Experienced, attentive, and thoughtful guidance…
You are not just planning a wedding, you are planning the start of your marriage and lives together, along with the people you love most. Your wedding is an awesome opportunity to write your own story. It is a statement that will stay with you long after the wedding day is over. We are your experienced, detail oriented, caring consultants, here to help you make the most of this dream.
We support you in creating whatever kind of wedding you want. You do not need to embody any stereotype. Even if your wedding is to be more traditional it is because those are the choices that you both consciously made, rather than were assumed by your planner. Every person, couple, family and wedding is different. We will take our time in order to make sure the final outcome of your wedding is true to you both.
The best weddings are ones in which the couple feels incredibly supported by their community and guests leave feeling as though they know the couple better than they did before. The gathering together around a new marriage celebration is highly impactful. It takes a village as they say and we know our couples still feel this support years later. They all describe the weekend of their wedding as magical.
ADE CLIENTS are curious, intelligent, sophisticated and down to earth people who aspire to be successful in all areas of their lives. They are attracted to beauty, authenticity and quality, over pomp and circumstance. They value collaborating with someone who is personable, trustworthy, and who has had a ton of experience and a track record of success in all realms of planning. They agree that the best results come from collaboration, chemistry, and enough dedicated time.
We believe the hallmarks of a great planner are as follows, in no particular order:
Fantastic problem solving skills
Thorough in all matters of detail
Respectful and understanding of differences of opinion
Standards for themselves that are as high or higher than their most discerning clients
An intuitive ability to swing between different types of people and styles, in order to effectively think on behalf of their clients
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Starting with the perfect vendors, we will work together from start to finish, ensuring that your special day is cohesive, personal and unique. Planning takes time and can become overwhelming with so many routes to explore before the big day. We give our clients options, lend our ears and listen well. We believe planning and design are inseparable. Design effects more than ambiance, it effects production, the guest experience, flow and service. If you want your wedding to be the best wedding you have ever attended, full planning is your insurance and the best gift you can give yourselves!
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This level of service can take on a host of characteristics, tailored to the specific event and client at hand. Each client has their own needs, their own busy careers and each venue is so different.
We take on very few weddings with partial planning and when we feel the vendor team that is lined up suits our company. Also when the venue is not as complicated and perhaps more reliable than others. Usually these weddings take place during the less popular months. We want to make sure that working with you in a lesser capacity is going to have the same positive outcome that you are expecting when you become a client of Ashley Douglass Events.
We believe that event planning and design are intrinsically linked. The end result cannot be what it can be if all the moving parts do not work together organically. We will assist with the initial style board and every detail after as they fall into place. We will either bring on a production team or a floral team to complete our vision. We greatly prefer working with vendors who we have already collaborated with, although you are not obliged to work with someone we refer. Design is a collaboration. We are here to make sure the end result is appropriate for your celebration, feels and looks like you, and is beautiful and surprising. Design consulting is included in Full Event Planning.
We frequently travel with our clients outside of the New York area. More commonly, we work up and down the East Coast. Locations have varied from Newport to Kennebunkport, Catskills, Charleston, D.C., etc. We also occasionally travel with our clients further to California, which we know well, Palm Beach and to overseas locations such as Mexico, France and Spain. Getting started sooner rather than later is important so that we can plan our schedule and how we book dates around your event date! We adore weekend long events and weddings, and find that clients are able to enjoy themselves most when they walk away for it all and give quality time to their most memorable days!
What a lifesaver!
“Thank you for your creativity, attention to detail, hard work, HUMOR, patience and flexibility. It's been a pleasure to work with you — and what a perfect series of events! Thank you many times over!"
— Caitlin (Bride), Old Lyme, CT
Best wedding ever!
“It was the happiest night of our lives and we can’t thank you enough! Everyone has been talking nonstop about how it was the best wedding ever!”
— Lucy, New York City
Passion and hard work
"Our family can’t thank you enough for all the passion and hard work you put into the wedding. Everyone was raving about it all – the professionalism, execution, stunning and original décor, etc. So glad to have found you. I could not have done it without you."
— Carol (Mother of the Bride), Huntington, NY