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For your wedding, your bar or bat mitzvah, and all of the special events in your life.



About Us

We love what we do, going above and beyond as Day of Event Coordinators for our clients!

This is in our genes.

This is not just a business for us. Our goal is to run our client’s events as if they were our own. To The Point does not advertise but we now are in our 3rd decade of success simply through “word of mouth” referrals. A talented and creative mother and daughter duo, with our team of trusted associates, has built a business based on trust and we are humbled to help you plan your event.

Melinda Jacobson

Melinda is the daughter of another extremely creative woman, Anita, who worked for some of the most prestigious floral designers in Chicago and in the Social Event Industry. She was the originator of “The Candy Tree” centerpiece, sold at many prestigious department stores throughout the United States, including Neiman Marcus, Marshall Field’s, and many others. Her husband Elkin was a typeset printer who taught Melinda the nuances of the printing industry. They obtained a hot stamp machine for their business, Candy Décor, and Melinda used the machine to personalize pencils at local holiday boutiques.

Inspired by the pencils, she decided to name her business TO THE POINT. The art of a pencil was the first TO THE POINT logo, on our business cards. It later evolved into the squiggles you see on our silver cards now.

TO THE POINT began to add the imprinting on thank you notes and other assorted items, including on invitations. Melinda began developing relationships with these invitation houses, and soon became a creative designer in that industry. To this day she is known for her exceptional ability to redesign stock invitations into magnificent creations. Many of her designs have been showcased in the booths of invitation houses at the annual Stationery Show, in New York City.

The success of TO THE POINT grew as clients began to recognize Melinda’s talents in organization, her creativity, and event knowledge. Clients began to request she attend their events as their advocate and Day of Coordinator. Three decades later, she is the guru of all things invitations and is one of the most well-respected Event Coordinators, by our clients, our Live Events Industry fellow vendors, and venues in the Chicagoland area. TO THE POINT is proud to have a 5-Star rated business on both The Knot and on Yelp.

Carrie Shultz

From the time she was little, Carrie loved art and creative expression. She relished trips to the Chicago Art Institute, meeting in-residence artists and learning much about design concepts, including classes at the Chicago Botanic Garden where her instructors often said: “She’s a natural.” She started her career in Event Planning, as Wheeling High School’s Class President, her Junior & Senior years. In those roles, Carrie planned Junior Prom and Senior Lock-in. At the University of Wisconsin, she was selected for the Wisconsin Alumni Student Board (WASB), serving both as VP of Membership & WASB President. In this role, she was one of 10 students on the university’s Dean of Students Advisory Board. As the President of WASB she was the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s only Board of Directors Student Representative for her Senior year. She was a University Student Representative Liaison to Alumni at the UW Chancellor’s Mansion, helping with menus and organizing student staff.

Carrie has been running her own fantastic events since graduating college with the same calm organization, and creatively fresh ideas contributing to the current success of TO THE POINT, along with her mom, from whom she has learned everything she knows.

To The Point has enjoyed consulting events at the following venues:

  • Adler Planetarium
  • Allgauer’s DoubleTree Hilton – Northbrook
  • Antioch Golf Club
  • Armour House – Lake Forest
  • Artifact Events
  • Astoria Banquets
  • Austin’s Fuel Room – Libertyville
  • Bella Via – Highland Park
  • Belvedere Events & Banquets
  • Bernie’s Book Bank
  • Bobak’s Events
  • Bolingbrook Golf Club
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Bryn Mawr Country Club
  • Byron Colby Farm
  • Café Brauer
  • Champaign Country Club – Champaign, IL
  • Chandler’s Banquets – Schaumburg
  • Chevy Chase Country Club – Wheeling
  • Chicago Botanic Gardens
  • Chicago Stadium
  • Congregation Am Shalom – Glencoe
  • Congregation Beth Judea – Long Grove
  • Congregation Beth Shalom – Northbrook
  • Congregation Or Shalom – Lombard
  • Congregation Or Shalom – Vernon Hills
  • Cotillion Banquets
  • Crown Plaza Hotel – Rosemont
  • Crowne Plaza Chicago Mart Plaza
  • Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare
  • Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare
  • Cuneo Mansion
  • Deer Path Inn
  • diPescara Events
  • DoubleTree by Hilton – Atlanta, GA
  • DoubleTree by Hilton – Mundelein
  • DoubleTree by Hilton – Skokie
  • Durty Nellie’s – Palatine, IL
  • East Bank Club – Chicago, IL
  • Events at Independence Grove
  • Galleria Marchetti
  • Gibson’s – Chicago
  • Grand Geneva Resort – Lake Geneva, WI
  • Harry Carry’s – Oakbrook
  • Hawks View Golf Club – Lake Geneva, WI
  • Hawthorn Woods Country Club
  • Highland Park Community House
  • Highland Park Country Club
  • Hilton North Shore – Rosemont
  • Hilton Orrington Evanston
  • Hotel Arista – Naperville
  • Hotel Monaco – Chicago
  • Hotel Sofitel – Chicago
  • House Of Music and Entertainment (H.O.M.E.)
  • Hyatt Hotel Lisle
  • Hyatt Hotel Rosemont
  • Hyatt Regency – Chicago
  • Hyatt Regency – Deerfield
  • Hyatt Regency – Rosemont
  • Idlewild Country Club
  • Ivanhoe Country Club
  • Joy of the Game – Deerfield
  • Kemper Lakes Country Club
  • Libertyville Sports Complex
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Loews – Chicago
  • Loews – Rosemont
  • Maggiano’s – Old Orchard
  • Maggiano’s – Schaumburg
  • Makray Memorial Golf Club
  • Marcello’s – Northbrook
  • Marcello’s North
  • Marriott Lincolnshire Resort
  • McDonald’s Corporate Headquarters
  • Medinah Country Club
  • Meson Sabika
  • Michael’s Hot Dogs – Highland Park
  • Michigan Shores Club
  • Mickey Finn’s Brewery
  • Midlane Country Club
  • Midwest Conference Center
  • Morton’s Steakhouse – Northbrook
  • National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame
  • North Shore Congregation Israel
  • Pac-Man Entertainment – Schaumburg
  • Peggy Notebart Nature Museum
  • Pinstripes – Glenview
  • Pinstripes – North Barrington
  • Pinstripes – Oakbrook
  • Radison Aqua Blu – Chicago
  • Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago
  • Ravinia Green Country Club
  • Renaissance North Shore Hotel
  • Room 1520
  • Rosemont Convention Center
  • Royal Melbourne Country Club
  • Sachs Recreation Center
  • Saranello’s Banquets
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Sheraton Hotel – Northbrook
  • Swissotel – Chicago
  • Temple Judea -Skokie
  • The Accelerated Center – Northbrook
  • The Allerton Hotel
  • The Arboretum Club
  • The Blackstone Hotel – Chicago
  • The Chicago History Museum
  • The Club at Mission Hills – Boca Raton, FL
  • The Glen Club
  • The Glencoe Women’s Club
  • The Grove Country Club
  • The Ivy Room
  • The Langham – Chicago
  • The Narnia Estate
  • The Peninsula Hotel Chicago
  • The Ridge Hotel – Lake Geneva, WI
  • The Ridge Hotel- Lake Geneva, WI
  • The Ritz Carlton – Chicago
  • The Rosemont Convention Center
  • The Shedd Aquarium
  • The Social Loft Event and Venue Space
  • The Standard Club – Chicago
  • The United Center
  • The Westin – Itasca
  • The Wild Onion
  • The Winnetka Women’s Club
  • Twin Orchard Country Club
  • Westin Northshore – Wheeling
  • Westin O’Hare – Rosemont
  • WhirlyBall – Libertyville
  • Windy City Fieldhouse
  • Windy City Fieldhouse
  • Womens Club Of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • Wrigley Field
  • Wyndham Glenview Suites

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