FutureStephD, May 30, 2019 5 78
Looking for a reasonably priced day of wedding planner in Chicago area
Sarah, on May 21, 2019 at 4:45 PM

If anyone has any suggestions for a day of wedding planners that charges no more than $500 (in total) I would greatly appreciate it. I am mainly looking for someone who can clean up ceremony space and...

FutureStephD, May 24, 2019 5 60
Wedding Planner/coordinator
Bridetobe, on March 31, 2019 at 9:38 PM

I REALLY REALLY (can’t stress this enough) REALLY want a wedding planner just like Jennifer Lopez was with Matthew McConaughey in “The Wedding Planner” (minus the stealing my further husband part) 🤪 I...

FutureStephD, May 24, 2019 7 188
Sylvia
Couples getting married on September 26, 2020 in Illinois
Sylvia, on May 22, 2019 at 11:18 AM

HI date twins! My name is Sylvia and I will be getting married like all of you, 9/26/20!Just wanted to say hello. I am currently going stir-crazy pre-planning everything.Anyone wanna share the...

Cliodhna, May 23, 2019 1 1 17
Couples getting married on Jun 22, 2019 in Illinois
kaymal , on June 29, 2018 at 1:10 PM

Hey date twins! Would love to hear wear your weddings are gonna be! We are having ours at the hotel baker in St. Charles IL. What are your plans?

Stephanie, May 22, 2019 10 143
downtown chicago Brides!!
Marie, on March 24, 2019 at 4:12 PM

How far in advance do I have to book my hotel (the one I'm getting ready at)? Any recommendations, as far as, which has the floor to ceiling windows, neutral decor (no orange carpets please lol), most...

Anne, May 22, 2019 5 53