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Alison to the Altar is a premier design and production company that is based in Ocean City, Maryland. Owner Alison Sappington has years of experience in event planning for a wide range of events through her fundraising for many local non-profit organizations.

Together with her team of experts, Alison to the Altar offers a one-stop-shop experience for couples, from florals design, full production, coordination and rentals. The company enlists a team of award-winning professionals with their own unique approaches and reputations for executing beautiful events. Alison and her team have over 10 years of bridal, reception, and event experience between them, customizing events for each couple based on their vision and needs. We offer a complimentary consultation in our studio in West OC!

Services Offered
Alison to the Altar provides event planning and officiant services for various types of weddings such as civil unions; interfaith, religious, and non-religious ceremonies; vow renewals; elopements; double weddings; and many more. Their services also include the following:

  • Full-Service Production (design planning)
  • Florals and Design
  • Custom Rentals
  • Lighting and Draping
  • Month of Coordination
  • Beach Packages
  • Officiating
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

$1,650

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$650

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$3,500

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$50

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Day-of Coordination
Partial Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double Weddings
Elopement
Military
Non-Religious
Religious
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4.8 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
133 Reviews
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  • Value
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84% Recommended by couples
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Alison to the Altar is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for their exceptional service and beautiful wedding arrangements and decorations. Alison and her team are praised for their professionalism, communication, and attention to detail in bringing the wedding visions to life. They are also commended for their flexibility, accommodating last-minute changes, and coordinating the ceremony and reception seamlessly.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Alison to the Altar is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for their exceptional service and beautiful wedding arrangements and decorations. Alison and her team are praised for their professionalism, communication, and attention to detail in bringing the wedding visions to life. They are also commended for their flexibility, accommodating last-minute changes, and coordinating the ceremony and reception seamlessly.

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Blake Sent on 12/16/2023
5 out of 5 rating

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Alison came highly recommended and we were so lucky to be able to book her! From the start Alison and her team asked our vision and brought it to reality even better then we had imagined. Unfortunately on our wedding it decided to pour down rain, BUT that didn’t stop Alison and her team from making the most beautiful arrangements for a quick scramble to an indoor wedding which I can only imagine looked just a good as outdoors. We truly didn’t know what to do for planning and decorating and Alison took care of everything. Her communication was absolutely exceptional when it came to working with my parents. In fact my mother says she wishes she could have used Alison for her own wedding. I will be recommending Alison to The Alter to everyone. If you want 100/10 service and the most beautiful wedding of all time PLEASE call them you will not regret it!
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Sykima Sent on 08/01/2018
5 out of 5 rating
Alison did a wonderful job of making our day beautiful she listened to everything exactly how we wanted we couldn’t ask for anything better I want to get married again because she was so wonderful
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Ja'visa T. Sent on 09/20/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic 😊❤️

My husband and I are so grateful to Alison for helping us plan this from across the country. My husband and I are Maryland natives but moved to the Washington State 4 years ago. We never got a chance to meet Alison face to face until two days before our ceremony. We were planning this for over a year and a half at that time. We were basically going in blind and taking a leap of faith with her. Alison has taking phone calls for us after her work hours because of the time difference of the East Coast and West Coast, to make sure if we had any questions she would be there to answer them! We are so grateful for her professionalism, care, being accommodating and her sweet demeanor! She is an extremely talented person with exquisite presentation. We also wanted to thank Ashley, who was there to help Alison set up the gorgeous centerpieces, decor for the chairs, and the Arbor. Ashley was such a sweetheart too and we greatly appreciate both of them for making our wedding day absolutely perfect!!! I couldn’t have asked for a better team thank you both again for your extraordinary work!! Alison to the Altar is a wonderful company, we highly recommend them!! ❤️❤️❤️ - Matt&Jay
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
Hilton Garden Inn Ocean City Oceanfront Hilton Garden Inn Ocean City Oceanfront Hotel Weddings

Alison and I have been working together for over 1 year and I can't say enough about her and her team of experts. She is so professional and can provide you with so many ideas and options for your beach wedding. Alison is well connected in the Ocean City area and if you have an idea, she will make it happen for you! I highly recommend Alison to the Altar for all your ceremony and wedding needs.

Sugar Rush by Theresa Sugar Rush by Theresa Wedding Cakes

Alison's cheerful personality and attention to detail make her a one-of-a-kind wedding coordinator! She has always been on top of her events and a pleasure to work with. Every set-up I've seen has been beyond beautiful. I highly recommend Alison to the Altar to any bride or groom for their most important day! She will go above and beyond on any level of service.

Little Miss Lovely Floral Design & Event Decorating Little Miss Lovely Floral Design & Event Decorating Wedding Florists

Alison is magnificent! She is always going the extra mile for her brides & couples. She listens carefully to her brides and brings their vision to life. I love working side-by-side with Alison to the Altar and recommend her to all of my brides!

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