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It's happening, you have a wedding day coming! You have come to SoiréeSmith in search of help, but each couple and wedding is unique. 

I offer everything from full-service planning for busy clients who need help from day 1 with sourcing, negotiating and coordinating all vendors, to partial planning for the couple who have made headway all on their own, at SoiréeSmith all our packages are completely customized off of the "Baseline" to accommodate the size, time commitment and complexity of the event, and always provide on-site coordination for the rehearsal and wedding day! At the very minimum with the Baseline: your last 30 days in the wedding countdown you can count on passing off the final details and minutiae and focus on you guys and all your family and friends coming in for the big day!

 
North Shore Chicago Wedding Planner

The Baseline (Month-of) Wedding Service

1 month out: Turnover Meeting!

We sit down and ensure all the moving pieces are in order. Vendor contracts are reviewed and become my responsibility. From this meeting out, I am the main point of contact.

3 weeks out: Timeline Established

A hyper-detailed and thoughtful itinerary for the weekend is established and signed off by you. This is now communicated to your vendors and bridal party by moi!

1-2 weeks out: Vendor Walkthrough

Final tour of the venue conducted with key vendor team members!

1 week out: Item Handoff

Physical handoff of all day-of items that you don't want to worry about carting around yourself. 

1 day out: Rehearse!

Walkthrough with your wedding party. Lead (or assisted) by SoiréeSmith at the ceremony venue. Final reminders to everyone before sending you off to celebrate that night!

The Big Day: Stress Free!

This is where we shine and why you need SoiréeSmith! All the finer details we've carefully crafted take over, and are monitored by myself and assistants.

Services provided on the day (but not limited to):

  • Timeline management

  • Oversee vendor load in & setup according to plans

  • Assist in dressing of bride and bridal party

  • Coordination of bridal party items & bridal suite clean up

  • Transportation management

  • Place card arrangement

  • Table counts and place setting refinement

  • Collection and organization of all personal items, gifts etc. at the conclusion of the night

  • Distribution of any final payments and gratuities to your vendors

  • Always ready for any "emergencies", items needed etc.

after the wedding: Follow up!

Reviews welcomed! We will submit your wedding to publications         (with permission of course)

 
 

A la carte Service Add-ons

sourcing, negotiation & Contract Management

Overwhelmed by the options? Don't know who might fit your budget vs. what you love on Pinterest? Contracts not your thing? What is reasonable to ask for? This might be an obvious add on for you!

 

design consultation & Management

Have an underlying theme you want to communicate across invitations, floral and more? Want a guide through comparing proposals, finding the perfect paperie and design company? This part is for you! Probably our most common add on!

 
North Shore Chicago Wedding & Event Planner
Winnetka Wedding Planner
Wedding Planner Chicago & North Shore
 

transportation management & logistics

How do you get people from hotels to ceremony to reception & back again?!? Bridal party photos with multiple locations? Let SoiréeSmith handle & worry about the logistics! You and your squad just show up!

 

hotel guest management

Have a lot of out-of-town'ers? Multiple hotel room blocks?        Want to Impress your guests upon arrival? Looking for creative theming to your welcome box?

 

But do not just take my word for it....