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Liven It Up Events

Chicago , IL
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561 W. Diversey Parkway, Suite 215
Chicago, IL 60614 US (map)

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773-727-4929

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ABOUT US

About Liven It Up Events

Liven It Up Events crafts boutique weddings, corporate affairs, and social soirees. Focusing on each facet of event creation-traditional and... Read more
About Liven It Up Events

Liven It Up Events crafts boutique weddings, corporate affairs, and social soirees. Focusing on each facet of event creation-traditional and contemporary settings, flowers, food, wine, music and a myriad of other details- we assemble these parts to build a memorable event. We take the time to tailor the look and the feel of the event to match your vision. Guided by your wishes and our expertise, we are dedicated to make your event come to life.

About Your Planning Team

The Liven It Up Events Team is made up of a collection of experienced and seasoned Event Planners. Coming from different backgrounds, each planner brings a unique perspective to the table, but all of us have the same goal: to create the event that you envision. When you engage with Liven It Up, you’ll benefit from working with a primary planner, as well as knowing that the planners work together to support one another and bring fresh ideas to your event. Whether working in a contemporary venue or traditional hotel, in the end, the team will craft and plan a memorable and meaningful event for you. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-Of Coordination, Event Design, Full Planning, Partial Planning, Timelines, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Double Weddings, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
6

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Anthony and his team are fantastic! Hiring him was the best decision we made. He is infinitely patient, extremely resourceful and hard-working, and always responsive to every email and phone call. From our very first meeting, Anthony made the whole process as seamless as possible, and much less stressful than it otherwise would have been. He understood what we were going for very early on, and was able to translate that vision into a reality that was even better better than we could've hoped for. We were blown away by how beautiful our wedding was, and got so many compliments on all aspects of the day, from the decor, food and band, to the flow of the night. The best part was that we were able to sit back and enjoy it knowing that we wouldn't have to worry about a thing. I can't recommend him enough. If you want to stay sane while planning your wedding, Anthony and Liven It Up Events is the way to go!
Anthony and his team are fantastic! Hiring him was the best decision we made. He is infinitely patient, extremely Read more...
Anthony and his team are fantastic! Hiring him was the best decision we made. He is infinitely patient, extremely resourceful and hard-working, and always responsive to every email and phone call. From our very first meeting, Anthony made the whole process as seamless as possible, and much less stressful than it otherwise would have been. He understood what we were going for very early on, and was able to translate that vision into a reality that was even better better than we could've hoped for. We were blown away by how beautiful our wedding was, and got so many compliments on all aspects of the day, from the decor, food and band, to the flow of the night. The best part was that we were able to sit back and enjoy it knowing that we wouldn't have to worry about a thing. I can't recommend him enough. If you want to stay sane while planning your wedding, Anthony and Liven It Up Events is the way to go! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Anthony and his team from Liven’ It Up Events were flawless. From the first time we spoke with him (months in advance of our wedding), to the last time we saw him, he always had a great attitude – extremely professional and able to relate on a personal and emotional level. As any bride can attest, planning your wedding is such a detailed and stressful process. Anthony and his team at Liven’ It Up Events were always there to provide a gentle, guiding hand, in working through the process. Come the day of the wedding, there are no other words to describe Anthony and Kim, other than invaluable. They arrived earlier than expected and tied bow ties, wrangled the bridal party, gathered the jewelry and I’m sure a dozen other things we’re not aware of. At the reception, they kept everything on time, brought us food and drinks and made sure that everything was perfect. What we’re trying to get at is Anthony and his team are worth every penny and then some. They are true professionals in every sense of the word and we can’t even begin to imagine what our day would have been like without them.
Anthony and his team from Liven’ It Up Events were flawless. From the first time we spoke with him (months in advance of Read more...
Anthony and his team from Liven’ It Up Events were flawless. From the first time we spoke with him (months in advance of our wedding), to the last time we saw him, he always had a great attitude – extremely professional and able to relate on a personal and emotional level. As any bride can attest, planning your wedding is such a detailed and stressful process. Anthony and his team at Liven’ It Up Events were always there to provide a gentle, guiding hand, in working through the process. Come the day of the wedding, there are no other words to describe Anthony and Kim, other than invaluable. They arrived earlier than expected and tied bow ties, wrangled the bridal party, gathered the jewelry and I’m sure a dozen other things we’re not aware of. At the reception, they kept everything on time, brought us food and drinks and made sure that everything was perfect. What we’re trying to get at is Anthony and his team are worth every penny and then some. They are true professionals in every sense of the word and we can’t even begin to imagine what our day would have been like without them. Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
7/16/2016
5.0/5.0
Lisa Wandel was the coordinator for our July wedding at the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was AWESOME! She was very organized and kept working around our very tight timeline. She even got our band to play without a break because we were behind schedule. I would 100% recommend her. She took a lot of the stress off my husband and I.
Lisa Wandel was the coordinator for our July wedding at the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was AWESOME! Read more...
Lisa Wandel was the coordinator for our July wedding at the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was AWESOME! She was very organized and kept working around our very tight timeline. She even got our band to play without a break because we were behind schedule. I would 100% recommend her. She took a lot of the stress off my husband and I. Read less
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Jiesi
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
We had Misha who did a partial planning service for our wedding and we could not be more satisfied! On our first meeting, she was courteous, kind, and it's hard to explain, but she just got us. I never felt uncomfortable speaking to her about my concerns and always turned to her for advice when I was unsure about a decision. The best part of it all - she was honest. I knew that whatever she recommended was because it was truly the best decision, not because it was better/more convenient for her. She streamlined all the communications with my multiple vendors and my stress level the weeks leading up to the wedding (which I hear is intense) was little to none at all! One the day of, all I had to do was make sure my girls were having a wonderful time, that I had a glass of bubbly in hand, and to just relax and take in the special day. Seriously - Misha (and her assistant Jen) took care of EVERYTHING. I truly could not imagine what I would have done without her and what seemed like an extraneous spend turned out to be one of the best decisions I could have made to make our wedding the most memorable/stress-free/epic day ever. I cannot say thank you enough to Misha and Jen and would (and have) recommended her to anyone that is planning a wedding and willing to listen. If you're unsure about getting a planner, do yourself a favor and just do it. I promise that in the end, the cost is 100% worth it - after all, it's a once in a lifetime day and with Misha by your side, your memories and experience will be the same!
We had Misha who did a partial planning service for our wedding and we could not be more satisfied! On our first meeting, Read more...
We had Misha who did a partial planning service for our wedding and we could not be more satisfied! On our first meeting, she was courteous, kind, and it's hard to explain, but she just got us. I never felt uncomfortable speaking to her about my concerns and always turned to her for advice when I was unsure about a decision. The best part of it all - she was honest. I knew that whatever she recommended was because it was truly the best decision, not because it was better/more convenient for her. She streamlined all the communications with my multiple vendors and my stress level the weeks leading up to the wedding (which I hear is intense) was little to none at all! One the day of, all I had to do was make sure my girls were having a wonderful time, that I had a glass of bubbly in hand, and to just relax and take in the special day. Seriously - Misha (and her assistant Jen) took care of EVERYTHING. I truly could not imagine what I would have done without her and what seemed like an extraneous spend turned out to be one of the best decisions I could have made to make our wedding the most memorable/stress-free/epic day ever. I cannot say thank you enough to Misha and Jen and would (and have) recommended her to anyone that is planning a wedding and willing to listen. If you're unsure about getting a planner, do yourself a favor and just do it. I promise that in the end, the cost is 100% worth it - after all, it's a once in a lifetime day and with Misha by your side, your memories and experience will be the same! Read less
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Joseph
Wedding:
10/24/2015
4.8/5.0
We had the privilege of Misha being our wedding day-of coordinator. She was extremely helpful and proactive handling things behind the scenes that we did not even know had popped up. The day of, her assistant and her were awesome... and I mean awesome. Literally everything went off without the slightest hitch and she kept us on a strict timetable in order to maximize the dinner/dancing.

Putting on a complicated wedding is a team sport and Misha is 100% a team player, everyone (florists, band, venue, etc.) loved working with her and you can see why she is so well thought of in the industry.

I have recommended her to a few friends already and will continue to do so in the future.
We had the privilege of Misha being our wedding day-of coordinator. She was extremely helpful and proactive handling Read more...
We had the privilege of Misha being our wedding day-of coordinator. She was extremely helpful and proactive handling things behind the scenes that we did not even know had popped up. The day of, her assistant and her were awesome... and I mean awesome. Literally everything went off without the slightest hitch and she kept us on a strict timetable in order to maximize the dinner/dancing.

Putting on a complicated wedding is a team sport and Misha is 100% a team player, everyone (florists, band, venue, etc.) loved working with her and you can see why she is so well thought of in the industry.

I have recommended her to a few friends already and will continue to do so in the future. Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
With weddings being as expensive as they are, it can be overwhelming to know where to spend and where to save. I'm happy to say that working with Lisa at Liven It Up was some of the best money we spent! We were primarily looking for someone who could take care of things for us on the wedding day so we could sit back, relax, and enjoy everything we'd spent so much time planning. With that in mind, we chose the 'day of' package, which proved to be so much more than just assistance on the wedding day. Throughout our months of planning Lisa was responsive and available, providing helpful guidance on decisions we were clueless about. Working with Liven It Up also came with the advantage of having a trusted source familiar with the wedding industry to provide vendor recommendations. It was also nice to hear our other vendors recognize Liven It Up and be comfortable working with them. And of course, it was wonderful to have Lisa and Kacie with us throughout the day to handle everything from issues with vendor parking to extending the DJ and bar. Again, we were very pleased with our overall experience with Lisa and Liven It Up and would recommend them to anyone!
With weddings being as expensive as they are, it can be overwhelming to know where to spend and where to save. I'm happy Read more...
With weddings being as expensive as they are, it can be overwhelming to know where to spend and where to save. I'm happy to say that working with Lisa at Liven It Up was some of the best money we spent! We were primarily looking for someone who could take care of things for us on the wedding day so we could sit back, relax, and enjoy everything we'd spent so much time planning. With that in mind, we chose the 'day of' package, which proved to be so much more than just assistance on the wedding day. Throughout our months of planning Lisa was responsive and available, providing helpful guidance on decisions we were clueless about. Working with Liven It Up also came with the advantage of having a trusted source familiar with the wedding industry to provide vendor recommendations. It was also nice to hear our other vendors recognize Liven It Up and be comfortable working with them. And of course, it was wonderful to have Lisa and Kacie with us throughout the day to handle everything from issues with vendor parking to extending the DJ and bar. Again, we were very pleased with our overall experience with Lisa and Liven It Up and would recommend them to anyone! Read less
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Dimitra
Wedding:
9/18/2015
5.0/5.0
Misha was absolutely incredible! With her by my side every step of the way, I didn't have to worry about anything. She helped us find amazing vendors, guided us in not overspending, gave me her honest opinions when I was indecisive and ensured everything went perfectly smooth on our wedding day! She has a wonderful calming nature about her that made her so easy to work with-everyone loved her! Needless to say, I would highly recommend Misha to anyone.
Misha was absolutely incredible! With her by my side every step of the way, I didn't have to worry about anything. She Read more...
Misha was absolutely incredible! With her by my side every step of the way, I didn't have to worry about anything. She helped us find amazing vendors, guided us in not overspending, gave me her honest opinions when I was indecisive and ensured everything went perfectly smooth on our wedding day! She has a wonderful calming nature about her that made her so easy to work with-everyone loved her! Needless to say, I would highly recommend Misha to anyone. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
8/29/2015
5.0/5.0
Where do I start?! Misha Newgren at Liven It Up Events is absolutely incredible. She is poised, professional, knowledgeable, and kind. Her calm demeanor and organization helped make the day go so smoothly. I cannot recommend her enough.

A bit more info - we decided to go with the deluxe day of coordinator package. Misha looked over our vendor contracts, joined us at floral appointments, and was quick to answer any question we emailed her. Misha always gave us honest advice and opinions about vendors, which I found extremely helpful. And on the day of the wedding, Misha helped with everything - organizing the floral delivery, getting us to the church on time, managing the buses for our guests, ensuring the reception kept to the schedule, and was there a second after my bustle broke with safety pins. She can do it all.

Misha knows the Chicago wedding market and has incredibly solid relationships in the industry. I have recommended Misha to every one of my friends who is engaged. Thank you for everything, Misha!
Where do I start?! Misha Newgren at Liven It Up Events is absolutely incredible. She is poised, professional, Read more...
Where do I start?! Misha Newgren at Liven It Up Events is absolutely incredible. She is poised, professional, knowledgeable, and kind. Her calm demeanor and organization helped make the day go so smoothly. I cannot recommend her enough.

A bit more info - we decided to go with the deluxe day of coordinator package. Misha looked over our vendor contracts, joined us at floral appointments, and was quick to answer any question we emailed her. Misha always gave us honest advice and opinions about vendors, which I found extremely helpful. And on the day of the wedding, Misha helped with everything - organizing the floral delivery, getting us to the church on time, managing the buses for our guests, ensuring the reception kept to the schedule, and was there a second after my bustle broke with safety pins. She can do it all.

Misha knows the Chicago wedding market and has incredibly solid relationships in the industry. I have recommended Misha to every one of my friends who is engaged. Thank you for everything, Misha! Read less
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Valerie
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Misha Newgren was phenomenal! She was very organized, led us thru the planning process step by step. She attended to our every need. Every vendor that she recommended was excellent. I have two more daughters and when they are ready to plan their weddings, the first person I will call is Misha.
Misha Newgren was phenomenal! She was very organized, led us thru the planning process step by step. She attended to our Read more...
Misha Newgren was phenomenal! She was very organized, led us thru the planning process step by step. She attended to our every need. Every vendor that she recommended was excellent. I have two more daughters and when they are ready to plan their weddings, the first person I will call is Misha. Read less
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Christen
Wedding:
7/3/2015
5.0/5.0
Lisa was our Day of Coordinator for our Chicago wedding and we could not thank her enough for everything she did to make our day go so smoothly. She is the perfect combination of business, organization, fun and energy. She knows when to be serious and when to step in but never loses sight of the fact that you are celebrating the most important day of your life. She asks the right questions and knows how to get the information she needs to make sure she gets the job done right. At times, I find myself looking back at the day wondering how x, y, or z was done and then I think "I'm sure Lisa took care of it! It must have been Lisa." She was a true pleasure to work with! I would recommend her to anyone!
Lisa was our Day of Coordinator for our Chicago wedding and we could not thank her enough for everything she did to make Read more...
Lisa was our Day of Coordinator for our Chicago wedding and we could not thank her enough for everything she did to make our day go so smoothly. She is the perfect combination of business, organization, fun and energy. She knows when to be serious and when to step in but never loses sight of the fact that you are celebrating the most important day of your life. She asks the right questions and knows how to get the information she needs to make sure she gets the job done right. At times, I find myself looking back at the day wondering how x, y, or z was done and then I think "I'm sure Lisa took care of it! It must have been Lisa." She was a true pleasure to work with! I would recommend her to anyone! Read less
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