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la di events

Chicago , IL
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Chicago, IL 60601 US (map)

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815-739-5234

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la di events is a full service Wedding and Event Planning firm. Whether you are planning a lavish wedding, corporate event, or a small social gathering count on us to take your ideas and... Read more
la di events is a full service Wedding and Event Planning firm. Whether you are planning a lavish wedding, corporate event, or a small social gathering count on us to take your ideas and make them reality.

la di events owner, Amanda Burdick, began her journey as a wedding and event consultant after planning various family weddings and events. She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a degree in Marketing and a certified professional wedding planner through The Wedding Planning Institute.


Our packages are designed to give you just the amount of assistance that you need. You can be totally hands on in the planning, or sit back, relax and not lift a finger. After all, our motto is “Let Amanda Do It!” Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning

REVIEWS

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Elaina
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Michelle was extremely organized and kept track of small details for our wedding. She made sure everything stayed on schedule naturally without being pushy or stern. She is super friendly and a joy to work with. She handled correspondence and confirmations with our vendors; set up decorations, favors, appetizers, and more; and helped break down and organize everything at the end of the night. La Di Events knows what they're doing when it comes to weddings, and coordinator Michelle Ruby is great!
Michelle was extremely organized and kept track of small details for our wedding. She made sure everything stayed on Read more...
Michelle was extremely organized and kept track of small details for our wedding. She made sure everything stayed on schedule naturally without being pushy or stern. She is super friendly and a joy to work with. She handled correspondence and confirmations with our vendors; set up decorations, favors, appetizers, and more; and helped break down and organize everything at the end of the night. La Di Events knows what they're doing when it comes to weddings, and coordinator Michelle Ruby is great! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
5/9/2014
5.0/5.0
There is absolutely NO WAY we would have been able to pull off this wedding without Amanda. It wasn't particularly huge or elaborate, but there were just so many details we didn't even know about that she helped us through! My new husband and I repeatedly left our meeting with her asking "How on earth were we going to do this without her?!?!"

We got the "Day Of" coordination package, which included 3 meetings (including the initial consultation), rehearsal, wedding, and constant email contact. We could have had more phone meetings, but everything was handled perfectly via email, so I didn't even need the phone meetings! She walked through every tiny detail and taught us a lot - even kept me calm during some our crazy moments! She wrangled the vendors, kept in touch (but not overwhelmingly so), and set up everything beautifully! We had an EXTREMELY detailed timeline for the entire wedding day, and she kept everyone calm and on track. Our families were incredibly appreciative, to say the least.

On the day of our wedding, we were both able to sit back and enjoy, which is absolutely priceless. I cannot recommend Amanda enough!
There is absolutely NO WAY we would have been able to pull off this wedding without Amanda. It wasn't particularly huge or Read more...
There is absolutely NO WAY we would have been able to pull off this wedding without Amanda. It wasn't particularly huge or elaborate, but there were just so many details we didn't even know about that she helped us through! My new husband and I repeatedly left our meeting with her asking "How on earth were we going to do this without her?!?!"

We got the "Day Of" coordination package, which included 3 meetings (including the initial consultation), rehearsal, wedding, and constant email contact. We could have had more phone meetings, but everything was handled perfectly via email, so I didn't even need the phone meetings! She walked through every tiny detail and taught us a lot - even kept me calm during some our crazy moments! She wrangled the vendors, kept in touch (but not overwhelmingly so), and set up everything beautifully! We had an EXTREMELY detailed timeline for the entire wedding day, and she kept everyone calm and on track. Our families were incredibly appreciative, to say the least.

On the day of our wedding, we were both able to sit back and enjoy, which is absolutely priceless. I cannot recommend Amanda enough! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Amanda and her team did a great job of keeping my wedding day running smoothly. She was very organized, followed up with the vendors, made sure all the vendors showed up on time, and ensured that the set up of the venue was completed on time and to my specifications.
Amanda and her team did a great job of keeping my wedding day running smoothly. She was very organized, followed up with Read more...
Amanda and her team did a great job of keeping my wedding day running smoothly. She was very organized, followed up with the vendors, made sure all the vendors showed up on time, and ensured that the set up of the venue was completed on time and to my specifications. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Amanda with LaDi Events was a great wedding planner. She helped me with all the steps along the way. I was worried I wasn't going to be able to enjoy my wedding day because I would be too worried about organizing but Amanda did it all for me. She was GREAT!
Amanda with LaDi Events was a great wedding planner. She helped me with all the steps along the way. I was worried I Read more...
Amanda with LaDi Events was a great wedding planner. She helped me with all the steps along the way. I was worried I wasn't going to be able to enjoy my wedding day because I would be too worried about organizing but Amanda did it all for me. She was GREAT! Read less
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Mike
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Amanda at La Di Events has to absolutely be the best Wedding Planner in the business. We could not have done our wedding without her. She gave us way more than our expectations and we would have gladly paid her double what she charged us. She was involved in helping with every detail of our wedding and the wedding came out perfect. We have gotten do many compliments about our wedding.

What better review can you give? I would recommend her 200%. As I write other reviews on this site for our vendors it makes me appreciate Amanda even more as she recommended or provided a list of options that included basically all of them. Thanks so much to Amanda!
Amanda at La Di Events has to absolutely be the best Wedding Planner in the business. We could not have done our wedding Read more...
Amanda at La Di Events has to absolutely be the best Wedding Planner in the business. We could not have done our wedding without her. She gave us way more than our expectations and we would have gladly paid her double what she charged us. She was involved in helping with every detail of our wedding and the wedding came out perfect. We have gotten do many compliments about our wedding.

What better review can you give? I would recommend her 200%. As I write other reviews on this site for our vendors it makes me appreciate Amanda even more as she recommended or provided a list of options that included basically all of them. Thanks so much to Amanda! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
9/1/2012
1.2/5.0
I am disappointed in the services received. I did not get much for my money. As soon as we started working with Amanda, we specified exactly what she was going to help with for the wedding. My biggest need was for overall design insight since we were starting with a blank slate. There was no help with this. Budget planning was listed in our contract. We never even talked about the budget... It was the same situation with DJ, transportation, caterer, florist, etc. I did the work, but still had to pay for nonexistent help? Initially, we did not ceremony location help in the contract, but after I struggled to find a place, I reached out to Amanda for help. She provided a few places what wouldn’t even work for us (1 would hold a quarter of our guest list, one I had already told her I looked into and they wouldn’t do just a ceremony, etc). It was so frustrating I just found my own place. Even with the "help" of that e-mail that probably took 5 minutes of research she still charged us an extra $200! One of her responsibilities for the reception was to get limes and cut them up for the bars. We found the bag of limes the next day shoved in a drawer. Another duty was to just make sure everything was going well and handle problems. There was an issue with the 2nd bar not being open for cocktail hour. I was getting pictures taken & was unaware of the problem but the logistics should have been handled by Amanda or her assistant. However, my guests had to take control & fix the problem. She did help some that day, but definitely not $2000 worth of help. Overall, Amanda is a very pleasant person, she is kind and makes you feel like she can and will help you in your wedding planning process. However, looking back, I don't feel like I received much direction, ideas, or support. I am disgusted with what I paid. It may have been more worthwhile to only hire her as a 'day of' coordinator because she was helpful for most of the wedding day, but definitely not throughout the process
I am disappointed in the services received. I did not get much for my money. As soon as we started working with Amanda, we Read more...
I am disappointed in the services received. I did not get much for my money. As soon as we started working with Amanda, we specified exactly what she was going to help with for the wedding. My biggest need was for overall design insight since we were starting with a blank slate. There was no help with this. Budget planning was listed in our contract. We never even talked about the budget... It was the same situation with DJ, transportation, caterer, florist, etc. I did the work, but still had to pay for nonexistent help? Initially, we did not ceremony location help in the contract, but after I struggled to find a place, I reached out to Amanda for help. She provided a few places what wouldn’t even work for us (1 would hold a quarter of our guest list, one I had already told her I looked into and they wouldn’t do just a ceremony, etc). It was so frustrating I just found my own place. Even with the "help" of that e-mail that probably took 5 minutes of research she still charged us an extra $200! One of her responsibilities for the reception was to get limes and cut them up for the bars. We found the bag of limes the next day shoved in a drawer. Another duty was to just make sure everything was going well and handle problems. There was an issue with the 2nd bar not being open for cocktail hour. I was getting pictures taken & was unaware of the problem but the logistics should have been handled by Amanda or her assistant. However, my guests had to take control & fix the problem. She did help some that day, but definitely not $2000 worth of help. Overall, Amanda is a very pleasant person, she is kind and makes you feel like she can and will help you in your wedding planning process. However, looking back, I don't feel like I received much direction, ideas, or support. I am disgusted with what I paid. It may have been more worthwhile to only hire her as a 'day of' coordinator because she was helpful for most of the wedding day, but definitely not throughout the process Read less
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la di events responded with the following comments:

Megan,
Thank you for your feedback. We’re sorry your expectations were not met. We take all reviews seriously, and use this information to improve. I am sorry we were unaware of your dissatisfaction during the planning process. We would have loved to discuss this along the way. I would be more than happy to speak with you further regarding your dissatisfaction.

At La Di Events we pride ourselves in making our clients planning process smooth and stress free. We would be more than happy to provide references to any potential clients.

Please feel free to contact me directly.

Amanda Burdick
Owner
La Di Events
815-739-5234
amanda@ladievents.com
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Sadie-Jean
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Very professional, great attention to detail, very accommodating! Couldn't have done our wedding without la di events! Highly recommend.
Very professional, great attention to detail, very accommodating! Couldn't have done our wedding without la di events! Read more...
Very professional, great attention to detail, very accommodating! Couldn't have done our wedding without la di events! Highly recommend. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Planning a wedding in Chicago from Los Angeles is not an easy feat. Thank goodness there are planners out there like Amanda Burdick at La'Di Events! That said, trying to find a planner when your across the country is not easy either.

I had phone interviews with countless planners, but when I spoke with Amanda, it was instant. She was easy to talk to, new what I was looking for, comforting and willing to help.

I only hired Amanda for "Partial Planning" services, but really feel that she was there for everything. She offered personalized assistance, assisted in vendor selection and offered opinions/suggestions where necessary, attended tastings, contracted transportation on our behalf, scheduled & mapped out an entire "planning day" while we were in town, and removed stress where necessary. Can't thank her enough for that!

Amanda was an absolute pleasure to work with! In fact, I am bummed that the wedding is over because I don't get to work with her anymore.
Planning a wedding in Chicago from Los Angeles is not an easy feat. Thank goodness there are planners out there like Read more...
Planning a wedding in Chicago from Los Angeles is not an easy feat. Thank goodness there are planners out there like Amanda Burdick at La'Di Events! That said, trying to find a planner when your across the country is not easy either.

I had phone interviews with countless planners, but when I spoke with Amanda, it was instant. She was easy to talk to, new what I was looking for, comforting and willing to help.

I only hired Amanda for "Partial Planning" services, but really feel that she was there for everything. She offered personalized assistance, assisted in vendor selection and offered opinions/suggestions where necessary, attended tastings, contracted transportation on our behalf, scheduled & mapped out an entire "planning day" while we were in town, and removed stress where necessary. Can't thank her enough for that!

Amanda was an absolute pleasure to work with! In fact, I am bummed that the wedding is over because I don't get to work with her anymore. Read less
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Tarah
Wedding:
8/12/2011
5.0/5.0
If I really got into details, this review would be several pages long, so I'm trying to keep this brief. La Di events is undoubtedly the way to go for your wedding planning/coordination. Simply AMAZING.

We were lucky enough to work with Amanda and Jessica for our day-of coordination. This proved to be probably the best decision of our wedding planning. We had done a lot of things on our own, including centerpieces and flowers, and this meant we had put these wonderful ladies in charge of a lot of tiny details. (We had a 25-page document with instructions on the specific centerpieces and arrangements- talk about crazy!) They didn't hesitate at all, and were always positive and eager to help. Thanks to this dynamic duo, we found everything even more beautiful that we had anticipated.

Here's a quick overview of everything they did for us in addition to the centerpieces: they helped orchestrate transportation for guests, managed final payments for vendors, ran the rehearsal, set up the overall timeline for the day and communicated it with all of our vendors, met with us on two occasions to plan ahead of time, and more tiny details that you don't even know you would have had to worry about! It was incredible, and having la di events take care of our day-of coordination left us able to enjoy and soak in every moment of our big day.

I am an incredibly stressed-out person in every day life, but thanks to Amanda and Jessica, I didn't feel any bit of stress. That right there make them worth any sum.
If I really got into details, this review would be several pages long, so I'm trying to keep this brief. La Di events is Read more...
If I really got into details, this review would be several pages long, so I'm trying to keep this brief. La Di events is undoubtedly the way to go for your wedding planning/coordination. Simply AMAZING.

We were lucky enough to work with Amanda and Jessica for our day-of coordination. This proved to be probably the best decision of our wedding planning. We had done a lot of things on our own, including centerpieces and flowers, and this meant we had put these wonderful ladies in charge of a lot of tiny details. (We had a 25-page document with instructions on the specific centerpieces and arrangements- talk about crazy!) They didn't hesitate at all, and were always positive and eager to help. Thanks to this dynamic duo, we found everything even more beautiful that we had anticipated.

Here's a quick overview of everything they did for us in addition to the centerpieces: they helped orchestrate transportation for guests, managed final payments for vendors, ran the rehearsal, set up the overall timeline for the day and communicated it with all of our vendors, met with us on two occasions to plan ahead of time, and more tiny details that you don't even know you would have had to worry about! It was incredible, and having la di events take care of our day-of coordination left us able to enjoy and soak in every moment of our big day.

I am an incredibly stressed-out person in every day life, but thanks to Amanda and Jessica, I didn't feel any bit of stress. That right there make them worth any sum. Read less
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STBMrsP
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
If anything went wrong on our day, I still do not know about it! Amanda and her team helped make everything run smoothly the entire day. She attended our rehearsal so she would know how the ceremony would run (the church coordinator ran our rehearsal). They were there whenever I needed them, she packed up our gifts in the car before leaving for the night. Overall, she was one of the best decisions I made and I'm so glad I hired her.
If anything went wrong on our day, I still do not know about it! Amanda and her team helped make everything run smoothly Read more...
If anything went wrong on our day, I still do not know about it! Amanda and her team helped make everything run smoothly the entire day. She attended our rehearsal so she would know how the ceremony would run (the church coordinator ran our rehearsal). They were there whenever I needed them, she packed up our gifts in the car before leaving for the night. Overall, she was one of the best decisions I made and I'm so glad I hired her. Read less
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