(Closed) City vs. Burbs

posted 6 years ago in Chicago
  • poll: Where did you get married & were you happy with that choice
    I was/am a city bride and I'm totally happy with that choice : (14 votes)
    41 %
    I was/am a city bride and I'm not happy with that choice : (1 votes)
    3 %
    I was/am a suburban bride and I'm totally happy with that choice : (12 votes)
    35 %
    I was/am a suburban bride and I'm not happy with that choice : (0 votes)
    I was/am a small town/country bride I'm totally happy with that choice : (4 votes)
    12 %
    I was/am a small town/country bride and I'm not happy with that choice : (0 votes)
    I was/am a beach bride and I'm totally happy with that choice : (0 votes)
    I was/am a beach bride and I'm not happy with that choice : (1 votes)
    3 %
    I was/am a destination bride and I'm totally happy with that choice : (2 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    What about getting married in small towns, the country, or other areas?  The beach?  

    Post # 5
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    3769 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    I’m getting married at Brookfield Zoo so I would consider that the suburbs.  Haven’t gotten married yet but I am very happy so far!  First off I chose the location because of its meaning to my Fiance and I (location of first date) so there wasn’t a lot of weighing the pros and cons, but I do think that it’s cheaper than it would be downtown and there will be less traffic.  A con is that guests will need a shuttle or to drive to the hotel whereas depending on where you are in the city, that would be in walking distance.  Lots of couples like to take wedding party photos at iconic locations downtown as well and we won’t have that, but that wasn’t something I even cared about and I’m looking forward to taking pictures around the zoo 🙂

    Post # 6
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    1285 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I was a city bride and am very happy that I was. We both lived in the city, met in the city and now live together in the city.
    The Pros:
    Easy to get to, I was able to swing by anytime.
    Wide choice of amazing vendors
    The out of town guests loved staying in the city, we even set them up with a tour of the city before the wedding
    Many out of the box locations (we aren’t the big hall/country club type of people)
    We chose a location that allowed us to do everything on our own (we chose each vendor, so cheaper and more our style)

    Cons:
    It is more expensive
    We chose a location that allowed us to do everything on our own (lots of work!)
    The hotels for our guests were more expensive
    Caterers need special licenses to work in Chicago

    While I have been to some amazing and stunning weddings both in the city and in the burbs, I am happy with my choice and feel very lucky to have had a city wedding.

    Post # 7
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    2192 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    There was no way we were going to get married in the suburbs.  Just not us!  Our whole life is downtown.  I truly think Chicago is one of the best cities in the world and has so much to offer.  A lot of the time living there we don’t remember that so having our wedding there allowed us to showcase our city.

    Pros –

    • gorgeous views of the lake, museum campus, skyline from a picture perfect garden in Grant Park for our ceremony
    • fun pictures at our favorite places
    • trolleys are just so much more fun than a limo!
    • reception in historic building designed by Daniel Burnham
    • variety of vendors to choose from
    • our guests getting to spend time in Chicago

    Cons – 

    • Expensive!  Venues were the same price as the suburbs BUT everyone adds on prices for delivery downtown
    • Valet parking, sorry folks parking is not free

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