Michelle Durpetti Events is a highly respected event and wedding planner in Chicago. We have earned our customers' and peers' respect by our dedication to each client, organizational skills, and attention to detail.


MDE is comprised of a creative team with a unique style; our work reflects that as does our success. We bring our creativity to life in each event, be it a wedding, corporate gathering or other social celebration.


We are committed to you and your event; each is planned and executed with the utmost level of professionalism, organization, and creativity; we make every effort to ensure your expectations are surpassed.


MDE brings you over 20 years of combined experience; we have successfully coordinated over 150 events. Our determination to create the perfect atmosphere and our devotion to our clients have led to many memorable experiences.

Michelle Durpetti Events is a full-service event and wedding planning firm in Chicago specializing in all aspects of management and production.



Emily Weinstein of Michelle Durpetti Event served as the wedding coordinator for my August 2013 wedding and I would HIGHLY recommend her to any bride. After interviewing several wedding coordinators, I was instantly drawn to MDE based on their level of professionalism and attention to detail. After receiving a copy of the standard “day of checklist” (~10 pages), I knew that I would be in good hands.

In the months leading up to the wedding, Emily was able to provide a number of vendor recommendations and advice on a variety of topics. She never made me feel like I was bothering her and always responded to my emails incredibly promptly.

6 weeks before the wedding, Emily began to take over the day-to-day coordination with the various vendors. Instead of me having to coordinate with numerous parties, Emily would send me organized and concise emails with questions and comments that she would then share with the appropriate parties. Emily got along seamlessly with all my vendors, and was the appropriate amount of stern and polite with those who less than cooperative.

During the rehearsal, Emily managed our large and unruly wedding party and we received several positive comments about how nice she was throughout the entire process. And on the day of our wedding, I did not have to worry about a thing as Emily and her team had everything covered. Thank you MDE for making my wedding day perfect!
— Abigail G. / Chicago, IL /,

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