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Editors Note
Feel The Love
Congratulations on your engagement! We are thrilled to be a part of your wedding planning process.

Here at Chicago Bride, we are dedicated to providing you with resources that will make your wedding preparation run as smoothly as possible. That’s why we have plenty of amazing advice to ensure that the journey to your special day is as exciting and enjoyable as the day you got engaged!

In this issue, we start from the very beginning with a wedding planner checklist. You’ll learn how to craft your perfect and unique wedding registry to ensure you begin your married life in style. You’ll find what four things to do right after you get engaged to get you started on the right track. There’s even something for the groom! Find out how to choose the best man and the perfect tux.

We guarantee you will look flawless in your gown if you shop at Bella Spouse Bridal Boutique. They have wedding gowns to fit your body shape and size, but also to fit your unique style. You’ll also learn five new ways to more beautiful, healthy hair with by NYC hair stylist, tips to picking wedding jewelry that compliments your dress and new items to keep you calm and cozy during the chaos.

You’ll discover tons of tips on all things money. Learn about a new way to spend money on your wedding day with a new wedding gift card, and what special wedding expenses are worth the splurge. You will also learn how to scale back on certain wedding cost, tips and tricks on budgeting from a personal expert, and a new cool way to go over finances with your new partner.

Of course, we continue to feature your wonderful weddings in our Real Weddings section, and we are excited to showcase a beautiful and talented Newlywed: Elena Victoria. Find out about Elena’s clothing line and how she designed and sewed her very own wedding gown! Please continue to send in your Real Weddings submissions–you will find that the guidelines on our website, www.ChicagoBrideMagazine.com.

In this issue you will also find two beautiful venues to host special events, uncover a magical place to vacation for you honeymoon, a new interactive photo album to view photos from your day and how to pack for a honeymoon or other weddings!

Happy planning!

Kari Polydoris