Meet the Planners

At The Perfect Day, it’s not only our backgrounds in event planning that make us successful: it’s the value we place on developing personal relationships with every client. We are prepared to provide expert advice and guidance, and help alleviate stress throughout the process. For our mother-daughter team, there’s nothing more rewarding than knowing we were an integral part of making sure our clients have the “perfect day.”

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Marissa Lorusso

No stranger to event planning, Marissa has always been passionate about planning events. Born and raised in Illinois, Marissa graduated with a marketing degree from Elmhurst University. She has orchestrated corporate events for major companies like Dove Ice Cream, Mars, Inc. and the Levy Organization. She has planned special events and national sales meetings for these companies at venues in Chicago like McCormick Place, Wrigley Field, Navy Pier, and the Stadium Club at Cellular Field, and numerous venues across the country.

Through it all, Marissa has learned the value of hard work, the importance of clear and open communication, the need to pay attention to every detail, and the satisfaction of a job well done. Marissa became a wedding coordinator because she knew her passion for excellence and her experience as a seasoned event planner could help fulfill each client’s vision.


Arianna Lorusso

Arianna is born and raised in Chicago but is a Hawkeye at heart! She graduated from the University of Iowa. In addition to working full time, Arianna is passionate about helping others, and loves volunteering in her spare time, working for charitable events. She is a firm believer in hard work and dedication.

As a Coordinator, Arianna is a team player who is exceptionally organized and detail oriented, necessary skills when planning special events or weddings. Arianna believes real happiness is achieved through making others happy. Paying careful attention to every detail, and with ease of communication, Arianna ensures each client will be able to enjoy their special day with peace of mind.