Who’s Dressed Up?


Perfectly planned, impeccably styled, fabulously fun weddings and events are what we do!

From weddings and fashion soirees to business parties and more, So Dressed Up creates stylish, personalized, and successful events. We believe all events should be a reflection of your personal style; unique and fabulous. Our keen eye for style, impeccable attention to detail,  true passion for planning, and exceptional service ensure you will look your best as we exceed your expectations in creating the most beautiful, memorable, detail-perfect occasion of your life.

Katie Jackson-Meara Founder | Planner | Stylist

Katie Jackson-Meara has been obsessed with great style, darling little details and perfectly planned parties for as long as she can remember. In 2009, she combined her passion for events and fashion to create So Dressed Up. What began as a side business grew into her full time job and she couldn’t love what she does more.

She began her career in event planning at Jam Entertainment and Creative Services, where she planned corporate, private, and non-profit events for clients including The Art Institute of Chicago, Redbull, and Peddinghaus Corporation. Katie also served as the Marketing and Events Manager for Modern Luxury Media where she planned  events for CS Magazine, CS Brides, CS Interiors, The Men’s Book and Front Desk. Working with some of Chicago’s finest chefs, retailers, restaurants and designers, she planned some of the most fabulous and buzzed about parties in town!

In addition to the long list of perfectly planned events, Katie’s experience in the fashion industry gives her an edge in ensuring your events are chic, stylish, and a reflection of you. She has worked on fashion events and shows, styling events, for a feature in the 10th Anniversary issue of the Oprah Magazine, and also on personal shopping experiences.

Katie’s has worked with Macy’s, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Maria Pinto, Kate Spade New York, chic Chicago couples and a variety of other professional and personal clients, where she has taken on makeover shows, celebrity appearances, designer competitions, fundraisers, weddings, and various private events. Her work can been seen in The Knot Chicago, Style Me Pretty, Be U Weddings, and CS Brides. In 2012, Katie was named one of Refinery 29’s Hottest 30 Under 30 in Chicago for her entrepreneurial accomplishments and her work in the event and bridal industries.

When she’s not crafting the perfect party, you can find Katie on long city walks in J.Crew flats and oversized sunnies. She loves everything about the city- especially sharing time with her hubbie, friends and family. She adores vintage shopping, travelling, Chanel lip gloss, her grandma’s costume jewelry, fashion, bridal, and home design glossies, gorgeous china, lush peonies, and Mo-town music.