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With Love

Chicago , IL

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Serving all Chicagoland
Chicago, IL US 60610 (map)

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312-401-0747

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ABOUT US

True love is spending one day getting married... and the rest of your life feeling glad you did." ~Anonymous

Wedding planning isn’t brain surgery… and if it were, I’d... Read more
True love is spending one day getting married... and the rest of your life feeling glad you did." ~Anonymous

Wedding planning isn’t brain surgery… and if it were, I’d certainly be in a different tax bracket by now. However, so much time, money and stress is put on the planning and execution of a wedding day that you may be wishing I was a brain surgeon and could perform your lobotomy by the end of the process.

The good news is it doesn’t HAVE to be that way.

Wedding planning has been taken to a whole different plateau in the past few decades. Gone are the days of my parent’s wedding where my mom bought her wedding dress from a J.C. Penny catalog site-unseen for $44 and they had a lovely meal catered for $.75 a plate in the nicest hall our small town had to offer. The total day cost $800 and 42 years later they are still living happily ever after.

Today’s weddings are the three E’s, elegant, extravagant and expensive. I obviously love weddings, having made a 13-year career spanning many segments of this industry, but I also love the reality that this is only ONE day of the many you will share together as a married couple. It’s an important and amazing day, but after all is said and done you have a lifetime of marital bliss to skip off into and isn’t that more appealing than starting your marriage climbing out of the black hole of wedding debt?

Our desire is to bring to you the simplicity of practical planning that will let you enjoy this experience. Many websites will lure you in with their online planning tools, budgeters and guest list trackers… along with a handy-dandy list of the 1,427,972 things you have left to do on your checklist. In the busy life of the young, professional bride do you really have time to do those 1,427,972 things, hold down a demanding career, meet your family and social obligations, and have time to do, well, anything else?!

Over my 13-years in this industry I realized one thing, for as much as the world of wedding planning has changed, it really hasn’t changed in ways that are beneficial to the bride. Caterers today are making much more than that $.75 a plate back in 1969, so they are happy, wedding planning is now a viable field to work in so they are happy, but bride’s today are more stressed and overwhelmed than ever trying to handle the career demands our generation faces with the new expectation of planning these over the top wedding extravaganza’s. I find us now back to the point of wishing for that lobotomy.

But before we go to that extreme, With Love is stepping in to make your practical wedding planning a manageable and, dare I say, enjoyable experience. We have evolved with the times and have changed our structure to fit with you, the professional, career driven, busy bride of our generation.

Our service menu is á la carte -true to my French heritage- so you remain in control. You have all the benefits of experience and knowledge in the field, from a full service wedding planner, without the full-service price tag. You have the freedom to pick-and-choice what is right for you, your budget and your situation. So, if you just need some help getting started, we can help you… and if you want a full-service planner, we can help you with that too.

With the relaunch and restructuring of With Love, we give you wedding planning sans lobotomy. We give you freedom and an alternative to the “wedding machine” as my business partner and best friend calls it. We give you back your fairytale and we give you the chance to look back after 42 years of marriage and say “Our day was beautiful, it was just what WE wanted.” Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning
How many planners do you work with?
With Love is an exclusive wedding planning service that takes on a limited number of events each year. When you hire us you get the full With Love team at your service. You will work exclusively with the owner and master planner, Patti Herioux, throughout your entire planning process.
Do you support or cater to any specific religions?
We are completely open to working with any religion. We have vast experience working in the Catholic church, however, have knowledge and experience to span many religions and cultures.
What sizes of weddings have you coordinated in the past?
In our years in the industry we have planned and coordinated weddings of all sizes. Our clients typically average a guest list of 200-300, but we have also overseen events for as little as 50 and as many as 500.
Which venues have you worked at or are familiar with?
We have worked in the finest venues in and around the city and suburban areas.

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Andrea
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Patti not only helped us plan our dream wedding, but she helped us figure out what that dream could be. I went in dreading the planning process, and after the first meeting with Patti, I felt relieved and even excited to continue for the first time since the engagement. Patti immediately created a binder with checklists and a tab for everything we would need.

I had to send my wedding dress back twice and after 3 additional alterations, the bridal boutique was not making it look even across the front. Patti came with me, repinned the front of the dress in minutes and it was perfect when we came back (she even offered to re-make the front panel of my wedding dress if it wasn't perfect from the boutique). She has an eye for detail and perfection, and won't give up until it is exactly right.

I found invitations that I loved on Pinterest, but they were so expensive, we decided not to go with them. Instead, Patti designed a very close replica that we loved even more. We were able to use this theme for our table numbers, escort cards, thank you notes, hotel gift bag thank yous, etc. She made everything from scratch and it turned out beautifully. We received many comments on the invites and how elegant they were. I *loved* them!

Overall, during each of our meetings, Patti helped us to prioritize next steps and with both my husband and I not being the best decision makers, she shared her honest opinions with reasoning and experience every time we asked. We appreciated not hearing what she may have thought we wanted to hear, but rather sharing additional perspectives to help us make the final decision.

After our experience working with Patti, she has become so much more than a wedding coordinator, but also a dear friend. Choosing to work with Patti was worth every penny and many more. We are so happy to be married now and so grateful to Patti for her support during the planning process and the day of execution. Thank you Patti!
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Maggie
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Patti is amazing! I cannot stress that enough. We signed with Patti about 2 weeks into our engagement and it was the best decision. She was with us for about 1 1/2 yrs of planning. I literally had no stress over the planning because of her. People constantly commented on how relaxed I was and I always told them, well you would be too if you had Patti on your side. We were always on the same page and I knew I could trust her to make a decision without me there. She took care of every detail from beginning to end - she even made my garter! The day of the wedding there was a huge rain storm and we had to move the ceremony inside and she assured me it would amazing and of course she was right because she was taking care of it. I could go on for days on how lucky we were to have her as our planner! She is the best!
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Malia
Wedding:
12/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Aside from choosing to marry each other, hiring Patti as our wedding planner for day of coordination was hands down the best decision my husband and I made for our wedding. When it hit the 2 month mark before my wedding, I realized how much communication and coordination the day of our wedding would require. It was then then I realized I may need some help. We had met Patti through our DJ company and was aware she was also a wedding planner. After going over the services we would require for the day of, we hired Patti.

From our very first meeting, a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders when I realized just how much Patti would be doing for us. While she advertised the service we payed for as "day of" help, it is so much more than that. She met with us weekly in the 5-6 weeks leading up to our wedding, communicated with all of our vendors for us, set up scheduling for the day of down to the last minute, and made sure all of our bridal party and family were in the loop. She took care of all of our tiny details that we wanted on the day of, and made sure it was all perfect. She always said her goal was for her to do the stressing so we didn't have to, and she certainly did...she showed up on my rainy wedding day morning to my hotel suite with a list of new indoor locations for pictures - she had spent the morning calling around to locations to set this up. I didn't have to worry about a thing all day.

What really sets Patti aside from any other planner is really the attitude she brings to her clients. Every meeting we had with her really felt like discussing plans with a close friend. She is attentive, supportive and is determined to get exactly what the bride and groom are looking for out of their big day, whether that be working with in budget, time or weather constraints!

She truly was a delight to work with and I can't say enough about her! My only regret is that I waited so long to hire her - I should have hired her as soon as I got engaged! :)
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rorose564
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Hiring Patti at With Love was one of the best decisions I made throughout my wedding planning process. Aside from the great ideas she brings to the table, she does a fantastic job of keeping everything fun and as stress-free as possible. Having Patti there leading up to the wedding and then all day on wedding day made me feel relaxed and allowed me to really enjoy the wedding. Knowing Patti was there, I knew I could trust her to handle anything that came up - I am completely confident in her ability as a wedding planner and am excited to call her a friend now that we are post-wedding day. I would (and am) recommending her to all my friends. :)
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csmith91011
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
If I were to have to pick one word to describe Patti it would be PHENOMENAL! She is an amazing person as well as wedding coordinator/life saver. We used Patti mostly for consultations and picking her brain for her vast knowledge of everything wedding! She went with us to some of our wedding meetings so we were sure we didn't miss anything, and nothing would be a surprise. She helped us with a lot of the detail side of the wedding which was awesome! She was THE GREATEST support system! Patti also did the alterations on my wedding dress. After dropping a significant amount of weight my dress needed a MAJOR overhaul. Patti didn't even flinch the first time I tried the dress on and it was literally falling off me. We had to have several fittings, and Patti put so many hours rebuilding my dress so it was absolutely perfect. No one could tell the dress was totally redone. Patti is nothing short of a miracle. I have mad love for this girl, forever and always! ;)
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Sharon
Wedding:
7/3/2011
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Patti was the WORST wedding planner I have ever encountered. My husband did a better job planning then she did. On the day of, there were so many mistakes that she made that were basic wedding planning 101. My favorite example: NOT putting my veil down over my face before I walked down the aisle. We had a dessert table and used outside vendors. She never communicated with the hotel about what was needed. She even blamed me and told me I over-ordered, when in reality she never told the hotel what to do and we were left with 7 bakers tray of left-overs. IF she had communicated what was required we would have very little left. She even told us that when she has her binder near her she is secretly looking at her phone and not working the wedding. She told us she kept her phone in her bra and that is how she is able to sneak other text messages. At the end of the evening I asked her for help upstairs (mind you we ended the evening a half hour early) and she refused. I would never ever ever EVER suggest working with her. She is extremely unprofessional. My biggest regret of this wedding was using her as a wedding planner!
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With Love responded with the following comments:

Sharon and Jeff, I'm sorry you feel this way about my services on your beautiful wedding day and that I was unable to live up to your expectations of what a wedding coordinator should be.

In the excitement of getting the wedding party down the aisle I did overlook the fact that your veil was not over your face. However, may I point out that so did you. I would have been more than happy to put your veil over your face if you had remembered and asked as well.

As for your sweets table, there were numerous correspondences with the hotel prior to the wedding and on the day of. There were e-mails, calls and face to face appointments that you were involved in. My assistant and I did ask that the trays be refilled as they emptied and they were replenished as needed throughout the night. As a reminder to you, average consumption on a sweets buffet would be between 3-5 pieces per person. With what you ordered there were 16 pieces of sweets per person, a wedding cake and an ice cream bar. I had discuss over ordering with you, as did at least one of your sweets providers. In our discussion on that matter you said that you didn't care if too much was ordered, you would freeze what was left over.

Lastly, in this day and age of technology I do use my cell phone as needed throughout the wedding day to be in contact with your vendors and any members of the wedding party as may be required. I do try to do so in a discreet manner, but there are occurrences during every wedding day that may not go exactly according to plan and need my immediate attention. I do use my phone in those situations.

I wish you both the best in your married life.
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Kristin
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Patti is a dream come true! We hired her as a "day of" coordinator, but that is such a misrepresentation for everything she did for us! She was absolutely wonderful, gave us wonderful tips/advice, resources, and just listened when we needed to talk things out. We were debating between two planners, and I am 100% confident we picked the right one. Our outdoor wedding was rained out at the last minute, and she and her assistant Melissa had everything transformed and ready to go in a half an hour - it was amazing! She also had a friend drive from an hour away last minute when my video for the father-daughter dance wouldn't work. I just can't say enough positive things about her - book her now!!
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Alyidar
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Patti is an amazing wedding planner...and person! She truly loves what she does and it comes easy to her. She was our LIFE SAVER during this process. She made everything so easy and it all turned out so wonderfully!!! She always remained calm and cool during the tough times (when I was driving her crazy). Not only was she the best, most organized planner ever, she was also a great friend. She turned wedding planning into a fun task!
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Lauren
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
It is hard to quite put into words the amazing happiness that I have for deciding to work with With Love Bridal, but I will try. With Love Bridal exceeded my expectations and more. Patti really envisions your wedding day down to the last detail and makes sure that everything gets done. We could not have had any more comments on how amazing everything was and how every little touch from Patti made the day one to remember. She really makes your wedding like her own and even got to know me so well that she knew what I would like and not like even before I knew! I feel Patti really became a friend to me more so than somebody I hired to help me with my wedding and I feel that it is important to have somebody there that truly cares and wants to be apart of your special day. I would hands down recommend With Love Bridal to anybody and everybody that was looking for a wedding planner and even to those who aren't looking, they should! I don't know what I would have done with Patti and the staff at With Love Bridal.
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psoloria1
Wedding:
11/7/2009
5.0/5.0
With Love provided everything and anything my wife and I asked. We did not have to worry about a thing at all that day. At first, I was hesitant about getting a wedding planner but I am so grateful that we did. With Love was worth every penny and more. With Love made are wedding day stress free and so very memorable. We would highly recommend them to anyone getting ready to plan a wedding. Thanks Patti and Mimi!!!
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SB
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Not a bad thing to say about Patti. We did a good amount of non-traditional things, and not only was she up for it but she had great ideas/contributions as well. Patti became a friend as well as a planner. I'd work with her again for sure (although hopefully I won't have to!).
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Katie
Wedding:
7/4/2009
5.0/5.0
I LOVED Patti. She made me wedding what every wedding should be: Fun, carefree, and beautiful. Words can't describe how thankful I am. Patti is going to be a HUGE name in the wedding business VERY soon. Keep up the amazing work. Heart you! Love, Katie and Jay <3
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katedayroosma
Wedding:
12/6/2008
5.0/5.0
Patti was organized, knowledgeable, efficient, and so kind. She was the best wedding planner. I would recommend her to anyone. She had fantastic ideas and was so clever.
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saravalko
Wedding:
11/7/2008
5.0/5.0
Now that it is all said and done we cannot put in words how grateful we were to have you be with us every step of the way during our engagement leading up to the big day! You have been a solid rock on a crazy road to the happiest day of our lives. Your attention to detail and how organized you keep everything really played a major role in keeping us on track. I stress easily and you were always there to take me from my highest levels all the way back down to earth! We both appreciated that aspect! The day of couldn't have been more perfect, the room was AMAZING, BREATHTAKING, FLOORED US, and was set up to a tee?our dreams and crazy ideas came true right before our eyes all thanks to your hard work. You brought out our Martini Theme so perfectly through out every piece beginning to end, it was flat out awesome! The church ran so smoothly, beginning with the rehearsal the night before, leading into us meeting eye to eye at the alter. And the coordination of the entire day was right on track you never missed a beat! It has been a little over a week now and people are still talking about our wedding and asking us who the person was that waved her magic wand to make it happen!

Not only did you blow people out of the water with the reception and church, but we can?t forget all the stationary items you created for us as well. BIG compliments to you across the board on those! From the start with our save the dates, to our invitations which were one of a kind all of our guests loved them. Our programs for the church, place cards and table numbers all turned out fabulous! You truly craft your items from the heart and it shines through. You worked with us and our budget and we were still able to pull off the looks we were going for!

Patti you are every bride?s dream come true and actually every groom?s savior from the bridezilla! With you there are no worries, no doubts, just absolute satisfaction and peace of mind!

We love you and thank you so much for making our day so memorable, we will always carry that with us and plan to spread the word of your wonderful wedding coordination gift with friends and family for years to come!
Love-
Sara & Andrew Valko
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kfgbride
Wedding:
8/16/2008
5.0/5.0
At the risk of sounding completely cliche, if I could give Patti 100 stars, I would. She was by far the best money we spent on our wedding, and I would have spent a million more on her if necessary (and if I could afford it!). I was a busy bride-to-be, focused on a new job promotion and frankly not all that into planning my wedding. Patti helped narrow down choices, offer ideas, and coordinated our whole day, which consisted of renting space and bringing in multiple vendors to make it all happen.

Patti is ALSO a multi-talented wedding planner! Not only did she take care of our planning, but she also provided my dress alterations, all of my flowers (no kidding, she really did) AND she made the Chuppah for our Jewish ceremony. I knew she had worked in the bridal industry for 14 years, but she really is a jack of all trades when it comes to this stuff.

Patti will work harder than any vendor you hire and she truly invests herself in not just your wedding day, but your wedding experience. She's an amazing soul, and not only did I walk away with a wedding full of great memories, but she has truly become a great friend as well. Personally, I think that's the kind of planner you want, especially if you're going to spend 6 months - 1+ year of your life working closely with one person on one of the most emotionally vested days of your life.
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