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.
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.
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 fascinate the budget and budget management, wedding to do timeline management and make wedding vendor recommendations. We will also 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 custom 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.