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I have worked with Virginia many times on weddings and cannot say enough positive things about her. She provides all the tools needed for her clients and communicates every detail. As a caterer in the industry for 20 years, I can honestly say that VKL is one of the best. Tom KMay 14, 2016
If you are looking for a wedding planner who will not only help make your vision a reality but will also make the process enjoyable, look no further than Virginia Lionberger! More than two years later I am still being told by our guests (probably over a dozen at this point) that our wedding was the best they’ve ever attended. Virginia is the secret sauce! - Annie and VonzeleApr 19, 2016
“We would like to extend the highest recommendation to Ms. Virginia Lionberger, professional wedding coordinator/planner. From our first meeting her creativity and innovative thinking were obvious. She paid attention to every organizational detail and capably handled everything from start to finish leaving us free to focus on the excitement of the day. Ms. Lionberger provided us with a multitude of catering, decorating and entertainment options, her overall resources are quite impressive. Ms. Lionberger is energetic, engaging and full of fresh ideas. She listened to our desires and transformed them into a reality that we could afford. The planning of our wedding was a pleasurable and hassle-free experience. Virgina partnered with us in all aspects. Our wedding far exceeded our expectations, we could not have been more pleased.” Elizabeth and JohnApr 15, 2016
Tim and I wanted to extend our utmost gratitude to you for EVERYTHING you did to make our wedding a HUGE success! It would not have been possible without you and your hard work and dedication. The behind-the-scenes coordination and your impeccable attention to detail! I honestly do not know how you all did it - and frankly I cannot begin to wrap my head around all the pieces it took to make that night successful - but you were a major part of it. You took my wedding dreams and turned them into a masterpiece. We cannot thank you enough. It was everything we wanted and much, much more. It would not have happened the way it did without you. So for that, we thank you so very much. Please keep in touch! This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!! Ashley and TimApr 15, 2016
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?We have 3 standard packages for full wedding consultation and 3 standard packages for wedding "day of" coordination all of which can be customized to fit the client's needs and budgets. For corporate and not-for-profit clients I bid each event against a Request for Proposal.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to talk to prospective clients on the phone and then I send them our questionnaire which I ask them complete and return to me before we meet in person. With their information I can come to a face to face meeting prepared to actually offer specific ideas and solutions to their requests so we can immediately begin the planning process.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a Masters in Fine Art from Rhode Island School of Design and I studied in Italy for 2 years where I experienced true "simple elegance" which is a lovely gift I can offer my clients. I have been planning events in the Chicagoland area for over 16 years and have wonderful testimonials from many satisfied clients many of whom who have become personal friends.