Forever & Always Events is a wedding planning company based in Lockport, Illinois that serves the entire Chicagoland area and more. Founded by husband and wife team Bill and Jessica, they pride themselves on being the perfect fit for busy couples.
Jessica Bruno is the founder of Forever & Always Events and has always been fascinated by weddings. She graduated from North Central College with a degree in psychology, a minor in dance and a certificate in wedding and event planning. She utilizes her skills to create visionary weddings while also balancing the logistics with creativity and warmth. Her husband, Bill, graduated from Saint Xavier University with two majors in communications and the social sciences, with a minor in history. This has given him the tools he needs for reaching out to clients and vendors as well as putting an event together using his strong imagination.
The goal at Forever & Always Events is to help you realize your vision and then bring it to life through planning, coordination and design. They believe that every couple should feel stress-free while also getting an extraordinary event that reflects their personality. There services and packages include:
Recommended by 100% of couples
Catherine · Married on 11/03/2017
My husband and I had a long engagement (2 years) so I had a lot of time to do research, but when it came down to actually starting to do everything such as hiring vendors and purchasing items, I really needed helped as I was getting overwhelmed a year out! I decided to look for a wedding planner to help with that. I live in the city, so planners here were super expensive. I am very organized and anal and knew I would still be doing a lot of the planning myself and just wanted someone to give me direction, so the prices that many planners were asking in the city were outrageous! I decided to look for someone in the suburbs and am so glad I did because I found Jessica and Bill! Not only were they reasonably priced, they were extremely helpful in both the planning process and day of! As I said, I had a lot of stuff already researched but when it came to hiring vendors and determining how much should be paid for each, I was lost! Jessica was a HUGE help in this area! She recommended our DJ, florist, hair/makeup stylists, and assisted in finding an officiant, and all of her referrals were amazing! Most of these vendors were based in the suburbs, which saved us a lot of money, so we were very appreciative of that! She was very responsive in a timely manner with emails and super supportive by continuously reminding me that it was OUR wedding, and that we should do what we want and not worry about others. When it got closer to the wedding and on the day of, Jessica was able to solve some issues we were having with our venue by speaking for us. At that time it was 2 weeks out and I was over making decisions and fighting with people, haha, so having her to do it was a life saver! For the day of, her and her husband Bill were able to navigate everything and once again assist in issues that popped up that day. Having them in the planning and day of was very helpful and I couldn't imagine doing it without them!!
Amy · Married on 07/14/2018
We originally weren’t sure if we needed to hire a day of coordinator but I’m so glad we did because I can’t imagine pulling our wedding off without them. Jessica and Bill were helpful even before the wedding started, answering questions and asking what they could do. They went to the venue ahead of time and had everything set up for us before we even got there. We had planned for our wedding to be outside, but unfortunately that day it poured all morning. Jessica and Bill set up an alternate ceremony area inside instead. As the bridal party was starting to line up, the weather cleared. Bill checked the radar and assured me that it probably wouldn’t rain anymore. They quickly redid everything they had already spent hours doing and got the ceremony set up outside in no time, with no indication that it was a problem or an annoyance for them to have to redo all their work. Anything we needed they were there for us! Thank you Jessica and Bill!!!
Shaina · Married on 04/28/2018
I cannot say enough good things about Jessica and her team at Forever and Always Events. I hired them for day of coordination and although Jessica could not be there, her helpers Katie and Laurel did an amazing job. The day turned out perfectly without any flaws and I know this would not have been possible without them. Professional, communicative and affordable while making a smooth wedding day!
Forever & Always Events was a pleasure to work with, both at the rehearsal and on the actual day of the wedding. Jessica and Bill took care of every detail making it easy for me to do my "job" and for the bride and groom to relax. I look forward to collaborating on future weddings!
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