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The Savvy Event

Chicago , IL
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1800 N Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL US 60647 (map)

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The Savvy Event specializes in planning and coordinating events with elegance, style, sophistication, and a little bit of an edge-providing as much or as little assistance as you need.... Read more
The Savvy Event specializes in planning and coordinating events with elegance, style, sophistication, and a little bit of an edge-providing as much or as little assistance as you need. From elegant and elaborate to modern and chic, our planning services can turn your dreams into a reality. Our goal is to make your planning easier, less stressful, and more fun! When hosting a grand affair, be it a wedding, corporate function, or private party, you should be able to enjoy the day, not dread it. When you hire The Savvy Event, you will be able to relax and enjoy the party knowing that a professional is behind the scenes taking care of the details. Would you rather be on the phone dealing with a lost vendor or enjoying the event with your guests? Exactly. By combining my creative spirit and obsession with details, your event will surely be one to remember. From full service planning to day of coordination, The Savvy Event offers customized packages for every client. Each package includes a free consultation, unlimited email contact, event timelines, and vendor recommendations. Email today for your free consultation! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

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

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Allison
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
This review is long overdue. Words can’t fully express how grateful my husband and I are for all Katie did to help make our day so spectacular. We were married this past November at Café Brauer in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. I can say with absolute certainty that we could not have planned this wedding without her help. Katie is the perfect mix of consummate professional and calming persona, two qualities that make her the ideal planner for any wedding. She is extremely detail oriented and posses an exceptional eye for design. Our ideas for a dream wedding would not have come to life if it were not for her help, guidance and true expertise. Katie helped us coordinate with our vendors leading up to the wedding, helped us plan and execute our décor and made sure everyone was where they needed to be during the events of the day-of and much more. Having Katie by our side was exactly what we needed from a planner. She made the planning process leading up to the wedding easy and the day-of completely stress free. Her commitment and dedication made us feel confident that our big day would be perfect and every detail would be taken care of. She did not disappoint. Over the past few months, we’ve gotten so many compliments about all of the details and personal touches that went into our ceremony and reception. None of this would have been possible if it were not for Katie’s help throughout the entire planning and design process. Katie made herself available to us whenever we needed to talk (and when we needed reassurance that we were making the right decisions) through phone calls, Skype and in-person meetings. Even though we knew she had other clients, she always made us feel like we were her top priority. Katie is a true professional and we were so blessed that she was available to help us with our wedding. The memories of both the planning process and wedding will stay with us forever. We absolutely would recommend Katie and The Savvy Event to anyone looking for a wedding c
This review is long overdue. Words can’t fully express how grateful my husband and I are for all Katie did to help make Read more...
This review is long overdue. Words can’t fully express how grateful my husband and I are for all Katie did to help make our day so spectacular. We were married this past November at Café Brauer in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. I can say with absolute certainty that we could not have planned this wedding without her help. Katie is the perfect mix of consummate professional and calming persona, two qualities that make her the ideal planner for any wedding. She is extremely detail oriented and posses an exceptional eye for design. Our ideas for a dream wedding would not have come to life if it were not for her help, guidance and true expertise. Katie helped us coordinate with our vendors leading up to the wedding, helped us plan and execute our décor and made sure everyone was where they needed to be during the events of the day-of and much more. Having Katie by our side was exactly what we needed from a planner. She made the planning process leading up to the wedding easy and the day-of completely stress free. Her commitment and dedication made us feel confident that our big day would be perfect and every detail would be taken care of. She did not disappoint. Over the past few months, we’ve gotten so many compliments about all of the details and personal touches that went into our ceremony and reception. None of this would have been possible if it were not for Katie’s help throughout the entire planning and design process. Katie made herself available to us whenever we needed to talk (and when we needed reassurance that we were making the right decisions) through phone calls, Skype and in-person meetings. Even though we knew she had other clients, she always made us feel like we were her top priority. Katie is a true professional and we were so blessed that she was available to help us with our wedding. The memories of both the planning process and wedding will stay with us forever. We absolutely would recommend Katie and The Savvy Event to anyone looking for a wedding c Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Katie is the best! My daughter lives out of town, so we felt a planner was key in getting things done. We gave her our budget, and she was off and running with great suggestions. She skyped and had calls with my daughter and her fiancé, created beautiful boards with all the details of their day. She was always thinking, giving us her undivided attention. Her vendor contacts were terrific, hello Carole the florist! The day of the event, she had us all organized and we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves, knowing we could turn to her for any concerns. I wish I had more daughters to plan another wedding with Katie! Best Day Ever!
Katie is the best! My daughter lives out of town, so we felt a planner was key in getting things done. We gave her our Read more...
Katie is the best! My daughter lives out of town, so we felt a planner was key in getting things done. We gave her our budget, and she was off and running with great suggestions. She skyped and had calls with my daughter and her fiancé, created beautiful boards with all the details of their day. She was always thinking, giving us her undivided attention. Her vendor contacts were terrific, hello Carole the florist! The day of the event, she had us all organized and we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves, knowing we could turn to her for any concerns. I wish I had more daughters to plan another wedding with Katie! Best Day Ever! Read less
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Brighid
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
The Savvy Event = top notch!!!! Katie has been at my beck and call for the past ten months. She is incredible. From start to finish she was detailed, organized, and ON IT! Don't let her cuteness fool you, she is a bulldog! She finagled my venue into upgrading the food options, extending the open bar time, and throwing in midnight snacks! She knew what was fair and expected when we didn't have a clue. She had great referrals.... Crizen, Erica, Carole, love love love! Her inspiration boards were so creative. She is so crafty, she made signage, paper goods, and an awesome photo display that I would have paid a pretty penny for on Etsy. She is young and fresh with contemporary ideas. She understood me and my vision. She has a sense of humor while beaming professionalism. Definitely spring for her full services. She will have ideas and connections you never would find on your own, and she will make your day seamless and smooth so you can enjoy the ride. Katie I will miss you!!!!
The Savvy Event = top notch!!!! Katie has been at my beck and call for the past ten months. She is incredible. From start Read more...
The Savvy Event = top notch!!!! Katie has been at my beck and call for the past ten months. She is incredible. From start to finish she was detailed, organized, and ON IT! Don't let her cuteness fool you, she is a bulldog! She finagled my venue into upgrading the food options, extending the open bar time, and throwing in midnight snacks! She knew what was fair and expected when we didn't have a clue. She had great referrals.... Crizen, Erica, Carole, love love love! Her inspiration boards were so creative. She is so crafty, she made signage, paper goods, and an awesome photo display that I would have paid a pretty penny for on Etsy. She is young and fresh with contemporary ideas. She understood me and my vision. She has a sense of humor while beaming professionalism. Definitely spring for her full services. She will have ideas and connections you never would find on your own, and she will make your day seamless and smooth so you can enjoy the ride. Katie I will miss you!!!! Read less
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Jewel
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
The services provided by The Savory Event were incredible. The day was perfect and we couldn't have done it all without their help and expertise.
The services provided by The Savory Event were incredible. The day was perfect and we couldn't have done it all without Read more...
The services provided by The Savory Event were incredible. The day was perfect and we couldn't have done it all without their help and expertise. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Katie McFarlan (Savvy Event) was amazing!! She thought of EVERYTHING and asked myself and my vendors questions I never would have thought of...all to ensure my wedding day was everything I wanted it to be and more. She is very friendly, warm, energetic and approachable, very fun to work with. She also has a very calm authority about her that reassured me that she had everything under control the day of my wedding. She was incredibly responsive, always responding within hours (months out from wedding), and then I always got immediate responses the weeks leading up to the wedding. She is also incredibly creative and always prepared! I had a vision for my dessert table and had ordered the desserts, had the trays but she was the one that put it together and it was GORGEOUS, exactly what I was looking for! I had forgotten a little purse for myself so she let me borrow a personal clutch of hers. Also, my garter was too big and she had one on her. Katie to the rescue! I seriously cannot say enough good things about her! My only regret is not upgrading my package to have her interview vendors with me. She truly knows the right questions to ask and how to spot good (and bad) vendors.
Katie McFarlan (Savvy Event) was amazing!! She thought of EVERYTHING and asked myself and my vendors questions I never Read more...
Katie McFarlan (Savvy Event) was amazing!! She thought of EVERYTHING and asked myself and my vendors questions I never would have thought of...all to ensure my wedding day was everything I wanted it to be and more. She is very friendly, warm, energetic and approachable, very fun to work with. She also has a very calm authority about her that reassured me that she had everything under control the day of my wedding. She was incredibly responsive, always responding within hours (months out from wedding), and then I always got immediate responses the weeks leading up to the wedding. She is also incredibly creative and always prepared! I had a vision for my dessert table and had ordered the desserts, had the trays but she was the one that put it together and it was GORGEOUS, exactly what I was looking for! I had forgotten a little purse for myself so she let me borrow a personal clutch of hers. Also, my garter was too big and she had one on her. Katie to the rescue! I seriously cannot say enough good things about her! My only regret is not upgrading my package to have her interview vendors with me. She truly knows the right questions to ask and how to spot good (and bad) vendors. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/2/2012
4.8/5.0
We decided to hire a wedding planner because we were planning a wedding from out of the country! (We live in Montreal but got married in the Chicago area). We were referred to Katie through friends of my sister-in-law, and we do not regret our choice! Katie helped us with partial wedding planning and day-of coordination. She made things a lot easier for us by keeping us on track with our planning, sending us many ideas for different aspects of our planning, helping us to save money wherever possible, coming up with short lists of vendors (which was essential for an out-of-town bride, I didn't have time to meet with hundreds of vendors), and taking care of all the details on the day itself. Katie even offered us something she wasn't used to doing - Skype meetings! That personal touch made a really big difference, as we were able to meet with her "in person" even though we were in a different country. I would recommend Katie to anyone in a heartbeat.
We decided to hire a wedding planner because we were planning a wedding from out of the country! (We live in Montreal but Read more...
We decided to hire a wedding planner because we were planning a wedding from out of the country! (We live in Montreal but got married in the Chicago area). We were referred to Katie through friends of my sister-in-law, and we do not regret our choice! Katie helped us with partial wedding planning and day-of coordination. She made things a lot easier for us by keeping us on track with our planning, sending us many ideas for different aspects of our planning, helping us to save money wherever possible, coming up with short lists of vendors (which was essential for an out-of-town bride, I didn't have time to meet with hundreds of vendors), and taking care of all the details on the day itself. Katie even offered us something she wasn't used to doing - Skype meetings! That personal touch made a really big difference, as we were able to meet with her "in person" even though we were in a different country. I would recommend Katie to anyone in a heartbeat. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We decided to hire a wedding planner since we live out of state, and were so lucky to have found Katie! She was involved from the very beginning idea stages through to the end of our wedding day. Katie got to know my style very quickly and came up with ideas and projects to personalize our wedding. She even came up with and made our favors! She was the base contact for all of our vendors and attended meetings in our place, which was a life-saver for us. She put together a wedding that surpassed anything I could have even imagined. She took care of everything the day of our wedding and I was completely stress-free. It was an incredible day, everything was perfect and I have Katie and the Savvy Event to thank for it!
We decided to hire a wedding planner since we live out of state, and were so lucky to have found Katie! She was involved Read more...
We decided to hire a wedding planner since we live out of state, and were so lucky to have found Katie! She was involved from the very beginning idea stages through to the end of our wedding day. Katie got to know my style very quickly and came up with ideas and projects to personalize our wedding. She even came up with and made our favors! She was the base contact for all of our vendors and attended meetings in our place, which was a life-saver for us. She put together a wedding that surpassed anything I could have even imagined. She took care of everything the day of our wedding and I was completely stress-free. It was an incredible day, everything was perfect and I have Katie and the Savvy Event to thank for it! Read less
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Country Wedding
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
My daughter's wedding was 5/26/2012. Katie helped plan the entire wedding. She did alot of research and provided multiple examples for our country venue wedding. Katie created multiple examples of invitiations which came out great. She helped my daughter with every aspect for the wedding. Katie personally talked with each vendor to setup the specific dates and time for deliveries of all rental equipment for the ceremony and reception as it was an outside wedding in the country. Katie also spent the whole morning of the wedding meeting with the vendors prior to the wedding to ensure they knew the schedule of events. All in all, everything came out just as we hoped it would.
My daughter's wedding was 5/26/2012. Katie helped plan the entire wedding. She did alot of research and provided multiple Read more...
My daughter's wedding was 5/26/2012. Katie helped plan the entire wedding. She did alot of research and provided multiple examples for our country venue wedding. Katie created multiple examples of invitiations which came out great. She helped my daughter with every aspect for the wedding. Katie personally talked with each vendor to setup the specific dates and time for deliveries of all rental equipment for the ceremony and reception as it was an outside wedding in the country. Katie also spent the whole morning of the wedding meeting with the vendors prior to the wedding to ensure they knew the schedule of events. All in all, everything came out just as we hoped it would. Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Katie was better than I could have ever imagined with helping with my wedding. She lives in Chicago and my wedding was in AR. She helped me via email/phone for most of the planning, then traveled all the way to AR for my rehearsal/wedding day needs. She was great. I really don't think my wedding would have been as smooth/perfect with out her help.

She helped with ideas for my wedding. I was going for southern/vintage and my wedding day was all I could have imagined. It was perfect. Exactly what I wanted. She sent me so many ideas she brainstormed and I told her what I wanted, she found ways to make it happen.

She helped design my invitations- which were stunning. I received so many compliments for my DIY invitations. They were perfect, southern/vintage at it's best. She also came up with the idea of program fans for the ceremony- which were great considering it was very hot that day!

Along with all the wedding detail help- she helped me to know what all I needed to do, what hadn't been done, and always asked how things were coming and if I needed anything. She confirmed all vendors- which allowed my Mother and I to relax with the upcoming Wedding. She helped decided timelines for the wedding- and provided these to the Wedding Party the day of the Rehearsal.

On the wedding day, I had a big issue with a bridesmaid's dress. She fixed this problem promptly, and I never had to stress about the situation. Everything ran so smoothly I would have never imagined it would be that perfect. She set up the ceremony and reception, while I got to relax and prepare for the Wedding.

Katie is all anyone could want in a wedding planner. I really wouldn't have been able to have my dream wedding without her. She is amazing.
Katie was better than I could have ever imagined with helping with my wedding. She lives in Chicago and my wedding was in Read more...
Katie was better than I could have ever imagined with helping with my wedding. She lives in Chicago and my wedding was in AR. She helped me via email/phone for most of the planning, then traveled all the way to AR for my rehearsal/wedding day needs. She was great. I really don't think my wedding would have been as smooth/perfect with out her help.

She helped with ideas for my wedding. I was going for southern/vintage and my wedding day was all I could have imagined. It was perfect. Exactly what I wanted. She sent me so many ideas she brainstormed and I told her what I wanted, she found ways to make it happen.

She helped design my invitations- which were stunning. I received so many compliments for my DIY invitations. They were perfect, southern/vintage at it's best. She also came up with the idea of program fans for the ceremony- which were great considering it was very hot that day!

Along with all the wedding detail help- she helped me to know what all I needed to do, what hadn't been done, and always asked how things were coming and if I needed anything. She confirmed all vendors- which allowed my Mother and I to relax with the upcoming Wedding. She helped decided timelines for the wedding- and provided these to the Wedding Party the day of the Rehearsal.

On the wedding day, I had a big issue with a bridesmaid's dress. She fixed this problem promptly, and I never had to stress about the situation. Everything ran so smoothly I would have never imagined it would be that perfect. She set up the ceremony and reception, while I got to relax and prepare for the Wedding.

Katie is all anyone could want in a wedding planner. I really wouldn't have been able to have my dream wedding without her. She is amazing. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Hiring Katie may have been the absolute best decision that I made when it came to my wedding. My mom and I hired her as our day of coordinator, but she did so much more than that. I sent Katie about a million emails with all sorts of questiosn and she was great about getting back to me quickly and with creative and wonderful answers.

She was a total lifesaver in the few weeks leading up to the wedding. Between coordinating with all of my vendors and setting up schedules for everyone involved, she made things runs smoothly and efficiently. And having Katie there gave my mom the freedom to spend the day with me.

The entire wedding was perfect, even better than I had anticipated. A huge thanks to Katie for keeping me cool and calm through the whole thing! She was worth every single penny and more!
Hiring Katie may have been the absolute best decision that I made when it came to my wedding. My mom and I hired her as Read more...
Hiring Katie may have been the absolute best decision that I made when it came to my wedding. My mom and I hired her as our day of coordinator, but she did so much more than that. I sent Katie about a million emails with all sorts of questiosn and she was great about getting back to me quickly and with creative and wonderful answers.

She was a total lifesaver in the few weeks leading up to the wedding. Between coordinating with all of my vendors and setting up schedules for everyone involved, she made things runs smoothly and efficiently. And having Katie there gave my mom the freedom to spend the day with me.

The entire wedding was perfect, even better than I had anticipated. A huge thanks to Katie for keeping me cool and calm through the whole thing! She was worth every single penny and more! Read less
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augustbirthday
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Katie was awesome! From start to finish, she was an absolute pleasure to work with. Throughout the whole process, and especially the few weeks leading up to the wedding, my mom and I could not stop talking about how lucky we were to have her helping us. We hired her as our day-of coordinator, but she honestly did so much more than helping us on the day of. She helped ease a lot of my stress and worry, especially the last few weeks leading up to the wedding when I really started to become anxious about the big day. I consider myself very organized, and it was such a relief to work with someone who was just as organized and on top of things. Katie made it easy for me to just relax and enjoy my wedding day; I knew I didn't need to worry about anything, because she would be on top of it. I received many compliments from my guests and wedding party at the rehearsal dinner and after the wedding about how organized and well-planned everything was. It is seriously all thanks to Katie and her attention to detail. At the rehearsal dinner and on the day of the wedding she thought of so many little things that I didn't even think of, and I am so thankful for her help.

Katie is a true professional. She responded to all of my emails (there were a lot of them!) promptly and in great detail. She contacted all of my vendors, provided timelines for our bridal party, and managed every last detail on the wedding day. She definitely went above and beyond and exceeded our expectations. I did a lot of research before I chose my coordinator, and I couldn't be happier with my choice. I think you would be hard pressed to find someone as organized and professional as Katie. She is easy to talk to, intelligent, professional, organized, and just fun to be around, too. She really is great at what she does, and I cannot say enough wonderful things about her.
Katie was awesome! From start to finish, she was an absolute pleasure to work with. Throughout the whole process, and Read more...
Katie was awesome! From start to finish, she was an absolute pleasure to work with. Throughout the whole process, and especially the few weeks leading up to the wedding, my mom and I could not stop talking about how lucky we were to have her helping us. We hired her as our day-of coordinator, but she honestly did so much more than helping us on the day of. She helped ease a lot of my stress and worry, especially the last few weeks leading up to the wedding when I really started to become anxious about the big day. I consider myself very organized, and it was such a relief to work with someone who was just as organized and on top of things. Katie made it easy for me to just relax and enjoy my wedding day; I knew I didn't need to worry about anything, because she would be on top of it. I received many compliments from my guests and wedding party at the rehearsal dinner and after the wedding about how organized and well-planned everything was. It is seriously all thanks to Katie and her attention to detail. At the rehearsal dinner and on the day of the wedding she thought of so many little things that I didn't even think of, and I am so thankful for her help.

Katie is a true professional. She responded to all of my emails (there were a lot of them!) promptly and in great detail. She contacted all of my vendors, provided timelines for our bridal party, and managed every last detail on the wedding day. She definitely went above and beyond and exceeded our expectations. I did a lot of research before I chose my coordinator, and I couldn't be happier with my choice. I think you would be hard pressed to find someone as organized and professional as Katie. She is easy to talk to, intelligent, professional, organized, and just fun to be around, too. She really is great at what she does, and I cannot say enough wonderful things about her. Read less
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mwright
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
The Savvy Event is a great company. Katie is exceptional! She helped us with the planning and the organizing of our wedding ceremony two weeks ago and everything was picture perfect.

She worked within our budget to find a great florist in the Chicago area, located bargain deals on all of the materials for the church decor, set up all of the decor, helped get our wedding party in line on the big day and more! She is very smart ,organized, creative and resourceful. I would recommend her to any bride/groom and trust that she will do a phenomonal job!
The Savvy Event is a great company. Katie is exceptional! She helped us with the planning and the organizing of our Read more...
The Savvy Event is a great company. Katie is exceptional! She helped us with the planning and the organizing of our wedding ceremony two weeks ago and everything was picture perfect.

She worked within our budget to find a great florist in the Chicago area, located bargain deals on all of the materials for the church decor, set up all of the decor, helped get our wedding party in line on the big day and more! She is very smart ,organized, creative and resourceful. I would recommend her to any bride/groom and trust that she will do a phenomonal job! Read less
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rika90
Wedding:
1/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Katie was so much more than words can say! We hired her as our "day of" planner to cover set up and make sure things ran smoothly. She was consistently in contact with us via email and phone to make sure we were on the right track and to share great ideas! I asked so many questions and Katie was always prompt with answering and always friendly! We couldnt have asked for a better planner, she really made our wedding day extra special!!
Katie was so much more than words can say! We hired her as our "day of" planner to cover set up and make sure things ran Read more...
Katie was so much more than words can say! We hired her as our "day of" planner to cover set up and make sure things ran smoothly. She was consistently in contact with us via email and phone to make sure we were on the right track and to share great ideas! I asked so many questions and Katie was always prompt with answering and always friendly! We couldnt have asked for a better planner, she really made our wedding day extra special!! Read less
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allisonory
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
Katie was an absolute god send when it came to taking care of the million details that unfold over the course of planning a wedding. She saved me so much money that she definitely covered her own fees and then some. She designed and hand crafted the most beautiful invitations for our wedding which saved us a small fortune alone. Day after day my e-mail was full of beautiful assortments of fonts, scrolls, and layouts all tailored to our specific tastes. The invitations came out perfect and it was a rewarding hands on experience to work so closely with Katie as she designed more options than were possibly needed. She coordinated my vendors, negotiated pricing, then negotiated some more until we had the wedding of our dreams well under budget. On the big day Katie was perfect, her presence was soothing and calming as she ironed out all the wrinkles- many I was not even aware of. When things ran behind Katie calmly told me not to worry, that this was my big day, and nothing was happening without me. Then she called everyone and reorganized the timetables when hair and make up ran late.

Katie took the time to carefully oversee every last detail of my wedding as if it were her own. Her organization, creativity, and calm assured natured made our wedding day more magical than we could have ever imagined possible. Thank you Katie. You really are extraordinary.
Katie was an absolute god send when it came to taking care of the million details that unfold over the course of planning Read more...
Katie was an absolute god send when it came to taking care of the million details that unfold over the course of planning a wedding. She saved me so much money that she definitely covered her own fees and then some. She designed and hand crafted the most beautiful invitations for our wedding which saved us a small fortune alone. Day after day my e-mail was full of beautiful assortments of fonts, scrolls, and layouts all tailored to our specific tastes. The invitations came out perfect and it was a rewarding hands on experience to work so closely with Katie as she designed more options than were possibly needed. She coordinated my vendors, negotiated pricing, then negotiated some more until we had the wedding of our dreams well under budget. On the big day Katie was perfect, her presence was soothing and calming as she ironed out all the wrinkles- many I was not even aware of. When things ran behind Katie calmly told me not to worry, that this was my big day, and nothing was happening without me. Then she called everyone and reorganized the timetables when hair and make up ran late.

Katie took the time to carefully oversee every last detail of my wedding as if it were her own. Her organization, creativity, and calm assured natured made our wedding day more magical than we could have ever imagined possible. Thank you Katie. You really are extraordinary. Read less
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linzua
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Choosing Katie as my day-of coordinator was honestly the best decision I made in the wedding planning process. Katie is amazing- she is so kind, genuine, really easy to talk to, as well as incredibly professional. She went above and beyond what I expected. I found her after my venue canceled on me and I needed to find a new site 5 months out. I reached out to her and before I even signed a contract, she spent a ton of time helping me out via email and by phone. Once we officially began working together, she constantly reached out to me to see if I needed any help or support. She remembered every detail I shared with her and made sure she had everything memorized for the day of- she is very meticulous, organized, and detail-oriented.

On the day of, she made sure everything went smoothly and looked beautiful. I'm sure there were some hiccups, but I had absolutely no idea. She allowed me to have a stress-free day and to just enjoy everything as it came. I really cannot say enough about her- I am so glad I found her!

I actually wish I had met her earlier and just hired her to do more of the actual planning rather than just the day-of coordination. I would recommend Katie and The Savvy Event to anyone and will certainly be recommending her to any friends who are planning weddings in Phoenix and Chicago.

Katie- thank you so much for everything!

~ Lindsay
Choosing Katie as my day-of coordinator was honestly the best decision I made in the wedding planning process. Katie is Read more...
Choosing Katie as my day-of coordinator was honestly the best decision I made in the wedding planning process. Katie is amazing- she is so kind, genuine, really easy to talk to, as well as incredibly professional. She went above and beyond what I expected. I found her after my venue canceled on me and I needed to find a new site 5 months out. I reached out to her and before I even signed a contract, she spent a ton of time helping me out via email and by phone. Once we officially began working together, she constantly reached out to me to see if I needed any help or support. She remembered every detail I shared with her and made sure she had everything memorized for the day of- she is very meticulous, organized, and detail-oriented.

On the day of, she made sure everything went smoothly and looked beautiful. I'm sure there were some hiccups, but I had absolutely no idea. She allowed me to have a stress-free day and to just enjoy everything as it came. I really cannot say enough about her- I am so glad I found her!

I actually wish I had met her earlier and just hired her to do more of the actual planning rather than just the day-of coordination. I would recommend Katie and The Savvy Event to anyone and will certainly be recommending her to any friends who are planning weddings in Phoenix and Chicago.

Katie- thank you so much for everything!

~ Lindsay Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
7/3/2009
5.0/5.0
The Savvy Event is absolutely extraordinary. Katie is exceptionally talented and is one of the most creative people I have ever met. She takes the time to get to know you and understand your vision and will tailor her services perfectly to meet your needs. Incredibly, Katie always lets you know that she is as excited about your event as you are! She attends to every detail, while at the same time always reminding you that you can add, delete or change things at any time. She works diligently to find the best possible prices and is constantly bargain hunting on your behalf! She thought of everything (and then some!) and knew just how to incorporate every extra touch to make our guests feel so special and our venue magical. In addition to having Katie plan our wedding reception, I have had the fortunate opportunity to attend other events organized by the Savvy Event - I can tell you each one was unique and wonderful. I would highly recommend Katie and The Savvy Event to anyone. Regardless of what type of event you are planning, Katie will make it a huge success!!!
The Savvy Event is absolutely extraordinary. Katie is exceptionally talented and is one of the most creative people I have Read more...
The Savvy Event is absolutely extraordinary. Katie is exceptionally talented and is one of the most creative people I have ever met. She takes the time to get to know you and understand your vision and will tailor her services perfectly to meet your needs. Incredibly, Katie always lets you know that she is as excited about your event as you are! She attends to every detail, while at the same time always reminding you that you can add, delete or change things at any time. She works diligently to find the best possible prices and is constantly bargain hunting on your behalf! She thought of everything (and then some!) and knew just how to incorporate every extra touch to make our guests feel so special and our venue magical. In addition to having Katie plan our wedding reception, I have had the fortunate opportunity to attend other events organized by the Savvy Event - I can tell you each one was unique and wonderful. I would highly recommend Katie and The Savvy Event to anyone. Regardless of what type of event you are planning, Katie will make it a huge success!!! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
The Savvy Event was a wonderful resource during my wedding planning process. I got so many great ideas and tips from the blog and Katie was an enormous help with coordinating my wedding day details. I was so impressed with her organization and creativity, and also for her genuine enthusiasm for my wedding. The timeline she created for me included details that I would never have thought of, and thank goodness she did because we would have been lost without it! I truly appreciate all her help to make my wedding day go smooth and stress free! -Laura, bride
The Savvy Event was a wonderful resource during my wedding planning process. I got so many great ideas and tips from the Read more...
The Savvy Event was a wonderful resource during my wedding planning process. I got so many great ideas and tips from the blog and Katie was an enormous help with coordinating my wedding day details. I was so impressed with her organization and creativity, and also for her genuine enthusiasm for my wedding. The timeline she created for me included details that I would never have thought of, and thank goodness she did because we would have been lost without it! I truly appreciate all her help to make my wedding day go smooth and stress free! -Laura, bride Read less
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azbride1108
Wedding:
11/9/2008
4.6/5.0
The Savvy Event rocks! Katie was fabulous to work with during all aspects leading up to my wedding. She always had great ideas to help me out and really made sure that all of my details came together. I would highly recommend her to any bride!
The Savvy Event rocks! Katie was fabulous to work with during all aspects leading up to my wedding. She always had great Read more...
The Savvy Event rocks! Katie was fabulous to work with during all aspects leading up to my wedding. She always had great ideas to help me out and really made sure that all of my details came together. I would highly recommend her to any bride! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
4/18/2008
5.0/5.0
My experience with Katie was absolutely wonderful. It was so nice to have someone who took all of my ideas and helped to make them come to reality. She listened to my wants and needs and helped me make my wedding day absolutely magical. On the actual wedding day, Katie was there to field all phone calls and coordinate with all of the vendors. I was able to just sit back, relax and enjoy the day. Katie made me feel that I was the only bride in the entire world and really helped make my whole wedding process truly enjoyable and not stressful at all!
My experience with Katie was absolutely wonderful. It was so nice to have someone who took all of my ideas and helped to Read more...
My experience with Katie was absolutely wonderful. It was so nice to have someone who took all of my ideas and helped to make them come to reality. She listened to my wants and needs and helped me make my wedding day absolutely magical. On the actual wedding day, Katie was there to field all phone calls and coordinate with all of the vendors. I was able to just sit back, relax and enjoy the day. Katie made me feel that I was the only bride in the entire world and really helped make my whole wedding process truly enjoyable and not stressful at all! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning

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