Luxury wedding planning
with a twist
As top Chicago wedding planners and coordinators, our award-winning planning services are sought after from clients around the country. Our focus on logistics, budget and design results in a seamless, enjoyable planning experience that is fully customized to each couple. Many of our clients have busy lives and rely on us to keep their planning on track. We enjoy nothing more than to provide expert event management that will have clients and guests raving for years to come!
Some of our areas of focus include:
Contract review and negotiation
Comprehensive on-site management
Some of our specialties include:
Outdoor and tented events
Destination events in Chicago
Traditional events with a personal touch
LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming events
Luxury events with extensive logistical management
Click the buttons below to find out more about full planning, partial planning and coordination. We also offer custom packages!
In addition to the planning package details in the links above, here is more information about what sets us apart as Chicago's most unique and experienced boutique planning team. Clients and vendors know us as the best wedding planners in Chicago for a reason; learn more about how our expertise and personal approach can benefit you.
WHY HIRE A PLANNER?
It’s more than helping you choose vendors and color schemes. It’s more than keeping the timeline on track. We fill in all those little gaps to create a seamless planning process and a beautiful, enjoyable wedding day with a lifetime of happy memories.
We help you save by:
Avoiding hidden costs and costly mistakes
Using our extensive vendor network to your advantage
Expertly negotiating contracts for the best terms and rates
Including cutting-edge event design as part of our planning service - a rarity!
Providing sound, experienced guidance to help clients get the best return on their vendor investments
Abiding by a strict ethical code which means we will never take a cut of your budget or receive any kickbacks
We set ourselves apart as top Chicago wedding planners by:
Staying honest. Every feature, review and referral we receive is entirely organic. We never pay to be included on any "best" lists or to generate leads. Nearly all of our clients come to us through referrals.
Investing in our team. Our team of experienced, highly trained event experts operates according to our tried and true standards. We don't leave anything to chance.
Giving personal attention. Owner Kate works with all partial and full planning clients from start to finish, including the entirety of their wedding day. Since founding the company in 2012 she has established herself as one of the most highly praised planners in Chicago.
Planning weddings exclusively. When you work with us, you work with planners who have devoted their entire careers to weddings. We know that your wedding is not like any other kind of event.
Limiting our scope. We are limited to a maximum of 6 partial planning and 6 full planning events each year. We are careful to book in a way that allows us to fully devote ourselves to each event, and we always take care to ensure we're the right fit.
The time and stress you save in working with the right planner can be priceless. Let us handle the details while you relax.
We get results
Decades of collective experience in the Chicago wedding industry give our team an edge. Our services are in demand because couples and vendors enjoy working with us, and we are able to execute seamless, beautiful events at competitive rates. We abide by a strict code of ethical business practices, including a strict policy against taking commissions. It's all about working in the best interest of our clients.
We “wow” our clients
A limited number of events booked each year means we get to give our all to each one. Check out our reviews to see what our past clients have to say about their experiences with us. Our selective booking process involves no sales pressure, just a desire to make sure we are the right fit for you. With a team small enough to provide a personal touch and big enough to get serious results no matter what the demands, the quality of our service is unmatched.
We give back
With membership in the Chicago Green Wedding Alliance and support for multiple nonprofits, we are proud to be involved in our community. Greening our events and giving back are a essential part of what Chicago Vintage Weddings is all about. Our causes of choice include marriage equality, animal rescue, and elder care. We are especially involved in animal rescue, providing support for One Tail and a Time and Second City Canine Rescue on a regular basis, and even taking in fosters in our office! It's important to us to be involved in our community!
Just like every couple, every planning experience is unique.
Our services are tailored to suit your needs, with a personable approach that is reassuring, fun and practical.
We are always one step ahead in helping to clarify what your needs are, even when you might not be sure.
We get it. Planning a wedding is a big deal and we are here to help you do it right, in a way that is true to you.
Planning weddings is more than a job to us; planning weddings is a life's passion.