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Planner in Chicago, IL,
(773) 942-6172
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    Sarah

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  • Ok this review is so over due. We had an amazing experience working with Michelle at LOLA Event Productions. We purchased the 60-Day Coordinator Package and it was probably the best money we spent for our wedding. Michelle was so great and super fun. She kept us so organized before our big day, gave us vendor recommendations that fit our budget and really made us feel like our big day was important to her. The day of our wedding we didn't have to worry about a single detail- Michelle was totally in control while at the same time appearing completely relaxed. At one point while getting ready I texted her and said "should I be doing something?" and she responded, "yea- having fun!" Literally that is the only thing I had to worry about that day- having fun. I was able to completely focus on my new husband, and enjoying the day with friends and family. After the wedding one of my bridesmaids said to me "I've never seen a wedding go so smoothly in my life." And truly thats ho... Read more

    Carmen

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  • I highly recommend Carly C. at LOLA! She was so great to work with and completely on top of everything. She helped me stay organized throughout the wedding planning process and offered suggestions on vendors for hair/makeup/ rehearsal dinner. She coordinated meetings with all my vendors and made a detailed timeline for the wedding day. My wedding day was the best ever and everything went flawless thanks to Carly and her team! I honestly didn’t have to worry about a thing. My bridesmaids had the Jenny yoo convertible dresses and she helped them all create different styles to wear. At the end of the night, all my wedding gifts and props were all taken back to my hotel room which was such a relief to not have to haul all that stuff. I can not recommend Carly C enough!!

    Lauren

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    5 out of 5
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  • If you are in need of a wedding planner, look no further than LOLA Event Productions. Hiring Carly C. as our day of coordinator was hands down the best decision of our wedding planning process. Carly did an outstanding job from start to finish and helped our rehearsal and wedding day run smoothly. Her attention to detail, organization, impeccable planning, communication with vendors, and dedication are unmatched and truly prove what an asset she is to LOLA. She is a rising star in the event planning business and I received nothing but praise for Carly from vendors, family, and friends. If you are unsure whether you need a coordinator/planner, the answer is yes! My only regret is that I didn't hire Carly sooner! Now go call LOLA and ask for Carly C. - you won't be disappointed! :)

    Alexandra

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  • Wow! Lori Stephenson at LOLA Event Productions is amazing! Hire Lori @LOLA—she will do everything in her (considerable) power to make your event magical and seamless, and the planning process as manageable as possible. Lori turned the overwhelming thought of “wedding planning” into manageable monthly to-dos and guided us through the execution. She took our convoluted concept of a bright and colorful, Indian-fusion, galaxy/constellation themed wedding and translated it into a cohesive, GORGEOUS event full of personalized details and surprises that, one month later, still has our guests raving! Lori also expertly managed all the intricate day-of details and schedule allowing my family and I to focus on having fun--she also somehow got this chronically late bride down the aisle on time. Of course there were stressful moments in the planning process and having Lori’s support made those moments so much more manageable. She brought experience and humor to stressful situations a... Read more

    Neha

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  • Working with Michelle at Lola Event Productions was a game changer. I reflect back on my wedding weekend and all the different smaller details that would have been missed without her expertise. When I got engaged, I didn’t have a lot of help around to help plan my wedding. I was also the first in the family to be planning a wedding, so I didn’t have others’ past experiences to pull from. Needless to say, I definitely needed help. I found Lola by googling “best wedding planner in Chicago” and emailed to make an appointment immediately. I had three requirements — I knew I needed to work with someone who (1) has worked on south asian weddings (2) truly understands my aesthetic and style and (3) honors my budget. Thank the wedding planning gods that Michelle was paired with me, because she did those things plus more. When I met with her, the first thing I said is, “I need a partner-in-crime” and she beyond delivered. Every single detail, from the timeline, to ve... Read more

    K

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  • We are so grateful for the opportunity to have Carly Carynski from Lola Event Productions as our Wedding Coordinator for our July 2017 wedding at the South Shore Cultural Center. As someone who works in events, I planned much of our wedding myself, but I was really nervous about the execution on the day of. I knew that I would have trouble getting out of event mode and just enjoying the day, so I did my research on wedding planning services and came upon Lola’s great reviews. Lori was quick to answer my email request and set me up with Carly C. After meeting with Carly, I knew I was in good hands, as she was solving logistical issues I hadn’t event thought of yet. We chose the Last Minute Lola package which provides services 60 days before the wedding, and includes Day Of services along with an assistant. Carly helped us create a timeline, managed all communication with the vendors for the two crucial months before the wedding, and directed our rehearsal. On the wedding day, Carly... Read more

    Erin

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  • LOLA was the best decision we made and definitely worth every penny! Kirsty made every experience throughout the wedding process so enjoyable and easy! I couldn't imagine the process without her!

    Jody

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  • When I got engaged, the first thing every former bride told me was to get a day-of coordinator. It will be the best money you spend they all said. They were right! We could not have been happier working with Michelle at Lola. Whether making herself available for any crazy questions during the planning process to managing everything on-site the day of with ease, she was a lifesaver! As someone who has planned several events in her career, I am PICKY. I need attention to detail, a no-nonsense attitude and someone who's client-oriented. Michelle is all these things! Plus, she's super knowledgeable about the Chicago wedding scene, has all the planning tools you could need and has a great relationship with many other vendors -- something that turned out to be invaluable for us in bringing the perfect day to fruition. Highly recommend!

    Kevin

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  • Lori and her team get it and excel at it. They understand the tough, tough challenges and the wonderful opportunities that come with this important day. She was a godsend to us. She got my daughter's ideas and helped make them a reality. Everyone that works for her -- band, photographer, decorator, hotel team and videographer, etc. -- loves and respects her. I would hire her again in a heartbeat. She loves what she does, you can trust her with anything. Hire her. Period. :)

    Lori

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  • I can't say enough about Michelle! My husband couldn't understand why we needed a Day of Coordinator but I knew it would be 100% worth it and of course come the day before our wedding and the day of he finally got it! He was just as thankful as I was to have Michelle part of our day to make sure everything went off without a hitch! Being the type A person I am I would've never been able to enjoy myself but after working with Michelle I knew I had nothing to worry about. I was less stressed than I was on any normal day! Michelle went above and beyond helping me with little details I couldn't make decisions on to answering all my crazy email questions. If you are questioning wether you really need a planner I can tell you it will be worth every penny if you go with Lola and you will be in great hands if you are lucky enough to work with Michelle!

    Jennifer

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  • The only planning advice I will give anyone is that they should hire Michelle. We worked with her as a day of coordinator and she was the absolute best part of the whole process. I have several friends getting married this year who chose other vendors, and I can say with absolute certainty that Michelle is above and beyond one of the best. She kept us organized throughout, provided helpful tips and planning tools, and did not overlook a single detail. All of the vendors we hired also had wonderful things to say about her. We got married in March and Michelle took over all vendor communications in January. By the time our actual wedding day rolled around, we had so much faith in her, we were able to really stay present and enjoy our wedding day.

    Meagan

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  • I cannot recommend Lori Stephenson enough. If you're debating whether or not to hire a wedding planner--yes, you need one. And Lori Stephenson is the obvious choice. Her services will be the most valuable money spent during your entire wedding. She is charming, well connected and knows everything there is to know about the Chicago wedding scene. Because of this, she will help you get the most out of your money. She will make your planning experience absolutely effortless and dare I say almost enjoyable? She knows how to anticipate your needs before you even realize it and will instantly put you at ease about achieving any planning detail. She's always three steps ahead of you and allows for the minutiae of planning to go unnoticed by the bride and groom. She expertly reads the family dynamic and knows how to toe the line so the couple, parents and in-laws feel heard and included. Ultimately it is about the couple and she makes sure you get your dream wedding. The day of will run lik... Read more

    Meagan

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  • I cannot recommend Lori Stephenson enough. If you're debating whether or not to hire a wedding planner--yes, you need one. And Lori Stephenson is the obvious choice. Her services will be the most valuable money spent during your entire wedding. She is charming, well connected and knows everything there is to know about the Chicago wedding scene. Because of this, she will help you get the most out of your money. She will make your planning experience absolutely effortless and dare I say almost enjoyable? She knows how to anticipate your needs before you even realize it and will instantly put you at ease about achieving any planning detail. She's always three steps ahead of you and allows for the minutiae of planning to go unnoticed by the bride and groom. She expertly reads the family dynamic and knows how to toe the line so the couple, parents and in-laws feel heard and included. Ultimately it is about the couple and she makes sure you get your dream wedding. The day of will run lik... Read more

    Maryellen

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  • Great and extremely helpful team. Would not have wanted to do it without them

    Emily

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  • Kirsty from Lola was an amazing month-of planner for our wedding. The day of our wedding she did everything you could imagine make sure the day went off without a hitch, from shuffling around people to the right places to making sure all the makeup smudges were gone before our photos. Her service during the wedding was top notch and while she was part of all the details, she never intruded in our day more than she needed to. She made sure the focus was on us having a wonderful time and she worked behind the scenes to make it happen (and I have no idea how she did it all). As the bride, you just want to relax and enjoy time with family and friends and Kirsty made sure that was the case for our wedding. If you want a great planner to make sure your day is amazing, definitely use Kirsty from Lola!

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