Weddings are becoming more and more involved as years go on and there is no reason to take all of this on by yourself. You as the mother, you as the groom, you as the bride have one job... Enjoy every moment. The last thing I want for my brides is for them to remember the work that went into it; that's my job.
On your wedding day I will be there for you every step of the way from dawn till dusk. I started this business with one goal, to give every bride the wedding day of their dreams. Now with a team of planners you can rest assured no matter what happens we will have one of our expert planners at your side no matter what.
A wedding is your time to tell your story. It isn't just a party or cookie cutter event it is a day meant to bring together your loved ones so they can bare witness to what makes the two of you special. We work with our clients to ensure that each part of your wedding is a reflection of you and what is to come.
This is our full time job, this is not our past time. We take your wedding day just a seriously as you do. Let us work with you to ensure that you are going to have the wedding you've been dreaming of.
Midwestern Bride will serve brides and grooms anywhere in the Midwest and beyond!! New to Chicago? New to Madison? Take the stress out of planning by having someone else there to lean on who knows those territories. Check out our website www.midwesternbride.com
Email me at email@example.com, or call me at 312-810-6768 to get more details about my business and pricing. Also, check out the bios on our other planners to see if we have the planner to fit your day.
If you are planning a destination wedding bring a planner with you as your assistant for the weekend so that you can truly enjoy the destination you find yourself in. We love to travel alongside our brides!
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John Bye · Married on 11/22/2019
Made the last month a breeze
We worked with Hannah from Midwestern Bride. We bought the "month of" package and that worked well for us since we had our venue and vendors chosen. We needed someone to help coordinate the small details which is exactly what Hannah did.Sent on 01/05/2020
We began by having a 90 minute call in which we gave Hannah our vendor contacts and put together a very detailed itinerary. It took several calls over the following weeks to finalize the itinerary, but in the end she helped us decide details we would not have thought of on our own. Simple things like processional order, family photo lists and more challenging things like when the vendors would show up and where they should enter the building and set up. My wife and I consider ourselves good planners, but there's no doubt we would have missed details had it not been for Hannah's in-depth questionnaire and itinerary.
The day before the wedding, she worked with the pastor to help us rehearse quickly and she helped us set up tables, chairs and silverware. On our wedding day she orchestrated several things while remaining nearly invisible which is what you want at your wedding. She helped coordinate our processional, she hemmed my wife's dress right after the ceremony, she went out and bought us extra wine when we ran low, and cleaned up so well throughout the night that we spent less than 20 minutes packing up from the last song to the bus ride home.
On a personal note, Hannah is great to work with. She was able to work within our vision and budget. She gave good suggestions from other weddings she's coordinated when we asked. She was also a hard worker and earned her pay. Coming from a couple who didn't want to spend the money to get a coordinator, Hannah and Midwestern Bride were worth the money.
Rachel Medema · Married on 11/08/2019
We worked with Hannah - she was AMAZING. From the start she made us feel at ease. Every time anyone asks me for wedding advice now I always say hire a day of coordinator it makes everything less overwhelming. Hannah came with us to our 30 day out meeting and took notes on how we wanted the day to be. She was there the day of setting up and making sure everything was going smoothly. Literally nothing went wrong the day of our wedding!!! She asked great questions and we are sooo happy we had our part of our big day!! Thank you Hannah and midwestern bride!Sent on 01/01/2020
Midwestern Bride's reply:Oh my goodness thank you so much! Hannah had such wonderful things to say about you! Thank you for your kind words and Congratulations on a beautiful day
Kassidy · Married on 09/21/2019
Midwestern Bride is an Event Planner's Godsend
As a full-time event planner, the first vendor I decided to hire for my wedding was another event planner. Multiple people questioned this, because to them I had an arsenal of skills that equipped me to plan a wedding. First off, your wedding is a unique event that you have never actually planned -- and god willing will never—plan again. So, just because I have planned corporate and non-profit events doesn’t mean I have any experience in the wedding world. Secondly, if event planning is my full-time job (wedding experience or not), why on earth would I want to ‘work’ on my wedding day? Thus, I decided to find someone who, at minimum, could completely take over the day-of duties that weddings require.
So the search began for someone that I could put my utmost faith in to make sure my wedding day went exactly as planned. Or, better yet, who could handle any situation for when my wedding inevitably did not go as planned. I interviewed several planners in Dane county, but didn’t click with most of them. I felt like they were trying to make my wedding fit into their box. They had restrictions galore. You could only have them for X amount of hours… they had lists of what they would and would not do… they would only travel so far. I was actually incredibly disappointed with the red tape. And, to top it off, I felt like I was gut punched when I saw their prices. Then came my meeting with Ashley Kuehnel, owner of Midwestern Bride. Finally, a breath of fresh air. A planning company that actually cared about you as a person!
Ashley gave me the rundown of Midwestern Bride, and I knew almost instantly that my prayers had been answered. She helped me navigate my needs and my wants, and more importantly allowed me, for the first time, to feel truly excited about my wedding day. Due to their competitive prices, not only was I able to afford a day-of-coordinator, I also added the décor/detail services. I had no idea what I wanted my wedding to look like, I just cared that my fiancé was at the end of the aisle. Then we had to pick the planner from Midwestern Bride. Cue one of the most amazing people I have ever had the privilege to work with – Annie Prak-Primakow.
Annie helped us envision our wedding and decide what we did and did not want. She handled all of our lighting and florist needs, which made two less vendors I had to deal with. She came to Madison for the venue walk through and our initial florist meeting, which I truly appreciated. She then met us about 30 days before the wedding, to get super detail-oriented regarding the whole day. She outlined the timeline from 8am to midnight and included everything from what I was going to eat for breakfast to how we were getting home. I left that meeting in happy tears because I knew that my wedding day, no matter what happened, was going to be spectacular.
Annie was there to conduct my rehearsal and then the wedding day came. She navigated everything perfectly. Our whole wedding was outside, and even thought there were forecasted storms, Annie took over that stress. I didn’t have to worry about what was happening, where we were doing the ceremony, if people were showing up… literally nothing. All I had to focus on was getting dressed! Which, just goes to show, it’s not just about what a planner is going to bring to your wedding day, it’s what they are going to take away as well. They are going to take away the inevitability of you being the point person for EVERYTHING. Annie was my buffer from incessant questions. No one asked me about the plan, about the weather, about the flowers or the lighting. By having Annie, I got to just be the bride, plain and simple. She set up all of our centerpieces, décor and signage. She always made sure we had a drink in our hand and even brought us the pizza (that I almost forgot we ordered)! And, at the end of the night, she packed everything up and loaded it into my dad’s hotel room. So, when it was the last song, all we had to do was say goodbye and get into the towncar to go home. There was no rush to get our drunken bridal party to clean everything up by midnight, there was NO stress.
Annie & Midwestern Bride made our wedding day everything we didn’t even know we wanted. We are sincerely grateful for everything they did for us, and I truly encourage you to fully experience your own wedding by booking them.
Sent on 09/27/2019
Midwestern Bride's reply:There are no words... and that is rare for us. Thank you for taking the time to share this encouragement and all of these kind words. We were thrilled to celebrate with you and be a part of your planning. You are too kind and we wish you all the very best in your marriage! Cheers
We love working with Ashley at Midwestern Bride. This planner is probably the best around, she is so attentive to detail, puts the couples needs first, and treats all vendors as peers. Ashley and her entire staff are always easy to get a hold of and works as a team with everyone to make sure the day goes perfect.