Events for You

Asheville, NC

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

When you see those wedding planners on tv acting like drama queens and pulling their hair out because something went wrong, that is the opposite of me! I am organized and efficient, I forsee roadblocks and troubleshoot them ahead of time, and I remain calm throughout the process. Also, because I have been doing this for so long, and because I work out of my home, I can keep my rates affordable for all budgets.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love getting to know the couples and their families, their likes and dislikes, their quirks, and their history. I always wanted to be a part of a big family, so it's like getting to be part of a big family for a little while.

Location

Asheville, NC 28803

Years in business

24

Number of employees

5

Times hired on Thumbtack

11

Reviews

6 Reviews
  • Dave S. May 18, 2016
    My company has had the pleasure to work with Eleanor Campbell and her team from Events For You at several weddings recently and I can truly say you'd be hard pressed to find someone more organized and on the ball than Eleanor! Each event was expertly planned and the weddings flowed so smoothly. Everything was done right on schedule, but seemed to move naturally and unhurried. All the guests had a great time and the brides had the perfect day they'd always hoped for. If you're planning a wedding or other important event, don't hesitate to contact Eleanor at Events For You. You'll be so glad that you did! Dave Slagle Perfect Mix Mobile Bartending www.perfectmixbartending.com (828)329-3682
  • Thorunn I. Jan 4, 2016
    Eleanor arranged our 50th wedding anniversary party, and we couldn't have done it without her professional help. Everything prior to the event was done on time, she was thorough and thought of details we hadn't even considered. The event was a success. She surprised us with signs describing the food (50 years of food) and wines from around the world (depicting our travels), things I hadn't thought of. I wouldn't use anyone else.
  • Ivey S. Dec 22, 2015
    A busy wedding is never complete without a great wedding planner! Eleanor has the touch!
  • Terrie R. Dec 6, 2015
    Wedding Planning
    Verified Review
    Events for you and Eleanor Was wonderful. The wedding went off without even a hick-up.
  • Holly F. Sep 16, 2015
    Wedding Coordination
    Verified Review
    Eleanor of "Events for You" did a fantastic job coordinating our wedding reception. She was wonderful to work with and brought our vision to life! Her attention to detail was very apparent, and everything she did was so beautiful. I am so glad I hired Events for You to coordinate our reception, and I would highly recommend her for any event!
  • Becky P. Aug 21, 2015
    Eleanor and Meagan coordinated our wedding rehearsal and wedding day activities. They took care of all the details so we could enjoy the event without worries! They thought of little things that we never would of. Thank you for making our wedding such a huge success!

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I read a ton, browse all the major wedding websites regularly, and participate in seminars offered by wedding experts.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I was in the wine business and planning a lot of wine tastings and trade shows, etc. and at the same time a lot of my friends were getting married and I was helping with their weddings. And I was organizing fundraisers and parties for several community groups. I had always wanted to own my own business, so I studied up on it, and soon a business came up for sale that was a wedding shop with a wedding planning service, and with the help of my dad, I bought it. I closed the shop after a while, but I kept the planning business and I have been doing that ever since.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Day of Coordinating: It's called "day of" but the coordinating really goes on throughout the process. It starts with some planning and consultation in the months leading up to the wedding, with the client doing most of the legwork, and me following up and helping out when needed. Then it really gears up the month of the event, maintaining close communication between the bride, the wedding party, the family, and all the vendors involved. And the coordinating comes to fruition with the Big Event itself, doing anything and everything the bride needs to have a wonderful, happy, stress-free weekend.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I'm equally proud of all my events!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Don't be fooled by a fancy presentation in person or on a website. You will find that the best event planners are simple, organized, and straightforward, and their presentation should reflect that. On the other hand, if you are looking for more of a "designer" than a planner, look for one whose offices, website, and advertising materials indicate they might share your sense of style.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
There are a lot of people out there who plan their own weddings and have such a good experience that they decide to start a wedding planning business. Well, that is great experience but that is not enough experience to start planning weddings for others!