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True Companion Weddings

Park Forest , IL

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Park Forest, IL 60466 US

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Portia
Wedding:
4/16/2011
4.4/5.0
I chose Karen because the services she listed for the price fit perfectly in my budget. I'm a very Type A, list-making, bullet-pointing, need to be in control kind of girl so I didn't feel completely comfortable turning everything for my wedding over to anyone. I did a lot of the planning on my own and Karen served as a day of coordinator with a few extra things. She was great about tailoring a package for what I needed. As an out of town bride, it was nice having someone look into things for me. Highlights of Karen's service: helping me pick a rehearsal dinner location that was perfect, calling guests that did not RSVP (and there were a lot), always showing up early for appointments, picking up A LOT of wedding items for the reception setup, and taking them home with her afterwards (to be delivered to my parents later). Sometimes Karen was a bit slow in responding to emails but that was rare, and not enough for it to cause any delays in planning. Her assistant on our wedding day was great as well and even went to buy Red Bull for one of our signature drinks when it was accidentally left behind by a family member. They were both very friendly and easy to work with and even as a Type A bride, I felt comfortable turning the event over to Karen on that day.
I chose Karen because the services she listed for the price fit perfectly in my budget. I'm a very Type A, list-making, Read more...
I chose Karen because the services she listed for the price fit perfectly in my budget. I'm a very Type A, list-making, bullet-pointing, need to be in control kind of girl so I didn't feel completely comfortable turning everything for my wedding over to anyone. I did a lot of the planning on my own and Karen served as a day of coordinator with a few extra things. She was great about tailoring a package for what I needed. As an out of town bride, it was nice having someone look into things for me. Highlights of Karen's service: helping me pick a rehearsal dinner location that was perfect, calling guests that did not RSVP (and there were a lot), always showing up early for appointments, picking up A LOT of wedding items for the reception setup, and taking them home with her afterwards (to be delivered to my parents later). Sometimes Karen was a bit slow in responding to emails but that was rare, and not enough for it to cause any delays in planning. Her assistant on our wedding day was great as well and even went to buy Red Bull for one of our signature drinks when it was accidentally left behind by a family member. They were both very friendly and easy to work with and even as a Type A bride, I felt comfortable turning the event over to Karen on that day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Karen was the day-of coordinator for our wedding and was really great. She was there for the rehearsal the night before, as well as for the entire wedding day. She did everything we needed her to do. From fixing broken buttons on a groomsmen's tux, to dealing with the florist when the flowers were completely wrong, she was there helping out. She is definitely worth the money and the peace of mind that everything will go smoothly. I am very detailed oriented type of person, and she definitely met my expectations. She followed all of the specifications for the decor and timeline and everything else. If you are more of a "go with the flow" type person, she will be a lifesaver, keeping everyone on time and organized. She met with us twice before the wedding to go over details, driving all the way to the city to meet us, and was always available by email anytime I had a question. For full disclosure, if I have to go into any small let downs, it would be that: a.) she didn't ask us if it was okay to give out the tips to our vendors that we gave her to hold on to (as she previously said she would do) and b.) she did not ask us if she could use pictures from the wedding, instead she went directly to the photographer. These are minor issues and would not prevent me from recommending True Companion Weddings. Karen was amazing and I have no regrets booking her for our wedding.
Karen was the day-of coordinator for our wedding and was really great. She was there for the rehearsal the night before, Read more...
Karen was the day-of coordinator for our wedding and was really great. She was there for the rehearsal the night before, as well as for the entire wedding day. She did everything we needed her to do. From fixing broken buttons on a groomsmen's tux, to dealing with the florist when the flowers were completely wrong, she was there helping out. She is definitely worth the money and the peace of mind that everything will go smoothly. I am very detailed oriented type of person, and she definitely met my expectations. She followed all of the specifications for the decor and timeline and everything else. If you are more of a "go with the flow" type person, she will be a lifesaver, keeping everyone on time and organized. She met with us twice before the wedding to go over details, driving all the way to the city to meet us, and was always available by email anytime I had a question. For full disclosure, if I have to go into any small let downs, it would be that: a.) she didn't ask us if it was okay to give out the tips to our vendors that we gave her to hold on to (as she previously said she would do) and b.) she did not ask us if she could use pictures from the wedding, instead she went directly to the photographer. These are minor issues and would not prevent me from recommending True Companion Weddings. Karen was amazing and I have no regrets booking her for our wedding. Read less
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Autumn1208
Wedding:
7/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Karen and Sandy were wonderful. They were very attentive to my needs. I had an emergency concerning a problem with a photographer 2-3 weeks before my wedding. Karen was on the phone talking to photography studios to find me a special one. My wedding was on a holiday weekend no less. They were very professional and down to earth. I would recommend them to anyone.
Karen and Sandy were wonderful. They were very attentive to my needs. I had an emergency concerning a problem with a Read more...
Karen and Sandy were wonderful. They were very attentive to my needs. I had an emergency concerning a problem with a photographer 2-3 weeks before my wedding. Karen was on the phone talking to photography studios to find me a special one. My wedding was on a holiday weekend no less. They were very professional and down to earth. I would recommend them to anyone. Read less
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minolta2006
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
When my first Wedding Planner suddenly had to move to a different state month before my wedding my first reaction was" oh my what am I going to do now". However; she recommended Karen Brennan from True Companion Weddings and i very thankfull for that. Karen contacted me right away and we met shortly after to discuss all the details. She is very professional at what she is doing. I didn't have to worry about anything on the day of my wedding. I would strongly recommend her services to anyone.
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Maggie Shoshi
When my first Wedding Planner suddenly had to move to a different state month before my wedding my first reaction was" oh Read more...
When my first Wedding Planner suddenly had to move to a different state month before my wedding my first reaction was" oh my what am I going to do now". However; she recommended Karen Brennan from True Companion Weddings and i very thankfull for that. Karen contacted me right away and we met shortly after to discuss all the details. She is very professional at what she is doing. I didn't have to worry about anything on the day of my wedding. I would strongly recommend her services to anyone.
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ekmj
Wedding:
8/22/2009
5.0/5.0
Karen was fabulous. Professional, detail oriented, a real partner on the wedding day. Was happy to have her there. She was recommended to me by a friend. As a note, she returned my initial call after two days. She called me from the hospital where she was resting after giving birth for the first time. Um. Okay, you're hired. She's got great initiative. I wish her the best of luck!
Karen was fabulous. Professional, detail oriented, a real partner on the wedding day. Was happy to have her there. She was Read more...
Karen was fabulous. Professional, detail oriented, a real partner on the wedding day. Was happy to have her there. She was recommended to me by a friend. As a note, she returned my initial call after two days. She called me from the hospital where she was resting after giving birth for the first time. Um. Okay, you're hired. She's got great initiative. I wish her the best of luck! Read less
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GeekyBiker
Wedding:
10/18/2008
3.5/5.0
We hired Karen mainly for the "Day of" services along with help addressing invites, etc. Things changed several times in terms of what we were going to have her do and she was very accommodating with that. We had her make several things like table numbers and name tags and those all came out great. However she was very difficult to get ahold of until we were pretty close to our wedding. Simple questions resulted in week long waits for an email response early on. My wife ended doing some of the research Karen was supposed to do because of some of this. She really stepped things up later on, but unfortunately I have to account for the whole experience.
We hired Karen mainly for the "Day of" services along with help addressing invites, etc. Things changed several times in Read more...
We hired Karen mainly for the "Day of" services along with help addressing invites, etc. Things changed several times in terms of what we were going to have her do and she was very accommodating with that. We had her make several things like table numbers and name tags and those all came out great. However she was very difficult to get ahold of until we were pretty close to our wedding. Simple questions resulted in week long waits for an email response early on. My wife ended doing some of the research Karen was supposed to do because of some of this. She really stepped things up later on, but unfortunately I have to account for the whole experience. Read less
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updegrs
Wedding:
8/8/2008
5.0/5.0
I picked probably one of the busiest wedding dates of the year! To make things a little more interesting, I reside in Florida but wanted to have my wedding back home in Chicago since most of my family lives there. Having a planner that was going to be remote honestly scared me a little, but Karen quickly took that worry away. Her response time was impeccable for our phone consultation, and she was very knowledgeable. We had 2 phone consults and 1 in person when I was able to make it up for a weekend, and she came up with a great schedule for events leading up to the big day. The day of my wedding I was really stressing out, but she helped throughout the day and kept things running smoothly. Karen made sure that the wedding parties knew when the ceremony was beginning, and she directed the guests to the place cards table and made sure the vendors were meeting expectations at the reception. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an affordable and efficient wedding planner. She had a great attitude and was very easy to talk to, but was very professional at the same time. Thank you True Companion Weddings for making our day amazing. :o)
I picked probably one of the busiest wedding dates of the year! To make things a little more interesting, I reside in Read more...
I picked probably one of the busiest wedding dates of the year! To make things a little more interesting, I reside in Florida but wanted to have my wedding back home in Chicago since most of my family lives there. Having a planner that was going to be remote honestly scared me a little, but Karen quickly took that worry away. Her response time was impeccable for our phone consultation, and she was very knowledgeable. We had 2 phone consults and 1 in person when I was able to make it up for a weekend, and she came up with a great schedule for events leading up to the big day. The day of my wedding I was really stressing out, but she helped throughout the day and kept things running smoothly. Karen made sure that the wedding parties knew when the ceremony was beginning, and she directed the guests to the place cards table and made sure the vendors were meeting expectations at the reception. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an affordable and efficient wedding planner. She had a great attitude and was very easy to talk to, but was very professional at the same time. Thank you True Companion Weddings for making our day amazing. :o) Read less
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jessica1215
Wedding:
10/20/2007
5.0/5.0
Karen was great! She saved me! I would recommend her services any day!
Karen was great! She saved me! I would recommend her services any day!
Karen was great! She saved me! I would recommend her services any day! Read less
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Lyndsay
Wedding:
5/5/2007
4.9/5.0
True Companion was wonderful! They made my wedding day completely stress free. Using them for my "day of" coordinator was one of my best decisions for my wedding.
True Companion was wonderful! They made my wedding day completely stress free. Using them for my "day of" coordinator was Read more...
True Companion was wonderful! They made my wedding day completely stress free. Using them for my "day of" coordinator was one of my best decisions for my wedding. Read less
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