9 Reviews
Day-Of, Partial

About Prickly Pear Events

Day-of Wedding Coordination for All Chicago Couples

Prickly Pear Events is a wedding planning company in Chicago, Illinois. This company provides day-of coordination, advanced planning and logistical planning services for any type of wedding imaginable. With over a decade of event experience, Owner Cecil Hynds-Riddle is a great person to go to for all of your planning needs. Prickly Pear Events will work closely with you to help create a wedding that will reflect your unique personality and style. They will focus on the details so that you can relax and enjoy your wedding day to the fullest.

Services Offered
Prickly Pear Events offers a variety of event planning services for all types of couples and weddings. The list of available service includes, but is not limited to:

  • Timelines
  • Partial planning
  • Event design
  • Referrals
  • To-do lists

Categories: Wedding Planner

Regions serviced: Chicago

9 Reviews for Prickly Pear Events

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Cecil was fantastic. It's really a no-brainer -- hire her as your wedding planner and you'll be very happy. She has a great calmness and patience combined with a focused attention to detail and a great deal of hustle on the day of the wedding itself. The whole process of working with Cecil was an absolute pleasure. We recommend her without reservation.

Profile Picture Nicole, 5/27/18, 7 Reviews
Category: Wedding Planning
Services Used: Day-Of Coord., Timelines, Ceremony, Reception

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

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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 .