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Grayslake Event Planning Companies

Browse these event planning companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Grayslake.

Your Personal Hostess
4.9
from 92 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
Mariela G.
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We had great communication before the event - very open and clear. Then I was impressed with the friendliness, hard work, and professionalism. The guests felt well taken care of!

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Weddings by Jennifer Fox
5.0
from 59 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley A.
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Jennifer was amazing! I'm so glad I found Thumbtack. Everything was fine-tuned just for us. From the pre-wedding meetings, to her cool, calm and collected nature on the day of. Highly recommended!!!!!!!

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Hu's Assisting
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danyale W.
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Everyone was absolutely a delight to work with. Holly was our day of coordinator and was so helpful and hands on in making our special day the best day ever. I never had to worry about my vision coming to life, there were a few changes she made and I'm so grateful she did because they turned out so much better than they werebefore. Our event staff Julio and Brenda were just as professional and hands on and we cannot express enough about how great our event went with the help of them and Holly. They were so warm and great with all of our guests. I definitely recommend Holly Hu's assisting to anyone looking for any event services. Thank you for all that you did! Our day was everything I pictured and more! ❤

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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
Natalia R.
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My family hired Special Occasion Events for dance choreograph and emcee services for my niece's quincenera. Rico provide excellent instructions to the children, was very patient, and had a great enthusiastic attitude throughout the 3 months of reversal. On the night of our event Rico went out of his way to keep our event on schedule, provide much support to my family, other event vendors, and instructed the children of my niece's court with great enthusiasm. Last but of course not the least part of his service, Rico emcee service was outstanding, he keep the mood of the event up beat and engage our guest to ensure my niece, my family, and our guest had a great time. Thank you Rico and Special Occasion Events, all of your great work and support was greatly appreciated. My wedding is next!!!

  • 20 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Nathan K.
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I have worked with Party Saver for corporate events at my office to my son's birthdays and their attention to detail and great prices keep me coming back. THANK YOU for always making me look good!!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wendy L C.
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Charlene has done two events for me and completely knocked it out of the park! The first event, she actually took over from a planner who I was not pleased with. Charlene was professional, Uber creative and very timely with everything she said she would do. There were no surprises and no stress when working with her. The second event she styled for me was just as impressive as the first. I will now only work with Charlene for my event planning because she has a very high level of professionalism and creates beautiful events! I would recommend her to everyone that I know for her services.

Complete Weddings + Events
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen K.
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Fantastic experience working with Complete Weddings! Josh was so helpful during the planning leading up to the event, and during the event. We had a photobooth and a DJ for a corporate holiday party, and every part of working with Complete was very pleasant and professional. Antonio, the DJ, engaged the crowd and facilitated the activities we wanted to play, while Josh manned the photobooth and made friendly convos with our attendees (even swooping in for his wife who was supposed to be there helping with the booth, but had to leave early because she wasn't feeling well!). Overall, a great experience working with Complete, and I would highly recommend this company for your future event!

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  • 11 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janet F.
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We had a great experience working with Donna. She was extremely responsiveness during the entire process, from planning to day-of. Donna also understood our specific needs and was happy to adapt the menu and services for us. The food was excellent. The most compliments from the diners praised the beef tenderloin tips. The green beans almandine were nice and crisp (not all overcooked and limp). The Bistro chicken had a very good flavor, although some pieces were just a bit dry. But everyone did enjoy all the food, and had nothing but compliments for the caterer. The staff was easy to work with, professional, and friendly. We were happy with how it all came together, and would recommend Frankies.

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Pop! Events by Design
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristine K.
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Jessica was very nice and easy to work with. She kept me organized and even stayed late. I would recommend her to anyone.

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Simply Balloons
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica D.
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Petya was extremely accommodating and went above and beyond to find something that would work for me and my event!

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Contain Yourself Events
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alisa T.
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Tina was awesome! She helped me plan an event from out of town which I was very stressed over!! She previewed the event space, made suggestions and was flexible with our ever-changing plans!

  • 15 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Katie D.
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Yanni Profit and her staff at Event Couture Stylist & Company are fantastic. I hired them for my wedding reception -- serving staff and coordinator. They are seasoned professionals and know this field better than you do. Yanni is also good a dealing with high-maintenance family members (Thank you, Yanni!). I highly recommend this company for any of your event needs.

Madre Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Matthew C.
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Jessica and her team recently catered a to-day event for our team and knocked it out of the park! From the timeliness of the delivery to the quality of the food, everything was fantastic! The taco-bar on day 1 was a huge hit! They made sure we had nice utensils and nameplates for all of the ingredients so everyone knew what they were having and if allergens would be an issue. Thank you for your thoughtfulness, attention to detail, and delicious catering!

Kathy Sikora
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Shaima I.
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Kathy was absolutely amazing! I had hired her for serving and helping out for a pre wedding event for my brother. Every single person was praising at how nice she was and on top of her stuff. She didn’t waste a single minute since the time of arrival. She literally took care of everything so I was able to tend to my guests and take care of other things and moreover enjoy the event! Thank you so much Kathy

City Chic Events
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan W.
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Allana planned our intimate destination wedding in Cabo San Lucas, and it couldn't have been more perfect for me. Allana located and made all arrangements with the vendors to provide the services required: officiant, flowers, food, photographer, hiring a boat. I don't speak Spanish, and she does, so I couldn't have done it without her. She found some really great vendors, whereas I wouldn't have known where to start, even had we been stateside. She managed everything day of, too, and everything went super smoothly, it was perfect! I enjoyed working with Allana, it's clear that she loves event planning!

Revelry Event Planning
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Ellen B.
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Suzanne is terrific to work with in all aspects of planning an event. She knows what needs to be considered beforehand so that the event is productive and goes smoothly. And, Suzanne has creative ideas and knows how to implement them at the highest possible quality while meeting the goals and objectives you set for your meeting. A pleasure to work with!

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SAVING Grace
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan O.
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From the time of our first phone call to discuss my son's party, Grace provided: excellent service, great recommendations and thoughtful attention to my aspirations for the event. Throughout the planning period Grace was quick to respond and handled all of the negotiations with vendors. Grace made it clear when there were action items such as contracts to sign or deposits due, constantly checked with me to see where she could support, and provided budget tracking tools through each phase. On the day of the party she was so supportive and helpful throughout the event - I couldn't have pulled it off without her!

Girl and the Kitchen
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Helen V.
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I've had Mila cater several events and every time I feel like her food gets better and better. There is nothing that she makes that would even classify as good.. It would classify as delicious and amazing! Can't recommend her enough.

Tillys
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila T.
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Tilly is organized, punctual, easy to work with and meticulous about getting work done on time. Whether you are looking for someone to help you plow through that never-ending list of to dos or someone to manage all the behind-the-scenes details for a large-scale event, she's impeccable! Love her!

A2Z Dreamz Event Planner
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Deepak Arya
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Superb arrangement and decoration

Tilly
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha A.
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I highly recommend Tilly as a wedding day-of coordinator. I had a 220 person wedding reception in October 2017. I consider myself a fairly organized person, and when we first met she brought up a ton of questions I was surprised that I hadn't even thought about! Tilly continued to keep in regular touch before the wedding to ensure everything was on track. Thanks to Tilly's hard work before and during the reception, my significant other and our families were able to enjoy ourselves to the fullest, worry-free! Friends and family had pleasant things to say about Tilly as well. We had an excellent experience with Tilly and I certainly would recommend her to any of my friends planning to have a wedding.

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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