Please use the following wedding resources to assist your planning.
The WPN Planning your wedding? Choose your vendors here. The Wedding Professionals Network is an organization dedicated to excellence. Each vendor in our network is an expert in the wedding industry and is dedicated to providing outstanding customer service. Vendors include: Banquets, Bridal Shoppe, Cakes, Flowers, Travel Experts, Limousine, Men's Formalwear, Disc Jockey, Music, Entertainment, Photography, Salon & Spa, and Videography.
The Knot The Knot is your wedding planning destination. Planning a wedding is easy with unique wedding ideas and resources online from The Knot.
Brides.com Brides.com has the hottest forums topic and find out what brides like you are talking about! Find your local vendors and plan the perfect wedding.
Geneva Bride Nestled along along the shores of the Fox River, Geneva, IL gives today's modern bride the finest resources to create a wedding day filled with style, emotion and love.
Wedding Wire The easiest way to find local wedding venues, cakes, dresses, invitations & more. WeddingWire is stress free, hassle free, and just plain free.
Hinsdale Wedding Resource Founded in 2003, the Hinsdale Wedding Resource is an exclusive group of creative, talented wedding experts who strive to make every couple's day extra special.
WedSafe As you celebrate the beginning of your lives together, wedding insurance can help protect your financial future if something beyond your control should go wrong.
My Wedding Website Wedding websites turn the task of wedding planning from a formidable challenge into an interactive piece of cake! With free wedding websites, the entire process has been laid out for you. Personal wedding websites allow your friends and family to stay informed while alleviating your stress and allowing you to enjoy the ride.
Wedding Guest Lists Whether you're just having a ceremony & reception or lots of events leading up to the big day, keep track of your guests in one place. Within each event, you can track invitation status, RSVP status, meals, seating, gifts and more!
Wedding Seating Charts Choose from our pre-defined table types, or create your own. Customize the exact size of your tables and how many seats will be at each table. Once you've designed your seating chart, get a printable version of your floorplan or print out a list view of your tables and seating arrangements.
Wedding Budget Tracker As you book vendors, you can easily organize your payments and create a payment schedule. Record due dates and get reminders when you have upcoming payments due. As you start customizing your budget, you will have the opportunity to reallocate savings. You can quickly reduce your budget or shift spending to other items.
Marriage License Requirements The Marriage License Laws vary from state to state. Although there are differences between the requirements in the various states, a marriage performed in one state must be recognized by every other state under the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the United States Constitution.
Top 200 Most Requested Wedding Songs This list is dynamically compiled based on online requests made over the past 12 months by thousands of clients around the world, where #1 is the most requested song.
Engagement Rings - Shopping for an engagement ring is easy with this complete guide to diamonds, settings, and metals.
Wedding Budge Etiquette - Who pays for what? This article will help break things down.
First Three Step of Wedding Planning - These are the first three planning tasks you absolutely must accomplish before anything else.
All About Bridal Showers - As the bride, you won't be planning your own bridal shower, but it helps to have an idea of what to expect.
All About Rehearsal Dinners - Everything you need to know about planning your rehearsal dinner, the prelude to your main event.
Wedding Speech Guidelines - All the ingredients for a great wedding speech are explained.
Wedding Reception Timelines - This guide will help you organize your reception timeline.
Wedding Flowers - Everything you need to know about purchasing your wedding flowers and choosing a florist.
Honeymoon Planning - 5 tips that could save your honeymoon.
Tying the Knot has successfully created many beautiful, memorable, extraordinary events in Chicago and throughout the suburbs since 1999. Experience, talent, and creativity allows Tying the Knot to achieve high quality service with an extra attention to detail. It is their objective that every couple and their family be able to enjoy their wedding day free of stress
La’Di Events is a full service wedding and event planning firm serving the northern Illinois and Chicagoland region. Whether you are planning a lavish wedding, corporate event, or a small social gathering, you can count on us to make your dream event a reality. All services are custom designed to give you just the amount of assistance that you need. You can be totally hands on in the planning, or sit back, relax and not lift a finger.
You Name It We have built our business around our core values and strive to focus on those core values through every client interaction. We want to make sure you walk away feeling like every need you had was anticipated and every question you had was answered to your satisfaction. “You Name It” isn’t just a name to us – it is a philosophy by which we live and work. Your wedding, event or project is just that: yours! We don’t provide cookie-cutter solutions, instead we draw on creativity and experience to provide you with service as unique as you are.
Prairie Landing Golf Club Leave your worries at the door. Enjoy outstanding cuisine in an exquisite setting. Take a minute and call to schedule a consultation today. Our attention to detail will allow you to enjoy the day you've worked so hard to plan.
Pazzo's at 311 Located in one of Chicago's most beautiful buildings, Pazzo's at 311 offers a spectacular atrium setting with private rooms, contemporary menu and impeccable service. Specializing in weddings and private events, this is the most unique, best kept secret in Chicago.
The Knickerbocker hotel on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile welcomes you to the best wedding destination in downtown Chicago. Enjoy the famed Crystal Ballroom, with its built-in lighted dance floor, which can host up to 400 guests. Enjoy creative catering served by an experienced staff.
The Herrington Inn blends the elegance and charm of a European French Country Inn with professional service and exquisite cuisine that will make your wedding an occasion to remember. Here, your guests will experience the Herrington's continued tradition of excellence with exquisite decor, gourmet cuisine, and a beautiful view of the Fox river.
Meson Sabika Lushly landscaped grounds are fully visible from the towering windows that make up three sides of the venue. After being greeted by an ethereal cloud ceiling in the foyer, you will enter the main room where 11 cut crystal chandeliers grace the ceiling elegantly swagged with creamy sheet fabric.
The Hilton Lisle/Naperville is committed to making your dreams come true — with seemingly limitless venue options that range from down the street to the other side of the world, and an impeccable staff that sees to you and your guests' every need.
The Double Tree Chicago Oak Brook offers elegant ballrooms, exquisite cuisine, and exceptional service all personally coordinated for you by our dedicated wedding specialists.
The Hyatt Lodge The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus invites you to write the introduction to your "happily ever after" story in our luxurious resort-style lodge surrounded by 88 acres of natural beauty and a picturesque lake. Discover our newly updated Oak Brook IL wedding sites, featuring contemporary style and breathtaking lake views, accompanied by Hyatt's signature world-class service.
Chicago Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort Dream weddings don't just happen, they're planned. Marriott Certified Wedding Planners are trained to help. After completing demanding coursework, each Marriott Certified Wedding Planner is qualified to coordinate weddings of all types, including ethnic and military weddings. Relying on experience, training, tradition and old-fashioned intuition, Marriott Certified Wedding Planners can help you determine an overall vision for your wedding and help you execute each detail.
Veiled In Elegance is a destination for brides searching for elegance and unique style. Years of experience along with our intimate setting provide the perfect atmosphere to make brides feel special. Brides will find couture bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses, handcrafted headpieces, adorable flowergirl dresses, and an elegant selection of wedding accessories.
Bella Bianca offers an extensive selection of couture fashion in a fun and vibrant atmosphere. Whether you are looking for your wedding gown or a special occasion piece, our commitment to our clients carries through to all areas of our boutique.
The Crystal Bride offers a peaceful atmosphere to relax with your family and friends to plan your special day! We believe shopping for your bridal gown should be a wonderful experience where you don't feel pressured or hurried. Our goal is to help you choose the perfect dress and accessories to "Capture Your Sparkle!'
Cocoa Bean has so many unique options. Our chefs can prepare a variety of uniquely delicious deserts, cakes and pastries for your special day. From bite sized miniatures to elegant multi-tiered wedding cakes, Cocoa Bean can help make a memorable day for you and your guests.
Town & Country Gardens has been providing wedding & special occasion flowers for over 35 years. From gorgeous bridal bouquets and stunning ceremony decor, to elegant reception centerpieces and floral favors, Town & Country Gardens' talent & creativity ranks among the best in the Chicagoland area.
Kio Kreations Kio Kreations is an all-encompassing creative services company and boutique event florist. Started by Kristen Janes (formerly Kristen Henschen) in 2004, Kio Kreations has grown to include floral design, graphic design, product design, fine art, and other creative services.
Harp Melodies by Nichole Whether you are having a large cathedral wedding or an intimate garden affair, the harp is the perfect instrument. Both in looks and in sound, the harp will add a touch of elegance and beauty for your special day. The harp sounds wonderful as a solo instrument or with other instruments in duets, trios, or larger ensembles.
Meghann Talbot is a professional harpist and music teacher based in the Chicago area. Although most of my performances take place in the Chicago suburbs, I am willing to travel to Wisconsin and Indiana. I can help to provide your special event with beautiful harp music that will make your day more memorable and unique.
Simply Elegant The harp is the perfect way to add that extra touch of class to your wedding. From a quaint celebration for closest friends and families to a grand reception for 1,000 guests, Tina will work with you one on one to create the perfect soundtrack for your momentous occasion!
Rent-A-Rev is Reverend Jim Rehnberg. His comfortable, approachable style has opened the creative flow for great ideas with thousands of couples. Let your celebration begin with Rent-A-Rev.
"I Do" Weddings, Ltd. by Rev. Phil Landers Rev. Phil will share your story at your wedding -- making it personalized, romantic and fun! See videos of him sharing couples' stories at his web site. Rev. Phil will get you a complete script 10 days before the ceremony -- so you will be comfortable knowing the ceremony is just the way you want it to be
Kathie Nicolet creates a magical musical memory that lasts a lifetime. She has a proven reputation for exceptional musicianship and outstanding customer service.
Robyn Hoye Vitson is available for weddings, parties, and corporate events throughout the Chicago area. Her repertoire of piano and vocal music can be tailored to fit any event and add that special touch to any dinner, reception, or gathering.
R.E.M. Video & Photography specialize in producing elegantly crafted wedding photos, placing the company at the top of the wedding industry market. Each year, R.E.M. challenges its creative edge and continues to impress customers by developing new techniques in capturing special events.
Kelly Vanderploeg Photography is an international award-winning photographer specializing in "anytime" photography with a creative portrait and photojournalistic perspective. They are based in the Chicago area but available for travel.
Life On Prints Photography is a small team of photographers obsessed with capturing honest moments. We offer a well balanced approach, primarily photo journalism with just the right touch of traditional coverage to preserve everything about your day.
Misha Media Photography is simple, sassy, and sophisticated. Misha Media is a husband and wife team composed of Michele and Andy. Originally from the medical field, Michele and Andy took a leap of faith and followed their hearts and pursued photography.
Alex Claney Photography has been delivering quality wedding photography for 20 years. We offer wedding albums that are custom made to fit your style--be it traditional, contemporary or the latest in digital album design.
Timothy Whaley & Associates Photographic Artists captures your memories in a style that allows you to relive the magic and romance of your wedding day. We offer both Photojournalism and Classic photography.
Erica Rose Photography It's in all the details...those little moments that might otherwise be missed, the things that you want to slow-down time for. I tell a story by capturing those details, those intimate or memorable moments that I am privileged to be present for.
Montage Salon & Spa is a mix of creative entrepreneurs working together as a team! We bring you the finest there is to offer in hair and skin care. Let our team of highly trained professionals indulge you in the luxury of being pampered; come in, relax and enjoy. Everyone needs a little personal time to revitalize the mind and body.
Anabella Salon Spa Take time for yourself at Annabella Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa. Experience the soothing nature of our plant-derived products for skin, hair, body and life style. Enjoy a calming moment of stress relief before every service and a makeup touch-up with our Nourish-Mint Lip Glaze, afterward.
Signature Ensemble is a classical string ensemble that provides live music for special events such as weddings, receptions, parties and more. Our string ensemble would be delighted to perform for your next event! We create a warm and beautiful atmosphere enhancing any occasion. Our goal is to provide each individual with the perfect ensemble size, perfect musical style, and perfect volume level to make their specific occasion a success.
Symphony & Sounds is represented by a small, elite group of Chicago’s best chamber musicians. Active in the professional music industry, the musicians we represent can be heard performing with the best ensembles in the area: the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Chamber Musicians, Chicago Civic Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra.
TRAVEL / TRANSPORT
Viking Travel is your luxury travel resource. We are made up of a team of travel specialists and planners, who have traveled extensively. This helps you, because more than likely, we've been where you want to go! We have several different departments which customize and tailor every type of travel based on your individual interests and budget.
Joseph Limousine has been serving the Greater Chicagoland area since 1991, and we've gained a reputation as one of the most reliable, luxurious carriers in the market. If you're looking for a first-class, unique coach for your wedding, Joseph Limousine has a vehicle for you.
Spare Wheels can help you plan your group transportation arrangements for your special wedding day. We are experts on making sure no details get overlooked. We can provide professional transportation for bachelor and bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, and more.
Black Tie Formalwear has been a staple in the Chicagoland area for 30 years and counting. Still family owned and operated, Black Tie has set themselves apart from the competition by delivering superior quality, service and selection second to none in the formalwear industry.
Formally Modern Tuxedo has custom designed stores that cater to men and top of the line merchandise making Formally Modern the Chicago formalwear specialist. Formally Modern brings together modern designs, upscale clothing, and exceptional personal service.
Char Crews, Inc. simplifies the task of Bridal Registry and gift giving, by providing pattern selection assistance, gift ideas for attendants along with wonderful hostess and thank-you gifts.We offer toll-free numbers for out of town guests and we will ship anywhere in the USA.
MyRegistry.com is a truly global gift registry and allows the user to add items from literally any store in the world regardless of location.
The Wedding Etc. is a bridal boutique located in downtown Downers Grove, IL. Established in 2004, the Wedding Etc. carries the areas largest selection of bridal shoes, veils, headpieces and accessories all in one location.
The Knot Registry Ready to start your wedding registry? Making a wedding gift wish list can be daunting, so use our complete bridal registry guide for tips to create the wedding registry that's right for you.