(Closed) North Shore Chicago Wedding Planner / Day of Coordinator Cost?

posted 6 years ago in Chicago
Post # 2
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Worker bee

That seems about right for Chicagoland. I’m also from the area and I wouldn’t expect the prices to be cheap, especially if you’re talking North Shore. You might look to the outlying suburbs to find someone who is a bit more reasonable, or talk to your friends to see if they know anyone who has an interest in getting into the industry. Personally speaking, I have a friend who lives in Highland Park and she is interested in doing wedding coordinating as a side business and I am planning on enlisting her help and getting her name out there. I’m not yet engaged though (hope to be soon), and she’s never done it before, so it will be a learning experience for both of us. I am planning on paying her, but I know she’d charge much less than those amounts.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I’ve seen that price before, but you can do better. I worked with Naturally Yours Events for my downtown Chicago wedding, and it was flawless. I had month-of coordination for $1400. PM me for more info. I truly can’t say enough about them. 🙂

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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northshorebride:  I used Five Grain Events and they were amazing!  It was called “day-of” coordination, but really that included 3 meetings, unlimited email contact from the day I signed the contract, vendor recommendations, all vendor communication the week of, contact lists of all family and bridal party and communication with them.  The wedding day was totally stress free, everything was taken care of.  

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Versailles Banquets (Northwest Suburbs of Chicago)

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northshorebride:  We are doing just DOC, and she is charging is $1,800 for the day. She is pretty well known and she has been amazing so far! I am getting married in October in Buffalo Grove and after planning for 9 months now and helping plan 2 bat mitzvah’s and many many parties, I am for sure interested. PM me and we can talk 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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northshorebride:  At the time it was $1200, but she had just started the business so I imagine the prices are higher now.  Even if they are, it’s still a GREAT deal for all they provide.  Check out their website!

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Blushing bee

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northshorebride:  I used Loreen from Clementine custom events for my downtown Chicago wedding and I can’t say enough good things about her.  Hiring her for day of coordination (though it was really more like month of) was the best decision we made.  She was $2500, but worth MUCH more!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Cherry Orchard

They have their current pricing information on the site here http://the-el.com/wedding-planning-services/. I have not used them yet, however i am using them in May. I have worked side by side with one of the planners in a professional fundraising special events capacity. She is seriously like having 3 people!

 

ETA: their site looks a bit different than it used to. It says they specialize in full wedding planning, although its worth reaching out to see if they provide DOC services! 

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