Ashley helped us plan our wedding from its very beginning and I have to say that there is NO WAY it would have happened as smoothly as it did without her! For all brides out there who are wondering if investing in Ashley's services is a good thing, I would promise you that it truly is a must-have! An "Ashley Baber" planned wedding will be the guarantee of a wonderful event, smooth planning, fun interactions and never ending professionalism. We planned our wedding over an 18 months period and throughout the entire time Ashley was responsive, timely, so helpful. She helped us formulate and realize our vision and planned our wedding as if it was her own. She went above and beyond and always with a smile....
What would I have done without Ashley?! I can't tell you how many times that thought popped into my head during our big day. Throughout the entire planning process Ashley answered all of our questions and made us feel confident about our decisions. During the day of, we didn't have to do a thing!! All we had to do was show up and enjoy ourselves. All of our guests complimented us on how seemingly easy the entire event went. From the rehearsal to the final send off - everything was absolutely perfect! There were even a few snags (all totally non-preventable) that we didn't even learn about until the next day! She personally drove our dogs back to our house after the ceremony AND our friends to the emergency room after a nasty fall!! Ashley handled everything so professionally - even when one of our guests had a tad too much to drink and decided to take out a few frustrations on her (sorry about that again, Ashley!). I really could go on and on about how great Ashley made our wedding. I highly recommend her services!!
Ashley and her team did a wonderful job managing our wedding. It was great to work with her and her team. Her ideas and connections to vendors were wonderful which really helped pull our wedding together. Since I moved to Atlanta in 2011 (and we were planning a 2012 wedding), I really depended on Ashley and her team for selections on good vendors that could execute my wedding day dreams/needs. Ashley never let us down. She knew exactly which vendor would work best for us and easily scheduled the meetings so we could finalize vendor and wedding requirements (DJ, Dessert vendor, Wedding dress, Officiant), and sometimes accompanied us for those meetings. The only reason I didn't give Ashley Baber Weddings all 5's:
1) There were a few times that I wanted Ashley to respond quickly. Note to brides: Ashley Baber's staff works weekends, so please be patient for a response to emails/texts by mid-week (Tues/Weds).
2) I wish they had a better management tracker outside of word, excel docs and emails to manage wedding activities, tasks and status. Like a more interactive, internet-type database/system so we didn't have to use email, text and phone calls to manage our tasks and status on daily and weekly basis.
The best part of working with Ashley Baber Weddings had to be that I had absolutely nothing to worry about on my wedding day. I was simply able to enjoy my guests, new husband and the entire experience. Thank you Ashley & team!
Ashley Baber Weddings responded with the following comments:
Thank you, Cheri! We loved working with you and Tommy! *Some general notes about our response time: There are certain times of the year when response time will vary- particularly if it is "high wedding season." Responses are based on level of urgency and the client's wedding date. Lastly, we are often out of the office beginning on Friday and returning to the office on Tuesday morning as we prepare for, execute and recover from our weekend weddings. We do, however, go out of our way to meet with clients evenings/after work hours.Thank you, Cheri! We loved working with you and Tommy! *Some general notes about our response time: There are certain times of the year when response time will vary- particularly if it is "high wedding season." Responses are based on level of urgency and the client's wedding date. Lastly, we are often out of the office beginning on Friday and returning to the office on Tuesday morning as we prepare for, execute and recover from our weekend weddings. We do, however, go out of our way to meet with clients evenings/after work hours.
1+ year ago
I think everyone needs an Ashley. Initially, I justified hiring a wedding planner because I was planning an Atlanta wedding from Brooklyn. However I don't think it matters if you are near or far. Ashley is invaluable.
Planning your wedding is overwhelming. There are so many choices, considerations, and questions. Ashley reduced some of the noise by recommending great vendors and talking us through the steps. She asked questions that really helped us visualize the wedding and how we wanted to craft it. She made a timeline for us that we could send out to all our vendors.
Most valuable was Ashley at the rehearsal and day of the wedding. She was so calm and professional. She totally made it happen. We had a ton of handmade details that needed to be placed and staged during the wedding. While we were getting ready and taking pictures she was overseeing all of those details with the vendors to perfection. She helped us and our family actually enjoy our wedding without having to worry what step was next. I can't imagine doing our wedding without her and I'm a huge d.i.y. person. I can't recommend her enough. If you are near or far- plan your wedding with Ashley. She rocks!
Worth every penny is an understatement for Ashley. She is the most amazing wedding planner a girl could EVER ask for.
Our wedding was about a month ago in my parents backyard, 5/14/11 and I still miss her! She made everything go smoothly from the second we met her and made me feel as if nothing was an outragious request- and let me tell you- I had a lot :). Ashley is just one of those determined people who has everything under control but yet at the same time you feel you have known her for years. She really listens and somehow made our wedding of 300 people feel like the most intimate night of my life. It was the best night of my entire life and I have Ashley to thank for every second. Thank you Ashley, it was perfect.
Ashley Baber is an excellent wedding planner! I could not have done this wedding with out her. Our event was flawless. Whenever I needed Ashley she always seemed to be right there.
Ashley did an amazing job coordinating our 6/26/10 wedding. We used Ashley as a day of coordinator, with a few extra meetings so that she could assist us along the way.
Ashley is so friendly and easy to get along with, and very detail oriented. I always enjoyed meeting with her. But even I didn't know how valuable she was until the day of the wedding. Everyone who met her was incredibly impressed, me most of all. She managed to be everywhere managing everything, but at the same time she was incredibly discreet. She was sweet, yet completely in control of the situation. I can't imagine how the wedding would have gone without her there.
I was really let down with some of my florist's work, but Ashley was there to keep me from ripping all my hair out. She arranged to have the white centerpieces spraypainted a lovely pale pink (they were supposed to be pink hydrangeas). My florist also FORGOT the flowers for our wedding cake, but Ashley was there to locate some extra roses and place them beautifully on the cake. It was such a relief to have her there to fix other people's mistakes.
Without her, I never would have been able to have any semblence of first
dance, because my legs were literally stuck to my sweaty under-skirt after taking photos outside. It was a miracle that she was prepared for any eventuallity. She had baby powder in her emergency kit and after she powdered my legs I was actually able to move normally.
I also really appreciated the little things that she did, like running to get my purse/makeup/hairpin, or making sure that my purse was at my place setting. I was so grateful that she thought to gather my things into the car before we left. It's one of those things that I never even thought of, and I'm so glad that she did -I wouldn't have even had my room key for the hotel!
Ashley went above and beyond to ensure that everything went smoothly. She even fixed my friend's dress. I was so impressed and appreciative that Ashley took time to look out for everyone, not just the bridal party.
Ashley kept things on time and organized, and kept me calm even when I was
running late for pictures. Ashley did an amazing job and I can't reccomend her highly enough. She is a total sweetheart and I'm so glad that I got to
work with her!
Ashley and her associate Amanda were completely invaluable to us. They helped and supported us every step along the way, and on the day of we had absolutely nothing to worry about. Everything was taken care of quickly and thoroughly. I am in Atlanta, GA, which is Ashley's other market. The value for the service is just amazing, especially given some of the other price quotes we received. Even better than the great value was how easy they were to work with and how well they understood what I wanted for my wedding.
Ashley was amazing! We had her for the day of planning, but she did so much more. She answered all my questions (and I had a lot) and even gave me lots of great ideas. My husband and I had an amazing wedding day and did not have to worry about a thing because of Ashley. I would definitely recommend her to anyone!
We hired Ashley as a Day of Coordinator and I cannot even begin to articulate what a fabulous job she did.
Ashley coordinated the entire day perfectly and kept me calm when napkins didn't arrive or one of my vendors was running behind due to the hurricane-like weather. At the reception, she was a friendly voice letting me know it was time to cut the cake or if I had a few minutes to sneak away for more pictures. She handled every single detail and surprise throughout the day with the utmost professionalism.
Everyone should have a wedding planner or a day of coordinator at a minimum- Ashley's responsiveness and professionalism are invaluable and essential for the perfect wedding day.
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