Wedding Planning Services

  • Wedding Planning

    Anything and everything, from budgeting to venue hunting to figuring out all the tricky bits of catering proposals, to helping your mom chill out – we’ve got it under control!

  • Day-of-Coordination

    You’re planning it down to the last detail, but who will set up your lovingly crafted DIY projects, make sure your vendors show up on time, cue your entrance, and help your mom chill out? We will!

  • Handmade Help

    You have grand schemes of handcrafted details, but lack the time or the skill to create them or you need a brainstorming partner to come up with just the right thing - We can craft for you!

  • A La Carte Services 

    Need help figuring out your budget? We'll go through it line by line with you. none of the above what you need or can afford? We've got more options!

Clueless about what you don't know? That's totally cool. We start every event with a free consultation, where we'll talk about your wedding and figure out what would be most helpful to you. Our services are customized to each couple and event, so you'll never pay for something you don't need just because it's part of some package with a cheesy name.

Our Philosophy

When it comes to weddings, we don't think there is any way to do it wrong. We love hearing all the different ideas our clients have and working together to bring them to life. While we're happy to offer advice and opinions if you want them, we're here to listen to YOU and plan the wedding YOU envision. We only have two rules:

  1. Pick the right person - if you've found the yin to your yang, you're pretty much winning at wedding planning. This is key. Don't screw it up.
  2. Abide by the rules of whichever jurisdiction and/or religious institution (if any) you want to recognize your marriage.

That's it! So easy! Everything else is just a party, and we are great party planners. Our background as theatrical stage managers gives us a unique perspective on weddings as well as many years of experience running live events. As your wedding stage managers, we can offer as much or as little of our professional expertise as you'd like. Our top priority is to minimize the stress and maximize the fun of planning your wedding!

Wedding outside the Chicago metro area? We love to travel! Check out our travel policies.

The Crafty Broads were, without question, the best money we spent at our wedding. Cindy knows everything, and she also knows what's important - we had some vendors who seemed uncomfortable with the choices we made, but these ladies know that, at the end of the day, the goal is to get married. If we were omitting something that might be important she would let us know, but we never felt like she was judging us or the choices we were making, and that's really awesome, and not super common in the wedding industrial complex. There is nothing else that could have been more worth our money.

- Amanda & Nick, Chicago IL

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