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Dejanae Events is a wedding and event planner located in Calumet City, Illinois. Owner Desireé M. Dent founded the company over 20 years ago and has a certificate in Bridal Consulting & Event Planning. Since starting her wedding planning journey, Desireé and her friendly team have designed an abundance of magical weddings unique to each of their couples.

Services Offered

Dejanae Events offers a range of services and packages, including a la carte packages, full-service planning, partial planning, day-of coordination, RSVP tracking, and wedding design. Styling and design packages include vendor recommendations to help create the wedding of your dreams. Whether you are looking for planning, coordinating, or directing services, this dedicated team will strive to make your day memorable and seamless. They have experience styling a broad selection of weddings, including:

  • Civil
  • Destination
  • Military
  • Double weddings
  • Cultural
  • Religious
  • Black-owned

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

$2,291

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$3,028

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$5,522

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$150

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Day-of Coordination
Full Planning
Partial Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double Weddings
Military
Religious
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Reviews of Dejanae Events

4.8 out of 5 rating
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96% recommend it
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    4.7 out of 5 rating
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Morgan
Morgan M. Sent on 02/27/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best decision ever!

I had the pleasure of working with Desireé Dent and Dejanae Events for my wedding last June at The Fairmont Chicago - Millennium Park. My Mom and I planned the wedding, but needed coordination services for the day of, which is how we found Desireé. We reached out through the Dejanae Events website and were quickly able to set up time for an initial conversation. I knew within about 5 minutes that I wanted Desireé and her team to handle coordination services for the big day! I loved her energy, she was extremely organized, and I appreciated the very thoughtful questions she asked during the initial call. It was also clear that she was an industry veteran who could provide a consultative approach to coordination services, which was appreciated while trying to plan a large wedding (about 180 people). Coordination services officially started approximately 5 months prior to the wedding. Many of the initial items were administrative tasks that needed to be completed, but that was great because it helped us to stay organized as we moved closer to the big day. Coordination services included two planning meetings with Desireé, one virtual and one during the final wedding walk through, both of which went swimmingly. Desireé and her team also facilitated the rehearsal. Our wedding party was on the larger side, but Desireé and her team kept us focused, made sure everyone was clear about their role on the wedding day, and kept us on time (which is important!!). On the wedding day, the services provided by Desireé and her team were simply phenomenal. There was absolutely no way the wedding would have gone as smoothly without them. From coordinating vendors, to making sure the wedding party was ready to go, to quality control, to managing the bride and the groom – everything was stellar. Whether you are looking for a planner or coordination services, I would HIGHLY recommend you choose Desireé Dent and Dejanae Events for your event. It will be one of the best decisions you will make and ultimately, working with Desireé and her team will ensure you can truly enjoy your wedding/event because you know everything is in good hands. 😊
Charly Brown
Charly B. Sent on 06/21/2019
5 out of 5 rating

HIGHLY Recommend Dejanae Events!

Dejanae Events LLC is the way to go! Desiree is truly a professional and a master at her craft. My husband and I’s wedding was on June 9, 2019 and Desiree and her team executed everything with true perfection and professionalism. Our wedding had a variety of moving pieces from photographers to videographers to our ceremony and reception locations being 40 minutes apart and other various logistical circumstances, to the various entertainment aspects we had at our reception from dance crews, to MCs to different drum lines, comedians, etc Desiree and her team handled everything on time and with true grace. Desiree not only ensured that my husband and I were comfortable throughout the day but looked out for our wedding party, parents, siblings, family etc. We both truly were stress free the entire day and we attribute all of that to Desiree and her team. Words don’t do enough justice but we HIGHLY recommend choosing Dejanae events as your wedding planner and/or day of coordinator! Thank you Desiree for everything! - The CharlyBrowns
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Robyn Sent on 07/19/2017
5 out of 5 rating
Truly, there are not enough great things to say about Desiree Dent. When my husband and I met her in March 2016 to begin planning our June 2017 wedding, it was love at first sight. (We even cancelled a few other appointments we had with other wedding planners.) Desiree is kind, professional, responsive, experienced and very attentive to detail. We booked her 3-month-before package, which entailed getting a vendor list and several meetings in the months prior to our wedding. At each meeting, we were so impressed with all the details she thought of to make sure our wedding day was perfect. As part of our package, she also did a ton of heavy lifting behind the scenes, creating a detailed wedding day timeline and coordinating countless logistics with vendors. We were also really happy with her recommended vendor list and hired our florist, makeup artist, DJ, transportation company, and ceremony harpist from her. (All vendors did a fantastic job and we really liked hiring professionals who had worked together before.) We were really wowed when we saw our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Of course, we had spoken with Desiree about what we wanted but to see it all executed so beautifully was magical.

One of the greatest things about hiring a wedding planner is that you get to sit back and simply enjoy spending time with your friends and family on your wedding day. Had we not hired Desiree, I'm convinced the day would have been far more stressful. Hiring her was one of the best decisions we made in planning our wedding.
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