I always found vendor reviews helpful to both learn about other experiences and find vendors. I had a positive experience with (almost) everyone, so I’m not going to rank them—I’d use them all again!
Hair & Makeup: Mario Tricoci Salon, 900 N. Michigan
My stepmom set this up, including trials—it wasn’t a priority for me and this worked well. It’s in the same building as the hotel and across the street from the church, so there was no chance of delays. We didn’t get to all hang out together, but it did mean it was quick. We didn’t start till a couple hours before, which meant we had time for a leisurely breakfast together first. Kylie, who did my makeup, was especially awesome. She was getting married the next month and was super fun to chat with. I actually had some issues after my trial, and she had me come back in to make sure everything would be perfect for the wedding.