Women's Lifestyle
The Knot Chicago Weddings Magazine

The Knot Chicago Weddings Magazine Fall/Winter 2018

Buy The Knot Chicago magazine to make wedding planning easier. Find all you need to know about the best Chicago wedding venues, including outdoor wedding venues, wedding cruises, where to have a garden wedding and more.

United States
XO Group Inc.
Read More

in this issue

1 min.
get the look

With its colorful interior and enormous selection of candies, Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York City felt like the perfect location for our fashion and cover shoot full of fun, confectionary dresses.…

1 min.
the knot.com/chicago

REAL WEDDINGS get inspired Browse weddings from across Illinois, including Shelby and Tom’s The Secret Garden–inspired nuptials at Artifact Events in Chicago. Fern-filled buckets lined the alfresco aisle, which led to a wroughtiron altar draped in greenery. Postceremony, guests moved into the venue’s atrium, where all the antiques for sale served as built-in décor. “We wanted to create a woodland look within the city,” Shelby says. GO LOCAL connect with pros and find tips Gather your dream team of local wedding vendors with the help of our Ultimate Wedding Guides at TheKnot.com/chicago. Your state directory has everything you need to know about saying “I do,” from securing your marriage license to statewide marriage stats. Then, connect with planners, photographers and more by searching by region and price in our local Marketplace. BEST OF WEDDINGS Discover the top-rated…

1 min.
sweet love

“What the world needs now is love, sweet love.” Burt Bacharach’s song kept popping into my head as we worked on this issue—especially when we locked ourselves in a candy store overnight to shoot our fashion feature (p. 194). It’s no secret we live in a tough world right now, and at times, it’s hard to see the love—but I’m here to tell you, it’s there and there’s a lot of it. After all, in the 21-year history of The Knot, we’ve helped over 25 million to-be-weds bring together family members and friends to throw epic celebrations of love. And when it’s all said and done, we get to share those moments of laughter, happy tears and pure joy in our magazine, online and on social media to help inspire…

2 min.
plan your wedding on your phone

find your wedding style The first thing you’ll do in our app is take an image-based style quiz to help zero in on your wedding vibe (more on that on the next page). Once complete, you’ll have your very own Wedding Vision that you can easily share with family and local pros with one click. This way, everyone knows exactly what you mean when you say “romantic garden party.” keep organized You’ll find all of your planning to-dos, and when to do them, in the app’s checklist. Best of all, it’s customizable to your celebration. If you’re not hiring an officiant because your uncle is doing the honors, that to-do disappears off your list. Worried about staying on budget? The app’s budgeting tool tells you how much to put toward individual…

1 min.
your wedding vision

Not sure how to define your style and theme? Download The Knot All-In-One Wedding Planner app and take our Style Quiz to get a personalized Wedding Vision. DISCOVER YOUR STYLE No couple is just one set style—instead you’ll get a series of words that describe your wedding vibe. Bonus: You can use this lingo when talking with your pros. PERFECT YOUR COLOR PALETTE Check out the colors that best match your wedding style. And the best part—you can always change them up as you plan. GET PERSONAL RECOMMENDATIONS We’ll take your quiz answers and match you with vendors based on your location, style and budget—starting with your venue. CREATE YOUR VISION All that swiping right will leave you with tons of inspo, which you can add to anytime. Plus there’s room for personalized must-haves (think: late-night taco truck, dog-friendly…

5 min.
ask the knot squad

We tapped our experts for answers to your most pressing questions. STYLE I’m not ready to commit to invitations, but I want to send out my save-the-dates. Do they have to match? CARLEY RONEY: Not at all. It’s important to think about the big picture, but not if it stresses you out (and takes the fun out of planning). Lots of couples send out extra-fun save-the-dates that speak more to their personalities than set a style statement for what’s to come. Send photo save-the-dates using your engagement pictures, or if you’re having lots of guests from out of town, mail personalized luggage tags with your wedding info. If you have a special furry friend, use this as an opportunity to include them in your wedding with a cute photo or illustration, or even…