The HBIC Weddings’ goal is always to have clients beyond happy on their wedding day, AND during the planning of it too!  How is this accomplished for you?


You won't find a one-size-fits-all "off the rack", pre-set and pre-priced package of service deemed to fit your needs at HBIC Weddings.


You'll see that we think beyond the standard "Full, Partial & Day of" packages for our couples.  It's your wedding, you should totally have a tailored custom made a bundle of planning support. Below are the most popular options, think of them as super-smart starting points!

  • Full-Service for 2 or 3 Day Weddings takes care of every single detail for you while planning & during your wedding weekend.

  • 3 Support Planning options of planning assistance that include Enhanced, Classic & Compressed.  These levels are a little less “hand-holding;” however, you’ll still have lots of planning help from the HBIC team.

  • Elevated Event Management or Day of Coordination you'll want if the planning is close to finalizing the details. Then you will let us take the lead and make your plans flow for your wedding day. 


Newly added tiers you may want to consider include: 

  • Micro Weddings; are the smartest wedding approach during COVID.  The guest counts are smaller, but the experience and attention to detail are still as extensive as ever.  

  • The Happy Hour option?  It’s a meetup over coffee or cocktails, where you’ll receive so many AMAZING tools, and you can “pick our brains.” Your planning skills will elevate to almost pro-level skills in time for your wedding.


You’ll benefit from the 23 years of planning and production HBIC Weddings brings to the table that will result in a joy-filled and stress-free engagement. 


You set the planning pace, based on your schedule so that you can avoid feeling overwhelmed.

The process you'll experience is streamlined, personalized, and centered around what’s important to you.


Obviously, you’ve got a killer partner (that’s us) with you every step of the way.  You’ll receive steady support on everything you think you need plus everything you don’t even know you need yet (but trust us, you do)!


Online Planning Software

You’re going to love this!  EVERYTHING for your wedding lives in one convenient place, where you’ll both have access 24/7.


Your online platform houses your checklists, vendor information, budget, guest lists, and seating charts, and so much more (like a curated photo gallery of only to top wedding images) 


Think custom “Google Drive” and "Private Pinterest" for all that is YOUR wedding - for more on this, go to the "Our Approach"'ll be glad you did!

Manageable Monthly Planning Pace

You will receive super helpful mini-checklists;  instead of those crazy long (and very basic b*tch) generic checklists,

You'll have a monthly “just focus on this” list, you’ll see how easy it is to keep all the steps of planning on track and avoid feeling exhausted.

Feel Good About It All

To celebrate your marriage, a donation will be made to both the World Central Kitchen and Lurie's Children's Hospital. 


You can also give a thumbs up to having HBIC arrange to deliver any leftover wedding flowers to either a hospice or physical rehabilitation facility the day after your wedding.

Total Vendor Freedom

Some planners have an exclusive list of vendors they require their clients to work with; we think it’s a terrible idea!


You're welcome work with any vendor you’d like; of course, they'll need to pass the "HBIC sniff test" – you don’t want to jeopardize your day because of a shady DJ or DYI cousin that is over their skis.


You can always approach us for a list of vendors that are a PROVEN and a good fit - in terms of the style, budget, and personality for your wedding day.

Unlimited Communication

It’s true: you are never limited to the amount of communication you can have with us.


You’ll find that we make ourselves available, whether it’s in-person or virtually, over a call, text, or via email.


When you need us, we’re here for you!

It's Your Wedding

Your weddings should pop with your personalities by being as unique as the people they celebrate.


During the planning process, you'll find we take the time to get to know you allowing your personality to be sprinkled throughout the wedding.  Your guests will be wow-ed by the almost endless thoughtful one of-a-kind details added to your day. 


“Jump if you want to be THE best groomsmen (even better than the best man).”

"I honestly did not know where to start when I got engaged, and Diane guided me through the entire wedding planning process, one step at a time…The thing that separates Diane from all the other planners out there is that she truly cares and goes above and beyond for her bridesNot only did she take the stress out of wedding planning, but she made it fun! It felt like planning with a friend." - Patty K., Bride



Phone: 312-285-6152


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