5 Chicago Venues with City Skyline Views
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by Laura Reitsma
1w ago
Photo: Anna Zajac We get it, the Chicago Skyline is gorgeous! As Chicago Wedding Planners, we always love those sunny, clear, blue sky days. It’s truly the most iconic way to say “Chicago Wedding.” We have designed, and coordinated tons of weddings in the city, and we never get tired of it. From our experience, here are personal 5 favorite venues with views of the skyline. The Skydeck at Lacuna Events Photo: Sprung Photo Located in the west loop, this artsy venue has a gorgeous rooftop deck that looks directly towards the Chicago Skyline. It’s the perfect spot if you want the skyline to be y ..read more
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Floral Alternatives for Wedding Tablescapes
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by Laura Reitsma
2w ago
Photo: Juancho SC Photography Are you not the biggest fan of floral arrangements for your wedding tables? Are you looking for more sustainable options? Are you trying to find creative ways of lowering your budget? As Chicago based wedding planners, we have designed many non-traditional weddings, and have guided many clients towards creative tablescapes. Please know, your tables can be just as beautiful, personal, and decorated without flowers. There really are no limits to what you can use to decorate your tables! If it falls into your design or theme, then use them! That being said, here are ..read more
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Emily and Alex's Chic City Garden Wedding
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by Laura Reitsma
1M ago
Emily and Alex had a gorgeous wedding at Cafe Brauer in Lincoln Park. The vibes were a chill garden celebration, with an emphasis on celebrating love and family. When they inquired, they discussed their vision to be “Backyard wedding vibes, casual and easy going; a boozy and bougie backyard celebration.” “Quality over quantity is my ideal wedding aesthetic…a day buzzing with love and happiness is simply what we're going for. After a few years of loss in my family…it's important to me that we feel surrounded by those those closest to us on our big day and are able to begin a new happy chapter ..read more
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To Have a Wedding Party, Or Not to Have A Wedding Party?
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by Laura Reitsma
1M ago
Photo: Andrea Godfrey To have a wedding party, or to not have a wedding party, that is the question. As a Wedding production company based in Chicago, we have designed weddings with none, to tons! In the end, it’s all up to you if you want a wedding party. We are pro party, and pro just couple. If you are on the fence, here are some things to consider: Attire The more folks on your wedding party the more you will have to coordinate attire. If you want everyone to wear the same thing, then there are more budgets and styles you need to consider. It really can be stressful trying to coordinate ..read more
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How to Elevate Your Wedding Food and Bar Menu
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by Laura Reitsma
2M ago
Photo: Megan Saul At Fierce Productions, we believe your wedding menu should be as unique and memorable as your love story. As seasoned wedding planners based in Chicago, we’ve seen firsthand how the right culinary choices can transform an event. Here are some innovative ideas to elevate your food and bar menu that will leave your guests raving for years to come: Menu Selection When it comes to selecting your menu, you don’t have to keep with the more traditional “steak, chicken, pasta.” You can pick whatever. A way to elevate your dinner is to potentially create a menu based on the theme of ..read more
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Alex and Cameron's Parisian School House Wedding
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by Laura Reitsma
3M ago
Fierce Productions is all about designing unique and non traditional events. Well, we had the privilege of creating a unique and memorable wedding for Alex and Cameron at The School House Chicago. The wedding’s theme, “Romantic Parisian School Drop Out,” set the stage for an extraordinary affair. Guests were whisked away into a chic, scholarly realm, complete with actors, personal flags, and captivating digital presentations. The ambiance of a Parisian soirée was brought to life with a candlelit dinner amidst a library of dreams, adorned with astrology motifs and shimmering tinsel, creating ..read more
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Hidden Fees to Look for When Wedding Planning
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by Laura Reitsma
3M ago
Photo: Golden Hours Weddings Weddings are stressful and tend to be more on the expensive side. We get it. We always say a “wedding is a luxury.” The actual legal paperwork is what makes a marriage official. If you are planning a wedding, it’s always necessary to create a budget to make sure you know your priorities, and don’t over spend. Sometimes there are those “hidden fees” that can increase your budget unknowingly. When you work with Fierce Productions, we use a wedding planning system that helps track your budget, and avoid those fees from creeping up. That being said, here are a few “hi ..read more
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How do Wedding Room Blocks Work?
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by Laura Reitsma
4M ago
Photo: Megan Saul Photography You've likely encountered the term "room block" before, but you may be wondering, "What exactly is that?" Or you may be feeling apprehensive about the process. Fear not! Hotel room blocks are more straightforward than they seem. Drawing from our expertise as wedding planners in Chicago, the Fierce Productions team has navigated countless couples through the process of securing room blocks. Here's a glimpse into what you need to know: What is a Hotel Room Block? In simple terms, it’s a number of rooms a hotel will physically “block out” for you and your guests. Sa ..read more
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How to Throw a Successful Fundraising Event
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by Laura Reitsma
5M ago
Photo: Sprung Photography Throwing a successful fundraising event is an incredibly important part for your non-profit or charity. This is the time to show your donors where their money is going to, and how they are helping your company. As event planners, we have planned many amazing fundraisers that have raised a-lot of money for their non-profits. Here are a few steps we’d love to share to make your fundraiser successful: Step 1: Set a Budget In order to raise a profit the first thing you want to do is set a budget. Setting a budget will help you calculate how much money you want to spend ..read more
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Olivia and Austin's Colorful Carnival Wedding
Fierce Productions Blog
by Laura Reitsma
5M ago
Olivia and Austin's love story began in college when Olivia's roommate set them up on a romantic date. Their journey, featured in the New York Times, led them to envision a wedding that breaks away from tradition. When they approached us at Fierce Productions to design their special day, we were thrilled. Their desire for an elevated, interactive experience was clear from the start. “We were thinking of a carnival theme (games, food trucks, fun!), but basically, the goal is to give attendees other fun things to do besides sitting and eating.” At Fierce Productions, we love the concept of in ..read more
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