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We go against the standard approach; we’re here to help, support, and ensure your day is yours to enjoy!
You will be the Happiest Bride in Chicago, once you hire your very own Head B*tch in Charge!
Our Rule #1 – We smart not hard for our couples and create wholly customized planning support for every single planning piece we make is custom for each couple. Everything is based on each couple we have the honor to work with, including budgets, timelines, ceremony scripts, from scratch to final edits!
Even down to our checklists, they’re custom-drafted and based on what you want and sent out as bit size attainable goals. We want you to enjoy the whole process, from throwing around wild ideas to the last Champagne at your reception. Well, we want you to enjoy the rest of the night as well, but you’re on your own for that one!
We want each one of your guests to be able to enjoy every second of the day. We’re there if anything pops up from wild groomsmen to you name it- we swoop in and will address the situation before it goes sideways on you.
We’re also all about paying it forward. With your permission, we grab any flowers still hanging around after your guests have long gone, give them a little refresh, and hand-deliver them to a local hospice to bring a smile to their residents the following day.
Our keen sense for really understanding our clients’ needs, talent to design events from casually elegant to merely breathtaking all while holding true to the clients’ personalities is unique to HBIC Weddings Beyond the results of an amazing setting for your wedding, our Sr. HBIC, Diane could turn a stressful situation into lighthearted fun, which is what has earned her the reputation as one of the very best in the Chicago wedding industry.
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Hi! Thanks for reaching out! To offer a bit of insight about me, let’s start with the fact that I love to provide solutions for clients and seem to be the go-to person for advice and recommendations for creative ideas that are based on reality.
I’m a Certified Wedding Planner with a background is in production, logistics, and event design, with thousands of events in my rearview mirror. I’m uniquely and fully equipped to execute your wedding plans from the most modern and minimal, to fantasy and whimsy, to downright over the top wedding; I’ve got you covered!
The "been there done that" event experience I bring is because of working in virtually every hotel, church, and wedding venue in the city. I know where mini-coaches can load and unload on a busy street to freight elevator access and how vendors should load in according to the rules of where your big day will happen. This back of house perspective, for me, is frankly, muscle memory.
The HBIC Weddings energy on a client's wedding day is always positive and responsive, all while thinking 2 steps ahead - this is how I roll, as I'm the point person for all of your vendors. The HBIC team and I handle the day's personal touches too, from escort cards to frames filled with your mom's favorite photo of you at 6 years old, to toasting flutes to menu cards – whatever you need, we're on it!