A. Marie Events – Featured Vendor
Today on the blog we are featuring Anita Craine from A. Marie Events.
Anita is a wedding and event planner who also specializes in destination events. She has been in the business for over 20 years and absolutely loves what she does. We met Anita a while back and are participating in her bridal event “Planning for a Cause Wedding Showcase (Big City Glamour meets Rustic Shabby)“
We asked Anita a few questions about all that she does and here are her answers but before that, here are some pics from a wedding she did:
Photos courtesy of Anna Markley Imagery
Tell us about how you deal with clients: I always get asked about how i deal with bridezillas or difficult clients and that’s an easy question for with patience, compassion, by listening to them and understanding not to mention a smile. Planning any event even with a planner can be stressful and my clients want perfection and so do I. Sometimes I stress myself out as much as they do because I want my events to go off perfectly without any glitches as much as they do and as a planner you know that anything can go wrong. I think that’s why I am exceptionally good at what I do because I listen to my clients want and needs, I see their vision, and I put in the time and effort to make sure they have an extraordinary event.
Who is your audience: My audiences are Brides and anyone needing an event planned (ie. Birthday, Graduation, Bridal/Baby Shower, Anniversary etc.) As of right now I do have clients in Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati and do weddings in Mexico and the Dominican Republic but would like to expand further out.
What do you want to convey to your potential client reading this blog entry: I would want them to come away with the knowledge that I love what I do, and that I am exceptional at it. That my knowledge and my experience is what makes me exceptional, and that I pride myself on making sure my client’s event needs are met and met with the quality and professionalism it deserves regardless of their budgets.
What makes you different than your peers: What makes me different from most of my peers is that I listen first then ask questions, I put my clients needs above all others. I respond to their emails, text and phone calls immediately if possible if not within an hour or 2 after receiving them because I am always there for my clients. I want them to know that they can trust that I am there, that I understand their vision and fully focused on what that vision is. I want them to know that I’m not one of those fly by night planners, this is what I do and I love doing it 1000% and that I’m completely vested in making their event successful and worth the money they spend on me. I am the planner who goes above and beyond to make my clients happy.
How can people contact you:
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