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RISE Event Planning is a wedding and event planning company based in Toronto, Ontario. Co-founders Julia and Samantha are both creative spirits who strive to give each couple's big day a one-of-a-kind aesthetic. With their organizational skills and close attention to detail, they will make sure that your big day matches your vision.

Services Offered

The team at RISE Event Planning will collaborate with you and customize each service to match your needs, wants, and budget. Their packages include full-service planning, partial planning, and day-of coordination. Venue management, event styling, and vendor referrals are some of the many services that Julia and Samantha offer. On your big day, they will be present at your venue and make sure your events go according to plan while you enjoy your celebration to the fullest. Some of the other events that they organize include:

  • Engagement parties
  • Wedding showers
  • Anniversary events
  • Vow renewals
  • Bachelor and bachelorette parties

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What wedding events do you provide services for?

Rehearsal dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Budget analysis
Day-of coordination
Event design
Full planning
Guest list creation
Partial planning
To-do lists
Vendor referrals

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100% Recommended by couples

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Leaura K. Married on 15/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Day-of Coordination Excellence!

I cannot recommend Julia and the Rise Event Planning team enough!! They truly went above and beyond to ensure that our wedding went off without a hitch. Julia was patient, attentive, organized, and a total gem to work with. We were able to fully be present and enjoy ourselves because we knew our set up, timeline management, and tear down were completely under control. Seriously, don't sleep on this team if you are looking to have help with wedding coordination!!
Shanelle M. Married on 18/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Above and beyond planning

The RISE team went above and beyond with everything they did. While we only opted for month and day of planning, it was evident that the day their coverage started, they were committed to providing us with a level of support that went above and beyond what we expected. From creating a timeline to ensuring every vendor knew what to do and when - they were on top of the ball. The day of went off without a hitch thanks to them and they were so helpful in making us feel comfortable with zero stress. The night flowed perfectly without a hitch and we never felt rushed. The decor and setup was also done beautifully and it truly tied our magical night together. We couldn't have done it without Julia and her team.
Cristina A. Married on 13/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Backyard Bridal Shower Life Savers!

I hired Rise Event Planning to help coordinate my best friend鈥檚 backyard Bridal Shower. Sam, Julia and the whole RISE team were such a pleasure to work with. I reached out for their services only 4 weeks before the date of the event and they were so accommodating and professional. The team understood the vision I was looking for and helped me get the most out of my budget.

I purchased the Gold Package and it was worth every penny. Having the RISE team onsite the day of to pull everything together really helped me enjoy the party as opposed to stressing about it.
Thanks RISE!
Jack Married on 04/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Experience was amazing

Sam and Julia are the best. They are so smart and meticulously plan every detail of the event from start to finish. 10/10 recommend.
Ashley B. Married on 25/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely love this team!

Julia and the Rise team helped plan both my Bridal Shower and Wedding and we could NOT have done it without them! :) We connected with the team about four weeks before the Bridal Shower with nothing but a venue and a vision. They jumped into action right away and not only met my expectations and executed my vision exactly how I imagined, but they exceeded my wildest dreams! From communication to constant support, I was so comfortable working with them. Julia was available anytime and all of the time to talk things through or bounce ideas off of. She took away every ounce of my stress in the planning process, actually she took over the ENTIRE planning process :).

After an amazing experience working together, my husband and I knew that we needed their help planning our wedding. With a few months between the two events, they once again jumped into action to help us make our dreams come true. Julia attended meetings with my decorator and helped liaise with all of our vendors. The entire team was punctual, supportive, kind and extremely professional with our guests. The entire day went without a hitch because they were at our side making sure everything was smooth. After an amazing working relationship, the absolute cherry on top was the moment my husband and I walked into the reception venue with tears in our eyes. It was perfect, stunning and beyond anything we had ever imagined. Julia and the team continued to ensure that the reception was smooth and successful! Overall, they made our planning experience and wedding day more magical with their support and presence.
We would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone!!
Leah Married on 25/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn't have done it without them!

I reached out to Rise Event Planning for my day-of wedding coordination and I am so grateful that I did! Not only are they extremely professional and organized, Julia and Samantha went above and beyond their scope of work to ensure that my wedding day ran smoothly. I am SO thankful for everything they did to make my special day a memorable one!
Emily T. Married on 27/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Great Experience

Booked Rise For a bachelorette brunch and had an amazing experience! Everything from the booking to execution was seamless. The food was great and the picnic turned out beautiful. Will be using them again!
Kaitlyn Married on 17/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating


RISE event planning went above and beyond for my wedding. They made my ideas come to life and I didn鈥檛 have to worry or stress about a thing. So organized. So communicative. So creative. So detail oriented. I highly recommend RISE Event planning to anyone and everyone.
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Meet the team

Julia Livia
Julia Livia

Julia is one of the Co-Founders and visionaries behind the RISE Event Planning brand. Julia has a unqiue design and decor aesthetic and loves pulling inspiration from travel, textiles and interior design trends to create one-of-a-kind spaces. Her organization, attention to detail and ability to keep a project on task and budget are what her clients love most about working with her!

When Julia is not event planning, you can catch her at a live concert, or enjoying a local hot yoga class.

Samantha Kostopoulos
Samantha Kostopoulos

Samantha is one of the Co-Founders of RISE Event Planning, and is a creative who never misses a detail. Samantha has a strong background in food and beverage and has a sophisticated, classic design aestetic keeping her events looking timeless throughout the years. Her ability to see the bigger picture while perfecting the small details is what her clients love most about working with her!

When Samantha is not event planning, you can find this foodie at one of the hottest restaurants in Toronto.

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150 East Liberty Street M6K 3R5 Toronto (Ontario)

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