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US Poker & Casino Parties

US Poker & Casino Parties

New on Fash
13+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Live and Virtual Casino Night parties. Bring your favorate games from Las Vegas right to your home. Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Poker and many more. Call us now for a quote.
Servant Pastor

Servant Pastor

New on Fash
19+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Wedding Officiants are undoubtedly one of the most important parts of the wedding. When I officiate weddings, I bring a blend of professionalism, clarity of speech, humor, God's presence and honesty to the wedding. Every wedding I've done (hundreds), people always compliment and I often get requests to do weddings because they were present at a wedding I did. I've been married almost 28 years and my heart for people along with my sincere desire to touch the hearts of others, allows me to bring an organic presence of love and joy to the wedding. I enjoy the most seeing the smile on the bride's and groom's face as we pronounce them as husban...
Weddings By KaTina

Weddings By KaTina

New on Fash
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
My fees range from $300 to $600 depending on your wishes. I have been a licensed minister for 12 years. Each wedding is a customized celebration just for you. To get aquatinted and learn what you are hoping for, we will begin with a phone call. If you decide you want to move forward you will receive an agreement which outlines everything you will be provided and reserves the dates for an in-person planning meeting, wedding rehearsal (if desired) and the wedding ceremony. Prior to our in-person planning meeting you will receive a choice of wedding ceremony templates, possible readings and an example of vows. The in-person planning meeting
TEFM

TEFM

New on Fash
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Greetings! Have been in ministry for over 27years and officiating weddings around the same time. Will work with every client with honor and respect of the client's specific colors and needs for their event.
 UNIQUE SERVICES & EVENTS LLC

UNIQUE SERVICES & EVENTS LLC

5.0(1)
6+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Tatiana B. says, "I recently attended an event catered by Unique Catering and Events and I must say, the food was excellent! The dishes were fresh and flavorful, leaving a delightful taste in my mouth. Additionally, the staff was great, managing to stay out of our way while still providing top-notch service. Overall, I highly recommend Unique Catering and Events for any occasion that requires delicious food and efficient, professional service." Read more
Kenya’s Salon

Kenya’s Salon

New on Fash
Offers online services
10+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Desde 2014 te ofrecemos rayitos color peinados maquillaje extensión ceja con hilo waxing balayage faciales Cortes de hombre fades mohak flat top grafics barba colores fantasia
L3vents

L3vents

New on Fash
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
12+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
At L3VENTS LLC the success of your event is our most important priority. Our goal is to combine creativity, passion and professionalism in everything we do Located in Chicago Illinois and freport Illinois, our kitchens services both Northern and Southern Illinois and neighboring states catering needs as one of its premier caterers. Food is not a business, but a passion for us and every detail is important. We understand what it takes to surpass diverse expectations in every way and we strive to deliver that promise every time we have the pleasure of serving your guests...
Brother Minister

Brother Minister

New on Fash
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Being married by An Ordained Minister is better than being married by a judge. Especially as a Christian Couple. I only marry couples from a biblical standpoint since marriage is a biblical action. I specifically can perform a biblical marriage. Through this particular service, I’m here for those who want a Christian marriage done by a Christian minister. Scriptures will be used during the ceremony along with prayer to ask Gods blessing over the union.
Makeup And Hair By Traci

Makeup And Hair By Traci

5.0(2)
Offers online services
21+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Kristin M. says, "I hired Traci to do hair and makeup for me +9 bridesmaids and 2 moms she brought her coworker Deb and I cannot say enough positive things about them they were on time professional and so awesome and so much fun to work with they had all of us ready to go by the time we need to be done by with more time even after that! Everybody was complementing everyone’s hair and make up all day and all night it lasted thank you both so very much you made my wedding day dream come true!! I will definitely be passing your information along to my many bridesmaids that are engaged!! Thank you, Kristin " Read more
Kimberly Jones

Kimberly Jones

New on Fash
8+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
I have planned events for over 15 years and have helped to coordinate 3 weddings. While helping to plan my friend’s wedding two years ago, her wedding officiant had an emergency and could no longer perform the ceremony. Luckily, for her, I had my credentials and was able to perform the ceremony. It was a beautiful ceremony and it was at this moment that I realized that I wanted to help couples start their life together.

Your Wedding Planning questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much does a wedding planner cost?

A wedding planner costs $1,200 to $3,500, depending on your wedding location and size, and whether you choose to have a full-service wedding planner or simply a day-of wedding coordinator. Wedding planning packages can be structured as a flat rate, a percentage of the overall wedding budget, or a blend of fixed retainer, production fees, and a percentage allocated for vendor management and coordination. Additionally, many planners provide individual services on an hourly basis or with a set fee per service.

What does a wedding planner do?

A wedding planner is a professional who assists with the design, planning, and management of a client's wedding. They work closely with the couple to refine their wedding vision, including theme, style, and the overall look and feel of the wedding. Wedding planners also help couples develop a realistic budget and ensure that expenses stay within this budget.

Additionally, they can assist in arranging, contracting, and managing payments to vendors. They take over many administrative tasks like tracking RSVPs, managing paperwork, and creating detailed schedules for the wedding day itself.

Do I need a wedding planner?

Deciding whether you need a wedding planner depends on your budget, the complexity of your wedding, your available time, and your stress tolerance. Wedding planners bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, which can save you time and money. They handle everything from design and vendor contracts to day-of emergencies, ensuring your wedding aligns with your vision while navigating the complexities of planning.

A wedding planner can help you maximize your budget. They have established relationships with vendors and can negotiate deals or suggest cost-effective alternatives you might not have considered. Their expertise can prevent costly mistakes and ensure you get the best value for your money. Also, they can save you time and stress by taking care of the overwhelming details allowing you to look forward to your wedding celebration.

Is a wedding planner worth it?

Hiring a wedding planner can be beneficial, but whether it's worth it depends on individual preferences and circumstances. A wedding planner reduces stress by taking the wedding planning burden off your shoulders, provides more time to focus on other tasks and enjoy being engaged, and offers expert advice. They can negotiate with venues and vendors on your behalf, often securing better pricing than you would on your own.

However, a wedding planner can be a significant expense that might require cutting other parts of your wedding budget.

How do I find a wedding planner?

Finding the right wedding planner involves a mix of research, personal preferences, and understanding the services you need. Some tips to help you find a wedding planner include:

  • Start your search by clarifying the help you need. Do you want full-service planning, someone to help you the day of the event, or something in between?
  • Use Fash.com to help you find wedding planners in your area with positive online reviews.
  • Review their portfolios to get a sense of their style and execution.
  • Ask for references and reach out to past clients to hear about their experiences.
  • Schedule several consultations to evaluate their experience, communication style, and ideas.
  • Discuss the budget and ask about their fees and what services they include.
  • Choose a planner that you feel a personal connection with since they will play a significant role in your wedding celebration.

What questions should I ask a wedding planner?

When meeting with a wedding planner, it's important to ask a variety of questions to ensure they are the right fit for your wedding. Here are some key questions to ask:

  • Are you available on my wedding date?
  • What services do you offer (month-of coordination, full-service planning, etc.)?
  • Can you work within our budget? Will you help me build and prioritize my budget?
  • How do payments work (a percentage of our budget, a flat fee)? Are there additional expenses on top of your base fee (travel, parking, food)?
  • Do you carry personal liability and professional indemnity insurance?
  • Can we see some of your past work from real weddings?
  • Can you tell me about a past wedding that was a particular favorite for you and why?
  • Do you have preferred vendors?
  • What organizational tools/programs do you use to organize all the details for your wedding day?
  • How do you best communicate with clients? How often will you keep in touch?
  • How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you planned?
  • Do you have a team working with you? What are the team members' qualifications?
  • What is included in your fee? What is the total cost and what is required for a deposit?
  • Will you plan the rehearsal dinner and post-wedding brunch?
  • What is your backup plan for inclement weather or illness?

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