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How To Make Your Wedding More Eco-Friendly

June is peak time for weddings. Invitations, flowers and food are among the things that drive up the cost. But they also can increase a celebration’s toll on the environment, and for many couples, that’s a big concern.


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Tips For Hosting A Destination Wedding

A destination wedding will offer you a romantic backdrop and allow you to create the wedding of your dreams. There are many factors involved in planning a destination wedding, including destination, timing, guests and things to do in the area.


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Best Bachelorette And Bachelor Party Destinations In The U.S.

Among the best American destinations to travel to for a bachelorette or bachelor party are Las Vegas, Los Angeles, South Beach Miami, New Orleans and New York City.


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11-12-13 A Popular Day For Weddings, Births

It is 11-12-13 on the calendar and that brings special memories to moms giving birth or couple’s tying the knot.



Couples Propose Within Hours Of Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passing

A number of gay and lesbian couples popped the question within hours of the time the legislature acted.



Same-Sex Marriage A Boon For Illinois Wedding Industry

Chicago’s wedding industry is gearing up for a flood of gay couples, now that Illinois is legalizing same-sex marriages.


Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Ryback officiates the wedding of a lesbian couple in Minneapolis, one of 46 same-sex couples to get married at Minneapolis City Hall on Aug. 1, 2013, the day same-sex marriage became legal in Minnesota. (Credit: CBS)

Minneapolis Mayor Urges Same-Sex Couples To Tie The Knot In Gopher State

The mayor of Minneapolis is making no bones about it, he wants same-sex couples to come to Minnesota to spend big bucks on weddings, since they can’t get married yet in Illinois.


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Gay Couples Tie The Knot At Market Days Fest To Support Same-Sex Marriage

The Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago has been offering faux weddings for anyone who wants to stop by their tent at Halsted Street and Belmont Avenue, and get fake-hitched.



Best Wedding Photographers In Chicago

Make your wedding memories picture perfect with the top Chicago-area photographers.


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Cuts To Suburban Courthouse Hours Mean No More Weekend Weddings

Because the suburban Cook County courthouses will be closed on weekends starting next year, there will soon be five fewer options for wedding or civil union ceremonies.

CBS Chicago–12/30/2011

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Guide to Promontory Point

Chicago’s gorgeous lakefront includes 15 public beaches along 26 miles of shoreline. However, between the south side beaches lies a true treasure, know by locals as “The Point.” Promontory Point is a popular wedding site, boasts one of the best views of the Chicago skyline, has great bike trails, and is the only place on the lakefront that fire pits are permitted.


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Guide To Fall Wedding Dresses

Here’s a look at four great finds if you’re a fall wedding guest.



Suburban Issue: Perfect Place to Say “I Do”

Chicago not your style? Don’t worry, the suburbs have you covered as well. Here are the details to look for to make your wedding stand out above the rest.



Guide To: The Perfect Bachelor Party

You don’t have to run off to Vegas to provide the perfect Bachelor Party for yet another one of the guys that’s leaving your single’s group. There are plenty of venues right here in Chicago to ensure that his official last night out is one he will never forget.


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Couples Complain Artwork Will Disrupt Their Wedding Plans

Some brides are finding the wedding they envisioned altered by a rainbow.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2011