Laurels
Best Wedding
Planners in
Chicago
2017

Why These Wedding Planners?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored wedding planners on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best wedding planners in Chicago, IL.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

A Perfect Pair

A Perfect Pair is a Chicago-based wedding planner. The company's services include full-service planning, day-of coordination, and a la carte services. These a la carte services allow couples to truly pick and choose exactly what they need, and include RSVP management, shower planning, and budget management. A Perfect Pair promises to do everything it can to make each client's personal wedding dreams a reality. Previous clients praise the teams calming presence and quality vendor recommendations.

Chicago, IL(773) 789-9302

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Big City Bride

Big City Bride is an established Chicago wedding planner. The team provides three packages that offer varying degrees of wedding planner involvement. Big City Bride will gladly plan every part of the wedding, or only take care of certain details. In addition, Big City Bride’s weddings have been featured in a number of notable publications, including MOD Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Huffington Post, Reuters, and The Knot.

Chicago, IL(773) 525-7526

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Bliss by Sam

Bliss by Sam is a Chicago-based wedding planner. The company does local Chicago weddings as well as destination weddings, providing full-service wedding planning, event styling, partial wedding planning, final month coordination, and day-of coordination. These different packages allow the bride and groom to personalize their planning experience according to how involved they want the planner to be on their big day. Happy clients praise the team's flexibility and professionalism.

Chicago, IL(312) 465-2295

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Chicago Vintage Weddings

Chicago Vintage Weddings offers wedding planning, wedding coordination, and vintage rentals in the Chicago area. The company provides both full-service and partial wedding planning. Vintage pieces for rent include furniture, table tops, and décor. For those planning a wedding with a vintage touch, Chicago Vintage Weddings has it all. In addition, the company was featured on Style Me Pretty and is a Green Garden Alliance approved vendor.

Chicago, IL(312) 504-1478

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Citygirl

Citygirl is an event planner located in Lincoln Park, Chicago. The company plans weddings, proposals, social events, and corporate events. Wedding planning services include full-service planning, design service, wedding month coordination, destination wedding planning, and elopement planning. Satisfied clients stress the team’s positive, calm spirit. Citygirl has a 5-star Yelp rating and has been featured on Style Me Pretty.

Chicago, IL(312) 725-8321

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Engaging Events by Ali

Wedding planner Ali offers full-service wedding planning and design both in Chicago and globally. She is available for destination weddings, and also offers “event management” as opposed to planning, for those couples that have most of the wedding details figured out. Ali was chosen as the top wedding planner by the editor of Bride Magazine.

Chicago, IL(773) 777-2299

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Five Grain Events

Five Grain Events provides event planning services to the Chicago area. The company does wedding planning, wedding coordination, social events, and corporate events. Taking care of every little detail, the team stresses its attention to logistics and promises to achieve the client's creative vision. Five Grain Events plans celebrations that are filled with individual personality.

Chicago, IL(773) 359-3106

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Greatest Expectations Sepcial Events & Weddings, Inc.

Greatest Expectations offers custom event and wedding planning in the Chicago area. The company promises event planning that is tailored to every client’s specific needs. Greatest Expectations also provides proposal planning. Owner and event director Heather Vickery has experience in event design, marketing, hotel sales, catering, and non-profit event management. She has been planning events and weddings for Greatest Expectations for over a decade. Finally, the team has achieved a number of honors, such as being featured in Wedding Wire’s Bride’s Choice Awards for six years straight.

Chicago, IL(312) 994-2321

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Lisa Gordon Events

Lisa Gordon Events is a Chicago wedding, party, and event planning business that offers day-of wedding coordination, wedding consultation, and customizable partial and full-service planning. Lisa specializes in non-traditional and eco-friendly events. Lisa has three decades of experience in everything from concerts and street fairs to family parties and academic conferences. She has done it all and promises to meet all needs at a budget-friendly price point.

Evanston, IL(847) 492-1302

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Liven It Up Events

Liven It Up Events is a Chicago-based company that plans weddings, cooperate events, and social events. The company's wedding services include a full-service planner, a partial planning consultant, and a day-of coordinator. Anthony Navarro, the founder and senior event coordinator, has over a decade of event planning experience. Liven It Up Events was included in Wedding Wire's Couples’ Choice Awards in 2016, has a 5-star Yelp rating, and has been featured on The Today Show.

Chicago, IL(773) 727-4929

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LK Events

Chicago-based LK Events plans weddings, social events, and corporate events. The team has experience with budget-friendly gatherings, as well as lavish celebrations. LK offers full-service wedding planning and wedding coordination, striving to plan personal events that encapsulate the bride and groom’s vision. The team was featured on Sassy Chicago Weddings, and satisfied clients praise the team’s pleasant demeanor and listening skills.

Chicago, IL(630) 747-8688

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Lola Event Productions

Lola Event Productions plans weddings, social events, and corporate events in the Chicago area. For weddings, Lola offers a variety of wedding packages from full service to partial planning. The passionate team has over five decades of combined experience and has won a number of awards, including Wedding Wire's Couples' Choice Award. Lola Event Productions was named one of the world's best wedding planners by Vogue.

Chicago, IL(773) 942-6172

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One Fine Day Events

One Fine Day provides wedding planning and event management services to the Chicago area. The company offers full-service wedding planning, as well as wedding coordination, and promises personalized events. These professional planners have over a decade of experience and offer day-of coordination, wedding design, RSVP management, vendor negotiation, and much, much more. One Fine Day also provides a la carte services, letting brides and grooms truly customize the experience to their personal needs.

La Grange, IL(630) 742-4010

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Shannon Gail

Shannon Gail runs a qualified team of Chicago-based wedding planners. The team's services include but are not limited to venue selection, budget management, event décor, guest list management, and day of scheduling. Shannon Gail made it into The Knot Hall of Fame, was The Knot’s Best of Weddings pick, and was featured on MOD Wedding.

Chicago, IL(773) 580-3660

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Simply Azure Events

Simply Azure Events offers wedding planning services in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. The company provides full-service, partial planning, and a la carte services, such as makeup application and place card design. Simply Azure has planned a number of cultural weddings, including Persian, Jewish, and Romanian weddings. The expert team was featured in Chicago Style Weddings and in Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Awards 2016.

Bartlett, IL(708) 404-9965

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SQN Events

SQN offers wedding and event planning, styling, and coordination in the Chicago area. Owner Beth Bernstein has spent years planning weddings at SQN with the help of an experienced staff. The team offers highly customizable wedding planning services, and can start helping a bride and groom at any point in the wedding planning process. The company is devoted to personalized events and promises varied vendors that can satisfy any client. SQN was featured in Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Awards 2016 and in Inside Weddings Editor’s Circle 2015.

Chicago, IL(773) 469-6095

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Storybook

Storybook is a Chicago wedding planner providing both full-service and partial planning services. Services include coordination and day of execution by the expert Storybook team. This team includes founder and lead planner Nicole Hensley, who has a background in catering and previously helped manage events for the Walt Disney Company. She was also the recipient of the 2015 NACE/ILEA Chicago Excellence Rising Star Award. Storybook’s satisfied couples stress the teams accommodating and supportive nature.

Chicago, IL(312) 231-4941

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Sweetchic Events, Inc.

Sweetchic Events has been focusing solely on wedding planning for nearly a decade. The Chicago-based company only plans a limited number of weddings per year, as event planners stress an exacting, intimate coordination of every wedding. The company offers both partial and complete wedding day management. Complete wedding day management includes a month of close coordination with a wedding planner, with the planner handling every single detail, from photographer to wedding gown accessories. Happy clients praise Sweetchic Events' true attention to detail.

Chicago, IL(773) 789-8292

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The Ideal Day

The Ideal Day is a wedding and event planner serving the Chicago area. The team’s wedding planning packages include day-of coordination and before the wedding day planning. The Ideal Day also offers a la carte services, letting the bride and groom pick and choose from a list of services. These a la carte services include budget coaching, wedding day rentals, and concierge-type services. The Ideal Day has a 5-star Yelp rating and owner Laura Patterson has worked in many of Chicago's premier venues.

Chicago, IL(773) 991-6430

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Visions Event Studio

Visions plans Chicago proposals, weddings, and events. Wedding planning services include full-service wedding planning, custom design, and day-of coordination. Event planning services include full-service event planning and management at both private and cooperate celebrations. Visions events have been featured on Style Me Pretty and The Today Show. Positive reviews praise Visions’ fantastic vendor connections.

Chicago, IL(773) 260-0227

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