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Effortless Events

Naperville, IL View map


Creating One-of-a-Kind Weddings.

Effortless Events is owned and managed by Cindy Shanholtz, a passionate, experienced event planner, as well as a former corporate financial analyst. She is a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC), the International Special Events Society (ISES), and the local Chamber of Commerce. Cindy is honored to be the exclusive wedding coordinator to the Morton Arboretum. She has planned over 425 unforgettable weddings, including destination, commitment, civil, cross-cultural and eco-friendly weddings.

As a Chicago-based company, Effortless Events has worked with many wonderful clients, both in the area and out of state. Whether the wedding is small and intimate or large and elaborate, Cindy emphasizes the importance of creating a wedding that uniquely represents the couple. She embraces their vision, and turns the couple’s dream wedding into a reality; all while keeping an eye on the bottom line. Through years of experience, Cindy is able to assemble the perfect team of vendors for each couple. Known for her explicitly detailed itineraries, your wedding day will be flawless.

Relax and put your mind at ease. Enjoy your wedding day, knowing that Effortless Events has taken care of every detail.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer an hourly rate?


What wedding events do you provide services for?

Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

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

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Double Weddings