Archive for November 2011

Focus on the GIVING in Thanksgiving

A donation to ASPCA for every guest.
The “Thanks” of Thanksgiving is rarely forgotten, but today I think we’ll focus on the “giving.” A world of giving makes everyone more thankful. As we get wrapped up in our busy lives and jobs and wedding planning it’s so easy to put off giving back but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Some of... Read more »

Union Station - Chicago's Fairy Tale Wedding

The Chicago wedding ceremony took place at St. James Chapel in Chicago and the celebration began immediately as the church bells rang.
Chicago has never before seen a fairy tale wedding quite like this one. Once upon a time, a city girl and a country boy fell in love and vowed to live happily ever after together. Along with their families, and Chicago wedding planner Big City Bride, Ashley and Nate planned an extravagant Chicago wedding at... Read more »

Check the Details

Personalized coat check tickets.
Chicago is officially in coat season. With Fall here and Winter on its way…it’s time to embrace the necessity of coat check. Don’t forget to provide your guests with a place to ditch the coat and scarves and mittens that are weighing them down, especially if you’re cocktailing in a different room than dinner. Don’t make... Read more »
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Weddings In The Dark

Daylight savings time has come and Chicago afternoons are getting darker. As we begin getting used to the idea of another Chicago winter we also get used to the idea of walking home in the dark and bundling up in endless layers. If you’re planning a winter Chicago wedding there are a few things to think... Read more »

Chicago Wedding Venues Availability - 2012 Planning

Mark Your Calendar- Let the planning begin!
Recently engaged and just starting the Chicago wedding planning process!? Let the fun begin. This is an amazing city full of Chicago wedding venues…but make sure you take the time to find the perfect venue for you and your fiance. Although 2012 may seem far away it is only months away and the availability at... Read more »

Old School 40th Birthday Bash

Invite: Audio CD’s were sent as invitations, featuring the old school hits that Too White Crew covers. Designed to look like an old vinyl record, the CD & sleeve previewed the theme and entertainment.
Big City Bride’s sister company Big City Events does pretty much everything that doesn’t involve vows.  From promotional marketing to product launches…grand openings to private parties…corporate events, anniversaries and super special parties — whatever the occasion, Big City Events rocks it.  Big City Events recently teamed up with Chicago party band Too White Crew for... Read more »
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Swanky Relaxation - Let Your Guests Enjoy

The planning is done. The wedding is here. Be sure to plan a time and place to relax and enjoy your Chicago wedding. Lounge furniture adds an element of home to an event. Providing your guests with a place to sit and get comfortable during cocktails or dancing allows them to catch up with the... Read more »

Add Flair...With a Chair!

The popular bamboo chair will also radiate the room while your guests sit like royalty.
The difference between an average wedding and luxurious wedding can sit smack dab in the seat of a chair.  The right choice of your Chicago wedding chair rentals can make all the difference.  It’s an element of your wedding design that you may not consider important, but your guest’s first impression of your special night... Read more »