From concept to completion, we will design, coordinate, manage and execute your entire ideal day. You will receive unlimited professional advice for all your questions as well as assistance with vendor selection, budget development, contract negotiation, family blending dynamics and more. If you are looking for the most stress free wedding planning experience, an investment in our full wedding planning services is one of the best gifts newly engaged couples can give themselves. We’re there for you every step of the way – to advise, to listen, to collaborate! The result is a cohesive, personal and unique celebration of your marriage.

Full Wedding Planning

With our partial wedding planning, you get all of the benefits of our wedding day management services plus a pre-determined number of hours to use in the way that most suits your unique needs. Perhaps you want to have your planner attend only certain meetings or assist with selecting only certain vendors. Perhaps you need budget accountability and want to set up quarterly meetings to make sure you stay on track. All of this is possible with partial wedding planning – you tell us what you need and we will tailor a proposal just for you!

Partial Wedding Planning

If you already have the majority of your vendors in place, but realize the need for a professional to oversee the execution of your wedding day – our wedding day management services are perfect for you! Starting 2 months prior to your wedding, we will step in to tie up all the final details from timeline setup to managing details such as vendor delivery, set up, take down and any other behind the scenes coordination your day/weekend requires. Sit back, relax and focus on what is most important - you!

Wedding Day Management

our clients are raving

If I can give one piece of advice to future brides out there.... it's hire Laura! Seriously, I feel like as a bride you can have 1,000 great, fun, creative, and unique ideas... but you need someone to help see those through. You need someone who can be seeing that your ideas are brought to life smoothly, so you can simply enjoy your day. Laura has this skill perfected, and she manages to do it with the sweetest smile!

- Steph M.

After contacting a few day-of-coordinators, my husband and I decided on Laura and The Ideal Day... she was prompt to respond and extremely personable (even through email, which I found not to be the case with many people). After every conversation/email/phone call with Laura, I felt more and more relief about our wedding... the stress had been lifted and all thanks to her!!

- Halley W.

A key asset Laura has is her familiarity with many major Chicago vendors. She knew the ropes with our caterer, venue, musicians, photo booth and more. She often knew the specific individuals with whom we were working, making it easy to hand off vendor communication during the final days.

- Bethany H.

Laura is everything you want in a wedding coordinator: highly organized, knowledgeable, calm under fire, and simply fun to be around. I could tell early on that she had extensive industry knowledge and that I could trust her to handle everything perfectly. Our wedding was perfectly smooth without feeling overly orchestrated, which I credit to Laura.

- Julia B.

Laura Patterson is easy to communicate with, intuitive, fun, energetic and flexible to work with. She handled meetings and coordination in a very professional manner and kept detailed records and notes throughout the planning process. We had a short time-line to work with and she kept nerves and worries under control with grace and a positive, helpful attitude. The wedding rehearsal, ceremony and reception went off beautifully-everyone had a wonderful time and the bride, groom and bridal party were confident she was on top of every detail. (even those we weren't aware of!)

- FR