Afterglow Weddings and Events

Service levels: Full-service planning

About Afterglow Weddings and Events

Afterglow Weddings and Events


Hi there, I’m Olivia, the face behind Afterglow Weddings and Events! With over five years of experience in the wedding industry, including catering and venue sales, I've been part of more than 100 love stories. My journey in the Chicago wedding industry has included time as a venue coordinator, catering sales manager and event coordinator. My favorite part about working in the industry is working with couples to help their wedding dreams come to life. At Afterglow Weddings and Events, I'm dedicated to bringing your dreams to life and ensuring every detail reflects your unique love story.

Having been in the Chicago wedding industry for over 4 years I have a wide range of experience working in catering, venues and private planning. I wanted to use my expertise to help all couples bring their dream wedding to life!

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Services by planning level

Service included in starting price
Service available for an extra cost
Full-service planningPartial planningDay-of coordination / wedding management

Our wedding planning package is your path to a stress-free and truly memorable celebration. With years of experience in the wedding industry, we bring expertise and creativity to the table. From catering to venues and everything in between, we handle the details. Your love story deserves the perfect celebration, and we're here to make it happen.

You've embarked on the exciting journey of planning your wedding, but now you're looking for an expert hand to guide you towards perfection. That's where our Partial Wedding Planning service steps in. We join your journey partway, bringing our expertise to enhance and elevate your wedding vision. We'll pick up where you left off, working with your existing plans and vendors to bring your wedding to life.

Our wedding coordination package ensures that every detail of your special day unfolds seamlessly. With our expertise, we'll oversee every aspect, from setup to ceremony and reception. You can relax and enjoy your wedding day while we handle the logistics. This package starts 10 weeks before your wedding date.

Planning begins9 Months out3 Months out
Vendor Management
Transportation Coordination
Timeline Creation & Management
Onsite Event Management
Vendor Selection
Contract Review
Rentals & Linens
RSVP Tracking
Wedding Favors & Accessories
Accommodation Coordination
Final Venue Walkthrough
Budget Planning
Venue Recommendations
Invites & Stationery
Venue Visits
PricingStarts at $5,750Starts at $3,750Starts at $1,800



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  • Best Decision for Our Wedding

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    DesiApr 10, 2024

    Afterglow was fantastic to work with for our 3/30 wedding. Olivia and team are extremely professional, punctual, and organized - exactly what I needed during a very stressful crunch time. Olivia took care of everything I needed help with in the weeks leading up to our wedding and on the wedding day. She executed everything perfectly to our vision and ensured the day was smooth and we stayed on schedule. She even had helpful recommendations for vendors that we ended up hiring for our day. She communicated with our venue on our behalf, helped answer my many questions, and accommodated last minute details and changes. I trusted her fully and am 1000% glad I hired her. Seriously snag her up if you can, she was a huge help and instrumental in making our day wonderful and easy! I can't recommend Afterglow enough! THANK YOU!

  • Wonderful Experience!

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    JenniferDec 2, 2023

    I recently had the pleasure of working with Olivia from Afterglow Events for my client’s wedding, and I cannot express how grateful I am for her incredible talent and dedication to making the day absolutely perfect. From the moment my client met Olivia, it was clear that she was not just a wedding planner but a true artist in the world of event planning. Her attention to detail, creative flair, and passion for her work shone through in every aspect of the planning process. Olivia took the time to understand the vision, and with her expertise, she turned dreams into a reality.

  • A Delight to Work With

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    Eleanor BoardmanNov 28, 2023

    I had the opportunity to work with Olivia as a venue coordinator. Not only was she a pleasure to work with professionally, but she also fostered positive relationships with all the vendors involved. On the day of the event, her calm and composed demeanor helped alleviate any stress or concerns, ensuring that everyone involved could fully enjoy the celebration. It was truly a pleasure working with her!

  • Jamie & Mickeys Wedding @ Floating World Gallery

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    DanielleNov 20, 2023

    Olivia was wonderful to work with! She was super professional, organized, and paid great attention to detail. I would love to opportunity to work with Olivia again.

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