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Wedding Planning in Utah

Photo by Ashely Soots

Weddings involve so many details that can be very hard to keep track of and organize on your own. This is why it’s smart to work with a wedding planner who will guide you in the right direction and bring your vision to life. One of our amazing Utah wedding planners who I’ve had the chance to brush shoulders with is Ruby Straaten, the owner of Red Canyon Events. Below you’ll find her take on wedding planning, and what sets her business apart.

Planning Philosophy

Ruby has been in the event industry for 7 years. She originally started in the industry as an event manager in public events. After realizing that she loved her job but did not love working for somebody else, Ruby broke away from the company she was with and started her own planning business focusing on weddings. She has now been running her wedding planning business for 3 years!

Ruby’s Mantra, “Your day. Your way,” emphasizes collaboration over imposition. Instead of giving opinions on what your vision should be, she works with you to bring your vision to life. Ruby takes on all kinds of weddings, whether they are traditional, unconventional, or something in between.

Photo by Ashely Soots

Wedding planning tips

Her favorite part of the planning process is the day of coordination on the wedding site. She loves the adrenaline and excitement of seeing everything come together. Another thing she loves and believes all couples should do, is have a private last dance together. Wedding days are very busy and couples often don’t get enough time throughout the day to soak in the fact that they’re married! The last dance is a very intimate moment that gives them the chance to do this.

When it comes to choosing to work with a wedding planner, Ruby wishes more people knew that it saves you money to work with a planner! Wedding planners know how to find vendors that will fit within your budget, and even have discounts with certain vendors that will work in your favor.

Utah Wedding Planner

If you’re looking for a Utah wedding planner who will let you be part of the planning process and will fulfill your vision, you need to work with Ruby! Not only is she very organized and skilled at planning, but she cares about each of her clients. Your dreams become her dreams, and she has the resources to make them come true!

Learn more about Ruby and her business Red Canyon Events!

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