At Perfect Events by Jan, every detail is attended to. We plan luxury, high-end weddings for couples who want their day to be everything they ever dreamed of. Our approach can be day-of or months in advance, including honeymoon travel.
What sets us apart? Founder Jan Barbeau. Jan is more than just a wedding planner. She applies her years as a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) to the endless list of details necessary for storybook weddings to have happy endings.
Celebrate your love in your inimitable style and ease knowing your wedding will unfold seamlessly.
We make it perfectly joyful.
Every moment of it.
Happiness and Joy, Jan
As founder of Perfect Events by Jan, the self-described “game-day quarterback” is a highly sought-after wedding planner. Her big vision style creates events with precision, positivity, and panache. Jan’s life story paved the way.
My whole career has been serving others. Weddings inspire drama. My offbeat sense of humor slays the stress
While growing up, Jan saw glamorous brides and opulent extravaganzas while working summers at the Biltmore Country Club in Barrington. Her heart beat a little faster every time. Jan’s love of events took flight.
A Fighting Illini alum, Jan earned her MBA and became a Certified Project Management Professional — a rare combination. For three decades, she managed large-scale projects in the public sector — from vision planning to implementation. While leading dozens of people, attending board meetings, and managing million dollar budgets, she found herself looking more and more forward to weekends — especially during the wedding season. Jan has served as wedding coordinator for St. Patrick Parish since 2015. Her talent for detail had found a home.
"You were very warm and compassionate and took the time to listen to our thoughts.
We totally relied on you to walk us thru what to expect on our wedding day and during our rehearsal
felt more at ease that everything would go according to plan. It is so true that you get caught up in all
the emotion that some pictures could get forgotten! But we had our list and are so very happy we did
that thanks to your suggestion and have beautiful memories captured!"
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