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Des Plaines Wedding Planners

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Your Personal Hostess
4.9
from 88 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Christina C.
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Donna. Was. INCREDIBLE. I hired her for our wedding of over 120 people. She was not only a bartender, but literally a hostess. Many people (even my notoriously critical grandmother) commented on how she was everywhere doing everything - making a mean drink, clearing plates, making coffee, everything - and being so kind and pleasant and joyous in the process. Plus she came by to make me (the bride) a plate of food for dinner! She helped me make the list of what I would need, and worked with the drinks and mixers I provided to make even better drinks than I imagined. I requested an additional server to support her which she easily provided, and he was amazing as well. She was worth double the price and I can't recommend her enough.

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Weddings by Jennifer Fox
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Wanda G.
Verified review

Jennifer is fantastic ! You can tell she loves what she does. She is eloquent, professional, approachable and so easy to be with. Her sermon was talked about after the service because she took the time to get to know us and hit all of the key points of our wedding, love and blended family. She went with the flow considering we had a wedding in a home with large families. I would hire Jennifer again.

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Special Occasion Events INC
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Maria E.
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Wedding Planner Full Service I couldn't have better things to say about working with Rick and Special Occasion Events . We booked a full wedding planning package and MC. And Throughout the planning process, Valerie and Rick were attentive, organized and resourceful. Valerie helped to alleviate any additional stress leading up to the wedding by providing helpful tips and resources that kept me and my husband on track for our big day. She made the wedding planning process so much better. She went out of her way to accommodate us in many occasion . She make sure we were happy with every decision we made about our vendors and work professionally with every vendor. And on our rehearsal day and made sure all of our attendants (and little ones!) knew exactly what they were doing, and made it fun and enjoyable throughout. On our wedding day, I knew I had absolutely nothing to stress about because Valeri and Rick were on it. Every little detail, every step of the way. I couldn't have asked for a better planner and MC and am so grateful that we picked Special Occasion Events to help us throughout our wedding planning. I would recommend Special Occasion Events to absolutely anyone!

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Hu's Assisting
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 64 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

Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Temeca O.
Verified review

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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Pop! Events by Design
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kristine K.
Verified review

Jessica was very nice and easy to work with. She kept me organized and even stayed late. I would recommend her to anyone.

Blanchard Special Events
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 35 hires 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.

Aly Takacs
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires 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". ;)

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Contain Yourself Events
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Elizabeth A.
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Tina did an amazing job at setting up decorations for our wedding, she made me feel relaxed and reassured that everything would be taken care of, which it was! She definitely helped make our special day perfect!

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Forever & Always Events
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sandra R.
Verified review

Jessica did a great job with our day of wedding preparation. She was able to take what we envisioned for our center pieces, sweet table and guest book table; and bring them to life. She was a huge help because it took a lot of stress off our families since we didn't have to worry about getting our hall set up the day of the wedding.

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Beyond Your Dream Events
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Diana P.
Verified review

Janice & Jennifer were perfect. These ladies are a must book! They went above and beyond to make my wedding dreams come true! Their props were great with a lot of variety and they made all of my guests feel welcomed. The bubble booth looked so cool inside the venue! The dance on a cloud effect made our entrance perfectly dramatic. Thank you both so much!

Fierce Productions
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Laura W.
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When my husband and I were beginning the process of planning our wedding, we found ourselves overwhelmed. Originally I didn't think I needed a wedding planner, especially since we were trying to keep our budget as low as possible. GOOD GRAVY was I totally wrong. Laura from Fierce Productions worked with us over the course of nearly a year and made literally EVERY aspect of planning a wedding easier. She helped us find a venue, led fun productive meetings to brainstorm creative ideas, and helped us wade through endless options of caterers, decor, flowers, etc. Closer to the wedding she took care of so much of the nitty gritty logistics I didn't have time for (and honestly didn't even know I really needed to have done). I felt like she really made a successful effort to "get" us and our style and what we were going for, instead of suggesting boring generic stuff. And she was consistently full of awesomely creative ideas (my husband is a writer and she suggested putting borrowed working typewriters on each table for guests to write notes to us. How cool would that be??) She was smart, decisive, and fun to work with. She was so motivated that she was often the one getting things off the ground and lighting a very needed fire under our butts. And I honestly think we spent less money in the long run because of how many great ideas she had to keep costs down. In the end, my husband and I had several people tell us that our wedding was the most fun wedding they'd ever attended. I give so much of that credit to Laura and her fantastic planning. I'm not sure I could've found the kind of crowd planning and sound design that she and her team provided in another company. Planning a wedding was one of the most stressful and complicated things I've ever done, and Laura just made it SO much easier for me and my husband. So if you're on the fence about wedding planners, do yourself a favor and hire Laura at Fierce Productions!!

City Virtual Assistant
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Melany B.
Verified review

Mrs. Willis was extremely professional and hard working. The quality of her work was superb and I was very impressed with her level of resourcefulness. I plan to use her services again in the near future.

Chasing Perfection
4.3
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Humna U.
Verified review

Jenna and her husband did an amazing job coordinating my wedding. They were on top of it all and made sure everything went smooth. Jenna is very sweet and outgoing. She made my wedding experience amazing and made sure I wasn't stressed the day of. She works very well under stress and makes sure everything runs smoothly. Couldn't have asked for a better wedding coordinator!

Bella Events
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Emily W.
Verified review

We got married on New Years Eve 2016. Our guests are still talking about how beautiful our wedding was. Anna Lisa is amazing. From flowers, center pieces, table decor and much more she was a pleasure to work with. Through out the process Anna Lisa made sure we were stress free as well as checking in to make sure we were happy with how things would turn out. I can sometimes be a little indecisive, so when it came to picking things out Anna Lisa was right there to make us feel like we were making the right decisions. I shared my ideas with Anna Lisa and she is so creative she was able to create something even better. She was very accommodating and and professional. She made us feel confident that our wedding day would turn out beautiful. I recommend Anna Lisa to everyone I know!

  • New on Thumbtack
Noel H.
Verified review

Working with Faysha from Simply Lavish Event Planning to plan our wedding reception was an awesome experience. Over our nine months of collaboration she provided superb customer service and I came to know a few of her greatest strengths - her creativity, abundance of good ideas, and resourcefulness. Everything was beautiful on our special day, much attributed to Faysha’s assistance and expertise.

Vibrant Moments
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Je'Nai J.
Verified review

My husband and I did not realize how stressful planning our wedding would be. I know I literally felt like I was going to pull out my hair (and my fiancé's!!). Fortunately, a close friend suggested I hire a wedding coordinator to assist with the big day. Vibrant Moments saved our sanity! Shay and Janean were proactive, professional, organized, thoughtful, flexible and problem solvers. They reminded us about tasks we never even thought of. They also were informal marriage counselors during those planning conference calls when my fiancé and I had to make decisions LOL! But seriously, they helped us talk through some tough decisions related to the wedding ceremony and reception. Leading up to the wedding, they checked in with the bridal party and all the vendors to ensure our big day was perfect. And when the wedding day finally came, they were on the scene taking care of every detail, big and small. I mean, they showed up with this supply basket that had so much stuff in it it had to be like a magician's hat. One of my bridesmaid's needed a phone charger - they had that. One of my othe bridesmaid's broke her earring - they broke out the glue gun. They had tissues, mints...you name it. And most important, they were fun, had positive attitudes and truly made us feel like the success of our wedding was as important to them as it was to us. We can't thank them enough for all they did to help make our big day special.

iMktg Events
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Terry B.
Verified review

A company that does everything! :) Sometimes it's hard when you are working with multiple vendors and meeting timelines, that's why when I found out that this company offers a lot of services I didn't even think twice and call right away! Izza has been helpful, attention to details, very organize and will make you stick to your timeline. I love her being perfectionist! :) I actually hired them again for my 50th wedding anniversary.

  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ana O.
Verified review

Hiring Kristin was one of the best decisions I've made when planning our wedding last summer. Kristin made sure the decor looked exactly as I wanted it! Working with her was a pleasure. She pays great attention to detail, and her talent in event planning and styling is obvious. Kristin and her team are a gem!

  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Julie R.
Verified review

Denese kept the timeline & client on track. She made our part in the wedding easy.

Weddings by April Steele
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Latoya J.
Verified review

Overall, great experience having April help me out for one of the most important events of my life.

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