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The 7 Best Wedding Planners in Chicago, IL you NEED to interview!

How can a Chicago wedding planner help you?

Planning a wedding on your own can be a monumental task — from timelines, budgeting, checklists, managing vendors, and wedding day logistics there are dozens of tasks that all lead to the first day of your new life as husband and wife. All of these details can be a lot to manage on your own, or even with the help of a friend or family member; that’s where a professional partner comes in.

Wedding planning services vary from one company to the next: planning your entire celebration from start to finish, coordinating final details the month leading up to your wedding, or simply being on hand on the big day to coordinate onsite and make sure everything runs smoothly. If you’re not sure what type of wedding planner is right for you, be sure to check out my guide on the different types of wedding planners in Chicago.

To help you plan your wedding, I’ve gathered a list of the best wedding planners in Chicago to help you find the perfect partner to help you execute your wedding vision. Also included are links to helpful interviews with my favorite planners to provide you with a more in-depth introduction to their service offerings and business models.

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Seven of the Best Wedding Planners in Chicago:

A Fresh Event Co.

Specializing in holistic wedding planning, Jen and her team provide the fullest “full-service” wedding planning service I know of. They’ll be with you from the initial consultation until long after the dance lights go off at the end of the reception, helping you wrap up and follow up on post wedding to-dos and deliverables.

BW Studio + Events

Inspired by her background as an interior design, Blair Woerfel plans bespoke weddings and social functions with a careful eye for functional layouts and beautiful aesthetics.

Chicago Vintage Weddings

Providing a one-stop-shop suite of resources, Chicago Vintage Weddings is unique in the breadth of services provided by owner Kate Reavey and her team. Timelessly chic, this company provides services for wedding planning, décor rentals, and an event space!

City Girl Events

Focusing providing guest experience oriented event plans and holistic wedding planning, City Girl Events provides event planning services for weddings, social gatherings, and corporate functions.

The Gilded Aisle

Internationally awarded and published, The Gilded Aisle Weddings creates wedding celebrations not only in Chicago, but across the globe. With team members based in Lake Forest, IL, New York, California, and Italy, this firm executes events in some of the most iconic venues across Chicago and the world with a focus on intentional design details and a thoughtfully-curated guest experience.

Something Profound Weddings

Identifying herself as the “Leslie Knope of Weddings” and “Your Most Efficient Third Wheel,” Rebecca, owner of Something Profound Weddings provides more than just wedding planning and design services. She’s also an ordained minister, offering wedding officiating services for large and small celebrations.

Sustainable Soirées

If hosting an environmentally-conscious celebration is top of mind for you, look no further than Sustainable Soirées. Led by lead planner Bristol, Sustainable Soirées  creates events that leave a lasting impression on your guests, not the environment. Core values include conscious paper consumption, an eco-friendly creative team, smart design techniques, charitable donations, and local sourcing.

Questions to ask a wedding planner

Not sure where to begin when it comes to interviewing wedding planners in Chicago? I’ve done some of the hard work for you by gathering a list of 10 questions to ask a wedding planner.