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An Event Less Ordinary

Wedding Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Main Office Location:
1448 W Montrose
Chicago, Illinois 60613
Contact: Amy Nolan
Phone: 815/289-3024
Service Area:

Chicago and the greater Chicagoland area



Services Offered

Amy and Carolyn, co-founders of An Event Less Ordinary, believe that weddings should be “relaxed yet epic”—full of fun, laughter, romance and uniquely personal touches. As a boutique planning company, An Event Less Ordinary works closely with couples to truly get to know their stories and style. Their goal is to make each event “less ordinary” by sticking closely to the couple’s vision while injecting each event with exciting ideas and entirely unexpected details. They are efficient, confident, experienced and organized. Coupled with great taste, creativity and a healthy sense of humor, these ladies know how to put on a party!

An Event Less Ordinary creates fabulous occasions on any budget—offering (Month &) Day-Of Coordination, Full Planning, Event Design, and a customizable package suited to fit your needs. Fill out the contact form on their website to receive more information!

Questions and Answers

What 3 words best describe your work?

Customized. Relaxed. Professional.

Tell us about your company name.

We knew our approach to events was different than most, and wanted that to be immediately clear. There's a fantastic 90's movie called A Life Less Ordinary, so we borrowed from that. The name has afforded us an incredible variety of clients, cultures, and experiences.

Why should someone hire you?

We believe every event can benefit from an experienced coordinator. Our team is laid-back, friendly, and fun to work with—you won't regret it!

What are the common misconceptions about your services?

Some believe hiring an on-site Day-Of Coordinator is a frivolous expense that can be left out of a tight budget. Not only are DOC services imperative to ensure the event runs smoothly, but our consultants will also help you plan a beautiful event within any budget.

What drew you to this field/how did you get started?

Carolyn and Amy met while performing in a production of Grease in 2008. A fast friendship blossomed, a few major life changes occurred, and the lightbulb that our powers combined might make a great event company—and we went for it.

What makes a wedding memorable for you?

Honestly, when it's "less ordinary." We get to execute so many unique and exciting ideas at our events, and it's so much fun to watch the guests' faces when they see something entirely unexpected.

If you could have any superpower on the job, what would it be?

Controlling the weather!

What's your favorite book/movie/work of art?

A League of Their Own.

What's your favorite marriage advice?

Be great friends. Enjoy each other's company. Adopt a pet.

What's your favorite way to wind down after a hard day?

Wine and cats, what else?

Tell us about your pets, if you have any.

Our whole team combined has maybe 12 cats and a few dogs. We've done several weddings with dogs who walked down the aisle, cat statues as decorations and even replica cake toppers of client's own pets.

An Event Less Ordinary Covers These Areas:

  • Illinois
    • Downtown Chicago
    • South/Southwest Chicago Suburbs
    • West Chicago Suburbs / Naperville
  • And other areas by special arrangement.
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This is a list of the areas that An Event Less Ordinary normally serves. However, be sure to ask them if they'll be able to work at your particular location.

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