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  • Thou Shalt Not Break These Wedding Rules
    Thou Shalt Not Break These Wedding Rules

    Posted: 7/24/2017
    There is plenty of flexibility for a couple planning a wedding. Traditions change. Styles change. Music changes. The very nature of marriage is even changing. But there remain some hard and fast rules that are meant to help make your wedding as stress-free as possible. And breaking them may expose you to a lot of needless headaches. Here they are.
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  • Real Chicago Wedding - July 22, 2017
    Real Chicago Wedding - July 22, 2017

    Posted: 7/24/2017
    Megan and Casey Cronkhite celebrated their elegant wedding reception at the Deer Path Inn in Lake Forest. After cocktails on the patio, guests enjoyed a sumptuous meal in Windsor Hall, followed for 3 hours of non-stop dancing. Megan and Casey chose the Chicago wedding DJ pros of Fourth Estate Audio for the evening's music. Learn more about Fourth Estate at (630) 654-4440.
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  • Real Chicago Wedding - July 7, 2017
    Real Chicago Wedding - July 7, 2017

    Posted: 7/13/2017
    Norah and Mark Melka were married in a charming rustic wedding on a warm summer day at Northfork Farm in Oswego. The Chicago wedding pros of Fourth Estate Audio set the entire day to music, from ceremony to dancing, plus dramatic dance floor lighting. Learn more about Fourth Estate at (630) 654-4440.
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  • Real Chicago Wedding - July 8, 2017
    Real Chicago Wedding - July 8, 2017

    Posted: 7/12/2017
    Sabrina and Brian Slavin chose the graceful elegance of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum for their beautiful wedding ceremony and reception. For music, they turned to the Chicago wedding DJ pros of Fourth Estate Audio. Learn more about Fourth Estate at (630) 654-4440.
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  • How to Choose the Perfect Caterer
    How to Choose the Perfect Caterer

    Posted: 7/6/2017
    Not every caterer is right for every wedding. Some caterers are perfect for a relaxed, rustic affair, while others excel at the grandest gala. But whether your wedding is high-end or totally casual, or something in between, there are some basic rules for creating your ideal meal. Let's get started.
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  • Real Chicago Wedding - July 1, 2017
    Real Chicago Wedding - July 1, 2017

    Posted: 7/3/2017
    Kiki & Brad Hilbrich chose the famous Phoenix Restaurant in Chinatown for their intimate wedding reception. And for the evening's soundscape, they chose the Chicago wedding DJ professionals of Fourth Estate Audio. Learn more about Fourth Estate at (630) 654-4440.
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  • Real Chicago Wedding - June 23, 2017
    Real Chicago Wedding - June 23, 2017

    Posted: 6/29/2017
    Kristen and Tim Richards were married on the scenic lakefront patio of Promontory Point in Hyde Park. Then they celebrated a hearty dinner buffet and a night of dancing indoors. Their preferred Chicago DJ for ceremony, dinner and dancing was from Fourth Estate Audio. Learn more about Fourth Estate at (630) 654-4440.
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  • Real Chicago Wedding - June 24, 2017
    Real Chicago Wedding - June 24, 2017

    Posted: 6/28/2017
    Jenna and Roberto Herrera chose Chicago's historic and artistic 19 East as host venue for their festive post-wedding celebration (they were married in Italy). And they relied on The Chicago wedding DJ pros of Fourth Estate Audio for their evening's soundtrack. Learn more about Fourth Estate at (630) 654-4440.
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  • How to Survive an Entire Wedding Weekend
    How to Survive an Entire Wedding Weekend

    Posted: 6/13/2017
    A wedding isn't just a half hour in a church or temple and a few hours of dinner and dancing. For most couples, it's just the centerpiece of a long weekend. And you need to prepare for extended time with family and friends from out of town. Here are some important things to consider when filling out your guest list and arranging three to four days of activities.
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  • Real Chicago Wedding - June 10, 2017
    Real Chicago Wedding - June 10, 2017

    Posted: 6/12/2017
    Glendale Lakes Golf Club was the setting, as Robin and Daniel Gruben threw a literary theme wedding - celebrating a "storybook romance" - complete with lots of old books, a vintage typewriter and creative book art. And for great music, they chose the Chicago wedding DJ pros from Fourth Estate Audio. Learn more about Fourth Estate at (630) 654-4440.
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  • Real Chicago Wedding - June 3, 2017
    Real Chicago Wedding - June 3, 2017

    Posted: 6/5/2017
    Becky and James Cantu were joined in marriage on a warm sunny afternoon in the Hedge Garden at Morton Arboretum. Then the party moved into the Ginkgo Room for dinner and dancing. The day's soundscape and elegant uplighting were provided by the Chicago DJ pros of Fourth Estate Audio. For more info on Fourth Estate, just call (630) 654-4440.
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  • Real Chicago Wedding - May 27, 2017
    Real Chicago Wedding - May 27, 2017

    Posted: 5/30/2017
    Kate & Sam McDowell were married in the grand atrium at Pazzo's. Then they celebrated an epic reception. And for the evening's soundtrack, they chose the Chicago wedding DJ pros of Fourth Estate Audio. Learn more about Fourth Estate at (630) 654-4440.
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  • Your Wedding Budget: How to Know What NOT to Keep
    Your Wedding Budget: How to Know What NOT to Keep

    Posted: 5/17/2017
    Planning a wedding is all about choices; and any wedding vendor who wants to sell you something will try to be one of those choices. But there's simply no way to fulfill your every fantasy without an unlimited budget, and most couples don't have that luxury. Here's how to get the maximum bang for your limited bucks.
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  • How to Put on Your Own "Brady Bunch" Wedding
    How to Put on Your Own

    Posted: 5/12/2017
    Blending two families with children is sensitive business, and your wedding offers great opportunities to celebrate your new union and bring your families together in a very special way. Here are some creative ideas on how to make every member of each family feel essential and valued.
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  • The Right Way to Hold a Class Reunion
    The Right Way to Hold a Class Reunion

    Posted: 5/7/2017
    The Hersher High School class of 1984's "33 1/3rd reunion" was a virtual clinic on the right way to put on a class reunion. There were music posters and videos of the great artists of the 80's, plus school memorabilia including some of the school's own athletic trophies, and giveaways of famous records, signed by the artists. And for an authentic 80's soundtrack, the class chose the Chicago DJ pros of Fourth Estate Audio.
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