The Creative Planners

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About The Creative Planners

Your special day. Our creative details.

Everyone has a unique story they want to share. The Creative Planners, led by owner and founder Stephanie Cook, will capture your vision to create a distinctive and memorable event for you and your guests. Our focus is capturing your story as a couple and suggesting fresh, artistic ideas to capture your style. With more than 20 years of planning experience, Stephanie and her team bring together the best designers and vendors in the area who can execute to perfection your vision for the day. We creatively and calmly manage all your details – from décor and music to timelines and budgets. Our planning process is designed to be seamless, so you can enjoy every minute to the fullest.

Services Offered

The Creative Planners is here to meet your wedding needs from the very beginning and understands that, while some couples prefer a hands-on approach throughout the entire planning process, others do not. To accommodate every couple, The Creative Planners provide full planning and partial planning services. In addition, The Creative Planners can provide the following planning services:

  • Full Event Planning
  • Partial Event Planning
  • Month of Coordination
  • Event Design
  • Referrals
  • Timelines
  • Budget Analysis
  • Making it Personal

Other Services

With Stephanie’s many years of planning experience, she is ready and able to turn the following dream wedding types into realities:

  • Civil
  • Cultural
  • Destination
  • Eco-friendly
  • Religious
  • Non-religious
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5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Susan Connors · Married on 08/03/2019

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    Amazing Wedding Planning

    Stephanie and Kate were amazing wedding planners. They met with us early in the planning process and gave us a timeline, to-do list, and recommendations for vendors. They accompanied us to the venue about a month prior to the event to make sure everything was properly organized and set up calls with the vendors to confirm the details. Kate helped decorate the room for the rehearsal dinner and, on the day of, she calmly and professionally took care of every issue or concern we had, while making certain that the ceremony and reception kept to the timeline. We were able to relax and enjoy the celebration, knowing we were in such capable hands.

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    Thomas Weber · Married on 08/03/2019

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    Wonderful! Easy to work with and knows her stuff!!

    Stephanie was excellent to work with throughout the year leading up to my daughter's wedding. From vendor recommendations, ideas, planning meetings with us and our vendors, communications throughout to the week prior and day of, Creative Planners (Stephanie) was amazing. And, Stephanie is fantastic to work with. Her patience, positive attitude, and honest desire to help my daughter create her dream wedding were all so appreciated. And, the week before and day of the wedding, Stephanie took care of EVERYTHING!! We were able to relax and enjoy every minute.

    Sent on 08/23/2019

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The Creative Planners FAQ

  • What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination? $ 2,000.00
  • What is the starting price for partial wedding planning? $ 3,000.00
  • What is the starting price for full wedding planning? $ 5,000.00
  • Do you offer an hourly rate? Yes
  • What is the hourly rate? $ 75.00
  • What wedding events do you provide services for? Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What wedding planning services do you offer? Budget Analysis, Day-of Coordination, Event Design, Full Planning, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals
  • What weddings do you have experience planning? Civil, Cultural, Destination, Eco-Friendly, Non-Religious, Religious
  • How many planners are on your team? 3

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • Artquest
    Artquest Wedding Florists

    Stephanie is one of the easiest people to work with that we've encountered in all our years working in the flower business (a lot of years!). She is always professional and on point, making sure we all do our absolute best to make our clients' day perfect, but also personable and a pleasure to pass time with!

  • Anthony Gowder Designs
    Anthony Gowder Designs Wedding Florists

    Stephanie Cook is one of my favorite planners! Energetic and detailed...It's always a pleasure working with her!

  • Charlie Hilbrant Films
    Charlie Hilbrant Films Wedding Videographers

    I've had the pleasure of working with Stephanie and the Creative Planners multiple times. These events are meticulously executed and each detail is obviously so thoughtfully implemented. You'd think such high-pressure events would be stressful, however, Stephanie maintains her loving and approachable attitude during the entire event. As a fellow vendor, it is incredibly reassuring to know that Stephanie and her team are always open to helping, answering questions, and being present when they could easily ignore you. Thank you, Stephanie, for always being a team-player and making each event we work together on more magical than the last.

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  • 1149 Estate Lane Lake Forest, IL, 60045 See on map
    847-886-4386 (Phone number)

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