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Planner in Chicago, IL,
(773) 580-3660
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    Shan Paschen

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  • We worked with Samantha as our day of coordinator for my April 2019 wedding and I do not know what I would have done without her. Being a recommendation of my venue, I knew they would do a stellar job, but I cannot tell you how stress-free my day was because of her assistance. Her expertise, professionalism, and bubbly personality helped made our wedding day perfect. I have had so many people tell me that I was so calm on my wedding day and it was because I knew Samantha would handle anything that was thrown her way. I have referred them to every bride-to-be as well as to colleagues who are planning non-wedding related events. Samantha - thank you again for everything!!!

    Abby

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  • Hiring Samantha with Shannon Gail to be our month-of coordinator was one of the very best decisions we made for our wedding day.  Her expertise was evident in every detail and she kept us on track with detailed, but straightforward to-do lists in the weeks leading up to the wedding, handled all vendor communication once she stepped in two months out, and was such a useful resource for questions as we finalized all the final details for the day.  On the day of the wedding, I had no doubt that Samantha was going to keep us on track, and I was able to really let go of the timeline and just enjoy the day.  I was so happy that our families, who were highly involved in the wedding as ceremony musicians, officiant, and bridal party, were also able to lean on Samantha as a resource that day.  Samantha and our venue coordinator (Abby Carson at the Ivy Room) were an amazing team in the weeks before the wedding, and helped pull off an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour in high humidity shortl... Read more

    Dave

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  • There is no finer wedding planner in Chicago than Shannon Gail. She saw to it that our daughter's wedding day was absolutely flawless -- right down to the very finest details. She is highly regarded among her clients and across the industry. She is a true professional, incredibly talented, honest, dependable and a delight to work with in every aspect.

    Joanna

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  • The Shannon Gail team is amazing! They are personable, organized, excited, patient, knowledgeable, well dressed, they listen and they execute all your wants and needs to the fullest! Shannon & Sami were excellent to work with. I couldn’t have imagined my day without their help! They have the most creative minds and keep you on track. Their lists are everything! The day of the wedding they make sure you are taken care of, and allow you to enjoy your day! I can’t say enough great things! You need a Shannon Gail team for your wedding! You won’t be disapponted, we promise! Best decision ever!

    Lauren

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  • My husband and I are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Amanda at Shannon Gail Weddings and Events. Amanda was extremely professional and provided quality support and guidance throughout the entire wedding process. She made the wedding planning process stress free and smooth sailing! She was always prompt with her responses and provided us with a calming demeanor, which was greatly appreciated especially as we neared the big day. We can't thank Amanda enough for making our day truly amazing. She went far beyond our expectations and provided excellent professionalism. We would highly recommend Amanda and Shannon Gail Weddings and Events to anyone considering a wedding planner!!

    Rebecca

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  • Being an out-of-state couple getting married in Chicago, it was extremely important for us to have the right wedding planning company and ultimately the right wedding planner that fit our needs. Shannon Gail Weddings and Bridget Rogers were just that...a perfect fit. Their method to planning a wedding was structured, systematic, professional, organized and personal. Bridget was our wedding planner and it honestly could have not been more of a perfect fit. She was accessible, understanding, accommodating, knowledgeable, organized, and just plain sensational. From picking up my husband and I in her personal car to allowing my mom and I to ship stuff to her house she was incredible. My husband and I were with Bridget for almost a year and a half planning our wedding that in that time she started to feel like family. She instantly 'got us' and always steered us in the right direction. She never felt like my questions or requests were demanding or inconvenient, her response was always 'abso... Read more

    A

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  • We cannot say enough about how phenomenal it was to work with Samantha! She worked with us for over a year, and we couldn't have gotten through it without her. Samantha was there for us every step of the way answering all of our numerous emails, and contacting all of our vendors. On our wedding day, Samantha and Shannon made sure everything was flawless, and took care of any issues that arose. They are truly amazing women to work with, we would highly recommend working with Shannon Gail Weddings and Events for your planning needs.

    Stephanie

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  • We used Shannon Gail for our June 2017 wedding and worked with Amanda for a year + leading up to our wedding day. From our initial meeting, we felt confident that Amanda was the one who could help us plan our wedding and she did not disappoint! Amanda provided vendor recommendations which was so helpful. There are so many options for vendors in Chicago and Amanda narrowed down our search to a few within our budget and good to work with from her prior experience. She sent monthly to do lists and made sure we got everything done that we needed to. She responded to my constant emails and questions promptly and always had an answer for us. We had a lot fewer guests than originally anticipated, and Amanda worked with our venue to help us make sure we got to the minimum so we weren’t wasting money. She was super organized, professional and very easy to work with. On the wedding day, everything ran smoothly and we could enjoy the day and not worry about a thing knowing Amanda was o... Read more

    Danielle

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  • Really loved working with Breanna for day-of planning. The timeline that she created was absolutely incredible, and she was great with details. I didn't have to worry about anything day of, and would highly recommend her!

    Marissa

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  • I cannot begin to say enough good things about Shannon and her team. I remember the day I sat down to conduct interviews with coordination companies. I had 3 back to back calls set up to compare each company's skill and organizational process (if you think you're a crazy organized bride, we'd probably be friends; I made flash cards to finally spell boutonnière correctly). I was so incredibly impressed with Shannon's affable nature and ability to connect with me. She was able to truly understand what I wanted so quickly that I canceled the following call that I had. I KNEW Shannon Gail was a perfect match. I specifically worked with Samantha, who is so ridiculously amazing that I don't know how else to describe her. On the day of your wedding, you hear of little things that your coordinator helps you with, but it was the amazing kudos' I heard from guests after the fact, that proved how instrumental she really was. From texting a friend from my phone to grab the table numbers from ... Read more

    Patricia

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  • 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 performan... Read more

    Gina

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  • 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!!

    Michelle

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  • 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!

    Lily

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  • 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!

    Kathryn

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  • 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,... Read more
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