Designed & Detailed is a wedding and event planning service based in Schaumburg, Illinois. Alison Sousa, the owner and lead event specialist, has a true love for the creation of unforgettable memories and bringing her clients’ visions to life. Designed & Detailed provides planning and design services for wedding rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions, coordinating every little detail as seamlessly as possible.
Alison strives to make each client feel like a guest on their special day, ensuring your trust and confidence in her skilled planning abilities. Designed & Detailed makes it a priority to get to know you on a personal level, developing an accurate understanding of your individual style, taste, and budget. Alison and her professional team have experience executing an array of wedding styles including destination weddings, double weddings, military weddings, and elopements. This Schaumburg-based planning service provides the following services:
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8 Reviews for Designed & Detailed
Recommended by 100% of couples
Todd · Married on 05/14/2021
Absolute Godsend! THANK YOU!
My wife and I seriously cannot say enough positive things about Designed and Detailed! We thought we could plan our wedding on our own but quickly realized we were in WAY over our heads, especially once COVID hit. We felt completely lost and hopeless, and were looking for a professional wedding planner with an actual -plan- to help us pull off the biggest day of our lives, (instead of "We're going to make the most of it" or "Oh, don't worry, it'll be fine!") Needless to say, Alison and Kate didn't disappoint and we cannot thank them enough for making our wedding a huge success! If you're planning a wedding, or any event for that matter, you would be doing yourself a HUGE disservice if you didn't at least reach out to the Designed & Detailed team.Sent on 05/19/2021
Still not convinced? Here's all the details: From the very first call, they were extremely proactive, professional, and responsive to all of our needs (there were a lot).. They also didn't BS us on anything or set us up for disappointment - with COVID restrictions putting a huge damper on our tentative plans, they were transparent and upfront on everything. Not only that, but they were always "in the know" on updates before they were even announced and had a plan of attack to set our wedding up for success. We couldn't have been happier with the end result, even amidst a pandemic.
The planning process was smooth and always on track - Alison was always a phone call, text, or email away and promptly responded each time we'd reach out. She also copied us in on her regular emails organizing everything with our vendors and venue - (I swear, she was a head coach or General in a previous life!) That transparency was a huge relief, knowing that things were still moving along behind the scenes leading up to our big day.
If it were possible to give a 1000 star review for our rehearsal and wedding day, we totally would. Everything was seamless for us! Whenever we needed something or a problem popped up, Alison was there to mitigate and made sure we didn't have to worry about a single thing. She was like a Walgreens, Uber driver, and master problem solver all in one. (Imodium? Got it. Bandaids for the bride's feet? No problem. Groomsman passed out during the vows? Under control. Party bus driver is requiring a balance paid off? Handled. Hotel shuttles are way off schedule? She handled that too on our behalf, and made sure we're getting a refund because of it! She even picked us up from getting our pictures taken down the street so the bride didn't have to walk in heels!) Not only that, but she organized the cleanup so we didn't have to lift a finger until picking up our decorations a few days later. No stress, no hassle!
Seriously, "Godsend" doesn't even begin to describe how clutch Alison was for us from the very beginning. We cannot thank her enough for helping pull off the best day of our lives! Besides getting engaged, hiring Designed & Detailed to plan our wedding was the best decision we made throughout this entire process. Give them a call, you seriously won't regret it!!
Laura P. · Married on 09/27/2020
Knowledgeable, composed and supportive wedding planner!
My husband and I were fortunate to meet a member of the Designed & Detailed wedding planning team when we were showing our wedding venue (Salvage One) to our family. There are three reasons why we loved working with Designed & Detailed:Sent on 11/11/2020
`1. Knowledge of Salvage One – Designed & Detailed owner Alison had gotten married at our same venue and had a strong rapport with all of the vendors.
2. Value for service - Unfortunately, we were a COVID couple and adjusted a 140 person spring 2020 wedding to an intimate 18 person fall 2020 wedding with a livestream for the remaining friends and family. Alison was supportive and available every step of the way. She went above and beyond hopping on multiple calls to develop a new plan that best fit our needs and also giving us perspective from the industry that helped inform our decisions.
3. Solid Execution on day of wedding – On our wedding day Alison handled any challenge or hiccup with such grace and composure. The type “A” in me has a hard timing giving up control but Alison was extremely calm, cool and collected. It made for an incredible experience.
We enjoyed working with Alison and would highly recommend Designed & Detailed to others planning weddings in the Chicagoland area!
Designed & Detailed's reply:Laura!!! We absolutely loved working with the two of you!
Kristin · Married on 10/10/2019
Friends for life!
After hiring Alison for our wedding, she feels more like a close friend than a hired vendor. She helped us plan our vision for weeks and executed it effortlessly when the big day was upon us. She was available for every question that I had throughout the process. She spent the time to understand every detail of our big day to ensure all vendors were clear on our expectations. Designed and Detailed is the perfect company name because it is exactly what Alison gives.Sent on 10/29/2019
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