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Congratulations! You had your eco-friendly wedding and now you’re married! Are you wondering what you can do as a couple to help preserve the planet for future generations? Read below for some simple things you can do every day to help the planet and save money! Consume Less Meat & Animal Products If you’re not […]

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If you have your venue booked already, chances are it comes with a venue manager or day-of coordinator. Many couples assume this means they won’t need to hire a third-party wedding planner, but this is incorrect. So, what’s the difference? Let’s break it down!  To be clear, we are not bashing venue coordinators. We love and respect the […]

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We had the pleasure of working with Wish Upon A Wedding, and an incredible team of vendors, in December 2022 to grant Erica and Anton’s wish for a wedding. Read all about it here and keep scrolling to see their gorgeous wedding film. Anton started having some concerning health issues over the past year so […]

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Plus, a real story from a couple that didn’t have a planner. Read below! Sure, we are biased but it’s for a good reason! Too many couples try to DIY their way through a wedding when it’s truly not the day to be DIY-ing anything. Planning the details of a wedding can be a great […]

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Katie and John’s wedding was magical and we loved working with them! They are so lovely and kind! We spent a lot of time looking at different venues around the city, but Glessner House was the one that stuck in their minds and we totally understand why. The gorgeous and well-kept mansion on the historical […]

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You may have noticed that there are different ways to serve the food at your wedding, but knowing how these different options will impact your budget, design choices, and guest experience will be incredibly helpful in the decision-making process for your wedding. Let’s break it down! PLATED Budget: Surprise! Plated is the most cost-effective service […]

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Kate and Steven were one of our sweetest couples! Their love for each other was evident through their interactions and romantic gestures. Most notably, was Steven’s swoon-worthy proposal when they went for a picnic at the Midway Plaisance Park and read poems together. Steven asked Kate to grab drinks out of their bag and it […]

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Guest post written by Cindy Chang of The Hustling Heart Wedding invitations are both a functional and aesthetic part of your special day, and they play an important role in two ways: Invitations are the ONLY way many of your guests will connect with you before your event Invitations are a place to commemorate your […]

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Elated joy followed by intense panic. It happens to many couples following a proposal, for a number of reasons, but I’m here to tell you that there’s a better way and it’s really quite simple. All you need to do is take a deep breath and follow the advice below! Before Jumping into Wedding Planning […]

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With so many great entertainment options in the Chicago market, it’s hard to decide between hiring a live band or a DJ. Many couples know right away which direction they want to go in, but many more are often torn and ask me for my professional opinion. So, here is a compilation of things to […]