Tell us a little bit about your business.
Gage Events is a full-service event company that provides event planning services for weddings and special events throughout Pennsylvania, the East Coast, and beyond. We focus on the entire planning process – from the moment you say “Yes!” to the last song at your reception. We take care of the planning, management, and logistics to design a highly personal and unforgettable celebration.
What makes your work unique?
Gage Events specializes in tented weddings and special events, with a keen eye for logistics management. We love all venues, but the thing we love most about tents is the ability to create a unique space that will blow your guests away when they arrive. What could be more special than being able to build your venue in the backyard of your childhood home that holds so many special memories for you and your family.
If you’re reading this and thinking, “Well, Sophie, we aren’t getting married in a tent but can we still hire you?” the answer is of course!
While we love a good tent project, there are so many amazing venues and spaces in and around Pittsburgh that we love working in. No matter the venue or the package, Gage Events will work with each of our clients to create a detailed design, timeline, vendor list, and more.
Don’t let anyone fool you; things will go wrong on your wedding day. It’s all about how those issues are handled that make or break how consequential something becomes. We pride ourselves on the relationships we’ve built with other wedding creatives (yes, including other wedding planners) to make sure IF anything goes wrong, you’re covered. This also applies to picking the right vendors for your day. Because of our relationships, we can help guide our couples in picking the perfect vendor to match their vision, vibe, and budget.
What is your ideal client like?
Gage Events works with all couples excited to bring their vision to life. Let’s try something new; let’s do something traditional. All I ask is that you trust me and the planning process. We get to know our clients to make sure its the right fit. We will be spending a lot of time together over the course of your planning journey so it’s important to vibe with your planning partner. I want you to be candid. If you don’t like something that’s suggested, change your color scheme, or just want to vent, we are here to be a part of it all. We can only help you if you’re open and honest with us so we can pivot, slow down, or speed up. It’s your day; we want to make sure it’s happening at your speed. I’m a sarcastic person, so let’s sass each other through the planning process and maybe even grab a drink together when it’s all over. Weddings are serious and a big time commitment but it doesn’t mean that everything has to be stiff and stuffy, so let’s do it and have fun!
How do you work with couples to bring their wedding dreams to life?
All Gage Events clients will meet with me for an introductory call where we discuss what level of coverage you need. We talk through the pros and cons of each package and tailor the coverage to be exactly what each couple needs. Once you officially sign, you will receive a detailed questionnaire where we will deep dive into all aspects of your wedding day and address all the important questions to build out our planning game plan. Then it’s off to the races.
At Gage Events, all clients use Aisle Planner to help keep everything organized in one spot. This access will begin at the time of booking. We track budgets, layout, design, vendor contracts, and more within this vital platform. Most importantly, we work with the couple to make sure we are creating the wedding they’ve always dreamed of.
I get to know my clients and make sure everyone has the appropriate level of participation in their planning process. Want to give me a budget and color scheme and just show up on your wedding day? Done! Want me to be hands on and plan the bulk of your wedding with suggestions on vendors and other pieces? We can do that too! Gage Events knows how stressful the planning process can be, so our goal is to make sure we are easing that stress and giving you exactly what you need to make your wedding day perfect.