"My husband and I hired Tionna on the advise of a friend who also used her for their wedding. We were absolutely blown away by Tionna's organizational skills, professionalism, and take-charge attitude. Tionna wore many hats on our wedding day - creating and adhering to a timeline, decorating the ceremony and reception spaces, making sure the wedding party and family members were where they needed to be at all times, and managed all of our vendors. I was able to truly relax on our wedding day, instead of worrying about flower deliveries, caterers, etc. Tionna went above and beyond when, instead of leaving our cars full of wedding items overnight at the venue as we had planned, she decided she would feel better if she took everything to our hotel. She then (and I still don't know how she pulled this off) drove three packed cars to our hotel and unloaded everything into our room. We were amazed at how hard Tionna worked weeks before and on our wedding day. On a day that we had spent so much time and money planning, it was important that we were able to fully enjoy it. With Tionna there, we absolutely did. She was quite honestly the best money we spent for our wedding."
- Chelsea & Rob Kaskovich
"Tionna was absolutely incredible. On our search for a planner/coordinator, we interviewed 6 different companies/individuals. Tionna stood out from the very beginning.She was not just a day-of coordinator. She was so proactive and met with us several times leading up to our wedding. We were planning remotely, as we are not from Chicago - and she was always SO accommodating to our schedule when in town.
Tionna built us a timeline and kept us to it. She had everything laid-out so perfectly as to not overwhelm us with decisions. When we didn't have an exact answer, she offered us great suggestions that we ended up taking! She hooked us up with excellent vendors, when needed. Tionna took over communications with all of our vendors and venue far in advance of the big day, and executed FLAWLESSLY. Our wedding took place at Lacuna Lofts on multiple levels, and she got everyone and everything where it needed to be. On our day, we wanted to enjoy ourselves. I never once felt stress about logistics or plans - because I knew Tionna had things on lock. On top of her impeccable professionalism, Tionna is an absolute joy of a person. She made us feel so special throughout this process, and we couldn't recommend her more highly."
- Jennifer & Rachel Higgins
"Tionna Van Gundy, based out of Chicago, is an exceptional Wedding Planner and Events Executive. My husband and I held a small, intimate wedding reception for 75 people at the Kinzie Chophouse. From the moment I met Tionna, I was sold. Her professionalism, thoughtfulness to detail, guidance, patience and insight made our wedding the Simply Elegant Event we desired. We rented out the entire restaurant and staff for our intimate special day in April 2013. Tionna oversaw her entire staff to deliver us a warm, family-like gathering that we clearly will remember for days to come. From menu-planning to bar service to floral design to restaurant decor and more, Tionna over-delivered. She is calm, detail oriented, kind, funny, smart and utterly delightful. Always the consummate professional, Tionna was ever-concerned about "our" day as if it were "her" day. Her sense of detail and style shine. We highly recommend her for any Event Planning you may need. You can rest assured you will receive the best service bar none! Thank you, Tionna!"
- Peter & Jodi Burke
"Tionna was a dream to work with! While technically she was our “day-of” wedding planner, she went above and beyond her obligations and far exceeded my expectations. It’s hard to believe this isn’t her full time job! Tionna had incredible attention to detail, was extremely organized, creative, quick to respond and beyond friendly every step of the way. She seamlessly managed every aspect of our wedding day, allowing my husband and I to relax and enjoy. I am beyond grateful to Tionna for everything she did to make our wedding the amazing day it was. From start to finish, she was a pro! THANK YOU, TIONNA!"
- Kevin & Whitney Nix
"Having Tionna as our wedding coordinator was one of the best decisions we could have made to support our big day! She was there every step of the way, from helping with the wedding programs and giving advice on almost every facet of the wedding, to organizing vendors and guests and making sure everyone and everything was at the right place at the right time! I have never worked with someone so organized and compassionate about what they do. Tionna truly understands what it takes to put the needs of the bride and groom first and does everything possible to make it the best day ever for everyone involved! I strongly recommend Tionna for all of your wedding needs!! You will not be disappointed!"
- Lorraine & Christopher Ybarra
"Our wedding day would not have been the perfect day that we never wanted to end, without Tionna's planning and support. Period. We waited till the last minute to ask for assistance, but Tionna jumped in head first and began assisting us with the planning process about a month out and was onsite to ensure everything went smoothly. We had some issues with our venue and Tionna handled the situation with professionalism and ease, despite my husband and my frustration. She was detailed, organized, easy to work with, funny, and calm. We fully trusted she had everything under control and that she would ensure our wedding day would be flawless.
The day of the wedding, Tionna was onsite bright and early to assist with the venue setup, vendor load-in/setup, and the family and bridal party arrivals. She made sure that my husband and I could solely focus on getting married and being able to enjoy every moment together, by handling the venue contacts, vendors, timeline, and every situation that came up. If anything didn't go as planned, we had no idea. The day ran unbelievably smoothly. We could not have asked for a better wedding day, it was absolutely perfect. We can't thank her enough!"
- Micheal & Annie Lilly