Holli and Chance’s Denver Wedding

Alyssa helped coordinate my wedding on 3/1/2014. Although she primarily works out of Arizona, she helped me plan my event in Denver, CO, and flew out for the entire weekend. She did an absolutely fabulous job and was especially helpful with contacting my many vendors, coordinating their services, and developing a detailed timeline for my big day. The day of the wedding, she was available for all the last minute errands, delivered lunch to my bridesmaids, and made sure everything happened right on schedule. Once I arrived to the venue, I did not have to lift a finger. Alyssa took care of every detail! I could not have asked for anything more!

Holli (Bride)

We contracted with Grand Plan Events for both of our daughters’ weddings, one in Flagstaff, Arizona in October, 2013 and the other in Denver, Colorado in March 2014. My husband and I live in Fort Worth, Texas and we would have been lost without the services of Alyssa at Grand Plan. She made a very hectic year of planning seem easy and we were able to enjoy each wedding knowing all the details were taken care of. We would highly recommend Grand Plan Events!

Susan (Mother of the Bride)


Peterson-Welch Wedding

Grand Plan Events (Alyssa) was phenomenal! Everyone told us the best money spent on our wedding would be to invest in a wedding planner, and boy were they right! Between Alyssa’s experience and calming disposition, she was able to not only plan our wedding, but also make us feel like rockstars as well as keep reminding us of what was important for OUR day. Her flexibility, recommendations, and accommodations are exactly what every bride (and groom) could hope for in a wedding planner. We walked away from our wedding feeling overwhelmed with love, our expectations met, and with a new friend – Alyssa – we couldn’t ask for more!

Lauren Ristow Photogrpahy

Owens-Reynolds Wedding

Alyssa was an incredible wedding planner! I hired her to be a day of planner for me but she went above and beyond with her services. Whenever I had a question for her she was always so prompt to get back to me and to find out various things in regards to wedding details, even the most random things. On out actual wedding day there wasn’t a detail that she didn’t have all the information about. She made a point to get all the numbers of the people involved in the wedding so she could be the one dealing with them on that day instead of me. She helped with set up and clean up like a champ and throughout the night it seemed like she was always right there at our service whenever me and my husband needed anything. And the best part was she always had a drink ready for us from the start of the reception until the very end. I HIGHLY recommend her services.

Brandt-Houser Wedding

While planning my October 2013 wedding I read article after article about why I should hire a planner to help me with my big day. I was skeptical at first and thought I needed to budget my money in other areas of the wedding instead, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. Alyssa was worth her weight in gold!

I can’t tell you how amazing it was that I got to sit back and enjoy both my rehearsal and wedding day without worrying if things and people were getting where they were supposed to be, when they were supposed to be there. Instead of giving orders to bridesmaids/groomsmen/family I spent time chatting with guests, drinking and eating, and soaking up the small moments that made my wedding day so very special.

Alyssa was prompt, thorough, patient, and she was always one step ahead of the game. On top of that, she is cute to boot and sweet as can be. Alyssa has the ability to be both polite and firm at the same time which as I discovered was just what was needed during the planning process.

Alyssa was always willing to take on the tasks that were daunting or uncomfortable for me, but at the same time she was happy to let me work on the things that I found fun and enjoyable! As someone who hates delegating important tasks I was nervous at first to put my wedding in someone else’s hands, but I quickly learned that I could rely on Alyssa to get things done and get them done quickly.

Hiring Alyssa would absolutely be my best piece of advice for anyone beginning to plan their wedding. I can’t tell you the number of guests who told me that my wedding was the best they have ever been to! I was stress free on my wedding day and can look back on it with nothing but the best of memories! A huge thanks to Alyssa for helping me create the perfect happily ever after!

75th Anniversary Snowbowl SnowDown

The Arizona Snowbowl made a conscious choice to secure the services of Grand Plan Events for our 75th Anniversary Snowbowl SnowDown celebration and just like completing a challenging ski run we are SO glad we did.  Alyssa Franks and her staff were professional, competent and fun to work with.  They expertly delivered on all aspects of our contract, gave timesaving advice, imparted important knowledge of the venue and smoothly executed all the tenets of our agreement making us look VERY good.  Anyone who makes the choice of working with Grand Plan Events makes a very smart choice and will be thankful they did – Grand Plan Events is an organization worth its weight in gold, at a very reasonable cost, for anyone planning a special event.

Arizona Snowbowl 75th Anniversary Snowbowl SnowDown Committee

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Forest Highland Employee Appreciation Event

The event was great and everyone loved the decorations!  I got a lot of really great compliments on the room.  Thank you for all your work and ideas! – Chief Financial Officer

Baxley Fiser Wedding June

Alyssa is the most amazing wedding planner. She took care of all of my day of things that needed to be done. She got rid of all of my stress. She even called Wellsfargo for me who put a hold on my account because I was spending too much money and they needed to verify that I was the one spending it. She organized our rehearsal, and the ceremony from making sure the chairs and decorations were in place to making sure everyone was ready and that all of the vendors knew what they were supposed to do. She is very organized and very detail oriented. She thought of so many details that I didn’t even think of. I would recommend her to anyone I knew getting married and have already! – Bride

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