BRIDES Chicago: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Married In the Windy City

Chicago, Local, Planning Tips

Getting married in the Windy City? Here are a few of our favorite Chicago-themed wedding ideas to incorporate into your celebration.

Welcome Bags (above): Introduce your out-of-town guests to the city with a welcome bag filled with made-in-Chicago treats, like Garrett's Popcorn, Goose Island root beer, and Frango mints.

Envelope Liner: Mail your wedding invitation in an envelope lined with an illustration of the city's iconic skyline.

Chicago wedding ideas

Photo: Ann & Kam

Subway Seating Chart: This clever couple turned the Chicago train map into a reception seating chart; dinner tables were each named after a different train line.

Ferris Wheel Escort Card Display: For his daughter's wedding, the bride's father created this giant escort-card board depicting a photo of the Ferris wheel at Navy Pier.

Chicago wedding ideas

Photo: Ann & Kam

Dance-Floor Gobo: Wow your guests by hiring a lighting designer to project a gobo of the Chicago skyline onto the dance floor during your first dance.

DIY Cake Topper: Here's an easy and affordable cake-topper idea — Legos constructed to resemble Willis Tower and the John Hancock Center.

Want more ideas and inspiration for planning your Chicago wedding? Tap one of these Chicago wedding experts to help coordinate your big day!

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