I MISS YOU!!!!
I saved my note for you til I reached somewhat near the bottom of the response pile. I just couldn’t think of how to tell you what a wonderful partner you’ve been to me.
I still can’t.
It’s not just the professional work you accomplish with such a thorough attention that it seems effortless when it’s not.
It’s not just the charismatic, talented, lovable vendors, suppliers, artisans and hospitality/entertainment people that you surround yourself with that are a reflection of your keen sense of character judgement.
It’s not just your timeliness, decisiveness, directness, fairness, balance and mind-blowing organization.
It’s not just the end result of what you delivered to our family, knowing full-well that Rob and I were very reluctant participants and very protective of the message such a grand undertaking might project…
It’s that we absolutely enjoyed every single experience that involved you. So that made for a year of pleasures—not just a weekend— in an otherwise very difficult year. Talk about an achievement.
That epitomizes you. TOTAL PLEASURE.
THANK YOU MY FRIEND for indulging me by knowing that our relationship is the best thing you did for us.
– Hillary & Rob
It’s Emily. I just wanted to say thank you for helping us plan such an incredible wedding. It was everything we hoped for and more! I wouldn’t have changed 1 thing. I’ve heard from everyone how it was beyond beautiful and so much fun! So thank you so much!!
– Emily & Sam
We thank you with all our hearts for working so hard to make Emily & Sam’s wedding weekend so beautiful & fun!
– Sue & Shef
We can’t thank you enough for everything you did to make our wedding day the most magical day. Every detail was above & beyond. Your attention to detail and organization made our day go on absolutely flawless. You were the best wedding planner, and would not have had such a spectacular wedding without you. We look forward to seeing you next year at Hannah and Kyle’s wedding!
– Courtney & Alex
Tom and I could not have created the wedding of Meredith’s dreams without you holding all of our hands every step of the way! The day celebrating the marriage of Josh and Meredith exceeded our expectations. Thank you so much for your patience as I became the mother of the bride for the very first time. I wish you could hear all of the positive feedback we are receiving, but in summary, many are saying it is the most beautiful, joyous and love filled wedding they have ever experienced.
– Terri & Tom
I never dreamed that we would do three weddings together!
What a dream come true for me. Dear friend, everything is better with you by my side. My sincerest thank you for the extra love and care you took with us while planning Henry & Tessa’s wedding. You make dreams come true! We could not have done this without you.
You are the Best!
I love you..
– Leslie & Tom
We want to thank you again for EVERYTHING!! The weekend was pure magic which we owe to you + all involved. We’ve been reliving our fairytale on repeat and are so grateful ️ 😭🥰✨☁️💕🦋
Can’t wait to see the photos & video!! 🤌🏻🔥
– Tess & Hen
Hi Hope –
Thank you!!!! Ah it was absolutely perfect!
Thanks so much again- honestly I cannot express it enough! We are continually getting texts and calls and FaceTimes about how wonderful the night was.
It was so beyond perfect and amazing! ️❤️💕
– Alison & Scott
Thank you isn’t enough to say to let you know how much your efforts were appreciated by everyone! We could not have done it without you. You are the best and I will definitely be recommending you to my friends.
The wedding and party were spectacular. You absolutely guided us with the best vendors and staff. It was as if we were in a dream the entire night. It was perfect. Thank you!!!
Thank you again for everything.
Thank you so much for all of your hard work and vast knowledge in making everything come together for Taylor’s wedding. We could not have done it without you, you made it all so smooth and easy. We are all so, so appreciative!
– Rebecca and Bill Pape
We had an absolutely perfect day from start to finish, and it was much thanks to you. If we could live it all over again exactly the same, we would. It was such a joy.
– John and Taylor
Wow! What a journey it has been. I can’t believe our day is finally here after almost 2 years of planning. We are so grateful for you and everything you have done to prepare us for today. I feel so lucky to have met you through the wedding industry years ago and couldn’t think of a better person to guide me along in my own wedding planning. We know how much hard work you have put into our day and we are forever thankful!
With love and gratitude,
– Carmella & Marc
We are basking in the afterglow of the perfect wedding for Carmella and Marc.
We have been getting compliments all day yesterday and today as well.
Thank you again for all your help from start to finish! I know it is a team effort, but there is that one person that is the head of the spear who has to navigate all the pieces.
I want to thank you again for all your help and support throughout this whole journey of a pandemic wedding! I am sure everyone has a story, but the only one that matters is the end result and wow, wow, wow we had the very dream wedding that Carmella had dreamed of and thank you.
I hope you have a restful time to the next wedding season!
All the best,
– Mary Carrozza
Thank you so much for making our wedding day such a perfect celebration of this next chapter in our life.
Everything was incredible, and we are so grateful for all of your hard work and (continued) effort.
Thank you for adjusting your hours to my vampire hours and always making me laugh with “let’s have a conversation” opener.
You really were the glue that kept it together, and we’ll cherish all of our memories with you!
With love and thanks,
– Grace & Gino
We cannot thank you enough for all you’ve done to help us plan for this Big day in our lives.
And to also mention being our cheerleader through our move back to Chicago (talk about fate!) and Stephen’s promotion.
Your professionalism, enthusiasm, and knowledge are second to none. You truly are a class act and this process would not have been the same without your expertise… and helping us laugh all along the way! We are so excited for this day to come to life, and just as thrilled that we have our wedding planner now as a wonderful friend of ours in the city we call home.
All our love,
– Stephen & Cody (Wancha)
To say thank you seems like a huge understatement.
What you did for us to make our wedding day so special, we will be forever grateful. You knocked every aspect of our “city” wedding out of the park!
Working with you was a dream, and together we had The Dream Team!
We wish you all the happiness in the world, you deserve it.
Love, Hugs, High Fives All Around!
– Stefanie & Rod
Thank you for your patience, your diligence, and your dedication to your brides – well, as I’ve been saying, you’re a Rock Star.
Your persistence in making wedding dreams come true is more than impressive.
I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your efforts!
– Ann Franczak
Thank you so much for coordinating Alexia’s wedding and being such a pleasure to work with!
From our first meeting we were thankful to have found a wedding planner that had such an eye for detail.
At times we came across some minor bumps, but you handled everything effortlessly!
We truly appreciate all your time, energy and hard work!
– Angie & Nondas
We are still on cloud nine! It’s hard to believe that Jackie and Dave’s wedding was over three weeks ago. Since the big day, there has been a constant stream of call, texts, and notes from friend and family: “Most beautiful wedding ceremony I’ve ever attended,” “BEST BAND EVER,” “the food was outrageous,” “I will never go to another party like in my lifetime,” and on and on and on.
Hope it is no exaggeration that Jackie’s wedding would not have been possible without your experience, creativity, relationship with trusted vendors, and your limitless patience as you navigated the many disparate visions within our family. The entire day was magical, and your timeline allowed us to savor every moment – from hair and make up in the morning to the after party in the wee hours of the next morning. I never worried about one tiny detail (like subbing out the bread and butter plates hours before the reception 🙂 ) because I knew you were there for it!
Thank you for making both our daughter’s dreams come true. Your expertise created what some would consider an impossible task. That is two downtown weddings for two sisters with totally different tastes and visions, TWO blocks away from each other. And you did it! Each wedding reflected Brooke and Jackie’s individuality & personality. But at the same time, both radiated what is common in our family ~ our love of each other, love of our friends and family, and love of an epic party!
Thank you again, Hope, for all you have done for our family. I hope to see you soon, as you know I recommend to everyone I know!
Our sincerest gratitude,
– Don & Wendy Shannon
I don’t even know where to begin….. THANK YOU for seriously everything this weekend!!! From keeping our bridal party on schedule to helping me fix my bustle and dealing with gifts and guests’ questions – you made it possible for us to enjoy our special day, and for that, we are forever grateful. Our wedding was everything we could have dreamed of and more. I seriously wish we could do it all over again!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you x 1 million!! We are so excited to see the photos/video 🙂 🙂 Talk to you soon!!
– Jackie & Dave (Burchfield)
Wow. What an event our wedding was. It was hands down the best day of Brent’s and my life, and we cannot thank you enough for all of the hard work that went into making it so special. Because of you, our day went off without a hitch. We aren’t aware if anything went awry, but that is SO great! Thank you for everything you did for us. Our wedding was better than any of my dreams, and it came to life in the best way. Also, thank you for convincing me to do an East Coast style wedding…it is the talk of our friend group!
You were such an integral part to our planning process and day, and we cannot thank you enough. Thank you for always being there for us and for helping make the day come to life. We had the best time, and so many meaningful and special moments came out of it that we will never forget.
It has been a pleasure working with you, and I hope we cross paths again soon!
– Claudia and Brent Minner
I can honestly say that I’m not quite sure what we’d do without you. You have this way of pulling what I want right out of me, and that is a skill that not many people possess. I want to make sure that you know your hard work is very appreciated. You’ve truly made my wedding dreams a reality, and I can’t thank you enough. Can’t wait for the 22nd!!!!
Thank you for being amazing,
– Amy (DiMatteo)
Thank you so very much for helping us plan the best day of our lives. We truly cannot imagine getting through the process without you. You have been an amazing help to us throughout these last six months. Thank you for your continuous guidance and for being such a joy to work with. We are so happy to have met you and we’re thrilled to have you be a part of our special day. Again, we are so thankful for everything you have done for us. We hope to stay in touch!
– Holly and Joey
Thank you so much for bringing to life the most beautiful, wonderful, magical wedding weekend. John and I knew from our very first skype call that we were in great hands and working with you to plan our wedding was truly a joy.
Especially being long distance and in the middle of a cross-country transition, it made a world of difference to know we had you guiding us the entire way.
We are still smiling from ear to ear thinking of the best day of our lives, and we know we’ll continue to look back on it as such in the years to come. There are not adequate words for how grateful to you we are for making it all happen! All our love,
– Jane & John Tough
My family and I cannot thank you enough for coordinating the most incredible day for us! Your thoughts and expertise were absolutely invaluable throughout the entire process; I would not have known where to begin without you! I have dreamt of my wedding for as long as I can remember and because of you, the day surpassed everything I had imagined. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart!
– Erin & Mike Capalbo
Yev & I just wanted to thank you for helping make our dream wedding come to life. Everything was perfection & we are still reliving the day through pictures and amazing memories. We can’t thank you enough. Your guidance & helpful advice really helped make the big day move along swiftly and easily. Thank you again Hope, we can’t wait to share all of the pictures and videos with you!
– Liza & Yev
What a year 2016 has been-
And we could not have done it without you!
Thank you for all of your caring, your giving, your generous support…etc. and your brilliant organizational skills.
I hope you and I can stay in touch, you’re a blessing in our lives.
– Sarah (DiMatteo)
Thank you for helping me give Sammi & Ryan the wedding of our dreams. You were the quintessential professional all the way; I absolutely couldn’t have done it without your expertise, creativity, and most of all kindness. Because of you, I was able to do what I didn’t even think was possible. I’ll be forever grateful to you for making your magic.
– Lenore (Weiss)
AN EYE FOR DETAILS and A MIRACLE WORKER TOO, Hope Wasserman Weis. One of the very first calls I made upon hearing of my daughter Kate’s engagement was to Hope of Hope Weis Consulting. I knew that I was going to need help planning this wedding (my daughter lived out of state) and I knew that Hope was the one to help me. We hired her right away. After securing the chapel we then got busy with what I call the big four; venue, band, florist and photographer. For this, Hope’s feedback was critical. With her many years of experience in event planning, she knew many vendors and their level of professionalism. She made the initial calls to check availability and set appointments. We made our choices in no time and I was stress free all the while. Hope also gave us suggestions for the rehearsal dinner, tux rentals, hair and make-up stylists, videographer, hotels for out of town guests and goody bags. She then created a timeline for us which was our to-do list, it also kept us on track for the next eleven months!
While planning for Kate’s wedding Hope was a steady force for my daughter and me. she was always easy to reach, returning my calls within the day. I highly recommend Hope Weis Consulting for event planning and can honestly say that Hope thought of all the details. She was always professional in her dealings with me and the vendors and is well respected throughout the hospitality industry. I will even go so far as to call her a miracle worker. Just two and a half hours before the wedding Hope, my husband and I went in to look at the ballroom. I did not like the silver chairs that we had rented! I wanted gold chairs! My husband looked at me, Hope looked and him…and she made the call. That night we had our gold chairs and the ballroom was the backdrop for the most wonderful wedding ever.
– Kathy & Guy Crane
As soon as we recovered from the initial excitement of our daughter Casey’s engagement we called a friend whose daughter was recently married, looking for a recommendation for a wedding planner. The name we were given was Hope Wasserman Weis. We interviewed Hope and decided to engage her as our planner. What a great decision we made! We would strongly recommend Hope to anyone looking for an experienced and professional wedding planner.
Hope has her act together and she was hugely helpful planning and organizing the wedding. Hope’s suggestions for the various vendors that made up the Dowell wedding team were critical to the success of the wedding. All of Hope’s suggested vendors were highly professional and talented.
The wedding planning, thanks to Hope, was well scheduled and organized, which greatly reduced our stress levels and made the wedding as worry free as possible. We were very pleased with Hope’s professionalism and her extensive experience made the whole process a pleasure. We want to thank Hope for a job well done and we would highly recommend her as a planner.
– Kathy & Dan Dowell
Hope Weis is the consummate Chicago insider and professional in terms of wedding planner. She listens, anticipates and delivers on everything. This was our second wedding in four months and Chicago was a “destination” wedding for us. Her “can do” attitude and effortless ease at producing a quality, personal and memorable event are her trade mark. Hope facilitated the perfect service and a party that was just so much fun. Her small touches and attention to detail were invaluable. As a demanding mother-of-the bride, I had a wonderful, carefree time on the day of the wedding, I was so confident that Hope would manage everything, and she did! Bravo!!
– Celine & John Lowrey
Where to begin! First we just returned from a wedding with no ‘wedding consultant ‘- enough things went ‘wrong’ that they were obvious to the wedding guests- never good! Interesting because ‘no expense’ was spared and yet, lack of attention to details was obvious!
Can’t imagine our ‘wedding journey’ without you! I think we most appreciated having you on board from the beginning-making decisions about venues, music, photographer, and florist were all key to realizing our vision of our daughter’s wedding day. Your vendors were such a lovely group of people to work with. With your support and guidance, we chose wonderful people to make our wedding not only beautiful, but fun to host for our family and friends!! We enjoyed the weekend of celebration and gifted our daughter with the wedding she had constructed in her planning-simple, but elegant, intimate, but inclusive of all the important people in her and Marco’s lives, fun and entertaining for us, as well as our guests.
Having you seeing to the schedule on the day of the wedding, allowed us to thoroughly enjoy our time with our family and friends! Worry free! Absolute confidence in knowing that everything was in place, and even if something would happen- you were there with the experience and patience to make it work!
I didn’t look around once during the entire weekend of celebration and see anything that needed to be done!
Loved the wedding schedule to guide us through the calendar of events leading to the big day!
We have such fond memories of Stephanie’s wedding!
You know how many little things happened-flooding of the organ at church and the reception room at the hotel, and the leaking roof onto the wedding dress-not to mention, a week of record heat for Chicago!! Still had the time of our lives!!!
– Jill & Steve Newcom
I don’t know the right words to thank you enough for everything you did to make Lillian & Josh’s wedding the most splendid and joyful occasion! We have received so many emails, cards & letters from guests expressing how extra special the whole event was – from flowers, to music, to food & drink – even the gift bags! And I owe it all to you! Your guidance, experience, organization & friendship is appreciated more than I can say. You are simply the best!
Saw recently that you received an award from your industry – if it were up to me, you would have received 10. Surely well deserved. I do hope to work with you again. Thank you so much!
– Michele Lorand & Paul Ringel
As the mother of an only son, it never entered my mind that I would ever be totally responsible for a complete wedding here in Chicago at the Four Seasons. A destination wedding for people from Asia (including the jet-lagged couple ) and from all over the country and Europe. I feel it would never have been possible without Hope. She helped us in every way and her suggestions were all proven to be correct and helpful. I never could have survived without her guidance and I recommend her highly as a very professional, knowledgeable and kind wedding consultant. It would not have been the success if was without her recommendations.
– Elizabeth & Charlie DeWitt
I am the mother of two brides, two different weddings, two of the most perfect days in my life. My heartfelt thank you to Hope Wasserman~Weis. As I look back at our weddings and the memories that I’ll cherish forever, I realized what it is that Hope does best. Hope creates your perfect TEAM!
As we planned our wedding my daughters and I laughed, bonded, and truly enjoyed every decision made. Stress free! When the wedding day finally arrived this mother and father of the bride(s) were fully prepared and fully present. We were a witness to one of the most blessed days in our life and we didn’t miss one second of the joy!
You are special Hope, and you are a gifted professional in making weddings extraordinary!
Mrs. Leslie Africano
Proud mother of the brides!
PS. We have 1&1/2 grand daughters…… so far!
– Leslie & Tom Africano