How to Incorporate Chicago into your Wedding Day!

I think we can all agree that Chicago is simply amazing. Are you looking for ways to incorporate more of the Windy City into your wedding day?  Look no further!
Chicago themed wedding invitations are SO cute and add a level of anticipation for your guests, especially if many of them are coming from out of town!

041811 Chicago themed Invitations Hello Lucky Via Hello Lucky

Traffic in town can be terrible (not to mention parking a nightmare). Hire an old-fashioned trolley to transport your bridal party and guests from the ceremony to the reception.

041811 chicago trolley wedding via Heather Parker

We have one of the best skylines  in the world (if not the best!), so why not incorporate it into the design of the day? Use it on everything from your invitations, to ceremony programs, menus, or even a custom gobo on the dance floor or wall!

041811 custom wedding gobo chicago skyline monogram Secondprint Productions

Instead of traditional table numbers, you can name your tables after your favorite Chicago attractions. Use complimentary postcards or landmark photos to serve as table markers.

041811 Chicago themed table numbers Kio Kreations 2-horz via Kio Kreations

With upscale restaurants such as Alinea, Tru, and Graham Elliot, we have a lock on innovative food. But don’t overlook our traditional offerings! Host your rehearsal dinner somewhere like Gino’s East for some Chicago style deep dish… or surprise your guests at the end of your reception with a Chicago-style hot dog cart. (Just remember to skip the ketchup!)

041811 georgetown-wedding-photography-33 hot dog cart Via Laurel McConnell Photography

Who doesn’t love Garrett’s popcorn?!?! These mini bags of The Chicago Mix are perfect for favors!
041811 Garretts Popcorn favors chicago Slack Photography 

Or how about commemorating your wedding date and city with a unique poster from Alexander & Co, which you can customize with your names, date, wedding venue, colors, fonts, and even hair color (if your chosen print features people)! Super cool and vintage… I want one too! They can even be used as guests books by adding a mat frame for your guests to sign (so they don’t ruin this beautiful art!)

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A word to the wise… a few Chicago-themed touches are sweet, but trying to incorporate all of them would be overkill! Pick your absolute faves for maximum impact. Have fun!

 

 

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