Things to Splurge on When Planning a Wedding

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Weddings are more expensive than ever in today’s day and age, with the average cost of a wedding in the United States up to more than $44,000 in 2018. With how many details, both big and small, go into the process of getting married, it’s no wonder the cost is so high in recent years. […]

5 Most Important Factors for Choosing a Wedding Ring

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Picking out your wedding ring is a choice of a lifetime, and we mean that in the literal sense! This small sentimental piece will adorn you and your partner’s fingers as you journey through this exciting new adventure together. Being such a huge decision, it can be surrounded by anxiety and stress, making it an […]

Budget vs. Value

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“I’m on a budget.” Of course you are, but don’t let the word BUDGET restrict you from getting what’s important to your wedding. If you shop by price your wedding doesn’t stand a chance. Shop by VALUE. Pay more for what’s crucial. When you set your budget, get a general idea of cost by talking […]

What do Wedding Vendors REALLY Cost?

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BUDGET. Think of it more of a guideline. Ask a variety of vendors what they charge, DON’T get a cost from a random wedding magazine or website. Even if they tell you a photographer should cost $300 you’ll be VERY disappointed when you can’t find one for that price. Get the best quality you can […]

How to Stay in love while planning your Wedding

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Planning a Chicago wedding can be stressful. Likely you’ve never done this before. How can you prevent the arguments and stay in love during this time? A couple told me their secret for keeping their relationship happy during the sometimes stressful time of planning a Chicago wedding. What they do is set aside one night […]