Warrenville, IL 60555
We are getting DJ service from them and we chose them because of their extensive online planning guide. Some of the other DJsin this price range we were looking at had to send us an actual physical book for us to select songs, for $200 more we were able to do all the planning online and it can be done up to two days before the wedding.
50 Mark West Springs Rd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
I went to 2 wedding expos and the first time I went I sat in on the fashion show. However, if you are serious in getting to talk to as many vendors as possible, the best time to walk around is during the fashion show. It's MUCH less crowded, the vendors give you a lot more attention and information, and because it's not crowded you get to talk to many more vendors in the same amount of time. The fashion show is nice if you have no idea what style gown you want, but it's a better use of your time to pick out a magazine.
Downers grove, IL 60515
http://www.totalimagebridal.com/bridal_prices.htm They are probably the cheapest airbrush makeup places you can find in Chicago. I went for a trial and they are really efficient and professional. However, they do not spend that much time to prep you and you have to make sure to put on primer yourself before they put makeup on you.
Alexandria, KY 41001
Keith Farley at http://artwork-inform.com/ custom designs engagement and wedding bands. He specializes in platinum. It's not that much more expensive than regular jewelers but you know that the ring you have is one of a kind. Wedding bands can also be made to fit to engagement rings and he can make the rings fit together themselves as well. He's really great to work with and the product is amazing. He lives in Kentucky and does most of the work virtually.
The owner was really helpful in determining what I needed based on my descriptions. The prices are extremely reasonable. However, they do not deliver outside of Chinatown. It also helps to speak Chinese.
I bought the paper for my invitations from this website from a recommendation from a friend. I love how easy it is to order samples. This helps a lot in determining the exact look and feel of the final product. The paper delivery was extremely efficient and I usually got the paper days before I expect it. The Website was really easy to navigate and there are lots of helpful tips for how to make cards yourself.
Mountain View, CA 94043
We got save-the-date cards from here and it was super easy and convenient. I especially love how you can preview the proof immediately with their user interface and not have to wait to see how it looks. We were able to finalize our wording ourselves without going back and forth with the designer. It is difficult to determine what color the card is going to turn out to be. Their images seems to be a bit darker than the actual paper product.
Brookfield, IL 60513
I love this location because the ceremony, cocktail hour, and the reception can all be in the same location. The cocktail hour is included in the price of the reception and it makes for really easy budgeting because the cost is provided as a per guest cost including the drinks. Contrary to the website, the ceremony can be held on site as well, and they charge for location and chair rentals. The cocktail hour is in one of the exhibits and that's what sold us on the location because of it's orginality.
715 E. Golf Rd. - Schaumburg, IL 60173
Chicago & Suburbs, IL 60618
The photography package for 10 hours is closer to 1000, but we're spending more to buy an album so we can get all our digitals earlier. However, if you wait a year, they give you all the digitals for free. I would want to be able to meet the photographer we choose before the event, but they don't allow for that.