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Kristina Taheri Special Events is a storytelling wedding planner in the Chicago, Illinois area. This planner customizes each event to the couple’s personality and desires for their wedding. Owned and operated by Kristina Taheri, this company believes in making each couple’s special day magical and unforgettable.

This wedding planner worked internationally with American Airlines, before joining the staff of British Airways in Paris. She subsequently received her masters of management degree from Cornell in 1997. She then worked for the Four Seasons Hotel Group in Chicago and the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, where she managed high-end fundraising events. She then opened her own wedding and event planning company.

Services Offered
This team of four planners offers couples personalized service, established relationships and peace of mind. They achieve these goals by providing the following planning services:

  • Budget analysis
  • Day-of coordination
  • Event design
  • Full planning
  • Partial planning
  • Referrals
  • Timelines
  • To-do lists
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What wedding events do you provide services for?

Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Day-of Coordination
Full Planning
Partial Planning

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Christy Sent on 03/19/2017
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There wasn't a vendor or service where we had to do research on our own or vet multiple choices from Kristina. Each vendor was a winner! Kristina works with the best and truly listens to put together all you need to have a success & wonderful day. Working with Kristina was a breeze and our wedding wouldn't have been the same without her! She is a delight and a true professional. I highly recommend working with Kristina for your wedding or event!
Brittany Sent on 03/15/2017
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If you are looking for a consummate professional who also happens to be a wonderful person who is delightful to work with, then you've found your event planner! I have nothing but fabulous things to say about Kristina Taheri, who was the planner for our September 2016 wedding in the Chicago suburbs. The reception was held at my parents' house, so planning the event and making sure everything came together seamlessly was no small task. We absolutely could not have pulled off our dream wedding—it was truly perfect!—without Kristina. She recommended great vendors and then helped us coordinate with our various vendors once we chose them; she went to bat for us when we needed her to; and she ensured all the details came together beautifully, especially in the few weeks and final days leading up to the wedding. Through it all, she was a joy to work with: she eliminated the stress of wedding planning, brought great ideas to the table, and was so much fun. You will not find a better planner for your next big event!
Ashley Sent on 03/21/2017
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Kristina was wonderful to work with throughout the whole planning process. First, she has great vendors that she recommends. Plus she does really well having all the vendors work together so that the entire event runs smoothly. The day of the event she and her assistants were wonderful and took care of most everything so that we could enjoy the entire day and evening. I loved getting her opinion on all my crazy ideas. She helped me turn those crazy ideas into reality while trying to stay within budget. Kristina was a pleasure to work with, always with a smile on her face and a positive attitude. She has turned into a friend after the whole process and we miss conversing with her on a regular basis. I completely recommend working with her for your special event!
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AVRfilms AVRfilms Wedding Videographers

Krsitina, elegance describes her with experience and people who all love her in the wedding business. She is classy and warm for the families and so very organized. I love her rehearsal programs even! Very fun to hang out with at any wedding and makes everyone feel very comfortable. Warning: she books fast!!

Villa Montalvo at Montalvo Arts Center Villa Montalvo at Montalvo Arts Center Mansion Weddings

Kristina is a dream to work with. She has the high energy needed for the most particular clients, while remaining calm and confident. Her experience at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC is a perfect compliment to Villa Montalvo. You will find her charming, professional and down to earth.


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