Selecting Your Wedding Date

The timeline for planning a wedding is different for everyone, but give yourself time for proper preparation. There’s no need to ruin an exciting experience by overwhelming yourself with a tight deadline.
The date needs to work not only for you , but also for immediate family and close friends. When selecting a date, decide on the time of year you want to get married since this will set the stage for the design, food, flowers, color scheme even décor. The top months to get married are June, July, August and September but weddings are year-round affairs.

Image Via Etsy

Image Via Etsy

Once you’ve narrowed down a time frame, you can choose which day of the week. While Saturdays are the most favored day of the week to get married, weekdays have grown tremendously in popularity. While the rest of us were at work, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel tied the knot on a Thursday back in 2012.


Yes, planning a wedding can be overwhelming, but it can also be one of the most exciting experiences of your life if you stay organized, relaxed and most importantly – remember to have fun!

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Wedding Salon Chicago Recap

On Monday night Wedding Salon greeted over 450 couples to discover the latest trends and resources for their weddings while mingling with top names in the industry.


Representatives from Some of the hottest locations for destination weddings & honeymoons including Fiesta Americana, Hard Rock Hotel at Riviera Maya, Atlantis Paradise Island, The Villa Group and Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons shared their expertise.


Couples discovered travel hot spots including Aruba, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Tahiti.

Make-up artists from Blink Mobile Spa, who have worked with celebrities including Angelina Jolie, performed makeovers and hair trials while ManiCube provided mini-manis from their station.


Gowns from Jenny Yoo and Bella Bridesmaids were featured as well as tuxedos from Alton Lane. Thankfully, FotoFavors was there to capture all the fun while couples tasted the latest flavors from Black Dog Gelato.


Our guests didn’t leave empty handed either. The gift bags featured treats from KIND snacks, the latest bridal magazines and lavish beauty products including Essie nail polish.

We had so much fun in the Windy City. Can’t wait for next year to do it all over again.


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Keeping Up with the Fashionistas

If you’re a fashion devotee in the windy city, we’ve got just the website for you. Fashionista Chicago is one of the hottest style resources on the map according to Refinery29 and Chicago Tribune . Nicole Brashear started the style blog back in 2009 to help others discover emerging independent designers and hidden boutiques.

Nicole Brashear wearing designer Borris Powell

Fashionista Chicago features a handful of emerging designers each day and in November 2013, they launched an e-shop to help simplify the process of reading and shopping. Now you can purchase what’s being talked about all in one place.

Image via Fashionista Chicago

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You’re Engaged, Now What?

The effort that goes into planning a soiree as fabulous as a wedding can be overwhelming. To avoid getting stressed, you must get organized and one of the best ways to do this is with a binder. Store all of your magazine tear-outs, pictures, contracts and everything in between. It will serve as your holy grail for the entire planning process.


Image via Gloria Joy

Image via Gloria Joy

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Wedding Salon hits the Windy City

Wedding Salon is gearing up for our annual Chicago Showcase on Monday, October 13th and we’ve got quite the show lined up for our brides and grooms to be.  


Satisfy your sweet tooth with cotton candy from Spin-Spun and sip on cocktails from 360 Vodka and Tequila Rose  while discovering creative vendors for your weddings.

Discover dream wedding and honeymoon ideas from Disney Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons and explore top spots including Aruba, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Tahiti.


Preview Men’s formal-wear by Alton Lane and gown couture gown displays from Jenny Yoo, Nicole Miller and Bella Bridesmaids.


Head over to our health and beauty suite for makeovers by Cheryl Renella, Celebrity makeup artist to stars including Angelina Jolie & co-owner of Blink Mobile Spa


You will also have a chance to score the ultimate goody bag featuring Essie, Supersmile and so much more!

Don’t miss out on this one night event and the opportunity to interact with top vendors and local favorites! We’ll see you there.

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Save The Date: Wedding Salon Chicago

The change in season always means one thing: Wedding Salon is coming to Windy City! Join us on Monday, October 13th at the InterContinental Chicago and spoil yourself with a luxurious evening of top wedding vendors and a whole lot of glitz and glamour.

Reception Table Display designed by the InterContinental Chicago

Reception Table Display designed by the InterContinental Chicago

Indulge in our beauty suite with makeovers from The Beauty Crew and Blink Mobile Spa. Afterwards, stop by ManiCube’s mini-mani station for a little file, style, and polish!


Don’t miss a chance to meet with Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings and top spots  including Aruba, Tahiti, Mexico and Puerto Rico to start planning your perfect destination wedding or honeymoon vacation.

There will also be cake tastings, delicious cocktails, giveaways, gorgeous reception tables, registries and so much more.


Don’t leave empty handed. Score one of our luxe goody bags featuring products by Essie, Supersmile, Rosebud Perfume Company and the latest magazines! RSVP now at

See you there!

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