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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 when to book all your beauty appointments and discover workout tips from the wonderful Anna Victoria. There's even a little something for the bridesmaids! Find out the new Bachelorette party trends and themes for a fun and organized bridal gathering. Follow a step-by-step detox and diet from Alexis Wolfer's new book Radiant Bride to have you looking and feeling great leading up to your big day.

We guarantee you will look and feel flawless throughout the festivities when you check out the Do It Yourself facemasks from Radiant Bride. For more brides interested in DIY projects, learn about Chicago's newest bridal app that can save you money and stress on the big day. In this issue you will also see a new cake idea; uncover a magical place to vacation for your honeymoon; and find out how to make your love last beyond newlywed years.

Of course, we continue to feature your wonderful weddings in our Real Weddings section, and we are excited to showcase four beautiful brides that are sure to inspire you. Please continue to send in your Real Weddings submissions' you will find that the guidelines on our website, www.ChicagoBrideMagazine.com. While you're visiting, don't forget to sign up for the fantastic Chicago Bride Fashion Show & Expo on October 16th at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Admission is free with online registration. You'll get to meet with top local wedding experts and vendors, view a fabulous runway fashion show, and enjoy raffle prizes. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram for updates on our shows, as well as more great wedding advice and inspiration.

Happy planning!

Kari Polydoris