The Savvy Bride

126 Greenleaf Court, Brighton, IL

About The Savvy Bride

The Savvy Bride was created November 1, 2014 by Wendy Markum-Scanlan to offer couples a unique approach to the wedding planning process. Couples can often feel the intense pressure to create “a perfect wedding” and fall into the trap of trying to please everyone else. The Savvy Bride incorporates a light-hearted approach to planning that focuses on quality time collaborating with you both during your planning journey. Through our sessions, we learn how you communicate and gain insight into the unique nuances of your relationship. We use this to develop a style and plan for “YOUR perfect wedding” a day that is truly authentic to who you are as individuals and as well as a couple. OUR MiSSION The Savvy Bride staff combines their professional expertise with a warm, light-hearted approach to make each couple's planning journey an enjoyable experience and their wedding day, a beautiful and authentic expression of their love story. OUR VISION The Savvy Bride envisions a world where all couples have the freedom to celebrate their love through marriage. Love is Love is Love! OUR CULTURE We like to think we are edgy, but we are basically wedding nerds. We drool over florals and “pin” the newest and coolest trends we find in media. We give up our weekends in exchange for the excitement of creating and experiencing each wedding with our couples. We laugh too much and can be more than a little off-color in our humor. We never say no to coffee or wine, we squeal over the gowns, can scale a ladder in heels and we are crafty as hell. We are also unapologetic Harry Potter freaks who have been known to be infectious in our enthusiasm. After-all, Potterheads really are the Best People!

Event Pricing

Venue Decorating
$400 - $500 /event
Pricing for weddings and parties only
Wedding Florals
Attendees: 1-6 | $1,000 - $2,200 /event
Pricing for weddings and parties only
Basic Wedding Coordination
Attendees: 50-225 | $1,800 /event
Pricing for weddings only
Complete Wedding Coordination
Attendees: 50-225 | $2,050 /event
Pricing for weddings only
Partial Wedding Planning
Attendees: 50-300 | $3,500 - $4,000 /event
Pricing for weddings only
Full wedding planning
Attendees: 50-300 | $4,500 - $5,000 /event
Pricing for weddings only
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 300