Answers to some frequently asked questions
Frequently Asked Questions
COVID Related Questions:
Are you still booking weddings?
Yes, Anything But Gray Events is still actively booking weddings for 2021 and beyond. We are keeping a very close eye and ear on all local California and federal regulations.
Are you offering Micro-Wedding?
Yes, we have partnered with The Los Angeles Small Weddings Collective to provide small weddings of 10 people or less that fall within the current California COVID guidelines.
Choose from 6 curated intimate wedding experiences from LA's best planners at 9 venues and featuring over 40 wedding professionals. We've thought of everything so you don't have to, from a marriage license delivered to your event to beautiful extras. All streamlined and stress-free. Visit the collective at the button below and learn more about the experiences.
Does Anything But Gray Events offer Day-Of Coordination?
The answer is a resounding, NO! Here is why….
“Day-Of Coordination" is a misnomer and simply said, does not exist. Yep, I said it! The words "Day-Of" imply it takes place in 24 hours and "Coordination" implies we are just simply shuffling papers around! No one is so magical that they can arrive on the day of your wedding and make all the moving parts work seamlessly. Event planning takes months of time, effort, and skilled expertise. Our Wedding Management services encompass months of hands-on planning, development, and design. It provides our clients with the peace of mind, support, and expert resources they don't even know they need until they need it! As an engaged couple, this might be your first time planning a wedding, but it is for sure not ours! With hundreds of weddings under our belt, we know Rome wasn't built in a day and neither was your ideal wedding! Wedding Management is a comprehensive option for budget-conscious couples.
Do you plan and design all styles of weddings?
Yes, while Anything But Gray Events is wildly known for its colorful events, we are open and welcoming to design events for any vibe and vision. We are professionals and can create anything you can imagine!
Does Anything But Gray Events offer Small/Mirco/Elopement Weddings?
Yes, while we have always offered small and intimate weddings of 50 guests or less, during COVID-19, small weddings are currently essential. We have partnered with Los Angeles Small Wedding Collective to offer our clients an all-inclusive Colorful + Creative curated small wedding design including wedding planner, venue, photographer, personal florals, rentals, a cutting cake, champagne toast, and certified marriage license for 10 guests or less for 6k.
We are not planning a luxury wedding. Do we still need a wedding planner?
It is highly recommended to have a Planner for any size wedding or event. By nature, a wedding planner IS a luxury item. Let's be honest, weddings are not an essential part of getting legally married but they are a luxury that we have come to love. A couple can easily go to a courthouse or justice of the peace to exchange vows. We love weddings because they are a chance to celebrate our love with our family and friends in a celebratory way. Let me give you an example to help explain my point. A play or musical, no matter the size or location (On Broadway or in a local community theater) has a Stage Manager. That Stage Manager has been working with and on that production since the beginning. The Stage Manager is an essential part of the functionality and logistics of production. Just think of your wedding as a production as the stage manager as the wedding planner.
Is Anything But Gray Events LGBTQ Friendly?
100% Yes, yes, and YES! Anything But Gray Events welcomes all loving couples. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive company that represents ALL people equally. I know same-sex couples can be fearful when reaching out to wedding vendors. Sadly, this industry has not caught up as quickly as it should. Anything But Gray Events is here to change that! Love is love.
Will Anything But Gray Events travel?
We love to travel. Most of our events are in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Joshua Tree, and Ventura County, but we will travel anywhere with an additional travel fee. Weddings or Events more than 50 miles from our HQ as well as out of state weddings require a travel fee and hotel accommodations.
What if we booked an airbnb for our wedding?
Well, then I might not be the planner for you. No shade against airbnb, they are wonderful for your personal vacation, but not the best choice for a one in a million kind of day like your wedding. When it comes to weddings, we want to make sure our clients are taken care of and that can't always be guaranteed with a venue rental service. Working with licensed, insured, properties that take into account permitting and local restrictions and protocol are of the utmost importance to Anything But Gray Events.
My venue provides a "coordinator". Should I still hire a Wedding Planner? Is there a difference between the two?
Simple answer, YES! Venue Coordinators (Managers) are provided by the venue for the venue, not the couple. They are not responsible for the months of planning, design, logistics, and helping to run the ceremony, decorating the site, or keeping track of the timeline throughout the night. Venue Coordinators (Managers) and Wedding Planners are both VERY important positions but serve completely different purposes. Your venue manager and wedding planner should be working in tandem to ensure that the event is a success. Check your contract and talk to the venue to find out details of what the Venue Coordinator is participating in. Don't wait till it's too late. Most venues welcome and will highly encourage you to bring your own Wedding Planner.
Do you plan events other than weddings?
Although we pride ourselves on our wedding planner services, any place where there is a group of people, food, and good times, there we will be. Corporate events, proposals, rehearsal dinners, retirement parties, birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, business openings, gender reveal parties, bachelorette festivities- you dream it, I can create it!
My venue required and insured wedding planner. Is Anything But Gray Events insured?
Yes, we carry 1 Million dollars of insurance for our protection. We encourage all of our clients to obtain wedding insurance for themselves as well which we are happy to assist you with.
How Many Planners Are Included In your Packages?
In any given Anything But Gray Events package, there will be 1 Planner and at least 1 assistant at your event. Additional assistants might be added depending on the number of guests, services, and multiple venue locations. We can customize and tailor to your event needs.