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About Anticipation Events

create. anticipate. celebrate.

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 mean 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.

Services Offered
Anticipation Events offers the following services:

  • Month-of coordination
  • Event design
  • Full planning
  • Partial planning

Anticipation Events is based in Chicago, Illinois, and services the surrounding areas.

Categories: Wedding Planner

Regions serviced: Chicago

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We contracted Anticipation Events for our wedding planning for our Sept 1 wedding in Chicago. I knew Laura would be helpful, but wasn't expecting to be blown away by her organization, attentiveness, and overall interest and detailed involvement in orchestrating every last little detail. She thought of EVERYTHING, and made it super, super easy for us to enjoy the big day. All we had to do was show up - everything was perfectly organized and taken care of from start to finish. Our guests are all still raving about it being the best wedding they have ever been to. I can't say enough good things about my experience with Laura & Anticipation Events. We will be forever grateful, it was indeed the best day of our lives.
Brian & Ivan

Profile Picture Brian, 9/1/18, 2 Reviews
Category: Wedding Planning

Absolutely could not imagine our day without the help of Laura/Elizabeth. We initially didn't think we needed a day of coordinator, but once we met with Elizabeth (and subsequently Laura) we realized we couldn't pull everything off without them. Laura was amazing making sure we were set with vendors/confirmations, worked to make sure all of our questions were answered, and handled absolutely everything the day of so that we could sit back and relax knowing that the small details would be taken care of. I couldn't recommend working with AE more highly!

Profile Picture Abby, 4/14/18, 4 Reviews
Category: Wedding Planning

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Elizabeth is the BEST! Working with her and partnering with her on events has been seamless!


Bucktown/WickerPark, Chicago, IL 60647   See On Map
773-512-6191 (phone)
Anticipation Events is a wedding planning company from Chicago servicing weddings throughout the local area, including city, suburbs, and worldwide. Anticipation Events is a professional wedding planner and stylist that has been part of the Chicago wedding industry since 2009 specializing in vintage and indie weddings.