Love from Real Brides

LOVE NOTES

Reviews and feedback are important to us and we want you to know what our clients are saying about us.

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A phenomenal lifeline

My partner and I met with several planners during the wedding planning process.  Hands down, Barbara was our top choice among them.  She came highly recommended from another vendor, and she has had vast experience in the field.  In 2019, we hired her as our day-of-coordinator.  Since then, she has been such an asset in working with our wedding vendors. Our vendors ranged in their experience working in the wedding industry. Some of our vendors required more hands-on support, which she provided. We had our original wedding scheduled for April 2020.  As you can imagine with the pandemic, our plans were upended  4 weeks before the wedding date. Our wedding has been rescheduled 3 times now, and Barbara has been a phenomenal lifeline for my partner and me.  She's been an advocate working with our venue, which hasn't been the most flexible in rescheduling.  She has ensured that our vendors have our contracts rewritten for each postponement.  She is a detail-orientated, communicative, and flexible planner.  We are so excited to continue working with her for our final rescheduled wedding in January 2022.

N. & K.

Warmth and style

Barbara was a joy to work with. During a pandemic, in the dead of winter in Wisconsin, she created an event filled with warmth and style.

The day went off without a hitch and Barbara was never without a smile for anyone that needed anything. We are so excited for this couple. They had quite a journey to get to their wedding, and now they have amazing memories to look back on. Barbara's artistry and hard work will be appreciated for years to come.

ERON, FRONT ROOM PHOTOGRAPHY

"A wedding hero!"

I can't even BEGIN to say how AMAZING working with Barbara was. I am not exaggerating when I say we would have been completely lost without her. I was definitely a difficult bride, in that we were planning at a distance and balancing very very busy work schedules as we planned, but despite my being a stressed, neurotic mess at times, Barbara went above & beyond to ensure that our big day went off without a hitch. She was also amazing at handling some very 'strong' (read: stubborn) voices from the peanut gallery in both sides of the family, and took everything in stride (in situations where even I wanted to strangle people, and I'm related to them!). She made me feel important & I felt the whole time that our wedding was a priority for her - never rushed, never stressed, and never like 'just another client'. From the big stuff (chasing down vendors, figuring out all the logistics, reminding me of deadlines that slipped my mind) to the tiniest of details (I forgot all the batteries for my flameless candles at home on the day of, and she still managed to make sure the hall looked STUNNING), she handled everything with outstanding professionalism, friendliness, and a calm demeanor that made me feel completely at ease & confident that everything was going to be okay... And it was more than okay - it was AMAZING

E. & G.

Outstanding!!

I used Barbara for my past October Wedding. Upon meeting her I was taken away by her professionalism, she was nothing like all the other planners I had met prior. Barbara was paramount in putting together the event.  I would not hesitate to recommend Barbara and Bweddings for your Wedding. She is very professional, but also extremely personable. She made the last few weeks leading up to the wedding as stress free as it could have been. Do yourself a favour and book Barbara for your event planning!

M. & K.

"We love you!"

Words can't explain how amazing the day went with the help of Barbara. She made sure that everything went smoothly and was even willing to go the extra mile for our needs. I highly recommend Barbara and her team for any services anyone would need for their wedding. Thanks Barbara! We love you!

C. & A.

"Lifesaver"

Barbara did a phenomenal job planning our wedding and was extremely valuable to me on the day. I don't know what I would have done without her. First and foremost, Barbara found us our perfect wedding venue Armour House in Lake Forest, IL. She did extensive research and found us the perfect place that suited both of our British backgrounds; it was the perfect stately home setting with picturesque gardens. Barbara came with us to view the venue and helped negotiate a great price that was well within our budget.


Leading up the wedding, Barbara helped me pick out my color theme, florist, invitations and was extremely helpful in putting our wedding website together.


On the wedding day itself, Barbara was amazing. She was on top of everything and made sure the day went to plan. In addition to her main duties, Barbara helped with the table planning, reception room decor, photos (taking quite a few good photos earlier in the day as our photographer was late) and many many other elements. Barbara was a life saver on many occasions even performing a quick fix to my dress before the 1st dance (thanks Barbara!).


Overall we were extremely satisfied with the planning service and professionalism that Barbara provided and would not hesitate to recommend her to any couple getting married.

E. & K.

"The calm in the storm"

Barbara was amazing. She was patient, kind, helpful, friendly and professional. She had a keen eye for the decor and as well as all other details. She has excellent taste. She was able to quickly readjust things the day of when anything went wrong all with great success and a calm pleasant manner. She was the calm in the storm of everyone’s little panics and anxieties. She saw to it that things ran smoothly from the background leaving us free to enjoy the day. I would highly recommend her for any event planning or day off services.

MOB

"Thank you!"

Barbara was on top of everything from the moment she arrived - she helped me (the groom) with any last minute expected problems or even just my lack of preparedness, and most importantly kept the bride totally relaxed and totally unexposed to any stress or issues at all. Our day came together perfectly and it absolutely would not have without Barbara - thank you!!!

L. & C.

10/10, excellent

I interviewed about 5 different wedding planners to help my fiancé and I with our wedding. Barbara blew them all away - she is kind, punctual, and very professional.

If you need someone who is tactful and thorough, you should hire her! Even through the pandemic she checks in regularly, even when, arguably, there’s not much planning to do. There’s a reason she has so many great reviews - she and her team are 10/10, excellent.

A. & B.

She wears many hats!

Barbara is amazing!! She is very organized, always available when needed, and flexible/supportive to make every couple's vision real!

She is so friendly and really a pleasure to work with. She always keeps us on our projected planning timeline. We never lose track of payment plans or have trouble with contracts because Barbara is always there to offer advice and has organized this for us.

She wears many hats as she is even creating and providing our backdrop for us to meet our wedding vision.  Highly highly highly recommend Bweddings for all your planning needs!

E. & J.

Chicago Wedding Planner

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