Everlasting Elegant Wedding
I woudl highly recommend Cynthia and her assistant Cameryn to anyone who is looking for a wonderful wedding planner at a reasonable price. I cannot put in words enough to describe the valuable service they provided before, on the day of and after the wedding. Right from hunting down the venue, deciding on the bride's dress, arranging for a photographer, deiciding on the wedding cake to decoration of the venue, I would thank Cynthia for all that. Being a Financial Advisor by profession, I like organized, professional and planned process. Cynthia definitely kept up with that.
I decided last minute (literally 3 weeks before my wedding) that I needed/wanted a day-of wedding coordintor. I had assumed that there everyone was out of my budget and that the service I would get would not live up to what I needed BUT I was wrong! I was so pleased to be referred to Everlasting Elegant Wedding. It definitely helped to keep me calm knowing that I could go to either of the wedding coordinators for things instead of bugging my bridal party. Cynthia and her assistant were great! They both showed up to the Rehearsal dinner, picked up last minute things that I had forgoten that night, arrived bright and early on the day of and stayed until the bitter end! They were awesome and I'm so glad I had their support the last 3 weeks before my wedding (since that's when things get REALLY crazy!). They coordinated the schedule and made sure everyone (bridal party and vendors were on task). I highly recommend them, worth every dime! Thanks to BOTH OF YOU for helping me through the last 3 weeks of my wedding:)
My daughter got married on June 3, 2011, at A New Leaf in Chicago. We hired the services of Everlasting Elegant Weddings for the rehearsal and the day-off wedding coordinator. I felt we needed a wedding planner for two reasons. First, there was a large wedding party made up of 8 bridesmaids and 9 groomsmen and secondly, this was a destination wedding since I live in Miami and my daughter and finance live in Chicago.
Upon arriving at the venue for the rehearsal and meeting most of the wedding party for the first time, I was so relieved that Cynthia and her assistant took full control and placed everyone where they needed to be in a courteous and professional manner. The rehearsal took all of 30 minutes tops. Now that’s a lot of people to organize in such a short period of time. Cynthia also handed out timelines to everyone so that all could be on the same page the day of the wedding.
After a year of planning, the big day had finally arrived and the nerves and adrenalin were at a heightened level. It didn’t help that we got stuck in traffic on Lake Shore Drive during rush hour traffic on a Friday evening!! I spoke to Cynthia several times during this traffic jam and she assured me everything was fine. When we arrived, I found that all was in place…the party favors, the pictures of the beautiful couple displayed, the crystal decorations put up. All the major events of the wedding from the introduction of the wedding party, cake cutting, major dances, garter and bouquet toss were executed by Cynthia cueing the wedding party and guests in a professional and inviting manner.
In addition, she pinned up the brides dress to avoid getting it ripped or soiled, took our purses while we got our food, placed cupcakes in boxes to go, packed up the gifts, and also bubble wrapped and packed up the photos that were on display.
I cannot say enough about Everlasting Elegant Weddings and the professional level of service they provided. As the mother-of-the-bride, planning a destination wedding for almost a year, I really wanted to enjoy the moment and not have to worry about the organization of the day and that’s exactly what I and my daughter were able to do, thanks to Cynthia.
As I mentioned earlier, the wedding planner was the best money we spent from the wedding budget. I contacted six wedding planners and the price for day-off planners varied significantly. Cynthia was not the cheapest, but she was also not in the ridiculous range either. She was just perfect… The final touch to the beautiful wedding experience we were hoping to have.
I hired Everlasting elegant weddings for day of services for my wedding. Cynthia and her team were very great to work with. They were very prompt in responding to any questions I had, very thorough and always gave me ideas and advice on anything I needed. After researching other planners for day of services, they were the most reasonably priced and their services were well worth the money!
Wow!!!! Words cannot express how awesome Cynthia and her assistants are. We had to postpone our wedding twice and each time Cynthia was there tohelp us throgh everything. She is extremely professional and personable. It felt like we were her only clients. The price was unbeatable. Cynthia made sure that we got EVERYTHING we wnated and we stayed on budget. She has excellent ideas and makes things work even when others can't see how it will. If I was to renew my vows, have a party or a baby shower she will definitely be my coordinator. When you choose Everlasting Elegant Weddings you WILL NOT be disappointed.
While I was initially against the idea of getting a wedding planner, I'm glad that my fiance talked me into it. Plain and simply, Cynthia was a life saver. Planning a wedding can be fairly overwhelming, and I'm not sure that we would have made it to that day if my wife and I had to do it all ourselves. Cynthia and her staff made the entire process as painless as possible, keeping track of everything we needed, had finished, and hadn't even though about. Far from treating your wedding like a job, or treating you like a client, they approach the situation like you were friends or family and take a personal interest in you and your wedding. They take all the worry out of the situation and allow you to actually sit back and enjoy your wedding. Even when we had some major issues with our venue about a week and a half before the wedding and were ready to move the event to another venue, Cynthia was able to help smooth things over and keep everything going on schedule. I have no idea what we would have done without her, but I'm glad that I don't have to think about it.
Wedding day was perfect, no details forgotten.
Cynthia made our wedding wonderful! It was all that I had hoped for and she made it all possible. She went above and beyond on our wedding night and also with helping out some of our wedding party!
Cynthia is fantastic! From day one, we knew she was knowledgeable, helpful,and would go beyond the call of duty!
She helped me through so many of the wedding planning problems, she became more like a family psychologist than wedding planner. Cynthia worked her connections, got us great bargains, decorated the venue, and everything turned out magnificent. She has a great work ethic, always picks up her phone, returns emails, and goes the extra mile. I couldn't have done it without her.
Cynthia with Everlasting Elegant Wedding services is amazing, if you have her by your side, you don't have to worry about anything, she will make your planning, and particularly your wedding day totally stress-free, she will be there before you think you will need her help, she is such a big help on my wedding day.
Cynthia and her team made my dream wedding come true. She was so understanding of my busy schedule and took care of every single detail. When I walked into our reception venue it looked like it should have been on a cover of a wedding magazine -- and the best part is I didn't have to worry about a thing. I could just sit back and enjoy my special day. If you're looking for someone who is personable, extremely motivated, talented, experienced, and always willing to help her clients, Cynthia and the Everlasting Elegant Wedding team is it! I HIGHLY recommend them.
Cythina was wonderful to work with and always available when I needed her. She truely wants her brides to have a stress free and perfect wedding day. I would recommend her services to anyone.
We could not have asked for a better wedding planner! Cynthia helped us plan our wedding from overseas, and she did a fantastic job. Always punctual and always responsive! She knows the wedding industry well, and can negotiate rates with vendors (which is unvaluable because vendors can be difficult to deal with on our own). I recommend her to anyone who wants a reliable planner who can take the pressure off of you on your special day. I cannot praise Cynthia more! Thanks again!
If anyone out there needs to put the exclamation on there wedding, Cynthia will make it come true. We had all the puzzles pieces but she put it all together and then some. It kinda felt like we had a second mother helping us out. She was so kind and she is a great listener to are needs. Are entire wedding would have not come together with out Cynthia. She is truly worth every penny that we spent and we just made a friend for life. Here knowledge of different vendors and different ideas was very fresh and she made the day so much smoother. We had a stress free wedding because of Cynthia. I would highly recommend Cynthia to everyone who is planning a wedding. God Bless Cynthia!!!!!
Hope & Joey
Everlasting Elegant Wedding is a lifesaver: Cynthia is amazing. First of all, she is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Beyond that, she is also one of the most professional, creative and supportive people you could be lucky enough to have help you with your wedding. She truly takes time to make sure that you are comfortable and creating the wedding that you truly want. If it weren't for her, my wedding would not have been the magical experience that it was. It's hard to find thanks enough for someone who provides all of that. If you're looking for someone who will always be there for you, then please consider Everlasting Elegant Wedding: the name reflects the service, truly.
You were absolutely amazing! We were so lucky to have found you - as soon as I spoke to you on the phone the first time, I knew you were the person we wanted to help and share in our wedding!
My parents and Monsignor raved about how wonderful you were throughout the wedding over and over again! You definitely went above and beyond for us, and we are so very grateful. We definitely had the wedding of our dreams. Everything about the night (even Logan throwing our cake topper) was perfect! We couldn't have imagined a better day.
From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!
Alyson and Chris
We could not have been happier with the services of Everlasting Elegant Wedding and Cynthia Rensink. From the first time we met her to the day after the wedding, there wasn't a single moment where we regretted hiring her. We had 8 months to put together a wedding for almost 100 people, while also trying to buy a house and move. Cynthia took an enormous amount of stress off our shoulders, while still keeping us on task, and on budget. She saved us countless hours by finding the perfect location, the most fantastic bakery, and making sure that no detail went uncovered. She was fantastic in working *with* us, taking the initiative when we asked her to, and letting us make the decisions when we wanted to. She almost immediately "got us", who we are, and the type of wedding that we wanted, and she spent countless hours making sure we got exactly what we envisioned. We are proud to now call her a friend and will sing her praises to anyone that will listen.
She was truly a great help and made the day fall perfectly into place. Overall...she was perfect for the day-of! I would recommend her services and get her involved ASAP!
Trying to plan my Chicago wedding from where I live (St Louis) was very stressful until I hired Everlasting Elegant Wedding. It was Cynthia's expertise and passion that made me feel at ease with the planning process for my wedding. She listened to what I wanted and how I wanted the wedding to be, then she begin taking on the task and going the extra mile to make sure all the details were in place for me to have the dream wedding.
Cynthia was always available by e-mail and phone, and she answered all of my questions promptly. Because I live out of town there were many meetings that I could not attend, Cynthia was there to attend each meeting with the vendors making sure that everyone carried out exactly what they promised to do.
Cynthia and her staff were phenomenal!!! The rehearsal and wedding day went so smoothly, Cynthia's professionalism was obvious. The wedding and reception was held in the same room so when me and my husband had a chance to see the room, it just took our breath away how beautiful everything looked.
We received so many compliments from family, friends, even the owners of the venue came to say how awesome the room looked, they also told us that this room has never looked this good. I must say it was wonderful to be able to focus on enjoying the wedding as a bride without the stress.
We would like to say "Thank You" for helping and giving us a flawless dream wedding. Cynthia you are loyal, compassionate and truly have a heart of gold, you have gone up and way beyond the duty of a wedding planner. You are really there for your clients before, during and forever after, to a friendship that will never end. I will definitely recommend you to any bride who wants a flawless and stress free wedding.
April & Willie
Cynthia was absolutely wonderful. Without a doubt it is because of her and her staff that we were able to enjoy our entire reception without worrying about a single thing on the night of the event. We feel fortunate to have come across her because the value for her service is exceptional. We worked with her from January through August and we heard from her every week to keep us on track with our plans. She's been in the business for a long time and has a solution for every scenario. She recommends only vendors that she has personally met and approved. She's extremely professional but also very personable. I highly recommend Cynthia to any bride. She is flexible to do as much or as little as you want her to do. Our guests are still raving about the party and we have her to thank for her fantastic resources and ability to plan around our budget. Not only did we find a fantastic planner, but we also found a great friend. :)
Finding Cynthia from Everlasting Elegant Wedding was nothing short of a blessing! My fiance (now husband) and I planned our entire wedding on our own. What an exhausting undertaking that was!!! A few weeks before the wedding I was literally breaking out in hives because of the stress I felt on the thought of having to actually coordinate our wedding day AND try to enjoy the day too. It felt like an impossible task and looking back I'm convinced that it would have been impossible. I began to look for a wedding planner for the day of the wedding (I didn't even know there was such a thing) when I came across Cynthia's website. Although she is a full-service wedding planner, she also provides the service of wedding-day coordinator. This is exactly what we were looking for! We met with Cynthia a few times before the wedding to bring her up to speed on everything we've planned. She literally picked up where we left off!!! She was at our wedding rehearsal the day before our wedding and afterwards she headed over to the reception venue to begin meeting with the vendors to set up the hall. The next morning I woke up and went to the salon where my bridesmaids and I were going to get our hair and make-up done and would you believe that it was filled with beautiful decorations (the colors of the wedding) just to start off my wedding day! Then she was off to meet with the florist, caterer, musicians, etc. She was done and back at the church in time to coordinate the processional, stayed through the wedding, coordinated the wedding party for photos after the ceremony and then went off to the hall to put the finishing touches! All I can say is that my husband and I look back at our wedding day wishing we could go back and do it all over again! Cynthia made it possible for us to enjoy what has, thus far, been the most wonderful day of our lives! We love you Cynthia!
Karen & Aurelio
P.S. Cynthia is now a good friend and we still talk on a regular basis...awesome!
I used Everlasting Elegant Weddings for a day of service that was so much more. Cynthia not only made my wedding run perfectly smoothly, but also ran the rehearsal, and was at many of my meetings with my DJ, caterer, etc. months before the wedding. I had an outdoor wedding & reception with a rental company bringing tents, chairs, etc., a catering company setting up everything on-site, and then everything else that comes with a wedding. There was no one on site to help with the wedding, since it wasn't in a church, and no one to help with the reception since it was in a backyard. I didn't want to be overwhelmed on my wedding day with making sure everything was running smoothly, and Cynthia was fantastic at making it the most stress-free day ever. She took care of the decoration details, making sure everyone got there on time, that the wedding ran smoothly, fixing little mistakes that I had neglected to think about before the day of (like our entrance line up for the reception), etc. The day was flawless, and I have her to thank 100%. She also clearly has years of experience, because whenever I was flustered or frustrated with not knowing what to do with invitations, programs, or name cards, she was there with all kinds of suggestions if I needed them. She had really great creative ideas! I was so pleased with my service overall. If I could do it all over again, I would have hired her to do my entire wedding, and it would have probably even saved me money and TONS of stress. She has so many great connections and cheap cute ideas, that in the end it would have evened out or even been less. I would recommend Everlasting Elegant Weddings to anyone!
Cynthia was great to work with. I'm from out of town and needed someone who I could trust to handle all the details and do all the legwork. Cynthia thought of everything and was very creative in ways to stretch our limited budget. The honored guest and all the attendees were blown away. Our event was extraordinary--and will be long-remembered. I recommend Cynthia and her professional, courteous staff to to manage your event or wedding. I've already booked her to handle another event!
My wedding was the dream wedding I had always imagined since I was a little girl. I was working 2 jobs at the time and was able to relax knowing that I had very little to stress over. Cindy was a friend, counselor, and gave me suggestions that I would never have thought of. She was also very knowlegble in how to handle touchy family situations that can arise with blended families and different religions. She really does her homework.
Everlasting Elegant Wedding provided help with everything to make my Wedding Day an enjoyable event. I never had to deal with any problems that might have happened on that day. They also helped me put together my Wedding in just 4 months with no stress.
Thank you Cynthia and everyone from Everlasting Elegant Wedding to make my Wedding Day something I will never forget.
I recommend the services of Everlasting Elegant Wedding to make your Wedding Day that very special day you always wanted,that will be remembered and cherished by you and all your guests for many years to come. ~~ Angela Neik, www.calligraphybyangela.com Dallas Calligrapher
Cynthia is such a wonderful planner and coordinator. She has a great eye for detail, and her events always proceed with a relaxed, fun atmosphere. We love working with Cynthia.
It is a pleasure working with Cynthia! She is kind, professional and has an impeccable way with paying attention to detail. I look forward to working with her when we service brides together. Thanks for everything Cynthia!
I highly recommend Cynthia at Everlasting Elegant Wedding. She is not only fantastic to work with, but it is obvious her bride's are extremely relaxed and get to really enjoy their day and dancing! They seem to not have a care in the world! I see it in their faces everytime she is on board. From my perspective and many years of being a wedding DJ, it's obvious Cynthia knows how to 'pull strings' with us vendors, too. I've seen others struggle with this, but not Cynthia. She is thoughtful, considerate, committed and dilligent about her duties. Plus, she never talks down to anyone. Her professional courtesy is a refreshing trait which makes it easy for us professionals to concentrate on giving it our all for the customer. Thanks Cynthia!!!
I love working with Cynthia of Everlasting Elegant Wedding. She has tons of experience and it shows! Her attention to detail is top notch and she is always trying to make the day perfect. I highly recommend her!
A truly talented and professional planner!! I would highly recommend Everlasting Elegant Wedding!
Congratulations! We look forward to working with you! We are a full service wedding planning company.
Here are some of the services that we offer:
Direction to the right bridal shop to make your shopping experience enjoyable and stress free. Or have a custom bridal gown made. We will be happy to refer you to an amazing seamstress.
Location that will provide you with invitations and/or save-the-date-cards
Provide you with Photographer, Videographer, Photo Booth & DJ that are excellent, professional and reasonably priced.
Do you need a ride? We will recommend some of the top Limo, Rolls Royce, Carriage, and Specialty Car companies in Chicago.
How about adding in a little ambient Lighting? Or maybe up-grading your linens? We will take care of all of the details.
Rentals & Staging
Travel Agent to book your honeymoon
Whatever your needs; we will take care of finding the right vendor to fit into your budget.
There is no limit to the creativity that we can provide for you, the bride, on your wedding day.
I look forward to earning your trust and to creating your wedding day that will make your memories pleasant, everlasting, and elegant.
A) Yes, we do. We want to make sure that throughout your entire event including your exit to the hotel will run smooth.