With roots in the Chicagoland area, Kari's journey led her to the University of Kentucky, where she obtained a bachelor's degree in social work. However, it was during her time in Lexington that she gained recognition as "the party planner" among her friends. Since then, her passion for orchestrating unforgettable celebrations has only grown stronger.
Throughout her life, Kari has embraced various roles while residing in different corners of the country. From Washington DC to Nashville, from Kansas to her beloved sweet home Chicago, she has always been drawn to diverse experiences that enrich her understanding of different cultures and celebrations.
Before launching Wedding Day Chicago, Kari owned a tour company specializing in city neighborhood and food tours. This venture allowed her to showcase her profound love for her city and share its vibrant essence with others. But it was the world of weddings where she found her true calling, combining her meticulous coordination skills with her genuine joy in witnessing couples embark on their lifelong journey together.
When Kari isn't busy coordinating or officiating weddings, she cherishes the time spent with her loved ones. You might find her relishing long bike rides along the picturesque lakefront, exploring new culinary delights in Chicago's diverse restaurant scene, immersing herself in the magic of live theater performances, or even jet-setting across the globe to explore the wonders of the world.
Kari's boundless passion, combined with her experience and expertise in both party planning and Chicago's unique charms, make her the perfect partner to bring your dream wedding to life. Let her guide you through an enchanting experience, where love, celebration, and the spirit of Chicago come together in perfect harmony.
Wedding Day Chicago has grown exponentially since its conception in 2020. We now have a small team of wedding coordinators and assistants to help make your wedding day everything you have ever dreamed of and more!
I will start by saying we absolutely would not have been able to have a successful wedding without her. She was our day-of coordinator for our wedding and went above and beyond in supporting us! It felt like we must have known Kari forever with how much care she showed us and our wedding. There's nobody better in the business and I couldn't recommend her more!
She did an outstanding job with our wedding, reception, and everything in between. She consistently went above and beyond for my wife and I and repeatedly anticipated things we didn't even consider. Her services are worth every penny. HIRE HER.
She communicated with our vendors and venue to coordinate all details (meals, set up/ pick up times, timelines, etc). Kari was always very responsive to any questions or needs we had. She helped remind us of anything she needed from us as well, which was very helpful! We couldn’t be more grateful to have her there with us on our wedding day! Kari made everything run so seamlessly.
Intimate and stress-free packages for couples seeking a private wedding experience.
Professional officiants to make your wedding ceremony special and personalized.
Expert assistance in organizing and executing every detail of your wedding day.
Celebrate your enduring love with a personalized and meaningful vow renewal ceremony.