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Past articles by Katie:

BRIDES Chicago: Top Wedding Stylists for Your Wedding Fashion

Four Chicago style gurus dish on why hiring a stylist while planning your wedding is absolutely essential. → Read More

Tips for Buying the Engagement Ring from One of Chicago's Finest Jewelers

We sat down with Lester Lampert Jewelers to get the inside scoop on how to land the engagement ring of your dreams. Trust us — it is within reach! → Read More

BRIDES Chicago: How to Pick the Perfect Piece of Bridal Lingerie

Not sure where to start when buying the perfect piece of lingerie for your best friend’s bridal shower? We’ve got you covered! → Read More

Sister's Wedding Planning: How to Not Ruin a Family Relationship When Simultaneously Planning Weddings

It’s you’re time to shine but what should you do when you have to share the spotlight with your own sister? → Read More

You Weren't Asked to Be a Bridesmaid But Keep Getting Tapped for Help

You aren’t a bridesmaid but you’re bride keeps asking you to complete bridesmaid tasks, how should you deal? → Read More

How to Honor a Deceased Relative at Your Wedding

Here’s how honoring a deceased loved one during your wedding can help turn a sad situation into a peaceful memory. → Read More

Top Men's Shops for a Custom Wedding Suit in Chicago

These Chicago custom suit shops will definitely help you create a one-of-a-kind suit for your one-in-a-million beau on the big day. → Read More

What to Do When You and Your Husband Can't Afford Your Dream Honeymoon

You may not be able to fly to Fiji, but here’s why it’s simply the time spent with your new spouse that truly matters. → Read More

What to Do If You Regret Not Asking a Friend to Be a Bridesmaid

You thought your bridal party was perfect until you realize one very important person is missing. Is it ever ok to make late additions to the bridal party? → Read More

One of My Bridesmaids Is Pregnant. Hooray! Now What?

If one of your bridesmaids has a baby on board, here’s how broach the potentially awkward subject. → Read More

Is His Mother Making Wedding Planning a Nightmare? Here's How to Handle Your Future Mother-in-Law

Here’s how to manage his mom’s rude behavior in time for a fight-free wedding day. → Read More

Do You Have to Host a Brunch the Day After the Wedding?

Our experts weigh in on the pros and cons of a post-wedding brunch, and whether or not it’s right for you. → Read More

Help! One of My Guests Arrived With an Uninvited Plus-One

Resist the urge to lose your cool and let your mom or particularly bold bridesmaid handle it (that’s what they’re there for right?) → Read More

BRIDES Chicago: What You Need to Know Before Booking Wedding Beauty Services

The ladies behind Chicago’s Stylisted spill the deets on the city’s wedding beauty services. → Read More

Who Do We Have to Send Announcements to If We Decide to Elope?

A personal announcement will make your close family and friends feel included in your day. → Read More

When Should You Start to Invite Your Wedding Guest B-List?

Things can get rather tricky when it comes to navigating your B-list. Here’s what you need to know about sending secondary invites — without offending your guests. → Read More

Something Happened to Your Dress the Day of the Wedding: Here's What to Do

You don’t even what to think about it, but in case of a day-of dress disaster, here’s your go-to emergency plan. → Read More

What's an Appropriate Number of Dining Options to Give Wedding Guests If You're Having a Plated Dinner?

You’re not going to be able to please all of your guests, but you can please yourself and your groom, which is the most important. → Read More

How Late Should You Stay at Your Wedding?

Should you party ‘til dawn or pull a Cinderella and be home by midnight? → Read More

What to Do When Your Boyfriend Wants Your Input on the Engagement Ring, But You Want to Be Surprised

It’s a tricky situation when your almost-fiancé is desperate for some ring advice, while you’ve been dreaming of a surprise proposal — but here’s how to handle it. → Read More