Engaging Events is based in Chicago but we do full wedding & design coordination in the Midwest and all over the world. What's our secret? Strong organizational and negotiating skills, ability to multitask gracefully under pressure, and appreciation for the art of customer service. Those are invaluable in working with vendors, staying within a budget, and creating beautiful, flawless events for our clients. And we like to have fun doing so in the process!

Our goal is to make each event feel effortless, organic and utterly memorable -- and carefully thought-out, behind-the-scenes planning is the only way to make this a reality for our couples.

Full Wedding Planning and Design

We work closely with you and your fiancé and family every step of the way, creating a unique wedding celebration that reflects who you are as a couple. From finding the perfect location for your reception to setting your wedding budget and securing the perfect team of vendors, each detail is carefully managed as we orchestrate your perfect day.  Pricing begins at $8,500.

  • Wedding venue selection

  • Vendor selection and referrals

  • Budgeting and budget management

  • Project and wedding planning management

  • Creative direction: design and styling services

  • Detailed wedding design plan

  • Hotel blocks and transportation management

  • Schedule and attend all wedding meetings

  • Weekend logistics and event management on the weekend of the wedding

See examples of Chicago wedding planning by Engaging Events.

Partial Planning

This is for the couple that still wants help from a professional wedding planner but wants to do some of the planning on their own. We will help set the budget and budget management, wedding timeline management and make wedding vendor recommendations. We will be with you throughout the planning process as a sounding board. This also includes being there on the weekend of the event for event logistics and management. We are happy to tailor this package for your needs.

Destination Wedding PLANNING 

Do you dream of a getting married and having a Caribbean beach wedding, a wedding in the lush rainforest of Costa Rica or the rolling hills of Ireland as your backdrop? Ali Phillips can help you make that happen. As one of the best destination wedding planners in the country, we are there for any of your destination wedding needs. Planning from afar can be daunting, but our experience working in over 30 countries and navigating the unique details of destination events will make the process stress-free and fun for you and your fiance. Where do you want to go? Our passports are ready!

Event Management (aka Day-of Wedding Planning)

Have most of the planning complete and want someone to help you wrap up the details and help you on the wedding weekend? We offer "day-of wedding planning" in Chicago, which we like to call event management. We jump in two months out from your wedding day to work with you on your final to-do list and be your right hand leading up to your wedding day. We'll be there with you on the wedding day to send you down the aisle, make sure the day is perfect and your family and friends can relax and enjoy and send you off to your honeymoon suite with maximum joy and minimum stress.

Please email us to get more detailed information on our packages and pricing and set up a time to meet in person!