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Bustle & Lace is a full-service wedding planning company based in Chicago, Illinois. Owner Michelle Elaine (she/her) began her career planning fundraising events for nonprofits, covering everything from intimate, in-home gatherings to large-scale galas at some of the city's largest and most prestigious venues for organizations like the YMCA, Teach For America, and Leadership Greater Chicago. Over the years, she built a contact list that included many of the city's top vendors and venues. Now, Michelle would love to use her experience, connections, and creativity to help couples design the wedding of their dreams.

Services Offered

Bustle & Lace is available to assist couples throughout Chicagoland and the Midwest. Michelle offers full planning, partial planning, and wedding day management services. She can also provide you with the tools and templates you need to navigate the planning process.

Wedding day management includes full coverage on your wedding day AND you'll have access to Michelle & team starting when you sign a contract; we don't believe in making clients wait until a month or two before their wedding day to begin our relationship. We're here to partner with you from the beginning!

Please inquire about partial & full planning options.

Contact Bustle & Lace today to learn more! Michelle and the team would be delighted to discuss your planning needs and help you determine what services are right for you.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

$2,000

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$2,800

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$100

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Day-of Coordination
Full Planning
Partial Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double Weddings
Military
Non-Religious
Religious
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Amber S. Married on 06/09/2023
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Unmatched Coordination Services Paired With An Unmeasurable Amount of Care

If you are looking for someone to treat you and yours like family and to treat your wedding as if it were her own...look no further. Michelle provided the day-of-coordinator services for our wedding on June 9th, 2023, but she provided FAR more than we expected. While Michelle went above and beyond as far as her job description goes, we were twice as impressed with the kindness and thoughtfulness demonstrated toward our family bridal party, and guests. Michelle is more than a hired day-of-coordinator to us, we truly think of her as family! She helped to execute all wedding visions beyond measure, and more than that, helped us to stay in the moment, and enjoy every aspect of our day. Without Michelle, I guarantee our wedding would not have been the same. We are deeply grateful for the love she showed us and the deep attentiveness she showed to every task, challenge or change of plan that she was presented with. I would entrust Michelle with our day again, and again. We love you Michelle!
-Tyler & Amber Siebert
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Liza Married on 04/27/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best day ever!

We hired Michelle for our April 2023 wedding and cannot say enough good things about her. From the start, she had such a calming and reassuring presence that made me feel relaxed throughout the planning process and the day of. She was incredible with recommending vendors and creating a seamless time line. She communicated with vendors and did so much coordinating with multiple vendor behind the scenes. As far as we are aware, our wedding day went off without a hitch. We cannot stop talking about how truly perfect our day was. I would 100% recommend Michelle for any planning their wedding in the Chicago area.
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Sara N. Married on 04/22/2023
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Best decision we made for our wedding

Hiring Michelle is the best decision you could make in your wedding planning process. My only wedding regret is not hiring her sooner. In fact, my entire family has decided Michelle is an honorary member after working with her. She is a saint. She is organized, resourceful, quick on her feet, and exceptionally thoughtful, calm, and kind. She saved the day and my sanity on more than one occasion. One of the reasons I am most sad my wedding is over is because it means I don't have Michelle around all the time!
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