01. full wedding planning + design

02 wedding day management

03. destination weddings 


Full Wedding planning & design

Illinois wedding planner

 Here are some of the elements included in our Full Illinois Wedding Planning & Design Package….

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■  Available to clients for unlimited phone calls and emails.
■ Full direction of wedding planning and coordination, including site visits and selection, vendor referrals and attendance at vendor interviews meetings and contract review.
■ Event design direction including theme, style and concept boards.  
■ Budget preparation and management.
■ Development of an appropriate planning time frame; guiding you through the process so the planning is enjoyable and as stress-free.
■Client access to our state-of-the-art on-line wedding planning tool (Click here for more information on our planning portal). Our mobile-friendly software helps you stay organized while on the go. It tracks important information and details such as…
              - Master guest list which can be used for other celebrations such as showers and rehearsal dinner with a click of a button
              - Drag-and-drop seating chart creator (our favorite!)
              - Tracking for guest entrée selection and dietary restrictions
              - Budget spreadsheet and calculator
              - Master timeline as well as individual timelines for vendors, wedding party and family members
              - Tracking of special guest considerations such as booster seats, wheelchair, etc.
■ Receive guest RSVP cards and record responses, entrée selections, dietary restrictions
■ Create your event floor plan through the use of our on-line 3D-software which will allow you to virtually walk-thru your space.  
■ Complimentary loaner service of any wedding props in our inventory (card holder, floor easel for signage, cake stand and more.)

wedding eve

■ Rehearsal Coordination


■ Lead Planner on-site from pre-ceremony through reception (up to 18 hours).
■ Two assistants on site for 8 hours.
■ Use of Bridal Party Emergency Kit (150+ items – see what’s in our kit)
■ Oversee direction of schedule of events.
■ Oversee vendor coordination and set-up (florists, decorations, rentals, gift/cake tables, musicians, DJ, etc.).
■ Delivery of small personal items to ceremony and/or reception sites (such as programs, ceremonial objects, toasting glasses, cake and knife set, menu cards, escort cards, etc.).
■ Distribution of any final payments and/or gratuities to applicable vendors.
■ Oversee safe packing and transportation of gifts, cards and personal items such as toasting goblets, cake topper and guest book with a designated family or bridal party member.

click here to request a proposal  outlining the full details of  this planning package

■ Budget planning (add-on service for Wedding Day Management clients)
■ Venue Search (add-on service for Wedding Day Management clients)
■ Engagement Party Planning
■ Bachelor / Bachelorette Party Planning
■ Bridal / Couple's Shower Planning
■ Rehearsal Dinner Venue Search
■ Rehearsal Dinner Planning & Coordination
■ Post-Wedding Day Brunch Planning and Coordination
■ Research and/or Coordinate Wedding Guest Activities 
■ Curate and/or Assemble Guest Welcome Bags
■ Curate and/or Assemble Guest Favors
■ Guest Concierge Service
■ Curate Ladies Room / Men’s Room Amenity Baskets 
■ Personal Styling Services
■ Plus more...

The Gilded Aisle offers a variety of a la carte services to help make your wedding day journey complete.

A la Carte