Event Planning

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Your event is important to Dream Events. Our pricing takes into consideration the style, size, location and complexity of your event. During our free initial consultation with you, we determine which of our services would best suit your needs. We are then able to prepare a proposal and price structure, based on the information you provide, catered specifically for you and the event you’ve always dreamed of.

Hiring an Event Planner does not have to break the bank. Dream Events also offers hourly consulting. If you’re working on a budget, we can help you save money by recommending preferred vendors and helping you stick to your budget. A few hours of key consultation might save you thousands!

Just getting started and have no idea where to get married or even where to start looking? We have helped many clients find their perfect venue, review vendor contracts or provide vendor recommendations during our personalized hourly consultations.

Package 1: Dreaming!
This package includes everything you need to get started including:

  • A customized to-do list from now until your event
  • A comprehensive budget worksheet
  • A list of event venue recommendations based on your budget, style and guest list
  • A list of preferred vendor recommendations based on venue, budget, style and your personality.

Package 2:  Bringing Dreams to Life!
Our full service planning will help you see your dream while awake!

  • Décor: Help with developing your style, colors, theme and incorporating your unique signature into your day. If you do not use us, we can provide recommendations and assistance for tying together your floral, linens, lighting, furniture, stationery and all décor to complete the vision for your day.
  • Event styling: As an event designer we can assist you with design and styling for the event itself.
  • Vendor recommendations and overall coordination: Because we’ve been in business for years as Chicago event planners, we offer a comprehensive and professional network of vendors. We put together a customized list of preferred vendors (venue, florists, photographers, videographers, caterers, musicians, etc) based on your style, budget and personality that we feel is the best fit for you and your event. Our clients continue to tell us the vendors we recommend were the perfect ones for them and they were so confident with the team we assembled for them.
  • Contract review: We review your vendor contracts to ensure you’ve booked enough hours and there aren’t any hidden items to watch out for.
  • Attendance at vendor meetings, tastings, site visits: We set up and attend meetings with vendors, site visits at your venues, coordinated décor and design meetings, set up tastings with caterers and bakers. These are just a few of the type of meetings we attend on your behalf during the planning process.
  • Coordination of rentals: This might entail tents, linens, tables, china, silverware, chairs and also portable restrooms, heaters, generators, staging, flooring or draping.
  • Transportation coordination: Booking and ensuring smooth timing of all event day transportation for event party and guests
  • Hotel accommodations: Coordinating blocks of rooms at selected hotels

Package 3:  Dream Fulfillment!
Let us help you fulfill your dream with our partial planning.  You get to choose 3-4 items from our full service option that you need help with and we take care of the rest.

Package 4: Your Dream Event, Delivered!
For Dream Events, our Month of Coordination package is not just services for the day of your event. Our comprehensive package includes up to 12 hours on the event day, and many hours of planning prior to your event as we pull together all of the details to ensure a smooth and stress-free day. Our typical Month of Coordination package includes the following:

  • Meet with you prior to your event to get to know your vision. We like to develop close relationships with our clients no matter what package you select with us.
  • Work with you and your vision for your day we develop a comprehensive day-of schedule including all of your vendors.
  • Contact and communication with your vendors to develop a schedule that runs smoothly and works for everyone.
  • Review of all vendor contracts to ensure efficient timing for the day and that no detail is overlooked.
  • Confirmation calls with your vendors the week of the event to finalize the schedule and timeline.
  • Attending your final meeting (walk through) at your venue and reviewing the BEO (Banquet Event Order).
  • On-site coordination and supervision at your ceremony and during the reception. This includes working with all vendors including the venue, florist, musicians, photographer, and baker on their set up and schedule fulfillment.
  • Coordination until all the scheduled events have taken place during your event day,
  • An assistant for the day of your event, if event is over 140 guests.