Happy Hour

Not sure where to start, but confident you can do the planning yourself? Our consultation service is the perfect solution for couples who want to plan their day, their way, but need just a little help to get started with the planning process.  

 

This is also an excellent solution for couples who have hit a roadblock in the planning process and need a little help getting back on track.  Cocktail (or coffee) + Clarity = Our Happy Hour! 

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OH BOY! YOU’VE JUST GOT ENGAGED… WHAT NOW?

If you did a facepalm when you realized that you’ve got a wedding to plan, but you’re completely clueless on where even to start, or if you’ve been trying to piece together an amazing wedding, but you’re stuck at a certain part of the process, and quite frankly, you’re feeling in over your head – then Happy Hour is your knight in shining armor.

YOU WANT YOUR WEDDING TO BE A DAY FULL OF FUN, LAUGHTER, AND PARTYING ALL NIGHT LONG.

Even though it’s your special day, you want your guests to have a night to remember. You might be clueless about how to plan a wedding, but one thing is for sure – you’re not forking over thousands of dollars on a wedding planner. (No way José).  In fact, you’re confident that with a little help, you can create one heck of a rockstar wedding for you and your friends. You just need a “little help.” 

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HOW DOES IT ALL WORK? WE’RE GLAD YOU ASKED!

We meet up (during happy hour if you’d like), talk details, and in the end, you’ll walk away with a wedding game plan that’ll dance the shoes off your guests. Literally! 

 

Budget concerns? Not a problem. We’ll put a budget together. We’ll show you where to cut back and where to splurge like crazy, all based on how much you want to spend and the kind of experience you want for you and your guests. When it’s all said and done or when the drinks are finished, you’ll have an action plan, a killer list of to-do items, and a timeline on when to book what. The best part? We’ll even share our exclusive list of a few suggested vendors. (Yeah, baby!)  

 

So, there’s only one question left to ask… are you ready to get this party started? If so, join us for Happy Hour. It will be the best 2-3 hour sit down you’ll have! 

WEDDINGS THAT MEAN MORE

We donate a portion of our proceeds to support a pair of charitable organizations that help children and people in crisis.  We can help you put a smile on a stranger’s face too as we bring social responsibility to our events; Here’s how: 

  • We donate a portion of all proceeds to local nonprofits that include the World Central Kitchen and Lurie Children’s Hospital.

  • We encourage our clients to work with local vendors.

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HAPPY HOUR
HOURLY WEDDING CONSULTATION SERVICE 

After our 2-3 hour consultation, if you choose to book one of our main wedding planning packages, we’ll gladly apply your Happy Hour payment towards the package.  The Happy Hour includes the following planning points during our sit-down pow-wow:

PLANNING

Complete Checklist


We know there are a lot of wedding checklists out there: we’ll supply you with one master checklist, with monthly assignments so you’ll never feel like you forget something. We make ourselves available, whether it's in-person or virtually, over a call, or via email.




Contract Review & Value Increase


We can’t promise we’ll score you the deal of a lifetime, but we can read over the contracts you’ve signed to ensure they are comprehensive agreement. We can point our areas that raise a flag of concern or make suggestions that will be either a time or money saver.




Detail Budget Template File


Budget (The other B-word) is an eye-opening tool that will keep you focused on what really counts for you both. We will work with you to create a customized wedding budget that considers your priorities and vision for your wedding day.




Invitation 101


Our 12-page reference guide brims with smart suggestions that most couples would not think of as well as in-depth examples of invitation wording to correct ways to address envelopes all of your “How do we write?” questions are in this guide and will be yours to keep.




Entire Collection of Vendor Guides & FAQ


These 8 guides are pure gold and will have you prepared to interview and find the right vendors. Topics covered are: - Budget - Bakery - Florist - Invitation/Stationery - Musical Entertainment - Photography - Gratuity Guide - Venue - Other stuff you'll just love!




Second Look - Timeline Review


about a month before your wedding, we'll review the timeline that you created, to make sure all of your "i's are dotted & t's are crossed". We'll reply with questions and offer a bit of insight from our expierenced perspective - its nice to know that your not forgetting what you may not think of!





“We met for coffee and had a long list of questions for our HBIC Wedding Happy Hour. 

It was like picking her brain for 3-hours of big picture planning + the vendor guides were beyond helpful!  It was reassuring to have the vendor contracts reviewed; Diane found a few missing pieces to our wedding day puzzle from the vendor contract we would have missed.”

 - Sean R., Groom

CONTACT INFO: 

Phone: 312-285-6152

Email: Info@HBICWeddings.com

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