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You Name It Events

Geneva , IL

LOCATION

1 W. State St, Suite 103
Geneva, IL US 60134 (map)
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ABOUT US

You Name It Events offers comprehensive wedding planning services ranging from full service planning to day of wedding coordination. Our personalized, professional service is designed to... Read more
You Name It Events offers comprehensive wedding planning services ranging from full service planning to day of wedding coordination. Our personalized, professional service is designed to get you to the perfect wedding experience that you have always imagined - stress-free and enjoying the process.

We pride ourselves on our relationship-based service - meaning we don't just care about the basics of your day or getting you from point A to point B - but truly care about your wishes, hopes and dreams for your wedding. We work to get to know these details so that we are equipped to best help you up to and on your big day. It's more than just business for the wedding planners at You Name It: it is the chance to help clients we genuinely care about create memories that will last a lifetime. Our goal is simple: perfectly personal service, every couple, no exceptions.

Call us at 630-403-8254 to schedule your free consultation today!

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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly / Green, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning
How many planners do you work with?
We are a small but growing company - and happy to be so! We provide one full-time planner for our clients, as well as a number of part-time assistants who help with event preparation and day of coordination. We are about personal attention to our clients and every level of their plans from the big picture to the tiny details.
What style of wedding do you specialize in planning?
Any! We love to have a variety of project going on at one time and have excelled in large weddings, small ceremonies, surprise events, birthday parties and more!
What sizes of weddings have you coordinated in the past?
Small (60 or less) to Large (300 or more)
Which venues have you worked at or are familiar with?
The Adler Planetarium, Newberry Library, Knickerbocker Hotel, Kenilworth Club, Riverside Receptions, Eagle Brook Country Club, The Herrington Inn, Hotel Baker, Danada House, Drury Lane, Zhou B Art Gallery and more! 
 Baker Hotel in St. Charles
 Victoria in the Park in Elmhurst
 Ruffled Feathers in Orland Park
 and more!

REVIEWS

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AAMassari
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
You Name it was by far the best money I spent for my wedding!! Leanne and team were spot on with everything! I hired them as a day of coordinator and they nailed it! I was a crazy bride and had my MOH and myself doing all of my personal flowers and centerpieces ourselves. When I first met You Name it at a wedding expo, I asked Leanne if I could hire her to set everything at our venue up and act as the day of coordinator. She said they would customize a package to exactly what I needed, and she did just that. I am a corporate event planner so I knew I could handle all of the details leading up to the wedding, but knowing she would be there to handle all of the details the day of, made me relax and actually enjoy the day.

Leanne met with us and the venue representative the week before the wedding and gave me checklists and forms that made me smile. She thought of things I didn't even think of which really impressed me. We went over everything her team would be setting up and coordinating and while I was overwhelmed with everything, she took it with a smile. We chatted the day before the wedding and sorted a few things out.

The day of arrived and they rocked everything! They did a lot of running around by picking up our flowers and bringing them to the venue. I'm not sure what else they did, but all I know is I got a video of everything they set up and it looked AWESOME!! And at least an hour before the guests were to arrive. It was all better than I expected!

Overall, You Name it gave me a feeling of confidence that they could handle it. I never had to question my decision of hiring them, it just felt right. Leanne's attitude is awesome. If you can't get along with her as your coordinator, you are a mean person. She took everything I threw her way with a "yes" confident attitude. They were simply AMAZING!! I feel like I got a steal for everything they did. Well worth it!
You Name it was by far the best money I spent for my wedding!! Leanne and team were spot on with everything! I hired them Read more...
You Name it was by far the best money I spent for my wedding!! Leanne and team were spot on with everything! I hired them as a day of coordinator and they nailed it! I was a crazy bride and had my MOH and myself doing all of my personal flowers and centerpieces ourselves. When I first met You Name it at a wedding expo, I asked Leanne if I could hire her to set everything at our venue up and act as the day of coordinator. She said they would customize a package to exactly what I needed, and she did just that. I am a corporate event planner so I knew I could handle all of the details leading up to the wedding, but knowing she would be there to handle all of the details the day of, made me relax and actually enjoy the day.

Leanne met with us and the venue representative the week before the wedding and gave me checklists and forms that made me smile. She thought of things I didn't even think of which really impressed me. We went over everything her team would be setting up and coordinating and while I was overwhelmed with everything, she took it with a smile. We chatted the day before the wedding and sorted a few things out.

The day of arrived and they rocked everything! They did a lot of running around by picking up our flowers and bringing them to the venue. I'm not sure what else they did, but all I know is I got a video of everything they set up and it looked AWESOME!! And at least an hour before the guests were to arrive. It was all better than I expected!

Overall, You Name it gave me a feeling of confidence that they could handle it. I never had to question my decision of hiring them, it just felt right. Leanne's attitude is awesome. If you can't get along with her as your coordinator, you are a mean person. She took everything I threw her way with a "yes" confident attitude. They were simply AMAZING!! I feel like I got a steal for everything they did. Well worth it! Read less
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Ana Carla
Wedding:
8/24/2014
5.0/5.0
I simply loved working with Leanne. At first when I was trying to contact vendors I got really disappointed because most wedding coordinators did not want to work with some one from outside the country and some of them was actually rude, however when I contact Leanne she was very nice and gave me a lot of solutions and ways we could work from a different. She made my wedding planning experience a lot easier and I was able to have the wedding of my dream because of her help.
I simply loved working with Leanne. At first when I was trying to contact vendors I got really disappointed because most Read more...
I simply loved working with Leanne. At first when I was trying to contact vendors I got really disappointed because most wedding coordinators did not want to work with some one from outside the country and some of them was actually rude, however when I contact Leanne she was very nice and gave me a lot of solutions and ways we could work from a different. She made my wedding planning experience a lot easier and I was able to have the wedding of my dream because of her help. Read less
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You Name It Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, Ana! You were a joy to work with and made such beautiful selections! Your sweet families made the day so much fun! It was truly our pleasure!! We can't wait to see more of the photos and video from your day!
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James
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Leanne was a life savor! We live out of state and needed someone in the area to do the leg work for us. Leanne did that for us and much, much more. She provided us with recommendations when we had no clue where to begin and made arrangements with vendors. She was always responsive over email and phone. During the wedding, her and her crew made sure that everything was the way we wanted it. The ceremony was beautiful! We couldn't have done it without her.
Leanne was a life savor! We live out of state and needed someone in the area to do the leg work for us. Leanne did that Read more...
Leanne was a life savor! We live out of state and needed someone in the area to do the leg work for us. Leanne did that for us and much, much more. She provided us with recommendations when we had no clue where to begin and made arrangements with vendors. She was always responsive over email and phone. During the wedding, her and her crew made sure that everything was the way we wanted it. The ceremony was beautiful! We couldn't have done it without her. Read less
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You Name It Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review! It was truly our pleasure to help you with your unique wedding! We love doing things that are out of the ordinary and your day was full of those fun things. Thanks again!
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Leanne Valdes and her team at You Name It Events! They helped us from the beginning planning stages to the actual wedding day. Leanne assisted us in finding almost all of our vendors from photography & videography to the bakery & florist. She has extensive knowledge about each vendor which she provided to us in order to select which vendor would work best for us. She was also critical in putting together vendor contracts & making sure we were not only getting a fair price, but getting the level of service we wanted. In the end, Leanne saved us so much time & money in selecting our vendors. (The vendors she recommended were also all wonderful).
The second major part of what Leanne & her team helped us with was coordinating the day of the wedding, which involved set-up, clean up, organization of the rehearsal/ceremony & reception, making sure our card box was secure, delivering flowers, etc. There was no task too small for her team - at one point I even caught them doing dishes at my parents house! They really went the extra mile to make sure that the day flowed perfectly. For example, when the limo arrived to bring the ladies to the church, the driver said he needed payment before leaving. This would have caused a lot of stress without having Leanne there to run to the bank & grab a cashier's check. Overall, I can't imagine not having Leanne there to help with everything. As someone who worries about the details, I was put at ease knowing that her team was there to take care of things. If asked if I would hire You Name It again, I would say absolutely with no hesitation. They are the best!!!
I cannot say enough good things about Leanne Valdes and her team at You Name It Events! They helped us from the beginning Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Leanne Valdes and her team at You Name It Events! They helped us from the beginning planning stages to the actual wedding day. Leanne assisted us in finding almost all of our vendors from photography & videography to the bakery & florist. She has extensive knowledge about each vendor which she provided to us in order to select which vendor would work best for us. She was also critical in putting together vendor contracts & making sure we were not only getting a fair price, but getting the level of service we wanted. In the end, Leanne saved us so much time & money in selecting our vendors. (The vendors she recommended were also all wonderful).
The second major part of what Leanne & her team helped us with was coordinating the day of the wedding, which involved set-up, clean up, organization of the rehearsal/ceremony & reception, making sure our card box was secure, delivering flowers, etc. There was no task too small for her team - at one point I even caught them doing dishes at my parents house! They really went the extra mile to make sure that the day flowed perfectly. For example, when the limo arrived to bring the ladies to the church, the driver said he needed payment before leaving. This would have caused a lot of stress without having Leanne there to run to the bank & grab a cashier's check. Overall, I can't imagine not having Leanne there to help with everything. As someone who worries about the details, I was put at ease knowing that her team was there to take care of things. If asked if I would hire You Name It again, I would say absolutely with no hesitation. They are the best!!! Read less
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You Name It Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind, thoughtful and thorough review! It was truly our pleasure to get to know you and your wonderful family through the process of the wedding! Everything was so beautiful and we cannot wait to see more photos of the day!
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Chris
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Leanne and her team were wonderful! She listened to what we wanted and researched vendors. She went over any details that we had questions about. She brought up many details we hadn't even thought about. The day of the wedding she was there and handled everything for us. We were able to relax and enjoy my daughters wedding day instead of thinking of how everything was going to flow and how to get everything done. She was worth way more than what we paid her! Don't have a wedding without her!
Leanne and her team were wonderful! She listened to what we wanted and researched vendors. She went over any details that Read more...
Leanne and her team were wonderful! She listened to what we wanted and researched vendors. She went over any details that we had questions about. She brought up many details we hadn't even thought about. The day of the wedding she was there and handled everything for us. We were able to relax and enjoy my daughters wedding day instead of thinking of how everything was going to flow and how to get everything done. She was worth way more than what we paid her! Don't have a wedding without her! Read less
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You Name It Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words! You and your family were such a pleasure! We can't wait for your family's next wedding to be with you all again!
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
We worked with Leanne for over a year before our wedding. From the very moment I reached out to inquire about services through the very end of the wedding reception, Leanne was responsive, creative, professional, and caring. We were planning our wedding long-distance so it was invaluable to us to have someone on the ground who knew the lay of the land. She listened to every phone call and email, and always provided a solution. We had full confidence that our day would go smoothly because of her and her team, and it did - despite a raging thunderstorm during our ceremony, forcing us to go to plan B! We wouldn't be happier with how everything turned out and would recommend You Name It Events to anyone.
We worked with Leanne for over a year before our wedding. From the very moment I reached out to inquire about services Read more...
We worked with Leanne for over a year before our wedding. From the very moment I reached out to inquire about services through the very end of the wedding reception, Leanne was responsive, creative, professional, and caring. We were planning our wedding long-distance so it was invaluable to us to have someone on the ground who knew the lay of the land. She listened to every phone call and email, and always provided a solution. We had full confidence that our day would go smoothly because of her and her team, and it did - despite a raging thunderstorm during our ceremony, forcing us to go to plan B! We wouldn't be happier with how everything turned out and would recommend You Name It Events to anyone. Read less
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You Name It Events responded with the following comments:

You guys were such a treat to work with! Your happiness shined through even when those dark clouds rolled in and it was such a pleasure to see that! It was truly our pleasure. Stay in touch!
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Cynthia
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
You Name It Events is a top notch event planning service! You Name It deserves 10 stars for the customer service they delivered through out the one year wedding planning process for our beautiful Lake Michigan wedding! My husband and I are still in absolute awe at the fabulous job Leanne and her team did to help our wedding weekend go absolutely perfect and seamless! Our family and out of town guests were so pleased to have the You Name It team on board, because it allowed everyone to enjoy the wedding without any headaches or mishaps. Everyone is still talking about how helpful it was to have You Name It to assist with our wedding weekend. My husband and I live in NYC. We planned to have a Lake Michigan wedding in South Haven because I was born and raised in West Michigan. We planned to have a big city wedding in small town. We knew we would need assistance with planning from afar. Although, You Name It is located in Chicagoland, we are located in NYC, and our wedding was in Michigan there were no issues with distance. Leanne made multiple trips to Michigan when needed during the entire planning process.
Leanne totally understood our vision for our 230 guests and she went above and beyond to make sure we were always happy through out the planning process till the day of our wedding. Her ability to be meticulous and detailed oriented is impeccable. Leanne remembers everything!
Even on the day of the wedding when the Limo driver was late. Leanne solved the issue immediately without hesitation she called another company and made sure we had a beautiful back up limo and we were still on time to our ceremony! Hiring You Name It Events was by far one of the best purchases we made for our wedding! You Name It does everything with excellence they are truly the #1 one planning service to choose for your special day!
You Name It Events is a top notch event planning service! You Name It deserves 10 stars for the customer service they Read more...
You Name It Events is a top notch event planning service! You Name It deserves 10 stars for the customer service they delivered through out the one year wedding planning process for our beautiful Lake Michigan wedding! My husband and I are still in absolute awe at the fabulous job Leanne and her team did to help our wedding weekend go absolutely perfect and seamless! Our family and out of town guests were so pleased to have the You Name It team on board, because it allowed everyone to enjoy the wedding without any headaches or mishaps. Everyone is still talking about how helpful it was to have You Name It to assist with our wedding weekend. My husband and I live in NYC. We planned to have a Lake Michigan wedding in South Haven because I was born and raised in West Michigan. We planned to have a big city wedding in small town. We knew we would need assistance with planning from afar. Although, You Name It is located in Chicagoland, we are located in NYC, and our wedding was in Michigan there were no issues with distance. Leanne made multiple trips to Michigan when needed during the entire planning process.
Leanne totally understood our vision for our 230 guests and she went above and beyond to make sure we were always happy through out the planning process till the day of our wedding. Her ability to be meticulous and detailed oriented is impeccable. Leanne remembers everything!
Even on the day of the wedding when the Limo driver was late. Leanne solved the issue immediately without hesitation she called another company and made sure we had a beautiful back up limo and we were still on time to our ceremony! Hiring You Name It Events was by far one of the best purchases we made for our wedding! You Name It does everything with excellence they are truly the #1 one planning service to choose for your special day! Read less
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You Name It Events responded with the following comments:

Cynthia! Thank you for your kind words, detailed review and for sharing some great examples of how our services worked for you! We absolutely LOVED being a part of the team for your gorgeous wedding! (Wish we could do it again sometime, too! Anniversary party??) We wish you guys all the happiness in the world and more!
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Katie
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Best decision ever! You Name It Events made sure to exceede my wildest dreams. They were the the critical piece of my wedding day that made everything easy. They made it nice for my family to enjoy the wedding day with me, instead of worrying about set up and take down my wedding and all my little DIY decorations. The day seemed effortless, and that was 100% becauase I had You Name It Events running around in the background making sure everything was taken care.
Best decision ever! You Name It Events made sure to exceede my wildest dreams. They were the the critical piece of my Read more...
Best decision ever! You Name It Events made sure to exceede my wildest dreams. They were the the critical piece of my wedding day that made everything easy. They made it nice for my family to enjoy the wedding day with me, instead of worrying about set up and take down my wedding and all my little DIY decorations. The day seemed effortless, and that was 100% becauase I had You Name It Events running around in the background making sure everything was taken care. Read less
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You Name It Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind words! You were such a pleasure to work with and get to know during the planning process! We are so glad you chose us to serve you in your BIG day and are proud to have been a part of your vendor team!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
If you are looking to enjoy your wedding (and not work it so to speak) you MUST hire a day of planner. Leanne and her team are absolutely phenomenal. My husband and I, our wedding party, and our families were able to completely enjoy our wedding day as Leanne ha every single detail covered. She met with me for about an hour and a half a few days before the wedding where we reviewed the plan for the day and the vendor list. Leanne confirmed all the vendors, ensured everything was going to exactly as planned, and ensured my day was perfect up to the last minute. She surprised me with her attention to detail throughout the day. During our cocktail hour she noticed I was chatting a lot and brought me a plate of appetizers so I wouldn't miss out, she went to our reception site and sent a video of how the set up looked to make sure it was exactly what I wanted to walk in to, she even organized all my wedding gifts and "stuff" toward the end of our reception and walk all of it over to our hotel with us. She took care of our parents during the reception to make sure they had everything they needed. Both of our parents said hiring her was one of the best decisions I made while planning our big day. I couldn't agree more. You will absolutely be thrilled with You Name It Events. I highly recommend this service!!
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If you are looking to enjoy your wedding (and not work it so to speak) you MUST hire a day of planner. Leanne and her team are absolutely phenomenal. My husband and I, our wedding party, and our families were able to completely enjoy our wedding day as Leanne ha every single detail covered. She met with me for about an hour and a half a few days before the wedding where we reviewed the plan for the day and the vendor list. Leanne confirmed all the vendors, ensured everything was going to exactly as planned, and ensured my day was perfect up to the last minute. She surprised me with her attention to detail throughout the day. During our cocktail hour she noticed I was chatting a lot and brought me a plate of appetizers so I wouldn't miss out, she went to our reception site and sent a video of how the set up looked to make sure it was exactly what I wanted to walk in to, she even organized all my wedding gifts and "stuff" toward the end of our reception and walk all of it over to our hotel with us. She took care of our parents during the reception to make sure they had everything they needed. Both of our parents said hiring her was one of the best decisions I made while planning our big day. I couldn't agree more. You will absolutely be thrilled with You Name It Events. I highly recommend this service!! Read less
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You Name It Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind and thorough review!! Your group was such a pleasure to work with and your wedding was so lovely! Truly our pleasure!
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Brittany
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Working with Leanne, Megan and Jeni on my wedding day was a wonderful experience. As the bride, I wanted to have a day-of coordinator about a month before our wedding. Leanne was super accommodating to us and made us feel confident and comfortable in our wedding plans. She was easy to work with and made sure each little detail was covered.

Leanne would work after hours to meet with us based on our schedules. There were so many things that came up that I totally didn't think about for the wedding, and I was so happy we decided to have a day-of coordinator so that nothing would slip by us. Leanne and Megan also did a venue walk-through with us so that they would know every detail and came up with wonderful ideas during this time as well.

Our day-of coordinators were Megan and Jeni. Leanne had another wedding to be at that day, however she still took the time to stop by and say hello which meant a lot! Jeni was great at assisting my bridal party and helping us with all our needs. Megan was awesome and made sure the whole day ran smoothly. Everyone was so nice and helpful, which in turn helped me not stress out!

I would highly recommend You Name It Events for your upcoming wedding if you want to feel stress-free and have it run flawlessly.
Working with Leanne, Megan and Jeni on my wedding day was a wonderful experience. As the bride, I wanted to have a day-of Read more...
Working with Leanne, Megan and Jeni on my wedding day was a wonderful experience. As the bride, I wanted to have a day-of coordinator about a month before our wedding. Leanne was super accommodating to us and made us feel confident and comfortable in our wedding plans. She was easy to work with and made sure each little detail was covered.

Leanne would work after hours to meet with us based on our schedules. There were so many things that came up that I totally didn't think about for the wedding, and I was so happy we decided to have a day-of coordinator so that nothing would slip by us. Leanne and Megan also did a venue walk-through with us so that they would know every detail and came up with wonderful ideas during this time as well.

Our day-of coordinators were Megan and Jeni. Leanne had another wedding to be at that day, however she still took the time to stop by and say hello which meant a lot! Jeni was great at assisting my bridal party and helping us with all our needs. Megan was awesome and made sure the whole day ran smoothly. Everyone was so nice and helpful, which in turn helped me not stress out!

I would highly recommend You Name It Events for your upcoming wedding if you want to feel stress-free and have it run flawlessly. Read less
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You Name It Events responded with the following comments:

It's clients like you guys that make it SO easy for us to love what we do! Thank you for your kind words!
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Shawn
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
THE Best team ever!!

We used 'You Name It Events' to do "day pf" wedding coordination...which was absolutely the single BEST decision we made for my daughter's wedding. Our wedding had been well planned and organized so intially I wasn't sure if I needed a planner the day of the wedding...well I couldn't have been more wrong...the "day of" is only an acronym this team started working 2-3 months before the wedding giving me access to their contact information and sharing that with every vendor. Leanne worked tirelessly from the start of the rehearsal dinner through cleaning up the florals after the reception...this team even took the time to transfer and load the gorgeous centerpieces and take them to a local nursing home the next day. Leanne took every bridal party member and vendors name and contact info from us and sent all these folks timelines, confirmed the vendors start or arrival times, sent updates via texts of changes and deadlines as "shuttles leave hotel at 2pm".

As the MOB and the wedding planner this was the best gift you can do for yourselves and your family. Both my husband and I got to spend the weekend with our daughters, the bride and the maid of honor...we never missed on single moment because we were out chasing a vendor or asking the photographer to take a photo.

Save money somewhere else...and hire this team to make your day stress free and perfect! If I could give them a 100 stars I would...thank you to YOU Name It Events...you were all amazing.
THE Best team ever!!

We used 'You Name It Events' to do "day pf" wedding coordination...which was absolutely the Read more...
THE Best team ever!!

We used 'You Name It Events' to do "day pf" wedding coordination...which was absolutely the single BEST decision we made for my daughter's wedding. Our wedding had been well planned and organized so intially I wasn't sure if I needed a planner the day of the wedding...well I couldn't have been more wrong...the "day of" is only an acronym this team started working 2-3 months before the wedding giving me access to their contact information and sharing that with every vendor. Leanne worked tirelessly from the start of the rehearsal dinner through cleaning up the florals after the reception...this team even took the time to transfer and load the gorgeous centerpieces and take them to a local nursing home the next day. Leanne took every bridal party member and vendors name and contact info from us and sent all these folks timelines, confirmed the vendors start or arrival times, sent updates via texts of changes and deadlines as "shuttles leave hotel at 2pm".

As the MOB and the wedding planner this was the best gift you can do for yourselves and your family. Both my husband and I got to spend the weekend with our daughters, the bride and the maid of honor...we never missed on single moment because we were out chasing a vendor or asking the photographer to take a photo.

Save money somewhere else...and hire this team to make your day stress free and perfect! If I could give them a 100 stars I would...thank you to YOU Name It Events...you were all amazing. Read less
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You Name It Events responded with the following comments:

It was truly our pleasure to get to know you and your family! We loved the wedding and will fondly remember it, for sure!! Thank you for your kind words!
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Joseph
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Extremely helpful and competent. Made the entire process much more enjoyable for bride, groom and family.
Extremely helpful and competent. Made the entire process much more enjoyable for bride, groom and family.
Extremely helpful and competent. Made the entire process much more enjoyable for bride, groom and family. Read less
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You Name It Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review! It was our pleasure to serve you and we wish you all the best!
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Rachel
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Leanne, Sarah, and Taylor made sure everything ran smoothly from our rehearsal to our wedding ceremony all the way to the last clean-up of the night!! You often times do not realize how many quests will turn to you as the bride with questions/texts/phone calls the day before and of the wedding... and they made all of that so much more manageable, and gave the groom and myself ample more time and opportunities to enjoy ourselves and spend time with our guests!! We had a large wedding party, but everyone felt attended to, was in place on time, and able to enjoy the night thanks to this stellar team!! They are very friendly, smart, and fun to be around... Definitely a MUST for any wedding in Chicago/Chicagoland area!! We really loved working with them and know that you will to :)
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Leanne, Sarah, and Taylor made sure everything ran smoothly from our rehearsal to our wedding ceremony all the way to the last clean-up of the night!! You often times do not realize how many quests will turn to you as the bride with questions/texts/phone calls the day before and of the wedding... and they made all of that so much more manageable, and gave the groom and myself ample more time and opportunities to enjoy ourselves and spend time with our guests!! We had a large wedding party, but everyone felt attended to, was in place on time, and able to enjoy the night thanks to this stellar team!! They are very friendly, smart, and fun to be around... Definitely a MUST for any wedding in Chicago/Chicagoland area!! We really loved working with them and know that you will to :) Read less
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You Name It Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience, Rachel! We loved getting to you know you all and have such a fun time working with you! We wish you the best in your newlywed time and look forward to staying in touch!
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Mary
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Both Leanne and Sarah worked with my daughter and me prior to the wedding and they both were extremely helpful. They answered all of our questions and provided suggestions and guidance to help make the day perfect. Sarah was with us the day of the wedding. She is very organized, very professional and attended to every detail. At the church she kept everything on schedule and even had my daughter's dogs there at the right time for photos. At the reception Sarah made sure that the set-up was to our specifications, that everything ran on schedule, seeing to all of the details so that my daughter and I could enjoy the day! At the end of the reception Sarah cleaned up and insured that we got all of our decorations back. It was because of You Name It that we were able to enjoy this very special day!!
Both Leanne and Sarah worked with my daughter and me prior to the wedding and they both were extremely helpful. They Read more...
Both Leanne and Sarah worked with my daughter and me prior to the wedding and they both were extremely helpful. They answered all of our questions and provided suggestions and guidance to help make the day perfect. Sarah was with us the day of the wedding. She is very organized, very professional and attended to every detail. At the church she kept everything on schedule and even had my daughter's dogs there at the right time for photos. At the reception Sarah made sure that the set-up was to our specifications, that everything ran on schedule, seeing to all of the details so that my daughter and I could enjoy the day! At the end of the reception Sarah cleaned up and insured that we got all of our decorations back. It was because of You Name It that we were able to enjoy this very special day!! Read less
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You Name It Events responded with the following comments:

Tank you for taking the time to share your experience, Mary! We loved serving you and wish you the best!
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Robin
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Leanne and her group from You Name It Events & Administration were great! My daughter decided at the last minute to have an event coordinator on the day of her wedding and reception and I could not believe what a difference it made. You Name It came in listened to my daughter's wants and needs and made sure that everything ran as smoothly as it could. I would highly recommend and refer them!
Leanne and her group from You Name It Events & Administration were great! My daughter decided at the last minute to have Read more...
Leanne and her group from You Name It Events & Administration were great! My daughter decided at the last minute to have an event coordinator on the day of her wedding and reception and I could not believe what a difference it made. You Name It came in listened to my daughter's wants and needs and made sure that everything ran as smoothly as it could. I would highly recommend and refer them! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
You Name It Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kinds words, Robin! Your family's hard work and preparation for the wedding made such a huge difference. Everything you envisioned was so beautiful and it was truly our pleasure to help so that you all could enjoy things as much as possible!
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I was a HUGE control freak when it came to my wedding- even on the big day, I kept trying to do things myself and it took my coordinator, Leanne, saying, "Sarah! Stop! Let us do this! Go ENJOY your wedding day!" to really get me to relax! Leanne and her team were a HUGE help not only to me, my family, and bridal party, but they also really helped out the church coordinator and catering manager. Our reception had A LOT of moving parts- a photobooth, ice cream bar, hot dog cart, outdoor Bags sets, sparkler exit, and much more that, realistically, I could not have handled by myself. Having a coordinator was probably one of the greatest things I could have done for myself to ensure I TRULY enjoyed my wedding day, and You Name It did a great job in making our big day PERFECT! You only get to be a bride once, and hiring You Name It guarantees you will LOVE every minute of your special day!
I was a HUGE control freak when it came to my wedding- even on the big day, I kept trying to do things myself and it took Read more...
I was a HUGE control freak when it came to my wedding- even on the big day, I kept trying to do things myself and it took my coordinator, Leanne, saying, "Sarah! Stop! Let us do this! Go ENJOY your wedding day!" to really get me to relax! Leanne and her team were a HUGE help not only to me, my family, and bridal party, but they also really helped out the church coordinator and catering manager. Our reception had A LOT of moving parts- a photobooth, ice cream bar, hot dog cart, outdoor Bags sets, sparkler exit, and much more that, realistically, I could not have handled by myself. Having a coordinator was probably one of the greatest things I could have done for myself to ensure I TRULY enjoyed my wedding day, and You Name It did a great job in making our big day PERFECT! You only get to be a bride once, and hiring You Name It guarantees you will LOVE every minute of your special day! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
You Name It Events responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience! All the best to you!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
So, I am a very organized person. I never really thought that I would get a wedding planner because I would be able to do things myself. After thinking about it for a while, I decided that I would want a wedding planner for the day of. I wanted a planner for the day of so that I could enjoy my wedding day, and also so that my mom and other family wouldn't have anything to worry about either. Leanne and I had a few meetings prior to the day which was very helpful and reassuring. Leanne actually gave me a goodie bag at our first meeting, which was really cute:) So, when the day finally came, I was AMAZED at how many times I called Leanne's name! It had to be over 300 times lol! Leanne and her assistants were on top of everything and they did it somehow in the background. One of the assistants even offered to carry my shoes for me at the end of the night! They helped with everything that day, from getting breakfast for everyone, to making sure the flowers ended up at the right place, to making sure all of our things were cleaned up out of the hall, and packed. Hiring You Name It Events was by far the best purchase of my wedding! Thank you ladies!!!
So, I am a very organized person. I never really thought that I would get a wedding planner because I would be able to do Read more...
So, I am a very organized person. I never really thought that I would get a wedding planner because I would be able to do things myself. After thinking about it for a while, I decided that I would want a wedding planner for the day of. I wanted a planner for the day of so that I could enjoy my wedding day, and also so that my mom and other family wouldn't have anything to worry about either. Leanne and I had a few meetings prior to the day which was very helpful and reassuring. Leanne actually gave me a goodie bag at our first meeting, which was really cute:) So, when the day finally came, I was AMAZED at how many times I called Leanne's name! It had to be over 300 times lol! Leanne and her assistants were on top of everything and they did it somehow in the background. One of the assistants even offered to carry my shoes for me at the end of the night! They helped with everything that day, from getting breakfast for everyone, to making sure the flowers ended up at the right place, to making sure all of our things were cleaned up out of the hall, and packed. Hiring You Name It Events was by far the best purchase of my wedding! Thank you ladies!!! Read less
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You Name It Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for helping other brides get an idea of what it is like to work with us! We appreciate it!
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Nicole
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Leanne, Sharon and Megan from You Name It Events provided us with day-of coordination for our wedding day. It was by far the best money spent on our entire wedding! They took care of everything from calling and confirming all vendors, taking decorations to the venue, setting up all the decorations, managing the schedule, directing people, and so much more. It was amazing to see all our planning in action that day and to trust that Leanne had our vision in mind. I highly recommend You Name It!
Leanne, Sharon and Megan from You Name It Events provided us with day-of coordination for our wedding day. It was by far Read more...
Leanne, Sharon and Megan from You Name It Events provided us with day-of coordination for our wedding day. It was by far the best money spent on our entire wedding! They took care of everything from calling and confirming all vendors, taking decorations to the venue, setting up all the decorations, managing the schedule, directing people, and so much more. It was amazing to see all our planning in action that day and to trust that Leanne had our vision in mind. I highly recommend You Name It! Read less
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You Name It Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for helping other brides get an idea of what it is like to work with us! We appreciate it and it helps us grow and serve others better!
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Sarah
Wedding:
12/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Not a single thing went wrong that Leanne couldn't fix on the day of my wedding! That alone says a lot! I used over 40 different vendors (2 florists, photo, video, musicians, etc.) and every detail was planned beforehand by Leanne so that I did not have to worry about a thing the day of my wedding. She was always available by phone and email and went above and beyond at every meeting. Even when a piece of jewelry broke on the day of the wedding, her assistant Sarah went to the jewelry store to get it fixed! Such excellent service. You will be busy enough on the day of the wedding that you really don't need to be verifying that everything behind the scenes is running smoothly. My wedding was truly once in a lifetime and I am so happy that everything went smoothly thanks to the detailed planning and promptness of Leanne.
Not a single thing went wrong that Leanne couldn't fix on the day of my wedding! That alone says a lot! I used over 40 Read more...
Not a single thing went wrong that Leanne couldn't fix on the day of my wedding! That alone says a lot! I used over 40 different vendors (2 florists, photo, video, musicians, etc.) and every detail was planned beforehand by Leanne so that I did not have to worry about a thing the day of my wedding. She was always available by phone and email and went above and beyond at every meeting. Even when a piece of jewelry broke on the day of the wedding, her assistant Sarah went to the jewelry store to get it fixed! Such excellent service. You will be busy enough on the day of the wedding that you really don't need to be verifying that everything behind the scenes is running smoothly. My wedding was truly once in a lifetime and I am so happy that everything went smoothly thanks to the detailed planning and promptness of Leanne. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
You Name It Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience (unique as it was ;) - your wedding was gorgeous and we were so happy to be a part of it!
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jamie
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Leanne and Sarah were wonderful to work with - they were competent, kind, and very organized. I would strongly recommend them - it was the best money spent. My family was incredibly impressed and pleased with their services as well as my husband and I. I spoke with other planners prior to the wedding but Leanne was focused on what our vision was. Other planners were strict regarding timing and price and Leanne was more flexible. She was more concerned with what we wanted and would do anything to make that happen.
Leanne and Sarah were wonderful to work with - they were competent, kind, and very organized. I would strongly recommend Read more...
Leanne and Sarah were wonderful to work with - they were competent, kind, and very organized. I would strongly recommend them - it was the best money spent. My family was incredibly impressed and pleased with their services as well as my husband and I. I spoke with other planners prior to the wedding but Leanne was focused on what our vision was. Other planners were strict regarding timing and price and Leanne was more flexible. She was more concerned with what we wanted and would do anything to make that happen. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
You Name It Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for helping other brides get an idea of what it is like to work with us! We appreciate it!
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Tina
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Leanne and her team were just fabulous! My now husband didn't think we needed a day of coordinator and I insisted that we did. After months of convincing him and now that the wedding is over he couldn't image the wedding without her! Leanne allowed me as a bride to relax and just enjoy my day. She took care of every detail ~ including a last minute trip to the store during the ceremony! She even coordinated Benny the Bull (Chicago Bulls Mascot) to enhance my reception! Leanne and her team were the first group at my house while I was getting ready and the last to leave to make sure all the vedors picked up their materials. An awesome company to work with and I would consider her my new friend!
Leanne and her team were just fabulous! My now husband didn't think we needed a day of coordinator and I insisted that we Read more...
Leanne and her team were just fabulous! My now husband didn't think we needed a day of coordinator and I insisted that we did. After months of convincing him and now that the wedding is over he couldn't image the wedding without her! Leanne allowed me as a bride to relax and just enjoy my day. She took care of every detail ~ including a last minute trip to the store during the ceremony! She even coordinated Benny the Bull (Chicago Bulls Mascot) to enhance my reception! Leanne and her team were the first group at my house while I was getting ready and the last to leave to make sure all the vedors picked up their materials. An awesome company to work with and I would consider her my new friend! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
You Name It Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for helping other brides get an idea of what it is like to work with us! We appreciate it! We hope you are doing well!
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Mila
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Leanne and her team made my wedding seamless and perfect! All of my little details came to life thanks to Leanne!! An event planner is a great investment. Its an nvestment that will make any bride stress free!!
Leanne and her team made my wedding seamless and perfect! All of my little details came to life thanks to Leanne!! An Read more...
Leanne and her team made my wedding seamless and perfect! All of my little details came to life thanks to Leanne!! An event planner is a great investment. Its an nvestment that will make any bride stress free!! Read less
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You Name It Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for helping other brides get an idea of what it is like to work with us! We appreciate it!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Hiring You Name It Events was the single best decision we made for our wedding. From the get go Leanne was polite, helpful, and prompt--she replied to my initial email literally 11 minutes after I sent it. She worked with us to develop a plan and price that worked for our needs/budget, and was one of the least expensive options we looked at--though you'd never know by the service you get. We utilized mostly her day-of coordination package, but she also helped arrange other details prior to the wedding. She was ALWAYS responsive and did everything we asked. I came to her beforehand with many questions, and she always had great ideas. For example: I asked what size table we should use for our wishing tree--she suggested instead of deciding between a 6 or 8 foot table, put it on a round table in the middle of the entryway as a "statement" piece. It looked better than I ever imagined! This is only one of many examples of how she brought more depth and class to our ideas. She was a great advocate in meeting with our other vendors and helped make sure our vision still happened even when others would say it was too complicated. She was able to take charge and we didn't have to worry about anything the day of. Everything was done just as we wanted. She helped keep us and our bridal party on track while still enjoying ourselves. Pretty much no one asked me ANY organizational/planning questions the day of the wedding, which was exactly what I had wanted for the day. My husband and I even threw some last minute curveballs her way (changing our music plan literally 2 minutes before our first dance song) and she made it happen smoothly. Many friends told us ours was the best wedding they had ever been to. I would absolutely recommend You Name It. They are the best!
Hiring You Name It Events was the single best decision we made for our wedding. From the get go Leanne was polite, Read more...
Hiring You Name It Events was the single best decision we made for our wedding. From the get go Leanne was polite, helpful, and prompt--she replied to my initial email literally 11 minutes after I sent it. She worked with us to develop a plan and price that worked for our needs/budget, and was one of the least expensive options we looked at--though you'd never know by the service you get. We utilized mostly her day-of coordination package, but she also helped arrange other details prior to the wedding. She was ALWAYS responsive and did everything we asked. I came to her beforehand with many questions, and she always had great ideas. For example: I asked what size table we should use for our wishing tree--she suggested instead of deciding between a 6 or 8 foot table, put it on a round table in the middle of the entryway as a "statement" piece. It looked better than I ever imagined! This is only one of many examples of how she brought more depth and class to our ideas. She was a great advocate in meeting with our other vendors and helped make sure our vision still happened even when others would say it was too complicated. She was able to take charge and we didn't have to worry about anything the day of. Everything was done just as we wanted. She helped keep us and our bridal party on track while still enjoying ourselves. Pretty much no one asked me ANY organizational/planning questions the day of the wedding, which was exactly what I had wanted for the day. My husband and I even threw some last minute curveballs her way (changing our music plan literally 2 minutes before our first dance song) and she made it happen smoothly. Many friends told us ours was the best wedding they had ever been to. I would absolutely recommend You Name It. They are the best! Read less
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You Name It Events responded with the following comments:

THANK YOU so much for your kid words and thoughtful review, Jennifer! It was our pleasure to meet you and Craig and get to know you through this process. Your planning in advance made our job so much easier - and serving you on your special day was such a joy! We can't wait to hear more about the great things ahead for you two newlyweds!
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Cindy
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
I was able to have Leanne provide the primary planning and actual participation in providing my husband and I the most memorable and cost effective vow renewal ceremony I could have ever dreamed of! While I thought I was somewhat aware of Leanne's ability to put on a special, custom designed event, I was absolutely amazed at her all-around professionalism. She is truly a delight to work with and has such invaluable insight. She thinks of all of the "little" things, without missing anything!
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I was able to have Leanne provide the primary planning and actual participation in providing my husband and I the most memorable and cost effective vow renewal ceremony I could have ever dreamed of! While I thought I was somewhat aware of Leanne's ability to put on a special, custom designed event, I was absolutely amazed at her all-around professionalism. She is truly a delight to work with and has such invaluable insight. She thinks of all of the "little" things, without missing anything! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
You Name It Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kinds words, Cindy! It was our pleasure to work with you and Brian on your 10 year anniversary vow renewal ceremony. Knowing what your original wedding consisted of helped us move forward with great plans for this special day - and we can't wait to see the pictures!!
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Lavina
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Hiring Leanne was the best decision that we made! Although we hired her for day of coordination she made sure that we had everything else in tact. She made me feel at ease which in turns made my husband feel at ease. I really felt that she had our best interest at heart and was into making our dreams come true. She added personal touches that made our wedding ours and not a cookie cutter wedding. A lot of our guest said it was the best wedding that they have been to in a long time. They really enjoyed our big hersey kisses that were placed on several tables to tie in my husbands love for candy. I don't know how many times I have told her thank you but I don't think I can say it enough because it was the best time of my life!!!!!!
Hiring Leanne was the best decision that we made! Although we hired her for day of coordination she made sure that we had Read more...
Hiring Leanne was the best decision that we made! Although we hired her for day of coordination she made sure that we had everything else in tact. She made me feel at ease which in turns made my husband feel at ease. I really felt that she had our best interest at heart and was into making our dreams come true. She added personal touches that made our wedding ours and not a cookie cutter wedding. A lot of our guest said it was the best wedding that they have been to in a long time. They really enjoyed our big hersey kisses that were placed on several tables to tie in my husbands love for candy. I don't know how many times I have told her thank you but I don't think I can say it enough because it was the best time of my life!!!!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
You Name It Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience, LaVina! We hope you are doing well!
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meredith
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Working with Leanne was literally one of the highlights of our wedding. And that's saying a lot, seeing as she did such a wonderful job coordinating the whole event. Her ability to multi-task, execute and deliver all that she promised and more, still continues to astonish my husband and I weeks after our wedding. Aside from helping put together what was truly the most perfect night of our lives, I genuinely feel as if we have gained a wonderful friend in the process. Working with Leanne is like working with family. We developed a trust and bond with her over the months that would be impossible to not maintain even after the wedding was over. It was such a pleasure to work with her for the time that we did. Her professionalism is only superseded by her warmth and dedication to her job. I can confidently guarantee that Leanne is capable of providing each client with everything they have ever dreamed of and more.
Working with Leanne was literally one of the highlights of our wedding. And that's saying a lot, seeing as she did such a Read more...
Working with Leanne was literally one of the highlights of our wedding. And that's saying a lot, seeing as she did such a wonderful job coordinating the whole event. Her ability to multi-task, execute and deliver all that she promised and more, still continues to astonish my husband and I weeks after our wedding. Aside from helping put together what was truly the most perfect night of our lives, I genuinely feel as if we have gained a wonderful friend in the process. Working with Leanne is like working with family. We developed a trust and bond with her over the months that would be impossible to not maintain even after the wedding was over. It was such a pleasure to work with her for the time that we did. Her professionalism is only superseded by her warmth and dedication to her job. I can confidently guarantee that Leanne is capable of providing each client with everything they have ever dreamed of and more. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
You Name It Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for helping other brides get an idea of what it is like to work with us! We appreciate it! We hope you and Julio are doing fabulously! Love seeing your accomplishments on facebook!
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Stacey
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Leanne planned our wedding of June 25, 2011. Given this was a second wedding for both of us, I thought I knew everything there was to know about planning a wedding, I was wrong. Leanne created a dream wedding for us, and the level of detail and thought that went into everything was absolutely incredible, nothing was overlooked. Leanne is very good at listening to her clients and taking their likes and visions and making them a reality. She is extremely efficient, professional and when there were challenges takes the initiate to investigate options and alternates. I think the best compliments came from our guests who have all said to me how much they loved the wedding, it was the best wedding they ever went to and if they were ever to get married again they would do it the same way we did. Leanne is a very hard worker, not only did she plan the wedding, rehearsal and dinner, she also organized the move for my husband and his three kids to our new home and also managed the house and looked after the kids all while planning our wedding. I highly recommend Leanne and will never forget what she did for our family.
Leanne planned our wedding of June 25, 2011. Given this was a second wedding for both of us, I thought I knew everything Read more...
Leanne planned our wedding of June 25, 2011. Given this was a second wedding for both of us, I thought I knew everything there was to know about planning a wedding, I was wrong. Leanne created a dream wedding for us, and the level of detail and thought that went into everything was absolutely incredible, nothing was overlooked. Leanne is very good at listening to her clients and taking their likes and visions and making them a reality. She is extremely efficient, professional and when there were challenges takes the initiate to investigate options and alternates. I think the best compliments came from our guests who have all said to me how much they loved the wedding, it was the best wedding they ever went to and if they were ever to get married again they would do it the same way we did. Leanne is a very hard worker, not only did she plan the wedding, rehearsal and dinner, she also organized the move for my husband and his three kids to our new home and also managed the house and looked after the kids all while planning our wedding. I highly recommend Leanne and will never forget what she did for our family. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
You Name It Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and know that it truly helps others get a sense of what working with us is like!
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Debbie
Wedding:
5/31/2014
4.9/5.0
I purchased a "week of" planning package but my work with Leanne and her team began immediately, with unlimited access to her by phone or email for months ahead of time. I don't even think I used all my meetings, there were so many included. I am a person who just feels the need to be in control, and hasn't trouble making decisions, so I wasn't sure at first if it would be worth getting a planner. But, I decided to coordinate an interfaith ceremony, outdoors, in the middle of downtown Chicago. There was NO WAY it would have come together without Leanne and Danielle. The two days before the wedding, I relaxed on my couch and the only communication I made with a vendor was with Leanne. Because I felt the urge to double check with her that everything was in place (an urge that was, of course, unnecessary).
They were also indispensable for the reception, where our banquet manager decided to have complete amnesia regarding everything we discussed regarding our timeline and tried to shift everything to her way. Since Leanne had been present for previous conversations with the hall, she was able to intervene and make sure that we stuck with the original plan.
Long story short, hiring a planner (and THIS planner) is a must for anyone planning a wedding that involves either a) excessive coordination or b) families that are difficult to please. We have heard nothing but wonderful comments about our day and I know many potential disasters were averted do to YNI Events' professionalism and expertise.
I purchased a "week of" planning package but my work with Leanne and her team began immediately, with unlimited access to Read more...
I purchased a "week of" planning package but my work with Leanne and her team began immediately, with unlimited access to her by phone or email for months ahead of time. I don't even think I used all my meetings, there were so many included. I am a person who just feels the need to be in control, and hasn't trouble making decisions, so I wasn't sure at first if it would be worth getting a planner. But, I decided to coordinate an interfaith ceremony, outdoors, in the middle of downtown Chicago. There was NO WAY it would have come together without Leanne and Danielle. The two days before the wedding, I relaxed on my couch and the only communication I made with a vendor was with Leanne. Because I felt the urge to double check with her that everything was in place (an urge that was, of course, unnecessary).
They were also indispensable for the reception, where our banquet manager decided to have complete amnesia regarding everything we discussed regarding our timeline and tried to shift everything to her way. Since Leanne had been present for previous conversations with the hall, she was able to intervene and make sure that we stuck with the original plan.
Long story short, hiring a planner (and THIS planner) is a must for anyone planning a wedding that involves either a) excessive coordination or b) families that are difficult to please. We have heard nothing but wonderful comments about our day and I know many potential disasters were averted do to YNI Events' professionalism and expertise. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
You Name It Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind and thorough review! Your wedding definitely had some complexities, so you were so smart in seeking out help for having it all come together. We're honored and grateful you chose us and were so happy to be of service!! Best wishes to you both in your lives together!!
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tracy
Wedding:
7/29/2012
4.8/5.0
My husband and I are very happy with Leanne's service! She was very easy to work with and professional. My husband and I tend to pay much attention to details and slow in making decisions. Leanne helped us sort through prioirties and keep the wedding planning going. She provided good advices and suggestions for selecting vendors and planning details. She was very responsive. Sometimes we were concerned when didn't hear from her for four/five days but she is always reachable and good at giving heads up. For our wedding, I would like a few more things to get attentive attention and further heads up on misc costs. I am very detail oriented and organized. Leanne has met our 99% exectations! Lastly but not leastly, she was cautious about our wedding budget and helped with a tons of wedding details to accommodate our needs. We had a beautiful wedding and she made it happen! Thank you, Leanne. You are awesome!
My husband and I are very happy with Leanne's service! She was very easy to work with and professional. My husband and I Read more...
My husband and I are very happy with Leanne's service! She was very easy to work with and professional. My husband and I tend to pay much attention to details and slow in making decisions. Leanne helped us sort through prioirties and keep the wedding planning going. She provided good advices and suggestions for selecting vendors and planning details. She was very responsive. Sometimes we were concerned when didn't hear from her for four/five days but she is always reachable and good at giving heads up. For our wedding, I would like a few more things to get attentive attention and further heads up on misc costs. I am very detail oriented and organized. Leanne has met our 99% exectations! Lastly but not leastly, she was cautious about our wedding budget and helped with a tons of wedding details to accommodate our needs. We had a beautiful wedding and she made it happen! Thank you, Leanne. You are awesome! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
You Name It Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for helping other brides get an idea of what it is like to work with us! We appreciate it!
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Josh
Wedding:
11/2/2013
4.4/5.0
Sarah and Leanne at You Name It were fantastic to work with. They were especially good on the day of - they handled everything we threw at them with ease, kept our tea ceremony and wedding running smoothly the entire day, and really fit the definition of the word awesome. I wouldn't hesitate to choose them again.
Sarah and Leanne at You Name It were fantastic to work with. They were especially good on the day of - they handled Read more...
Sarah and Leanne at You Name It were fantastic to work with. They were especially good on the day of - they handled everything we threw at them with ease, kept our tea ceremony and wedding running smoothly the entire day, and really fit the definition of the word awesome. I wouldn't hesitate to choose them again. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
You Name It Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for helping other clients get an idea of what it is like to work with us! We appreciate it and wish you guys the best!

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