“Shannon from Five Grain was our planner. She was absolutely amazing – kind, calm, organized. She made my life so much easier leading up to the wedding (especially as I was planning for a Chicago wedding from Boston). It was helpful to have her as she made sure we covered everything, including many things I didn’t even think of. She also kept track of / on top of all the vendors and timing which made planning much less stressful.
She ran a seamless show day of which enabled my husband and I to just enjoy ourselves and not worry! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND both Five Grain and Shannon.”
“We worked with Emily Rodecker and the experience was absolutely invaluable. There’s a lot to be said about rolling into the final week before your wedding and not sweating a single detail because you know it’s all taken care of and that is what Emily did for us. She is thorough, diligent, and a creative problem solver and it really showed on our wedding day. We had an unbelievable experience and would recommend Five Grain, and more specifically Emily, to anyone. She was, by far, the wisest investment we made throughout this process.”
“I had to take the time to personally write this review and let other future brides know HOW WONDERFUL Emily & the entire Five Grain Events team was. My husband and I enjoyed working with them every second and we could not have pulled it off without them. We received so many compliments about our coordinator, Emily, from the rehearsal to the day of and everything in between. They are a truly talented company and I am grateful that we had them for such a special event in our lives. I plan on referring Five Grain to every friend I have getting married as I cannot say enough fantastic things about them, their team and esp. Emily. Thank you for providing our wedding with such care – it was the best night of our lives. We did not realize how much goes into planning a wedding and I do not know if (actually I am certain) it would have not been as perfect as it was without Five Grain. Mike and I were actually able to enjoy ourselves with thanks to Five Grain – We want to do it all over!”
“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.”
“A wedding planner can be considered a somewhat extraneous expense when considering everything that needs paid for in a wedding, however Five Grain Events is completely worth every penny and at least consideration if you aren’t thinking of getting a wedding planner. We ended up doing full wedding planning and worked with Joan. If there was any question whether it would be worth the cost, we are believers that it absolutely was. Not only was Joan a fun and calming presence to have around during the whole process, she is so organized, professional, and knowledgeable, that it makes every aspect of planning a wedding really fun! I’ve heard so many people say that they were glad their wedding was over because they didn’t have to plan anymore. I couldn’t feel different. Joan made the planning process so enjoyable! We were able to involved with every aspect of planning but were able to ask questions and voice concerns when they arose. She provided a list of vendors she’s worked with and would recommend for every step of the way, including florists, officiants, videographers, which made choosing vendors really easy in a city that has so many options for everything. Joan made it possible to enjoy the wedding planning process, as well as the wedding, without a care in the world.”