You Name it Events - 2014 Awards

While it may be tough to capture what working with You Name It is like without experiencing it for yourself, we do have wonderful clients who offer us kind words of thanks and recommendations which we so appreciate!

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Here’s what some other folks have been saying recently:

We worked with banquet captain Curt H. at a wedding recently and he had this to say: THANK YOU for all of your help throughout the night to make things run smoothly, this past Sunday evening. I have to say, you both are most pleasant to work with!  I’ve been in the business for 20 years, and most venue directors and event planners are not as kind and willing as both of you, three! The first two hours of set-up prior to guest arrival was a tad stressful for me with one of my staff not showing up on time (communication glitch), and then 5-6 additional staff showing up [incorrectly]…It was a distraction that pulled me way form the set-up schedule, so I had to refocus and my staff helped in me getting past that, and we all stepped it up a bit, to be on-time for guests. In the end, the event was basically flawless, and I think [our clients] were thrilled with all! Perhaps we’ll cross paths again in the future! [emphasis his :)]

See what Katie N. had to say recently about our help with her upcoming June 2014 wedding:”Thank you for all of your help. Your insight on everything for my wedding is wonderful. I am so thankful for all that you have done for me. You have eased my stress levels multiple times and helped me find a solution to anything that has come in the way. I can say, you are making this wedding process much more enjoyable!”

Cynthia M.’s wedding is coming up this June 2014: “You are the honorary wedding planner of the year!! I just spent 2 hours on the phone with [my florist] and everything you said to ask was spot on and we slashed the pricing down!!! All the areas you mentioned were areas that could be trimmed down. Consulting with you saved me soooo much $$! Thank you…you are the best!!”

Shawn K.’s daughter got married on 3/15/14 at the St. James Chapel and had her reception at the Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier. Here’s what she had to say: “…to say you guys were INCREDIBLE [yelled loudly] would be an understatement…you were all amazing and I will serve as a reference anytime and will write on and…we cannot say thank you enough!”

Katya & Frank got married on 9/2/13 at the Bridgeport Art Center. Here’s what they had to say: “Katya and I wanted to once again express our sincere gratitude for all your wonderful help, wisdom and patience in making our wedding day so amazing! We couldn’t and wouldn’t have had as amazing of a time if not for all your help. We will certainly pass on recommendations to our friends and family in the future. We hope to see you in the future! Good luck to you and You Name It!”

Deonna Caruso, photographer, has this to say about working with YNI: “Thanks again for making Tiffany & Mike’s wedding go off without a hitch! I really enjoyed working with you and would love to work with you again!”

Natalie & Scott got married on 8/10/13 in Streamwood, IL. They said: “We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day. Everything went off without a hitch – quite honestly, I don’t know if anything truly went wrong… We could not have done any of it with your and your staff. [Your staff was] a PLEASURE to work with. Very professional, but very fun at the same time! I think at one point in the evening, they told us to stop cleaning up cause that is what we hired them to do!! …The entire day turned out the way Scott and I envisioned! Thank you so very much for everything!”

Nicole & Jon B. got married in May 2013 in Chicago, IL. Here’s what they had to say: “We can’t tell you enough how grateful we are to have had you all around on our wedding day! It was truly amazing to see all of our hard work put together and not have to worry about anything at all. We couldn’t have imagined it going any better! Thank you guys so much for everything you did! It was all so wonderful!”

Jeff L. used YNI services to plan and host a surprise party for his Mom’s 80th Birthday on her actual birthday in July 2012. Check out the photos of this custom event on facebook here. Jeff says “You were great and I would recommend you to anyone who asks!

His sister, Jennifer B., used YNI services to help set up for a separate (& larger) surprise party the weekend after her mom’s birthday. She says, “You guys did a great job. You are a true professional!”

Jenny S. got married in August 2012 and had this to say about YNI wedding coordination services, “Thank you so much for all of your help with our wedding! We had an absolutely wonderful stress-free day thanks to you. I even heard that you whipped out an emergency sewing kit to help the best man fix a button 🙂 We will absolutely be recommending you to others and would be more than happy to talk to any of your future prospective clients that want a first-hand recommendation!!! Let us know at any time.”

LaVina H. got married in June 2012 and had these kind words for us, “Hiring Leanne was the best decision that we made! Although we hired her for day of coordination she made sure that we had everything else in tact. She made me feel at ease which in turns made my husband feel at ease. I really felt that she had our best interest at heart and was into making our dreams come true. She added personal touches that made our wedding ours and not a cookie cutter wedding. A lot of our guest said it was the best wedding that they have been to in a long time. They really enjoyed our big Hershey kisses that were placed on several tables to tie in my husband’s love for candy. I don’t know how many times I have told her thank you but I don’t think I can say it enough because it was the best time of my life!!!!!!”