Our wedding was July 22, 2012. Without a doubt, hiring Five Grain Events to plan our wedding was the best decision we ever made. Joan made everything happen. She attended every single meeting and was able to articulate my ideas to the vendors in a very constructive way. She absolutely listened to what I wanted, and she made sure I got everything we agreed on. She was able to offer me expert advice without interjecting her own opinions.
The planning process was easy and fun. Joan would suggest a few vendors to meet with according to our price point and personal tastes. She would arrange all the meetings and accompany me to each one. Joan was always available via email within minutes (even when she was on maternity leave!) and when we needed to meet in person, she was flexible and eager to arrange time for us as soon as possible.
The wedding day was perfect. I didn’t have to think about what time it was or where I needed to be or when we needed to do anything because Joan took care of all of it. She directed the ceremony, and made sure everything went smoothly during the reception with 7 different speeches. I have two sets of parents to deal with plus the grooms parents (who also hired Five Grain Events for the rehearsal dinner) which can be complicated but Joan was aware of every nuanced relationship and she was very sensitive to potential family problems. Basically she’s like a therapist who effortlessly creates the wedding of your dreams and makes sure everything is perfect. Amazing.
On the day of the wedding Joan brought a suitcase full of anything you could ever possibly need on your wedding day. For example, my dress was really wrinkled and had a small stain on it after two hours of outside pictures. Joan fixed both of those things immediately. Good as new. I wasn’t happy with one element of the decorations, Joan cut it down. When the reception was ending I asked Joan if we needed to go get taxis to the next location. Her response was, “There are six taxis waiting outside.”
Little things like that happened throughout the evening. Joan was always several steps ahead of everyone else. She put us at ease so we could enjoy every moment of our wedding.
Five Grain Events is absolutely fantastic!
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