About Prickly Pear Events
Prickly Pear Events provides wedding coordination and logistical planning in Chicago, Illinois and beyond. We offer a new approach to wedding planning because we believe our clients can book their own vendors with resources such as Wedding Wire, but need a professional touch for the time and people management details. With over a decade of experience managing a wide range of events, owner Cecil Hynds-Riddle offers a tailored service that puts your vision and your guests first. We encourage our clients to throw rules and traditions that don't resonate with them out the window and craft a wedding that reflects their personality and values. You'll never hear us say "That isn't how it's done!" Instead, we'll say "hmm... let's find time for that..." We will always hustle to make you happy, and our business ethics support marriage equality, high standards of inclusion of diverse traditions and backgrounds, and environmental sustainability. Get in touch for a complimentary consult to see if our approach is a fit for your celebration!
The standard Day-of Wedding Coordination and Logistical Planning package includes:
- 2 Planning Meetings
- Venue Visit and Floor plan Creation
- Logistics and Guest Experience Advice and Planning
- Detailed Daylong Timeline
- To Do Lists
- Vendor Referrals
- Advance and Day-Of Vendor Coordination
- Ceremony Rehearsal and Wedding Party Coordination
- Day-of Wedding Coordination, All Day!
- Set-Up and Pack-Up Support
- So Much More Prepping, Planning, and Hustling!
Need something more? Here's what we offer beyond the standard package:
- DIY Officiant Coaching - We help your friend or family shine as your officiant with public speaking coaching
- Planning for second ceremony or reception, welcome party, showers, etc.
Categories: Wedding Planner