About this Vendor
Grand Expectations are our specialty!
Weddings take months of planning, tons of attention to detail, some laughter, some tears and stress. Choosing to hire a wedding planner is the absolute best way to reduce the stress and be a guest at your wedding. While you may have an idea of the things you want, the mere thought of pulling it all together can be extremely overwhelming. Grand Expectations Events will listen to your dreams, your visions, your crazy and not so crazy ideas and probably suggest some of our own craziness, then execute them effortlessly.
$$$ – Moderate
Engagement Party, Getting Engaged, Honeymoon, After Party, Bachelor Party, Bachelorette Party, Bridal Luncheon, Bridal Shower, Day After Brunch, Rehearsal Dinner, Welcome Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Reception, Rehearsal, Wedding
Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, A la Carte Wedding Planning, Budgeting, Day-Of Coordination, Full Service Wedding Planning, Honeymoon Planning, RSVP Tracking, Planning
STOP and read this review before you make your decision. My fiance and I both work. We are very much in love, but handling the day to day complications of a major event , like a wedding, is our idea of a good time. We are so busy, that writing our own vows and showing up to the wedding itself was what we committed to ... so we started to look for a wedding planner. We found Kendra Ingram at Grand Expectations and here was the cliff's notes of our conversation: K (Kendra): What kind of wedding do you want? U (Us): A great one, with Great Music, Food and Booze. K: What are you thinking? U: That we need a wedding planner who can take a budget, a general vision and a few meetings to really own the event from soup to nuts. We want you to own setting up all vendor appointments, decorations, theme, price negotiations, finding vendors for things we're not sure about... and at the end of the day, if it's not food, booze or music... we really don't care that much. K: No problem. She said no problem, and it wasn't Kendra really picked up the ball and ran with it. We are now 10 days out and have almost our entire "to do list" completed, and all things considered, our stress level is fairly low. Kendra has been outstanding, very reasonably priced and has really become a good friend and partner in the planning process. As an aside, she also has a great in with travel agents, which helps tremendously with planning and booking the honeymoon. So if you are looking for a trustworthy partner in the wedding planning process, no matter what level of interaction you want from her: from thinking thru planning to owning the whole darn thing, you can't go wrong with Kendra Ingram. So do yourself a favor and schedule and appointment with her now to get it all started. Sincerely, Zach Alter
Kendra was such a great help with wedding planning. I lost count of how many times I said thank goodness for Kendra that last month before the wedding! We had done most of the planning ourselves out of state for a Dayton wedding, but felt overwhelmed and wanted someone who could be a go-to person for last minute issues. She checked in with all our vendors/coordinated them and even found a couple contract issues we'd overlooked (like we did not realize we were responsible for providing draping for the gazebo and she put us in touch with our 4th new ceremony coordinator who had yet to contact us). She created a very detailed day of schedule for us, which was awesome. She went above and beyond and even attended a several hour final details meeting with the reception venue on a Sunday and listened in on the hour long phone call with our band. You have a lot of decisions to make in wedding planning and having another person to give input was incredibly valuable. She had 2 assistants help with the busing transportation the day of at no additional charge and took care of some last minute rentals we needed. We really can't thank her enough, she is amazing! Our wedding day was perfect and having peace of mind that if something goes wrong, she'll address it is worth way more than you will spend. You'll be very grateful to hire Kendra!
Kendra was above and beyond my expectations! She was wonderful to work with and had a wonderful personality. She made decisions easy to make for the big day. She finished with precision and perfection! I highly recommend for your next event!
Meet The Owner
I am the owner and planner for Grand Expectations Events and love it! I have been in the travel industry for 20+ years and have taken that experience to wedding planning. I have been owner since early 2014 and couldn't be happier. I would describe my style as laid back, sometimes goofy but always putting my couple's needs and wants first. It's your wedding day and my priority is to plan and execute it the way you want.