Best Chicago Wedding Planners

What an honor and a joy to be named for the third year to the Knot’s “Best of Weddings” list. The Chicago wedding planners of Big City Bride continually admire The Knot. Publishing magazines nationwide and locally, The Knot is providing Chicago brides with local vendors, trends, and events.  Their website is beloved by brides not only as... Read more »

First Kiss, Not A First Look

To see him or not to see him … that’s one of the first questions your Chicago wedding planner will ask you!  As you think through your Chicago wedding day and plan out the memories … contemplate if your first look of each other needs to be as you walk down the aisle. Many couples... Read more »

Trolley Wedding Transportation

Trolley transportation is a unique, memorable way to transport your family and friends on your big day.  Trolley transportation in Chicago offers a fun way to travel to your Chicago wedding. But before you book that trolley for your wedding… be sure to get the facts! Here is a little advice from a Chicago wedding... Read more »

South Shore Cultural Center Wedding

Here is a couple we are so excited to share. Natalie and Chris hired Big City Bride to help guide them through their Chicago wedding planning leading up to their November nuptials. It was a perfect mix of Natalie and Chris’ personalities, politics, and preferences. They were an ideal bride and groom … making decisions... Read more »

Mad Holidays – A Christmas Chicago Event

Big City Bride and Big City Events are excited to welcome in a new year, but not before acknowledging and remembering the many joys of 2012. Here is one of those very joyful successes of 2012 – the Mad Holidays Christmas party! Each year we have the privilege of planning a Chicago charity event with... Read more »

Delicious Dessert, Easy as Pie

It’s that time of year when we gather with our families and friends and completely indulge on the sweets we love most. It’s the time of year for cookies, for fudge, and for pie. The colder months always ask for warmer desserts. As Chicago wedding planners we see a lot of desserts. Big City Bride... Read more »

Photos in the Rain

Style Me Pretty, the beloved wedding blog, featured a Big City Bride couple’s Chicago engagement session photographed by Eric O’Connor with Allori Photography. We adore a couple who will play in the rain and we love a Chicago wedding photographer who will follow! These photos of Denise and Steven are gorgeously romantic. They are playful.... Read more »

Happy Holidays!

Tonight is the night we look forward to all year long. The annual Christmas party we have the privilege to collaborate on and plan with our dear friend has arrived. Last year we made magic in a dirty car garage. This year we’re taking a trip back to the 1960’s to celebrate the holidays in... Read more »

Twelve Steps of Planning

It’s 12/12/12 today…a repetitive date which will never occur again! It’s a once in a lifetime day, much like a Chicago wedding! So in honor of this special day … 12 days out from Christmas Eve … Big City Bride has attempted a parody to the “Twelve Days of Christmas”…here are the Twelve Steps of... Read more »

Perfect Chicago Holiday Day

Although the weather hasn’t exactly shown it, the colder winter months are upon us. Most think of winter as a time to stay indoors with a cup of hot cocoa to avoid the cold. What many people don’t realize is that there are so many fun, creative, and exciting things to do in Chicago this... Read more »