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So Dressed Up

Chicago , IL
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ABOUT US

Perfectly planned, impeccably styled, fabulously fun weddings are what we do!

With an obsession for darling details and fabulous soirees, we bring perfect plans and impeccable... Read more
Perfectly planned, impeccably styled, fabulously fun weddings are what we do!

With an obsession for darling details and fabulous soirees, we bring perfect plans and impeccable style to our chic weddings and events. We expertly hone in on your unique objectives to design and produce a custom, memorable, and amazing day that best reflects your personal style. Our keen eye for style, unmatched attention to detail, true passion for planning, and exceptional service ensure you will look your best as we exceed your expectations in creating the most beautiful, memorable, detail-perfect day of your life.
We have been featured in The Knot Chicago, CS Brides, Style Me Pretty, Refinery 29, Glossed and Found, The Chicago Sun-Times: Splash, and Be U Weddings.
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

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

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Johanna
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Katie Jackson-Meara and CJ Walstrom are two of the best in this business! Katie did the vast majority of the prep work, helping me set everything up. CJ did the follow-up and day of work. It was an amazingly seamless and perfect day! Every single person working our wedding knew exactly what was going on and what to do (thanks to Katie's minute-by-minute timeline which was given to every vendor so everyone knew exactly what was happening and when). Not one person came up and asked me or my husband a question. We were able to enjoy the entire night with each other and all our guests. It was perfect. Katie did an amazing job helping to us to make our dream wedding come true! Katie and CJ were an amazing team and I couldn't have done it without them! I would HIGHLY recommend So Dressed Up for any type of event. Their professionalism and attention to detail was exactly what we were looking for for our wedding. Couldn't be happier with the results!!! Thank you both so much!!!
Katie Jackson-Meara and CJ Walstrom are two of the best in this business! Katie did the vast majority of the prep work, Read more...
Katie Jackson-Meara and CJ Walstrom are two of the best in this business! Katie did the vast majority of the prep work, helping me set everything up. CJ did the follow-up and day of work. It was an amazingly seamless and perfect day! Every single person working our wedding knew exactly what was going on and what to do (thanks to Katie's minute-by-minute timeline which was given to every vendor so everyone knew exactly what was happening and when). Not one person came up and asked me or my husband a question. We were able to enjoy the entire night with each other and all our guests. It was perfect. Katie did an amazing job helping to us to make our dream wedding come true! Katie and CJ were an amazing team and I couldn't have done it without them! I would HIGHLY recommend So Dressed Up for any type of event. Their professionalism and attention to detail was exactly what we were looking for for our wedding. Couldn't be happier with the results!!! Thank you both so much!!! Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Katie from So Dressed Up was so great to work with! It was amazing for me to feel like I could just enjoy the wedding and not worry about anything--she took care of every single detail to a "t." She was so organized, thoughtful, and made my feel at ease. Overall we had an amazing experience working with Katie and So Dressed Up and I would recommend her to any bride!
Katie from So Dressed Up was so great to work with! It was amazing for me to feel like I could just enjoy the wedding and Read more...
Katie from So Dressed Up was so great to work with! It was amazing for me to feel like I could just enjoy the wedding and not worry about anything--she took care of every single detail to a "t." She was so organized, thoughtful, and made my feel at ease. Overall we had an amazing experience working with Katie and So Dressed Up and I would recommend her to any bride! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Katie Jackson Meara is simply amazing. From our very first meeting, I knew I was in good hands. After discussing my budget and sense of style, Katie provided me with several vendor recommendations, all of which turned out to be perfect matches, especially my florist. She helped me achieve the wedding of my dreams by incorporating my ideas and inspiration into an actual plan. Katie always kept me on top of things by providing me with detailed to-do lists, meetings, and emails. She kept up communication with all vendors, particularly the day before and day of the wedding. In addition to making sure all bases were covered and deliveries on schedule, she helped organize the decor and details. At our reception, Katie and her assistant were always around lending a hand and ensuring everything was executed flawlessly. My husband, Joe and I could never have had such an amazing time without her! She let us truly enjoy our perfect day without a worry. We are forever grateful. Any bride who wishes to keep her sanity and be able to enjoy the wedding process, needs a planner, particularly Katie and So Dressed Up! Just exceptional!
Katie Jackson Meara is simply amazing. From our very first meeting, I knew I was in good hands. After discussing my budget Read more...
Katie Jackson Meara is simply amazing. From our very first meeting, I knew I was in good hands. After discussing my budget and sense of style, Katie provided me with several vendor recommendations, all of which turned out to be perfect matches, especially my florist. She helped me achieve the wedding of my dreams by incorporating my ideas and inspiration into an actual plan. Katie always kept me on top of things by providing me with detailed to-do lists, meetings, and emails. She kept up communication with all vendors, particularly the day before and day of the wedding. In addition to making sure all bases were covered and deliveries on schedule, she helped organize the decor and details. At our reception, Katie and her assistant were always around lending a hand and ensuring everything was executed flawlessly. My husband, Joe and I could never have had such an amazing time without her! She let us truly enjoy our perfect day without a worry. We are forever grateful. Any bride who wishes to keep her sanity and be able to enjoy the wedding process, needs a planner, particularly Katie and So Dressed Up! Just exceptional! Read less
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Jaylyn
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired Katie for "day-of" wedding services and were beyond pleased with her work. The "day-of" lingo is just about the furthest from what she actually did for us. While we made most of the vendor decisions and came up with the ideas for our wedding ourselves, Katie moved mountains to execute our vision. She was able to recommend great bridal shops, providers of paper goods, and a photo booth company that was super easy and fun. She was also the keeper of tons of paperwork and helped to keep us on track over the last several weeks prior to the big day. In the weeks leading up to our wedding, Katie took on the vast majority of the communication with vendors to set up a minute-by-minute schedule so that everything ran smoothly. When our art museum wedding backfired a bit and a large sculpture of a naked woman was installed in exactly the spot where we had planned to say, "I do," Katie and our florist attended meetings with the museum contacts to figure out our "Plan B." This was certainly above and beyond what she had signed on for, but Katie didn't hesitate for a moment when we mentioned the snafu. She anticipated our needs at every moment over the last few weeks up until the last song on the dance floor - she was packing up bags of candy from the candy bar so that there wasn't a line as people exited the museum. Katie is sweet, warm, and friendly...but at the same time, she is super professional, efficient, and a phenomenal communicator. Everyone will tell you to "enjoy every minute of your wedding day." I did, thanks in large part to Katie. She is the best!
We hired Katie for "day-of" wedding services and were beyond pleased with her work. The "day-of" lingo is just about the Read more...
We hired Katie for "day-of" wedding services and were beyond pleased with her work. The "day-of" lingo is just about the furthest from what she actually did for us. While we made most of the vendor decisions and came up with the ideas for our wedding ourselves, Katie moved mountains to execute our vision. She was able to recommend great bridal shops, providers of paper goods, and a photo booth company that was super easy and fun. She was also the keeper of tons of paperwork and helped to keep us on track over the last several weeks prior to the big day. In the weeks leading up to our wedding, Katie took on the vast majority of the communication with vendors to set up a minute-by-minute schedule so that everything ran smoothly. When our art museum wedding backfired a bit and a large sculpture of a naked woman was installed in exactly the spot where we had planned to say, "I do," Katie and our florist attended meetings with the museum contacts to figure out our "Plan B." This was certainly above and beyond what she had signed on for, but Katie didn't hesitate for a moment when we mentioned the snafu. She anticipated our needs at every moment over the last few weeks up until the last song on the dance floor - she was packing up bags of candy from the candy bar so that there wasn't a line as people exited the museum. Katie is sweet, warm, and friendly...but at the same time, she is super professional, efficient, and a phenomenal communicator. Everyone will tell you to "enjoy every minute of your wedding day." I did, thanks in large part to Katie. She is the best! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
We are just so elated with how our wedding turned out! And we couldn't have done it without Katie and the So Dressed Up team!

Planning an out of town wedding was proving to be a bit difficult, until we started working with Katie! Although most of the details were ironed out ahead of time, the few minor things that did arise, were handled with ease and a smile! Just knowing Katie was on top of things made it so easy for us to relax the entire week of the wedding!

Thank you for keeping us organized throughout the planning process, for your guidance, suggestions and expert advice. We very much appreciate all of the thought and effort put forth to ensure our day was truly special.

Katie is a true and talented event planner! We cannot thank her and So Dressed Up enough for carrying out the wedding of our dreams!
We are just so elated with how our wedding turned out! And we couldn't have done it without Katie and the So Dressed Up Read more...
We are just so elated with how our wedding turned out! And we couldn't have done it without Katie and the So Dressed Up team!

Planning an out of town wedding was proving to be a bit difficult, until we started working with Katie! Although most of the details were ironed out ahead of time, the few minor things that did arise, were handled with ease and a smile! Just knowing Katie was on top of things made it so easy for us to relax the entire week of the wedding!

Thank you for keeping us organized throughout the planning process, for your guidance, suggestions and expert advice. We very much appreciate all of the thought and effort put forth to ensure our day was truly special.

Katie is a true and talented event planner! We cannot thank her and So Dressed Up enough for carrying out the wedding of our dreams! Read less
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Bryan
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Katie for ‘day-of’ coordination services for our wedding. From the beginning, Katie was very thorough and straightforward with the coordination process – we had done a lot of work ourselves leading up to the wedding, but Katie was able to help us finalize the little details and make sure nothing was overlooked. We felt very comfortable with her and very confident in her coordinating skills! She kept in constant touch with us and our vendors, making sure we were all on the same page and knew what was happening when. She struck an excellent balance between being on top of everything but not being overbearing. She made the whole day so much easier, and just knowing that there was someone to take care of anything that came up made the day so much more enjoyable for us, our families and guests. We would hire Katie again in a heartbeat, and we recommend her to anyone planning any kind of event.
We used Katie for ‘day-of’ coordination services for our wedding. From the beginning, Katie was very thorough and Read more...
We used Katie for ‘day-of’ coordination services for our wedding. From the beginning, Katie was very thorough and straightforward with the coordination process – we had done a lot of work ourselves leading up to the wedding, but Katie was able to help us finalize the little details and make sure nothing was overlooked. We felt very comfortable with her and very confident in her coordinating skills! She kept in constant touch with us and our vendors, making sure we were all on the same page and knew what was happening when. She struck an excellent balance between being on top of everything but not being overbearing. She made the whole day so much easier, and just knowing that there was someone to take care of anything that came up made the day so much more enjoyable for us, our families and guests. We would hire Katie again in a heartbeat, and we recommend her to anyone planning any kind of event. Read less
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Graham
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
We brought Katie on about a month before our Big Day—initially thinking we would just need someone for Day of coordination. But Alas, Katie became the best resource we had for the rest of our planning process.

Planning a wedding is all about nuance. There are plenty of planners—some of who we met with—who can tick a box for their client. But then there is Katie with So Dressed Up. The amount of detail, organization and creativity was a perfect match for my husband and I.

Katie led the charge and helped smooth out the wrinkles and line everything up for a very oragnized day. And that it was—the So Dressed Up team was fully responsible for a worry-free day.
We brought Katie on about a month before our Big Day—initially thinking we would just need someone for Day of Read more...
We brought Katie on about a month before our Big Day—initially thinking we would just need someone for Day of coordination. But Alas, Katie became the best resource we had for the rest of our planning process.

Planning a wedding is all about nuance. There are plenty of planners—some of who we met with—who can tick a box for their client. But then there is Katie with So Dressed Up. The amount of detail, organization and creativity was a perfect match for my husband and I.

Katie led the charge and helped smooth out the wrinkles and line everything up for a very oragnized day. And that it was—the So Dressed Up team was fully responsible for a worry-free day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Wow - OBSESSED with Katie at So Dressed Up. She's unbelievable. Made our dream wedding unfold before our teary eyes. Unreal. I wish I could give her 6 stars! (If not more!)

Katie always thought of the questions (and answers) that we have overlooked. She didn't miss one detail and was such a blast to work with. She was exactly what we were looking for in a coordinator and went ridiculously above and beyond. I's recommend her to EVERYONE looking for someone to make your wedding dreams come true.
Wow - OBSESSED with Katie at So Dressed Up. She's unbelievable. Made our dream wedding unfold before our teary eyes. Read more...
Wow - OBSESSED with Katie at So Dressed Up. She's unbelievable. Made our dream wedding unfold before our teary eyes. Unreal. I wish I could give her 6 stars! (If not more!)

Katie always thought of the questions (and answers) that we have overlooked. She didn't miss one detail and was such a blast to work with. She was exactly what we were looking for in a coordinator and went ridiculously above and beyond. I's recommend her to EVERYONE looking for someone to make your wedding dreams come true. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Katie was an absolute pleasure to work with. From day 1 she was very flexible, meeting with me close to my home and working around my crazy schedule. She helped me cover every detail and make my wedding day better than I ever imagined. Her professionalism and organization helped pull off a flawless day and I didn't have to worry about a thing. The quality of her service was excellent and hard to beat. She was worth every penny! A true sweetheart to work with and I am so lucky to have had her as part of my day!
Katie was an absolute pleasure to work with. From day 1 she was very flexible, meeting with me close to my home and Read more...
Katie was an absolute pleasure to work with. From day 1 she was very flexible, meeting with me close to my home and working around my crazy schedule. She helped me cover every detail and make my wedding day better than I ever imagined. Her professionalism and organization helped pull off a flawless day and I didn't have to worry about a thing. The quality of her service was excellent and hard to beat. She was worth every penny! A true sweetheart to work with and I am so lucky to have had her as part of my day! Read less
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Stacie
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough positive things about working with Katie as our day of wedding planner. If you have ever attended one of her events you would know she has incredible taste and she makes sure things run impeccably. Hiring her was one of the best decisions we made while planning our wedding. She went above and beyond her role due to the many last minute challenges we had with our venue leading up to the big day. She handled herself like a true professional, ensured that we were able to get exactly what we wanted, and set my mind at ease that the day would turn out perfectly. When the wedding day came I never had to worry about a single detail besides enjoying myself. Our wedding would not have been the success it was without Katie. Any couple would be so lucky to have So Dressed Up help plan their wedding or any event for that matter.
I cannot say enough positive things about working with Katie as our day of wedding planner. If you have ever attended one Read more...
I cannot say enough positive things about working with Katie as our day of wedding planner. If you have ever attended one of her events you would know she has incredible taste and she makes sure things run impeccably. Hiring her was one of the best decisions we made while planning our wedding. She went above and beyond her role due to the many last minute challenges we had with our venue leading up to the big day. She handled herself like a true professional, ensured that we were able to get exactly what we wanted, and set my mind at ease that the day would turn out perfectly. When the wedding day came I never had to worry about a single detail besides enjoying myself. Our wedding would not have been the success it was without Katie. Any couple would be so lucky to have So Dressed Up help plan their wedding or any event for that matter. Read less
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Leena
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
I was so grateful to have Katie as a part of our wedding. She was attentive to details and truly cared about our event! She is amazing!!! I highly recommend Katie and her services as she customizes her work to your needs. We had two ceremonies (Hindu and Christian) and reception all in one day! We also had a unique rehearsal as we had another traditional Indian ceremony the day before our wedding and she rolled with the punches to make us feel comfortable.
I was so grateful to have Katie as a part of our wedding. She was attentive to details and truly cared about our event! Read more...
I was so grateful to have Katie as a part of our wedding. She was attentive to details and truly cared about our event! She is amazing!!! I highly recommend Katie and her services as she customizes her work to your needs. We had two ceremonies (Hindu and Christian) and reception all in one day! We also had a unique rehearsal as we had another traditional Indian ceremony the day before our wedding and she rolled with the punches to make us feel comfortable. Read less
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Jacob
Wedding:
7/1/2012
4.9/5.0
Katie was wonderful. She helped us on all aspects of our wedding planning and provided all the advice we could need. I recommend So Dressed Up to everyone.
Katie was wonderful. She helped us on all aspects of our wedding planning and provided all the advice we could need. I Read more...
Katie was wonderful. She helped us on all aspects of our wedding planning and provided all the advice we could need. I recommend So Dressed Up to everyone. Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
During wedding planning, my husband and I went back and forth on whether we needed a wedding coordinator since we were pretty focused on the details and enjoyed the planning throughout our engagement. However, during the consultation it was clear that Katie was passionate, organized and determined to execute everything that we had planned for our special day. We thought we would have an extra pair of hands for the big day and ended up getting so much more! Katie and her team were beyond helpful not only on our wedding day, but akso with all of the final touches throughout the month leading up to our wedding, which surprised us since we had a day-of-coordination relationship. Katie was creative, knowledgeable and willing to work with us on our out of the box ideas and effectively coordinated with our various vendors to bring everything to life we had anticipated. The So Dressed Up team was the best investment we made throughout the wedding planning process and highly reccommend Katie and her team to any couple in Chicago seeking to throw a perfectly executed and personalized event!
During wedding planning, my husband and I went back and forth on whether we needed a wedding coordinator since we were Read more...
During wedding planning, my husband and I went back and forth on whether we needed a wedding coordinator since we were pretty focused on the details and enjoyed the planning throughout our engagement. However, during the consultation it was clear that Katie was passionate, organized and determined to execute everything that we had planned for our special day. We thought we would have an extra pair of hands for the big day and ended up getting so much more! Katie and her team were beyond helpful not only on our wedding day, but akso with all of the final touches throughout the month leading up to our wedding, which surprised us since we had a day-of-coordination relationship. Katie was creative, knowledgeable and willing to work with us on our out of the box ideas and effectively coordinated with our various vendors to bring everything to life we had anticipated. The So Dressed Up team was the best investment we made throughout the wedding planning process and highly reccommend Katie and her team to any couple in Chicago seeking to throw a perfectly executed and personalized event! Read less
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Michael & Sara
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Katie from So Dressed Up was an essential part of our wedding planning and execution. During the "planning" stages, she kept us organized and made sure all of our timeline fit together. On the day of our event she handled all of our logistical issues flawlessly. Our photographer did not follow the day-long schedule she circulated and handled the issue by having them send a second photographer the day of the wedding. Despite this hiccup, the day ran seamlessly. My wife and I could not endorse Katie & So Dressed Up any more.
Katie from So Dressed Up was an essential part of our wedding planning and execution. During the "planning" stages, she Read more...
Katie from So Dressed Up was an essential part of our wedding planning and execution. During the "planning" stages, she kept us organized and made sure all of our timeline fit together. On the day of our event she handled all of our logistical issues flawlessly. Our photographer did not follow the day-long schedule she circulated and handled the issue by having them send a second photographer the day of the wedding. Despite this hiccup, the day ran seamlessly. My wife and I could not endorse Katie & So Dressed Up any more. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Katie was a huge help to me and my family at our wedding in November 2011. We could not have done this without her. She made sure everything was perfect the day of the event so I could get ready and relax before the big night. She is extremely professional, helpful and very responsive. I would recommend her for anyone that needs support during wedding planning.
Katie was a huge help to me and my family at our wedding in November 2011. We could not have done this without her. She Read more...
Katie was a huge help to me and my family at our wedding in November 2011. We could not have done this without her. She made sure everything was perfect the day of the event so I could get ready and relax before the big night. She is extremely professional, helpful and very responsive. I would recommend her for anyone that needs support during wedding planning. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
9/24/2010
5.0/5.0
I used So Dressed Up for my Fall 2010 wedding and I cannot say enough good things about Katie and her services. As a PR professional, I am always attending or working on events so I was a little neurotic about the details and Katie's professional, organized and calm nature made everything so smooth and organized. I can't recommend her enough for a bride looking to ensure their wedding day goes smoothly!
I used So Dressed Up for my Fall 2010 wedding and I cannot say enough good things about Katie and her services. As a PR Read more...
I used So Dressed Up for my Fall 2010 wedding and I cannot say enough good things about Katie and her services. As a PR professional, I am always attending or working on events so I was a little neurotic about the details and Katie's professional, organized and calm nature made everything so smooth and organized. I can't recommend her enough for a bride looking to ensure their wedding day goes smoothly! Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Katie Jackson-Meara was an exceptional wedding planner! She could not have been more helpful, organized or thoughtful. She truly took care of every detail. I cannot recommend her highly enough!
Katie Jackson-Meara was an exceptional wedding planner! She could not have been more helpful, organized or thoughtful. She Read more...
Katie Jackson-Meara was an exceptional wedding planner! She could not have been more helpful, organized or thoughtful. She truly took care of every detail. I cannot recommend her highly enough! Read less
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