Archive for January 2012

Mary Kate & Ryan in the Knot!

We’re so ecstatic for more great news from the Knot! Their Chicago issue always feature a fabulous variety of weddings throughout the city. With styles and ideas for every bride it’s a wonderful reference for brides to be. Big City Bride is honored to have our wonderful brides featured as inspiration for everyone just starting... Read more »

Springing into Flowers

With the snowy and cold Chicago winter upon us, everyone is already itching for the spring season to arrive. Since we have a while until then, the wedding planners at Big City Bride wanted to remind you of all the beautiful flowers that will eventually come into bloom. Brides are now preparing for their Chicago spring weddings, and the Big City Bride... Read more »

A Chicago Holiday Party to LOVE

We’re so excited to share this with everyone! Chicago doesn’t see a party like this very often. The most luxurious, sexy, and festive Christmas party Chicago has ever seen in a private garage. As an event planner in Chicago we specialize in solving problems, and this Chicago venue had its challenges. Without water, heat, bathrooms,... Read more »

Chicago Wedding Planners Take On A Challenge

It’s always an honor to be featured on a blog, especially one that brides and grooms love.  Today ChicagoStyle Weddings magazine posted a photo shoot that we did with them last year. Their feature ‘Designers Challenge’ asked Chicago wedding planners to take a vision and use an assigned team of Chicago wedding vendors to make... Read more »

Brave Brides - Beautiful In All Weather

For all the brides with a little anxiety for a rainy wedding day…focus on a few quick tips to make it bearable rather than focusing your energy on changing weather patterns. Hate to say it – but you don’t have that power, nor does your Chicago wedding planner, to change the weather. But, we do... Read more »

Big City Bride in the Snow

Winter has finally come to Chicago! As much as we loved the clean streets and the surprisingly warm weather December brought us, Big City Bride is excited to finally see snow. By the constant sounds of snow blowers and shoveling outside our window today, it seems everyone has been waiting a long time for the... Read more »

Twisted Strings

Strings are a wedding staple, but we have an idea that will ROCK your reception!  A rock violin show is a great way to entertain guests for cocktail hour. Playing modern covers, they are sure to entertain your guests with an energetic talent that you would never expect in a wedding violin group. Fool your... Read more »


As we begin to look forward to a very exciting 2012 at Big City Bride…we pause for a moment to remember 2011.  Of course we remember working at our favorite Chicago wedding venues and the best Chicago bands. We remember our favorite wedding cakes and our favorite wedding bouquets. We remember our favorite wedding invites,... Read more »

Popping The Question and Popping The Champagne!

Happy New Year! The champagne was popped and I’m guessing the big “Will You Marry Me!?” question was popped quite a bit as well! It’s a new year and with so many newly engaged couples I’m sure the excitement is high and perhaps resolutions are being made to stay away from the stress of wedding... Read more »