“My husband and I chose Charlene of Sweetchic Events to help us plan our wedding after our first meeting with her. We were initially impressed with how responsive she was to our inquiry and when we met her in person and discussed our vision with her we knew she understood us. With demanding jobs and a cross-country move planned, hiring Charlene was the BEST decision we made. She was involved in every step of the planning process; guiding us and helping us make the best decisions to achieve our vision while still staying within our budget. Charlene’s budget and timeline tools were especially helpful to keep us on budget and on task.
Our wedding day was absolutely perfect and exceeded our expectations. Charlene executed our vision to perfection. Weeks after, people are still talking about the food, decor, music, and the special things that made our wedding so unique. I would highly recommend Charlene to anyone!”
Elizabeth & David, November 2012, The Ivy Room
“… We’re not sure how we could have possibly planned this on our own! Charlene was always in tune with the vision we had for our wedding and what we were looking for in our vendors. She is also very approachable for advice/opinion on vendors, design/decor, and pretty much everything else! One of the most helpful aspects of the service was Charlene’s attendance at vendor meetings. Since she knows weddings so well, she often asked the questions that we didn’t know to ask, and we knew she always had our best interest in mind. As we got closer and closer to our wedding date, her reminders were extremely helpful, and she made sure that we were in good shape- we ended up finishing most preparations with a week to go!
On the day of the wedding, we got a little behind schedule because of hair/makeup, but Charlene was calm and reassuring, and everything got back on track in no time; the ceremony and reception were perfect! … We had so much fun on our wedding day, thanks to Charlene and her team! I would not think twice to recommend Sweetchic to any bride-to-be!”
Karen & Boris, September 2012, River East Arts Center
“Sweetchic is amazing at what they do… We had a fantastic wedding with all the right people, places and experiences, and just as importantly, we even a fabulous time planning it. This says a lot for Sweetchic… Christina and I wanted to have fun and enjoy the planning experience, and Jessica helped make that happen.
I must also note that I was somewhat hesitant to have help for the wedding. However, after going through the process, I don’t know what we would have done without them! Jessica was great at keeping progress in the right ways – she was tactful, organized, and encouraging… They were easy to work with, professional, and capable of handling anything that came up in the planning of and day of the wedding. I highly recommend Sweetchic – we knew right when we met them that they were a great fit to help us plan our wedding. It was awesome to enjoy the whole experience and take it all in…”
Christina & Barry, September 2012, Columbus Park Refectory
“My husband and I were planning our wedding in Chicago remotely from NY, and in only 5 mths! We knew we would need the help of a planner and I was confident that Charlene was meant to be after I heard about her through two independent recommendations! We first spoke to her on the phone, and she was extremely professional and knowledgeable. We only made a couple trips to Chicago for wedding planning, and Charlene was flexible and efficient in what things we had to get done during those visits. She really interpreted our tastes well and chose excellent vendors for us to choose from. She has accomplished a perfect balance between illustrating the dream wedding of the couple with utilizing her professional opinion when needed.
On the day of, things couldn’t have gone more smoothly… Our wedding wouldn’t have happened without her, and it wouldn’t have been as perfect without her either! After our experience, I always recommend hiring a wedding planner to friends and family planning a wedding. I would also recommend hiring Charlene for those in the Chicago area!“
Leslie & James, June 2012, The Rookery
“… We got married this summer and would hire Charlene again in a second. She’s the best! My husband and I made the mistake of going with someone else first… Big mistake! When it became clear that our planner wasn’t cutting it, we immediately called Charlene, who happily still had our date available.
I think what makes Charlene so invaluable is her organization. She keeps track of everything so that you don’t have to. We live in NYC, so we were planning from afar. Charlene made it so easy. Any time we came to town she had appointments lined up so no time was wasted… Charlene is also great about stepping back to let you make decisions about things, but giving honest input when asked. She was so helpful when it came to making decisions about catering and florals–two areas where we were probably the most indecisive. She never pressured us, but definitely kept us moving forward… I’d say week-of though, is when we really felt so lucky to have Charlene… Day-of we didn’t have to think about anything except getting ready and having fun… In the end, our wedding was exactly what we wanted it to be, and we got to enjoy every minute of it thanks to Charlene…”
Sara & Iain, June 2012, Douglas Dawson Gallery
“My wedding day was perfect, and exactly how my husband and I envisioned our wedding day should be. All of our guests had a fantastic time. We could not have done it without Charlene and her team! I got engaged in Dec/Jan 2012, and wanted to get married in June 2012. Given the short engagement period, I wanted a knowledgeable planner who could take control and get things done. I got the full service package and it was worth every dollar. What I love about Charlene: she stays true to her client’s taste/vision, is budget conscious, very detail oriented and has impeccable taste.
Charlene booked all my appointments, and went to a few on my behalf when I was busy. She steered me in the right direction when I was indecisive. I could send her 10 emails a day, and she would reply to every single one within an hour… The entire experience was 10/10 and I highly recommend her and her team!”
Suisui & David, June 2012, The Waldorf Astoria
“We decided to use a day of wedding coordinator about 3 months before our wedding when we realized our vendor list had doubled what we had initially thought and there were too many pieces to keep track of without stressing! When I met with Charlene and Hollie from Sweetchic Events I immediately felt like I would not have to worry about anything on my wedding day!
…Throughout all of our meetings, emails, and phone calls, Hollie was so organized, enthusiastic and up-beat! She made me feel completely calm, especially leading up to the last hectic weeks before the wedding. The day of the wedding she was amazing – all the things that she and her assistant, Lindsey, set up for the reception were exactly like we discussed… From the start of our photography session until we were tucked into our limo back to the hotel, Hollie was on top of everything. At the end of the night she even packed up a box of treats for us to take with! Hiring Sweetchic Events was by far one of our best decisions throughout our wedding planning!”