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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
  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned
  • Woman-owned
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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?

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?

Day-of Coordination
Full Planning
Partial Planning

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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91% Recommended by couples
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Leanne and the team at You Name It Events received glowing reviews from multiple reviewers for their exceptional wedding planning and coordination services. Clients praised Leanne for her attention to detail, responsiveness, and calming presence. The team's professionalism and dedication were highly appreciated, with reviewers highlighting their helpfulness, organization, and ability to handle any issues that arose. Clients highly recommended You Name It Events for stress-free and flawless wedding days.

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Leanne and the team at You Name It Events received glowing reviews from multiple reviewers for their exceptional wedding planning and coordination services. Clients praised Leanne for her attention to detail, responsiveness, and calming presence. The team's professionalism and dedication were highly appreciated, with reviewers highlighting their helpfulness, organization, and ability to handle any issues that arose. Clients highly recommended You Name It Events for stress-free and flawless wedding days.

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Dan R. Sent on 10/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Hire YNI for your event!

My husband didn’t think we needed a wedding planner for our daughter’s wedding, but he changed his mind after the incredible job Paige and Amber from YNI did coordinating the perfect wedding day for our daughter. The bridal party and guests were where they were supposed to be when they were supposed to be. Our vision for the decorations were executed perfectly. Everything was cleaned-up and organized at the end of the night. We highly recommend the services of YNI for your event. We couldn’t have done it without them!
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Katie Sent on 11/28/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Day of Coordination!!

My husband and I are so thankful we hired YNI to help coordinate our big day. Leanne and Paige were so easy and fun to work with! They answered my endless questions and gave great suggestions. Leanne, Paige & Taylor coordinated the most beautiful wedding day for us. All of the decor was set up perfectly according to my vision! The girls worked tirelessly setting up all our Photo Booth props, place settings, and votives. Not to mention they lit over 250 candles for us :) Leanne, Paige & Taylor ensured our day ran smoothly from beginning to end. There was a miscommunication with our dessert vendor but Leanne and Paige resolved it immediately. The clean up was seamless as they organized and boxed up all of our items & loaded them into our cars at the end of the night. YNI allowed my husband and I, as well as my mother to enjoy the day without stress! Leanne even thought to bring our favorite cocktails out to my hubby & me during cocktail hour as we snapped a few golden hour photos. Our wedding day was an absolute dream and we couldn’t have done it without YNI! Their professionalism and dedication is exceptional!
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Mary A. Sent on 01/31/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Hiring You Name It was a game changer!!

Hiring Leanne was a game changer!! We spoke with several planners but our interview with Leanne left us feeling that she would give us the attention and guidance we needed, but was not “upselling” us on planning we didn’t need. She delivered as promised.
Leanne is a bundle of energy that inspires calm and trust. She exceeded all my expectations and is superb at her job. She made ever task a joy. She had solutions to issues before they became a problem. Her responsiveness was exceptional. Her talents allowed me to be a mom and hostess at our daughter’s wedding. I enjoyed every moment of the day knowing we were in Leanne’s capable hands.

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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

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Kait & Will
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Professional Network & Endorsements

10 Endorsements
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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!!

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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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