Creativity and Production in Weddings and Events.
We specialize in Backdrops/Chuppahs, LED Venue Lighting, Floral Design, and Lounge Furniture. Your imagination and our creativity are sure to impress.
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Reviewed On 4/13/2021 by Mary Kate S
YJDecorating was very nice to work with. Coming from someone who had NO IDEA where to begin with florals, they made the process super easy and Yvonne was very helpful. She went above and beyond to make sure she had the correct colors for the f...
lowers. Not only adding up to the day, she was also helpful the day of the wedding. I would recommend this vendor to my family, friends, and YOU. Very happy with the service received.
Reviewed On 1/27/2020 by Tanya C
My husband and I hired YJDecorating for our recent wedding at Garfield Park Conservatory. Because the venue itself is stunning, we wanted simple, yet tasteful decorations that consisted of lots of candles and a large wooden arch. To say that YJ...
Decorating delivered is an understatement. After speaking with owner Yvonne Polenc, we chose large floating candles-used for both the ceremony and reception- and a beautiful, rustic wooden arch that was built on site with gorgeous greenery. My guests are still raving about how lovely everything was! While we only hired YJDecorating for the decorations, Yvonne and her team didn’t stop there. My brother somehow failed to deliver on his role as the lead organizer so Yvonne stepped up to the plate without even being asked and took over like the boss that she is! The extra details that her team assisted with did not go unnoticed, and we couldn’t have been more grateful.
When you hire the right people for your wedding, the stress level completely disappears. Throughout the few months leading up to my wedding, my friends and family often commented on how calm I seemed, and that’s because I hired the right team. Words can’t really express how deeply grateful we are to YJDecorating for all the work they did to ensure our special day was phenomenal!
Reviewed On 9/08/2019 by Jen L
Yvonne was great to work with. I didn't come in with a super clear vision of what I wanted for my wedding, but she helped me create that with joy and excitement (other vendors weren't as warm if I didn't have explicit instructions). I was also ...
very cost conscious, and Yvonne was extremely helpful in helping me identify which choices would save me a little money here and there. The bouquets and tables looked STUNNING on my wedding day (we got so many compliments!), and the bouquets are still kicking one week after the ceremony. Thank you so much for helping to make my wedding day so special!!
Reviewed On 8/17/2019 by Jackie M
Initially, I had reservations about meeting with a decorator or florist for the wedding as I didn't have a clear vision and I don't tend to like flowers. Immediately at the first meeting, Yvonne allayed all my fears. When I explained that I did...
n't care for flowers but that I wanted something to do with my hands in pictures, she worked with us to make a bouquet of mostly greenery to meet our requests. She had great ideas for how to incorporate our wedding colors. She also worked with us to create specific corsages and boutonnieres so that our parents and grandparents would have flowers they enjoyed as well. We were missing two pinned corsages at first, however, Yvonne ensured that they were promptly brought to our venue.
Reviewed On 5/07/2019 by Alicia H
YJDecorating my wedding vision of a romantic secret garden come to life! Our flowers and centerpieces were absolutely gorgeous and perfect! Yvonne and her team were above and beyond. We can not thank them enough! The best !
Reviewed On 12/09/2018 by Sheena S
I cannot express my gratitude to Yvonne. She exceeded my expectations. I went into it not knowing what I wanted but she was patient with me and honest. I think I had the most dynamic group of people to help with my wedding. Yvonne is a must if ...
you want someone who is professional, knowledgeable about their craft and a person that makes you feel comfortable. All of the arrangements were beautiful....simple but elegant! And my babies halo.....it was the most adorable little thing!! I’m super late in writing this but my life has not slowed down one bit but I’m extremely grateful for all the hard work Yvonne and her team did for my day
Reviewed On 7/02/2018 by sylvia b
I had an unbelievable and the BEST experience with Yvonne and her team. In the beginning my intentions were to use Yvonne for only floral decor but in the end we had her help with draping and lighting as well. My husband and I live in New York ...
and were getting married in Chicago, without making it an obstacle Yvonne made it very easy to communicate via e-mail and/or phone. She would respond as soon as she could but would always write back within 24 hours. I arranged and coordinated a few face to face meetings when we were in town and she would make herself available even during holiday! From the first phone call I had with Yvonne to the day of my wedding she stepped in-basically as my wedding coordinator, she wears many different hats. She is a hands on type of person who is there on the day of your wedding arranging, moving,cleaning and setting up for the ceremony and reception. At the ceremony when I arrived, I was so grateful Yvonne was there because a flower was falling out of my bouquet since it was a very delicate and heavy she took it and replaced the flower immediately. She went out of her way to ensure my bouquet along with my bridal parties flower as fresh as possible and transported them from the church to the reception in water. Words can not even describe how wonderful Yvonne is and really goes the extra mile to ensure that everything looks the way I envisioned and more. I am very particular and a designer myself with the multiple back and forth emails she was always accommodating and made sure that we were on the same page using multiple images until the very last day. She even sent me videos of the flowers the night before just in case I wanted to add or change something. I am definitely using YJDecorating for future events!!
Reviewed On 6/14/2017 by Ania B
I can't even begin to explain in words how amazing it was to work with Yvonne. My husband and I booked a last minute venue at the Palmer House just 6 months before our wedding date, which meant we had to plan fast. I found YJdecorating on Weddi...
ngwire and the Knot with five star reviews and reached out for a quote. Yvonne contacted me right away with the best price, it was almost too good to be true. My husband and I met with her later that week and booked on the spot. We felt comfortable with her and most importantly we loved her vision. She was a pleasure to work with and always responded right away when I needed her. I'd like to say I planned this wedding by myself but it was with her help that everything came thru so perfectly. The flowers were gorgeous! The ceremony and reception set up was stunning. She was there for me even before I walked down the aisle (to so I was nervous was an understatement). I can't wait to work with her in the future, hopefully planning a baby shower :)
Reviewed On 5/07/2017 by Nelitza G
Amazing decor! They completely made my wedding!!!!! 100000% recommend them for anyone's events! The staff were so polite and on top of everything!
Reviewed On 9/11/2016 by Kathleen J
Yvonne was great to work with and was very respectful of my budget. we had Italian lights for outdoor dancing and it ended up being a great addition to our wedding!
Reviewed On 10/08/2015 by Eleni K
It was wonderful working with Yvonne and Joe on Megan and Mark's wedding. The lighting they provided was just perfect!
Reviewed On 10/06/2015 by Knottie24562602
I contacted YJ decorating 6 weeks before my daughter's wedding because my previous decorator had to deal with a family emergency. Even with the short timeline, the quality of service that we received was EXCEPTIONAL. I found this vendor throu...
gh online ratings. Yvonne contacted me within hours of my original email inquiry. Within 24 hours we had a design concept that was within our budget and within 1 week, we had a final proposal. We reused most of the church decorations at the reception to keep costs down. My daughter and I were DELIGHTED when we saw the decorations at the wedding and reception!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YJ Decorating - Yvonne and her team excelled in ALL AREAS!!!
Reviewed On 10/06/2015 by Kaitlin C
My husband and I absolutely loved the draping YJ Decorating did for us. It was absolutely perfect! The draping totally transformed our room at our venue and was a huge hit!
We worked with Yvonne, who was a pleasure to work with. She was ext...
remely responsive and knowledgeable. We highly suggest YJ Decorating and their services.
Reviewed On 10/05/2015 by Kalyn F
YJDecorating is best around! Their work is absolutely amazing. They put their everything in it to make sure the brides day is perfect. I still get compliments from people saying how everything was gorgeous! I tell everyone about them and how th...
ey should use them for their event!
Reviewed On 9/22/2015 by Ashley B
Yvonne and Joe went above an beyond to make my big day special and beautiful. I only needed to Gove them one idea (fireflies) and they made what I imagined come to life! They were very respectful of my budget and worked very well with other fam...
ily members to agree on an action plan. I love these guys and will definitely use them again if I need help planning another big shin dig!
Reviewed On 7/08/2015 by Sarah L
I contacted YJ Decorating to provide background draping & uplighting at my wedding. I could not recommend them more. Not only was the final product absolutely flawless, but they were so responsive and helpful throughout the entire planning proc...
ess- even when I wanted to change some things several times. There would be days they would respond to 2 or 3 of my emails within minutes! Yvonne went as far as to go to the venue herself prior to booking with me to make sure she could do as good of a job as she promised with the space she was given. I would recommend YJ to anyone planning a big event!
Reviewed On 6/28/2015 by Utica M
I was completely satisfied with the service by organization received from YJDecorating for our very first fundraising event! It was a pleasure to work with Yvonne, and I appreciate her flexibility in meeting our event needs. I especially apprec...
iate how thorough and detail-oriented Yvonne was throughout our planning process. It definitely made things easier for my staff and me. The staff completely transformed the plain room at our fundraising event venue, and many guests commented about how nicely it was decorated. Yvonne and her delivery staff were extremely courteous and professional, and I’ll definitely keep YJDecorating in mind for future events!