Big City Events

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  • 954 W Webster Ave

    Chicago, IL 60614

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  • 773-525-7526

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SUSAN CORDOGAN, IS THE CHICAGO "BIG CITY BRIDE" A PROSTITUTION RING?
Watch out brides! And grooms! Your Chicago neighborhood wedding planner could turn your wedding day into a sex party. And your wedding planner could be running a prostitution ring, according to a confidential source who's contributed to this article! (For more information, check out www.chicagobigcitybride.com)
SUSAN CORDOGAN, the owner behind a formerly obscure BIG CITY BRIDE, AKA, BIG CITY EVENTS, IS A CONVICTED CHILD MOLESTER AND SERIAL SEXUAL PREDATOR, according to the source. As if that's not enough, Susan Cordogan also runs a call girl service that masquerades as a wedding planner in Chicago! Rent a bride by the hour? You bet!
Big City Bride is the perfect wedding planner for you IF you fancy a sexual predator planning your wedding, potentially exposing your children and other young guests to sexual assault and, having that burnt in their memory for life.
THE NASSAU GUARDIAN reported that Susan Cordogan, president of Big City Bride, is a convicted sex offender with a colorful history of offenses in the Bahamas and elsewhere!
Shocking, shocked; it's shocking!
"I was shocked by the discovery after my appointment with Susan to engage her services," said the confidential source who's about to be married next month. "I did some research on her and unexpectedly the ugly background came out!" According to THE NASSAU GUARDIAN, Susan Cordogan was convicted of multiple counts of aggravated sexual assaults on at least two minors while vacationing in the Bahamas.
It's reported by the THE NASSAU GUARDIAN that Susan Cordogan was guilty of molesting two young hotel workers under the ages of 16 and 15 respectively at the Cove Eleuthera, and was subsequently sentenced to five years in a Bahamian prison in 2008, after which she was deported back to the U.S.
"The Cove Eleuthera's lack of safety measures to protect staff is being blamed after two young male employees were allegedly molested on November 10 by an American woman named Susan Cordogan."
"The women, who stayed at the hotel, allegedly called for room service, which was delivered by two young hotel workers that were working there part-time. When the young waiters got to the room, Susan Cordogan was alone and propositioned them and asked them to entertain her. The young waiters told reporters that Susan Cordogan tried to undress them, unbuttoning their pants and putting her hands on their genitals. Susan Cordogan also threatened to file a complaint with the hotel and have them fired if they did not oblige."

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SUSAN CORDOGAN, IS THE CHICAGO "BIG CITY BRIDE" A PROSTITUTION RING?
Watch out brides! And grooms! Your Chicago neighborhood wedding planner could turn your wedding day into a sex party. And your wedding planner could be running a prostitution ring, according to a confidential source who's contributed to this article! (For more information, check out www.chicagobigcitybride.com)
SUSAN CORDOGAN, the owner behind a formerly obscure BIG CITY BRIDE, AKA, BIG CITY EVENTS, IS A CONVICTED CHILD MOLESTER AND SERIAL SEXUAL PREDATOR, according to the source. As if that's not enough, Susan Cordogan also runs a call girl service that masquerades as a wedding planner in Chicago! Rent a bride by the hour? You bet!
Big City Bride is the perfect wedding planner for you IF you fancy a sexual predator planning your wedding, potentially exposing your children and other young guests to sexual assault and, having that burnt in their memory for life.
THE NASSAU GUARDIAN reported that Susan Cordogan, president of Big City Bride, is a convicted sex offender with a colorful history of offenses in the Bahamas and elsewhere!
Shocking, shocked; it's shocking!
"I was shocked by the discovery after my appointment with Susan to engage her services," said the confidential source who's about to be married next month. "I did some research on her and unexpectedly the ugly background came out!" According to THE NASSAU GUARDIAN, Susan Cordogan was convicted of multiple counts of aggravated sexual assaults on at least two minors while vacationing in the Bahamas.
It's reported by the THE NASSAU GUARDIAN that Susan Cordogan was guilty of molesting two young hotel workers under the ages of 16 and 15 respectively at the Cove Eleuthera, and was subsequently sentenced to five years in a Bahamian prison in 2008, after which she was deported back to the U.S.
"The Cove Eleuthera's lack of safety measures to protect staff is being blamed after two young male employees were allegedly molested on November 10 by an American woman named Susan Cordogan."
"The women, who stayed at the hotel, allegedly called for room service, which was delivered by two young hotel workers that were working there part-time. When the young waiters got to the room, Susan Cordogan was alone and propositioned them and asked them to entertain her. The young waiters told reporters that Susan Cordogan tried to undress them, unbuttoning their pants and putting her hands on their genitals. Susan Cordogan also threatened to file a complaint with the hotel and have them fired if they did not oblige."

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Some people are lucky enough to find the job for which they have a passion and at which they are extremely good. That describes Claire Weller, wedding planner at Big City Bride. My wife and I, for our daughter's wedding, were lucky

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Some people are lucky enough to find the job for which they have a passion and at which they are extremely good. That describes Claire Weller, wedding planner at Big City Bride. My wife and I, for our daughter's wedding, were lucky

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As a bride and an on air TV personality, I demand perfection. Big City Bride over delivered on their end and I am proud to say we work hired them for our big day. From start to finish they handled our wedding like champs.

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As a bride and an on air TV personality, I demand perfection. Big City Bride over delivered on their end and I am proud to say we work hired them for our big day. From start to finish they handled our wedding like champs.

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I got married back in August and am just now getting around to writing a review for the amazing Chrissy at Big City Bride because I can't figure out what to say except that I owe her my entire perfect wedding weekend. As an out of town

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I got married back in August and am just now getting around to writing a review for the amazing Chrissy at Big City Bride because I can't figure out what to say except that I owe her my entire perfect wedding weekend. As an out of town

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This was my first experience with a wedding planner, so maybe I shouldn't be saying this - but Chrissy Magliano has to be the best planner in town. She made my daughter's wedding day picture perfect. Ok, she wasn't responsible for the 75

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This was my first experience with a wedding planner, so maybe I shouldn't be saying this - but Chrissy Magliano has to be the best planner in town. She made my daughter's wedding day picture perfect. Ok, she wasn't responsible for the 75

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We worked with Big City Bride throughout our engagement year to plan our wedding. This was quite possibly the best investment and decision we made throughout the entire wedding process, and we strongly recommend working with BCB to engaged

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We worked with Big City Bride throughout our engagement year to plan our wedding. This was quite possibly the best investment and decision we made throughout the entire wedding process, and we strongly recommend working with BCB to engaged

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*Claire Weller* and the entire Big City Bride team were incredible to work with on my long distance wedding. I live in NYC and working with them made planning my Chicago wedding a breeze. Big City Bride's list of vendors are top notch

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*Claire Weller* and the entire Big City Bride team were incredible to work with on my long distance wedding. I live in NYC and working with them made planning my Chicago wedding a breeze. Big City Bride's list of vendors are top notch

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As Eddie and I sit reflecting on our special day, we find ourselves bowed over in smiles and laughter as we reminisce of the many highlights. We are truly in awe of how special our wedding day really was! Needless to say we

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As Eddie and I sit reflecting on our special day, we find ourselves bowed over in smiles and laughter as we reminisce of the many highlights. We are truly in awe of how special our wedding day really was! Needless to say we

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We cannot thank Chrissy, and the Big City Bride team, enough for planning and executing the most amazing wedding experience one can have. Our wedding day was PERFECT, and we would not change a thing. That is a testament to Chrissys

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We cannot thank Chrissy, and the Big City Bride team, enough for planning and executing the most amazing wedding experience one can have. Our wedding day was PERFECT, and we would not change a thing. That is a testament to Chrissys

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Susan was absolutely essential in making our wedding possible, especially since we live in NYC and were planning from afar. She gave us great vendors to choose from and made it easy for us to meet everyone without having to make a lot of

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Susan was absolutely essential in making our wedding possible, especially since we live in NYC and were planning from afar. She gave us great vendors to choose from and made it easy for us to meet everyone without having to make a lot of

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Perfection, seamless, flawless and exact execution. Those are just some of the adjectives I can use when it comes to Big City Bride especially Chrissy Magliano. The BCB team is always welcoming, warm and friendly. Having a Type-A

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Perfection, seamless, flawless and exact execution. Those are just some of the adjectives I can use when it comes to Big City Bride especially Chrissy Magliano. The BCB team is always welcoming, warm and friendly. Having a Type-A

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Darcey and Big City Brides is a must-hire for wedding planning! We reached out to Darcey six months prior to our wedding. She was so helpful in recommending vendors and ideas; as a busy working couple, we can't imagine not having her

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Darcey and Big City Brides is a must-hire for wedding planning! We reached out to Darcey six months prior to our wedding. She was so helpful in recommending vendors and ideas; as a busy working couple, we can't imagine not having her

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Claire Weller at Big City Bride made our wedding day wonderful! My family and my husband's family could not be happier with her sense of style, financial savvy, and organizational brilliance. Claire connected us with fantastic and

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Claire Weller at Big City Bride made our wedding day wonderful! My family and my husband's family could not be happier with her sense of style, financial savvy, and organizational brilliance. Claire connected us with fantastic and

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We loved BCB and specifically Claire! After recently moving to Chicago, we signed up for the "grand plan" package which included a day trip around the city checking out venues, vendor meet and greets and help designing a custom menu for

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We loved BCB and specifically Claire! After recently moving to Chicago, we signed up for the "grand plan" package which included a day trip around the city checking out venues, vendor meet and greets and help designing a custom menu for

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Big City Bride was the first wedding planner I called when I got married, and as soon as I talked to Susan (the head hancho lady) on the phone, I knew it was a perfect match. I got along with her like we had known each other for years, and

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Big City Bride was the first wedding planner I called when I got married, and as soon as I talked to Susan (the head hancho lady) on the phone, I knew it was a perfect match. I got along with her like we had known each other for years, and

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Choosing a wedding coordinator was just as important as choosing our venue. We had the most obliging, organized and understanding wedding coordinator in Darcey Lohman of Big City Brides. \r
We worked with Darcey and BCB from the very

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Choosing a wedding coordinator was just as important as choosing our venue. We had the most obliging, organized and understanding wedding coordinator in Darcey Lohman of Big City Brides. \r
We worked with Darcey and BCB from the very

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I highly recommend Big City Bride for any stage of your planning process! I had already picked out my venues and assumed the biggest decisions were over. I quickly learned that there were SO many details that I wasn't prepared to answer.

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I highly recommend Big City Bride for any stage of your planning process! I had already picked out my venues and assumed the biggest decisions were over. I quickly learned that there were SO many details that I wasn't prepared to answer.

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You expect people to give the usual compliments during and after a wedding ... "you look beautiful," "your flowers are gorgeous,"what a beautiful dress." I loved to hear those things as any girl would! But... my absolute favorite thing to

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You expect people to give the usual compliments during and after a wedding ... "you look beautiful," "your flowers are gorgeous,"what a beautiful dress." I loved to hear those things as any girl would! But... my absolute favorite thing to

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Hiring Darcey Lohman from Big City Bride was hands-down the best decision in the entire wedding planning process. Our wedding was the same weekend of the 2012 NATO summit, and she made what could have been an extremely chaotic weekend

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Hiring Darcey Lohman from Big City Bride was hands-down the best decision in the entire wedding planning process. Our wedding was the same weekend of the 2012 NATO summit, and she made what could have been an extremely chaotic weekend

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Darcey from Big City Bride was the best decision we made in our wedding planning journey. She is excellent at what she does. I could not have imagined doing our wedding and reception without her. She enabled us to have the best day of our

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Darcey from Big City Bride was the best decision we made in our wedding planning journey. She is excellent at what she does. I could not have imagined doing our wedding and reception without her. She enabled us to have the best day of our

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Kim Gapinski of BCB planned my Chicago wedding and exceeded all of my hopes and expectations. She, along with the other staff members, were so helpful, and made the process stress free. They helped with budgeting, staying on a timeline,

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Kim Gapinski of BCB planned my Chicago wedding and exceeded all of my hopes and expectations. She, along with the other staff members, were so helpful, and made the process stress free. They helped with budgeting, staying on a timeline,

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Big City Bride made our wedding experience everything we could have dreamed of!! My husband and I wanted our wedding (July 9th 2011 @ the Chicago Illuminating Co.) to be different not like every other one that we had been to in the 7+

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Big City Bride made our wedding experience everything we could have dreamed of!! My husband and I wanted our wedding (July 9th 2011 @ the Chicago Illuminating Co.) to be different not like every other one that we had been to in the 7+

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My husband and I just arrived home from an incredible wedding in Chicago planned by Darcey Lohman; "Big City Bride." We were so pleased with Darcey and the services provided by Big City Bride that we would like to not only Thank her but to

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My husband and I just arrived home from an incredible wedding in Chicago planned by Darcey Lohman; "Big City Bride." We were so pleased with Darcey and the services provided by Big City Bride that we would like to not only Thank her but to

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Without question, Big City Bride and specifically Chrissy Magliano is the #1, TOP, BEST, PREMIER Wedding Planner in the city of Chicago! Thanks to Chrissy's expertise we had a phenomenal wedding that blew our expectations away! My family

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Without question, Big City Bride and specifically Chrissy Magliano is the #1, TOP, BEST, PREMIER Wedding Planner in the city of Chicago! Thanks to Chrissy's expertise we had a phenomenal wedding that blew our expectations away! My family

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Big City Bride are definitely the cream of the crop.\r
As a family we decided on a big wedding and we knew from the start that we need to enlist some amazing help. Chrissy Magliano was the only planner that we knew could handle the event

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Big City Bride are definitely the cream of the crop.\r
As a family we decided on a big wedding and we knew from the start that we need to enlist some amazing help. Chrissy Magliano was the only planner that we knew could handle the event

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The recent wedding of our son and daughter-in-law on July 30, 2011, was a dream come true event in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Susan Cordogan and her staff at BCB are the ultimate in wedding planners!

Susan was a superb listener and

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The recent wedding of our son and daughter-in-law on July 30, 2011, was a dream come true event in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Susan Cordogan and her staff at BCB are the ultimate in wedding planners!

Susan was a superb listener and

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My daughter's wedding was in July at the Chicago History Museum. I live in Florida and she lives in London. We could never have planned this wedding without Chrissy Magliano. She is incredible. Every suggestion she had was perfect. I

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My daughter's wedding was in July at the Chicago History Museum. I live in Florida and she lives in London. We could never have planned this wedding without Chrissy Magliano. She is incredible. Every suggestion she had was perfect. I

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I was married on May 14th. I had everything planned except for the day of the ceremony. I was telling my husband, how am I going to make sure that everyone gets to where they need to go without you having to be the center of attention and

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I was married on May 14th. I had everything planned except for the day of the ceremony. I was telling my husband, how am I going to make sure that everyone gets to where they need to go without you having to be the center of attention and

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Big City Bride (BCB) was the best decision we made about out entire wedding, hands down. Our experience every step of the way was so fun and stress free. Planning a wedding can be very stressful, but I have to say that I enjoyed every minute of the last 9 months. When my husband and I got engaged, we were both working full time and going to graduate school at night. The thought of planning a wedding seemed impossible with our crazy schedules. We contemplated waiting to get married until we had more time, having had some friends recently get married and vent to us about how stressful it was. And then we started to throw around the idea of possibly getting a wedding planner to help. While we were not sure if this was in our budget, looking back it was by far the best money spent overall.

We met with a few planners around the city, some big name people and then some smaller, and then we met Susan from BCB. It was instant chemistry, and we offered her the job right away. Walking in to meet Susan you can tell right away she is the best of the best in her industry. Her class, organization, dedication, honesty, sense of humor, and overall professionalism is what sold us, and we had no doubt she would help us to create our dream wedding.

Susan ensured us that not only could we pull an amazing wedding off in just 9 months, but that she would make it stress free and fun, and she did this and them some. These months have been some of the most fun and exciting in my life, and at the end of it all I truly believe we topped it off with our perfect wedding. From day 1, Susan made wedding planning a blast. Depending on the month, we had meetings to discuss various time related topics each time. My husband and I couldn't wait until our meetings because we had a blast going through everything with Susan. Susan is incredibly organized we always knew exactly what we were working on, and what the next meetings were going to entail. Nothing was ever work, it was truly fun.

On the wedding day, I can't even tell you how impressed I was with Susan (and her staff!). We didn't have to think at all, just simply enjoy the day. We have many friends that didn't get to enjoy the day because they were very stressed out and thinking about the million things that could go wrong, but Susan takes this element out and allows her clients to truly enjoy the happiest day of their life.

Looking back on everything, both my husband and I get sad because we miss planning and having meetings with Susan. Over the course of the last few months, Susan really became a large part of our lives and we would just like other people to know what a difference working with her made. If you are thinking about a wedding planner I HIGHLY suggest just meeting with Susan (or anyone from BCB) and I know you will be sold!!

One last thing - we have heard from so many people who attended our wedding at The Drake about how classy and fun the night was. From the amazing band at the reception, to gorgeous set up in the ballroom, the night was picture perfect and we wouldn't have changed anything about it!!

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Big City Bride (BCB) was the best decision we made about out entire wedding, hands down. Our experience every step of the way was so fun and stress free. Planning a wedding can be very stressful, but I have to say that I enjoyed every minute of the last 9 months. When my husband and I got engaged, we were both working full time and going to graduate school at night. The thought of planning a wedding seemed impossible with our crazy schedules. We contemplated waiting to get married until we had more time, having had some friends recently get married and vent to us about how stressful it was. And then we started to throw around the idea of possibly getting a wedding planner to help. While we were not sure if this was in our budget, looking back it was by far the best money spent overall.

We met with a few planners around the city, some big name people and then some smaller, and then we met Susan from BCB. It was instant chemistry, and we offered her the job right away. Walking in to meet Susan you can tell right away she is the best of the best in her industry. Her class, organization, dedication, honesty, sense of humor, and overall professionalism is what sold us, and we had no doubt she would help us to create our dream wedding.

Susan ensured us that not only could we pull an amazing wedding off in just 9 months, but that she would make it stress free and fun, and she did this and them some. These months have been some of the most fun and exciting in my life, and at the end of it all I truly believe we topped it off with our perfect wedding. From day 1, Susan made wedding planning a blast. Depending on the month, we had meetings to discuss various time related topics each time. My husband and I couldn't wait until our meetings because we had a blast going through everything with Susan. Susan is incredibly organized we always knew exactly what we were working on, and what the next meetings were going to entail. Nothing was ever work, it was truly fun.

On the wedding day, I can't even tell you how impressed I was with Susan (and her staff!). We didn't have to think at all, just simply enjoy the day. We have many friends that didn't get to enjoy the day because they were very stressed out and thinking about the million things that could go wrong, but Susan takes this element out and allows her clients to truly enjoy the happiest day of their life.

Looking back on everything, both my husband and I get sad because we miss planning and having meetings with Susan. Over the course of the last few months, Susan really became a large part of our lives and we would just like other people to know what a difference working with her made. If you are thinking about a wedding planner I HIGHLY suggest just meeting with Susan (or anyone from BCB) and I know you will be sold!!

One last thing - we have heard from so many people who attended our wedding at The Drake about how classy and fun the night was. From the amazing band at the reception, to gorgeous set up in the ballroom, the night was picture perfect and we wouldn't have changed anything about it!!

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Susan Cordogan and Big City Bride made our wedding (Sept. 4, 2010 at The Drake) the most amazing event that we have ever attended. We just got back from our honeymoon and we couldn??t wait to sing the praises of Big City Bride and specifically Susan Cordogan. Susan and BCB made our wedding above and beyond anything we could have ever imagined. Every person who attended our wedding keeps telling us how it was the most beautiful and wonderful wedding they have ever attended and this makes us so proud. We know that our dream wedding would never have been possible without Susan. After going through the planning process and all the events of the wedding day, I have no idea how anyone could have a smooth and enjoyable wedding without the assistance of a planner/coordinator. And if you??re going to hire a planner make sure it is Susan Cordogan (or another coordinator from BCB because our exposure to the other coordinators leads us to believe that they are equally as wonderful).

Going into the wedding planning process I was very skeptical of the value that a wedding planner could add. I didn??t think we needed to pay for a planner because I couldn??t see how they could possibly be worth the cost. Following the wedding, I feel that Susan was worth every penny and much much more. I truly believe the time and work she put into our wedding was worth much more than the cost.

Susan was so pleasant to work with throughout our wedding planning process. She made every step fun, exciting and virtually stress-free. She always made us feel like our wedding was the only wedding she was working on and that she was so excited for our big day. She became a close friend that we plan to stay in touch with in the future.

We are happy to speak to anyone who would like a personal reference. Just ask Susan to provide our contact information.

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Susan Cordogan and Big City Bride made our wedding (Sept. 4, 2010 at The Drake) the most amazing event that we have ever attended. We just got back from our honeymoon and we couldn??t wait to sing the praises of Big City Bride and specifically Susan Cordogan. Susan and BCB made our wedding above and beyond anything we could have ever imagined. Every person who attended our wedding keeps telling us how it was the most beautiful and wonderful wedding they have ever attended and this makes us so proud. We know that our dream wedding would never have been possible without Susan. After going through the planning process and all the events of the wedding day, I have no idea how anyone could have a smooth and enjoyable wedding without the assistance of a planner/coordinator. And if you??re going to hire a planner make sure it is Susan Cordogan (or another coordinator from BCB because our exposure to the other coordinators leads us to believe that they are equally as wonderful).

Going into the wedding planning process I was very skeptical of the value that a wedding planner could add. I didn??t think we needed to pay for a planner because I couldn??t see how they could possibly be worth the cost. Following the wedding, I feel that Susan was worth every penny and much much more. I truly believe the time and work she put into our wedding was worth much more than the cost.

Susan was so pleasant to work with throughout our wedding planning process. She made every step fun, exciting and virtually stress-free. She always made us feel like our wedding was the only wedding she was working on and that she was so excited for our big day. She became a close friend that we plan to stay in touch with in the future.

We are happy to speak to anyone who would like a personal reference. Just ask Susan to provide our contact information.

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Choosing Darcey from Big City Bride as our wedding coordinator was the best decision we made! My fianc and I had a smaller budget to work with and you wouldn??t have guessed it with the way our ceremony and reception turned out! Darcey was able to find us amazing vendors that didn??t break our budget. She was always super organized at each and every meeting; always having an agenda for us in addition to a ??to do? list to take home. Darcey gave us options as well which made the process so much easier and personalized. The best thing about having Darcey as our wedding planner was that we were actually able to sit back and enjoy our wedding ?? she took care of every single detail to perfection! I wouldn??t dream of planning a big event without the help of Darcey and her Big City Bride team.

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Choosing Darcey from Big City Bride as our wedding coordinator was the best decision we made! My fianc and I had a smaller budget to work with and you wouldn??t have guessed it with the way our ceremony and reception turned out! Darcey was able to find us amazing vendors that didn??t break our budget. She was always super organized at each and every meeting; always having an agenda for us in addition to a ??to do? list to take home. Darcey gave us options as well which made the process so much easier and personalized. The best thing about having Darcey as our wedding planner was that we were actually able to sit back and enjoy our wedding ?? she took care of every single detail to perfection! I wouldn??t dream of planning a big event without the help of Darcey and her Big City Bride team.

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Words cannot express how pleased we were with the service from Big City Bride. Darcey is a life-saver. Throughout the whole planning process, friends and family kept remarking how calm I looked - and that is because Darcey was there to support us every step of the way. She made it easy, manageable... and even fun! She listened to our needs and helped us stay within budget. Every vendor she recommended was top notch. They are easy to find in Lincoln Park and bring all the vendors to you. We'll be sure to recommend BCB to all our friends. Use them - you won't be disappointed!

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Words cannot express how pleased we were with the service from Big City Bride. Darcey is a life-saver. Throughout the whole planning process, friends and family kept remarking how calm I looked - and that is because Darcey was there to support us every step of the way. She made it easy, manageable... and even fun! She listened to our needs and helped us stay within budget. Every vendor she recommended was top notch. They are easy to find in Lincoln Park and bring all the vendors to you. We'll be sure to recommend BCB to all our friends. Use them - you won't be disappointed!

Pros: Creative, responsive, supportive

Cons: None!

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Before I got engaged, I saw no need for a wedding planner. I had my wedding mapped out in my head since I was 5 years old. I already knew what I wanted, so why did I need any help? Let me tell you, I was TOTALLY WRONG.

The minute I started working with Big City Bride, a stress was lifted from my shoulders. From day one of planning, Susan Cordogan, the company??s owner, did all the heavy lifting. She created a budget for me, (trust me, you??ll need a planner to do this for you! I had no clue what everything actually costs!), and presented me with options for venues, photographers, florists, and everything else in between. She even brought the vendors to our meetings to be interviewed, which saved me tons of time.

Susan knew my vision for my wedding from the start, so every idea she had was exactly what I was looking for. When thing got stressful, Susan calmed me down. There is something about her personality that puts a bride at ease! I never had to worry about things going wrong, because Susan fixed them immediately. I??m sure things happened that I don??t even know about, but that??s the beauty of working with her! The bride doesn??t need to deal with the normal stresses of wedding planning.

I know many of you reading this are wondering if you can afford to hire a wedding planner, and if it??s really worth the money. Let me tell you, you can??t afford NOT to hire Susan. Big City Bride is a well known name in the wedding industry. Because of this, Susan was able to get me some significant discounts on many things. I would never have been able to get these discounts on my own. Susan literally paid for herself three times over with all the money she saved us. I will be forever grateful for this!

My wedding day was simply amazing. Our wedding was the first to ever take place at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park. It was an honor to be the first couple married there, and I wouldn??t have been able to do this without Susan having inside information. Every guest in attendance told me it was the most beautiful wedding they??ve ever been to. Susan also planned my sister??s wedding, and guests there had the exact same reaction. Everyone was blown away. I can??t take an ounce of credit for that, I owe everything to Big City Bride.

Susan and the staff have become like family members to us. I will forever keep in touch with her, not only because she planned the wedding of my dreams, but because I love her like a sister!! You want someone like that to be in charge of the biggest day of your life. I couldn??t recommend Susan more. I don??t know why every bride in Chicago doesn??t hire her. She??s worth every penny she charges. At one point, I asked her why she doesn??t charge more!! You won??t be disappointed with Big City Bride.

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Before I got engaged, I saw no need for a wedding planner. I had my wedding mapped out in my head since I was 5 years old. I already knew what I wanted, so why did I need any help? Let me tell you, I was TOTALLY WRONG.

The minute I started working with Big City Bride, a stress was lifted from my shoulders. From day one of planning, Susan Cordogan, the company??s owner, did all the heavy lifting. She created a budget for me, (trust me, you??ll need a planner to do this for you! I had no clue what everything actually costs!), and presented me with options for venues, photographers, florists, and everything else in between. She even brought the vendors to our meetings to be interviewed, which saved me tons of time.

Susan knew my vision for my wedding from the start, so every idea she had was exactly what I was looking for. When thing got stressful, Susan calmed me down. There is something about her personality that puts a bride at ease! I never had to worry about things going wrong, because Susan fixed them immediately. I??m sure things happened that I don??t even know about, but that??s the beauty of working with her! The bride doesn??t need to deal with the normal stresses of wedding planning.

I know many of you reading this are wondering if you can afford to hire a wedding planner, and if it??s really worth the money. Let me tell you, you can??t afford NOT to hire Susan. Big City Bride is a well known name in the wedding industry. Because of this, Susan was able to get me some significant discounts on many things. I would never have been able to get these discounts on my own. Susan literally paid for herself three times over with all the money she saved us. I will be forever grateful for this!

My wedding day was simply amazing. Our wedding was the first to ever take place at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park. It was an honor to be the first couple married there, and I wouldn??t have been able to do this without Susan having inside information. Every guest in attendance told me it was the most beautiful wedding they??ve ever been to. Susan also planned my sister??s wedding, and guests there had the exact same reaction. Everyone was blown away. I can??t take an ounce of credit for that, I owe everything to Big City Bride.

Susan and the staff have become like family members to us. I will forever keep in touch with her, not only because she planned the wedding of my dreams, but because I love her like a sister!! You want someone like that to be in charge of the biggest day of your life. I couldn??t recommend Susan more. I don??t know why every bride in Chicago doesn??t hire her. She??s worth every penny she charges. At one point, I asked her why she doesn??t charge more!! You won??t be disappointed with Big City Bride.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

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big city bride made my dream wedding come true! Susan was fantastic. i cant say anything bad about her or anyone that works in her office. they were all so helpful and friendly.
when my husband (obviously fiance at that time) and i met Susan, i knew right away she was the perfect planner for us. She understood exactly what kind of wedding we wanted, and she showed us everything she has done in the past, and everything she does for you. we actually didn't even look at any other planners. she was the 1st and only planner we "interviewed".
i believe BCB offers 3 different packages. day of, maybe month or few months before, and the complete package, that is from the minute you want to start your planning process to the end. We were having a huge wedding of 430 people, and both myself and husband work full time, so we went with the complete package of having BCB help us the entire time.
Susan had so many great ideas, and also listened to everything we wanted. she made life so much easier with her charts, time lines and to do lists.
i think that i am an organized person, but i guess i didn't know what organized was until i met Susan. she is on top of her stuff!
we both have divorced parents and we had a lot of sticky situations come up, and she was able to always come up with something that made everyone happy. she was not only a wedding planner, but at sometimes a counselor :)
Susan also kept us on budget. actually i can say she got us under budget, and i would assume that rarely or never happens. so that made my father really happy.
for the weekend of your wedding she makes a basically minute by minute time line of who should be where and what is going on at that time. our entire wedding party used the time line, and shocking news NONE of the grooms men were late. i had no worries, and my day was fabulous and unbelievable.
now my father is using BCB for his company events. He was truley impressed by thier talent and uses them for his company picnic in the summer and holiday party in the winter.

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★★★★★

big city bride made my dream wedding come true! Susan was fantastic. i cant say anything bad about her or anyone that works in her office. they were all so helpful and friendly.
when my husband (obviously fiance at that time) and i met Susan, i knew right away she was the perfect planner for us. She understood exactly what kind of wedding we wanted, and she showed us everything she has done in the past, and everything she does for you. we actually didn't even look at any other planners. she was the 1st and only planner we "interviewed".
i believe BCB offers 3 different packages. day of, maybe month or few months before, and the complete package, that is from the minute you want to start your planning process to the end. We were having a huge wedding of 430 people, and both myself and husband work full time, so we went with the complete package of having BCB help us the entire time.
Susan had so many great ideas, and also listened to everything we wanted. she made life so much easier with her charts, time lines and to do lists.
i think that i am an organized person, but i guess i didn't know what organized was until i met Susan. she is on top of her stuff!
we both have divorced parents and we had a lot of sticky situations come up, and she was able to always come up with something that made everyone happy. she was not only a wedding planner, but at sometimes a counselor :)
Susan also kept us on budget. actually i can say she got us under budget, and i would assume that rarely or never happens. so that made my father really happy.
for the weekend of your wedding she makes a basically minute by minute time line of who should be where and what is going on at that time. our entire wedding party used the time line, and shocking news NONE of the grooms men were late. i had no worries, and my day was fabulous and unbelievable.
now my father is using BCB for his company events. He was truley impressed by thier talent and uses them for his company picnic in the summer and holiday party in the winter.

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I really owe so much to all of the wonderfully warm, caring and professional ladies at Big City Bride. Becoming a client of theirs was the best decision I made, next to my husband!

The entire experience was wonderful from start to finish. At my first meeting with Darcy when I let her know that we were on a tight budget, wanted to get married on New Year's Eve, and wanted something a little less traditional, she was nothing but excited and supportive. Darcy was so incredible, she took care of EVERYTHING for us and made some really great suggestions that really added to the uniqueness we were hoping for. I looked forward to every meeting I had, not only because of my excitement about the event in general, but I really appreciated all the time I spent with Darcy and everyone at BCB. I felt I could rely on them with this day that was so important to me, and just enjoyed their company! They are all such a delight! Such warm, intelligent and caring women. I really felt lucky to have them involved...

As for the big day.... I didn't think about ANYTHING except for how happy I was to be marrying the love of my life! If there were any glitches... I knew nothing about them! The night was seamless, Darcy made sure everything perfect! It honestly felt like I had another Maid of Honor! Really, enough can't be said for these ladies and Big City!

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★★★★★

I really owe so much to all of the wonderfully warm, caring and professional ladies at Big City Bride. Becoming a client of theirs was the best decision I made, next to my husband!

The entire experience was wonderful from start to finish. At my first meeting with Darcy when I let her know that we were on a tight budget, wanted to get married on New Year's Eve, and wanted something a little less traditional, she was nothing but excited and supportive. Darcy was so incredible, she took care of EVERYTHING for us and made some really great suggestions that really added to the uniqueness we were hoping for. I looked forward to every meeting I had, not only because of my excitement about the event in general, but I really appreciated all the time I spent with Darcy and everyone at BCB. I felt I could rely on them with this day that was so important to me, and just enjoyed their company! They are all such a delight! Such warm, intelligent and caring women. I really felt lucky to have them involved...

As for the big day.... I didn't think about ANYTHING except for how happy I was to be marrying the love of my life! If there were any glitches... I knew nothing about them! The night was seamless, Darcy made sure everything perfect! It honestly felt like I had another Maid of Honor! Really, enough can't be said for these ladies and Big City!

Pros: The genuine integrity of Susan and her staff

Cons: I don't get to hang out with them anymore!!

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We cannot rave enough about Susan and the BCB team!!!

We interviewed MANY wedding planners before we met Susan (and Chrissy and Darcy) but within moments of our initial meeting, we were convinced of their incredible ability, creativity and passion!

Susan was warm, understanding, precise, passionate, extraordinarily creative, innovative, and extremely detail-oriented. Most importantly, she LISTENED. We knew we wanted a somewhat non-traditional wedding, and Susan heard our needs and wants, made suggestions, and ultimately created the perfect day! She gave honest feedback and helped us navigate the process with ease and grace, always steering us in the right direction. We could not have asked for more!

Throughout our 9 months of working with her, Susan continued to far exceed our expectations in EVERY way. She not only exemplified the qualities listed above, but she was present and available whenever we needed her, despite the fact that she has at least one event nearly every weekend. We cannot remember any time that it took more than 24 hours for BCB to return an email or phone call.

Susan and her team work together in perfect harmony. In fact, even though Susan took a brief vacation during the time we were planning our wedding, our questions and concerns were immediately taken care of by Chrissy. The fact that we could have nearly instant access to people who knew every detail of our wedding plans could not have been more comforting.

Many of my friends have planned weddings recently and have been overwhelmed by the stress of it all. I had no such experience and I cannot express enough gratitude to BCB for their ability to relieve all of my stress; that is, I knew because they were on top of it, I didn't have to worry about it.

Our special day was absolutely perfect and we know that was in large part thanks to BCB!

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★★★★★

We cannot rave enough about Susan and the BCB team!!!

We interviewed MANY wedding planners before we met Susan (and Chrissy and Darcy) but within moments of our initial meeting, we were convinced of their incredible ability, creativity and passion!

Susan was warm, understanding, precise, passionate, extraordinarily creative, innovative, and extremely detail-oriented. Most importantly, she LISTENED. We knew we wanted a somewhat non-traditional wedding, and Susan heard our needs and wants, made suggestions, and ultimately created the perfect day! She gave honest feedback and helped us navigate the process with ease and grace, always steering us in the right direction. We could not have asked for more!

Throughout our 9 months of working with her, Susan continued to far exceed our expectations in EVERY way. She not only exemplified the qualities listed above, but she was present and available whenever we needed her, despite the fact that she has at least one event nearly every weekend. We cannot remember any time that it took more than 24 hours for BCB to return an email or phone call.

Susan and her team work together in perfect harmony. In fact, even though Susan took a brief vacation during the time we were planning our wedding, our questions and concerns were immediately taken care of by Chrissy. The fact that we could have nearly instant access to people who knew every detail of our wedding plans could not have been more comforting.

Many of my friends have planned weddings recently and have been overwhelmed by the stress of it all. I had no such experience and I cannot express enough gratitude to BCB for their ability to relieve all of my stress; that is, I knew because they were on top of it, I didn't have to worry about it.

Our special day was absolutely perfect and we know that was in large part thanks to BCB!

Pros: attentiveness, creativity, efficiency

Cons: NONE!

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just like the previous review, we were met by darcy at big city bride. at first we were very impressed and excited. we were ready to have them plan our wedding. we had our meeting and upon leaving we were told we would receive an e mail w/ our quote the next day. guess what? we NEVER heard from them again. i e mailed the owner susan several days later and i was told she was on vacation and that darcy had fallen ill suddenly. susan said to be patient and darcy would get back to me asap. well, its been a month. no word from darcy or susan. even after we sent a couple more e mails. their web site boasts that they can plan a wedding on any bugdet. i believe that the reason we were snubbed by big city is because we told them our budget was quite modest. well too bad for them because our budget has increased by tens of thousands of dollars since then. maybe if they weren't so unprofessional and rude we would be spending it w/ them. i do not recommend big city and especially do not recommend darcy. be careful if she is your planner. she may suddenly fall ill.

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★☆☆☆☆

just like the previous review, we were met by darcy at big city bride. at first we were very impressed and excited. we were ready to have them plan our wedding. we had our meeting and upon leaving we were told we would receive an e mail w/ our quote the next day. guess what? we NEVER heard from them again. i e mailed the owner susan several days later and i was told she was on vacation and that darcy had fallen ill suddenly. susan said to be patient and darcy would get back to me asap. well, its been a month. no word from darcy or susan. even after we sent a couple more e mails. their web site boasts that they can plan a wedding on any bugdet. i believe that the reason we were snubbed by big city is because we told them our budget was quite modest. well too bad for them because our budget has increased by tens of thousands of dollars since then. maybe if they weren't so unprofessional and rude we would be spending it w/ them. i do not recommend big city and especially do not recommend darcy. be careful if she is your planner. she may suddenly fall ill.

Pros: none

Cons: darcy

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THEY WERE AWESOME - - Outside of the flower girl pooping her pants just before walking down the aisle ? everything was flawless!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND USING THEM .

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★★★★★

THEY WERE AWESOME - - Outside of the flower girl pooping her pants just before walking down the aisle ? everything was flawless!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND USING THEM .

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My husband and I were overwhelmed with the planning process when we got engaged, so we decided to meet with a wedding planner. Big City Bride was the first one that I called, as they came highly recommended from a good friend of mine that had used them. We went and met in their Lincoln Park studio, which was really cute, and it really put me in the planning spirit. They helped with details that I would have never thought of if I was planning on my own. We were always given creative ideas and suggestions, but the decisions were always left up to my husband, and me, which was nice. We always looked forward to our meetings with them, because they were productive and really, really fun. I don't know what I would have done without them!!!! I was so nervous and it was nice to have them their taking care of all of the details. I had a gorgeous wedding day and have them to thank. We were so lucky to find them.

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★★★★★

My husband and I were overwhelmed with the planning process when we got engaged, so we decided to meet with a wedding planner. Big City Bride was the first one that I called, as they came highly recommended from a good friend of mine that had used them. We went and met in their Lincoln Park studio, which was really cute, and it really put me in the planning spirit. They helped with details that I would have never thought of if I was planning on my own. We were always given creative ideas and suggestions, but the decisions were always left up to my husband, and me, which was nice. We always looked forward to our meetings with them, because they were productive and really, really fun. I don't know what I would have done without them!!!! I was so nervous and it was nice to have them their taking care of all of the details. I had a gorgeous wedding day and have them to thank. We were so lucky to find them.

Pros: Creative, Great Vendor relationships

Cons: None

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Both my wife and I work full-time and have only lived in Chicago a few years. We knew we wanted to have a summer downtown Chicago wedding, but we didn't know exactly how we should start planning. Since we are both busy we thought it might be worth checking out wedding planners. I browsed a wedding planning magazine and called a few of them. A couple of them never called me back and another one didn't sound very professional. However, Susan with Big City Brides very much impressed me. When my wife and I met with Big City Brides, it was obvious that they lived and breathed weddings and could be very helpful with our wedding.

Susan showed us apx 10 places for us to consider, incredible photographers, caterers, florists, DJs, Bands, videographers, etc) Everyone she introduced us to, she had worked with in the past. (Actually, our only vendor that let us down was a videographer that we chose on our own -- I wish we would have used one of the ones she introduced to us) We both really wanted a band but to budgetary reasons we decided to pick a DJ. (Susan introduced us to Spinnin Discs and they were fantastic) Bottom line: the money we spent with Big City Brides was worth every penny --- plus she saved us money because of her connections. Big City Brides take their work very seriously -- they really went above and beyond. I was most impressed with their experience and creativity. Big City Brides helped us think of things we would have never thought of and helped make our wedding what we hoped it would be. I strongly recommed Big City Brides.

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★★★★★

Both my wife and I work full-time and have only lived in Chicago a few years. We knew we wanted to have a summer downtown Chicago wedding, but we didn't know exactly how we should start planning. Since we are both busy we thought it might be worth checking out wedding planners. I browsed a wedding planning magazine and called a few of them. A couple of them never called me back and another one didn't sound very professional. However, Susan with Big City Brides very much impressed me. When my wife and I met with Big City Brides, it was obvious that they lived and breathed weddings and could be very helpful with our wedding.

Susan showed us apx 10 places for us to consider, incredible photographers, caterers, florists, DJs, Bands, videographers, etc) Everyone she introduced us to, she had worked with in the past. (Actually, our only vendor that let us down was a videographer that we chose on our own -- I wish we would have used one of the ones she introduced to us) We both really wanted a band but to budgetary reasons we decided to pick a DJ. (Susan introduced us to Spinnin Discs and they were fantastic) Bottom line: the money we spent with Big City Brides was worth every penny --- plus she saved us money because of her connections. Big City Brides take their work very seriously -- they really went above and beyond. I was most impressed with their experience and creativity. Big City Brides helped us think of things we would have never thought of and helped make our wedding what we hoped it would be. I strongly recommed Big City Brides.

Pros: Know weddings, Know Chicago, Creative, Great Service

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When my husband proposed I was thrilled! I couldn't wait to start the wedding planning... but the wedding planning was very stressful off the bat! Especially being new to Chicago. Susan Cordogan of Big City Brides/Big City Events took away all the stress of planning our wedding! In fact, she made the wedding planning process so much fun!!! She was really creative and helped us have our dream wedding! She found us the perfect location and the perfect vendors! No finishing touch was left undone! I was a guest at my own wedding... when anyone asked me anything I simply said, "Ask Susan!" I recommend her and her staff very highly!

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★★★★★

When my husband proposed I was thrilled! I couldn't wait to start the wedding planning... but the wedding planning was very stressful off the bat! Especially being new to Chicago. Susan Cordogan of Big City Brides/Big City Events took away all the stress of planning our wedding! In fact, she made the wedding planning process so much fun!!! She was really creative and helped us have our dream wedding! She found us the perfect location and the perfect vendors! No finishing touch was left undone! I was a guest at my own wedding... when anyone asked me anything I simply said, "Ask Susan!" I recommend her and her staff very highly!

Pros: Creative, helpful and very knowledgeable about Chicago and the best vendors and locations

Cons: NONE!

 

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