An Event Less Ordinary

1448 W Montrose Ave., #3W, Chicago, IL 60613 Map · Phone number
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About An Event Less Ordinary

When Amy & Carolyn discovered they have a mutual love for fabulous footwear, their day planners and throwing extraordinary parties, Amy turned to Carolyn and said "We should plan weddings." She replied, "You know what? We should!" Thus, An Event Less Ordinary was born! Amy & Carolyn are both extremely passionate about what they do. Each has many years of experience in theatre, which has taught them how to build a production from scratch, while also nurturing their creativity.

We are currently offering 3 different coordination packages:

Day Of Coordination
If you are a couple who have planned all your details, this package is for you. AELO will pick up where you left off, tie up loose ends, and make sure everything comes together without a hitch. Following your initial consultation, we will meet with you 1-3 weeks prior to your wedding day. We will become familiar with every detail of your wedding and every vendor you have contracted. We will also direct your wedding rehearsal for you.

Month Of Wedding Coordination
If you are a couple who have planned most of your details but need a little help with the small stuff, Month Of Coordination is for you. From creating guest gift baskets, to tying ribbons on programs, to helping you with your final seating chart, AELO will take care of the finer details. After your initial consultation, we will meet with you 4 to 6 weeks prior to your wedding in order to become familiar with your day and settle on what particulars we will be coordinating. This package also includes Day Of Coordination.

Full Wedding Coordination
If you are a busy bride, then the Full Coordination package is for you. AELO will be there to assist you every step of the way. We will work with you on a realistic budget, help you to select venues, and recommend vendors to you. We will schedule appointments, attend meetings as needed, and provide your chosen vendors with all the information they will need on your wedding day. This package also includes Day Of Coordination.

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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  • Arielle

    Arielle · Married on 07/13/2019

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    Great experience!!

    We hired AELO as our day of coordinators. It was such a great decision and made my wedding day so much more relaxing and enjoyable knowing the logistics were in the hands of professionals! They were so laid back but on top of all details, flexible, creative, totally willing and able to handle last minute details that came up, and they were warm, friendly and easy to work with.

    Sent on 07/22/2019
  • Catherine

    Catherine Clark · Married on 05/18/2019

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    Absolute PROS in wedding planning

    I figured that hiring a day-of coordinator was a wise option, but I didn't realize that hiring An Event Less Ordinary was going to be one of the best decisions ever. Working with Carolyn and Kaitlin was an absolute dream. They kept us on track, were always transparent with their processes, and were pros at anticipating all of our needs and anything that might come up.

    They take all of their expertise to guide all aspects of the wedding, from vendors to schedules to wedding parties to timing to EVERYTHING. Being able to completely focus on having fun and enjoying the experience of the day without having to even imagine worst case scenarios was amazing.

    Carolyn and Kaitlin from AELO met with us to create our wedding day schedule, communicated with all of our vendors, dealt with all of the legal contracts and permits and all of that stuff I still don't know much about, all in the weeks leading up to it. It's all work you'd have to do yourself otherwise and it was such a load off during those last few hectic weeks.

    Hiring them to plan your whole wedding from start to finish must be nirvana. Do it!

    Sent on 08/06/2019
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  • Brian

    Brian Peterson · Married on 11/03/2018

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    A perfect symphony!

    After my very first discussion with Carolyn, I knew we'd found the right coordinator for us. We were primarily looking for month-of coordination, but we were also interested in additional help planning certain aspects of the wedding, the biggest of which was our rehearsal dinner. Our rehearsal dinner idea was complicated, and Amy and Carolyn perfectly coordinated five food vendors and a venue. I already felt confident that all would go well on the wedding day, and the success of the rehearsal dinner only reinforced that feeling.

    On our wedding day, Carolyn and her assistant perfectly orchestrated everything. Guests transported from two hotels arrived on time and comfortable. The venue, the tables, the chairs, and the decorations were all squared away before anyone arrived. Ceremony went exactly as rehearsed. Bride and groom gracefully whisked away for a moment alone -- and a waiting drink -- before staged photos. Room flip and photo booth setup all done while our guests were enjoying cocktail hour in the bar. Buffet dinner service started right on time... with full plates delivered to us at the head table. (And at my explicit request, Carolyn made sure I hydrated between glass of beer and whisky. EL OH EL!) Truly everything went as scheduled and planned, and many of our guests said it was the best wedding they'd ever attended. We absolutely could not have done this without AELO. If you need a coordinator or a planner (partial or full), book An Event Less Ordinary as soon as you can.

    Sent on 03/21/2019
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An Event Less Ordinary FAQ

  • What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination? $ 1,800.00
  • What is the starting price for partial wedding planning? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting price for full wedding planning? $ 5,000.00
  • Do you offer an hourly rate? Yes
  • What is the hourly rate? $ 150.00
  • What wedding events do you provide services for? Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What wedding planning services do you offer? Budget Analysis, Day-of Coordination, Event Design, Full Planning, Guest List Creation, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals
  • What weddings do you have experience planning? Civil, Cultural, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
  • How many planners are on your team? 5

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