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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 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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Grace Kim
Wedding:
4/18/2015
5.0/5.0
I just got married this past weekend (April 18) and I just could not wait to say these words about Misha and Liven It Up Events. AMAZING!!!!!

Misha will have your back. She will be there for you when you need her. She is unbelievably professional and organized. SHE GETS THINGS DONE. If you really really want something, she will move heaven and earth to make it happen. But she's also pragmatic and will hammer down a realistic wedding schedule to make sure the important stuff you need gets done.

Misha is warm, incredibly knowledgeable and she is genuinely excited for you and your wedding day.

For those who are on the fence of hiring a wedding planner - DO IT (Misha was my day-of wedding planner). EMBRACE your wedding day. You want to occupy yourself with thoughts of your future spouse and taking this monumental step together. You don't want to clutter your mind with thoughts about whether the caterer is setting up on time or whether the officiant knows where he's supposed to be and when. Liven It Up Events takes care of EVERYTHING and will make sure you don't have to worry about ANYTHING. On my wedding morning I was sipping my mimosa, laughing with my bridesmaids and getting my hair/make up done. A great way to start the day!

Even if you have a ton of friends helping out with the wedding there has to be a point person to smoothly coordinate everything without the bride even knowing about it. I swear, LIVEN IT UP will have your back so that you can enjoy getting married!!!!
I just got married this past weekend (April 18) and I just could not wait to say these words about Misha and Liven It Up Read more...
I just got married this past weekend (April 18) and I just could not wait to say these words about Misha and Liven It Up Events. AMAZING!!!!!

Misha will have your back. She will be there for you when you need her. She is unbelievably professional and organized. SHE GETS THINGS DONE. If you really really want something, she will move heaven and earth to make it happen. But she's also pragmatic and will hammer down a realistic wedding schedule to make sure the important stuff you need gets done.

Misha is warm, incredibly knowledgeable and she is genuinely excited for you and your wedding day.

For those who are on the fence of hiring a wedding planner - DO IT (Misha was my day-of wedding planner). EMBRACE your wedding day. You want to occupy yourself with thoughts of your future spouse and taking this monumental step together. You don't want to clutter your mind with thoughts about whether the caterer is setting up on time or whether the officiant knows where he's supposed to be and when. Liven It Up Events takes care of EVERYTHING and will make sure you don't have to worry about ANYTHING. On my wedding morning I was sipping my mimosa, laughing with my bridesmaids and getting my hair/make up done. A great way to start the day!

Even if you have a ton of friends helping out with the wedding there has to be a point person to smoothly coordinate everything without the bride even knowing about it. I swear, LIVEN IT UP will have your back so that you can enjoy getting married!!!! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Anthony and his team are amazing! I think the only mistake we made with him was not letting him plan the entire thing. Anthony worked tirelessly to make our wedding successful. He calmed us down when we were stressed out, he was flexible to what we wanted, and he knew when to tell us our ideas weren't going to work. I consider myself a very organized person but on the day of the wedding Anthony was always ahead of the game and I didn't have to worry about anything. Also, he made our venue decorations look incredible. I showed him the look I wanted with a complicated space and he made it come to life and we received a ton of complements. We even planned our wedding from SF for a Chicago wedding which added to the complexity. He also always recommended vendors within our budget. We both loved working with Anthony and his team!!
Anthony and his team are amazing! I think the only mistake we made with him was not letting him plan the entire thing. Read more...
Anthony and his team are amazing! I think the only mistake we made with him was not letting him plan the entire thing. Anthony worked tirelessly to make our wedding successful. He calmed us down when we were stressed out, he was flexible to what we wanted, and he knew when to tell us our ideas weren't going to work. I consider myself a very organized person but on the day of the wedding Anthony was always ahead of the game and I didn't have to worry about anything. Also, he made our venue decorations look incredible. I showed him the look I wanted with a complicated space and he made it come to life and we received a ton of complements. We even planned our wedding from SF for a Chicago wedding which added to the complexity. He also always recommended vendors within our budget. We both loved working with Anthony and his team!! Read less
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Carla
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
OMG ladies!! Go to Anthony!!! Period end of discussion. Do not pass go! Do not collect 200 dollars!! I knew if nothing else I wanted to be able to enjoy my wedding and not stress about little things! And thanks to Anthony I was able to do that! He helped to guide me through the process of planning and kept my budget and vision in mind at all times. Thanks to Anthony my wedding day an absolute dream come true! He was everywhere and on hand not only the day of but every step of the way! He coordinated all of my vendors with his amazing day of timeline- I didn't have to worry about a thing! I would recommend him to anyone! He was so wonderful and I'm just sorry I don't have any more reasons to email him:)
OMG ladies!! Go to Anthony!!! Period end of discussion. Do not pass go! Do not collect 200 dollars!! I knew if nothing Read more...
OMG ladies!! Go to Anthony!!! Period end of discussion. Do not pass go! Do not collect 200 dollars!! I knew if nothing else I wanted to be able to enjoy my wedding and not stress about little things! And thanks to Anthony I was able to do that! He helped to guide me through the process of planning and kept my budget and vision in mind at all times. Thanks to Anthony my wedding day an absolute dream come true! He was everywhere and on hand not only the day of but every step of the way! He coordinated all of my vendors with his amazing day of timeline- I didn't have to worry about a thing! I would recommend him to anyone! He was so wonderful and I'm just sorry I don't have any more reasons to email him:) Read less
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Cara
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
If you're having a wedding in Chicago, you need to call Liven it Up Events. Where can I even start? I don't know what I would have done without them. My planner was Sally, and she was an absolute bridal life saver. They made the process smooth, connected me with all the best vendors, and did the leg work I needed. The flowers and the food were incredible. Breathtaking. And everything was coordinated the day of flawlessly. The venue was absolutely transformed into my dream, and the logistics of the day were executed in perfect timing. They made my wedding a success and they'll make yours one too!!!
If you're having a wedding in Chicago, you need to call Liven it Up Events. Where can I even start? I don't know what I Read more...
If you're having a wedding in Chicago, you need to call Liven it Up Events. Where can I even start? I don't know what I would have done without them. My planner was Sally, and she was an absolute bridal life saver. They made the process smooth, connected me with all the best vendors, and did the leg work I needed. The flowers and the food were incredible. Breathtaking. And everything was coordinated the day of flawlessly. The venue was absolutely transformed into my dream, and the logistics of the day were executed in perfect timing. They made my wedding a success and they'll make yours one too!!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/21/2014
5.0/5.0
If you desire a wedding planner who will absolutely make CERTAIN you get what you desire, hire Anthony Navarro and his team at Liven It UP! Events! Anthony is a ball of energy with a loving heart and a wry dose of classic Chicagoan sarcasm. He will hold your hand while you are stressing out about wedding day minutae with a sweetness and calmness only a PRO has. Anthony helped us with our wedding which we coordinated and successfully pulled together in 5 months at a luxurious venue for 98 guests! Anthony has cultivated wonderful relationships with MANY vendors throughout Chicagoland, so working with him and our caterer and florist and venue and photographer was a breeze! We hired Anthony because of his extremely prompt response time. To us, that is professionalism at it's finest in today's world! He was a funny, professional, calming presence on our wedding day and we couldn't have picked a better planner! WE LOVE ANTHONY and the Liven It UP! Events staff!
If you desire a wedding planner who will absolutely make CERTAIN you get what you desire, hire Anthony Navarro and his Read more...
If you desire a wedding planner who will absolutely make CERTAIN you get what you desire, hire Anthony Navarro and his team at Liven It UP! Events! Anthony is a ball of energy with a loving heart and a wry dose of classic Chicagoan sarcasm. He will hold your hand while you are stressing out about wedding day minutae with a sweetness and calmness only a PRO has. Anthony helped us with our wedding which we coordinated and successfully pulled together in 5 months at a luxurious venue for 98 guests! Anthony has cultivated wonderful relationships with MANY vendors throughout Chicagoland, so working with him and our caterer and florist and venue and photographer was a breeze! We hired Anthony because of his extremely prompt response time. To us, that is professionalism at it's finest in today's world! He was a funny, professional, calming presence on our wedding day and we couldn't have picked a better planner! WE LOVE ANTHONY and the Liven It UP! Events staff! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
My mom and I have said over and over again that dollar for dollar, Anthony was our best hire for my wedding on August 31 at the Field Museum.

We only needed a day-of coordinator, since we had pretty much hired all our vendors by the time we came to Anthony, but from the beginning, Anthony went above and beyond to answer all questions that came up along the way-- everything from where to get an MOB dress to whether it was necessary to put the year on the invitations. Anthony is the perfect balance of warm and professional; it's easy to see why he has literally written the book on being a wedding planner.

On the day of the wedding, I don't know what we would have done without Anthony. His timeline was perfect, and he was so on top of everything the whole day. I wasn't nervous or anxious (probably in part because he had everything so under control) but he repeatedly asked if I was okay, if I needed anything.

I can't say enough good things about Anthony and Liven It Up Events. Anyone getting married in Chicago should be fighting to hire him!
My mom and I have said over and over again that dollar for dollar, Anthony was our best hire for my wedding on August 31 Read more...
My mom and I have said over and over again that dollar for dollar, Anthony was our best hire for my wedding on August 31 at the Field Museum.

We only needed a day-of coordinator, since we had pretty much hired all our vendors by the time we came to Anthony, but from the beginning, Anthony went above and beyond to answer all questions that came up along the way-- everything from where to get an MOB dress to whether it was necessary to put the year on the invitations. Anthony is the perfect balance of warm and professional; it's easy to see why he has literally written the book on being a wedding planner.

On the day of the wedding, I don't know what we would have done without Anthony. His timeline was perfect, and he was so on top of everything the whole day. I wasn't nervous or anxious (probably in part because he had everything so under control) but he repeatedly asked if I was okay, if I needed anything.

I can't say enough good things about Anthony and Liven It Up Events. Anyone getting married in Chicago should be fighting to hire him! Read less
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Susanne
Wedding:
8/15/2014
5.0/5.0
During the course of planning our wedding at the Sofitel Hotel in Chicago, the hotel recommended Liven It Up Events for our "day of wedding coordinator" . We were very happy with the services provided by Liven It Up Events. In particular, our day of coordinator, Jackie Belzone, was a delight to work with and met my every expectation. She successfully stepped in a couple of weeks before the wedding and managed all of the remaining issues, coordinated all of the vendors, and ensured our wedding day was stress free. Jackie was excellent at remembering the small details during the set up of the event rooms and made some great recommendations on maximizing space. We were very happy we hired Jackie Belzone from Liven It Up!
During the course of planning our wedding at the Sofitel Hotel in Chicago, the hotel recommended Liven It Up Events for Read more...
During the course of planning our wedding at the Sofitel Hotel in Chicago, the hotel recommended Liven It Up Events for our "day of wedding coordinator" . We were very happy with the services provided by Liven It Up Events. In particular, our day of coordinator, Jackie Belzone, was a delight to work with and met my every expectation. She successfully stepped in a couple of weeks before the wedding and managed all of the remaining issues, coordinated all of the vendors, and ensured our wedding day was stress free. Jackie was excellent at remembering the small details during the set up of the event rooms and made some great recommendations on maximizing space. We were very happy we hired Jackie Belzone from Liven It Up! Read less
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Becca
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
If you want a fantastic wedding planner, look no further than Anthony Navarro at Liven It Up Events!!! We had an amazing experience working with Anthony and his team. Before we even hired him, he sat on the phone with me for 45 minutes explaining exactly how weddings at our venue (Cafe Brauer) worked. The other planners I interviewed wouldn't discuss much with me until we signed a contract. Anthony answered all my initial questions without even the mention of a contract!! I loved him from that moment on! There were so many logistics to coordinate between all the vendors for our wedding, and Anthony knew it all!! As our partial planner, he helped guide us along the planning process to choose vendors that would work well with us because he took the time to get to know us as a couple. Anthony did a fantastic job at replying to us quickly whenever we had questions or needed guidance. We were so pleased with every aspect of our wedding! It turned out to be everything we wanted and more! Anthony was the leader of what came to be known as our "Dream Team." We couldn't have done it without him. We would recommend Anthony and his team to any couple in the Chicago area looking to have a fantastic wedding experience! You won't regret it!!
If you want a fantastic wedding planner, look no further than Anthony Navarro at Liven It Up Events!!! We had an amazing Read more...
If you want a fantastic wedding planner, look no further than Anthony Navarro at Liven It Up Events!!! We had an amazing experience working with Anthony and his team. Before we even hired him, he sat on the phone with me for 45 minutes explaining exactly how weddings at our venue (Cafe Brauer) worked. The other planners I interviewed wouldn't discuss much with me until we signed a contract. Anthony answered all my initial questions without even the mention of a contract!! I loved him from that moment on! There were so many logistics to coordinate between all the vendors for our wedding, and Anthony knew it all!! As our partial planner, he helped guide us along the planning process to choose vendors that would work well with us because he took the time to get to know us as a couple. Anthony did a fantastic job at replying to us quickly whenever we had questions or needed guidance. We were so pleased with every aspect of our wedding! It turned out to be everything we wanted and more! Anthony was the leader of what came to be known as our "Dream Team." We couldn't have done it without him. We would recommend Anthony and his team to any couple in the Chicago area looking to have a fantastic wedding experience! You won't regret it!! Read less
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Shirley
Wedding:
10/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Liven It Up Events was a pleasure to work with. My husband and I hired Jackie Belzone as our wedding day coordinator, and she was fantastic. She was very professional, she was easy to contact, and she showed excellence in her work ethic. She told us from the beginning that her job is her passion and it was evident throughout her work. Jackie was very much on top of things, and she helped reassure us that our wedding weekend would go smoothly. At the same time, she was also flexible and made sure that our wedding day was going to go the way we wanted it. A month before our wedding day, Jackie took responsibility of contacting our vendors, and she made sure to cc my husband and I on all e-mails and kept us up-to-date on all conversations and important information. Our wedding weekend went so well, thanks to Jackie. She did a great job facilitating our wedding rehearsal- the time was used very efficiently, and our wedding day was perfect! There is not one thing my husband and I would've wanted differently. Jackie had told us if anything went wrong on our wedding day, we would never know about it, but I don't think anything went wrong! She had an assistant at our ceremony location and another assistant at our reception. She and her assistants updated us every once in a while that everything was going well, and they made sure that our wedding day events were on time and moving along with smooth transitions. Jackie represented Liven It Up Events well, and she performed her job with excellence. She was a pleasure to work with, and I would definitely recommend Liven It Up Events to friends.
Liven It Up Events was a pleasure to work with. My husband and I hired Jackie Belzone as our wedding day coordinator, and Read more...
Liven It Up Events was a pleasure to work with. My husband and I hired Jackie Belzone as our wedding day coordinator, and she was fantastic. She was very professional, she was easy to contact, and she showed excellence in her work ethic. She told us from the beginning that her job is her passion and it was evident throughout her work. Jackie was very much on top of things, and she helped reassure us that our wedding weekend would go smoothly. At the same time, she was also flexible and made sure that our wedding day was going to go the way we wanted it. A month before our wedding day, Jackie took responsibility of contacting our vendors, and she made sure to cc my husband and I on all e-mails and kept us up-to-date on all conversations and important information. Our wedding weekend went so well, thanks to Jackie. She did a great job facilitating our wedding rehearsal- the time was used very efficiently, and our wedding day was perfect! There is not one thing my husband and I would've wanted differently. Jackie had told us if anything went wrong on our wedding day, we would never know about it, but I don't think anything went wrong! She had an assistant at our ceremony location and another assistant at our reception. She and her assistants updated us every once in a while that everything was going well, and they made sure that our wedding day events were on time and moving along with smooth transitions. Jackie represented Liven It Up Events well, and she performed her job with excellence. She was a pleasure to work with, and I would definitely recommend Liven It Up Events to friends. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Anthony is fantastic!!! Whether you are looking for a day of planner or step by step help, Anthony is the perfect person!

I researched & contacted a dozen or so planners. Anthony stood out immediately, we hired Anthony for partial planning. Partial is a misleading word though, as he was there every step of the way & always had my best interests at heart!

Our venue did not have a vendor list so I could choose from hundreds of florists, DJ's, lighting, etc! In order to find the right vendors I would have spent weeks doing research & planning meetings. Instead, I contacted Anthony for his recommendations & it worked out perfectly! He would provide insight into various vendors that he loves to work with, have what I'm looking for, & also fit into my budget. I could always reach him & immediately get responses to all of my questions, he never made me feel like a crazy bride or that any question was dumb. He constantly exceeded our expectations & is a lot of fun to work with!

Anthony brings so much knowledge & experience to the table. He knows the details that you might not consider & is incredibly organized! Everything was so well thought out & organized that by the time our wedding day rolled around, there were no surprises & everything went incredibly smooth. Everyone said it was so nice to know Anthony was there for help, but that he was usually in the background instead of in everyone's face. He helped keep me from turning into a typical stressed out bride the day of our wedding, I'm certain I would have without his help & his calm attitude. My brother thanked him for keeping me sane.

All I can say is that if you are looking for a wedding planner, meet with Anthony, you will book him instantly!! He is such a pleasure to work with & is an invaluable resource that will make the planning process & the day of your wedding so much fun & easier! He deserves an unlimited amount of respect, gratitude & review stars! I will refer him to everyone!
Anthony is fantastic!!! Whether you are looking for a day of planner or step by step help, Anthony is the perfect Read more...
Anthony is fantastic!!! Whether you are looking for a day of planner or step by step help, Anthony is the perfect person!

I researched & contacted a dozen or so planners. Anthony stood out immediately, we hired Anthony for partial planning. Partial is a misleading word though, as he was there every step of the way & always had my best interests at heart!

Our venue did not have a vendor list so I could choose from hundreds of florists, DJ's, lighting, etc! In order to find the right vendors I would have spent weeks doing research & planning meetings. Instead, I contacted Anthony for his recommendations & it worked out perfectly! He would provide insight into various vendors that he loves to work with, have what I'm looking for, & also fit into my budget. I could always reach him & immediately get responses to all of my questions, he never made me feel like a crazy bride or that any question was dumb. He constantly exceeded our expectations & is a lot of fun to work with!

Anthony brings so much knowledge & experience to the table. He knows the details that you might not consider & is incredibly organized! Everything was so well thought out & organized that by the time our wedding day rolled around, there were no surprises & everything went incredibly smooth. Everyone said it was so nice to know Anthony was there for help, but that he was usually in the background instead of in everyone's face. He helped keep me from turning into a typical stressed out bride the day of our wedding, I'm certain I would have without his help & his calm attitude. My brother thanked him for keeping me sane.

All I can say is that if you are looking for a wedding planner, meet with Anthony, you will book him instantly!! He is such a pleasure to work with & is an invaluable resource that will make the planning process & the day of your wedding so much fun & easier! He deserves an unlimited amount of respect, gratitude & review stars! I will refer him to everyone! Read less
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