5 Things You Can’t Skimp On At Your Wedding

If you’re planning a wedding in Chicago, you don’t need us to tell you that the costs add up pretty quick. Prince William’s wedding was around 34 million dollars – while we know yours won’t be nearly as extravagant as that, it’s not unheard of for a fairly basic wedding to cost over $10,000. Even though a wedding is a huge moment in your life, you still don’t want to go broke having it. There are certain things that you can cut costs on – just make sure to not cut costs on any of the five things below.

Reception Catering

You want your wedding to be a happy day. When people are hungry, they aren’t happy. There’s actually been scientific research done that concludes there is a chemical imbalance in humans when we’re hungry. Your reception catering doesn’t have to be over-the-top… just make sure you have really good food. The last thing you want is for your guests to have a bad time for no other reason besides the fact that they’re still hungry after trying to eat the food. Here at Corky’s, we can help you with the simplest forms of catering all the way to the most unique & complex.

Professional Photographers

Lots of couples see the price of a photographer and visibly cringe. There’s a reason why they’re expensive, though – they’re extremely good at what they do, and they know how important it is to have good wedding pictures. Wedding pictures are arguably some of the best pictures that you’ll have for your scrapbooks and photo albums down the line. You and your partner will be able to look back on them and reminisce about that magical day when you two joined your lives together. Without a photographer in Chicago, you won’t be able to capture all the moments that you want to look back on. And if your photographer isn’t a professional, then you might not get the quality that you’re aiming for.


Look: a luxury transportation vehicle (like a standard limo) will only run you between $50 and $150 per hour. In the grand scheme of things, this isn’t a lot of money. Don’t settle for average. Show up in style to set the tone for the rest of the day.

Clothing – Specifically, the Bride’s Dress

“Oh my gosh, she looks beautiful!” We know that your guests will think you look beautiful no matter what you wear, but the wedding is about you. No matter what other people say, only you know what dress you really want. Don’t go for a cheaper one to cut costs – the difference will probably be marginal, anyways. Remember, as long as you follow our advice and you don’t skimp on a professional photographer, you’ll be able to remember yourself in all of your beauty years down the line. You can always rent the dress. Don’t let the salesperson convince you otherwise.

The Honeymoon

Yeah, some people will say that a honeymoon isn’t necessary. We think it is, though. Your wedding day is going to be absolutely magical. Your honeymoon doesn’t even have to be that expensive – do your research to find cheap resorts – but it’s good to get away from it all for a couple of days. Take that magical feeling and just bask in it for a few days – years down the line, you’ll be glad you did.

Consider the Best in Chicago

Ultimately, it’s up to you how much you want to spend on your wedding. Don’t go broke having it, but we wouldn’t recommend cutting costs on the five things above. They’re essential. If you need help in planning a wedding anywhere throughout the Chicagoland area, consider calling our event planners at Corky’s Catering to get the expert assistance you need. We can be reached at 630-396-3030 right now.

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