Your wedding day involves so many little details that it’s helpful to have someone else keeping track of them. Sure, you know the major things like booking your venue, photographer, band and florist but have you thought about all of those details that pull the entire day together? Those are the things we love a wedding planner for. Although they are definitely there to recommend vendors that fit your needs, they also take care of all the logistical things that can sometimes make even the sanest bride go crazy. Trust us when we say a great wedding planner is key! Here are our favorites in Illinois.
The ladies at Big City Bride can do it all. They offer packages for complete planning or just month-of coordination. From vendor selection to the weekend itinerary to guest favors and room gifts, they’ll pull it all together so you don’t have to. The only thing you’ll need to do is enjoy your wedding day!
Founder and senior event coordinator Lauren started the company nearly 10 years ago after working in the catering and event industry. Her experience working for established companies like Food For Thought has provided her with the perfect background for her own event planning company. She’s passionate about food and wine, and loves to entertain family and friends. Together her and her team create the best-of-the-best in weddings.
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Reva’s business actually started as an invitation company in 1980. Only 4 years later, it quickly became a full service wedding planning company. For the past 30 years, she’s planned so many beautiful Illinois weddings and is someone brides and their families really trust. She’s a calm and warm professional who truly knows what she’s doing. What more could we want?
We love how The Simply Elegant Group really fits every budget. Their goal is to be accessible to all brides, across all budgets. They believe that wedding planners aren’t just for the wealthy, and strive to prove to you that they’ll actually save you money in the long run. It’s true! They’ll provide you with discounts on certain things, and they’ll negotiate the best rates with vendors. They work to create your perfect Illinois wedding. They also have locations in Charleston, Denver, Houston, Milwaukee and Minneapolis.
Estera Events is unique in that they offer you both a lead planner and a lead stylist. This allows the members of their team to really focus on their strengths, whether it be logistics and planning or event concepts and styling. You can choose either just the planner or the planner and the stylist, depending on your wedding day needs. Their events are so perfect, with everything just right.
The Liven It Up Events planners are a great group of people with unique perspectives on planning a wedding. From classic and traditional to modern weddings, they plan all different kinds of events based on your style and taste. The most important thing? They know what they are doing logistically, so you can actually enjoy this exciting time.
Owner Lori and her team craft exceptional events for any style. They are so creative, super organized and just a great team. Something we really love? Their Pay It Forward concept, where a part of their company income goes to charities they identify and strongly believe in. Not that you needed another reason to love them, but this is a great one.
Owner Cindy and her team have created over 500 events in 10 years. They work to craft the most beautiful Illinois weddings while keeping your budget in mind. As their name suggests, they make your wedding day look truly effortless, and we think you’ll totally love them.
Owner Caitlin loves, love and what she does. This passion results in some of the most incredible weddings. We’re smitten with her work, and she has a bubbly and awesome personality that makes her easy to plan with. She’s there to help you before your wedding day and to keep things perfect the day of. She’ll easily become your new best friend.
We’re totally in love with Beso Weddings & Events. They offer everything from wedding day planning to event design and full service planning, so there’s really something for everyone. The business was created by two sisters, and together they are the sweet pair that makes wedding planning that much easier. They are excited about all the little details, and aim to create your perfect wedding through a collaborative, creative and effortless planning adventure.
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