About Alexa Sweeney, Owner of Monarch Creative Events
Alexa Sweeney is the owner of Monarch Creative Events, an all-women wedding planning team based in Chicago, Illinois. Their all-hands-on-deck approach relieves the wedding stress so their couples can have and enjoy their dream event. If you're looking for a no BS, tell-it-how-it-is experience, then the Monarch Creative Event team are your gals. Bring your wedding, hopes, and ideas to them, and they will plan your dream wedding.
Alexa's background is in finance and business management, but her passion is wedding planning. She has always had a calling to help others. Making time to volunteer at domestic violence and family shelters is very important to her. And now, in addition to that work, Alexa gets to help beautiful people plan beautiful events. By the time she's finished with a wedding, she's as in love with the event as the couple is with each other.
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Chicago Suburbs Wedding Planner: Monarch Creative Events // Photography: Cassie Anna Photography // Florals: Fabbrini's Flowers // Hair/Makeup: Bianca Sansosti // Band: TVK Orchestra // Venue: The Graceful Ordinary // Stationery: Kelly McDevitt Design
How would you describe your wedding design, planning, and coordination style at Monarch Creative Events?
Monarch Creative Events is a wedding planning company in the Chicago suburbs, and we're Type A. We have a detailed planning guide that we give every couple. The collection they purchase determines how much input we provide. We're also hands-on and love making real connections with our couples.
What type of couples do you love working with at Monarch Creative Events?
We enjoy couples who are truly in love and value the ceremony before the reception. When I ask what couples are most excited about, I always love when they say ‘seeing him/her for the first time and finally saying I Do!'
Your business is GROWING this year! What fun and exciting things are you hoping to do/accomplish?
I'm currently working a 9-5, and I really want to make wedding planning my full-time gig!
Chicago Suburbs Wedding Planner: Monarch Creative Events // Photography: Lidia Codrean // Florals: Flowers for Dreams // Hair/Makeup: Windy City Glam // DJ: Okyne Media Lab // Catering: Tigerlily Catering // Bakery: Hanna’s Bakery // Venue: Madonna Della Strada // Transportation: Cloud 9 Limo Services
What's your favorite part of working with your clients on the planning, design, and/or coordination of their wedding?
It's hard to pick just one, but I would say the wedding day is my favorite. Seeing the vision come to life. I also love the hug at the end of the night with the bride and groom, crying as we say our goodbyes knowing that our working relationship is coming to an end.
Chicago Suburbs Wedding Planner: Monarch Creative Events // Photography: Lidia Codrean // Florals: Flowers for Dreams // Hair/Makeup: Windy City Glam // DJ: Okyne Media Lab // Catering: Tigerlily Catering // Bakery: Hanna’s Bakery // Venue: Cafe Brauer // Transportation: Cloud 9 Limo Services
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Here's what Alexa Sweeney has to say about The Planner's Playbook…
The Planner's Playbook, has helped me take the guesswork out of a lot of things and remain consistent. I have purchased other training, and it doesn't really give much more than I already know. The Planner's Playbook not only gives you the tools, but it gives you the fire under your butt, CTA, and support when you're stuck.