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Meg Gruber · Married on 07/13/2019
Above and beyond planning
Our wedding would not have been the same without Urban Allure and Nicole. We only had day-of services however, the process started before the week of our wedding and our wedding was stress free! The best part was Nicole made it easy for my mother and mother-in-law to relax and enjoy the day as well! Not only did the day go flawlessly thanks to Nicole, she managed to get us on the video board at Wrigley Field the next day when we took our family to a Cubs game. She was there (not working) and took the extra step to celebrate us! Nicole is AMAZING. Urban Allure is an essential part of any wedding.Sent on 08/07/2019
Hannah Ongman · Married on 06/30/2019
The Single Best Wedding Investment Possible!
Nicole is genuinely a miracle worker - we could not imagine having planned and executed our wedding without her and the Urban Allure team. Upon meeting Nicole, we immediately felt so much trust - this feeling only grew and progressed as the planning process went on!Sent on 07/29/2019
We planned our wedding in Chicago from Boston, so we decided to elect for Partial Planning services in addition to Day-Of Coordinator (whatever you do - at the VERY LEAST hire Urban Allure for this service - you will thank yourself!). She ended up recommending every single vendor we utilized, negotiated contracts, walked through every detail (which we 100% would have omitted without her support), and met up every time we visited Chicago to talk through next steps. My husband and I are both super laid back and aren't ones to sweat small details, and she never pushed us to go above and beyond where we felt comfortable/helped us find ways to secure everything we needed without any finicky additional work.
On our wedding day, Nicole was there from the morning on, ensuring that everyone was where they needed to be and we were calm, cool, and collected! She skillfully combated an emergency dress-mud situation - pulling seltzer water, lemon, Shout pads, and baby powder from her fanny pack as though this were an extremely typical situation. Our wedding was absolutely perfect and the true embodiment of who we are - Nicole even ensured that a very elaborate wedding dance to Beyonce's Homecoming (with Beyonce's actual performance playing in the background...) was executed to perfection. We were at ease the entire day and overwhelmingly and blissfully happy.
Overall - I'd say Urban Allure was hands down the best investment we made in our wedding. I could not recommend them highly enough and will refer them to anyone possible, as everyone deserves a wedding that is a true reflection of the love they share with their partner. Thank you so, so much, Nicole & team!
Lynsey · Married on 05/26/2019
MVP for Our Wedding
Nicole is INCREDIBLE! I can without a doubt say that Urban Allure Events was the most important vendor at our out-of-state wedding and played an instrumental role in our wedding weekend being perfect. I was a SUPER indecisive bride with a lot of life stressors in advance of our wedding, Nicole eased all of my concerns, answered all of our questions (on top of things we never would have thought of!) and helped us immensely through the entire planning process.Sent on 06/18/2019
As wonderful as Nicole was throughout our planning process, the coordination and organization of the UAEvents team the weekend of our wedding completely blew us away. We had a welcome party at a remote location and Nicole and Brittany set up the room for us, filled our welcome bags, and ensured that we were completely stress free for the entirety of the party. The wedding day also could not have gone more perfectly, at least from our perspective! Nicole, Brittany, and Jenny were SO organized and prepared for anything—it was amazing! They were there from the very beginning of the day to the very last minute and managed the vendor arrivals and payments, ensured our shuttles with guests made it from one incredibly rural location to another, managed guest/vendor needs, and so much more totally calmly and discretely. Communication by the UAE team was also impeccable. We were unable to have a rehearsal at our venue and they ensured our vendors, bridal party, and families knew where to be and that we all remained on schedule for the entirety of the day.
From steaming dresses and decorating the venue, to the complete teardown of the venue and saving us desserts/appetizers we otherwise wouldn’t have been able to enjoy, the UAE team went above and beyond. I could not believe how calm I was the day of our wedding and that is 100% due to Nicole, Brittany, and Jenny’s efforts, friendliness, and organization!
Bottom line: you at the very least NEED a day-of-coordinator and you cannot do any better than Urban Allure Events.
Emma W Chapman · Married on 04/06/2019
DO NOT GET MARRIED WITHOUT UA EVENTS. You may think you can do it yourselves because yours is "simple," but there are just too many moving pieces, and you're supposed to relax and enjoy yourselves. THAT is what Nicole & her team ensures happens. They think of and take care of everything, including the things you'll never think of. Thank you so much for making our day us.Sent on 04/09/2019
Mister C · Married on 03/02/2019
True professionals in every sense of the word whose outstanding service and dedication to the customer is unrivaled.Sent on 04/07/2019
Danielle · Married on 12/28/2018
Nicole with Urban Allure Events was incredible! From the first day we first spoke all the way through our wedding day, she made everything run so smoothly. We hired her for day-of coordination and she was so helpful beyond just the day of our wedding. We ran into issues with the weather and Nicole still made sure that our vision was executed. She also saved the day when our wedding cake did not arrive--we had a beautiful cutting cake and amazing sheet cakes with the ingredients that were listed on our menu for our guests. Nicole's calm demeanor kept me sane and she made sure our day was amazing! We cannot recommend her enough!Sent on 09/24/2018
Allison · Married on 10/27/2018
Like a best friend planning your wedding
There is no other planner I would look to than Nicole to help in the planning and coordinating of weddings. She is professional, efficient, and responsive, even for a bride who has a hard time making decisions and who needs to talk through everything. On the day of our wedding she went out of her way to pick up cookies from family across town for the reception and dropped off boxes that I had misplaced but desperately needed for getting ready. She was on top of it all and did it with a calm demeanor that immediately put me at ease. I cannot thank her enough for being that positive, supportive, knowledgeable influence on such a momentous day so you should help me in doing so by booking her! You won't be disappointed.Sent on 10/30/2018
Jeff Wang · Married on 10/20/2018
Amazing! Made our day extra special!
Nicole was amazing from start to finish! At first, I was skeptical of needing a planner but my wife convinced me into it. Whatever makes her feel better for our wedding day I said. But I'm so glad that we hired Nicole as our day of planner. She was incredibly helpful and hands on, not just for the day of but the entire month leading up until our wedding day. She was a big reason our day was so incredible.. We couldn't recommend her more and if you're looking for a planner to make your day extra special, Nicole is the perfect planner!Sent on 11/25/2018
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Danielle · Married on 10/06/2018
The Best Wedding Coordinator Hands Down
Nicole was the rockstar of our wedding. She was super chill and she made sure everything went according to schedule in a calm and efficient manor. She was so helpful for us throughout the planning phase of our wedding and leading up to the day she took over and made sure everyone had the information they needed. We had the absolute perfect wedding day, we were ahead of schedule and happy the whole day, and that is due in large part to Nicole! Look no further than Urban Allure Events for your wedding planning and coordination needs. They are industry experts, with great connections, and professional through and through.Sent on 10/28/2018
Heather · Married on 09/22/2018
Nicole and Urban Allure Events are amazing!
Could not recommend Nicole (lead coordinator and owner of Urban Allure Events) more! We hired her for month of coordinator services and she was amazing! She is extremely professional and never stressed about anything. She put me at ease and everything went off perfectly day of. Our wedding was at Room 1520 and she is super familiar with the space and knew all of my vendors, who all highly recommended and loved working with her. If you are looking for a wonderful wedding coordinator, look no further!Sent on 10/17/2018
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Jen · Married on 09/15/2018
We can’t say enough about Nicole. She was amazing from start to finish making sure that no detail was left untouched. We worked closely together leading up to the wedding so that on the day of, I could sit back, relax, and take it all in knowing that see would have it covered. And she did. She helped bring my dream wedding into reality! We are so grateful for her!Sent on 09/18/2018
Anna · Married on 09/14/2018
I would highly recommend hiring Urban Allure Event. I worked with Nicole and it was a dream. She was willing to above and beyond what I asked her to do and made everything easy and fun! You can tell she's been in the wedding industry for a while because she has so many tips to make sure it's perfect. I loved that I could sit back and relax and know that everything was taken care of. She has a great eye for design and styling and had awesome ideas to make sure things were that much better. Hands down my favorite event or wedding planner in Chicago. 10/10 recommend. If there was a Golden Globe for wedding planners then Urban Allure Events should get it.Sent on 02/05/2018
Nicole · Married on 09/01/2018
We hired a wedding coordinator for two reasons 1) so we didn't have to "work" our wedding and 2) so there was someone ready to deal with any issues that could potentially arise on the big day. Nicole and her team delivered on both fronts. Not only was she great to work with leading up to the wedding...recommending vendors, helping my mother-in-law plan the rehearsal dinner, picking up our personal items etc - but she was an absolute life-saver the day of. There were NUMEROUS challenges that came up on our wedding day. It rained on-and-off the entire day, the photographer was a half hour late, the shuttle that was scheduled to pick up our guests was an HOUR late (stay far away Infinity Transportation!!), the floral coordinator we worked with to plan our event was sick and the person they sent clearly didn't get the notes on our decor scheme. Nicole and her team handled it all in stride to the point where we almost didn't even notice! Nicole was on the phone non-stop with the shuttle driver, dispatch, and hotels to work through the situation and she made sure every last one of our out-of-town guests had arrived before starting the ceremony so they didn't miss out. All this craziness was unknown to my husband and I until she had a clear plan and found the right time to tell us. Nicole & her assistant ran for umbrellas when the rain started up right before the ceremony, helped direct the floral coordinator to set up our dinner decor, and worked with all our other vendors to make sure they could accommodate when the timeline got pushed back. This girl is cool as a cucumber under pressure and I can't imagine how stressful it would have been had we hired someone else. We couldn't recommend Urban Allure Events more!Sent on 09/21/2018
Mike · Married on 08/11/2018
Nicole is absolutely wonderful! Saved so much time and energy with her help.Sent on 08/17/2018
Freda · Married on 07/28/2018
Highly recommend. Your planner is with you every step of the way. They do as much (or as little) as you require. Response time is always lightning fast, and they keep an eye on those vendors so you don't have to. They will keep you sane and get you organized, show up before you on your big day, and stay long after your guests leave so that you can actually enjoy your day.Sent on 08/28/2018
Brad · Married on 07/07/2018
If you are planning your wedding, you need to hire Nicole at Urban Allure Events.Sent on 07/23/2018
My fiancé and I were married in Chicago this past July 2018 and hired Nicole early in the process. Not only was she remarkably well-connected with the Chicago wedding scene (she ultimately recommended our venue, makeup artist, and photographer), but she took the time to get to know my fiancé and me, and understand our likes and dislikes.
In the month leading up to the wedding, Nicole was a godsend. She streamlined much of the communication between our various vendors and created a master schedule for the entire wedding weekend—encompassing everything from the rehearsal dinner to the day-after breakfast. And during the hectic week of the wedding, Nicole kept our schedules free. She worked in the background to ensure that we could just enjoy the week and spend time with our family and friends. Nicole not only filtered out the unnecessary minutia of the pre-wedding craziness (from coordinating vendor needs to handling the placement of the centerpieces, decorations, and signage) but anticipated details that we had never even considered (like vendor meals and parking). I witnessed Nicole handle a tremendous amount of the work, and I am convinced that is only the tip of the iceberg. So much of her work and organizational genius occurs without anyone noticing.
By the time of our wedding, she was the ringleader. She anticipated our needs before we had even realized they were required and was always ready with a drink or plate of food. While we were eating, she was getting ready for the speeches, and while we were dancing, she was already getting ready for the teardown. Most importantly, she tackled our event with grace, patience, and empathy.
Hire Nicole; you will not regret it.
Lindzi · Married on 06/16/2018
To say that Nicole and her team turned my wedding dreams into a reality would be an understatement. Nicole swooped in a little more than halfway through the wedding planning process to take all of the stress off of my shoulders. Most of the vendors were set and the vibe chosen, but Nicole came in like the conductor of a symphony and brought all of them together in perfect unison for the big day. We even had a backdrop crisis about 2 weeks before the wedding (the venue changed what we picked) and Nicole came to the rescue with the perfect vendor when my crazy idea for balloons and flowers popped into my head. She even made sure that vendor respected my budget. I can't recommend Nicole and her team enough!Sent on 08/20/2018
Ashley · Married on 04/26/2018
We hired Nicole from Urban Allure Events as our day-of wedding coordinator. She was absolutely amazing. Although we did a lot of the vendor research on our own, she was always a great resource for us when we needed suggestions. She is so much more than a day-of coordinator. She was really an integral part of our wedding planning, because she was a support system for us through the whole process. She was always available via e-mail or to meet for coffee and let me know if I was on the right track with my to-do lists. Nicole has the calmest, warmest, kindest personality. This helped me to keep my stress level down. I'm telling you, I wouldn't have been about to do that without her. She is one of the most organized people I have ever met, she has a great eye for detail and she is easygoing. Most of our vendors had worked with her before, and were so thrilled when they found out she would be there because they love working with her. Two days before the wedding she came by and swooped up all of our DIY decor, hotel gift bags, my dress, you name it. I thought those last couple days would be hectic and stressful, but she took all of that away and made sure we were relaxed and able to enjoy our time with friends and family. I could go on and on about her. Every family member and bridal party member loved her. She is amazing at what she does, and we feel lucky she was recommended to us by Room 1520. She helped to make our wedding the best day we could have imagined!Sent on 06/27/2018
Pippa · Married on 04/06/2018
I was trying to organise my elopement in Chicago from Australia and it was proving to be impossible until I found Nicole from Urban Allure Events! Nicole made planning our elopement stress free. All of the vendors were amazing and I can not speak more highly of the service we received. Our wedding day was magical and I am so thankful to Nicole for helping bring our vision to reality.Sent on 04/13/2018
Eileen · Married on 03/31/2018
My husband and I got married March 31, 2018 at Ovation in Chicago, and Nicole was beyond instrumental in making our day perfect and incredibly special.Sent on 05/06/2018
We were so very glad that we decided to work with Nicole after a wonderful recommendation given to us by Tricia Clarke, who amazingly transformed my makeup/hair for the day. When I spoke with Nicole for the first time, I knew right away that she was kind, friendly, super knowledgeable, professional, crazy organized, and so down to earth and sweet. After that conversation, it was obvious that we should work with her for our day-of wedding coordination
And we're so glad that we did! Our wedding day was flawless and came together so well. We couldn't be more grateful to her for executing our wedding day vision perfectly! And to her husband, who was a magician in hanging our copper piping ceremony backdrop. :)
Also hugely important, Nicole eliminated any and all stressors for us and went above and beyond in ensuring we were happy with every single details about decor, logistics, etc. This meant that we could relax the week/day of our wedding and not have to worry about anything! That. Was. The. Best.
Bottom line: we LOVED working with Nicole, and would recommend working with her and her team to anyone and everyone!
Amy · Married on 02/24/2018
My husband and I got married February 24, 2018 in Chicago at Salvage One. I met with multiple planners after we got engaged and then on the recommendation of two friends who had just recently been married, I met with Nicole. In the first few minutes after meeting with her, I already knew she was the one! Throughout the wedding planning process, Nicole went above and beyond for us. I can not say enough wonderful things about her was a wedding planner and also as a person. She always followed up after our meetings and I never once questioned if she was going to get things done. I truly enjoyed the planning process and Nicole is the main reason that I am able to say that.Sent on 04/10/2018
During the weeks leading up to the wedding, Nicole took on all the tasks that a bride should never have to think about or deal with. She was calm, cool and collected on the day of the wedding and without being pushy or intrusive, kept us on schedule and made sure we had everything we needed and that our day was perfect. I will never forget the end of the night when the wedding was over and my husband and I were dreading packing up and cleaning. We walked in to the bridal suite and Nicole had everything organized and then ordered us a car to take us back to the hotel. It was so thoughtful and meant so much to us to be able to get back to our suite and relax without having to worry about anything.
So needless to say, Nicole and Urban Allure were worth every penny and I would definitely recommend them!!!!
Ben · Married on 02/17/2018
We got married in Feb 2018 at Room1520 and used Nicole as our DOC. Cannot say enough great things, and if she charged twice as much she would be amazing value. Nicole is extremely familiar with Room1520, so she had a lot of great insights on room layout, table setup, vendors, etc. She has also worked a lot of weddings so just generally helped us along the way with various details on timeline and décor. Leading up to the wedding Nicole coordinated all of our vendors and helped organize all other key details of the wedding. Most importantly, on the actual day of the wedding, we did not worry about a thing. We drank, mingled and danced all night, and that freedom on your wedding day is priceless.Sent on 03/17/2018
It snowed on the actual wedding day and Nicole stood outside with us to assist with awesome winter pictures. When the bride’s dress got muddy before the ceremony, Nicole herself colored the dirty areas with white chalk. She was the first one there and last one to leave on the wedding day. These are just a few examples of the many times Nicole went above and beyond while working with us. Looking back, we highly recommend that all couples consider using a DOC, and Nicole executed better than we ever could have expected!
Amanda · Married on 12/31/2017
Urban Allure was great to work with! Great with communication and helping me stay calm during the whole wedding planning process. Anney was with us on our NYE wedding and did amazing making sure everything went smoothly even in the blistering cold! :) Thanks again Urban Allure!Sent on 01/21/2018
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Kelly · Married on 12/31/2017
Nicole was an integral part of the success of our big day & we cannot recommend her enough. She was professional, knowledgeable & she had a gift for simply putting our minds at ease.. which during the wedding planning process is priceless!Sent on 01/31/2018
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Alexandra · Married on 12/08/2017
Nicole was an absolute angel helping us plan our winter wedding. The moment we met with her we knew she was the perfect fit, very laid back and confident we could the wedding within our budget. We hired her for “partial planning” but felt like did even more than that and was there every step of the way. She was a lifesaver because we had no idea where to look for various vendors and helped us narrow down and negotiate prices (which I hate doing). We had an unfortunate event with our caterers and Nicole had our back and fought for us. The night of the weddding she stayed the entire event and made sure everything ran smoothly! She’s a wonderful planner, highly recommend.Sent on 02/05/2018