Budget minimum $650 per guest
“Going into this entire process, we knew we needed a wedding planner that could really grasp our vision and style without us having to "hand hold" he/she through every decision. We were a long distance engaged couple, with me being in Boston, and my fiancé being in Italy and the wedding was taking place in Chicago.
From the very beginning we noticed how easy Molly made communication for us and she was very considerate of our time. It never really took more than a few photos from Pinterest, or a quick text for her to grasp what we wanted, and then connect with vendors to make it all happen! Not only did Molly have the challenge of us being all over the place geographically, but we were asking her to pull this off in 7 months. She kept us on top of things as it related to our checklist and timeline, but without bombarding us, and even slowing us down to make sure we were taking our time with decisions"
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
A weekend away with my family and playing with my daughters on the beach and making s'mores by the campfire at night.
What is your greatest extravagance?
An obnoxiously big dessert after a nice dinner.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
I am constantly saying "I totally get it" but my favorite phrase that I use often is "Absolutely!"
What is your motto?
I have to remind myself of this one daily, "Live in the moment!"
What is your most treasured possession?
Wedding rings and my dad's sweater.
What is your most marked characteristic?
Spontaneity. I am always up for an adventure!
Who is your hero ?
I have a special place in my heart for first responders
What is your MUST HAVE for a celebration?
Family and friends of course, but a must have would be a fab pair of heels and a big ol' glass of wine!
Molly began her hospitality career in 2004, interning for Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
She was trained in the most magical place in the world and her love for hospitality and event planning grew from that point on. She graduated with a hospitality management degree from Eastern Illinois University in 2005.
Molly returned to her hometown, Chicago, as she continued her career in hotel management with Marriott International’s Corporate Office. Soon thereafter, she was fortunate enough to move on to one of Marriott’s luxury hotels in downtown Chicago, The Renaissance. Over those years she had experience planning both corporate and social events- including lots of weddings!.
In 2013, she continued to plan weddings and events through a private club as their Assistant General Manager. Then onto another wedding planning company for 2 years where she developed her skills as an incredibly genuine and talented wedding planner by working with an impressive number of brides and grooms and families making their wedding day dreams come true.
Her wonderful husband and her beautiful four daughters support her passion to plan with Bliss Weddings & Events as she continues her professional growth.