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Nicole Reyes Design


For a faster response, please direct all messages to our Facebook page (link at bottom) or send us an email :) Nicole Reyes Design is anevent design studio in the Chicagoland area that specializes in invitations, unique décor, and cake and sweets tables for your special events. Each order is made to your specifications, not mass produced. ​ If you don’t live in the Chicagoland area, don’t worry - we ship invitations and decor worldwide! Follow us on: Facebook ~ www.facebook.com/NicoleReyesDesign IG ~ @NReyesDesign Email ~ nicolereyesdesign @ gmail.com www.nicole-reyes-design.com

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What do you love most about your job?

I love bringing visions to life! And going above and beyond what my clients expect.

I love to see happy faces and know that I contributed to their day in a meaningful way :)

What inspired you to start your own business?

My business started out in 2006 with Graphic Design and web coding (I use to make custom MySpace layouts). Eventually, that led to custom invitations for friends and family. I had only considered it a hobby, though, until I started planning my wedding in 2008 - that's when the passion began and my desire to work with beautiful papers, textures, and typography grew and I moved full time into custom invitations and decor.

Then, I had my first child in 2013 and ventured into the wonderful world of party planning! I really enjoy planning and designing every aspect of parties and creating an experience for you and your guests!

Why should our clients choose you?

If you choose me, I will pour my heart into your event :) This is really what I love to do and you won't be disappointed!

For a faster response, please direct all messages to our Facebook page or send us an email :)

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Most event planners charge their clients anywhere from 10-20 percent of the total cost of the event, with 15 percent being the average.

Your professional event planner will be able to advise you on the full range of options available, helping you to choose the best one for your needs. Use Bark to find trusted event planners near you and request quotes for free!

Some of the common services your event planner can help with include:

  • Conducting research

  • Creating an event design

  • Finding a suitable venue

  • Arranging for food, decorations, and entertainment

  • Planning transportation to and from the event

  • Sending invitations to attendees

  • Arranging accommodation for attendees

  • Coordinating the activities of event staff

  • Supervision at the site

  • Conducting evaluations of the event

Following these steps will ensure that you find the right Event Planner for you:

  • Objective - Before you start your search, you need to work out the event's objective, the budget you are working with, and your reason for hiring externally. You want to be in a position to communicate the broad outline of the event and its most important goals. You will also want to decide on the budget for your event planner and what they will be expected to do. A party planner can select the venue, recommend food and beverage options, source speakers and entertainment, be on-site on the day and create the invitations.

  • Find your event planner - You want to hire someone who has expertise in creating your type of event. Word of mouth is one way to find an event planner but it's not always the most effective approach. Look out for a company with experience and a strong reputation and do your online research by reading company reviews on Bark.

  • Interview applicants - Most event planners will be eager to hear about your event. Give them brief details at first and focus on their expertise in the initial round of interviews. Reduce your list of candidates to the three strongest applicants. You should then ask each finalist about their business, their experience with past events, and how they plan for contingencies.

  • Decision time - Once you have hired a company, the event planner should be able to share a detailed plan for the event with you.

  • Budget - Many people who organise an event for the first time want a champagne event on a beer budget. You need to work together to come up with a realistic budget. Plus, do not forget to find out about the fees that will be charged by the event planner and how they will be incorporated into the budget.

  • Follow up - Make sure you stay on top of the event planning and do not force the event management expert to make major decisions without your input.

You can be confident that any of the Bark local event planners listed will give you a reliable and professional service.

There is no formal training required to be an event planner, although they usually have a degree or certificate from a university in event planning or management.

Before you choose an event planner, it's always worth checking out their customer reviews on their website and Bark profile. This ensures that they are trustworthy and reliable.

Absolutely! Whether it's finding the best DJ or getting your catering sorted, your event and party planner will be able to organise pretty much every aspect of the event online. You can even find the perfect venue through interactive virtual venue tours - pretty neat stuff!



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The average rating for Bark Event Planners in Chicago is 4.96, based on 3,403 reviews.

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