Vendor Spotlight is on AE Events; an event design and production company located in Boston, known for their expertise on large-scale events.
1. How did your business come to be?
AE Events was founded over cocktails at a backyard bbq! Friends and now business partners, Christine Altieri and Jana Gimenez came from different parts of the event world and wanted to create an event planning business that offered a high level of service, helped clients to define their vision and built positive, constructive, and lasting relationships with clients.
2. What are the services you offer?
AE Events is a full-service event planning firm. We can help clients with everything from the venue to the visuals – or in the case of brides – from Miss to Mrs! We assist with all styles of events and celebrations. We tailor our services to what each client needs to make their event unique to them.
3. Where are you located and how far will you travel to provide your service?
Our offices are in South Boston, MA – but we are happy to travel both nationally and internationally.
4. How far in advance do you recommend clients to book?
Ideally we ask clients to book at least one year from their intended event date. The tighter the time frame, the fewer choices you may have to secure vendors, venue and your preferred event date. We can always work within a tight timeline, but why rush?!
5. What is one piece of advice you always give to brides?
When looking to hire an event planner, don’t look solely at price. Talk to the planners, get a sense of their personalities… take time to meet in person. Your event planner will be part of some very personal conversations – regarding budget or delicate family dynamics (among other things) and it’s nice to know you feel comfortable around them and their ability to hear your “voice” and vision. Wedding planning brings out all kinds of opinions from others.