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Shannon Gail Weddings and Events

Chicago , IL
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Chicago, IL 60657 US (map)

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773-580-3660

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Full Planning | Event Design | Month Of | Custom Packages

Shannon Gail is a boutique event planning firm producing 80+ weddings and events per year locally and across the... Read more
Full Planning | Event Design | Month Of | Custom Packages

Shannon Gail is a boutique event planning firm producing 80+ weddings and events per year locally and across the United States. From full planning services to month of assistance and anything in between, the Shannon Gail Team will work to create a package tailored to your wedding and needs.

The team is comprised of professionals with backgrounds in finance, marketing, design, venue management, hospitality, and catering and prides itself on being an expert in all areas of event planning. In its 10 years of business, the company has continued to set the bar for event management standards by delving into the uniqueness and goals of each client, producing unparalleled weddings, events and client experiences. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception
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 types of weddings do you accomodate?
Cultural, Destination, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
8

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Patricia
Wedding:
3/11/2017
5.0/5.0
Unequivocally, Shannon Gail has assembled the BEST team in the industry – and they will deliver flawless execution with a huge smile on their face. Their knowledge, competence, professionalism, positivity and effectiveness is unparalleled, and they will ensure that your event goes off without a hitch.

After months of searching for the right fit, my venue (Adler) finally recommended SG. From the moment I first spoke with Shannon, I knew it wouldn’t get better than SG. We were paired with Breanna, who was an absolute gem… and to say that she was perfect would be an understatement. Not only was she exceedingly responsive, experienced, and hard working – but she was an absolute pleasure to work with. She completely took the stress off of me so that I could sit back and enjoy the process and the big day. My husband and I agree that this was by far the best money we spent on the entire wedding.

In addition to being extremely knowledgeable and having impeccable performance – the best characteristic of the SG Team is that they’re a true advocate. With all of the directions you get pulled in as a bride, and with all of the vendors you’re trying to manage and decisions you need to make – you need a true partner who will represent you and your best interest. You don’t always get that in the wedding industry, but you do with SG. With Breanna, we always knew that she had our best interest at heart, and would act as our voice on our behalf. We knew we could trust her with any decision, and that she genuinely cared about us. She effortlessly managed the tiny details as well as the bigger picture - and made sure that we were feeling comfortable along the way.

I can't speak highly enough about the SG Team. Thank you Breanna and SG team for being phenomenal partners, exceeding our expectations, and making our day perfect. You are truly AMAZING!!!
Unequivocally, Shannon Gail has assembled the BEST team in the industry – and they will deliver flawless execution with a Read more...
Unequivocally, Shannon Gail has assembled the BEST team in the industry – and they will deliver flawless execution with a huge smile on their face. Their knowledge, competence, professionalism, positivity and effectiveness is unparalleled, and they will ensure that your event goes off without a hitch.

After months of searching for the right fit, my venue (Adler) finally recommended SG. From the moment I first spoke with Shannon, I knew it wouldn’t get better than SG. We were paired with Breanna, who was an absolute gem… and to say that she was perfect would be an understatement. Not only was she exceedingly responsive, experienced, and hard working – but she was an absolute pleasure to work with. She completely took the stress off of me so that I could sit back and enjoy the process and the big day. My husband and I agree that this was by far the best money we spent on the entire wedding.

In addition to being extremely knowledgeable and having impeccable performance – the best characteristic of the SG Team is that they’re a true advocate. With all of the directions you get pulled in as a bride, and with all of the vendors you’re trying to manage and decisions you need to make – you need a true partner who will represent you and your best interest. You don’t always get that in the wedding industry, but you do with SG. With Breanna, we always knew that she had our best interest at heart, and would act as our voice on our behalf. We knew we could trust her with any decision, and that she genuinely cared about us. She effortlessly managed the tiny details as well as the bigger picture - and made sure that we were feeling comfortable along the way.

I can't speak highly enough about the SG Team. Thank you Breanna and SG team for being phenomenal partners, exceeding our expectations, and making our day perfect. You are truly AMAZING!!! Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
8/13/2016
5.0/5.0
Hire Shannon Gail! We hired Amanda from Shannon as the "day of" planner and she was absolutely amazing! She literally held my hand through every step, starting at 2 months before the wedding! My daughter's wedding was everything and more than we dreamed it would be! Thank you Amanda and Shannon Gail...you are the BEST!!
Hire Shannon Gail! We hired Amanda from Shannon as the "day of" planner and she was absolutely amazing! She literally held Read more...
Hire Shannon Gail! We hired Amanda from Shannon as the "day of" planner and she was absolutely amazing! She literally held my hand through every step, starting at 2 months before the wedding! My daughter's wedding was everything and more than we dreamed it would be! Thank you Amanda and Shannon Gail...you are the BEST!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We used Shannon Gail for our day-of-coordination and it was the best decision we made!! Amanda took over two months before the wedding and kept me organized and sane. On the day of the wedding, I didn't worry about a THING!! I was able to enjoy every minute of the day knowing that Amanda was making sure it ran smoothly. It truly ended up being the best day ever!! After the wedding, so many vendors complimented Amanda and how great she was through planning and the even itself!
We used Shannon Gail for our day-of-coordination and it was the best decision we made!! Amanda took over two months before Read more...
We used Shannon Gail for our day-of-coordination and it was the best decision we made!! Amanda took over two months before the wedding and kept me organized and sane. On the day of the wedding, I didn't worry about a THING!! I was able to enjoy every minute of the day knowing that Amanda was making sure it ran smoothly. It truly ended up being the best day ever!! After the wedding, so many vendors complimented Amanda and how great she was through planning and the even itself! Read less
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Lily
Wedding:
6/18/2016
5.0/5.0
We worked with Samantha of Shannon Gail for our day-of-coordination for our June 2016 wedding at the Newberry Library, and she was an absolute life saver!! My husband and I knew early on that although we were planning our wedding ourselves, we wanted to hire someone for our wedding coordination and after speaking with Shannon and meeting with Samantha, we knew we would be in great hands with Team SG. Leading up to our wedding, Samantha took care of all the final details, coordinating with all of our vendors, creating the wedding day timeline and most importantly, keeping me as relaxed as possible. The day of the rehearsal and the wedding, Samantha was completely in charge and made sure our whole day went perfectly. We highly recommend working with the team at Shannon Gail for whatever level of wedding planning or coordination fits your wedding!
We worked with Samantha of Shannon Gail for our day-of-coordination for our June 2016 wedding at the Newberry Library, and Read more...
We worked with Samantha of Shannon Gail for our day-of-coordination for our June 2016 wedding at the Newberry Library, and she was an absolute life saver!! My husband and I knew early on that although we were planning our wedding ourselves, we wanted to hire someone for our wedding coordination and after speaking with Shannon and meeting with Samantha, we knew we would be in great hands with Team SG. Leading up to our wedding, Samantha took care of all the final details, coordinating with all of our vendors, creating the wedding day timeline and most importantly, keeping me as relaxed as possible. The day of the rehearsal and the wedding, Samantha was completely in charge and made sure our whole day went perfectly. We highly recommend working with the team at Shannon Gail for whatever level of wedding planning or coordination fits your wedding! Read less
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Kathryn
Wedding:
5/14/2016
5.0/5.0
I worked with Samantha from Shannon Gail Weddings and Events for day-of coordination (although their services really begin two months before your wedding date) and it was one of the smartest decisions I made throughout the wedding planning process. Even though I was an extremely organized and detailed bride, I really needed someone to be my eyes and ears on the big day. Samantha, and her assistant Olivia, made sure everything flowed smoothly and worked hard to ensure every detail was "just so."

I knew the timeline of the day's events were in her capable hands, so I could focus on the important aspects of the day and not have to worry about the logistics. Plus, my mom was so grateful for Samantha's assistance, because she could enjoy the wedding without having to be the "point person" for the bridal party, vendors, etc.

Even if you plan the wedding yourself (like I did), I cannot stress enough the importance of having someone in your corner on the big day. You spend so much time, effort, and money planning the wedding of your dreams, so put your event in capable hands and let the team at Shannon Gail work their magic. You will not be disappointed!
I worked with Samantha from Shannon Gail Weddings and Events for day-of coordination (although their services really begin Read more...
I worked with Samantha from Shannon Gail Weddings and Events for day-of coordination (although their services really begin two months before your wedding date) and it was one of the smartest decisions I made throughout the wedding planning process. Even though I was an extremely organized and detailed bride, I really needed someone to be my eyes and ears on the big day. Samantha, and her assistant Olivia, made sure everything flowed smoothly and worked hard to ensure every detail was "just so."

I knew the timeline of the day's events were in her capable hands, so I could focus on the important aspects of the day and not have to worry about the logistics. Plus, my mom was so grateful for Samantha's assistance, because she could enjoy the wedding without having to be the "point person" for the bridal party, vendors, etc.

Even if you plan the wedding yourself (like I did), I cannot stress enough the importance of having someone in your corner on the big day. You spend so much time, effort, and money planning the wedding of your dreams, so put your event in capable hands and let the team at Shannon Gail work their magic. You will not be disappointed! Read less
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Nora
Wedding:
2/6/2016
5.0/5.0
We hired Bridget from Shannon Gail as our wedding coordinator for full planning services, and we just can't put into words how grateful we are for her and her team! Because of Bridget, our wedding weekend went absolutely perfectly! Throughout the planning process Bridget was so helpful, not only in providing guidance on ideas and being extremely organized, but also in managing everyone’s stress level. We were never worried that things wouldn't end up coming together, because she clearly has a ton of experience and she knows how to make a good list! As a result, she was on top of every single detail, so there were no bad surprises. On the day, we were always within 10 minutes of the timeline, which gave us the ability to really just enjoy the moment. Literally, the only thing that strayed from the plan was us accidentally cutting the cake too early! Bottom line, we could never thank Bridget enough for making the whole weekend completely stress-free. Investing in a good wedding planner can seem like an unnecessary expense, but oh my goodness, it is SO worth it!!
We hired Bridget from Shannon Gail as our wedding coordinator for full planning services, and we just can't put into words Read more...
We hired Bridget from Shannon Gail as our wedding coordinator for full planning services, and we just can't put into words how grateful we are for her and her team! Because of Bridget, our wedding weekend went absolutely perfectly! Throughout the planning process Bridget was so helpful, not only in providing guidance on ideas and being extremely organized, but also in managing everyone’s stress level. We were never worried that things wouldn't end up coming together, because she clearly has a ton of experience and she knows how to make a good list! As a result, she was on top of every single detail, so there were no bad surprises. On the day, we were always within 10 minutes of the timeline, which gave us the ability to really just enjoy the moment. Literally, the only thing that strayed from the plan was us accidentally cutting the cake too early! Bottom line, we could never thank Bridget enough for making the whole weekend completely stress-free. Investing in a good wedding planner can seem like an unnecessary expense, but oh my goodness, it is SO worth it!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Best decision I could ever make was to work with the Shannon Gail team. Remember you can't be in two places at once.I went with the day of coordinator as I had most items checked off my list and wanted someone to be the go to person the day of. Best part about it was they are the go to person 2 months prior. And they also provide an additional coordinator if they feel it is needed. So they took care of the groom's side keeping them on schedule as well as everything else.

I had the pleasure of meeting Shannon Gail herself and working with Breanna. The professionalism and organization was wonderful. So easy to work with and I was very happy with how everything turned out. I didn't realize how many things that pop up the last month. It was so nice to have checklists and Breanna keeping me on track. They listened to my vision and took the time to make sure I was happy throughout the process. I had about 100 people at our wedding and everything was in a restaurant. Coordination of the ceremony and flipping the room had to be done in a small amount of time. Everything was flawless and the guests raved about the service.

Without hesitation I would choose Shannon Gail again to keep me in line and my wedding turning out stunning! It provided me to enjoy the day. I was so calm and excited to experience our wedding instead of worrying about conducting it.

Thanks ladies for making our day special!
Best decision I could ever make was to work with the Shannon Gail team. Remember you can't be in two places at once.I went Read more...
Best decision I could ever make was to work with the Shannon Gail team. Remember you can't be in two places at once.I went with the day of coordinator as I had most items checked off my list and wanted someone to be the go to person the day of. Best part about it was they are the go to person 2 months prior. And they also provide an additional coordinator if they feel it is needed. So they took care of the groom's side keeping them on schedule as well as everything else.

I had the pleasure of meeting Shannon Gail herself and working with Breanna. The professionalism and organization was wonderful. So easy to work with and I was very happy with how everything turned out. I didn't realize how many things that pop up the last month. It was so nice to have checklists and Breanna keeping me on track. They listened to my vision and took the time to make sure I was happy throughout the process. I had about 100 people at our wedding and everything was in a restaurant. Coordination of the ceremony and flipping the room had to be done in a small amount of time. Everything was flawless and the guests raved about the service.

Without hesitation I would choose Shannon Gail again to keep me in line and my wedding turning out stunning! It provided me to enjoy the day. I was so calm and excited to experience our wedding instead of worrying about conducting it.

Thanks ladies for making our day special! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
9/25/2015
5.0/5.0
I honestly don't know where to begin. For starters, I really wasn't sure if I needed/wanted a wedding planner but everyone said a day of person was 100% necessary. I used to plan huge corporate events for a living and thought I'd have a hard time finding any one or anything worthwhile - fast forward, since our wedding I have said that Shannon Gail Wedding Services (Breanna Manzie) was the BEST money I spent. We purchased the "day of" package which meant that our planner, Breanna kicked in two months prior to the wedding. She came into the picture after most of the " big picture" decisions were made ( the fun part) - and then executed all those big decisions for us (the hard part). The little details and deadlines and communications that feel like work were her job and she made that part of the process fun and easy because I only needed to answer questions, not research them. I honestly can't say enough. So beyond doing an impeccable job in preparing us for the big day --- seeing her the week of the wedding and on the day of felt like an old friend just showed up. There was a comfort in knowing she would be there --- and that she'd be everywhere (and make sure everyone was everywhere) that they needed to be. From Breanna, to the day of "assistant" (we got lucky, Shannon Gail stepped in as assistant) ...I could not have been more pleased. Every personal touch --- from the chocolates in our hotel room when we got back from a perfect reception, to the way all of my vendors later told me Breanna was a dream to work with. I could go on and on --- but from one "expert" planner who didn't think she needed this --- YOU DO! You may find that because of them, you'll feel strangely relaxed and calm on your wedding day (as I did) cause you knew everything was going to be perfect and you could focus on yourself and the one that you'll see later that day as you walk down the aisle.
I honestly don't know where to begin. For starters, I really wasn't sure if I needed/wanted a wedding planner but everyone Read more...
I honestly don't know where to begin. For starters, I really wasn't sure if I needed/wanted a wedding planner but everyone said a day of person was 100% necessary. I used to plan huge corporate events for a living and thought I'd have a hard time finding any one or anything worthwhile - fast forward, since our wedding I have said that Shannon Gail Wedding Services (Breanna Manzie) was the BEST money I spent. We purchased the "day of" package which meant that our planner, Breanna kicked in two months prior to the wedding. She came into the picture after most of the " big picture" decisions were made ( the fun part) - and then executed all those big decisions for us (the hard part). The little details and deadlines and communications that feel like work were her job and she made that part of the process fun and easy because I only needed to answer questions, not research them. I honestly can't say enough. So beyond doing an impeccable job in preparing us for the big day --- seeing her the week of the wedding and on the day of felt like an old friend just showed up. There was a comfort in knowing she would be there --- and that she'd be everywhere (and make sure everyone was everywhere) that they needed to be. From Breanna, to the day of "assistant" (we got lucky, Shannon Gail stepped in as assistant) ...I could not have been more pleased. Every personal touch --- from the chocolates in our hotel room when we got back from a perfect reception, to the way all of my vendors later told me Breanna was a dream to work with. I could go on and on --- but from one "expert" planner who didn't think she needed this --- YOU DO! You may find that because of them, you'll feel strangely relaxed and calm on your wedding day (as I did) cause you knew everything was going to be perfect and you could focus on yourself and the one that you'll see later that day as you walk down the aisle. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
7/18/2015
5.0/5.0
Amanda H provided day-of coordinating services for my wedding. She was well worth every penny! We met in person multiple times and communicated via email/phone before the big day. Amanda was extremely professional, had every detail covered and helped ensure all the vendors were on the same page. She created a meticulous timeline and was able to help trouble-shoot the day of. It was extremely helpful to have her as the main contact leading up to the event and on the day-of, as I was able to be a stress-free bride able to focus on celebrating the day with friends & family which was priceless. I wish I could hire Amanda to help coordinate my everyday life!
Amanda H provided day-of coordinating services for my wedding. She was well worth every penny! We met in person multiple Read more...
Amanda H provided day-of coordinating services for my wedding. She was well worth every penny! We met in person multiple times and communicated via email/phone before the big day. Amanda was extremely professional, had every detail covered and helped ensure all the vendors were on the same page. She created a meticulous timeline and was able to help trouble-shoot the day of. It was extremely helpful to have her as the main contact leading up to the event and on the day-of, as I was able to be a stress-free bride able to focus on celebrating the day with friends & family which was priceless. I wish I could hire Amanda to help coordinate my everyday life! Read less
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Stephany
Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
I cannot express enough how thankful I am that I used Shannon Gail Wedding Planning for my wedding. I was on the fence because I could not afford a wedding planner. I went on their website and saw that they offer day of planning. This company stuck out to me because most day of planners start a month before the wedding and Shannon Gail starts 2 months before the wedding. I met with and had the pleasure of working with Samantha for my day of planner. Even though she technically did not start until 2 months before my wedding, she was always available by email with vendor recommendations and small to-dos. In the final 2 months before the wedding Samantha and I were in constant communication with questions and to-do lists for both her and myself. She was always available when I had my mild freak outs and always assured she would take care of everything (which she did). She thought of the small details I would have never even thought of for my big day! I enjoyed working with her so much I was actually a little sad when she left after the wedding. I will recommend Shannon Gail to every bride to be and am eternally grateful I got to work with Samantha!!!
I cannot express enough how thankful I am that I used Shannon Gail Wedding Planning for my wedding. I was on the fence Read more...
I cannot express enough how thankful I am that I used Shannon Gail Wedding Planning for my wedding. I was on the fence because I could not afford a wedding planner. I went on their website and saw that they offer day of planning. This company stuck out to me because most day of planners start a month before the wedding and Shannon Gail starts 2 months before the wedding. I met with and had the pleasure of working with Samantha for my day of planner. Even though she technically did not start until 2 months before my wedding, she was always available by email with vendor recommendations and small to-dos. In the final 2 months before the wedding Samantha and I were in constant communication with questions and to-do lists for both her and myself. She was always available when I had my mild freak outs and always assured she would take care of everything (which she did). She thought of the small details I would have never even thought of for my big day! I enjoyed working with her so much I was actually a little sad when she left after the wedding. I will recommend Shannon Gail to every bride to be and am eternally grateful I got to work with Samantha!!! Read less
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