How Do You Pick a Perfect Banquet Hall in Chicago Area

astoria-banquets-chocolate-wedding-chicago-2013-600x227There are several banquet halls offering different amenities and locations in Chicago Area. Whatever event or occasion you are planning, you will surely find a good venue according to your preference.

Choosing the right venue for your event needs some careful planning and scheduling. When scouting for the banquet hall it is advisable to get advanced reservations to make sure you get your preferred date and time. Many wedding reception halls are fully booked for many months ahead. Reserving a year in advance is very typical now.
Here is a list of some of the finest banquet halls located in Chicago Area:

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Photography, Videography or Both for my Wedding

wedding-videography-photography-600x340Your Wedding is a once in a lifetime event – something that you will remember with fondness for the rest of your life. Most couples will hire a wedding photographer to capture all the intimate and fleeting moments of such a special day of bliss – but more and more people are hiring a videographer to record the ceremony as well. The thought may sound expensive, but recently, businesses have opened up which specialize in both – which can help save a lot.
Here are some reasons to go with just Wedding Photography, just Videography, or both. (more…)

Best wedding location: Chicago suburbs vs Downtown

You’re making your wedding choices between cake or cupcakes, linens or disposable napkins, roses or lilies – and each decision is bringing you one step closer to having the wedding of your dreams. One of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make, however, is where to get married. Lucky for you, if you live in, or are planning to tie the knot in, Chicago, the options are endless. First thing is deciding whether to choose a place in the Chicago suburbs or downtown.millenniumpark-chicago-wedding-600-399

Things to Consider

  • • How Many Guests Do I Have?

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Couple married on a rooftop

Jenny and wedding-on-the-roof-2013Alex were married on a rooftop in midsummer, the dazzling skyline of the Windy City set the stage for this luxurious wedding venue. Jenny’s father, a woodworker, had built a beautiful wedding canopy for them, and beneath the couple had read their wedding vows. It was an intimate event, only 30 people filled the seats around them. (more…)

Same-Sex Unions: Etiquette Q&A

same-sex-marriage-chicago-2013We live in a dynamic, beautiful, and ever changing world, and because of this, sometimes long held traditions are replaced by new ones. Learning what to do in these new situations is all a part of the fun, and the same applies to same-sex union and marriage etiquette. Here’s a quick and easy guide to the new way of thinking, so that you don’t have to waste any time guessing.

  1. What Rules Do We Have to Follow?

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Shopping for a Banquet Facility or Wedding Reception Hall

Not everyone can afford an elaborate and expensive dream wedding but one can always maximize what they have into creating a day to remember. One of the most crucial parts of a wedding is the wedding reception. The reception is where everybody can relax and just celebrate the union of two people. This is the reason why your choice of reception site is an important aspect of the entire event planning. (more…)

The Wedding Clichés: A Few I Can’t Stand and One I Can’t Help but Love

We don’t live in a cookie cutter world, so what I don’t understand is why everyone insists on having a cookie cutter wedding? Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue – it’s something boring! Why have a boring wedding in the name of tradition? There’s no fun in that. I’d rather be original, or at least as original as possible, and not indulge myself in the worst wedding clichés in human history.

 

1)  Reading Corinthians

 

There must be another verse in the Bible that talks about love, right? (more…)

Dealing with Bridesmaid-zilla

You’ve all heard the tale of Bridezilla, right? The bride-to-be who is so manic, micromanaging, and stressed out that she becomes a nightmare to her friends, family, and sadly her spouse-to-be? Yes, we’ve all seen it – and it’s just pitiful. I vowed to myself that when the time came for me to wear the white dress, even if I couldn’t manage to be cool, calm, and collected, at the very least I would be nice!

 

Little did I know that it wouldn’t be me who would try to make a mess of my wedding, but one of my bridesmaids.

 

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