New Years Eve is just around the corner. Have you made your plans yet? Take a break from your Chicago wedding planning and step out into our great city. Here are some great events and tips for some fun things to do in Chicago for your New Year's Eve!
2011 was a wonderful year! We thank the wonderful couples who welcomed us into their lives as we helped them plan their weddings. Thank you to all those brides and grooms who selected Engaging Events by Ali as their wedding planner. Here is just a tiny little peek into our amazing 2011 year! And thank you to all the amazing photographers who provide the beautiful moments from the wedding days for our clients.
One of my favorite parts of the wedding day is the time that the bride spends getting ready at her home or in the hotel suite with her bridesmaids, Mom and friends. It is a fun time to bond and relax before the busy wedding day starts. Often times we will have hair and makeup artists come on-site to also make sure everyone looks gorgeous on the wedding day.
Today is my eighth wedding anniversary with my husband. We were married in a morning wedding ceremony at our church, Fourth Presbyterian Church, and had a luncheon reception at Salvatore's in Chicago. It was the best day of my life and I would not change a thing. I did want to share some moments that I remember so well about my wedding day that you only could remember to do on your wedding day if you heard it from a past bride.
This pastyear I have had a bunch of clients have outdoor ceremonies and weddings. And as we know in Chicago, the weather can not always be so predictable. The Weather Channel has a great little area on their website where you can read up on the history of the weather on your wedding date, average temperatures and track the weather leading up to your wedding day. Having an evening reception outside? It also allow you to view when the sunset will be taking place on your wedding day. You can set up a wedding weather area where starting 10 days in advance of your wedding it will send you an email with weather updates.
I met Michelle Loretta at Eventology in Indianapolis, Indiana this past April. She writes a very insightful blog called Sage Wedding Pros and is a wise wedding-biz woman. She also offers workshops for wedding business professionals on business plan writing, small business advice and advertising tips for the entrepreneur. She is one of those "smart cookie" woman entrepreneurs and I religiously read her great blog.
Save The Dates have become very popular for brides and grooms to communicate and create excitement for their upcoming wedding. It gives the couple a way to let their guests know their wedding date and accommodation and travel information for their wedding. They also can get guests excited about the upcoming wedding! I find they are useful for not only destination weddings but weddings in the bride or groom's hometown. Living in a big convention city like Chicago, it is important to let guests know about the hotel rates the couple has set up for their guests and proper information for booking.