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Planner in Chicago, IL,
(773) 727-4929
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    Kattan Wedding

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  • worked with Kim to plan my wedding. I cannot say enough about what a help she was. In the early stages of planning, Kim helped me narrow my approved vendor list to select those which were right for our event, surely saving us time and money. Closer to our wedding date, Kim and I had a sit down to discuss all of the details I would have never thought of until I regretted not addressing it. From a dress reveal to the logistics of pinning the boutonnieres on the groomsmen, Kim had a solution for everything. Thank you for letting me borrow your handkerchief, I needed it more than I knew! My favorite advice she gave was what to do about a bouquet toss. We did not invite children to our wedding and most of my friends are already married. Kim suggested just passing the bouquet to my newly engaged maid of honor. This was such a special moment affirming our lifelong friendship. Quite comically, our reverend for hire lingered well past his welcome, drinking and eating ... Read more

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    Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you choosing to work with our team and that you had such a great experience with Kim. Weddings are a once in a lifetime experience and from everyone here at Liven It Up, we are all so glad yours was wonderful! Thank you again and congrats!

    Jennifer Placek

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  • Trisha from Liven It Up Events was just what the doctor ordered for my wedding day. I am a pretty typical type A bride, so I was pretty good at the whole wedding planning thing, making lists, checking reviews, setting up vendor meetings and booking them, but I knew in order to enjoy my day to the fullest I was going to need a day of coordinator. There is no way I would be able to relax on my wedding day if I had to check on every vendor and make sure they were there and doing what they were supposed to be doing and also getting the ceremony and reception spaces set up. No way and no thank you. I had a good feeling about Trisha from our initial phone interview. She has this presence in her voice that says, “I’ve got this, don’t worry”. She is a great mix of being both professional and friendly. Your day of coordination actually starts about 4 months out where you have your initial meeting to gather information about your big day and get her started on making your timeline. The ... Read more

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    Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy that Trisha and the team could be with you on the day of your wedding! Thank you for choosing to work with us and CONGRATS!

    Nichole V.

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  • If anyone is in need of a wedding planner, I highly suggest you stop looking now and hire Kim at Liven It Up Events immediately!!! Talk about an amazing individual! I was first referred to Liven It Up Events by another one of our vendors and boy am I ever so GRATEFUL!!! When we first booked Kim, never could I have imagined how much of a lifesaver should would be. Due to COVID, our original wedding date of May 16, 2020 was postponed to August 1, 2020. As we approached 8/1, my fiancé (now husband) and I realized that our original dream wedding of about 200 people would not happen. We completely scrapped our original plan, cancelled the venue and church, and planned a completely new wedding for 60 people at a private residence in a matter of 5 weeks. During this entire process, Kim was there for us. She took care of all the emails and phone calls and answered any and all questions that I had. And believe me, there were a lot! She put us into contact with new vendors that wo... Read more

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    i Nichole! First of all, I want to say, we know how difficult this year has been with having to change your wedding plans due to COVID rules. I can not thank you enough for sticking with us and Kim and the team helping to rework your wedding plans and making it just as wonderful as you imagined! Thank you so much for being great to work with and from all of us at LIU, we hope for a long and happy married life!

    Sarah Bedell

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  • I really appreciated having Kim with me as my day-of coordinator on my wedding day. She was so helpful at keeping the day running seamlessly. She was always a step ahead of everyone and always had an answer to everyone's questions. I don't know what I'd do without her!

    Simon Michal

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  • Working with Kim Weinberg from Liven It Up was true pleasure. We felt like she was there for us all the time, always responding super quickly to our messages, making it stress free. Kim was attentive to every detail, had answers to all our problems and mistakes and solutions to things we were ready to give up. With Kim's help, we managed to assemble an amazing group of vendors and as a team they really made it a special day for us.

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    Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy you had such a great experience with Kim! We are glad we had the opportunity to work with you. Congrats and thank you again!!

    Samantha A.

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  • We couldn’t have done our day without Kim! She truly was so supportive throughout our entire wedding planning process and made our vision come to life. When we initially sat down it felt like we were talking with a friend about our day. She covered all areas for our wedding day, including details we never would have thought of. She was always quick to respond to emails, text messages and phone calls. We cannot recommend her enough! She helped make our dream come true!

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    Thank you so much, Samantha, for the kind words! Kim is truly a gem and we are so happy that you decided to work with her and our team to help make your wedding day come to life! Congratulations again and here's to a long and happy married life!

    Eli K

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  • After a few friends of ours hired (and loved) Liven It Up for their weddings, we inquired and were soon paired up with Lisa Wandel. We met with Lisa a few months before our wedding to hammer down our timeline. Lisa was friendly, professional and had no problem answering all of our questions. Her attention to detail is incredible and she helped us nail down specifics that we hadn't even thought of! Lisa is very responsive and approachable - we truly thought we were working alongside a friend the entire time. On our wedding day, Lisa was prompt and made the entire day run flawlessly. She even picked up glass with her bare hands when someone broke a candle holder!! My wife and I were able to enjoy the day with our family and friends because we knew that with Lisa there, everything would go smoothly - and it did! Lisa was truly a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend her!

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    Thank you so much for the kind words! We are so happy that Lisa and the team were able to work with you to get ready for your wedding day. Thank you again and congrats!

    Nicole Gange

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  • Kim Weinberg from Liven It Up was nothing short of a miracle worker! Her communication was impeccable and it did not seem as if I ever had to lift a finger. Working with her was a pleasure- she is respectful and helpful, but most importantly, she is so much fun. I debated hiring a wedding planner, but after my initial consult with Kim, I was sold. I was not living in Chicago when planning, and Kim was there for me every step of the way. The entire process was stress free and she made it easy for both me and my mom. Kim is patient, as hands-on or hands-off as you want her to be, and truly made my wedding planning experience enjoyable. I will be referring her to every engaged friend I know and working with her for as many future parties as I can!

    kirsten

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  • Lisa Wandel was my day of coordinator for my wedding. Not only was she professional and attentive, she was cool, calm, and collected throughout my entire wedding planning.

    Haley Feller

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  • We cannot thank Liven It Up Events enough for making our wedding day exceed ours and our guests’ expectations. We had Lisa as our day of coordinator and Michael as her producer. Wow, they really went above and beyond what we had assumed a day of coordinator would do. Lisa was so approachable and communicative leading up to our wedding. She answered all of my questions and eased my concerns in a timely manner. She attended the rehearsal and sent out an extremely detailed timeline to all of our vendors so that everyone (vendor and wedding party member) knew exactly when and where to be. At the wedding, her and Michael did such an amazing job checking in on us and our parents to make sure everyone’s needs were met. We always assumed something would go wrong or the events in our wedding would be behind schedule, but everything occurred exactly as Lisa described in her timeline. We could not have been more impressed! We would highly recommend working with Lisa and Liven It Up Events for... Read more

    katie

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  • From the very beginning stages of wedding planning Kim was amazing she helped us create a budget, choose vendors, and create our dream day! EVERY vendor Kim recommended was also excellent to work with. Kim was very organized throughout the entire process and truly kept us calm and sane! We had the most AMAZING wedding day ever and are so happy Kim was apart of our team as she really helped make sure it was perfect!

    Danielle Klene

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  • What started as a hard sell to my husband for a day-of coordinator ended up being one of the easiest decisions we made as it related to our wedding. A friend of mine had recommended Liven it Up to me for day-of coordination, and I could not have been happier. Their day-of coordination actually extends far ahead of the day of coverage; Lisa began working with us about 3 or 4 months out to make sure we had all the details covered so she could put together a comprehensive run of show. If we had questions on vendor recommendations, she was extremely prompt in sharing some of Liven it Up's preferred vendors. She was quite the professional--and quite a joy to work with! If there had been any hiccups on the day of, I was completely unaware of them. If you are at all on the fence about having a day-of coordinator I would look no further than Liven it Up's services--and people--to convince you to go for it.

    Alli

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  • I definitely recommend Liven it Up for your wedding planning needs! We wanted someone to help with Day of Wedding as well as Event Design and Kim was the person planner for us! She helped me create a vision for the wedding, and then helped bring that vision to life the day of! She also thought of every detail and asked us questions I never would have thought of so that we could make sure that our Wedding Day was exactly what we wanted. One thing in particular stands out to me that Kim did that was exceptional. During the ceremony, we were planning on giving our moms a momento and during our rehearsal, Kim asked us if we wanted to tell them about it beforehand or leave it as a surprise during the ceremony. I had never thought about leaving it as a surprise, and we did and the look on our mom's faces when we gave them the momentos was priceless- that never would have happened without Kim! On the day of, she and Trisha helped make sure all of our flowers and decorations were where we... Read more

    Jillian M

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  • We can't thank Sally from Liven It Up Events enough for being by our side throughout the entire wedding planning process. I can confidently say that her constant guidance, expert opinion and moral support made wedding planning such a fun experience for both my husband and I and our big day would not have been nearly as amazing without her. I think the most important thing to say about Sally is that she is so easy to get along with - she is smart, knowledgeable and has the best sense of humor. She's approachable and didn't bat an eyelash at my incessant emails, phone calls, texts (you get the idea) - she always had my back and kept me sane from start to finish. Not only is she a joy to be around, but she added real tangible value to our wedding: 1) She found our venue! We never would have thought to look at the Art Institute if she hadn't recommended it. We weren't sure what our vision was for venue and she came up with lots of great ideas that we never would have known about. ... Read more

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    Jillian, thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review. Sally truly enjoyed working with you and had fun creating your wedding with you. From everyone here at Liven It Up, we say thank you so much for working with Sally and our team. We truly appreciate it! Congrats to you and here's to a long and happy marriage!

    Lindsay

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  • So helpful with the planning of the timing, the flow and herding all the cats (i.e. guests & vendors)! Their services start when you sign the contract all the way through the wedding day.
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