“When my wife and I contacted Erin, we were both overwhelmed. She met with us early on and put us both at ease with her friendliness and professionalism. She kept in contact with us and our vendors and wisely ensured we were on a schedule that neither one of us had the foresight to have. When the wedding day came, she was invaluable. The whole day she was the taskmaster who made sure the wedding went exactly the way we wanted. It was beautiful. I cannot imagine having our wedding without Erin being a part of it - thank you, Erin!” - Eric

About Me

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Hey there! I'm Erin, founder & senior planner of Dotted Events. The pictures above are of me with my family. I'm married to the love of my life, Joe, and we have a rescue pup Rei, who is just spoiled rotten!

I created Dotted Events, a boutique event planning company, because I saw there is a need for planners who truly understand every aspect of what goes into an affair. With over 12 years of planning experience, I have seen just about everything. You won’t find a more detailed approach & YOU will always be my #1 priority.

I am passionate about helping couples who want personalized twists on traditional celebrations. If that sounds like you, I would love to help you create a unique combination of "something old and something new" to produce a wedding that brings who you are and your style to the forefront.

My goal is to alleviate the stress & frustration that accompanies wedding planning. I deal with the logistics, paperwork, details, timeline and emails so you can just enjoy the planning process and the big day. The relief I see on a client's face when the weight of planning is lifted off their shoulders is one of the best reminders of why I do what I do!

While I love my vocation, there are many things I enjoy doing things outside of planning too. I will never turn down a cup of coffee. My husband and I cook dinner together often, and enjoy eating it in front of our fireplace or at the dining room table. We try hard to shut off the TV most nights and just enjoy being together and catching up on our days. I also love exploring new restaurants and will try any food once.

Enough about me... let me get to know you! Click the “Contact Us” button below to reach out and get started. I can’t wait to meet you!!


Giving Back


I grew up in a family that taught me to always give more than I take, to be an active member of the community and to be generous with what I have. I have built Dotted Events to share those same values. Our company gives back in a number of ways:

  • A percentage of every planning service booked by Dotted Events is donated in your honor. Our charities of choice are: Garrido Stray Rescue Foundation or Players for Pits (I’m a huge dog lover, if you haven’t figured that out yet!), but let us know if you have another charity you would prefer a donation be made to from your booking.

  • Dotted Events donates a percentage of its time to positively impact our community and causes we care about. When a client books with us, they are also giving the gift of planning time to an organization in need! In 2019 we are: organizing a 10-week free summer lunch program for hungry youth in Elgin, leading a free event planning class for the community, organizing a volunteer work day at a nonprofit, planning a fundraising event, and much more!

  • Want to donate leftover food after your event or make sure the florals find good homes? Ask about our complimentary services to make sure your event materials get donated to those who need them and don’t go to waste.