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About

Once Upon A Wedding promises to infuse your vision and true, authentic style into your entire wedding journey from start to finish. Through personal connection, understanding, and trust, we create spectacular moments that celebrate your story and leave a lasting impact. We are tattooed, energized, and passionate. We are proud of who we are. And, we bring this outlook to every partnership that we take on. As planners, we are here to celebrate the couple and all that makes them unique. Everything from our recommendations to our preferred vendors celebrates this style and allows our clients to create a truly memorable day that is authentically them.

Services Offered
Once Upon a Wedding can offer any of the event planning needs you may be looking for, and can customize a package to encompass those exact needs. Their list of planning services include:

  • Budget analysis
  • Event design
  • Guest list
  • Referrals
  • To-do lists
  • Day-of coordination
  • Full planning
  • Partial planning
  • Timelines
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Frequently asked questions

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

$2,000

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$3,500

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$5,000

Do you offer an hourly rate?

No

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
Eco-Friendly
Military
Non-Religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

2
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Reviews of Once Upon a Wedding

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Katherine Sent on 06/20/2019
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Could not recommend OUAW more enthusiastically

We hired Once Upon a Wedding (OUAW) for partial planning and day of coordination for our intimate (75 guest) brunch wedding downtown. Hiring OUAW was worth *every* *single* *penny* (and probably more, if I'm being honest). Kelley, the owner and lead planner, is professional, detail oriented, and, importantly, fun. When we got engaged, we had heard mainly horror stories about wedding planning. We were particularly intimidated by the process given that we were planning our Chicago wedding from half way across the country and wanted to stick to what is a fairly tight budget for the area. But, with Kelley's help, the process felt easy and even (mostly) enjoyable! Furthermore, we were able to stick to our budget. Kelley had a keen understanding of and respect for what we wanted, made fantastic vendor and timeline recommendations that were in line with our wishes, and, finally, orchestrated the events of our day flawlessly. We could not recommend OUAW more enthusiastically!
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Brianna Sent on 09/09/2018
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I would like to take a moment to give a huge THANK YOU to Kelley and Once Upon A Wedding! My wedding day was so less stressful knowing that she was there to handle the details. She鈥檚 very friendly and easy to communicate with which works wonders for pre-wedding nerves! She also seemed to magically have everything that I even thought I may have needed in her emergency kit! It makes things so much easier when you have a helper and don鈥檛 have to worry about meeting/directing caterers and other vendors on your special day. I would definitely recommend getting a coordinator like Kelley for your wedding!
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Elizabeth Sent on 06/29/2018
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You NEED to book Once Upon a Wedding. They took away all my stress the week leading up to the wedding, which was a LOT of stress. Kelley is very flexible and responsive. She gives the perfect amount of suggestions and listens to all of your desires. I would鈥檝e gone full blown crazy without them the day of the wedding. They coordinated all of the moving parts, and we had a big wedding party so there were many parts. I couldn鈥檛 imagine a better day-of (and night before) planner. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING MY DAY PERFECT!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

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Noelle Adams Photography Noelle Adams Photography Wedding Photographers

Ashley + Kelley from Once Upon a Wedding were amazing to work with! The wedding day went flawlessly and they anticipated what needed to be done to make the day perfect. Wedding days are long and their energy and fun personalities never wavered from the beginning of the day to the balloon send off. The reception room at East Bank Club looked amazing with all the beautiful touches they created. I can't wait to work with them again!

Dreamscapes Wedding Floral Designs Dreamscapes Wedding Floral Designs Wedding Florists

Our first experience with Once Upon a Wedding was November 18th of this year and I am still reeling about their impeccable customer service! It is undeniable how much they truly love what they do simply by watching them interact with their clients and the other vendors on site! If you want a company that will work diligently on every detail these are the planners for you!

Voss + Virtue Creative Voss + Virtue Creative Wedding Photographers

Once Upon a Wedding is professional, timely, organized and pleasant to work with. If you're looking for a wedding planner to make your wedding day as stress-free as possible (and fun!), Once Upon a Wedding is great to work with!

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