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The Ideal Day

Chicago , IL
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LOCATION

6161 N. Kenmore
Chicago, IL US 60660 (map)

PHONE

773-991-6430

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Ideal Day is a Chicago based wedding and event coordination firm, specializing in day-of coordination of weddings and other special events. Our goal it to coordinate truly unique and... Read more
The Ideal Day is a Chicago based wedding and event coordination firm, specializing in day-of coordination of weddings and other special events. Our goal it to coordinate truly unique and memorable events – perfectly tailored to you and flawlessly executed. Staying behind the scenes, we are the perfect stage managers, tending to 
the various players, so you, the star, can take center stage and shine. By selecting The Ideal Day, 
you are choosing a stress-free way to orchestrate and deliver a meaningful and unforgettable event. Read less
Wedding Planning

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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

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

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We're so glad we had Laura as our coordinator! She, and her assistant Bridget, are so nice and professional. They really made our day go so well, despite weather-related and other hiccups.

Laura worked closely with us in the lead-up to the wedding, even though we were planning from a distance and had only one in-person meeting before the rehearsal. She had great suggestions for vendors and decor, incorporated our sometimes oddball suggestions and requests in her very helpful timeline, and was much more than a day-of coordinator. She worked marvelously with our other vendors and was just so ON IT on the wedding day itself. Everything looked fantastic. We would not hesitate to recommend Laura to anyone else getting married in the Chicago area.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Laura is a wonderful person and wedding coordinator and we were lucky to have her! We planned our Chicagoland wedding from out of town and she was helpful in maximizing our visits with her and our vendors. Early on she made great vendor recommendations which saved us lots of time and money! She's open to all of your ideas and executes everything perfectly! Everyone was able to enjoy the day more and have less to worry about because she and her assistant were there to manage the vendors and timeline.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Laura Patterson is easy to communicate with, intuitive, fun, energetic and flexible to work with. She handled meetings and coordination in a very professional manner and kept detailed records and notes throughout the planning process. We had a short time-line to work with and she kept nerves and worries under control with grace and a positive, helpful attitude. The wedding rehearsal, ceremony and reception went off beautifully-everyone had a wonderful time and the bride, groom and bridal party were confident she was on top of every detail. (even those we weren't aware of!)
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Unique Services
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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
AMAZING! Seriously, Laura is flat out amazing! We hired Laura as our day of wedding coordinator, but I honestly feel that is not an appropriate description for all that she did for us, she did SO much more that!

To start from the beginning, I met with Laura about 7 months before our wedding and knew right away I'd be in good hands with her on our wedding day. From the start she got me thinking about things I hadn't thought of yet, and had example time lines for me to look at, so I knew what to expect on our wedding day. Like I said, I only hired her as our day of coordinator, but right away she was helping me along. She gave me great reccomendations for alterations, for hair and make-up, etc. She was always willing to help with whatever came up, no matter where I was in the planning process.

For our wedding, we had mostly out of town guests, so I had this grand idea to have ALL 180 of our guests ride in a trolley for a little tour of downtown. Laura helped me execute this, and she made it look easy. She never once said, "that's not possible, or that's not in my job description". I felt like she wanted me to have the wedding of my dreams, and would do whatever she could to make that happen. Somehow, in the midst of setting everything up, and executing everything, she was always there to give me updates, to calm me down, and to make sure I was having fun! She literally was 10 places at once, I swear!

If I can give one piece of advice to future brides out there.... it's hire Laura! Seriously, I feel like as a bride you can have 1,000 great, fun, creative, and unique ideas... but you need someone to help see those through. You need someone who can be seeing that your ideas are brought to life smoothly, so you can simply enjoy your day. Laura has this skill perfected, and she manages to do it with the sweetest smile! She's amazing.... have I said that yet??
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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halley.winer
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
until about six months before my wedding, i thought that i didn't want or need a day-of-coordinator for the big day... boy, was i wrong. as the "to do" items for the day began to add up, we realized we definitely needed someone to handle things at our wedding. after contacting a few day-of-coordinators, my husband and i decided on laura and the ideal day... she was prompt to respond and extremely personable (even through email, which i found not to be the case with many people). laura does so much more than just "day-of" coordination. she really helps you organize everything and creates an extremely detailed timeline for the wedding rehearsal through the last dance. since our wedding was the first among my group of friends, i had about a million questions for laura -- all of which she answered quickly, professionally and kindly (no matter how silly). when my makeup artist bailed on my two weeks before my wedding, laura was ready with a recommendation who turned out to be even better than my first artist. after every conversation/email/phone call with laura, i felt more and more relief about our wedding... the stress had been lifted and all thanks to her!! i have told all of my friends/family in chicago that whenever they get married, they are forbidden from using anyone besides laura for their wedding - she is truly the best and will totally put your minds at ease before and during your wedding. oh yea - my husband's favorite thing about laura: the first time we met, she offered him a beer.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Wow, I'm so glad I get to write Laura's first review!! We hired Laura as a DOC for our wedding. She was so easy to get along with, and was very receptive to the things we wanted / liked / and were most important to us. About 6 weeks before the wedding, I sent Laura all of our contracts, which she turns into this amazing, organized binder to keep track of everything for the day. She even came to pick up all of our items for the ceremony and reception the week of to bring onsite. I am certain things happened behind the scenes that I don't even know about, but she handled quickly and perfectly. Thank you so much Laura!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning

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