I want to begin by saying that no matter what kind of wedding you are having, Katie makes you feel as though you are the only wedding she is working on. She is so on top of her materials, and it was so helpful to have someone helping me and my now husband through this process the way that she did. Katie was always on time (and early actually!!) to all of our meetings, even though some of them were quite a ways away from where she lives. Katie asked us questions about details that I could have never, ever thought about on my own, and they led to our wedding day running so smoothly. We still have friends and family who comment about how flawlessly our reception (and day as a whole) ran. They loved the fact that Katie made sure that we had dinner moving along while speeches were being made, and my bridal party loved that they had time to freshen up with some drinks and snacks before having to enter the cocktail hour. Katie also kept all of my vendors on the same page, which was critical when it came to creating a timeline. I think what I appreciated most was that I knew that someone was at the hall helping set up while we were at pictures that completely understood my vision and knew exactly how I wanted things set up. My husband and I were blown away with how amazing my room looked, and it was more beautiful than I could have imagined. Lastly, being in a larger hall, there was another wedding going on that had gotten out of control, which prohibited my wedding from going another half an hour longer. Katie took control of the situation as best as it could have been, and helped us with gathering the important things at the end of the night. She helped us get out of the hall feeling like there was no way the night could have been any better, even with the wedding mishap next door. Overall, all I have to say is if you haven’t hired or contacted Katie by now, you are doing yourself a disservice. Thank you Katie from the bottom of our hearts!!!
Tiffany R (Tinley Park, IL)
There are no words to describe what an amazing experience I had with Denouement Weddings. I wanted to be able to enjoy my wedding day, and with the help of Denouement Weddings it was definitely made possible. Especially with so much of my wedding being DIY, having a month-of coordinator was invaluable. Not only did she contact all of the vendors I had set up, she went above and beyond to coordinate everything so it flowed perfectly and everything went smoothly. I would recommend Denouement Weddings to everyone planning a wedding if you truly want to enjoy your wedding day and be stress-free about things falling into place.
Erin R (Bloomington, IL)
Kate at Denouement Weddings was a godsend. We contacted Kate on a referral, and it was probably the best wedding decision we made. It's true - you think you have everything under control, until someone steps in who actually DOES have everything under control. I don't know what we would have done without Kate. From the very first meeting she made us feel so at ease, like she really understood exactly what we needed. She is so organized, and as soon as she came aboard she made an immediate impact. All the chaos was reigned in and reduced our stress. Having never planned a wedding before, my husband (fiancé at the time) and I didn't realize how many details we had overlooked. Especially since both our families live on opposite sides of the country, we had just been doing our best on our own. Thankfully Kate has the experience to know exactly how to help! And in areas where we did feel really confident, she was so enthusiastic to help in whatever ways we needed. She really does go above and beyond to make sure the weddings are perfect in every imaginable way. Our main reason for wanting a coordinator was to reduce our day-of responsibility. We wanted to sit back and be the guests of honor - not feel like stressed out hosts. There were curveballs coming in on the morning of the wedding, and she handled it all with ease. From my new in-laws adding a shuttle bus from the church to the cocktail hour on the morning of wedding, to me requesting croissants while getting ready at the hotel... Everything both big and small went flawlessly. We were able to truly relax and enjoy ourselves on our wedding day. We honestly wouldn't have had the same wedding without her help and energy. Trust me, you need Kate.
Jaclyn J (Chicago, IL)
I can't not say enough about the services I was provided with through Denouement Weddings. Most brides think they got everything under control on their wedding day- Well you may think until you actually have a coordinator and you realize that you had nothing under control. Kate made my special day easy and worry-free. I had the perfect wedding and would recommend Denouement Weddings for yours. You will not regret and will be able to truly enjoy your special day.
Rose (Bolingbrook, IL)
No words can describe the amazing service Kate provided us for my Son's recent wedding. Her eye for detail and her desire for perfection is what sets her apart. I trusted her fully to execute all my requests in order to make this event as perfect and magical as it could possible be and believe it was!!! I could not have done it without Kate's services. Thanks again Kate for such an Amazing Job!!!
Jackie D (Riverside, IL)
Kate was a godsend for our wedding in June 2014. We were referred to her through friends, an initially thought we didn't need to hire someone to coordinate or plan our wedding. It was one way we were saving money, by eliminating that expense. But after our first meeting it was clear that her service was essential, and Kate was the perfect person. She asked us many questions in our meetings that we had never thought of - what are you going to do with the flowers at the end of the night? Where do you want the guestbook to go? How will you get your personal flowers? Who will put up the backdrop? - things that needed to be handled, and couldn't be handled by us on the day of. I, perhaps naively, had never realized that we can't be the point of contact the day of because we will be out taking photos, getting ready, etc. She walked us through step by step and even made our wedding timeline for us. Her advice was invaluable, her professionalism always on point, and she did that all with kindness and a genuine concern for the success of our big day.
On our wedding day, it was projected to rain right during our ceremony. We wanted to wait it out as long as possible even though the venue was pushing for us to move inside. She respected our wishes, but also prepared the wedding party and event staff with a rain plan. Sure enough, I walked down the aisle to thunder and lightening, and 10 minutes into the ceremony it began to rain. She, along with our catering manager, facilitated the fastest and smoothest move inside the venue I have ever seen. It was truly amazing - we went from an outdoor wedding to indoor in four minutes flat. When we had a question or request during the reception, she was always nearby and always took care of the issue right away. She made herself known to family and friends as well, and I am sure it prevented many people from coming to my husband and I with issues that would have only stressed us out. Kate was the last person to leave the venue at the end of the night, and it was a big relief to not have to ask a family member to stay and collect memorabilia, vases, gifts, etc. I could not give a bigger recommendation for Kate's services - especially if you haven't thought about the many details throughout the day that need to be taken care of!
Amy R (Chicago, IL)
I flirted with the idea of hiring a wedding planner for months but I just couldn’t quite justify the money with all of the other (unending!) wedding costs. Luckily I came to my senses and was fortunate enough to find Kate, who literally executed all of my “day of planning” to perfection! In fact, I laugh now when I imagine trying to coordinate all of the last minute details by myself. From the beginning, she reviewed all of my ideas (timeline/floor plans/seating chart) and made suggestions within minutes on important/amazing ideas that hadn’t even crossed my mind. She ran last minute errands (picking up chalkboards on the morning of, transported 200+ cupcakes to our venue, organizing/dealing with vendors) while still keeping all of my crazy friends in line- and assuring that we stayed on schedule. I specifically remember arriving at the venue early and noticing that our gift table (set up by the venue) looked ridiculous. Before I even had a chance to say anything, Kate had swooped in and somehow made it look fabulous. THIS is the attention to detail you want in a wedding planner. She literally took all of my stress away on the day of- I didn’t have to worry about a thing! Without hesitation, I can say that my wedding day would not have gone as smoothly as it did without Kate!
Sarah H (Chicago, IL)