“If I could give Five Grain Events 1000 stars, I would. From beginning to end, they were amazing. If it wasn’t for my Day-of-Event Coordinator, Sara Balsom, from FGE, I don’t know what I would have done.We got married at Salvage One, which is not a venue that has a built-in “coordinator,” and the plan was to appoint family members and close friends to put up and take down decorations, etc., and fill in for other coordinator-duties. So when my florist (Fleur, and also awesome) suggested that we hire a Day-of-Event Coordinator, I was a little apprehensive because I didn’t think we needed to spend money on such a thing. The florist recommended a new company, just starting out, called Five Grain Events. My next thought was, “Oh great…they’re new, which makes them affordable, by probably less competent.” I was SOOOOO wrong!!!!! Very affordable and extremely competent.
I contacted Joan, the owner. She was quick to get back to me and quick to set-up a time to meet. Very communicative and very flexible and very friendly. I then met with her and one of her coordinators, Sara Balsom. Little did I know I was meeting my guardian angel, my savior, my saving grace(Sara)!!!!
They were extremely friendly and professional. They explained to me all their services, presented me with tangible information; we discussed their experience in the field, their attention to detail, etc…I shared my vision, and the rest you can imagine. Both listened intently and seemed genuinely interested and invested in doing the best job they could to achieve my wedding vision. Once we negotiated a price, which Joan was flexible (and this was immensely appreciated), Sara and I were joined together and commenced with our working relationship.
I don’t really know how to put into words how unbelievably helpful and absolutely necessary it was to have Sara. I could never have made it without her. THANK GOD that my florist made this suggestion because nobody could have done as complete, thorough, thoughtful, detail-oriented, amazing job as Sara Balsom did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!
Sara met with me and my husband a couple times. She was in constant communication with me. She was always offering to help more, and more, and more…wanting to always take stress and responsibilities off my hands. She was available all the time, by phone, text, or email. She offered a listening ear. She covered ever single base there was to cover, including ALL the ones I thought I had covered, but missed. I felt like I had made a good friend, not hired a coordinator. She organized all the timelines…for the bridesmaids, for the groomsmen, for the band, for the family, for me, and so on and so forth. She attended the walk-thru meeting with the vendors. She orchestrated the rehearsal. On the day of the wedding, she was in total control, moving things along, directing people, answering questions, diverting the questions and vendor issues to her and away from me and my new husband, connected with all the vendors, made sure the decor went up and came down, and so much more. So many people complemented Sara during the wedding, observing what a great job she was doing. She was in constant communication with me about what was happening and when, and cross-checking decisions with me, which left me to just FULLY ENJOY my most amazing wedding. I had the best day and night of my life…and it would not have been that awesome without the most amazing coordinator in the whole entire world, Sara Balsom!!! Afterwards, I didn’t have to worry about a thing. Sara took care of everything…includi ng taking some stuff home with her in her own car.
Five Grain Events — you outdid yourselves. Your services were excellent. I never imagined all that I would be getting when I hired you. You greatly and extremely exceeded my and my husband’s expectations. Seriously. You were affordable and offered all of the elements that would be expected of a much, much, much more expensive company. Above and beyond everything.
Thank you a million times for making my dreams become a reality!”