7 Characteristics of an “A Fresh Event” Couple

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What makes a couple getting married an AFE couple?

Over the years, we’ve had the privilege of helping many couples with their wedding planning and, as a result, have spent a lot of time with them. So, although we don’t know whether we can accurately tell you where they shop, what they eat, or what their getting-ready-for-bed rituals are, we can tell you a few of the most common characteristics that let us know that a couple planning their Chicago wedding is a couple who belongs in the AFE family.


Their First Dance Song is by Hall & Oats. 

OK, not necessarily just Hall & Oats. But, the point is, our couples love music and they want to find the best ways to incorporate their favorite songs into their wedding day. Actually, when we start to talk about the wedding day music is usually when we really know we were meant to be together. They’ll say something like: “We’d like the last song of the night to be ‘I Believe I Can Fly’” or “Do you think it would be weird if we did our intros to a Cardi B song?” or “How can we best incorporate Nine Inch Nails into our day?” The list goes on and on.

They’re Not Throwing Any Garters Around. 

Traditions are important to our couples until, well … until they’re not. Our couples stick with only the traditions that make sense to them, which makes everything feel more genuine and awesome.


They Came to Party

Our couples understand the importance of what the day is about, but they also just want to party their faces off and dance the night away. It pretty much goes without saying that when we create your wedding day timeline, we’re making sure that the dance floor opens ASAP because, come on, you’ve hired an amazing band or DJ and it’s time to get your groove on.

They Want Quality Service and Are Smart on Investment. 

Getting married in Chicago is cheap—$60 for a marriage license. Hosting a wedding in Chicago, however, is NOT cheap, and our couples understand this. On average, we find that A Fresh Event couples will spend a range of $750 – $1200+ per guest at their wedding reception. They want to invest their money wisely and understand it is best to hire wedding professionals who are experienced and talented, and will knock it out of the park for their once-in-a-lifetime event. 


They Love Chicago. 

About half of our couples are Chicago natives, and the other half are transplants. All share the same love for this gorgeous city. They may or may not have met here, but they want a Chicago wedding because this city is worthy of being the place where it all becomes official.

They Think We’re Funny.  

We like to laugh and make other people laugh. We want people to enjoy their time with us through the planning process. We are planning a wedding, and weddings are fun! So, our couples tend to have a pretty good sense of humor. Not saying that we won’t work with you if you don’t think we’re funny but … you know, we’re gonna feel really bad if you don’t like any of our jokes.


They Trust Us 

It’s their wedding day, and they know it better than anyone else—they know what they want, don’t want, and all of that good stuff. Still, they trust us. They value our experience, opinions, and advice. They know that our goal is, always and forever, to make their day as special and amazing as possible, and they are more than happy to let us ride shotgun through the planning and coordination process to guarantee a smooth wedding day. So, are you ready to join the A Fresh Event family? We really hope so! 

To learn a little more about us and what we can do for you, head over here and we’ll set up a time to chat!