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Waukegan Wedding Planners

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Your Personal Hostess
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 162 hires 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 59 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristina C.
Verified review

Jennifer was amazing I got 3 different drafts for my ceremony and I wanted a little bit of everything and she made it happened. The day of rehearsal I didn't know what to do and she was able to me a little bit of a wedding planner as well I loved it. My ceremony was amazing thank you for everything.

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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
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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  • 18 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carmen S.
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Thank you very much C2Details, for providing the extra care during our family's recent wedding celebration. You were professional in your presentation and sensative to our special day. we appreciated your extending care to even the smallest details. Your quality of work helped to make this day memorable for our family. Your work exemplified your name! ~ Carmen Staggers

  • 24 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua S.
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Would recommend the Spinn Doctors to those looking for a wedding DJ. Robby was the DJ for my wedding and did a great job meeting with us and fulfilling our music taste. Also did a great job as the master of ceremonies because we was attentive and into our wedding. Thanks again Robby, we appreciate your work.

Complete Weddings + Events
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah J.
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Jeremy was amazing. So any people approached me and told me it was the most fun wedding they had ever been to. He was super involved and made our day special! I couldn't recommend him enough!

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  • 11 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Becky L.
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Frankie's was professional, friendly, flexible and the food was simply outstanding! The portions were generous and everyone raved about the taste! This was a work event, over 200 served and not one bad comment. Will definitely hire them again!

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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.
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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.
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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
Jeannette S.
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Allana was so professional and organized. She made my son and daughter-in-law's wedding day so special. From the rehearsal to the wedding she managed to keep everyone in check and I know that wasn't easy. Joe and Betsy said the evening was perfect and couldn't have done it without you. I would definitely recommend Allana to anyone looking for a wedding planner in the future.

A2Z Dreamz Event Planner
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Zura L.
Verified review

Mani and her team were amazing from start to finish! They did a great job on the decor and everyone absolutely loved everything they did! I would highly recommend her she will do her best to make your event perfect which she did for me! Will definitely be doing more events through her!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

Kathryn Lauren Weddings and Events is an investment in an effortless, stylish and affordable event. I make it my business to help your expenses stay on target, all while maintaining your personal flair and freeing you up to enjoy the moment with your guests, like you deserve.

H.B.I.C. Weddings
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Lisa T.
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I cannot say enough good things about Diane! We already had a wedding planner for my daughter's wedding (& she was also fabulous), but needed someone to guide us in getting just what we needed to transform our venue from typical to magical. Diane not only knows the right vendors, but she also knows what works & what doesn't. She has many years of experience and we were able to use her expertise to help make important selections. She was available for several meetings ahead of the wedding. She was there all day ensuring that everything was in place. I learned that she had our backs more than the venue did! Our band director later commented to me that Diane was amazing as she saw her working with the venue personnel. Knowing that Diane was behind the scenes allowed us to walk into that magical space and enjoy a most incredible evening!

  • 11 years in business
Kayla M.
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Tracy and Deb 💕❤️ thank you so very much for not only planning but coordinating our wedding day! At first I was just looking for my vendors on my own when I came across hair and makeup I found Traci ‘s business called Makeup and Hair by Traci &co. Not only do they do red carpet ready hair and make up for brides and bridal parties but they also do wedding planning and Day of coordination which made planning my wedding so much easier! I had initially hired a different wedding planner who was starting to really stress me out that is why I took to Wedding Wire to find vendors on my own and I cannot think these two ladies enough! At first I was a little taken aback by the fact that they are able to do the two most important jobs of the day on my wedding day but they killed it !! They started helping me day one which was about 8 to 9 months before my wedding day and found all of the vendors for me scheduled meetings not only did one of them show up to all of my meetings but they assured me weekly that everything was going as planned! The day of my wedding was the best day of my life so far and I could not have done it without the two of them I cannot tell you how grateful we are for all of your help we could not have done this without you guys. I highly recommend “I do “bridal boutique for not only wedding planning and coordinating but they do amazing hair and make up as well! Thank you so much again!!

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!

    • 8 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Nan F.
    Verified review

    Pure stems provided the flowers for my daughter's wedding. The event was outdoors and casual. Christine gathered vintage vases and pots and created arrangements that were both understated and gorgeous. She has an eye for the unique and makes it all look easy and unfussy. Everyone commented on how beautiful the arrangements were.

    Ice Castle Events
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 16 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    James S.
    Verified review

    Jessica and her team were wonderful to work with. They were prompt, flexible, fun, and aided in making our wedding event a stress-free day. I would not hesitate to work with them again.

    About

    I was tired of hearing that a event was good! It should be memorable, exceptional, perfect. It really is not that difficult.

    About

    We do custom wedding planning and event planning specializing in sermon literature and no religious requirements.

    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 are pleased to welcome you to ABM Floral Studio. It is our sheer pleasure and pride to serve our many clients with 30 years' experience behind us and a brighter future still ahead. It is our passion and devotion to delight and envision our clients' desires both here and abroad. Chic is not our only goal as mastery in European and American design allows us the capacity to invigorate and innovate the most important days of our clients' lives. It is our commitment to bring the greatest of joy in celebrations of life amidst the beauty of flowers.

    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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