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You Name It Events

Chicago, IL View map
Rating 5.0 out of 5
104 reviews
$3,500 Package Price

About

$3,500 Package Price

You Name It Events is a professional wedding design and event planning company located in Geneva, Illinois. They pride themselves in the personal relationships they form with their clients. You Name It Events will create a unique wedding specific to you and your fiance.

Experience
This wedding planning company was founded in 2010 by Leanne Valdes. Since then, You Name It Events has won WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Award from 2014-2018. She’s hired people who understand how important your day is.

Services Offered
You Name It Events offers a 30-60 minute complimentary consultation. They offer full planning, partial planning and day-of coordination services. Additional services include:

  • Budget analysis
  • Event design
  • Guest list
  • Referrals
  • To-do lists
  • Timelines


Areas Covered
This wedding planning company is based out of Geneva, Illinois but plans weddings all over the Chicago area. They’ve also planned events worldwide including:

  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • New Orleans
  • Florida
  • Michigan
  • Las Vegas

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?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$250

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Budget Analysis
Day-of Coordination
Event Design
Full Planning
Guest List Creation
Partial Planning
Timelines
To-Do Lists
Vendor Referrals

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double Weddings
Elopement
Eco-Friendly
Military
Non-Religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

2

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    Carolyn W. Married on 07/08/2021
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    If you're on the fene, do it! So worth it!

    If you're on the fence, hire a day-of coordinator--you won't regret it! We were contemplating not hiring a day-of coordinator because all of our other vendors (reception venue, church, & DJ) were super helpful, but we are SO happy that we ended up doing it! It was so nice to be able to sit down with Susan beforehand to talk through our vision for the big day and review any details that we may have missed, and her execution day of was flawless. She was always on top of communication with us, and it was a relief having her as our main point of contact to coordinate all details with all of the other vendors, as well. We said this to her many times throughout our wedding day, but we felt instant comfort whenever Susan would appear because we knew she was on top of everything and keeping the day flowing smoothly! It was especially helpful to have her helping out since we had different locations for getting ready in the morning, then moved to the church, then photos, then finally the venue reception--while each other vendor was awesome for each of their parts and also helped keep us on track, having a day-of coordinator to act as a quarterback for all of the moving pieces was so helpful and we couldn't be more grateful for Susan and team.

    You Name It Events's reply:

    Thank you so much for your review, Carolyn! Our team loved working with you and Greg and wish you a lifetime of love & happiness!
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    Kelley N. Married on 06/26/2021
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    Best wedding decision!

    We lucked out with a lot of great vendors for my daughter’s recent wedding, but choosing Leanne at You Name It Events was probably our best decision. As COVID raged on during the engagement year and our stress levels were off the charts, we realized that we needed help as the details kept changing but we didn’t want to change the wedding date. We pulled in Leanne a few months before the wedding and her day-of wedding coordination package had just the right amount of pre-event support and day-of expertise. She not only managed the rehearsal evening and the wedding day with a steady and kind hand, but she handled the inevitable hiccups (such as pouring rain and a broken zipper on a bridesmaid’s dress) with calming finesse. If you want to enjoy your or your child’s wedding day to the fullest, hire Leanne. It’s money well spent!

    You Name It Events's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind & thorough review - it was an absolute pleasure to work with your sweet family! Everyone in your group was so wonderful, which is not always the case ;) and we hope you all are doing so well!
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    Jenna F. Married on 06/06/2021
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    Superior Event Planner

    Leanne Valdes, owner and coordinator of You Name It Events, was fantastic. We utilized her Day Of Event Services, that included everything that needed to be done one month before the wedding. Included was advice, referrals, follow-up with vendors and on-site coordination. I am the Mother of the Bride and have had party planning experience with other events that I hosted but the services that YNIE, provided were exceptional, allowing me to enjoy my own daughter's wedding. Leanne was knowledgable with protocol, assessing the amounts of food and drink correctly, and addressing needs as they were presented. She and her staff were professional throughout the entire process. Most importantly, she listened to what we wanted to do and did not insist on changing things to her liking, as other planners do. If she thought that something needed to be done another way, she let us know so that we could decide. I would definitely use her services again and recommend her services.

    You Name It Events's reply:

    Thank you so much for your review! We love that you had such a great experience with our team and were delighted to be a part of your family's celebration!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

10 Endorsements
H.Photography H.Photography Wedding Photographers

Leanne is absoluteley amazing! We have worked with "You Name it " in a few ocassions. Everything was perfect coordinated. You Name It team was very discret but very helpful in the same time. We totally recommend them to any wedding that want to be a succes!!

Paramount's Meyer Ballroom Paramount's Meyer Ballroom Banquet Halls

You Name It Events was recently the planner for a wedding at our Paramount Theatre wedding venue. After working with several coordinators for various events, I was extremely impressed with Leanne and her team. The amount of attention they gave to the client, and every detail, was absolutely amazing. There was not a situation they could not handle flawlessly. I was also surprised that Leanne was so integrally involved early in the planning process and was assisting the couple from their first site visit! She has a wealth of knowledge about the industry and really goes the extra mile for her clients. Leanne is a thoughtful and caring wedding planning professional and we cannot wait to work with her again!

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We first met Leanne when she was hired for a friend's wedding and was reviewed as, "the best money spent on the entire wedding". Now, we work together as often as possible! Leanne and her team are incredibly attentive, organized, and professional. Leanne is an absolute master at event coordination, and her craftiness really makes her productions extra special. Her integrity, and dedication to her clients have impressed us again and again. We love YNIE!!

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