At Sarah Kathleen Events, our passion is to plan beautiful and memorable events for all of our clients. Our team of expert planners has years of experience in crafting unique events, from our extensive wedding planning services to fundraisers, parties, and beyond. View our portfolio of Chicago-area events below, and don’t hesitate to reach out to us today!
Custom Creations...Flawless Events
We specialize in wedding planning and coordination and we’ve built an award-winning reputation for flawlessly bringing our clients’ vision to life. From brainstorming the initial theme, to managing vendors on your special day, we’re with you every step of the way. Enjoy the peace of mind from having an expert planning team at your service.
About Sarah Kathleen Events
We're a team of full service wedding and event planners with a natural passion for design and ambiance. Our goal is to take my client's vision and transform it into a reality with Classy Creativity. Let us help you create a picturesque event, all while taking the stress out of the planning process, and leaving you to enjoy your perfect day! From concept design to day-of coordination, and every little step in between, Sarah Kathleen Events is the perfect choice when planning your next flawless soiree!
What They Say
``Sarah was wonderful to work with. She made planning the details in the venue so easy and made a lot of helpful suggestions for not just the minor details but for everything else! She helped create a timeline for the wedding morning and day and she really ensured my day went as smooth as possible. I couldn't have gotten through the planning without her by my side! Her creativity, organization and attentiveness is very appreciated & recommended!`` -Aubrey G.
``Sarah did an amazing job keeping my entire wedding day running smoothly and on time. She is one of the most meticulously organized people I've ever met. She created a timeline for us, but was flexible when we wanted to change things last minute. She made the changes happen and we didn't have to worry about anything. We had a few minor unexpected things happen an she took care of them immediately. Both my fiancé and I felt like we could rely on her, which made it easy for us to relax and just enjoy our day. I had a ton of questions leading up to my wedding and she gave me all the answers and advice I needed quickly. I've already recommended her to my engaged family and friends! I will definitely use her to coordinate future events``
``Sarah was truly a lifesaver throughout this entire wedding process! During our planning sessions she made sure I had all of the very tiny details covered and offered solutions to all of my problems and unanswered questions. She was always the one to reach out to me and always responded immediately! The week of my wedding she went to hobby lobby and figured out how to drape my aisle the way I liked and just took care of it for me! Talk about a major stress reliever! On my wedding day Sarah showed up bright eyed and ready to go! Whenever I turned to look for her, there she was to help me with whatever I needed! (She even cut a sub sandwich in tiny pieces for me so I wouldn't mess up my lips!) At the reception I didn't have to answer any of the Dj or other vendors' questions because Sarah handled it all for me! Sarah showed up to the reception and looked after every last detail! She even figured out how to get my bridal parties overnight bags all to the hotel for me! Sarah being present on our wedding day allowed my husband and I to enjoy our day to the fullest! Sarah is very professional and took all of my concerns about the day quite seriously and made sure it all went perfectly! I could not imagine planning a wedding without her, definitely an investment in your special day! We are surely recommending her to all of our engaged friends!``
``From the day we met with Alyssa of Sarah Kathleen Events she understood our wedding day vision and maintained that focus throughout the planning of our special day. There was in instant connection with Alyssa in our initial meeting and our personalities meshed very well. We walked away from that meeting feeling confident that we would be well taken care of. Our instincts proved right and we couldn’t have asked for a better Wedding Planner!<br /> On our wedding day, Alyssa and Loraine handled everything for Evan and I. From the setup, the vendors, the timeline and making sure our glasses were always full 😉 The entire night was absolutely perfect and stress free. I can't say enough good things about the two of them!!<br /> Alyssa and Loraine thank you so much for making sure Evan and I had such a beautiful day. You guys are both amazing!``
``Where do I even start with this?!?! My husband Kevin and I just got married last weekend and I am still in awe of how perfect the day went. The planning process was SO simple because of Sarah and all of her recommendations about everything. Almost every single vendor we came into contact with talked about how we were the most calm and non stressed out couple they have worked with and I can truly say it was because of Sarah. Any time I was stressed out about anything, all I had to do was text her or email her and she would almost always immediately get back to me while answering my (almost daily, definitely annoying) questions and reassuring me at the same time. Our wedding DEFINITELY would have been a complete disaster without her and I could go on and on about how amazing her and her team are. They were by our side through everything on the day of the wedding and Luis had everything I needed last minute, even when we were taking pictures and I needed chapstick I can't thank Sarah and her team enough for making our wedding day the best day of my life``
``Sarah and Kylee are absolute angels. My husband and I were very indifferent about hiring someone for day of coordinating services, but honestly, could not be happier with our decision to do so. The big factor of why we chose SKE (Sarah Kathleen Events) was because all of our decorations needed to be removed from our venue the night of the wedding. Sarah did just that, and then some! She made sure our vendors were on the same page as us (and the other vendors), ensured a timely manner for the rehearsal, as well as ensured that we stayed on track for the day of services. They brought all of the necessary day of essentials, from tape to scissors, safety pins to Bobby pins - they had it all! I would seriously recommend SKE to any bride who actually wants to enjoy her wedding!``
``We just hired Sarah Kathleen Events for our wedding and had the pleasure of working with Kara! She did such an amazing job that even our parents and bridal party noticed and gave us compliments on our planner. She was on time for everything, lent a helping hand where we needed one, and was prepared for everything -- we were blessed (jk) with late April snow on our wedding and Kara was prepared to dry off my dress with her blowdryer... and my (now) husband had his button fall off which she immediately fixed within 2 minutes just before our ceremony started. We recommend Kara and Sarah 100% you will not be disappointed!``
I do not know what I would have done had we not hired SKE to help with the wedding. Kylee was our wedding coordinator and she was worth every penny. Kylee met with us twice in person (about 2 hours each time) and we had about a 2 hour phone call a few weeks before the wedding. In addition, we kept in contact via email/text leading up to the big day. Kylee was organized, helpful, and reliable. In addition to Kylee, we also were able to have her assistant Luis with us on the big day. All I have to say is WOW. They are such a great team. When things went wrong, (transport company wrongly accused us of not paying during cocktail hour, up-lights did not match each other & were the wrong color, forgot the cake topper, running late... the list goes on ha!! Every wedding has its mishaps) Kylee and Luis stayed calm and did not freak out. Kylee and Luis exceeded our expectations.``
``Sarah was the backbone of our wedding. We truly could not have done it without her. She helped us find and hire several of our vendors, including some last minute changes. She talked to us on an almost daily basis, checking in, lowering our stress levels, and contacting everyone to make sure we're all on the same page. Her timeline was great, and allowed room for changes. Sarah was always on top of her game, even skyped us for a video meeting when she was sick. Sarah is insanely organized, no detail will slip past her. We couldn’t have achieved our vision without her. She's incredible, and you should hire her today. She made it seem like we were her only client, even though she had lots. She’s super friendly and you can tell she’s very passionate about planning. Luis was also there to help on our wedding day. He’s just great! I can't stress enough how wonderful she really is. Her service is affordable, and worth every cent.``
``Sarah assisted professionally in every way possible for my daughter's wedding. She wears 'many hats' such as seamstress, counselor, decorator, emergency florist, dry cleaner (steamer), tear down expert, packed our car with all decorations so we could enjoy every dance including the last one of the evening. Every bride (& the family) needs Sarah at their event. Pictures went perfectly and all the details flowed on my daughter's timeline to a T. Sarah's no -worry personality is a must for every bride out there!!! Thank you Sarah, you truly have a gift as an event planner/organizer.``
``Sarah and her team are AMAZING and life savers! We didn’t have too many hiccups on our wedding day, but when they occurred Sarah and her team solved them! She did the day of coordination for us and made everything look exactly how we imagined and kept everyone on time without me having to stress or watch the clock! If you need someone who is amazing, kind, and genuinely cares about your wedding call SKE!!``
``Sarah Kathleen Events was the best decision I made during the wedding planning process. Sarah and her staff are incredibly organized, talented, kind, and will help with whatever you need. I had about 1,000 questions and Sarah was there to answer every single one of them! Sarah guided us through wedding planning, gave suggestions such as food (which was a huge hit at our wedding), and made my special day a dream come true. I can’t thank them enough for everything they did. If you are considering a planner, please do it! Sarah and her staff will make your wedding day less stressful and will help with WHATEVER you need. Thank you Sarah, you truly outdid yourself. I had the most perfect wedding day thanks to you and your amazing staff.``
|August 23, 2018|
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