Invitation Only


Let’s talk paper. When planning a wedding, it’s obvious that there are a lot of decisions the bride needs to make. However, invitations may be one of the most important aspects to set the tone and theme of your wedding. When it comes to invitations, it isn’t just one card anymore. Stationary for the big day now includes save the dates, invitations, reply cards, reception cards, wedding programs, menu cards, place cards, and thank-you cards.

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 That’s why it is important to find an invitation company that fits your personality and style, so they can help you navigate through all of the decisions! Personally, we love Couture Ink. The owner Robin, and her team, can take any theme or color palette and put together the perfect package for any wedding!

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 Also, who wouldn’t want to use a company that caterers to celebrities! Check out Couture Ink featured in US Weekly!  These gorgeous menus were for Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg’s wedding and we can’t get enough, so classic and elegant!

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A Sneak Peak into the Bridal Event of the Season

It’s that time of year again when Wedding Salon returns to New York City to showcase the latest trends and the best resources to assist couples in planning their dream wedding.

It’s one of our largest events to date with over 100 vendors at your fingertips to satisfy all of your wedding needs. From desserts, entertainment, photography, gowns and catering to transportation, invitations, venues, and jewelry – this show truly has it all.

Indulge in cake tastings from Carlo’s Bakery of TLC’s Cake Boss and delicious treats from Crave.It NYC.

Check out top spots for your destination wedding or honeymoon including Aruba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Tahiti. Meet with experts from Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons and check out venue options from Secrets Resorts & Spas, El Conquistador Resort, Sandals Resorts and many more.

You need to look fabulous on your wedding day. Preview gorgeous couture gowns, men’s formalwear by Louis Purple and the latest bridal accessories from D’Errico Jewelry Designs. Snag a makeover from Lancôme and find out how to look your best for the big day from American Laser Skincare.

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That’s not all! There will registry options from The Container Store and Bridal Registry, Talented photographers including Dreamlife Photos & Video and Magnolia Photo booth, A coffee bar from Keurig Green Mountain and music from M2M and Bud Maltin Music!

Don’t leave empty handed. Score a luxury goody bag with beauty essentials from Frederic Fekkai, Essie and so much more!

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Create Your Chicago Wedding in Style

Since 1987 ChicagoStyle Weddings has built a reputation that has made them one of the largest and most respected bridal publications in the greater Chicago area. Available in print and digital format, you can find everything you need within the pages. Their wide-ranging web database is full of references for vendors, gowns, and so much more.


You can even take a virtual tour of wedding venues. Curl up on the couch with a cup of coffee and your laptop and let them guide you through it, without ever leaving your house. Why travel to look at dozens of places you might not like and waste precious time? Tour with ease and make your to-do list even shorter.

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Zankyou – Personal Wedding Website and Registry Service

Looking to create your own customized registry with the gifts that you want? Look no further thank Zankyou, one of the world’s leading online wedding registry services, available in 8 different languages and in over 18 countries. There is no limit to what you can list whether the gifts are from Zankyou’s catalog or ideas you created yourself.


You can even create a honeymoon registry to inform your guests all about your big trip. The honeymoon registry can be as general or as specific as you please, and you can customize your honeymoon fund down to the smallest details. Your guests will take great pleasure from the fact that their contribution is specifically paying for a romantic meal in Cancún, park tickets to Disneyland or snorkelling in the Caribbean.

You can even ask your guests to donate to various funds such as anew car, home development or even a charity fund if you feel like you already have everything you need!


It doesn’t end with just the registry. You can even create and personalize your own wedding website completely free with Zankyou, adding details about your wedding day and any pre-wedding events. Quick and easy to create, the web link is then passed onto family and friends allowing them to go online and check out times, locations, recommended hotels and whatever else you want to include. They can RSVP, write comments and donate to your registry while they’re there too. Everything your guests need for your wedding in one place!

Sign up today at and start planning your big day the right way!

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The Ultimate Guide for Your Chicago Wedding

Need to find the best of the best that the Windy City has to offer? Look no further than Wedding Guide Chicago. Not only are they a magazine that’s available in print, you can also peruse the publication in a digital format. The best part is that both are complementary.


On their website you can look at videos, real Chicago wedding photos, and more. It is a great way to get inspired, whether you just started planning or you need to find those little something extras for your big day!

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Fight those Wedding Jitters!

It’s perfectly normal, to feel a little anxious over the guest list and choosing your vendors. Or maybe a little overwhelmed having to choose between your best friends for maid of honor! Don’t worry every bride feels the same stress! Wouldn’t it be nice if there was some one that could help you and keep you calm during these difficult decisions? Wait—there is!


Cue Rachel Mueller-Lust. She is the founder of Wondrance Weddings, and honestly we’re obsessed. Not only is she a wedding officiant, that will completely customize your ceremony, but she is a bridal coach.

Rachel will help you maintain a stress free and joyful engagement and keep your nerves at bay.

We checked out her recent blog post for a little inspiration and here are her top four tips for keeping that bridal stress away and a smile on your face!


Step 1. Watch all the wedding movies you can find. It doesn’t matter which ones you pick because any wedding movie you see is bound to have more drama than anything you are experiencing (and if not, well, I am so sorry).

Step 2. Find a friend who is not in the wedding party, preferably someone who got married recently. Ask them to listen to you vent about everything and I mean everything.

Step 3. Pick a time when no one is around and turn up the volume on your favorite music. Sing along as loud as you can, even if you can’t keep a tune—especially if you can’t keep a tune.

Step 4. Take a bubble bath. Yeah, I mean a bath with bubbles. Find a bottle of kid-style bubble bath that creates gobs and gobs of bubbles and add enough to your bath to have them overflow.”

Ahh..we are feeling better already…check her out- you’ll thank us later.


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