gritty + graceful. calm + cool. unabashedly unique. Your wedding colors are hot pink and tattoos. You are entering the venue on a horse. Your theme is Game of Thrones. Instead of dancing you are playing board games all night. Yeah, we get you. Weddings don’t have to be lilies and roses. There is nothing wrong with lilies and roses, we quite like them, but you don’t have to have those. You can have paper flowers or no flowers at all. Your options don’t have to be chicken or beef. Eat lamb ragu or vegan chili. Let’s plan a wedding that looks like the two of you. You know what makes a wedding awesome? Spending time with the people you love. A wedding doesn’t have to cost $50,000 if you don’t want it to. Spend money on the things that really matter to you. Let’s uproot the idea of what a wedding should look like. Let’s celebrate this commitment you have made to each other. Let’s throw a huge party where everyone has a great time! Let’s plan this event so well that it doesn’t look planned at all. SERVICES OFFERED Grit City Weddings + Events offers several packages for weddings of all shapes and sizes. From elopement or elopement-like to massive 500-guest blow-outs, we have the connections, skill, and passion for weddings to make these awesome celebrations happen. We strive to work with Tacoma and Seattle-based small businesses, especially womxn-owned and Black-owned companies because, often, those are the most badass companies. We want to work with couples who are on the same page as us, too. That means we agree on some basic tenets: Black lives matter, feminism is for everyone, no human is illegal, science is real, love is love, and religious freedom makes each of our lives rich with compassion. We also look for clients who care more about the marriage than they do about the wedding. Of course, the wedding is an important and pivotal day, but it's just one day in a, hopefully, long string of days. Basically, just be a good human being who wants to celebrate your love surrounded by your friends and family. Wedding Coordination You and your friends and family actually get to host and enjoy your event instead of work it. You set up and reach out to all the vendors. We meet a handful of times prior to the big day. You hand over all the responsibilities to us and we provide the point-person to coordinate all things during the event. You can hire us for just the wedding day or for the whole weekend - like for the rehearsal dinner or the next-day brunch. Packages start at $1750. Wedding Management In addition to the most important job (day-of coordinator), we can help find the right vendors and provide guidance on the details to make sure it is an event that looks just like the two of you. We can work out a fixed number of hours or budget you want to spend on our services and we will be your thoughtful wedding consultant in addition to the day-of coordination. Packages start at $2750.