Chicago Wedding Planning & Ideas

The Real Chicago Wedding of Kristin & Scott

Kristin and Scott are two pretty incredible people. No, not just because they worked with Mike Staff Productions on their wedding day (hehe) but because they are making a significant difference in the lives of children in Chicago. Kristin is Speech-Language Pathologist and works in a school district with elementary aged children that have autism, […]

Don’t Be Afraid of Your Chicago Appointment

We’re just going to be upfront with you — an appointment with Mike Staff Productions will be the least sales-like appointment you’ll experience while wedding planning. That’s why you don’t have to be afraid to visit us! It’s low key, it’s stress free and believe it or not — it’s actually really fun. No pressure […]

The Real Chicago Wedding of Sabrina & Adam

This weeks ‘Real Wedding’ feature takes us to Chicagoland!  You’re about to meet and hear directly from Sabrina and Adam, a lovely couple who turned to our Mike Staff Productions office in Park Ridge, Illinois to plan their wedding. Wait until your read how their love story began. It is literally a scene out of […]

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The Most Important Wedding Photography Question You’re Not Asking

Do you know the #1 complaint couples have when it comes to wedding photography? Bad images? Nope. The photographer wasn’t easy to get along with? Uh-uh.  It was too expensive?  Sure, this is a common complaint but not the #1 complaint.  A couple’s biggest disappointment and frustration with their wedding photography usually isn’t even “on […]

Our Favorite Unique Wedding Venues in Chicago

Our Favorite Unique Wedding Venues in Chicago

Mike Staff Productions is lucky enough to work in the The Windy City (x 2) and to our beautiful Chicago brides, this blog’s for you! We’re focusing on venues that are guaranteed to set your wedding apart from the rest. (What bride doesn’t want that?) If you’re looking for an out-of-the-box ceremony or a reception […]

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Ultimate Must-Have Wedding Photo Guide

When it comes to moments you want your wedding photographer to capture throughout your wedding day and include in your wedding album — this list barely scratches the surface, but we’re headed in the right direction! The Bride Getting Into Her Dress Cutting of the Wedding Cake  Bridal Bouquet  Mother / Son Dance  You’ve spent […]

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6 Engagement Photo Prop Ideas

YAY! You’ve got your ring, let the engagement fun begin… A good place to start: Engagement Photo Shoot! You might be asking yourself, why take engagement photos? It’s a great opportunity to work with your wedding photographer for the first time and get comfortable in front of their lens and with their style. Use the […]

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The Checklist Before The Wedding Checklist: 6 Things To Do After You Get Engaged

You’re engaged! (Congratulations!) Now what?! (We’ve got you covered!) Once the initial shock of the proposal wears off, you will need to start making a few decisions early on but they may be not the ones you’d think. Don’t worry! With a little help from WeddingWire, Mike Staff Productions has brought you the ‘The Checklist Before The Wedding Checklist’…” […]

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Keep it Quaint: Best Venues for an Intimate Wedding

Many couples agree: size matters when it comes to wedding planning! BUT…there can be something very sweet and beautiful about having a small, intimate gathering at your ceremony and reception, celebrating your love. With that being said, Mike Staff Productions put together a list of our favorite wedding venues that proves bigger isn’t always better! […]

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