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On WeddingWire since 2022

Based out of Chicago, IL, truejoyweddings is an esteemed wedding planning service run by a husband and wife duo, Alicia & Deric. They understand that every wedding is unique, so they strive to provide a bespoke experience to bring couples' visions to life. Whether you need someone to take care of everything or just lend a guiding hand, these wedding planners are an excellent choice.

Originally from Canada, Alicia moved to Chicago in 2020 after meeting and marrying the love of her life and now business partner, Deric. Alicia has a background in chemistry, which sets her apart from other wedding planning services. Working in a lab with explosive materials has given Alicia impressive attention to detail. With Alicia by your side, you can rest assured that every aspect of your celebration will run seamlessly.

Alicia's husband, Deric, jumped on board in 2021 after seeing the passion for weddings exuding in his wife when she would plan and even just talk about her couples. Adding not just an extra set of hands and eyes over the day of the wedding, Deric plays a vital role in ensuring all parties involved are heard, seen, and taken care of. From calming the groom down with a pep talk right before the ceremony to finding grandma a wheelchair at the venue, Deric adds an extra bit of insurance to the exceptional service truejoyweddings provides.

truejoyweddings would love to host a consultation to discuss your dreams for your special day. You can choose from four primary services: month-of coordination, partial planning, full planning, and consulting. Alicia & Deric will listen to your desires and create a personalized package just for you to ensure you receive everything you need. They will strive to design an occasion that celebrates and represents your love story authentically, bringing a little piece of Heaven on Earth through your wedding celebration!

Services Offered

truejoyweddings would love to host a consultation to discuss your dreams for your special day. You can choose from four primary services: month-of coordination, partial planning, full planning, and consulting. Alicia & Deric will listen to your desires and create a personalized package just for you to ensure you receive everything you need. They will strive to design an occasion that celebrates and represents your love story authentically, bringing a little piece of Heaven on Earth through your wedding celebration!

  • Black-owned
  • Asian-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

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

$2,400

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
Elopement
Eco-Friendly
Non-Religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

2
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Reviews of truejoyweddings

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Alicia from True Joy Weddings is praised by multiple reviewers for her exceptional wedding coordination services. She is described as organized, dedicated, and available around the clock. Alicia helped solidify vendors, took care of logistics, and provided guidance and support throughout the planning process. Reviewers were impressed with her attention to detail and the flawless execution of their weddings. Her husband, Deric, also received positive feedback for his assistance. Overall, the reviewers highly recommend True Joy Weddings for their professionalism and the seamless experience provided.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Alicia from True Joy Weddings is praised by multiple reviewers for her exceptional wedding coordination services. She is described as organized, dedicated, and available around the clock. Alicia helped solidify vendors, took care of logistics, and provided guidance and support throughout the planning process. Reviewers were impressed with her attention to detail and the flawless execution of their weddings. Her husband, Deric, also received positive feedback for his assistance. Overall, the reviewers highly recommend True Joy Weddings for their professionalism and the seamless experience provided.

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Abby M. Sent on 03/24/2024
5 out of 5 rating

So organized and on top of everything!!

Alicia was truly a life saver!! She not only made day-of coordination smooth and worry-free (for us), but also assisted us with communication between other vendors, organization of the timeline, and filling in the smaller details we didn't even consider. Her and Deric were such a wonderful hype team and checked in on us, and our parents, throughout our wedding night (which was such a nice touch). They thought of everything and were always just a quick email away if we had any questions. Cannot recommend this team more!!!
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Dawn S. Sent on 12/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dream Wedding come true!

Alicia was an amazing Wedding Coordinator.
We work a lot of clients and she was so organized. She stayed even after the wedding couple left for the evening to make sure the event was finished to standard. She was with the bride and groom for the entire duration of their event. Every detail was planned out. She and her team worked so well with us at Chicago Theater Works venue. We look forward to working with her again.
Thank you,

Chicago Theater Works
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Becca K. Sent on 10/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Easy and Professional!

It was a pleasure working with Alicia - she was very professional, quick to respond, and organized. I look forward to working with her again in the future!
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