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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 discover a new platform to rent out beautiful and unique spaces for an engagement party, wedding shower or any festivity that go with getting married. You’ll learn when to book all your beauty appointments and how to craft your perfect and unique wedding registry to ensure you begin your married life in style.

For the adventures bride: learn everything about how to plan a perfect destination wedding and make all your dreams come true. 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. We have also included some tips on how to pick a gown that flatters you and all your curves.

In this issue, we feature a beautiful and talented designer: Elena Victoria. Find out about Elena’s clothing line and how she designed and sewed her very own wedding gown! She could even craft your dream gown.

You will uncover a magical place to vacation for your honeymoon, and learn about all things money. Such as, what wedding expenses are worth the splurge, and tricks on budgeting during this crazy time.

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. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Pinterest and Instagram for updates on our shows, as well as more great wedding advice and inspiration.

Happy planning!

Kari Polydoris