Meet Ali Phillips - Chicago Wedding Planner

Ali Phillips is a Chicago wedding planner and the President and Chief Wedding Orchestrator of Engaging Events by Ali, Inc. 

Ali is a recognized leader in the wedding and event industry. She was named an top A-List Destination Planner by Destination Weddings & Honeymoons magazine and has been named one of the Favorites Chicago Wedding Planners by Chicago Magazine and was named one of Chicago’s favorite wedding planners by Brides magazine. Ali has planned over 350 weddings in Chicago and some of them taking place all over the world, including Los Cabos, Turks and Caicos, Costa Rica, Napa, Fiji, England, Ireland and South Africa.  

Ali brings her kindness, positive attitude, her passion for logistically detailed events and proactive approach to all of her events, making the experience both seamless and enjoyable for her clients. 

In her personal life, Ali gives back by mentoring aspiring event professionals and speaking at many college campuses and conferences, and by volunteering her time with charities she supports. 

When Ali is not straightening linens or placing menu cards on the table, you can find her boating on Lake Michigan, at a Soul Cycle class, practicing hot yoga, or traveling the world searching for the perfect rum punch!

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My Beliefs

  • I believe that life is meant to be celebrated with family and friends!

  • Kindness always wins!

  • There is no problem that does not have many positive solutions.

  • It is about the journey as much as the destination!

  • Laughter makes the world go round!

  • I believe we should always have beautiful flowers, great food and the perfect cocktail and I love a good dance party!

Ali's favorite wedding day moment? 

Just before the the couple goes down the aisle. This moment makes me so happy to know they are walking down the aisle to marry their best friend!