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Reviewed On 6/07/2022 by Kathryn L
We cannot thank Aly and the CVW team enough. They went above and beyond in helping us make our wedding exactly as we wanted and smoothing out the kinks along the way. From answering too many of our panicked emails, to providing excellent guidan...
ce, and beyond, we couldn't have asked for better wedding coordination. They deserve everything they are paid, and more. Aly's services were the absolute best money we spent for the entire wedding. Our only regret is not including CVW sooner in the process.
Reviewed On 6/04/2022 by Antwan S
Kate from CVW was our coordinator for our May 2022 wedding, and we cannot recommend her highly enough! Our wedding was postponed twice due to covid, which led to extra complexities, vendor switches, and added stress -- but Kate went above and b...
eyond to help navigate through all these bumps. Kate was incredibly professional, experienced, organized, and responsive, and once she took the reins about 6 weeks out from the day, the stress turned to relief and confidence knowing she was taking care of everything. We also got some great furniture rentals through CVW. We absolutely recommend Kate and CVW to anyone planning a wedding -- we couldn't imagine doing it without her!
Reviewed On 4/05/2022 by Allie W
We worked with Aly for our October wedding at the Joinery. We started talking 5-6 weeks prior to the big day with an intro call to discuss every detail. Aly made me feel comfortable from the first minute of our communication. While I was overwh...
elmed with the amount of work to be done, Aly helped prioritize and organize each step of the way.
She coordinated our family and friends and made sure the vendors executed the perfect day. We couldn't have done this without her - I am forever grateful to Aly and The CVW team.
Reviewed On 2/28/2022 by PattiAnn M
We had a wonderful experience working with CVW last October. Aly was our “day of” coordinator who worked so hard to make the day seamless for my daughter and her groom to be.
We met Aly 6 weeks prior to the wedding date to provide her with all...
the details of what we had planned. Aly coordinated everything with all the vendors, so that the day off the wedding things went off without a hitch.
We also did various rentals from CVW which helped complete the look and the feel for the wedding. Can’t say enough about this company!
Thank you Aly!!
Reviewed On 1/19/2022 by Kristen S
Where to even begin. We met Kate back in April of 2019 at the recommendation of a friend. We immediately were struck by her professionalism and attentiveness to detail. Fast forward and because of Covid we just had our "big" wedding in December...
of 2021. Over the almost three years we have been working with Kate (including two reschedules of our big wedding and planning a small backyard wedding) , she has shown herself to be incredible kind, generous, creative, sharp, professional and pretty much both of our families think she is "the best wedding planner ever!" We would have been lost without her! She is also incredible creative - you get not only a planner but event designer as well - she thinks of every detail to make you and your guests comfortable and having the best time. You absolutely will not regret having Kate as your planner!!
While we are glad to have wedding planning behind us, we miss working with Kate!
(Her whole support team is also wonderful!)
Reviewed On 1/04/2022 by Breanna H
Let me preface this review by saying our wedding was in June 2021 so I am way late in posting an amazing review for Kate and CVW! However, that should really be a testament to how great she was because I have been thinking about needing to do i...
t nonstop for six months! Okay, let’s get to it: from the initial virtual meeting to our wedding day, I felt super secure and confident with Kate’s approach to making the planning process as smooth as possible (which, given COVID, was no small feat). There was never a question too silly to ask (and I’m sure I asked a lot of them ha), and she was always super responsive! Another big thing was how supportive she was as we navigated the ever shifting regulations/recommendations from city regarding COVID mitigations, and she was somehow both realistic and reassuring every time my anxiety kicked in! When the wedding weekend arrived, Kate was on the ball with coordination, making sure everything was running smoothly and no details were missed (even when I missed them! I forgot to put a specific cordial in our liquor order for a specialty cocktail; the morning of the wedding, she caught it and sent her assistant out to get a bottle!! I had no idea until after the event, which speaks to just how stress free she aimed for the day to be for us!). My intent in working with a coordinator was to make an investment to ensure we could fully enjoy our day, and Kate and CVW exceeded all expectations!
Reviewed On 11/30/2021 by Sherry O
Kate and her team were PHENOMENAL! I cannot say enough GREAT THINGS about our experiences. I say experiences because we (my daughter, her now husband, and our families) were one of the any that got caught in the Covid Crunch! The first go-ro...
und back in March of 2020 was great, we were on track, everything was organized and I felt extremely comfortable and happy that things would go successfully, even though we were scheduled for our wedding in mid-April. Low and behold 2 days after our final walk through, the wedding world ended as we knew it. However, Kate and her team NEVER STOPPED WORKING! Kate handled all of the rescheduling and worked with the vendors, all was good! However, the second date fell apart due to the on-going pandemic. Now, we were onto round 3, and a full year and a half after the original date, Kate and her team were still on the top to their game. What a wonderful calming influence in what had been more than a year of struggles. We had a virtual walk through, the rehearsal was seamless, the organization was impeccable, the thoughtful consideration of all of the bride's preferences were honored with integrity. Calm, organized, efficient and firm (with a very large, somewhat loud wedding party, just prior to the service), to make the ceremony one of the best in my memory, and the what felt like seamless organization during the reception. This wedding has many disastrous moments while leading up to it, however, what often felt like a wedding that was out of our control, and exasperating, because as me the wedding of everyone's dream! This dream WEDDING OCCURRED BECAUSE OF KATE....if it had not been for her this would have never been accomplished, but, because of her, it was better than we could have possibly imagined, and exceeded our expectations.
If you are planning a wedding in the Chicago area, I cannot recommend Chicago Vintage Weddings and Kate ant more highly. They are impressive in every way, and they will are sure you expectations, providing you and your favorite bride and groom the wedding of your dreams. My only sadness is that I have no more children getting married and that means that I won't be able to work with Chicago Vintage Weddings and Kate again, but my appreciation will live with me forever!
Reviewed On 10/06/2021 by Hillary L
For anyone on the fence about hiring a wedding coordinator, do not hesitate. It's worth every penny. I was pretty nervous planning my entire Chicago wedding from Seattle, so I knew I needed a coordinator in the 6 weeks leading up to the wedding...
. I just didn't know how helpful it would be especially on the actual wedding day.
I consider myself a pretty organized person, but Taylor from CVW helped me catch anything I missed and nailed down anything that was still up in the air. The itinerary we put together helped everyone involved in the wedding stay on track. Taylor was able to calmly deal with inevitable issues that popped up throughout the day, ultimately relieving stress for myself, my husband, and our wedding party.
She worked with the coordinator at the reception venue to beautifully transform the space. She was there from morning until night making sure everything was in place and checking in with myself and my husband. Overall, our wedding day was perfect. I know everyone says that, but I truly don't think it could have gone as smoothly without CVW day-of coordinator services.
Reviewed On 8/25/2021 by Leah C
Kate and her team are extremely professional, business oriented, well connected within the industry, and just such incredibly kind/pleasant individuals to work with. Kate captured wedding our vision from the start and was able to make everythin...
g we imagined come to life plus even more. We were so appreciative of her transparent and frequent communication, and how she clearly was looking out for our best intentions when in discussion with vendors. We were originally supposed to be married in 2020 but had to postpone, not only did she help us throughout the entire process but also made it incredibly painless to reschedule our event. We were blown away at how amazing our wedding was, and could not recommend her enough!!
Reviewed On 6/03/2021 by Laura W
I cannot say enough good things about Kate and Chicago Vintage Weddings! She made the stressful process of planning a wedding amidst ever-changing covid restrictions in Chicago seamless. I felt so much better knowing she was in control of every...
thing and I could relax and enjoy it! She is extremely professional, kind and just an all around amazing person! My entire family loved her and my parents were thrilled they didn't have to do anything! Thank you so much Kate!!
Reviewed On 5/26/2021 by Mike L
Chicago vintage weddings was great! So much more goes into a wedding than we expected but Kate was on it every step of the way so we could actually enjoy the months leading up to our wedding and the big day itself!
Reviewed On 5/26/2021 by Katie C
Kate was amazing. She was communicative, organized, and calm. Her focus was on making the day special for my husband and I. COVID complicated things, but Kate didn't skip a beat- she followed guidelines, focused on the safety of both staff an...
d guests, and made sure that my husband and I were having a great time. She brought our vision to life in a way I didn't even know was possible. Kate's the best!
Reviewed On 12/29/2020 by Marina H
We are pretty sure that Kate and the Fairy Godmother are best friends. As many covid couples, we went through it but what kept us going and positive was Kate. There were a few times, she had to deliver some not so great news but she always foll...
owed up with "no worries, we still got this." The entire time, Kate was always realistic with our needs and budget and was able to help improvise as she saw fit. She is very well known in the Chicago community so she easily connected us to other incredible vendors who were happy to work with her again. After all the hard work she put in for us, a week before the wedding date, we had to move the wedding to Florida....and as you may expect , "We still got this!" Kate did her research and helped make our wedding day come together. She is so on top of things that I am very confident she did many things for us that we have no idea about. Her creativity, kindness, and professionalism is glorious. Due yourself a favor and choose Kate!!
Reviewed On 11/02/2020 by Peter E
Our daughter was recently married amidst the COVID restrictions and Kate was a life saver! Her professional and calm, measured approach to any challenge we encountered with the Church or the dinner venue kept us all focused on the happy couple...
and their special celebration. She made sure that everyone involved felt safe while, at the same time, helping us create a fun and memorable experience for our small group of family and friends. Kate’s coordination of the contractors in advance and onsite, and her amazing attention to detail, allowed us to step back and enjoy every aspect of the wedding celebration. It was a beautiful day for our family!
Having gone through the wedding planning process now for the first time, and with the added burden of a global pandemic, we can’t imagine what we would have done without Kate. Thank you! Thank you!
Our recommendation to anyone considering a wedding planner – Chicago Vintage Weddings is #1!
Reviewed On 10/27/2020 by Genna E
My husband and I were married on October 17th and we could not have had a better experience working with Kate!! When we first hired her almost a year ago our plans for our wedding were very different. With COVID changing the game-we went throu...
gh, like many, a lot of heart break. Kate remained super positive and was always coming up with an alternative plan. The wedding we ended up having was absolutely gorgeous and intimate. She really hit the ball out of the park with our expectations. We will also be working with Kate in May to celebrate our marriage with everyone we couldn't include!! We are so excited to start planning for the reception! Kate is honestly the best!!!!!
Reviewed On 10/23/2020 by Genevieve C
My husband and I were recently married this October! Hiring Chicago Vintage Weddings to aid in month-of planning and day-of coordination as the best decision ever. Kate was kind, communicative and completely professional throughout the entire p...
rocess. I reached out to Kate almost exactly one month before the wedding. I was feeling pretty great about the planning I had already done but, I needed help making sure everything came together seamlessly on the day-of. Kate. Was. AWESOME. She made me feel like she’d been next to me in the planning process from the beginning. I honestly don’t know how she remains so calm and collected! Weddings can be stressful enough without the added complications of a global pandemic and Kate did an incredible job ensuring every detail was perfect while keeping guests and vendors safe on our day. She gracefully handled my control freak nature, day-of jitters, late arrival to the venue and more! I cannot say thank you enough. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Kate and would highly recommend Chicago Vintage Weddings! THANK YOU Chicago Vintage Weddings for being the BEST!
Reviewed On 9/29/2020 by Brandon P
Omg! Let me start with a big, Thank you! To Kate + Chantel. I've had the pleasure of working with these ladies on many of their hotel wedding room blocks and always appreciated how organized they were, available to always answer questions and m...
ost importantly, just all-around easy to work with. (Insider) I loved their brides too they were always so full of energy and life!
So, when I needed a venue for a client’s 30th birthday dinner party - 30 days out - during the pandemic, Kate and the beautiful space Chicago vintage weddings operate were a rainbow in the sky I promise. From the moment I reached out Kate went above and beyond to make sure the event was safe and fun given the current atmosphere around COVID-19 and limits placed on the wedding and events industry. It was really comforting to know that she shared the same care the health and welfare of everyone; both vendors and guests.
The day of the event the we had access to their showroom for cocktail hour. The space is was timeless and eclectically mixed with their rentals! The showroom was a perfect space for photos, conversation, and drinks! And, Kate was very flexible with how we would work inside the space.
On top of the venue, we rented their brushed glass flatware, vintage dinner plates, and the loveliest glassware. The mixed pink depression glass was a hit everyone kept asking where did I find these lol and made the champagne look extra pretty as if champagne needs a filter. There was a large kitchen area to set up catering as we opted to not do a buffet, instead did plated service.
The FIVE STARS for me was finding ice in the freezer. #GOAT!
I cannot say enough how much I appreciate your attention to making sure my event was seamless. Everything was chic from rooms the rentals and I cannot wait to host in your space again!! It was beyond a blessing to finally met you Kate + Chantel, and look forward to hosting another event in your space again soon!
- AriLynn Event Rentals + Styling Co.
Reviewed On 9/25/2020 by Matthew G
We hired Chicago Vintage Weddings back in September of 2019 for our wedding to be held on a private family farm in August of 2020. We had gone with the “Brigitte | Month-of Coordination package”. We host many partys and events and knew we had...
the skills to get the wedding up to a certain point but wanted to get the best people on our team to finish it thru. That’s why we went to Kate. We had a sit down and met with Kate and went over our ambitious plan to transform our farm into a 1970’s themed paradise. We had full faith in her abilities. Our meeting went very well, Kate was professional and attentive.
And then Covid-19 happened…
I had been in communication with Kate since early March in regards to our wedding plan for August. Kate seemed to be on board as long as state guidelines allowed us. As we got closer to our service start date (6 weeks out) my fiancé and I had adapted our plan to keep our guest count as well as keep the entire wedding outside while practicing social distancing. At that time, Illinois North-Central region (where our farm is located) was at the highest stage of Covid. This would have allowed for outdoor gatherings up to 250. Our wedding was at 180, the rest of our vendors were all signed on, it was on private property and we were adhering to social distancing guidelines. We thought we were all set!
However, Kate then changed what would allow her to participate in the wedding. Rather than following the CDC / State guidelines as she had stated originally, she now had said that “Of course we will need to take this with a grain of salt because this is a “destination” event with many people coming from other places.” Kate made this statement without knowing my guestlist, my guestlist’s addresses or any other factual information about our wedding, as our service had not started.
In our contract I agreed to a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total fee, approx. $1500. In the contract it states that Kate can essentially do what she wants, whether it be pulling out of the event, or if an act of God occurs, she still keeps that nonrefundable deposit. As a small business owner, I can understand that, however, due to the current world crisis I had hoped for more empathy from Kate. I had been in contact with Kate from the beginning of it all. We had adapted our plan and we got lucky that the northern-central region was able to host large outdoor events. However, Kate continued to change what would justify her participation in our wedding.
Now knowing that Kate was going to keep our deposit regardless, I had asked if we could still use half of her agreed upon services, considering I was paying for half of her agreed upon services for nothing already. We wanted her help in pre wedding coordination for the 6 weeks prior to the wedding and then no service day of. Kate said that as soon as any work would begin the full amount would be due.
Like I said, Kate was professional and I’m sure would have done a wonderful job. I do understand that keeping my deposit is what I agreed to in our original contract 6 months prior to Covid. However, I expected more consistent customer service and understanding from Kate.
We ended up having our wedding. We had zero positive cases after and it went off without a hitch after using a different planner.
Reviewed On 8/24/2020 by Rachel G
I chose Chicago Vintage Weddings as a vendor back in November. It was an easy decision; I was immediately enchanted by their big, rustic farm tables and delicate vintage stemware. Chantel was so warm and responsive and, honestly, just fun — whi...
ch goes a long way when you're planning a wedding. One lovely in-person meeting, a slew of emails back and forth, and a handful of well-received changes (met with smart suggestions) later, we were all set for an intimate backyard wedding, complete with farm tables, stemware, and a flourish of other beautiful touches. And then an international pandemic. A quarantine. General upheaval of 'normal' life and the dissipation of wedding season 2020. It seemed a trivial thing in some ways, but we, along with the rest of the betrothed, had some soul searching to do: to wed or not to wed? While we were excited and grateful to be one of the few couples who did indeed get to celebrate this summer, we had to make some changes to prioritize safety. Chantel and the owner Kate made those changes easy. I simply could not have pulled off a quarantine wedding without them. They were helpful, flexible, savvy, thoughtful and just real people about the whole thing, a breath of fresh air in a sometimes stuffy industry. To end, I'll just say that if Kate and Chantel can cheerfully manifest my dream wedding amid a worldwide pandemic, they can probably do anything.
Reviewed On 4/12/2020 by Eliana S
Kate. Is. Incredible. I don’t know how she does it, but she is a superwoman and we literally could not have made our wedding happen without her. She hooked us up with some awesome vendors that we wouldn’t have known about otherwise and give us ...
realistic expectations about our budget. She held our hand throughout the entire process (we booked her for full wedding planning) and counseled us through our anxieties and even family disagreements. (You never know how strong ideas you and your parents have about napkins until you get married!) If you’re debating about full planning or partial planning, my advice would be to just go for the full planning if you can swing it. The money we spent on planning we definitely saved in getting good deals and finding out about high quality, well-priced vendors. Also, the peace of mind that Kate at CVW provided was PRICELESS.
Reviewed On 3/17/2020 by Jessica M
I had the most stress-free experience working with Chicago Vintage Weddings! As someone who is not detail oriented, I can honestly say they made furniture rental a snap! I sent Chantel my florist’s vision board and she took it from there. She ...
immediately sent me photos of pieces she knew would fit the vibe of the space and color scheme-it was spot on!! Thats another great thing about this company- they are SO timely and professional. I always felt like i was their top priority, which is a HUGE stress reliever when you’re planning a wedding! It snowed on my wedding day and much of my venue was closed, but I was confident knowing I’d have a beautiful, sophisticated space to take photos with their furniture. They did an outstanding job and helped my day be seamless. I would recommend to anyone who wants to make their day extra memorable!
Reviewed On 1/25/2020 by olivia s
You will not regret working with Chicago Vintage Weddings. Having a planner (and these planners specifically) was an integral part of our wedding day. The entire day was expertly executed. And the entire planning process was clear and organized...
. Kate thought of things I would have NEVER thought of. She added a thoughtful touch to every aspect of our day and while there were a million things going on, Kate felt like a dear friend there to support us every step of the way. It was honestly kind of hard to say goodbye at the end of the night! A huge thank you to Kate and her team for making our magical Garfield Park Conservatory wedding dreams come true. ❤️
Reviewed On 1/09/2020 by Olivia L
Had a great experience renting with Chicago Vintage Weddings for my backyard wedding! I was going for a vintage chic look for my table centerpieces that was affordable. Chantel was amazing to work with and great communicating. I was easily able...
to schedule appts to view their studio/warehouse, pick up rentals, and drop them off. I rented a ton of gold candlesticks and vintage bottles and set them up all along the middle of the tables and then added ostrich feathers inside the bottles and vintage love poems ripped from old books laid out underneath as a runner and it was perfect! Exactly what I had imagined and had a bunch of comments on how unique it was. I would highly recommend Chicago Vintage Wedding services.
Reviewed On 1/07/2020 by Lauren S
For the record, we originally started our wedding planning thinking that getting a coordinator was 1. going to be out of our price range and 2. completely unnecessary. Here's where we were wrong... the level of service, detail, and care that Ka...
te gives far surpasses anything you may pay (even though all services and rentals are so reasonable) but 2. YOU NEED HELP WITH YOUR WEDDING. Period. Enjoy yourself. It can literally be the best day ever and Kate and her team will make sure that happens. I barely was asked questions, never once bothered with issues unless Kate felt I would want to be involved. Otherwise - we partied our butts off, got our dogs in our ceremony (shes a pup lover!) and took every picture we ever wanted because she made it happen without struggle.
Kate's eye for vintage is also incredible and her rentals were so good and available in a pinch.
She was incredibly helpful in coordinating various things after the wedding too, which just speaks to the care she provides.
We just cannot say enough.
Enjoy your wedding, call Kate!
Reviewed On 12/04/2019 by Mariah E
I think it's pretty safe to say that we would not have had the wedding we wanted without Kate to help us out. With both of us in grad school and working, it was extremely difficult to find the time to get things done. Kate was a great help and ...
a lifesaver throughout the entire process. She met with us regularly and was always available over email whenever we had a question. She also really worked with our vision and worked hard to get us the best vendors to match what we wanted visually and price-wise. Once we got to the actual week itself, Kate was indispensable. She handled all of our guests' issues and questions, handled etiquette and appointments for the groom and bridal parties, and coordinated every vendor, appointment and everything in between. She also made sure we weren't bothered by anyone on the day of and even set aside a room for us right after the ceremony so we could get a little break! We worked with Kate for 2 years and we could not have been happier with how our wedding turned out. If you have the opportunity, definitely work with her and Chicago Vintage Weddings!
Reviewed On 10/31/2019 by Shannon S
There are so many things that go into a wedding no matter the size and Kate at Chicago Vintage Weddings was there for all of it! She anticipated things I never would have thought of, responded so quickly to all questions, and supplied little th...
ings like the card box, easel stand, and the holders for our menus at the tables. She handled scheduling with all of our vendors, coordinated things at the hotel, recommended our amazing alcohol supplier (Prestige Liquors) and made sure everything was running on time. Hiring Kate was the best choice we made- our family was able to relax and enjoy the day knowing the scheduling and last minute details were taken care of!
Reviewed On 10/14/2019 by Georgianna W
My husband Giusseppi and I got married September 28th of 2019 and we most definitely could not have had a smoother day if we tried. It was all thanks to Chicago Vintage Weddings. I knew who I wanted to hire as soon as I got engaged and I'm so g...
lad we made it happen. Kate, was so kind and made us feel so special the entire time. We went with the 6 week coordination package which was just perfect for us! The last four weeks are always the most stressful and hectic and due to the help of Ellen, Giusseppi and I were able to focus on just what we needed and the rest she handled. We felt so loved and looked after and Ellen was the best fit for us! I truly believe if we did not hire them we would have been panicked and stressed weeks before the wedding. I can't say enough great things about this team! They really made us feel like family and I would get married all over again just to remain in constant contact with them. We love you guys! GG
Reviewed On 10/10/2019 by Stephanie H
We absolutely LOVED working with Kate from Chicago Vintage Weddings as our "month of wedding planner"! When we were getting started in the wedding planning process, I wasn't sure if we wanted to go with planning services, but now I couldn't ima...
gine pulling off such a perfect day without them. They were able to help us with decoration rentals, organizing an airtight timeline, and kept all of the vendors in communication throughout. Kate was incredibly responsive to our questions and made sure that our wedding wishes were a priority for the day! I highly recommend working with this dynamite team!
Reviewed On 9/16/2019 by Mary S
Book her if you want a perfect event! I have worked closely with Kate and her team several times as a wedding florist and from my perspective, Kate is one of the best in the business. Highly organized, good communicator, and beautiful event des...
ign. Every wedding I've done with her has been absolute perfection. Every detail is always so tasteful and nothing is forgotten. Her events are on a whole other level. The best part-- the couples are always so relaxed and happy because Kate has taken care of everything.
Reviewed On 9/12/2019 by Emmy M
Our wedding day was everything we had dreamed of, thanks to CVW's day-of coordination (which was really more like month-of!). We were planning our wedding remotely from a different state, which made it really important for us to have a great co...
ordinator, and I am so glad we invested in their services. We were matched up with Ashley, who was wonderful. In the weeks leading up to the big day, she took over all communication with our vendors, ensuring that everyone was on the same page for things to go as planned, and facilitated a final run-through at our venue that everyone involved really appreciated. She also perfectly tracked and ensured our progress with finalizing the nuts and bolts of our ceremony (like the script, music, etc.). On the actual wedding day, we really appreciated Ashley's calm and organized presence - she was always magically right there before we even had to look for her. My impression as the bride was that if anything went wrong behind the scenes, I was not aware of it whatsoever because everything seemed to go perfectly!
I cannot believe I ever thought having a coordinator was optional - I truly don't think I would have been able to juggle all these details myself, and Ashley's ability to do so was very impressive. She thought of things I never would have remembered and made sure that we had clear plans in place for all those details, all the way from the timing of our ceremony music cues down to the glassware quantities we were renting. She really went above and beyond, and even took some great candid photos while I was getting ready with my bridesmaids, which are so great to have as we wait for our official photos to come back from our photographer. To us, our coordination package felt like a very good value for the way it took day-of tasks off our hands and gave us peace of mind. We would absolutely recommend CVW's services!
Reviewed On 9/06/2019 by Ariel C
Kate and Chicago Vintage Weddings helped us plan our dream wedding! My husband and I are medical residents and incredibly short on time. Chicago Vintage Weddings helped us with every stage of the planning process and allowed my mom and I to pla...
n a gorgeous wedding around my hectic work schedule. Kate was always professional, warm and a pleasure to work with. She introduced us to amazing local vendors, the perfect venue and countless creative ideas to make our day one of a kind and perfect. Every single detail, no matter how small, was thought of and executed perfectly. Kate was highly organized through the planning process, and the day ran a smooth and flawless event. She also helped my mother in law plan a beautiful rehearsal dinner. We also rented lovely vintage furniture from Chicago Vintage Weddings for the wedding. We would 100% hire Chicago Vintage Weddings again without hesitation! Thank you for everything!!!
Reviewed On 9/05/2019 by Caroline C
Since Kate disputed my review to get it removed on WeddingWire, I am posting here.
My advice -- do not hire Chicago Vintage Weddings.
I had heard so many great things about Kate and was excited to hire her for my Chicago wedding, especially a...
fter our first call. Soon after hiring, my fiancé and I had change of heart and switched our venue from Chicago to Sonoma County, CA. I immediately reached out to Kate to let her know, and to ask for a deposit refund since we were well over a year away from our wedding date and it was a popular weekend (Labor Day Weekend) so I was sure she could get another client, especially with all her rave reviews. Kate was the only vendor who refused to give me my deposit back. She did however, offer it as a rental credit - thinking, surely I would use it, given that I don't live in Chicago, and don't plan on hosting any events there! In the end, I was very dissatisfied with Kate and felt her excuse for being a small business owner (to hang onto my money) was a bit greedy, especially given the timeline and advance notice. Weddings are expensive, have some empathy Kate.
Reviewed On 8/27/2019 by Marie M
Kate was a joy to work with! She was flexible and patient with all my crazy (and last minute at times!) ideas. I really liked that she had a set roadmap for the wedding. She was extremely organized and picked up a ton of things that I would hav...
e never caught that could have led to disaster. We only used her for the month of planning, but I wish we had used her for planning earlier! She was a huge stress relief. Lastly, she was even able to deal with some particularly sticky situations (navigating the politics of a parks district venue, helping to "move along" a non-responsive caterer, etc). Overall she was wonderful!
Reviewed On 8/04/2019 by Carolyn G
Chicago Vintage Weddings and Kate Lerman are just A+++, let’s just start there. :) My husband and I took a long time to eventually set a date so you can imagine finding a wedding planner was a very important decision to match our nontraditional...
wedding goals. Non-traditional in the sense that we really wanted to have just a beautiful, epic and modern dinner party to celebrate our marriage with our closest loved ones that we didn’t have to really think about planning and leave it up to a professional who had amazing design taste and execution skills. After a few wedding planner interviews, Chicago Vintage Weddings was the right fit! We decided to choose full planning service and met the CEO, Kate Lerman. Not only was she randomly from my hometown and high school, she just felt like a close friend from the moment we met her. Kate is very organized, extremely knowledgeable on the Chicago wedding market, an executor, and again, someone you will really enjoyed being around..(which, I was repeatedly told, choose a wedding planner you really like because you will be spending a lot of time with him/her!). Our full planning included budgeting, designing, curating a short list of select vendors, executing vendor contracts, handling every detail before, during and after the wedding and anything else you could think of. Kate also had amazing design aesthetic and taste (her firm has a beautiful vintage rental collection of furniture, table settings, etc you can rent). She helped us complete our attire, designed our color palate and wedding theme, chose the best florists, caterer and paper goods vendors, curated vintage rentals from her collection, recommended gifts, added a neon sign with our last name, you name it. We chose Salvage one as our reception location and Church de Notre Dame for our ceremony. Kate laid out a budget based on our needs and we were off to chose our vendors. She made it easy by showing us select vendors that fit our style and we really had no second guesses there…maybe a second cake tasting (why not), but we went with one Kate thought was ideal for us anyways (Sweet Mandy B’s). Kate was tough when she needed to be, but also very calm and easy going to ensure a wonderful balance to our crazy busy schedules and also strong personalities. My wedding party, parents, in-laws and friends and family raved about Chicago Vintage Weddings, Kate and how incredibly beautiful and fun the wedding was on June 14, 2019. They said she was cool, uber organized and amazing…and of course I am still friends with Kate today and want to hang with her more :). If you are looking for a modern, design forward, forward thinking wedding planner who knows the Chicago wedding scene inside and out, you need to go with Chicago Vintage Weddings and Kate Lerman…they are #1 !!!
Reviewed On 1/24/2019 by Elysa B
My husband and I hired Kate and Chicago Vintage Weddings for some rentals and day of coordination for our wedding on 1/12/19.
We could not have been happier with Kate as our planner. She was a superwoman and made our wedding absolutely perfec...
t. I was told that I would not actually get to enjoy my wedding day because of all the little details that I would be worrying about throughout the day. Thanks to Kate, this was categorically untrue. I didn't worry about a single thing the day of or even the weeks leading up to the big day. Kate took care to make sure that our vision came to life.
Kate also worked with my mother-in-law to plan a great rehearsal dinner and welcome reception. I didn't waste a minute of thought about these events because I knew Kate was on top of everything. She was also able to easily navigate some of the more awkward family situations and she did so with grace and discretion. There is absolutely no better person to hire for your wedding.
Reviewed On 11/04/2018 by Katie L
We worked with Kate as our day-of coordinator for our surprise wedding at Morgan’s on Fulton. She was very organized, listened and respected our ideas and executed the surprise flawlessly. It was so nice to not have an ounce of stress on our we...
dding day knowing that Kate had everything under control!
Reviewed On 10/24/2018 by Marki M
Working with Kate and Chicago Vintage Weddings was the best decision we made in all of our planning! She is highly organized, very thorough, pleasant and easy to work with, assertive yet very personable with vendors, easily accessible and very...
responsive which are all great qualities to have in someone planning a big event such as a wedding! And that was just leading up to the big day!
Then, day of, Kate was really, really great. She was essentially present and yet invisible the whole time! Meaning, she effectively made sure the whole day ran smoothly with as little distraction for us as possible! And, the few times she did approach, she had a huge smile on her face!
We couldn't have done it without you, Kate! Thank you so very much!!
Reviewed On 10/05/2018 by Jess M
Kate is a dream. My (now) husband and I hired Kate a few months into our planning process when my mother became ill and wasn't able to help plan as much as we originally thought. We brought Kate on as a partial planner and day of coordinator, a...
nd I can't imagine our day without her. Throughout the planning process she gave us tools to stay on budget, track our guest RSVPs, and make sure we were on schedule for each stage of the process. She asked questions we never thought to ask. She got to know us, our style, and the things that were important to us. She stepped in 6 weeks before the wedding day itself and took over connecting with all of the vendors. She sent out itineraries to us, our wedding party, our family VIPs, and to our vendors to make sure everything.would run smoothly. I'm not sure if there was any drama throughout the day, because Kate handled it. She even pulled me aside before my dance with my father to add a bobby pin to my hair. Detail, large and small. That's Kate. If you're on the fence about whether or not you need a planner or a day of coordinator, just meet with Kate. Planning is stressful, and knowing you have someone there, whose done this before, who has relationships with your vendors, and who knows what's important to you, is invaluable. The last thing I'll say is this, when we started looking for help planning and day of coordination, we asked the vendors we had already hired who'd they'd recommend, and they all said Kate. They all said her first. She has a reputation not only with her brides, but also with everyone else in town as the best. Trust her.
Reviewed On 9/10/2018 by Robert B
I can't speak highly enough as to Kate and CVW for their help on our wedding day and the weeks leading up to it. She coordinated with all of our vendors and the venue to make sure everything would run smoothly. She’s extremely professional, h...
as amazing attention to detail and is the perfect addition to what can already be a hectic day. We had several unexpected issues on the day of our wedding and Kate was on top of EVERYTHING. I couldn’t think of anyone else I’d trust to coordinate my wedding. You will not be disappointed in CVW!
Reviewed On 9/08/2018 by Ben C
Kate and Chantel were really great every step of the way. We had a venue change a few weeks before and they helped us out a ton. Can't recommend them enough, for real, they're the best and you can't beat their service.
Reviewed On 8/08/2018 by Madeleine M
We rented a vintage white sofa, colored water goblets and cake stands from Kate and CVW. The goblets really made our tables look special and the sofa was wonderful for photos and for elderly guests. Delivery and pickup was easy and on-time and ...
Kate responded to e-mails promptly. We had some payment issues due to issues with Kate's bank but that's not her fault at all.
Reviewed On 7/16/2018 by Georgiann V
Kate and the Chicago Vintage Wedding team are more than professional. I/We were confident that every desire was met with with grace and on time. From dealing with a difficult venue contact, to providing awesome vintage furniture, the event we...
nt off with out a problem. They were seamless in their moving behind the scenes. Even taking care of a vase I broke before I could even turn around. I highly, HIGHLY recommend Chicago Vintage Weddings!!!!
Reviewed On 7/10/2018 by Knottie18890936
We worked with Andria for our wedding at the Columbus Park Refectory. She is the BEST -- so warm, professional, thought of everything, and so very chill. My gown's bustle got torn and she was right there with a quick fix. She wrangled our big f...
amily for the processional and photos with ease. And her smile lights up a room. My family couldn't stop singing her praises. We also did rentals through CVW and they were beyond gorgeous. They gave us a sweet gift day of, too, which was such a thoughtful and unexpected touch. Couldn't recommend them enough.
Reviewed On 6/26/2018 by Kathleen M
Kate and her entire crew are incredible! We rented a lot of our decor from her, and also utilized the month of planning, both of which I cannot recommend enough! The rental pieces Kate has are absolutely stunning - my favorites were the gorgeou...
s old rugs that were laid down our ceremony aisle :) As a planner, Kate was AMAZING! I never had to worry about a thing, and she was so thorough in making sure all the details were covered. Everything went so smoothly! The month-of planning is the perfect option if you want to do most of the big work yourself, but don't want to deal with all the final confusing details. I can't recommend Kate and her services enough, for rentals and for planning!
Reviewed On 6/18/2018 by Jacquie P
If you are considering day-of-coordination and wondering if it is worth the investment - IT 110% IS!!! To be able to actually be in the moment and enjoy the day without worry was worth it enough. And with someone as amazing as Kate, her service...
fee is a steal for the value you get!
The decision to use Kate for our day-of-coordination was one of the best decisions we could have made. My husband and I both said several times the wedding day and after, we really don't know how we would have pulled off our wedding without her. Kate is professional, organized, dependable, and was able to keep our wedding party/family in check with a smile on her face whereas I would have been having a meltdown and likely yelling at family members!! She was so buttoned up throughout the whole process and we are forever in debt to her for making our wedding day go off without a hitch. Kate & team - thank you for being so amazing!!!
Reviewed On 6/13/2018 by Loren R
I can't say enough great things about working with Chicago Vintage Weddings! Kate was so easy to work with and she is beyond organized! We chose to use her and her team for the month leading up to our wedding, and I am extremely happy that we d...
id. Kate made sure that we were on track with things that needed to be done, ensured our vendors were paid at the appropriate time, and even sent out an itinerary to our vendors and family so everyone was on the same page. Not only were we planning our wedding, but also coordinating a move out of state the week after our wedding, and Kate took everything off our plate for the wedding so we didn't have to be overly stressed. The wedding turned out beautiful and things ran so smoothly. If you are on the fence about using a wedding coordinator- I will make your decision easy-USE CHICAGO VINTAGE WEDDINGS! Thank you Kate for making our big day perfect and for all of your help!
Reviewed On 6/09/2018 by Sarah T
While starting the wedding planning process, my fiancé (now husband) and I were told by multiple people to hire a day of coordinator. To be honest we had a hard time justifying the cost and read countless reviews before deciding to set up an ap...
pointment with Kate. I can very honestly tell you it’s the best decision we made during the planning process. We both agree that by the end of our wedding weekend, we felt like we should have paid her significantly more than what we did for all of the work she put in to make our day flawless. The amount that she did for us in the two months leading up to our wedding and then during the weekend of is immeasurable. Kate is perfectly organized and fantastic at her job but she also has an impeccable eye for design and beautiful things. We ended up using Chicago Vintage Weddings for budgeting and design assistance (which were a HUGE help and awesome addition), rentals, and coordination and I recommend each of those services more than I can put into words. After only having met with Kate a handful of times, she was able to pull off exactly what my husband and I were dreaming of. Her understanding of my incredibly detail oriented, precise vision for my day was honestly better than mine. She’s incredibly versatile as well because I’ve seen photos and reviews of weddings that Kate has nailed perfectly that are significantly different in terms of style than what we had so I can confidently recommend her services for any type of wedding at any price point.
Not only did Kate help to manage all of our vendors and think of a ton of random details we never would have throught of, she also dealt with our families, helped with final design, and did countless other things to ease the stress and burden of the weeks before our wedding. Day of, she ran a perfect event, ensured the decor was perfect, and took all of the stress of coordinating off of our plate so we could focus on or marriage and our guests and really enjoy the party. Kate and her team are lovely people who we enjoyed hanging out with all day and they made our day perfect. Kate was literally running around to grocery stores looking for the right fruit for our tables the morning of our wedding. I can’t say enough. I recommend Chicago Vintage Weddings more than I can put into words.
Reviewed On 11/27/2017 by Jennifer P
My husband and I worked with CVW for our September wedding and had a wonderful experience. We rented a ton of pieces from Kate's awesome vintage furniture collection and hired Pixie as our month of coordinator. Our guests LOVED the furniture ...
- it created the exact ambiance we were hoping for and made for a beautiful backdrop to celebrate our day. Pixie is seriously the sweetest human and so professional. Our wedding was a bit quirky - we threw it in a very non-traditional location that required some serious logistics planning and Pixie ensured everything went perfectly. There were so many little things in the weeks leading up to the wedding that we weren't thinking about or didn't have time for, and if it weren't for CVW, our wedding day experience would have been much different. This team has some great connections and can really pull strings to get things done last minute (if needed)! Our wedding party and family all had great things to say about Pixie and my husband and I are so thankful for all the hard work she put into making our day special. THANK YOU!!!!
Reviewed On 10/15/2017 by Tiffany M
Pixie was the coordinator for my Labor Day weekend wedding & she was absolutely fabulous to work with! I chose the month-of-coordination package as I had planned the bulk of my wedding prior to meeting with Kate & Pixie for a consultation. Abou...
t 6 weeks out from my wedding date, Pixie hit the ground running making sure all my contracts were in order and helped me fill in anything I had not considered since I've never planned a wedding before! She successfully negotiated pricing discrepancies with a couple of my vendors - she even saved us almost $400 on catering (mistakes made by vendor that Pixie caught). My wedding destination was in Streator, IL (near Starved Rock), but Pixie & her assistant were on-site to coordinate the rehearsal and make sure final details were solidified the day before my wedding. My wedding day was absolutely seamless due to Pixie's expertise. She kept my bridal party & I on schedule the entire day - I did not have to think about what was happening next because she was always on top of it. I loved that she sent my bridal party & vendors a reminder email to NOT contact the bride on wedding day - I didn't realize how much this was appreciated until hindsight! There was literally no aspect Pixie had not considered & my wedding was absolutely perfect because of her. In addition, I was able to rent all kinds of odds & ends props for my Great Gatsby themed wedding. Although I did not rent any furniture, I know they have an extensive collection of vintage furniture as well. Chicago Vintage Weddings really is a one stop shop - you will NOT be disappointed! Worth every penny.
Reviewed On 10/11/2017 by Beth R
About 6 months out from our Chicago wedding, I started waking up in the middle of the night in a panic – what furniture did our venue have again? Where should everything go? Would all of my random DIY ideas go together? Kate to the rescue! Plan...
ning a Chicago wedding from Los Angeles wasn’t easy. While I like to think I was a laid back bride who only cared that there was enough booze and good music, I wanted to make sure it looked good too (and that people had a place to sit while enjoying the open bar!) I hired Kate for styling/layout ideas as well as vintage rentals. Kate helped design a lounge area in our cocktail hour that was stylish, comfortable, and affordable. She never pressured me to spend extra and made sure everything was delivered/picked up with ease. I definitely recommend Kate for her great ideas and gorgeous rentals!
Reviewed On 9/24/2017 by John S
Kate was fantastic to work with on our recent wedding. We chose her “Brigitte / Day-of-Coordination” package due in part to our event planning experience as well as our budget. In hindsight, we wish we would have hired Kate for her full plann...
ing services as she was incredibly helpful and took away all of the stress we had been feeling for many months of planning on our own before she got involved. Her day-of coordinating actually begins about 5-6 weeks out from the wedding date at which point she met with us to go over all the details we had already planned. From that point on she took over all of the vendor communications which was great so we could focus on the real importance of the day - our love for each other.
We got many compliments from our vendors/officiant/family that Kate’s emails were the most detailed they had ever seen. She really does think of everything, including many things that hadn’t even crossed our mind. It’s helpful that she also has a rental side of her business which allowed us to pick up a few decor items that fit in perfectly with our aesthetic.
Kate and her assistant were on point throughout the day, ensuring everyone arrived on time and everything was setup according to our vision. Even when the night was winding down, we frequently saw Kate walking around, making sure everything was still running smoothly down to the last minute. We have no idea what we would have done without having Kate involved for our big day. Like I said, if we had to do it all over again (and thank goodness we don’t!), we would’ve hired Kate for her full planning servies. Thank you Kate!
Reviewed On 8/14/2017 by Erin L
The day after we got married, my (now) husband said, "It's difficult to quantify just how valuable Kate was." Now, he's a man of few words, so the fact that he chose those speaks to our wonderful experience working alongside her.
Let's start ...
at the beginning: Once upon a time, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing planning our wedding. I'm also incredibly Type A, really picky, oh, and chronically indecisive--the worst possible combination for wedding planning. Despite that, we wanted to throw a really wonderful event that our families and friends would love as much as we did, and we wanted to honor a budget that kept things reasonable. We also work way too much, so to even have time for laundry felt unrealistic; that said, we were pretty sure planning a wedding would not go well.
Then (bugle solo), Kate to the rescue! We couldn't be happier that we found Kate at Chicago Vintage Weddings. We knew that she would help us with the stress of wedding planning, and we were right. She is SO wonderfully organized, and it was such a calming influence to have her cross-checking our decision-making to ensure that we weren't...well...ruining everything. It was also SUCH a huge help having someone to bounce ideas off of or make decisions! Every single decision involves hundreds and hundreds of variables, so to have Kate dramatically reduce those to only the best options for us and guide us through that was unbelievably helpful. Kate also has beautiful taste. I'm aesthetically very picky, and although I didn't want to break the bank, we wanted things to be lovely. With her rentals and aesthetic guidance, she was able to create such a beautiful wedding day, and all without me turning into a stress-induced bridezilla.
Kate dramatically reduced our stress and improved everything about our wedding. That's for sure. However, what we didn't expect was for Kate to help so much financially. You'd think that a wedding planner would increase the cost of a wedding, right? Although there is an up-front cost, she was able to help us prioritize, negotiate, and minimize in clever ways we'd never have thought of, and all without compromising how wonderful the wedding was. It was so helpful to have someone there to say, "Nope, that won't make a difference if we say no to that. We don't need it," and to trust that's the case. She ended up spending less than we'd originally budgeted, and all while still making things perfect.
I think the best thing about Kate, however, is her unwavering kindness. I must have emailed her a gazillion times, and to say they were "verbose" is probably an understatement. I joked that Kate probably had my face on a dart board because I was bugging her oh-so often. Despite that, Kate was always incredibly patient and kind. She never became frustrated with us or became unresponsive. Instead, she was patient, kind, and helpful, even in those crazy few weeks beforehand when things invariably get bananas.
We had such a wonderful wedding that truly was even more wonderful than we'd hoped, and Kate played such a huge part of that. We'd recommend her to anyone searching for a wonderful wedding planner.
Reviewed On 6/17/2017 by Sarah K
Kate was the best decision we made in the wedding planning process! We originally wanted her help designing the ceremony/reception, so we decided on the 'partial planning' package, where Kate would work with 4 vendors in the year leading up to ...
the wedding and transition to full coordination in the month before the wedding. During our first meeting a year before our wedding, Kate created a very organized spreadsheet and went through everything from welcome bags for guests to the budget. She brought up so many things that we'd never even considered! My mom and I knew in that moment that she would be CRITICAL to this wedding.
Throughout the planning process, Kate was so organized, thorough and kind. She let me know what I had to do when and kept the process as low-stress as possible. She also has so many great vendor recommendations, so even the parts of the wedding she wasn't officially planning, she had a huge influence on!
We also used a handful of rentals from CVW, including champagne coupes, couches and an adorable sweets table. This was a special touch that really made the look of the room. So convenient that CVW offers both planning AND awesome rentals because we didn't have to find yet another vendor.
The wedding itself went so smoothly, we almost couldn't believe it. Kate kept everyone and everything organized. Couldn't have asked for a better day and couldn't have done it without Kate!
So...if you ever wonder if a wedding planner is worth the cost, the answer is YES. It is the best money you will spend on the wedding, and I couldn't ask for a better planner than Kate!
Reviewed On 6/07/2017 by Emily M
Kate both coordinated and provided rentals for our wedding this past Sunday (Memorial Day weekend). We found Chicago Vintage Weddings a little over a year ago when we were searching for dishes and other pretty things to rent for our wedding (ho...
ping to keep some of it more environmentally friendly that way, maybe), and we saw Kate also did coordinations services. Since any of the coordination packages also came with a small rental credit, it seemed like a good idea to do both rentals and coordination.
Since the coordination began about a month and a half ago, we have been so grateful that we 1) hired a coordinator at all - we were kidding ourselves when we thought this was an optional vendor for our wedding and 2) selected Chicago Vintage Weddings to do the coordination. Kate was awesome and rightfully asked lots of questions I previously pretended did not need answers...like...who is walking Grandma down the aisle? I didn't want to think about that stuff, but I definitely needed to to make sure everything went smoothly on the day of. So many times throughout the coordination month, my partner and I would be walking our dog together and we would just marvel at how much of a good idea it was to hire Kate. We couldn't imagine having to deal with all this wedding stuff without her guidance.
The actual wedding day went amazingly, and one of the best parts was Kate making sure we go to enjoy certain moments - she set cocktail appetizers aside for us, and she pulled us inside to get a 'first look' at the set tables. That last part was one of my favorite parts of the wedding (there's a picture on this page now)...the table settings with the linens and dishes and water glasses and the cake all looked so breathtakingly beautiful. It was wonderful!
So, Chicago Vintage Weddings killed it with our wedding, and it was a great experience working with Kate!
Reviewed On 2/10/2017 by Sarah L
We hired Kate to rent our pretty candle holders and rent/design our sweets table. As a dessert freak, having an amazing sweets table was very important to me and I knew I needed to make it something special, something like I would have on my ow...
n table at home. Enter Kate -- she has such fun perspective and insight, I knew it would be just gorgeous and it was. When I originally went to go talk to her, I was afraid I wouldn't be able to get the look I was going for since so many vintage pieces are very "English Tea Party" and pastel colors. I had a winter wedding with lots of jewel tones and didn't know if I would find what I was looking for! But, Kate knew exactly what our winter wedding needed -- clear glass, mercury, wood, marble -- and it was absolutely beautiful. Thank you, Kate. You have a gift!
Reviewed On 1/11/2017 by a member
We hired Kate for rentals and month-of coordination. She trekked all the way out to the tiny Illinois farm town where we were having our wedding TWICE in order to make our wedding day run like a charm. Not only does she have great taste in vint...
age china and beautiful wooden chairs, but she made the entire day fly by like a dream. The highest compliment I can give is that I never knew what was going on behind the scenes during my wedding day, because Kate was making everything run so smoothly and taking care of so many little (and big) things. Right after the ceremony, she showed up with two glasses of champagne for me and my husband, and later in the night, she wrangled our hilariously bad DJ into submission by getting him to FINALLY play the 90s throwback tunes we were requesting. You'll love her!
Reviewed On 12/11/2016 by Anne P
We hired Kate and team for full wedding services and we rented their beautiful collection of items for wedding decor. We are so happy we made the decision to hire CVW from the very beginning of the wedding planning as it helped with budget plan...
ning and some important initial decisions. I was too swamped at work to be able to handle all the details of planning, and Kate made it very seamless and stress-free at the beginning to secure key vendors and locations. In particular, one of the vendors almost double-booked our date, but Kate worked with them to figure out the problem and behind the scenes she figured out a solution to ensure we got our venue. She did this without letting me know about the drama until she had a recommendation on a solution. Throughout the wedding planning process, Kate was always professional, extremely responsive, and handled my micro-managing really well (I couldn't let go out all the control!) During the wedding weekend, Kate had everything very well organized, kept me and family calm, executed on all the details, and made it a perfect day for us. I will never forget walking into the reception and thinking just how perfect and how "us" it looked. All of CVW's rentals perfectly captured our style and who we are. There is absolutely no way I could have pulled off such a perfect day without CVW. I would highly recommend working with CVW for full-planning and for rentals. Thanks again, Kate!
Reviewed On 9/12/2016 by Katy M
I worked with Kate and CVW to plan our September 2016 wedding. Work keeps me busy and traveling several days per week, so I needed to turn to someone who could take the lead and help pull together a wedding event at a venue that required us to ...
choose all of the vendors, plan every single decoration, etc. After coming across some beautiful posts on Facebook of weddings done by Chicago Vintage Weddings, I landed on the CVW website and immediately fell in love. After speaking with Kate (owner) I knew I had found the right person - Kate brings the best combination of organization, creativity, professionalism, and "good planning vibes" to the table.
I ended up contracting with CVW to do creative services on day-of paper goods, floral, and some venue decorations, as well as day-of coordination - and could not be happier.
As a bride who (hopefully!) gets married once, it's hard to know how things will turn out on your big day, or what the "best" choice is given the sea of options out there and the myriad of vendors - but Kate helped us navigate it all.
I am not a typical bride who gets excited with wedding stuff...but I have to say with sincere gratitude and excitement that thanks to Kate, our wedding outcome was beyond expectation - we never could have created something as awesome and truly "us" as she did.
Reviewed On 8/15/2016 by Alison M
We booked Chicago Vintage Weddings for rentals for our weddings. We loved working with Kate! She was so sweet, helpful, and prompt when replying to emails. From start to finish, Kate made this process so easy! We made many changes to our order,...
and not once did Kate feel like we were a bother. We really appreciated that! Her recommendations in completing our vision were spot on! Prices were fair and worked well within our budget. If we have another event, we would not hesitate to use Chicago Vintage Weddings again. Thanks for everything, Kate!
Reviewed On 8/10/2016 by Jessica R
We booked Chicago Vintage Weddings as our day of coordinators for our wedding at Holy Name Cathedral/Marriott Mag Mile in June of last year. Kate and team were fantastic! Kate was easy to work with and made the wedding day much more stress-fre...
e than it would have been without CVW. Very glad we used them and would recommend to anyone!
Reviewed On 3/10/2016 by Becca L
We used CVW for rentals and coordination. Kate and team was absolutely wonderful to work with. They really made our event amazing - so much so, that days after the wedding, family and friends texted and called to tell us how fun and amazing our...
wedding was. CVW made sure everything ran smoothly and really made our wedding plan come to life. They made it so we could enjoy our wedding rather than stress about the details of making it all come together. Hiring Kate and team was easily the best money we spent for our wedding.
Reviewed On 12/16/2015 by Sarah K
We booked Kate as our day of coordinator for our wedding at the Palmer House on August 1st and she was by far the best decision we made throughout our planning! She was extremely easy to talk to and completely understood everything we wanted to...
do and was genuinely excited by all of our ideas! Kate was so good, she even gave us suggestions that were better than what we were originally thinking. We were always on the same page and she really helped my husband and I get and stay organized. She was incredibly professional from our first meeting to our last and even helped us organize a few surprises at our reception. I can't imagine working with anyone better! Thanks again Kate!