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Too busy with your post-graduate studies and/or career to plan your wedding?

Live out of town and need someone local to assist with finding reliable professionals?

Want a professional design team to turn your vision into reality?

Need someone to handle all of the logistics that goes into ensuring your day goes as planned?

Samantha Dockery and her team work with busy, discerning brides in the Chicago, IL and Destinations Worldwide to reduce stress throughout their wedding planning process and on their wedding day, so they can relax and enjoy the moment. Contact us today for a free consultation!

844.496.8436 ext. 1

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Reviews of Bliss by Sam Wedding and Occasion Planners

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User1867005 Sent on 10/16/2014
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LaShayla had a great attitude and was extremely helpful throughout the weekend.
Sheila Sent on 06/20/2017
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Being an event planner myself, Type A, a perfectionist, I knew that I needed some help for month of coordination so that I could find the time to relax, enjoy the moments and enjoy getting married! I hired Bliss by Sam, and Sawyer was assigned to work with us. He blew me and my family away! His attention to detail, his humor, and the importance he set for the bride and groom to enjoy the day, but for our bridal party, family and friends to allow us to enjoy the day. I didn't have a worry in the world and valued his advise, opinions and shared plenty of laughs. He took over the vendor relationships, didn't allow any last minute frustrations get in the way and was a smiling face on the day of! He kept everyone on time and on track, we were even early, so it allowed us to enjoy more of those special moments.

I'm beyond thrilled with the service we received and would recommend Bliss by Sam to any and all future brides and their families! THANK YOU for making our day so special and so memorable.
Kennieth Sent on 01/16/2017
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The Bliss By Sam team did an excellent job planning my destination wedding at the Marriott Frenchman's Reef in St. Thomas USVI. Due to our hectic schedule, we chose to go with the full service package and this was the best decision we could have ever made. Bliss By Sam worked directly with the resort planning team to ensure that all of our request were met and questions answered, including staying within budget. Ken and I highly recommend that you have a destination planner stateside working in YOUR best interest. The resorts can be very difficult to work with when it comes to getting back with you in a timely manner, overcharging and not delivering what they promised/what you paid for. Bliss By Sam had all the basis covered!!

As far as ideas, details and the small touches...OMG, they were awesome!!! Our guest thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were excited about all of the little gifts they received throughout the wedding weekend. These are things we could have never thought of on our own (welcome bags, hangover kits, personalized pictures, and the list goes on and on). What a memorable experience!!

Our wedding was a complete success thanks to BIiss By Sam!!
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Annie Occasion for Any Occasion Annie Occasion for Any Occasion Wedding Florists

Sam and her staff are simply amazing. Sam is one of the top planners that knows how to create her clients vision to life. She takes incredible care for her clients and the vendors that she enlists to bring one event to life.

The Travel Mechanic The Travel Mechanic Travel Agents

Sam and her crew of wedding planners are amazing! The attend to every detail and take the time and effort to know their vendors and industry really well!

Tiwa Lawrence Tiwa Lawrence Wedding Hair & Makeup

When it comes to premium service and professionalism, Bliss by Sam has you covered. I have worked with Sam and her team numerous times and I have loved every encounter I have had with both her and her team. From the planning process to the day of the wedding or event, they are always in contact and they are always available if you need help with anything. As a Makeup Artist, I have also been hired by Sam. Working with Sam and her team is always a dream. Their passion for what they do is evident. You won't regret choosing Bliss by Sam for your special day!

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