104 Reviews
$3,000
Day-Of, Full, Partial

About LOLA Event Productions

Creating unique and FUN weddings and events since 2006 in Chicagoland and beyond...

LOLA Event Productions is a stylish wedding planner in the Chicago, Illinois area. This team’s experience and fun-loving attitude will allow couples to work closely with their planners and design the wedding of their dreams. The seven planners, led by owner Lori Stephenson, help couples with logistical and design details, so that everything runs smoothly for the wedding of their dreams.

Experience

Lori Stephenson got her start in the industry designing bridal gowns and accessories. She attended Parsons School of Design and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. After graduation, she did work in social event planning and personal styling. Since starting LOLA Event Productions, she has coordinated and designed weddings in the greater Chicago area, from country clubs to airplane hangers.

Services Offered

The planners at LOLA Event Productions can help couples with civil, cultural, destination, double, eco-friendly, military, non-religious and religious wedding celebrations. They offer their assistance in the following areas:

  • Budget analysis
  • Day-of coordination
  • Event design
  • Full planning
  • Partial planning
  • Referrals
  • Timelines
  • To-do lists

Categories: Wedding Planner

Regions serviced: Chicago

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104 Reviews for LOLA Event Productions

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5.0

I knew immediately during my first conversation with Lori that we’d be hiring her to help with the planning for our wedding. She is so easy to talk to and it doesn’t matter what you’re talking about, you leave any conversation feeling like you’re in the most capable of hands. Living in a city where there are hundreds of options for everything wedding realted, I was totally overwhelmed with trying to select vendors. I started looking into photographers and spent probably 6 hours googling and visiting websites before I even actually contacted anyone. After one conversation with Lori about what we were looking for in a photographer, she recommended two options, one of which happened to be the photographer at the top of my list after my hours of research. I knew then that my planning was going to be SO MUCH EASIER thanks to Lori and that she already had a great handle on what we were looking for. It was amazing how quickly she got to know us and how perfect her recommendations were through the whole planning process. I am so grateful for all the hours of googling and reading reviews that she saved me with her thoughtful and personalized recommendations. She has built up a huge network of vendor relationships and is so widely respected by everyone we worked with. Every time I met with a new person involved in our wedding they told me how lucky I was to be working with Lori and what a BOSS LADY she is not only through the planning but on the big day itself. She was always incredibly cost and budget conscious and stretched every dollar we put into our wedding day. We walked into the most beautiful room we had ever seen at our reception and I know that Lori was a huge driving force behind making sure that vision came to life. The best decision we made related to our wedding was hiring Lori. I attribute our perfect day to her hard work and dedication to making sure we were happy not only as her clients, but as two people on the most important day of their lives.

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Profile Picture Katie, 3/3/18, 5 Reviews
Category: Wedding Planning
Services Used: Ceremony, Reception, Budget Analysis, Day-Of Coord., Event Design, Full Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Referrals
5.0

Hiring LOLA Event Productions was the best decision we made other than getting married. Lori and her incredible team provided expertise and guidance for our wedding day that made it an event our families still rave about.

Everyone worries that on the day of their wedding there will be those little unforeseen challenges that they will have to deal with that will take away from their enjoyment of the big day. It may be hard to believe, but there was not a single moment during the entire wedding that I or my wife felt stressed about. The entire weekend was flawless, and things ran like a well oiled machine. The most amazing part was that throughout the months of planning and even on the day, Lori was just as invested in this day as we were. I’m told there were even tears during the vows my wife and I wrote for each other. During the ceremony and reception, we knew that Lori and her staff were there making sure that everything was happening the way it should but I can only think of a handful of times I actually remember seeing her. Her and her staff functioned completely behind the scenes and made sure that none of our guests wanted for anything, and that all of the vendors were able to do each of their respective duties.

At the end of the day, every part of a wedding comes at a cost. Each of those vendors provides their service and adds something special to your day. Only one of our vendors could offer us that extra part that my wife and I needed; peace of mind. Lori gave us the greatest day of our lives in the least stressful way possible. We could not be happier with the job her and her staff at LOLA Event Productions did. We highly recommend them.

Profile Picture Lucas, 1/20/18, 1 Review
Category: Wedding Planning

LOLA Event Productions Pricing

Day-Of Wedding Coordination Pricing
Starting Price:
$2500.00
Wedding Planning Pricing
Partial Wedding Planning Starting Price
$3000.00
Full Wedding Planning Starting Price
$6000.00
Hourly Rate
$150.00

LOLA Event Productions FAQ

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Reception
Rehearsal Dinner
Budget Analysis
Day-Of Coord.
Event Design
Full Planning
Partial Planning
Referrals
Timelines
To-Do Lists
Guest List
Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double Weddings
Eco-Friendly
Military
Non-Religious
Religious
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Number of Planners
7
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Photos & Videos

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2016-2017 Wedding HIghlights

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Professional Network & Endorsements

19 ENDORSEMENTS
we love LOLA events! She is absolutely one of the best in Chicago and nationwide. We trust so much LOLA that we use them for our own wedding. Lori did such an amazing job that we still hear from our guest that our wedding was the best looking one hands-down! We will recommend LOLA to anybody anytime!

We LOVE LOLA! LOLA Event Productions is THE place to go if you want your wedding to be fun, absolutely stress free, and perfectly coordinated between vendors.

We have worked with LOLA several times on various weddings in the Chicago area and they are always super organized and always go smoothly. In fact, Jamie and I hired LOLA to coordinate our own wedding. If that's not a testament, I don't know what is.

LOLA is awesome! If you want a beautiful, unique wedding that's stress-free, these wonderful ladies will make it happen. We only wish more of our clients hired them!

Map

1917 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647   See On Map
773-942-6172 (phone)
By appointment only.
LOLA Event Productions is a wedding planner from Chicago. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Downtown Chicago, St Charles, and Evanston. LOLA Event Productions is a professional wedding planner that has been part of the Chicago wedding industry for 8 years. We specialize in wedding coordination and design.