“Hiring a wedding planner from Five Grain Events for our wedding day was the best wedding planning decision my husband and I made. Emily Rodecker is a FABULOUS wedding planner! For the bride, particularly one with a large wedding party, many guests and lot’s of out of town family, the day can become very stressful. But because of Emily’s wonderful work, the day was perfect and we couldn’t have asked for a better way to start our lives together. Emily has an amazing personality and she’s such a sweetheart filled with creative ideas to help you realize your perfect wedding. Plus, everybody in our wedding party loved Emily and her assistants. She was helpful to everyone, worked with all of the vendors, and organized every possible aspect of the wedding. We didn’t have to worry once and my parents, especially my mother loved working with her. Brides to be, be sure to tell you mothers how Emily will let them be simply the MOB. We highly recommend Emily and Five Grain Events if you want a dreamy and perfect wedding day in the Chicago area.”
“I had a great experience with Shannon Gonzalez. She is warm, friendly, SUPER organized, and willing to do anything to make the bride’s day perfect. My family is not that easy to handle, and she was able to win them over and make everybody happy.
I was on more of a budget than the typical person hiring a planner, but we were able to work out something that was manageable for us. She created the timelines for the groomsmen, bridesmaids, vendors, etc. This eliminated so much stress the last couple weeks. I wouldn’t trust anyone else with such an important day in my life. SO WORTH IT!”
“If you are looking for a wedding planner who is organized, resourceful and just plain lovely, there’s no one better than Joan. She truly went above and beyond her duties and made our wedding day flawless. Although my husband, parents and I handled a lot of the pre-wedding planning, Joan was there every step of the way and did far more than I had imagined. In the weeks leading up to the wedding and on the actual day, she truly excelled. I’m sure there were things that didn’t go exactly as planned, but I had no idea! I had guests (both male and female) tell me how they’d never been to a wedding that went so smoothly and appeared completely problem-free. Thank you, Joan! We couldn’t have imagined a better day.”
“Deciding to use a wedding coordinator for the day of our wedding was one of the best decisions we made during the planning process. I wasn’t sure, at first, that we would need one since our venue had a coordinator assigned to our event, but after talking with Joan (a trusted friend) she was able to help us see all of the little details that you just don’t think about when you first start planning. We had two meetings before the big day where we went through a 6-7 page list of all of the things she needed from us to make sure everything went off without a hitch. It seemed like a lot at the time, but being able to give her all of the info ahead of time left me free to enjoy the day instead of fretting over all of the little things that sneak up on you in the last couple of weeks. Joan was very prompt, organized, calm, and collected throughout the whole day and I literally didn’t have to worry about a thing. At the end of the night she packed up everything and made sure it got sent home with me and my family so we were able to say goodbye to all of our guests instead of rushing around. I would hire her again in a heartbeat!”
“We had the perfect wedding day, and we owe much of that to you. You did an amazing job and we couldn’t have asked for a better coordinator! You took all of the stress off of Nick and I, and I know that there are details that you attended to that I don’t even know about! Really, you hit it out of the park…and I would recommend your services to anyone. Thanks again for everything!”