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Honored: Brides Choice 2013 Awards Winner!

Weddings, Wedding VenuesGreatest Expectations Special Events & Weddings, Inc., Best Wedding Planners in Chicago - 2013 Bride's Choice Award Winner

We are honored and thrilled to be awarded the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award 2013.  This marks the fifth year in a row we have received this prestigious honor! Thank you to all our amazing bride’s and groom’s who gave us such stunning reviews and helping us win this exciting award.

The WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2013 recognizes the top local Wedding Professionals that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the organization, the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ are awarded solely based on the reviews from over 1.2 million newlyweds. Awards are determined by a combination of four factors: overall rating (quality), total number of reviews (quantity), review performance from 2012 (recency), and consistency of reviews from year to year (consistency). This year’s recipients represent the top 5% of WeddingWire’s vendor community, across all service categories and all regions throughout the US, Canada and abroad.

Two years and counting … Bride’s Choice Award!

For Immediate Release
Chicago, Illinois – January 20, 2010 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced that Greatest Expectations Special Events & Weddings, Inc. has been selected to receive the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for wedding planning!

The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds.

Greatest Expectations Special Events & Weddings, Inc. is among the top five percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire community, which includes over 100,000 wedding professionals across the US and Canada. Awards were given to winners across 19 different service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers.

“We are excited to recognize and honor the success of the top wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program has given us the unique opportunity to highlight the best wedding professionals in each region as reviewed by brides and grooms who have utilized their services in the past year.”

We are happy to announce that Greatest Expectations Special Events & Weddings, Inc. is among the very best wedding planning within the WeddingWire Network, which includes WeddingWire and Martha Stewart Weddings. We would like to thank our past newlyweds for nominating us for the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™.

For more information, please visit Greatest  Expectations WeddingWire Storefront today.

Thank you to all our clients who participated in the process and helped us secure this wonderful honor!

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding vendors. WeddingWire enables engaged couples to search, compare and book over 100,000 reviewed wedding vendors nationwide, from wedding photographers to wedding cakes. WeddingWire also offers an online community and a suite of cutting-edge planning tools, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding vendors, WeddingWire provides free online management tools creating the only market opportunity that gives businesses control over their clients, reviews, leads and performance. In addition, WeddingWire has partnered with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE: MSO) to provide its network of local vendors and online wedding-planning tools in the Weddings section of Martha Stewart Weddings. For additional information, please visit WeddingWire.

What an honor …

I was recently contacted my Marta Segal Block, a writer for OneWed.  This is a really great wedding planning website that offers tons of tips and advice.  She has been doing a series of “top tips” articles and has interviewed several wedding vendors (including bands, officiants, travel agents and photographers) .  Marta asked me to be her Wedding Planning Expert for her piece “Top ten things to know about wedding planners”.  I was so honored to be picked for this piece and think Marta did a great job.  Check it out and let me know what you think!

A Round Of Applause

As I was going through some files in my office this week I discovered a pile of really lovely thank you notes I have received from clients and their parents.  I thought it would be nice to share some of them with you (none of these are featured on my website at this time).  It just gives me the nicest warm fuzzy to read these and I hope you enjoy them as well.


Dear Heather,

Thank you so much for all of your great ideas and insight. Thanks for making this planning process go as smoothly as possible and for shielding me from any “unpleasantness” that may have occurred.  I had a blast with you and will definitely recommed you to friends!  You’re the best!

Love, Christina


Heather – 

We wanted Jairon  and Makayla’s wedding day to be perfect.  Thanks to you – it was even more!  Simply perfect!!

They are such a special couple and with your help, they were able to enjoy their day and allow everyone to see what we have seen for years, they are perfect together.

Your help created wonderful memories for them as well as us and we cannot thank you enough for that.

Dan & Kelly (Parents of the Groom)

Dear Heather –

Chris and I cannot thank you enough for all you did to make our wedding day truly unforgettable. Having you there allowed us to truly sit back and enjoy every moment.

It was a spectacular day for us, our family and our friends and we could not have done it with out you and your staff.

Thank you for making our day so special!

Kate & Chris


Dear Heather,

Thank you so much for taking care of George and me.  We could not have asked for a better event.  It’s too bad I can’t have a few weddings because you are the best!


Diana and George

Dear Heather,

Thank you so very much for all your hard work, words of reassurance, encouragement and guidance.  We most certainly would never have survived these past months without your expertise and energy. I feel like we have become family and hope to stay in touch.

Again all our thanks,

Karen & Emil


Dear Heather,

Thank you so much for helping make our dream wedding come true!  We could not have done it without you.  The wedding was everything we had envisioned and we throughly enjoyed the journey to make it happen.  It was a pleasure working with you. Take care and keep in touch!


Nikki & Bob