Saying Thank You

It’s so important to say thank you. Big City Bride is a Chicago wedding planner with so much to be thankful for. Although you didn’t see a post of gratitude on Thanksgiving, please know that while we were busy eating and enjoying families we were thinking about the many blessings that come with our job.

We are so thankful to have a career focused on celebrating love. We are so thankful to share our days coworkers who we respect as talented wedding planners and love as dear friends. We are so thankful for all of our clients…brides and grooms and families who give us the opportunity to be a part of their  family for a while. We are so thankful for the many people who make Chicago wedding planning fun and successful: Chicago wedding photographers, Chicago florists, invitation designers, Chicago wedding venues, Chicago churches, Chicago wedding bands and DJs, Chicago hotels, and Chicago wedding transportation companies! Big City Bride is thankful for the network of reliable people who give everything they have to make our brides and grooms’ days perfect.

Big City Bride is also thankful for the opportunity to share our Chicago wedding planning expertise with magazines, blogs, tv shows, and the news! Just recently Darcey Gerber and Susan Cordogan were interviewed for advice on gifting and thanking your bridal party. We’re so thankful to see it’s been published on multiple platforms! Visit hereherehere,here, and here to read about a few of Big City Bride’s fun and unique bridal party gift ideas for bridesmaids and groomsmen. Also visit herehereherehere, and here for etiquette advice about how much and when to gift!



We can’t hold it in another minute! Big City Bride is overjoyed for the wedding we’ve so anxiously awaited for not only months, but for years. Darcey Lohman and Nick Gerber are tying the knot tomorrow and we plan to celebrate. It’s a Chicago wedding industry fairytale … Darcey, a beloved Chicago wedding planner with Big City Bride … and Nick, a respected Chicago wedding photographer with Gerber + Scarpelli Photography. We have no doubt that it will be beautiful, delicious and unbelievably fun! These are good people. People we are lucky to call not only co-workers but beloved friends. This is a couple with so much love and respect for one another and the people in their lives that we can’t wait to gather and witness their vows. We’re singing from the mountain tops because Big City Bride knows how many wedding days that both Darcey and Nick have been apart of and the many brides and grooms who will want to share in their joy. It is time for our Darcey to have her very own perfect day. To be the most beautiful girl in all the world. To be completely and forever loved by her prince charming. To wine and dine and dance with her friends and family till morning. Cheers to a love that is envied…a love that is deserved…and a love that will last. To Darcey and Nick! xoxo BCB