Top 10 Chicago Wedding Planners

Get the help you want with the best Chicago wedding planners. From full-service to al a carte wedding coordination services, we’ve gathered the most trusted and experienced planners in Chicago for you to choose from. Make your wedding planning experience as easy and fun as possible.

1. LOLA Event Productions

1917 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647
773.942.6172 l LOLAeventproductions.com

LOLA Event Productions takes pride in hosting savvy, stylish and fun events that make a lasting impression.  The LOLA team offers a combined 50+ years of wedding and event planning experience, having worked with some of the cities most celebrated venues like The Chicago Cultural Center, Cafe Brauer, The Ritz Carlton Hotel, The Chicago History Museum, MCA, The Park Hyatt Hotel and many more. Drawing inspiration from her fine arts and design education at Parsons, owner Lori Stephenson combines passion and a sharp, relentless attention to detail. She and the highly trained and creative team bring diverse backgrounds to each and every event and will work to highlight unique touches that reflect the personalities of LOLA clients.

There is a range of services from Lavish Lola for full coordination to less comprehensive options like Little Bit O’Lola, Last Minute Lola or On Location Lola, to personally cater to the things you need done. Whether you want assistance with vendor selection and negotiation, budget projections and styling through unlimited meetings and correspondence or just an extra set of hands to implement the decor for your big day, LOLA Event Productions has a package to accommodate your needs seamlessly. Lori and the LOLA team will put their creative brainpower to work and believe a successful event occurs when guests feel excited, cherished, welcomed and exuberant!

Price Range: $$$
Services: Full Coordination Services, Available for Consultation Only, Available for Wedding Day Coordination

2. Birch Design Studio

1117 North Dearborn Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610
312.280.6811 | birchdesignstudio.com

Birch Design Studio is where traditional wedding etiquette meets the beautifully orchestrated unexpected details. With her worldly perspective, Marina Alexander Birch leads the unparalleled couture event design planning and production company, Birch Design Studio. A background in art and a passion for design allows Birch to create events where beauty, architecture, and fashion combine to create an experience that not only matches your vision but also exceeds your expectations. Handling every event with care and discretion, BDS pays attention to each and every detail that results in a meticulously crafted wedding. To provide the type of consistency that a flawless event needs, one point person from BDS follows you throughout the whole wedding planning process.

From conceptualization to production, BDS is with you every step of the way creating an event that uniquely reflects you. Birch Design Studios orchestrate breathtaking events unlike any other design company with their ability to enable all of your senses. BDS’s portfolio speaks for itself, with each customized event that is both timeless and unforgettable. From invitation design to transportation, let Birch Design Studio take care of all your wedding needs. With the ability to see things in a unique perspective, BDS designs your events without limits, creating a world that exceeds your wildest imagination.

Price Range: $$$$
Services: Full Coordination Services, Available for Consultation Only, Available for Wedding Day Coordination

3. One Fine Day Events

Chicago & Suburbs, IL
630.742.4010 | onefinedaychicago.com

One Fine Day Events is your one-stop place for all of your wedding planning needs. From event coordination to custom invitations to distinguished gifts and favors, One Fine Day Events provides it all. While One Fine Day Events realizes that no two couples are the same, they believe that no two weddings should be alike. OFDE offers four different types of wedding planning services: day of coordination, full service design and innovation, partial planning and coordination, and complete wedding day planning and coordination. With OFDE you also have the ability to customize your own wedding planning package with a la carte services available upon request.

At OFDE, Gina leads the team with her extensive background in the wedding planning industry. Known for her professional and detail-oriented demeanor, Gina gets to know you all the while going above and beyond your expectations to deliver an unforgettable experience. Not only is OFDE able to plan your big day but it also provides stationary options through its online boutique where you can personalize your invitations and other paper goods. The boutique also offers wedding day essentials; from cake toppers to wedding bubbles, OFDE has what you need.  Let the staff at OFDE turn your dream into a reality with their experience, relationships, and passionate attitude.

Price Range: $$
Services: Full Coordination Services, Available for Consultation Only, Available for Wedding Day Coordination

4. Sweet Pea Wedding Studio

603 W Arlington Pl, Chicago, IL 60614
847.431.4717 l sweetpeaweddingstudio.com

When you invite Sweet Pea Wedding Studio to be part of your special day, you will have nothing to worry about from the first kiss to saying “I DO” to dancing the night away. Sweet Pea Wedding Studio prides itself on being able to accommodate brides and grooms on any budget. Whether it’s a do-it-yourself wedding or one with an extensive list of vendors, SPWS is committed to adding the unique touches to your special day. From arranging bouquets, to folding programs, to making favors, let SWPS take care of all the details.

Offering 6 wedding planning packages, along with a la carte options, SPWS has a service just for you. Beginning with the daisy package, SPWS offers 3 one-hour consultations in which their creative staff discusses do-it-yourself wedding projects. With the rose package you are given guidance regarding your budget and booking primary vendors. There is also the sweet pea package for wedding day coordination and the orchid package which includes day of coordination plus extra hours of consultations used however you see fit. For an all-inclusive wedding planning package, SPWS has the peony package, which ensures the talented staff of SPWS will be with you every step of the way, from your engagement to the very last dance. With SPWS, you’ll take away the memories of a night you’ll never forget.

Price Range: $
Services: Full Coordination Services, Available for Consultation Only, Available for Wedding Day Coordination

5. Michelle Durpetti Events

505 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 575 Chicago, IL 60654
312.988.9900 | durpettievents.com

With her entrepreneurial spirit and creative attention to detail, Michelle Durpetti has propelled Michelle Durpetti Events into a highly respected Chicago-based wedding coordination and event management company. The team at Michelle Durpetti Events is created of visionaries with a wide range of talents, all who bring a unique creative style to the company. Altogether, the team at MDE has over 20 years of experience in the event planning industry and has coordinated over 150 events. The combined experience and talent of the team at MDE can’t be denied as they have produced events for high-profile clients both nationally and in the Chicagoland area with more than satisfied clients.

Respected for their attention to detail, MDE is committed to creating your memorable event from start to finish. MDE offers full, partial and month of wedding coordination. Guiding you through the wedding planning process, MDE works hard in planning your big day, so that you don’t have to. MDE is known for their reputable professionalism and work ethic, two essentials qualities of a wedding planning service that don’t go unnoticed. Your wedding is supposed to be about you and MDE is there to ensure that you’re enjoying the day as much as your guests.

Price Range: $$
Services: Full Coordination Services, Available for Consultation Only, Available for Wedding Day Coordination

6. Clementine Custom Events

833 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60654
773.961.8335 l clementinecustomevents.com

With over 500 career weddings planned combined, the driving forces behind Clementine Custom Events certainly know how to execute a once-in-a-lifetime wedding experience. Led by Kelly Cavanaugh, a certified wedding planner, the ladies of Clementine Custom Events have over 35 years of combined experience in the industry with specialties in menu design and food and beverage catering. The background in catering has provided CCE with the ability to precisely time events, easily conquering any logistical problem that may arise.

The experience of the team at CCE has also garnered solid relationships with prominent vendors within the Chicagoland area. CCE offers a variety of wedding planning services that include; full custom wedding and event planning, day of event coordination, vendor selection and budget management, and bridal consulting and idea generation. Whatever service you choose, CCE prides itself on being fresh, bold, and clever: a combination of characteristics that are reflected in the company’s portfolio. The positive attitude and unrelenting passion for making your important day that much more special is evident in the work of CCE. Ensuring that your wedding day reflects you, you can be confident that CCE will produce a flawlessly executed wedding that brings your vision to life.

Price Range: $$
Services: Full Coordination Services, Available for Consultation Only, Available for Wedding Day Coordination

7. BCR Events

4420 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640
773.484.6136 l bcrevents.com

BCR Events operates under the idea that each client is unique and so is their special event. For 13 years, the talented staff at BCR has offered event planning and consulting to the Chicago area. Owner Bambi Caicedo Rogers brings industry experience, as a manager of one of the city’s most popular vendors, as well as a refined sense of style and attention to detail. Her partner, Nicki Eisenstein, has also established a network of invaluable relationships with the city’s top vendors, making the BCR team a highly respected name among Chicago wedding planners. With a focus on customer service and attentiveness to clients needs, BCR events strives to bring every aspect of a clients vision to life.

They will customize a planning package best suited for each client’s style and needs. Your consultant can work with you through budget development, venue selection and vendor contract negotiations. They will use their expertise and networking to select vendors for the best in photography, videography, music, entertainment, lighting, audiovisual, stationery, calligraphy, floral decor, hair, makeup and everything else! A member of the BCR team will also be available to put it all together, run a ceremony rehearsal and even dress the bride for her big day. With a unique industry-insider perspective and a true eye for style and detail, BCR guarantees flawless, incomparable events.

Price Range: $$
Services: Full Coordination Services, Available for Wedding Day Coordination

8. Wedding Now

Logan Square, Chicago, IL
847.363.3102 l weddingnowchicago.com

After planning a few family weddings in a short time, owner Allie House realized how time-consuming planning and executing a wedding could be. Through Wedding Now, she strives to give the bride time to enjoy her special day by taking care of all of the essentials, from start to finish. Allie brings a background in design, certification as a wedding planner and event coordinator and a true passion for weddings to the industry. Specializing in modern wedding design and wedding coordination, Wedding Now offers a wide range of packages to fit the need of any budget. She provides full service Wedding Planning, which starts with a free initial consultant and includes everything from one-on-one inspiration meetings, vendor referrals, and ceremony and reception layout design to style advice and budgeting.

The Day-Of Coordination option includes services from an on-site walk through, coordination and confirmation of all vendors, as well as up to 10 hours of wedding day service. She also offers a less comprehensive Blueprint Planning option with a two hour planning meeting, full access to the preferred vendor list, personalized layout and budget plans and up to 8 hours of phone and email consultation, perfect for a bride who has a vision locked down and needs little guidance. Wedding Now offers experience with brides and grooms of varying cultures and faiths, as well as a multitude of venues across Chicago. Allie will work closely with a bride and groom to create a unique experience that is infused with their personality and style.

Price Range: $$, $$$
Services: Full Coordination Services, Available for Consultation Only, Available for Wedding Day Coordination

9. I.N.S.P.I.R.E.D Celebrations

Serving Chicago, IL
773.398.0499 l inspirecelebration.com

I.N.S.P.I.R.E.D Celebrations is an acronym for parties that are Individualized, Never Stressful, Sophisticated, Perfectly Affordable, Incredibly Artistic, Romantic, Exceptionally Detailed and a Dream Come True. INSPIRED understands that starting married life under a mountain of debt and strives to minimize each client’s expenses in whatever way possible. When planning, designing and coordinating events, they take into consideration any past debts or future savings that may affect a couples wedding budget. By investing in I.N.S.P.I.R.E.D Celebrations to plan your wedding, you will benefit from knowledgeable savings that will more than cover the cost.

Owner Jessica Fortier believes the engagement period should be exciting, romantic and celebratory and strives to save you from the endless stress and anxiety that can come from planning an event. Drawing from 8 years of experience as a lawyer, she brings is organized, detail-oriented and skilled at negotiating the contract terms and prices necessary to book a vendor. A self proclaimed, “deal connoisseur”, Jessica boasts savvy shopping for great deals on wedding décor, without sacrificing any quality. INSPIRED is ideal for the stylish, yet budget-conscious bride. With a valuable skillset and exceptional service, I.N.S.P.I.R.E.D Celebrations will create your dream wedding for a lower budget than you could have possibly imagined.

Price Range: $$
Services: Full Coordination Services, Available for Consultation Only, Available for Wedding Day Coordination

10. Parrott Party Productions

3259 N. Seminary Avenue Chicago, IL 60657
312.318.3225 | parrottpartyproductions.com

Whether you’re hosting an intimate backyard ceremony or celebrating with 500 of your closest friends, Parrott Party Productions has planning services to meet your wedding day needs. P3 can provide it all; from proposal planning to event styling, this Chicago-based event planning company has all the bases for your big day covered. By offering three different wedding suites and six types of event planning services, P3 is sure to have a package to fit your wedding day needs. Believing that your wedding should be as stress-free as possible, P3 also offers a la carte services tailored to fill the missing holes in your wedding day plans.

From visual proposals to centerpiece samples, P3 is committed to help elevate your big day into an unforgettable memory. Working with P3 allows you identify your needs and then tailor your packages accordingly. Parrott Party Productions also offer floral services; curating floral displays with unparalleled drama and design. Selecting flowers from all over the world, Parrot Production’s Floral Designs ensures that your wedding flowers are uniquely yours and unlike any other. The talented team behind Parrott Party Productions has the ability to offer whatever services your wedding day plans need, ensuring that your day is flawless from start to finish.

Price Range: $$
Services: Full Coordination Services, Available for Consultation Only, Available

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