8 Reviews
Day-Of, Partial

About Prickly Pear Events

Day-of Wedding Coordination for All Chicago Couples

Prickly Pear Events Offers a different approach to wedding planning. My Day-of Wedding Coordination and Logistical Planning service is for couples who book their own vendors, but need professional assistance with the time and people management particulars. I help you wrangle into place important details such as your photography schedule, hotel shuttle plans, ceremony order of service, cocktail hour and dinner plans, toasts, dances, decor layout, and more. I coordinate all your vendors so by the end of the night you'll step back and marvel at how a bunch of former strangers could work together so seamlessly!

I believe that each wedding is unique and should reflect your values and priorities. You'll never hear me say, "that's just not how things are done." Instead I'll say, "Hmm.. let's figure out how to do that and keep things running on time!" I support marriage equality and get extra joy from helping LGBTQ couples celebrate their right to love that was so long denied. I'm a member of the Green Wedding Alliance and can connect my clients with resources for a more sustainable wedding, if that's your priority. Lose yourself in the romance and revelry, and leave the coordination up to Prickly Pear Events!

The Wedding Coordination and Logistical Planning Service includes:

  • 2 planning meetings
  • Venue visit and venue layout planning
  • Logistics advice and planning
  • Detailed daylong timeline
  • To-do lists
  • Advance and day-of vendor coordination
  • Ceremony rehearsal
  • Day-of wedding coordination all day (yes, I did just say all day!)
  • Set-up and pack-up support
  • And so much more prepping, planning, and hustling!


More details of the service, can be found at www.pricklypearevents.com.

Categories: Wedding Planner

Regions serviced: Chicago

8 Reviews for Prickly Pear Events

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Cecil was absolutely amazing! I didn't think we needed a day-of coordinator, but Cecil completely changed my mind. From the very beginning, she was extremely professional, available and flexible. She fielded multiple questions over both email and text and never once complained. She kept us focused during the planning process (even bringing up points I didn't even think about!) and communicated seamlessly with our venue contact! On the wedding day, I didn't have to think AT ALL - she took care of every detail. I would definitely recommend Cecil over and over again.

Profile Picture Lindsey, 10/1/17, 1 Review
Category: Wedding Planning

Cecil was awesome, she was everywhere at all times during the wedding. She made sure everyone was on the same page and knew exactly where to be. The rehearsal went well and was well thought through by Cecil.

Profile Picture Patrick, 10/1/17, 1 Review
Category: Wedding Planning

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Cecil was such a pleasure to work with, both before the wedding and during! She was incredibly organized, which was so helpful in allowing me to be totally prepared on the day of. The timing of everything was perfect, and she was so calm, helpful and sweet the entire day :) Definitely recommended!


Chicago, IL 60615   See On Map
512-431-6016 (phone)
Prickly Pear Events is a wedding day-of-coordinator from Chicago servicing weddings throughout the local area, including Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana. Prickly Pear Events is a professional Wedding Planner that has been part of the Chicago wedding industry since 2016 specializing in DIY, affordable weddings .