Located at 120 East Delaware Place, Chicago's Four Seasons is one of those hotels that just reeks of class. Seen in the photos by Birch Design Studio, the hotel ballrooms can transform to your wedding vision and design aesthetic. Did you know that by partnering with your event planner early on, they can get you venue space that is hard to come by. Not only that, many times they can negotiate lower rental costs.
While the DIY bride can save a ton of money, the lavish bride would save just as much by hiring an event professional because, remember, vendors who deal with brides alone will rarely (if ever) get repeat business. There's no relationship and no incentive for vendors to do and be their best. When I hire a vendor, trust me darlings, they bend over backward to make sure I am more than happy. Why? It's obvious; they want repeat business.
Sadly, many vendors couldn't care less about poor reviews on message boards and the like. What they care mostly about is their reputation among event professionals. If you're not a member of IAAPA, ISIS, ABC, among others, then chances are, you are not a pivotal source of repeat business for them. Am I making my point? Hire a pro!