Anything But Gray Events
Congratulations on your recent engagement! You are probably feeling super excited but also slightly terrified.
Your internet search has led you to us for a good reason (and good SEO)!
When you are getting quotes from wedding planners, remember that you are paying for more than someone showing up on your wedding day. Showing up on your wedding day is only about 10% of what I do for couples. Planning and designing start months and months before the wedding even happens.
There is no barrier to entry in the events field. This means anyone can call throw up a website and call themselves a "planner". Make sure you are reading reviews, looking through portfolios, and get a strong sense of their talents and experience. Ask around and do your due diligence to find the right planner for you!
You are paying for a professional with years of experience, valuable equipment, knowledge, creativity, design, connections, problem-solving skills, support, education, task-management, flexibility, positivity, and a can-do attitude in what can be an emotionally, mentally, and physically challenging process that can last 12+ months and hundreds of hours.
You are paying for an experienced wedding sherpa to build your team and lead you up the planning mountain with all the tools you need to succeed. Hire someone you enjoy as a human AND as a business owner. It makes all the difference!
You are paying for all unsexy things like taxes, web hosting, business insurance, assistants, advertising, supplies, professional equipment, technical resources, health, and car insurance.
You are paying for a person who takes time for consultations, proposals, contracts, in-person meetings, emails, phone calls, video chats, walkthroughs, and pep talks when emotions run high. You are paying for a person who plans full time, all without the perks of a 401k, paid sick or vacation days.
You are paying for someone who takes pride in their business and cares just as much about your wedding as you do.
The value of what a professional brings to the table will always outweigh the cost.
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