Ask the Expert: I Want Really Simple Centerpieces For My Wedding—Should I Just Do Them Myself?

Jennifer Baumann Photography

Jennifer Baumann Photography

Question: I’d like my wedding-day centerpieces to be really simple—I’m pretty much just picturing lots of bunches of babies breath. Is it annoying for a florist to be hired for a relatively uncreative job like this? And would it maybe even be cheaper if I just did the flowers myself in this case?

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The Wedding Factor is Moving to Headhouse Square—And the Shop is Selling Evening Wear Now, Too!

We love this embellished Berta gown.

We love this embellished Berta gown.

In today’s local wedding news, we bring you the exciting announcement that The Wedding Factor—the bridal shop and event planning company that first debuted back in 2013—is moving from its current location in Logan Square to a new, larger space on South Street in Headhouse Square.

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Multi-Destination Honeymoons Are the Latest Trend Among Newlyweds

iStockphoto.com/DragonImages

iStockphoto.com/DragonImages

If you and your to-be are planning to hit up multiple destinations during your post-nuptial getaway, you’ve already caught on to a growing trend among newlyweds.

New research from the folks over at Starwood’s Westin Hotels & Resorts has revealed that couples have totally changed the way they travel—starting with their honeymoon itineraries. 

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Budgeting for Other People’s Weddings

iStockphoto.com/Ulrich Schade

iStockphoto.com/Ulrich Schade

No matter how many times we write about the ever-escalating cost of being a wedding guest, our jaws continue to hit the floor whenever the latest stats are revealed. We’re still reeling from last year’s average—a whopping $673 per wedding—so you can imagine our reaction when we learned that the number has inched higher yet again.

Get this: In 2016, Americans can expect to spend, on average, $703 per wedding they attend (that’s a 5 percent increase from last year). And it’s even steeper for millennials—they should be prepared to fork over $893. The number creep upwards even more so if you’re in the bridal party or a family member of either the bride or groom.

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Meet Rabbit Rabbit Crew, the Local Event Planning & Paper Goods Company We’re Loving Right Now

Here's a look at Rabbit Rabbit Crew's paper goods.

Here’s a look at Rabbit Rabbit Crew’s paper goods.

Every so often we’re introduced to new local wedding pro who is not yet on our radar—and when it turns out they’re pretty fab, our immediate next step, of course, is to introduce them to you. That was the case with Rabbit Rabbit Crew, a team of event planners and graphic designers that’s cranking out some seriously cool events and paper goods.

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