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“Afton and her team did an absolutely fantastic job planning our wedding. There was no detail forgotten about throughout the entire process. Afton made it so easy and fun to plan our wedding. Every step of the way, she provided guidance and suggestions to help make our day perfect. Her relationships with vendors across the industry make finding the perfect caterer, venue, florist, etc. a breeze. Afton was always willing to go the extra mile to take the weight off our shoulders and allow us to enjoy the process. On the day of our wedding, her perfect coordination and attention to detail allowed us to do nothing but enjoy ourselves and spend time with our friends and family. I would recommend Afton and her team to everyone."
- DAN M.
I wish I could give more than 5 stars, Afton was so incredible! The last thing I wanted was to be stressed out over planning my wedding because my weekly schedule with work and school is so busy. I knew hiring a planner would help guide the planning process and alleviate some stress, but I never expected this past year of engagement to go so smoothly, all because of Afton.
Afton is organizing, attentive, creative, and personable. She listened to my vision and understood the level of planning and how hands on I needed her to be and delivered in every aspect. Our meetings were productive and thorough, with great communication in between but again, I NEVER felt stressed!
My husband and I could not have asked for a more perfect wedding day. After Afton led the entire rehearsal dinner and ran through every little detail, I knew wedding day for us would be a breeze. I did not have 1 vendor's contact information and that was exactly how I wanted it to be! Afton and her team handled every detail, and the day was perfect with absolutely no stress on my end. (Exactly what I wanted!)
My final tip/advise for brides: a wedding venue coordinator for the day of is NOT the same as a wedding planner. Afton is focused on you, and the coordinator is focused on their venue. Hiring Afton was the best decision I ever made, and I would tell everyone it is a wedding MUST to fit in the budget.
- ALLIE R.
"We had the most incredible experience working with Afton and her team! Afton managed all vendor communications leading up to the wedding which immediately took stress off of us those last few weeks. Being a slight control freak, I would occasionally reach out to vendors myself only to get the response of "yep, your planner already went over this detail with us."
On the day of our wedding I was able to completely relax and take in all the special moments free of stress because I had such confidence in Afton. It would have been amazing just to have a badass planner who was organized and on top every detail, but Afton was even more than that. She had the presence of a close friend that truly wants your day to be as perfect as possible.
I would be selfish not to share my amazing experience with all new brides wondering how to navigate the planning process. We felt SO LUCKY to have Afton and her team help make our weekend so special and flawless!"
"Hiring Afton to help plan our wedding was hands down the best decision we made! Her responsiveness, attention to detail, and professionalism were unmatched and she genuinely wanted to make it the perfect day for us. Throughout the process Afton asked thoughtful questions and really took our preferences into consideration for each and every detail. Best of all, when we were 60 days from our wedding, she took over all coordination and communication with every single one of our vendors, giving us ample time to prepare for our special day without the troubles or stress that often comes along with the last minute logistics. She worked seamlessly with all of our other vendors and provided extremely detailed documentation of our event so that everyone was always on the same page. Afton always made herself available for calls and in-person meetings and always guided us with a smile. She was also extremely patient when we wavered on certain decisions along the way. On the day of the wedding she was present and masterfully coordinated all of the vendors and handled all of the details to make sure everything went according to plan. Our wedding was exactly how we envisioned and it would not have been possible without Afton. There was not a single point during the wedding that we needed to direct anyone, make any decisions, or worry in general; we were truly free to be present, take in the experience, and enjoy it to the fullest. We can't say enough good things about working with her and would 100% recommend her to anyone else who is thinking about utilizing a planner!"
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Afton and her assistant Leighann exceeded all of our expectations. They were professional, poised, and coordinated a flawless wedding so my husband and I got to enjoy every second of our wedding day without interruption or worry. Having Afton and Leighann was the best decision we could have ever made for our wedding. Not only were we impressed and grateful, our families and guests frequently commented on how wonderful they both were. Many of our vendors had worked with Afton before, and commented that they love working with her because of how excellent she is. Finally, Afton and Leighann are both extremely nice and personable, and a joy to be around. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU. We would recommend them to anyone and everyone!
I cannot express enough how amazing Afton and her team is and how NECESSARY they were to our wedding. My wife and I had our wedding during COVID times and were nervous about how smooth our wedding planning could be. We searched a few planners and spoke with Afton personally and immediately knew she (and her team) would be the best in Chicago to help plan our wedding. Afton was not only extremely professional and present (yet felt like we had known her for years and could trust her with all important decisions), but also extremely proactive with timelines, what to think and prep for, focuses that we did not think of (my wife and I), and so many perfect suggestions in which we took for our wedding (including vendor options, design/wedding ideas, small decisions that helped to find common ground between families and ourselves with more serious decisions). On the day of the wedding (and the entire weekend we planned), Afton took charge immediately and ensured all vendors, guests, highlighted family and friends, and over staff knew exactly what to do and where to be at exact times. Our wedding had literally no stress our drawbacks. My wife and I describe our wedding as Perfect (and cannot express that enough). I would give a higher rating if I could and my wife and I cannot say more amazing things about Afton and her team. We thank you for helping us with a dream wedding and we still are hearing from guests about how our wedding was “the wedding of the decade”. Thank you so much!!
If you're seeing this review you NEED to hire Afton Events to assist in planning your wedding! I could not have survived the wedding day and the months leading up to the wedding without her. Since I already had booked all our vendors, we hired her for day of coordination which was actually 60 day coordination. Hiring a wedding planner/Afton is 10000000% worth it. She took over all communication with our vendors but kept me in the loop when necessary. She really took on all the stress of wedding planning but actually enjoys doing it! She was always one step ahead of us in the planning process and it really made our lives so much easier. She even served the role as a therapist on multiple occasions lol. She is warm, kind, open minded and also very Type A which is what you need in a planner. I could not be more grateful for Afton and her team for showing up and being the help and support we needed on our wedding day.
"I can not say enough good things about Afton Events. We worked with Afton and her day of assistant, Mary. They were both AMAZING, but I wouldn’t have been able to get through the last couple months leading up to my wedding without Afton! She was professional, organized, and detail oriented. She created a flawless wedding timeline that she, unfortunately, had to scrap and recreate when my fiancé (now husband) tested positive for covid the month before our wedding. Afton didn’t miss a beat, she completely rescheduled almost everything in the last two weeks. I’m blown away by her ability to work with all of my vendors, and managed to keep me sane during the whole process. Guys, she literally replanned an entire wedding in 2 weeks! Our day was not what we originally planned, but thanks to Afton and Mary we had the most beautiful day! Afton Events was the #1 greatest investment when it came to our wedding. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone!"
"If you want your wedding day to be absolutely PERFECT, you need to hire Afton and her team. Leading up to our wedding in the final few months, Afton was there to make sure everything was complete. She completely took the stress and weight off of our shoulders, going above and beyond the entire time working with her. She took over all vendor communication so that we didn’t have to. Afton created an organized timeline of our wedding day from start to finish, and completed all final details of our day. On the day of our wedding, she took care of everything so that we were able to completely enjoy our day. Our wedding day was an absolute dream. We really don’t know what we would have done without her! We give Afton and her team a 20/10!"
I don't even know where to start because hiring Afton was the best decision we made! Afton made an incredibly stressful last few weeks of wedding details, enjoyable. With a few covid delays for our wedding, the stress was quite heavy, but she made sure that all decisions were what I wanted. Having her in the meetings with my vendors was extremely helpful as she asked questions I hadn't even thought about. It was so nice to know that she had everything covered leading up to our day! I would have never been able to keep it all together without her. On our actual day it was an even better experience than I could have hoped. She kept everything on track and under control with so many moving parts. The best part was always knowing that she was on my side for all decisions. I truly do not know how I could have had the day without her! We are so incredibly grateful for Afton. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone!
There’s a lot of second guessing that comes with planning a wedding, but hiring Afton was never one of them. We knew after our first intro call that we wanted to work with her - she just gets it. Afton was an amazing wedding coordinator and helped our wedding day go off without a hitch. She asked us the right questions which helped us better plan our day and consider options and details that we wouldn't have without her. She shared her honest opinion but fully respected the decisions we made, and steered us in the right direction when we needed it. Leading up to our wedding day, Afton took over all communication with our vendors and ensured everything went according to plan. Afton attended our final venue walk-through as well as coordinated our rehearsal, which was greatly appreciated. When we arrived at the venue on our wedding day, all of the details looked exactly as we had envisioned and Afton made sure that the entire day moved seamlessly. Unexpected things just happen on your wedding day, and you want Afton (and her team!) in your corner when they do. In short, she helped us focus on what matters and let go of the rest. If you are lucky enough to have her available for your date - book her now!
"Our wedding and all the details involved with it changed multiple times. We were able to get married in the middle of a pandemic, follow all guidelines and still have the most beautiful day we ever could have imagined. Afton was there to guide us with every detail and change that had to happen in order to make our wedding day possible. She was organized, helpful and creative in helping make the day turn out so wonderful. We can not thank you enough Afton for everything you did to make our wedding day the best day of our lives."
Working with Afton and her team helped us tremendously on the wedding day. We did the day of coordination (which actually starts several months out). Afton helped us stay organized, feel way less stressed(especially in the weeks leading up to the wedding), and made sure everything went as smooth as possible on the wedding day. She listened to what our wedding vision was and help make it happen while giving us her professional expertise. Afton and her team were responsive , professional, and great to work with. Highly recommend!
"My daughter just hired Afton to help plan her dream wedding. It was the best thing we ever did. We hired her after we had selected most of our vendors. She then finished all the details. It was awesome. She took care of everything so we could enjoy ourselves at the wedding and leading up to the wedding. If daughter number 2 gets married in Chicago too, she will be our wedding planner. Her attention to detail made our daughters wedding what she always dreamed of."
"We were late to the game in hiring a planner. We hired Afton with about a month to go until our wedding and having recently switched venues because of Covid. From our first conversation Afton was warm, reassuring, and organized. She took over contact with all of my vendors and immediately started working out the timelines and details. As soon as we hired her I instantly felt less stressed. Not only was she there to answer any questions from the vendors, but she was a great resource for giving advice and lent a listening ear to me. On the day of our wedding it was amazing to be able to send any questions or concerns her way and know that it was taken care of so we could have fun. I would absolutely recommend Afton Events to anyone looking for a professional and responsive wedding planner."