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Anticipation Events is a boutique event planning and styling company specializing in atypical and stylish weddings, social occasions, and special events. We're crazy good at making sure every detail is in place down to the last disco ball. Our attention to detail and ability to organize, paired with an eye for style means you get the best of both worlds: planner and designer.
With hundreds of events planned, dozens of crises averted, and countless candles lit, Team AE is your secret weapon to a stress-free event. When we’re not at a party, we dabble in music, food, interiors, and travel to keep our senses honed and inspiration flowing. We call Chicago home, but you can book us worldwide.
Anticipation Events offers the following services:
- Month-of coordination
- Event design
- Full planning
- Partial planning
Anticipation Events is based in Chicago, Illinois, and is available for travel worldwide.
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Amazing through planning and day of!
They provided a helpful shared/collaborative timeline document (down to the minute but not daunting) well in advance allowing enough time for us to consider all aspects of the wedding day without being rushed. This help set expectations for wedding party, family and other vendors immensely.
They have strong relationships with other wedding vendors which lead to a collaborative effort, especially at final stages, with catering and the venue. Knowing our priorities, and using past experience, AE helped guide us in the right direction toward our priorities with each vendor type.
They leveraged their knowledge, experience and vendor relationships to help execute some key decisions and plans. Notably, we were burnt out on decision making and within 2 weeks of wedding day had not chosen linens. They help us find gorgeous linens with assistance of our caterer (Butter & Vine) that were classy, affordable and perfectly matched our style. AND Elizabeth pre-ordered a round of esspressotinis for the wedding party before we arrived at the rehearsal dinner.
We would recommend Anticipation Events to anyone. They only take on 2 weddings per weekend so they can fully focus on you. They are dedicated to making your wedding whatever you want it to be.
a dream wedding with Emma!
On the day of our wedding, Emma’s unwavering support and optimism kept us calm and confident, even in the face of any challenges that arose. Emma's dedication and expertise were truly remarkable, and her ability to make us feel at ease made the entire experience so enjoyable.
We can't thank Emma and Anticipation Events enough for their exceptional coordination skills, which made our wedding day a seamless affair. If you're searching for a month-of coordinator who will go above and beyond to make your day unforgettable, look no further than Emma and the Anticipation Events team!
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Elizabeth is the BEST! Working with her and partnering with her on events has been seamless!
Elizabeth of Anticipation Events is a phenomenal asset your wedding day. I thoroughly enjoyed working alongside her. As a photographer I love meeting like-minded wedding professionals who are passionate about what they do and put their clients first. Anticipation Events will seamlessly coordinate everything from big to small. I highly recommend their services and look forward to working with again.