We could not have been happier with 5 Grain Events! To be totally honest, my now-husband and I weren’t sure if we wanted to spend the money on a planner since we’re both very organized and were trying to be strategic about costs. We eventually decided that a coordinator would be a good idea since we were planning from out-of-state. Looking back after the wedding, we can say that 5 Grain was absolutely worth every penny…and then some! Joan, the owner, is extremely knowledgeable and was so responsive as we were deciding which company to hire. A big difference for us is that 5 Grain’s “day-of coordinator” actually starts working with you about two months in advance. Joan paired us with Christina as our main coordinator, and she was the perfect fit. While we are organized generally, we’ve never planned a wedding; we’d never have thought of half the questions Christina covered. She went above and beyond during planning, even borrowing someone else’s phone for wifi while she was out of the country on vacation…she was always responding within a few hours even when we assured her there was no rush. She had such a great demeanor and really understood our goals for the day, too. The other vendors noticed as well: the hair and makeup artists commented that she was the calmest planner they’d ever worked with, and our DJ noted how detailed and organized the vendor timeline was. In the end, going with 5 Grain saved us money, because we didn’t need to fly home for other vendor meetings. More important, it saved us a ton of stress during the planning process and the day of – and you can’t put a dollar amount on the answer to every question from our parents, other guests, wedding party, or even each other being, “Let’s just ask Christina, she’s got it covered.” 5 Grain is so professional at every turn, and on top of it, every person we talked to was warm and genuinely personable. If you’re on the fence about getting a planner, talk to 5 Grain. We recommend them in a heartbeat.
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