Great News for those in wedding dress shopping mode! Vera Wang has arrived at David's Bridal allowing more brides the luxury of wearing a dress designed by a couture designer. With five locations in the Chicago area, the White Line by Vera Wang has dresses ranging in price from $600 to $1400 and are featured in white, ivory, blush and chamgagne. In June, your bridesmaids will also be able to select Vera Wang dresses when she releases a line just for bridesmaids.
Looking to recommend a fun thing to do for your weddings guests in Chicago on wedding down-time? I love the Untouchables Tour! Chicago is rich in history in the 1920's and 1930's for it's gangsters and jazz-area! Cruise around in an old school bus with tour guides dressed the part. The price is $30 per person and the tour lasts about 2 hours. Want to organize a fun and different outing for all of your wedding guests? You can book private tours as well
Last Monday the new JW Marriott Chicago celebrated with a Grand Opening Event. And wow was the event Grand! The hotel opened in November of last year and is a great addition to Chicago. Boasting two ballrooms, the JW Marriott is Chicago's newest luxury hotel to host weddings and corporate events. I am so excited to have a new venue to show to couples for consideration for their wedding.
Like many of us, I am currently wondering what to do on New Year's Eve. We typically pick the more mellow route of dinner at home or maybe out at our favorite local place, Piazza Bella, located in Roscoe Village. They still have some reservations left and Tina's lasagna will knock your socks off.
American Express started a movement called Small Business Saturday for this Saturday, November 27th. To encourage people to shop small businesses they ask everyone to shop at your local small businesses on Saturday. I myself will be heading out for some treats from some local Chicago vendors. Below are my favorites that I wanted to share with you. Many of these shops will offer some great options for your Chicago wedding.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year. I love to cook and will be cooking for about twelve people on Thursday. But is wedding planning keeping you so busy that you don't want to cook? No worries, Chicago has some great options if you want to eat out.
I am a Chicago girl, born and raised. I graduated from DePaul University right here in Lincoln Park. Nothing tastes better to me than a Chicago-Style Hot Dog to me. And why not embrace your hometown and where your wedding is being celebrated than having Chicago-Style Hot Dogs at your Chicago wedding? Pass them at cocktail hour or maybe you have a station of them later in the evening or passed in the cardboard boxes later on the dance floor. Feel that the whole dogs are too big? Do a mini version passed by the servers around 11:30pm when people need a quick snack to keep them going on the dance floor. Or, what about having a traditional cart come in to offer it to guests as they depart? Carts of Chicago can offer this service to you at your wedding.