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I have no words to express how thankful I was to have SRQtees take part in my wedding. Ashley Gruters is a gem and I felt like she was an old friend from the minute we met. After surveying multiple wedding coordinators in the Sarasota area, she was one of the few vendors who took the time to really pay attention to what we wanted for our destination wedding. Her professionalism, flexibility, resourcefulness, creativity and consideration far exceeded many other wedding planners we researched. She was always there to offer advice and called me periodically to be sure we were both on the same page. Most importantly, she was an incredible LISTENER (a rarity with wedding vendors) and full of great ideas. With her many connections in Sarasota, she made it feel like we weren't planning long-distance at all. And in spite of a moody florist threatening not to show up the day-of, record thunderstorms and last-minute changes, Ashley took care of each problem and everything ran smoothly. She was a lifesaver and we couldn't have done it without her. I loved chatting with her so much, I wish I lived nearby to help her plan weddings all year round!
We were nervous about planning our wedding from out of town, but Ashley was very professional and on top of things from the beginning, and thought of every detail, while making sure we stayed organized through the whole process. She had phenomenal recommendations for vendors, and did a great job keeping us on task, so our wedding really went off seamlessly, and we were able to really truly enjoy it.
Ashley was awesome! We were planning a wedding from California and needed a lot of help in selecting vendors and general planning. We were nervous, but Ashley definitely has a rolodex. A couple days before the wedding, the forecast turned and we were very worried we were going to get rained out. Ashley helped me through all of the last minute arrangements - getting a tent, rearranging chairs, etc. She was amazing day-of! She held off setting up the chairs until the last minute in order to make sure our ceremony was outdoors. Everything went perfectly and we are very grateful!
Ashley was very easy to work with and really kept us up with all the details we needed to consider and decide. She was flexible on our many last-minute requests and made our daughter's wedding day smooth and easy. I would definitely work with her again and can't thank her enough for her responsiveness, thoroughness, flexibility and good nature throughout the wedding. She really did an excellent job! Thank you!
Wedding was a Fairy Tale! Ashley was full of ideas and was helpful in all ways! She has a real vision and I had no worries!
My husband and I can't thank Ashley enough for creating our dream wedding!
As soon as we booked our date and location we had Ashley by our side. She helped keep us organized with every detail, from designing our save the dates to putting us in the right hands with vendors, and even planning our rehearsal dinner.
When it came to the wedding day, (like most Florida days) the weather was not on our side. Ashley was able to get us the most beautiful clear tent last minute.
Everything turned out amazing and we will forever be grateful to Ashley for being part of our big day.
Ashley was a fabulous wedding planner and now a great friend!
Ashley is unreal. She is under priced for the work she does. We had a 3 day wedding and she made everything absolutely perfect. If you're reading this and considering hiring a wedding planner, hire Ashley. She is worth every penny.
Our wedding venue, Marie Selby Gardens, recommended Ashley to us and we are SO thankful they did! The entire time it was like planning your wedding with a really good gal pal that just understood your vision and what you were going for for the wedding day. Ashley met with us several times in the gardens to go over details and she really knows her stuff! She had such amazing ideas for things we never would have thought about and through those ideas came some of our favorite moments from our wedding day. She went above and beyond the call of duty and when I looked around on my wedding night I could not believe the amazing work she did. It looked better than my pinterest wedding board and many guests said it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever attended. We could not have done it without Ashley. Besides décor, she knows how to deal with every situation that could arise and she is already there and ready with a solution in hand! I would highly recommend Ashley!
Ashley was my saving grace! At first, my fiance wondered if hiring a planner was a waste of money, especially since I love planning parties and had most of our ideas, vendors, etc already set when I hired her. However, from our very phone conversation, I knew, Ashley was the planner for us. Since we were an out of town couple, she went above and beyond thru emails and phone calls to make sure everything was moving along. Once wedding week came, she took everything off my plate and just made sure everything was nothing short of perfection for us and our guests. We really did put her to work with a post rehearsal cocktail party the day before the wedding, a rainy wedding reception (with no tent), and a post wedding brunch. She ran everything like the pro that she is and made everyone feel taken care of and at ease.
I am happy to say that she went from being just a wedding planner to someone I consider a friend and look forward to seeing again in the future.
I'm not sure where to begin. Ashley is THE best; hands down. My only mistake was not reaching out to her sooner in the planning process. She went over and above time and time again. We are forever grateful to her for making our wedding the absolute best night of our lives. Everything went off without a hitch. The venue was breathtaking and guests could not have enjoyed themselves more. She understood the look we were going for and executed it to perfection. It is truly hard to express in words how wonderful she is at what she does and how simply wonderful a person she is as well. I feel like I walked away with not only a night I wish I could relive over and over but a friend whom I feel will be in our lives forever. Out utmost gratitude goes to Ashley with SRQtees Events!
Ashley was amazing!!!! She was wonderful to work with and was available always. I don't know what we would have done without her. Ashley is creative, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, professional and a good listener. She has a great working relationship with all the vendors we used. All very important when you are dealing with potential Bridezillas! ;-) She made sure the day was perfect.
If you want a high energy, attention to detail, and hardworking planner, Ashley Gruters is your gal!! I hired her from the beginning to help plan and execute the vision I had planned for our big day. Ashley is so organized it will impress you. She stays in contact and is very responsive to email, text, or calling. She gets done what you ask of her and she was there for me when things were getting more than I could handle. I was a very hands on bride and Ashley knew how to handle me. She has elegance and very great taste. I gave her a vision and she ran with it and made our wedding more beautiful than I could have asked for. She has tons of contacts and vendors and is anxious for business. I would highly recommend Ashley for any event you may be planning. She will get down to business and work hard to accomplish you goals and dreams.
Ashley planned two events for us, my daughters wedding and her shower. Both events were small and elegant. Ashleys artistic eye and talent made our events just perfect ! They were classy, chic and absolutely beautiful.She took all of the worry off of our shoulders and handled every little detail herself. By hiring Ashley at SRQtees Events I saved so much time and money, and the end results we perfect. I would not only highly recommend SRQtees Events and Ashley Gruters, but I would insist on hiring her again !