Oregon’s Top Rated Local® Event Planners Award Winner: ae creative

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that ae creative is a 2018 award winner!

As one of the top five event planners in the entire state of Oregon, ae creative has earned a 99.29 Rating Score™, a 4.93 average star rating, and dozens of excellent reviews on verified sites. Here’s just one of the reviews they’ve received:

“Abby was a delight to work with — she knows her stuff and helped me handle details I wouldn’t have even thought of! I don’t live in the area, so she was able to oversee a lot of vendor details while we planned and prepared for the big day. She knows everyone in the area, so she had recommendations and resources for all our needs (favors, transportation, babysitting, etc.). On the day of, she helped everything run smoothly and was quick-thinking and solution-oriented when a few details needed to change as the day unfolded. She’s a lovely person and a true pro. [I] could not recommend working with her more highly!” -Erika

Not Your Average Event Planning Company

The owner of ae creative, Abby Elvebak, took some time to speak with us about her business’ tremendous online success.

The very first thing we wanted to know was what Abby and her team do to differentiate themselves from other event planners in Oregon. “We take a bigger design approach than many event planners. So we are not only working on overall event logistics, but the overall design, look, and feel of the event,” she told us. “Every detail tells a story. Sometimes, those details are overlooked, but at ae creative, we put a high value on those details. We are also a green company so we try to minimize our footprint for each event. We like to educate our clients on sustainability. On average, 500 pounds of trash get generated at each wedding, so we try to limit that.”

We also asked Abby about her and her team’s mission and how they make the world a better place. She said, “Touching on the sustainability aspect, I think when throwing events, it’s a one-time thing so people tend to think it’s okay to create a lot of waste. But understanding that there are a lot of one time events, we all have an impact, we want to do what we can with the time we have about the impact we are having on our environment.”

Building Success Through Community

When it comes to the ae creative secret to success, Abby chalks it all up to her community. She said, “[Our secret to success is] having a good sense of community. We’re local Oregonians, and we’ve established ourselves in this community. It doesn’t take one person to make a success; it takes a group effort. We all work together as a team to be successful.

Here’s Abby’s wise advice to other businesses that are working on their online reputation:

“Do not neglect your clients or your competition. Meet as many people as you can, demonstrating the positive impact you can have.”

Congratulations to the team at ae creative for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Abby, for taking the time to speak with us!

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