Chicago Wedding Planners + Coordinators

providing stress-free celebrations for fun-loving couples of Illinois

Serving the Greater Chicago area

If you’re looking to get married in Chi-town, and one of these sounds like you:

“I have a pretty good idea of what I want for my wedding, but zero ideas on how to get there.”

“I’m feeling stressed out and I wish I could just enjoy this special time of being engaged.”

“We are having a fusion/multicultural wedding, and I want to make both families happy.” 

“I’m worried about how much everything is going to cost.”

“I’m dreading any awkwardness or even flat out discrimination we may face from vendors.”

“I don’t really need a wedding planner. I can either do this myself or let my venue do it, right?!?”

“I have a pretty good idea of what I want for my wedding, but zero ideas on how to get there.”

You’re in the right place (and we are so excited to meet you!)

“I’m feeling stressed out and I wish I could just enjoy this special time of being engaged.”

You’re in the right place (and we are so excited to meet you!)

“We are having a fusion/multicultural wedding, and I want to make both families happy.” 

You’re in the right place (and we are so excited to meet you!)

You’re in the right place (and we are so excited to meet you!)

“I’m worried about how much everything is going to cost.”

“I’m dreading any awkwardness or even flat out discrimination we may face from vendors.”

You’re in the right place (and we are so excited to meet you!)

“I don’t really need a wedding planner. I can either do this myself or let my venue do it, right?!?”

You’re in the right place (and we are so excited to meet you!)

Imagine finding an advocate that not only cares deeply for your wedding vision but has planned hundreds of seamlessly executed weddings before. They will not only pull together your wedding vision, but they have advice, knowledge, and they will be your voice of calm in the midst of it all. 

Someone who will sit you down, and calmly say, “You don’t have to do it all yourself. I’m here for you.”

We will perfectly match you with your planner who will do just that. 

Our team of wedding planners are:

Expertly trained and very experienced



Connected to quality (and inclusive) vendors



More fun than you might expect from a bunch of Type As



Going to save you money (for real)

Here’s the thing: We may plan hundreds of weddings each year, but you’re guaranteed to feel like our one and only. 

Our mission: Make wedding planning fun (the way it is supposed to be) and give kind + generous couples (like you) a joyful celebration of love (because you deserve it!)

Are we speaking your language? Get in touch. 

A Note From Our Team

Well hey there! 

We are so happy that you are here! Are you feeling a little overwhelmed with planning your wedding? Don’t worry, we’ve got you! While we have you, we want to let you in on a little known secret. That yes, even if your venue is offering a “complimentary coordinator” you more than likely still need us. Let us explain...

We love working hand-in-hand with venues, so that they can do what they do best (provide awesome hospitality) while we do what we do best (execute your wedding vision.) Often when venues have a "complimentary wedding planner" as an incentive for booking their venue, they merely promise a person that will be present only on the wedding day, but not a true wedding planner.  

Some venues may offer a bit more, but make sure you get an itemized list of what they plan to do for you. Will they be setting up all your decor even if your ceremony is offsite? Are they helping you with your first look photos? Will they coordinate and lend a helping hand with all vendors (even assist with the floral install if needed)? Will they cue the DJ and Photographer along with all your loved ones giving speeches? Will they be tearing everything down at the end of the night? 

In our experience, probably not. And we don't want you to have to worry about those things!

The thing is: planners do about 90% of the work before the wedding day even happens and coordinates with all vendors so that you don’t have to. As wedding planners, we work for you, and our commitment is to you.

We understand how stressful planning can be. So we wanted to explain one of the biggest myths out there to ensure you have the information you need to have the perfect day. We want you to have a wedding planner! (and yes, even if it doesn’t happen to be us.) Because the truth is, if you are reading this, we care about your wedding.

We want your wedding to be the most stress-free, incredible day of your whole life. Because a love like yours deserves it.

– The seg team

Working with SEG was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. 

Working with the SEG Team was one of the BEST decisions we made for our wedding! Our planner was wonderful to work with and helped us plan a very detailed timeline for our wedding day. She helped us create inventory lists for everything we would need and made excellent recommendations. On the day of our wedding, the entire team went out of their way to make sure everything ran smoothly and it made the day virtually stress free! Every little thing was taken care of-from making sure our vendors had arrived and gotten set-up, to making sure events were running on time and rooms were ready and even running back to our suites to grab items like lipstick and champagne! Looking back on the day, I can't even imagine what it would have been like without this amazing team supporting us.

– Maithili

Who We Are

Our company was built on the idea that every engaged couple deserves a wedding planner. To provide that opportunity, we have four core pillars for our success:

A Personalized Experience

Hiring a team affords you more resources and expertise than hiring a sole planner so that you can receive an experience unlike what you’ll find anywhere else. We have perfected our planning process so that we can provide you an expert lead planner with a team of people under them for troubleshooting. We customize everything, and we do it without ever trying to sell you more than you need. Our services range from Day Of Coordination to Full-Service Planning, and we will tailor our services to match your exact needs and budget. 

Preferred Vendor Program

To save you money during the planning process, we offer pre-negotiated discounts and incentives from 400+ vendors across the country. We do not profit from these partnerships, because our vendors cannot pay to be a part of our list and we do not accept any commissions from them. The vendors on our list are solely there because we have worked with them time and time again and know they take incredible care of our couples.

Unparalleled Resources

Huge planning platforms often offer resources, but usually they are written by advertisers, not by wedding professionals, so they can lack the up-to-date information you need. Which is why our team of over 20 lead planners worked collaboratively over five years to develop wedding planning documents that you won’t find anywhere else. These lists, timelines, and other materials are guaranteed to give you the most relevant and valuable knowledge available.

Top Chicago Wedding Vendors

AEG

Event Productions

Juancho Photography

Photographer

Kate Johnson Artistry

Bridal Beauty

see our full list of vendors

Our Favs Include the Best in the City

A Team of Experts

Our team of planners are some of the most highly trained in the country. Not only must they complete rigorous in-person training as 2nd assistants, but they must also go through over 40 hours of training and pass a set of comprehensive assessments. This extensive training means you get to work with planners that not only have real wedding experience, but that have been tested and mentored by our senior planning team.

Packages + Pricing

The Signature Package

This is for you if

You want an expert by your side throughout the entire planning process. 

With full-service planning, you connect with your lead planner and hit the ground running right away. Whether you are interested in a collaborative experience or if you would like to be provided options from which to pick and choose, we will customize your experience to fit your preferences. Couples that are planning from out of state often choose this option, as we will function as your expert eyes and ears. Among other things, with full-service planning, we will help find your venue, curate your wedding design, assist with setting your budget, connect you with the perfect vendors, and, of course, be with you on your wedding day.

The Day of Plus Package

This is for you if

You want extra hands-on guidance, support, and pre-planning help beyond the month of the wedding.

This package includes everything in our Day Of package PLUS 10 additional hours of work together (to be used in whatever way you need us). That means that, for instance, you can use your extra time for additional insight on decor, help with the budget, advice on how to bring your vision together, or further recommendations and communication with vendors. 

Day of Coordination

This is for you if

You want to take the lead planning, but you want to feel present on your wedding day. 

With this package, communication starts 60 days out and there will be two timeline meetings: a month before the wedding and then 7-10 days before. We will complete your vendor callbacks for you during your wedding week and any other final touches. You also have us for ten hours on your wedding day. This way you can be present, stress-free, and save money along the way. 

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Meet the SEG Team

Our team has collectively planned over 4,500 events nationwide (What can we say? We love planning weddings, and we love our couples!) and that makes our team some of the most experienced wedding planners in the entire country.

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Our planner became like a member of our family.

The best decision I made during my wedding planning process was hiring SEG to help as a same-day wedding planner. A family friend highly recommended SEG and now I can clearly see why! Our planner became like a member of our family throughout this process and took charge of navigating several stressful twists and turns for us. She provided a much needed calming presence to us via e-mail and in person. Our planner was warm, lovely, supportive professional that any bride and groom would be lucky to have on their big day. We loved our planner so much that we hope to keep in touch with her-- her support truly made such an impact on us. If you are an anxious bride like me, or simply need another helping hand, I cannot rate this service highly enough!

-Nikki

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