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Browse these wedding planning services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Chicago.

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Hu's Assisting
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Crystal Garhammer W.
Verified review

Holly and team were fantastic! Professional team for my clients wedding! Highly recommended ! Thanks Holly and team! Crystal WeddingBliss708 Wedding Planning & Coordinating

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Special Occasion Events INC
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jamie P.
Verified review

Great music and easy to work with- easiest part of my wedding planning!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Temeca O.
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Church had to set up with decorations for a wedding which was done and Marvalous job she did... Then she had to decorate the hall which they only Gave her an hour... And with that hour she worked her magic and did a BEE TEE FUL and AMAZING JOB..LOVE YOU AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME, suggestions and conerns... THANK YOU For being available and willing to do the work for us. I think we made a great choice when we went with you..

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Blanchard Special Events
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cheri O.
Verified review

Heidi is fantastic. She guided me through every step of my wedding planning process to ensure that I didn't feel overwhelmed or freak out.

Diana's Floral
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Christie J.
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I had the best experience ever working with Diana. She took my vision and made it even better. She worked with me and my expensive taste in flowers and helped me get everything I wanted within my budget. She tied in every texture so elegantly in the bouquets and centerpieces. (Unfortunately...I didn't get a picture of the centerpieces...waiting for professional photos) Aside from that she was so pleasant and kind...and gives wonderful hugs (which you might need when wedding planning). I received so many compliments on my flowers and centerpieces. And will definitely be referring anyone looking for a florist to her. I look forward to hopefully working with her again in the future. I'm sure I'll find something for her!!

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Aly Stoeckel
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle S.
Verified review

Aly was a true godsend. We're very easy going, but even still she helped us keep our sanity through caterer issues and general wedding planning stress. She was so incredibly friendly, accommodating, and truly vested in our success, peace of mind, and happiness. Hiring Aly was, without a doubt, the single best choice we made - well, aside from saying "I do". ;)

  • 15 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Laura C.
Verified review

Thankful to Ms Profit, she saved my wedding day as my initial coordinator backed out a week before my wedding, she took over decorating, coordination and handling all my vendors. My day was beautiful no one could tell that she stepped in last minute she ran my day as if it was her own wedding.

City Chic Events
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ella L.
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Hiring Allana / City Chic Events was one of the best wedding planning decisions we made! She helped us as a month/day-of coordinator and her attention to detail throughout was priceless. We had done most of the planning ourselves and were having a friend perform our ceremony so having her knowledge on our side helped us bring our vision to life. On the day of, Allana made sure everything/everyone was as it should be so we didn't have to worry about a thing and could enjoy ourselves with our guests. We would work with her again in a heartbeat!

Taste The World Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Stuart E.
    Verified review

    They did the wedding for my son. Everything was great. Very nice people to deal with as well! Would use them again for special occasions.

    Zernul S.
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    I am not even remotely close to being a party planner type. For me, some paper plates, a few balloons and a tablecloth and we're all good! But when I wanted to throw a SUPERB Christmas party for my developmentally disabled brother and his housemates, there was nowhere else to turn! Point of Elegance was right on point, making the party one that continues to be talked about several months later! Their attention to detail and their passion to make each party it's own unique event is unmatched and truly made that special day even more special than I ever would have imagined! I have already decided that POE will forever be my go to to get the party started. Everyone else does events! They do EXCELLENCE!

    “I Do” Bridal Boutique
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    Rebecca L.
    Verified review

    Traci was helpful in every way throughout the planning process. She kept me on track with monthly calls and did not let me get ahead of myself when I wanted to plan things too early. From the beginning she put together a plan for the theme of the wedding and what steps to take when. Being over-organized myself, it was nice to have a road map and someone to calm me down when I got too anxious. Leading up to the wedding, Traci was great about increasing our calls and making sure all of our ducks were in a row. She made contact with all of my vendors to ensure they would be at the venue at the appropriate times. At times, there were issues with the venue, which Traci helped me manage based on her previous experience. On wedding day, Traci took care of set up to take down at the reception. She put up all decor and coordinated all of my vendors to be in the right places at the right times. She dealt with any issues I had throughout the night and I was certainly glad to have her around managing the schedule. I would recommend Traci’s company to any of my friends getting married, the reception would definitely not have gone as smoothly without her. As long as you’re able to relinquish some control (which I was bad at), she will be a huge add to your wedding planning process. Thank you

    Nspired Xpressions
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    Beanta B.
    Verified review

    Mary did an excellent job planning and exciting my dream baby shower! She listened to all my wishes & intricate details to make my vision come to life. I would recommend Nspired Xpressions for any event, the professionalism and creativity is close to none!

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Meg P.
    Verified review

    Dazzling events did an outstanding job with the decor for our event. We were extremely happy. Daisy was very responsive and proactive in giving us ideas.

    1931 Bridal
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Angela H.
      Verified review

      The entire experience working with 1931 was excellent. Working with the owner made me feel important and all questions were answered respectfully and professionally. Everyone is prompt, talented, and visionary. Weddings are stressful enough but this experience was serious and fun. I LOVED my crystal bouquet and will be shopping again at 1931 Bridal!

      Taylor Nicole Swichtenberg
      Verified review

      We absolutely loved our engagement party !! Everywhere we looked was another cute decoration or game for our guests to play. It was very much personalized to the two of us, and it was clear that this was not just a generic template for a party. We were very happy with the party, and it could not have gone better. She was so enthusiastic with making sure the party went well that we knew everything would be a success. -Taylor and Kyle

      About

      Our attention to detail through the whole process and working together with the couples. We have created an online program that allows us to work with couples 24/7. They can see what we are doing at anytime and from anywhere, IPhone, Android, Tablet, laptop or desktop computer. We also have virtual tours of resorts and personal pictures so couples can honestly see what they are getting.

      About

      We allow customers to complete customize a Wedding or Event Package that combines their needs, and eliminates paying for services that they do not. We also have standard packages. We are really just getting started in this field, but bring decades of project management and customer service. We also offer corporate packages to small businesses looking to outsource their meeting and employee event planning and execution. I love helping clients plan their events, I love taking a vision and seeing it come to life. I love the organizing, the finding the right vendors and being the one behind the scenes doing the heavy lifting so the hosts can enjoy their event without worry.

      About

      We design fairytale weddings, from 75-1500 guests. We have a package that is a one-stop shop, from flowers to photography and event decorating. We work with your budget.

      • 15 years in business
      About

      Trust Event Couture Weddings to take care of all your Wedding Coordination details — from decor and location to food and seating. I’ll assist you in developing a budget, help pick out vendors as well as a venue, and take care of the day’s timeline so you won’t have to worry about a thing except showing up. I guarantee My Wedding Coordination will have those in attendance raving about the event afterwards. ​ We offer Day-of Coordination, Partial Planning, and Complete planning packages.

      About

      I am an entrepreneur who is a specialist in organizing and arranging events in Chicago area. I have 12 years of experience with a background in modeling, makeup artist, event planning, and a business coach. I speak English and Polish.

      About

      Savage Pro Audio is a full-service event-planning company that has been in the industry since 1982. We rent all types of disc jockeys, PA systems, lighting, and video presentation projectors and video screens. We will not oversell you and give you just what you need at a price within your budget. We have DJs of all nationalities for your event. Thank you for your consideration.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      What is a wedding planner?

      A wedding planner is a professional service provider whose job it is to organize and execute all the details of a couple’s wedding. A wedding planner can be contracted at any stage in the wedding planning process to help to any degree the couple is willing to pay for. Wedding planning is similar to event planning in that a planning team handles the coordination of multiple wedding elements including catering, venue, guests, entertainment, decor, transportation and more. Anyone who has ever been involved in a wedding can confirm that wedding planning is hard work. Experience brings wisdom when it comes to avoiding or resolving day-of challenges. There is no legal regulatory body that oversees or certifies wedding planning as an industry. Anyone who chooses can call themselves a wedding planner. When looking for a wedding planner, be sure to read reviews, and make smart hiring decisions by asking about licenses and insurance.

      How much does it cost for a wedding planner?

      Wedding planning is a full-time job — unless you hire a professional to handle the hard work for you. The cost for a wedding planner will depend on the level of service you desire. The least expensive wedding planner option is day-of coordination, then partial service, then full-service.  

      The national average cost for wedding planning is between $990 and $1,300. Costs are greatly affected by region, with rural or smaller-town wedding planners often far more affordable than planners in higher-cost cities. Here are some examples of the various levels of wedding planning and their potential average costs:

      • Day-of-wedding coordination: $800-$1,700. Day-of services can include the planner finalizing all details, creating a timeline, confirming vendors and overseeing all setup, day-of activities, and cleanup. The couple does all the front-end planning and contracts all the vendors. Time commitment could be about 15-25 hours, depending on pricing.
      • Partial service: $1,500-$3,800. Here the planner works with the couple from the beginning, helping contract vendors, creating a timeline, and overseeing all details of day-of execution. Time commitment could be about 30-60 hours, depending on package and pricing.
      • Full service: $3,500-$8,000 or more. Here the professional handles all wedding and planning details including working on design, securing rentals, getting the venue and vendors, and handling complete execution of the event. Time commitment could be 50-150 hours or more, depending on package and pricing.
      • Consulting: $50-$150 per hour for design, vendor, reception and other wedding planning consultation.
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