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Designed & Detailed

Chicago, IL View map
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
24 reviews
$3,500 Package Price

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$3,500 Package Price

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.

Services Offered

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:

  • Full-planning
  • Partial-planning
  • Day-of coordination
  • Budget analysis
  • Guest list creation
  • Timelines
  • To-do lists
  • Vendor referrals

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$2,000

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$3,500

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$6,000

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$115

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Budget Analysis
Day-of Coordination
Event Design
Full Planning
Guest List Creation
Partial Planning
Timelines
To-Do Lists
Vendor Referrals

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double Weddings
Elopement
Eco-Friendly
Military
Non-Religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

3

24 Reviews

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    Esther N. Married on 07/03/2022
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    Thank you designed and detailed for helping us pull off a flawless wedding!

    We had an exceptional experience working with Alison and Nicole. They helped set us up with a hollow budget and timeline, which was really useful as we kicked off the planning process. Overall, this introductory meeting and initial tools were ESSENTIAL to getting us on the right track for our year or so of planning. We did get a bit too excited when we were told our initial budget was realistic in our first meeting with D&D (it absolutely wasn't, which became evident right after the meeting when they delivered an example budget) - so a minor piece of feedback would be that it may be best to wait to confirm a budget could work until after you build out the hollow budget outline to better manage expectations a bit. But again, minor compared to all of the support they offered us. We checked back in with them 90 days out from our wedding, and worked closely with Nicole to finalize logistics and had her support throughout the day of the wedding. She answered a ton of questions for us via email, helped identify open items and considerations at our sporadic check-ins, and then delivered the MOST value as she coordinated the day of schedule, managed all of the vendors and our timeline, and covered all of the little details and open things that came up throughout the wedding. Her support enabled me to truly relax the day of because I knew everything was in such great hands! True to the name of their business, Nicole and Alison ARE very detail oriented. Super competent. A ton of close family and friends have had mixed experiences with their own planners, but all remarked on how exceptional Nicole was as they interacted with her on the day of the wedding. TRULY couldn't have done it without you, Nicole!
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    Christina L. Married on 06/25/2022
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    10/10. The best!

    10 Stars!! Designed & Detailed was an absolute dream to work with. Alison Grossman and her team had every single detail planned out on our wedding day. We had complete trust in Alison from the very first time we met her. We ended up having to postpone our wedding an entire year due to Covid. We had only signed and paid for the day of coordinator package, but Alison helped us contact our vendors and amend our contracts for the new date. She checked in with us every now and then which was so helpful and reassuring to hear that we were either ahead of schedule/on track or that we needed to get started on something asap.
    Our check-ins closer to our wedding day were much needed for our sanity. Alison went over every detail with us, helped us put together a timeline, contacted all of the vendors for us, and answered any and all questions promptly.
    One week out Alison texted me and told me to contact her any time for any reason if I needed her. She really went above and beyond to ensure we were feeling prepared and stress-free going into our wedding weekend. She also picked up all of our decor that was taking over our living space and all of the gift bags for the guest rooms days before the wedding.
    The Day Of…. where do I begin? Alison and her team were present at all times, but I didn’t even notice. If I needed something or had a question they were available right away. Before the ceremony our bridal suite was cluttered and messy from hair, makeup, and getting ready photos in the morning to hosting a 20 person lunch right before we walked down the aisle. When we got back less than an hour later our room was completely cleaned with no evidence of the chaotic morning. The entire day was perfectly timed and went without a hitch, and we never felt rushed or anxious about the timeline. At the end of the reception all of our decor was already packed up and in our room and all of the cards and gifts were in our safe.
    I highly recommend hiring Designed & Detailed for your wedding. They have several packages depending on what you are looking for and they are reasonably priced compared to other Chicago wedding planning companies.
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    Marilyn R. Married on 06/11/2022
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    Alison Helped Us Plan Through 3 Scheduling Changes During COVID!

    Alison was fantastic to work with! And she stayed with us throughout our entire journey from 2019 to now 6/11/2022. We had rescheduled our wedding three times during COVID and even had to start all over with the venue search when our first one went out of business. If it weren't for Alison's help, I don't think we would have made it through all of the changes!! She was incredibly helpful with recommending high quality vendors for our photos, flowers, etc and on the day of, she and her assistants were so attentive and helpful from start to finish. The wedding day would not have been the same without them. I'm very grateful for their help and would recommend Designed and Detailed to anyone who is looking for an effortless wedding day!!!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner

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