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The Knot Chicago Weddings Magazine

Fall/Winter 2020

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in this issue

1 min
get the look

COVER Dress in sizes up to 20, price upon request, Viktor-Rolf.com; shoes, $975, JimmyChoo.com COVER Suit in sizes up to 32, $2,517, Justin Alexander.com; earrings, $75, KennethJayLane.com; shoes, $425, Stuart Weitzman.com; dress in sizes up to 20, price upon request, Viktor-Rolf.com; earrings, $295, LeleSadoughi.com; shoes, Manolo Blahnik courtesy of Albright Fashion Library COVER Suit in sizes up to 32, $2,517, JustinAlexander.com; earrings, $75, KennethJayLane.com; engagement ring, price upon request, LaurenAddison.com…

1 min
chic in the city

HAUTE MEAL Photographer Chris Craymer snaps a shot of our model snacking on a pretzel from a real food cart in downtown NYC. FOOTWEAR FETISH The best part about short dresses? The statement shoe moments, of course. We had upward of 50 stunning pairs on set. SIP, SIP, HOORAY Our models had a blast shaking up several bottles of bubbly—and letting the corks fly—on the steps of city hall. NYC City Hall Weddings Fun facts about our shoot theme. The New York City Marriage Bureau in downtown Manhattan hosts tens of thousands of weddings. A ceremony costs just $25 and requires no reservations. BEHIND THE SCENES: COURTESY OF AUDREE KATE LOPEZ; COURTHOUSE ICON: PEDRO SANTOS NOUN PROJECT…

1 min
the knot digital download

Real Weddings GET INSPIRED For their Harold Washington Library Center wedding, Roshni and Elliot combined Indian, Italian and American traditions. To honor her Indian heritage, Roshni wore a custom lehenga, her grandmother’s diamond earrings and her mom’s gold necklace. For his part, Elliot rocked a navy tux and suede loafers with no socks. The couple’s celebration included Western vows and pasta at their sangeet. LOCAL LOWDOWN Gather your dream team of local wedding vendors with the help of our Ultimate Wedding Guides at TheKnot.com/chicago. You can connect with planners, photographers and other vendors by searching by region and price in our local Marketplace. Your state directory has everything you need to know to get married, even where and how to secure a marriage license. You’ll also discover real wedding inspiration from other Chicago couples. BEST…

2 min
we’re in this together

As we go to press, an unprecedented pandemic is impacting our country in ways we’ve never experienced before. Schools and stores are closed, and working from home has become the new normal. Another reality? Canceled weddings. My deepest hope is that by the time this issue hits stands, our world is seemingly back to normal, but I know the repercussions of this will be felt for months. So while we all work to rebuild our way of life, we want you to know that The Knot is here for you via social (@theknot), online (TheKnot.com) and in these pages. Whether you’re forced to reschedule your wedding day or simply feel behind on planning due to weeks of social distancing, we’re here for you. We created the content of these pages…

2 min
congratulations you’re engaged!

1 NAIL DOWN THE BUDGET Envision your wedding and decide how much you want to spend (and who else will be contributing). 2 BOOK A VENUE Search for the perfect place to celebrate, keeping budget and guest count in mind. Then set the date. 3 GATHER YOUR CREW Ask your besties to stand by you at the altar and in the months leading up to your day. 4 HIRE YOUR TEAM Research and book pros—anyone you have to have should be locked in ASAP. 5 DECIDE WHAT TO WEAR Shop for your attire and schedule necessary fitting—don’t forget accessories. Choose what your wedding party will wear too. 6 REGISTER + CREATE A WEBSITE Head to TheKnot.com to start a wish list and site. Share the link so guests are in on the details, like room blocks. 7 BUY YOUR WEDDING PAPER Select invites,…

3 min
we’ve got you and you’ve got this!

1 FIND YOUR WEDDING STYLE We know—you’re probably wondering where you should even start (totally normal, btw). First, download our app and take our Style Quiz. It’s a fun way to help zero in on your vibe, (think: industrial with bohemian details). We’ll generate your very own Wedding Vision (more on that on the next page). EDITOR TIP Think about what you love as a couple—are you homebodies or always looking for an excuse to dress up and hit the dance floor? Your wedding should be a true reflection of who you are, so let your personalities lead your style. 2 KEEP ORGANIZED Not sure what to do when? Look no further than our totally customizable checklist. If you’re asking your future brother-in-law to officiate, you can cross “find an officiant” off your to-do…