We don’t have anything but positive things to say about Saving Grace! We had Grace and her team as our event planners from day one of brainstorming, through day- of event management. Her communication from the beginning was top notch. She was available for texts, phone calls, and emails whenever we had questions, and she would always respond promptly. In addition, whenever we needed vendor recommendations. We can’t thank Grace and her team enough for helping our corporate picnic/5 year celebration go so smoothly. Most of all, we appreciate that her team was professional, kept to the time schedule, and stayed calm no matter what issues came up. It was easily one of the best decisions we could have made to help us through the picnic planing process. Thanks again Saving Grace, she and team truly were Big Star’s saving grace! We look very forward to working with Saving Grace again.
Hands down top notch and class act!
Big Star Transit, LLC, 100 guests
I had the pleasure of working with Grace over the past couple of months to plan my son’s 5th birthday party. Heading in, I had a pretty clearly defined vision for the event but was at a very busy time in my personal and professional life. From the point of our first conversation I knew that I had reached out to right team to help me deliver exactly what I was hoping for. Grace is an excellent listener, skilled at turning thoughts and concepts into options and action steps. Grace asked the right questions to gain an understanding of my must-haves, along with any aspects that might be more negotiable. She was thoughtful of my timing, budget, and even my preferred method of communication. Grace was prompt with deliverables, turning most information around the same day. She helped review all vendor contracts prior to sending, and highlighted points where there might be questions or concerns. Grace coordinated event timing and facilitated the planning elements in a way that helped make decisions simple and straightforward. I made the most excellent choice to have Grace on hand during the event, and she was awesome! Grace arrived early and was already coordinating the arrival of food and room set-up when I walked into the venue. She helped with every facet of the party from start to finish, even staying to help break down the room to ensure that we were out on time. When an issue came up with one of my vendors, Grace worked with them to get the situation resolved to my satisfaction during the event, and even followed up afterward to ensure the appropriate service recovery took place. The party was a complete success and my little man was thrilled with his rock and roll birthday! I would absolutely use Saving Grace to plan my next event and would not hesitate to recommend to anyone considering an event planner.
Susan O, 75 guests
We recently had a client open house at our office for roughly 30 clients and consultants. Being a busy and growing company, we did not have the time to properly prepare for the event, nor did we want to screw it up and embarrass ourselves.SAVING Grace came highly recommended, so we gave her a call, gave her the parameters, which we had lots of, and let her run with it.
The party went down without any issues, the staff she secured was amazing, the food was delicious and plentiful and the entire event was a huge success.
It is always best to leave things to the professionals, and Grace is certainly that. I would recommend SAVING Grace anytime.
SPACE Architects + Planners, Event Planning - 30 guests
It was truly a pleasure working with you and was definitely a huge help having you there. You exceeded our expectations with going above and beyond with making sure every place we went to had every single request we asked for. In addition, the knowledge you had about all of the neighborhoods, parking, parks, farmers markets, restaurants and shopping was wonderful.
McCarraher Family, Relocation
Our main concern was to find a suitable property in a suitable area to meet our needs. Grace found us numerous great options to choose from. Viewed each property with us. Pointed out pro’s and con’s to each property specific to our needs. Exceeded level of satisfaction. Grace showed great knowledge of the services in the local areas, transport options, what to look for in a standard lease. Having Grace work with us made the transition of relocation much easier. She also provided us with the option to contact her if we needed any assistance even after we were settled in our accommodation. It gave us an independent point of contact here in Chicago to contact during the relocation process, to answer any questions we had. She provides a very friendly, professional, knowledgable service and is very approachable to contact with any issues.
Doheny Family, Relocation
Grace was a fantastic friendly welcome to Chicago, who very quickly and efficiently helped me setup my new life in the USA. Grace met with me on my first morning in Chicago with an agenda to complete all those boring administrative things you need to do; bank account, credit card, social security number. She was able to offer advice on time saving tips, always with a smile. We completed the day quicker than expected, allowing time for extra advice on getting settled in Chicago.
Mr. Fovargue, Relocation
I must give my girl Grace Keller a huge shout out!!!! Did she not throw down on the brunch??!!!! OMG!!! If you ever need assistance, please reach out to SAVING Grace!
I had the pleasure of working with Grace at both Sears Holdings and Follett Higher Education. She brings a great mix of abilities including financial planning and analysis as well as process development and improvement. Grace was invaluable to the team during our budgeting process identifying opportunities to improve bottom line results to multiple stakeholders. She has a proven track record of taking cross functional teams and developing processes that streamline how these groups work together improving efficiency, accuracy and business results. On many occasions she was able to create order out of sheer chaos. I truly hope to have another opportunity to work directly with Grace.
SVP, Follett Higher Education Group, Professional Reference
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