- 9 years ago
Hello Chicago Bees,
I am just starting out my own event planning business and in order to build my portfolio, I wanted to do a few weddings for free! (That makes you happy, no?)
A little bit about me:
I worked as an event planner for a well known not-for-profit in Chicago for four years. I quit in December of 2008 when my boyfriend and I left to travel to South America for 6 months. (Hi, Bear Cub). We just got back to the city and I am currently going to school and doing events on the side. I have done a few weddings for friends and colleagues, but wanted to do a few more before I start charging and I thought Weddingbee would be the perfect source to find those brides (or grooms!) I am happy to pass along my resume and references for people I have worked for before (so you can feel more comfortable in my skill set). My website is in the works and I can pass that along to you when completed as well and I am happy to meet in person before either of us commit!
A little bit about you:
I am hoping to do a few (TBD) weddings this summer or early Fall. I am eventually going to be charging and making this into a valid business, so I would like to get started as soon as possible. I am hoping you are getting married in Chicago or surrounding area and perhaps didn’t originally think you needed/budgeted for a DOC. Perhaps you have created more DIY projects than originally planned for and need help keeping the day on schedule so you/your family don’t have to be in charge of that. I would also appreciate the reference after the fact if you think I did a good job to friends/family/colleagues who would be willing to pay for a planner/DOC. I plan to have very reasonable rates when I start charging as I am just starting up.
If you are interested, please email me at [email protected] with your date and information about your event. If the date works out for both of us, it will be a first come, first serve basis.
Thanks so much, I look forward to hearing from you soon!