Altar Ego Weddings is a wedding planner firm that coordinates celebrations in Austin, Dripping Springs, the Texas Hill Country and the surrounding areas. The team is there to suggest ideas and vendors while keeping everything organized. Leave it up to Altar Ego Weddings to help plan a day that is personal, memorable and fun.
Jen Ashford founded Altar Ego in 2007. Over the past 11 years, she has gained both expertise and vendor relationships. The team also includes wedding planners Jenna Windhamn and Jen Krause.
To let your style shine through, Altar Ego can manage the details through various services. They can create a plan or provide guidance, depending on how much help you need. Their professional offerings include:
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Katie · Married on 10/07/2017
Wedding of your Dreams kind of Wonderful!
My husband and I had such a good experience with Altar Ego! Truly the best wedding ever--in no small part thanks to Altar Ego's amazing planning skills! We had the privilege of working with Jen Ashford--who was super organized, punctual, and kept us on-top of all of our to-do list items starting about 9 months ahead of our wedding. I loved how Jen Ashford was willing to adapt her system and priorities to fit with what worked for us and what was most important to us. Jen incorporated what we called the "weekly huddle email" where she would check in on our progress from the previous week and remind us of upcoming to-dos for that week. It worked wonderfully for us! I also loved how Jen incorporated good humor and a good attitude with all our communications--she was also excellent at being diplomatic when tensions and stress were high between family members. And! Without missing a beat, she gave a very educated and thorough explanation to my MBA-holding, Business-minded father, as to why weddings tend to be much more expensive than other events--*note* it is not completely what you think it is--remember that you're paying for a higher caliber/ better trained personnel and vendors when you are talking about your wedding, also if you are paying for a plated dinner, you're asking that all the food be ready at essentially the same time--things like these wedding details add up! Jen can explain better than I am, but it satisfied my business-minded dad. (Thanks, Jen!!). I also appreciated that Jen had so many great vendors to recommend to us--she is a leader in her field and has many many years of experience and networking under her belt in a very competitive field. I don't know what we would've done without her guidance and recommendations--it is so easy when you're on your own to get bogged down just in trying to select one vendor. And we all know there can be MANY vendors to hire for a wedding. Additionally, I so appreciated Jen's openness to learning and working with our request for a wedding ceremony that was very reverent and religious (and which had quite a few logistical details to work out). The vendors that I selected (especially ones that Jen had never worked with before), all said that Jen was amazing and a pleasure to work with! Finally, Jen is able to calmly roll with any unforseen glitches in weather etc--since our wedding was outside, we had arranged a rain plan, but had decided to go ahead and get married outside. The morning of our wedding it was pouring rain and Jen very calmly helped my family and my husband to make the decision to continue moving forward with the plan to keep the wedding outside. The weather was amazing during our ceremony--only a couple drops of rain and perfect temperature. We are so grateful that Jen led us through and had umbrellas etc ready to go, if the rain had persisted. I also want to give a shout out to Jen for sending us to her in-house graphic designer, Jen Krause! Jen Krause is not only an amazing event planner too, but she created an entirely custom style guide and suite of wedding invitations (with beautiful hand-calligraphy), place cards (also done by hand!), thank you cards, custom return address stamps and day-of signeage that was gorgeous and stylistically pulled everything together in an amazing way! We are so grateful! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! The best day of our lives!
Macy Cotton · Married on 01/19/2019
Hire Jen--Seriously She's the Best
I could not have asked for a better wedding planning experience than I had with Jen and Altar Ego Weddings. Jen was always accessible for my questions and responded quickly, and she had thoughtful suggestions for each step of planning! She is also well connected and respected in the wedding community--I used her referrals for the cake and the flowers and, in addition to receiving excellent service with everyone, they all told me that I had found a great wedding planner with Jen.
Then on my wedding day, Jen was an invaluable resource. I felt like we had a million balls in the air, but I didn't have to do anything! Jen was several steps ahead, communicating with all of the vendors and support staff to make sure the day went off without any issues!! Jen managed set up, tear down, and everything so I could sit back and enjoy the day! It was such a huge relief to know that all of the details were being handled by someone much more capable than myself.
And on top of all of that, she's so easy to talk to and a very fun person to work with! I'll be recommending Jen to literally anyone who asks--she's the best!
Taylor B. · Married on 11/03/2018
Would recommend to ANY Austin couple!!
Jennifer Ashford and her company, Altar Ego Weddings, played a HUGE part in why our wedding day was so special. Throughout the entire planning process Jen was available via email to answer any questions and give us guidance. We were planning the wedding long distance over about a year and a half. Along the way we met Jen on a couple trips home and she was always an email or call away, which was so reassuring. My husband and I are both big planners for life in general, so we very much appreciated Jen's attention to detail, promptness, reassurance, and overall organization. It was all of this that allowed us to completely trust her leading up to and on the wedding day. We knew we were in good hands all day and that things would go according to plan with her at the helm. It was so comforting for us and our families to just enjoy the wedding day and not have to worry about logistics. Our parents were in awe of how smoothly everything ran, and we had the most special time with our friends and families. Thank you for everything Jen!! Please, do yourself a favor, and put yourself in her hands for your big day! :)Sent on 11/28/2018
Altar Ego Weddings's reply:
You go beyond planning with this expert! Talented, creative and personable Wedding Pro!
Jennifer with Altar Ego Weddings can make any dream come true! Always professional, above-par communication, and always a touch of fun, Altar Ego Weddings is the answer to your wedding day needs.
I had the distinct pleasure of being the DJ at an Altar Ego Wedding. Bar none, this is the most organized, talented and friendly team of planners I have worked with. Every step of the planning process was stress free. The bride who self-identified as "picky", was all smiles at the end of the night. I look forward to working with them again. Brides...you can't go wrong putting your wedding in the hands of Altar Ego.