6 TIPS FOR GIFTING MONEY TO FAMILY MEMBERS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

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Money is a go-to for many people when it comes to gift-giving. It’s not the most personal gift you could give, but if you’re not sure what the recipient would like, you can spare yourself from guessing incorrectly and allow them to spend the money however they choose.  However, the etiquette surrounding giving money as […]

BEST PRACTICES FOR EFFECTIVE REMOTE WORKING

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As the world hunkers down to weather the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), work is shifting gears as well. In many industries, working from home (WFH) is going mainstream. It’s a smart way for companies to limit the potential exposure to the virus and keep employees safer while at the same time remaining productive. […]

The Lifecycle of Love and Money

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  Source   For this blog post, we’re going to discuss something almost everyone wants. It can bring great joy or great pain, but it can be awkward to talk about. We’re of course referring to… wait, is this post about love or money? Oh, both? Yeah, it’s both. Every couple is going to have […]

6 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing Wedding Vendors

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Planning a wedding requires a lot of decision-making, especially when hiring wedding vendors. Since suppliers play a crucial role in creating your dream wedding, knowing the most common mistakes to avoid when choosing wedding vendors can save you from any wedding horror stories. Pushing through with bookings without meetings, reading contracts, asking for samples, and […]

Planning To Pop the Question: A Modern Guide

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These days, a proposal is not as simple as getting down on one knee. More and more we see grooms having elaborate plans in place to take the moment to the next level of sentiment. DRM isn’t simply one of the many Chicago wedding bands. We’re here to help you with anything related to your […]

Words That Ring: 8 Ways to Say “Will You Marry Me?”

Chicago Bride and Groom To Be

You may have seen countless wedding proposals on celebrity gossip sites or on your friends’ social media. But none of them seem to truly fit you both as a couple. If you’re on a rut on unique wedding proposal ideas, fear not. We’ve listed eight wedding proposals for you to choose from. 1. A candlelit […]

Pre-Wedding Healthy Habits To Take Into Your Marriage

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(Photo by Craig Adderley from Pexels) People tend to use their wedding day as motivation to develop healthy habits for looking and feeling their best. While it’s great for you to want to be your best self for your wedding day, you shouldn’t abandon these habits once you’ve made it through the event. As one […]

Everything You Need to Know About Beach Weddings

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In the summer, many people take to the beach searching for that perfect sunset wedding. While this kind of picturesque approach seems perfect, there can be a lot involved. If you do decide to get married in the sand, here are some important things to keep in mind: Especially if you’re planning a destination wedding, […]

15 Qualities of Top Wedding Vendors

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15 Qualities of Top Wedding Vendors   Based on my last 20 years of working as a bandleader in one of the busiest Chicago wedding bands with a wide variety of wedding vendors, I’ve compiled this list of some qualities I’ve noticed in all the top wedding vendors throughout the nation.   1. EDUCATED – […]

Summer Ceremonies: Things to Keep in Mind for Outdoor Weddings

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Summer Ceremonies: Things to Keep in Mind for Outdoor Weddings July is one of the most popular months for people to tie the knot. While outdoor weddings can be absolutely beautiful, they also require a little extra planning in case mother nature doesn’t agree with the mother of the bride. Obviously, you can’t control the weather, […]

Chicago Is The Nation’s Third-Most Expensive Wedding Location

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We’ve been featured in the Chicago Tribune! They sourced the best Chicago vendors for wedding essentials at the high-end and more budget friendly options, including food, beverages, venue, music and flowers. Here’s what they said about us: “Price: $18,975 for six hours. This is the company’s most expensive package (most couples get the $6,700 option), […]