Happy Friday loves! I hope you had a great week. To kick of the weekend, instead of my usual “Friday Tips and Tricks” I have a special featured guest for you guys! The woman behind Personalized Events by Michelle, Michelle Jacob is one of the premier wedding planners in Chicago with over ten years of industry experience. She was gracious enough to give me insight on her expertise and share it with all of you 🙂
AP: What initially inspired you to become a wedding planner?
MJ: Hospitality. I love taking care of people, and doing what ever I can to make sure they enjoy themselves.
AP: How would you describe your planning style?
MJ: Detail oriented, calm, and thoughtful.
AP: What is your favorite part of the planning process?
MJ: The actual wedding day is my favorite part. There is always so much excitement, and I enjoy seeing my client’s vision finally come together.
AP: What is one of your favorite venues to work and why?
MJ: The Trump Hotel. The views are beautiful, the color palette lends itself for any type of décor, and the service and food are amazing.
AP: Some brides are anti-planner because they are afraid that the wedding planner will take over the entire wedding. What advice would you give to those brides?
MJ: Communication is key. Remember that this is your wedding and your opinion is the most important. Don’t be afraid to say what you like or don’t like. A planner should be there to guide you in the right direction while keeping your best interests at heart.
AP: What is one of the most important factors that a bride should take into consideration when selecting a wedding planner?
MJ: I truly believe that you should select a planner that you feel the most comfortable with. You will spend a lot of time communicating with your planner throughout the months leading up to your wedding, and they will be by your side on your actual wedding day. You want to make sure they are responsive and someone you feel comfortable with.
And now for the fun stuff:
Cake or Pie? Favorite flavor? Cake. White cake with white frosting.
All time favorite food? Salt and vinegar chips.
All time favorite wedding treat? Doughnut Vault.
Favorite color palette? White, blush, ivory. (MINE TOO!)
What’s one item that you always have to have in you purse? Chapstick.
Can you give one interesting fact about yourself? I am always the first one on the dance floor and the last one off.
Thank you so much again Michelle for sharing with us! If you’re a Chicago Bride in search of some wedding planning expertise, check out Personalized Events by Michelle . You can also find her on Facebook