A Fresh Event is proud to offer full-service wedding planning as well as event coordination services. We tailor each experience to our clients' specific needs and are able to come on board at any point in the planning process.
With contemporary planning at A Fresh Event, couples work closely with their lead planner who will guide them through their wedding planning experience and take on the role of trusted advisor, confidant and coordinator from the moment of booking through the wedding weekend itself.
One hallmark of all A Fresh Event experiences is education and guidance. Our contemporary planning offering begins with time devoted to learning more about the Chicago market, and walking through a proposed budget tailored to your situation -- believe us, no two weddings are the same! Through the process of selecting vendors, your planner will make personal recommendations, review all proposals, and provide counsel where needed with the goal of empowering you to feel secure in knowing you have made the best decisions for your day.
Your planner will also ensure that your vision is brought to life, starting with mood boards that will be used to collaborate with other vendors to facilitate a creative and exciting design process, while we handle all of the logistics and details of putting together an unforgettable event. Through monthly task lists, customized planning sheets and unlimited email communication, you will be kept on track and focused on only the task at hand, while we keep the big picture in mind.
Once the big day draws closer, your planner will transition into a coordination role, which you can learn more about by clicking the arrow below.
You’ve assembled a fantastic team of vendors, and now need the professional help to take your planning to the finish line. Your coordinator joins your team to become the point person for all things related to logistics, timelines, and execution of the day itself.
Beginning approximately eight weeks before your day, we will go over every detail of your wedding in-depth and make plans to set everyone up for success. From there, we’re the ones who will be talking to all of your vendors to confirm load-in schedules, timing out shuttle services, plus learning your grandparents’ names, double-checking the linen order, and running a final venue walkthrough to iron out details in the space itself. We will put together a comprehensive timeline and contact sheet so everyone knows where to be and when to be there. During these two months we also make ourselves available to you to talk through any last-minute worries, changes, or just things you need to get off your chest!
On your wedding day, we arrive with our assistants and our (if we do say so ourselves) fairly impressive emergency kit, and from there oversee every detail to make sure things run smoothly, and more importantly, that you and your partner are totally comfortable, taken care of, and able to truly enjoy every moment together on such an important day in your lives.
Need a little something extra? You can choose to add on once-a-month virtual meetings with your coordinator to supplement your independent planning.
Get us on your calendar! Fill out a contact form to start the conversation. Within one business day, an AFE team member will be in touch with additional information (because we're all about those details) and will schedule your complimentary virtual consultation meeting.
We want to learn more about you -- A Fresh Event owner Jen will meet you on a video call to learn more about what you're looking for in a planner and walk you through A Fresh Event's approach to weddings.
Watch for that proposal to hit your inbox! Within one business day, you'll receive a customized proposal for your wedding weekend including a comprehensive outline of services offered and your total anticipated investment.
Questions? Not a problem. We're happy to schedule another call with your anticipated lead planner to ensure that you have a great connection with them. They're able to answer any questions you have about the proposal, as well.
You've accepted that proposal, so now's when we do a little happy dance and put together your contract! Everything's handled online, so no need to locate a printer or run to the mailbox to make things official. Let's get planning!
“My wedding day from the time I woke up until 1 AM was the most joyous, laughter-filled, loving day of my life thanks to A Fresh Event handling all the heavy lifting. I was able to be in the moment and enjoy every minute because they were running the show.“