Luxury Wedding Weekend
Time is of the essence!
And there never seems to be enough time!
There is nothing worse than having to rush around for your wedding!
Slow down and enjoy every second!
Turn your wedding into a multi-day event to allow yourself the time to
truly enjoy your wedding and your guests!
Starting at $6,000
Luxury Full Service Plan & Design
One day is never enough!
One thing you will always hear about weddings is,
how much time and work went into planning the big day, but when the day arrives,
it is over in the blink of an eye!
The Luxury Weekend Wedding package is designed to give you the time to fully immerse yourselves
in the sublime joy of the commitment you are making to one another!
No need to rush around and stress about the time restraints a single wedding day places
on the couple of honor when you plan for an extended weekend!
Slow down, relax and relish the extra time you have
to connect with your guests, indulge yourself in luxuries and make memories to last a lifetime!
Having a wedding planner provides you with the peace of mind, that everything will be expertly planned, the events of the day will be directed accordingly and the entire day will run smoothly. Your wedding planner will direct your your wedding party and guests to their appropriate places at the appropriate times and handle any unexpected hurdles without ever bringing worry to your brow.
You and your partner are the stars of the show!
Smile and enjoy this momentous occasion as you pledge your love for one another.
Allow your wedding planner, your personal assistant, if you will, to take care of everything but the vows themselves.
Simply sit back, relax and let us take care of the rest!
Your only job is to enjoy your special day and make once in a lifetime memories with the love of your life!
We are there for anything and everything you need!
Every step of the way from the moment you say "Yes!" to the person you will spend the rest of your life with,
to the very end of your reception, we will be there to guide you through this journey and
handle all the details so you don't have to worry about a single thing!
We are the first to arrive and the last ones to leave!
Your wedding doesn't have to be stressful.
Your wedding doesn't have to be a lot of work, at least not for you!
You can choose to be as involved in the planning process as you would like!
This is a comprehensive, Multi-day package.
All we need is for you to answer our in depth questionnaires,
supply complete guest lists with addresses
and approve our work periodically along the way.
Your comprehensive, multi-day wedding planning package should be booked at least 12 - 36 months in advance,
however, if you are running short on time, give us a call and we will do our best to accommodate you!
We have experience pulling all the details together for a fabulous last minute wedding, so reach out to us, we can help!
What does this package include?
Let's get together for a drink, get to know each other and discuss your wedding vision a little bit.
We will spend a lot of time, together and communicating, while planning your wedding.
It is important for us to form a connection. You need to feel comfortable instilling your trust in me.
I would absolutely love to be your wedding planner
but just as not every relationship turns into a marriage, we may not be compatible.
I look forward to meeting you and can't wait to get started planning your wedding!
We will have monthly meetings throughout the planning process just to check in, answer any questions you have,
give recommendations when appropriate, get approvals from you and
just be there to support you though this process in anyway that we can.
Two and three months before the wedding day we will meet every other week.
Starting five weeks before your big day, we will have weekly meetings
to ensure we know exactly what you want for your big day!
Communication is unlimited! Though we will schedule our more formal meetings as per the schedule above, communication is always unlimited! Call, text or email with any and all questions or worries. We are here to be your guide, your confidant or even just an ear to listen!
Unlimited Contact Hours
300 + Average planning hours
Complimentary Wedding Webpage
We would love to design a custom webpage just for your wedding!
This webpage can serve as the communication link between you and your entire guest list!
Give your guests a peak inside your relationship, tell your love story and really allow your guests to connect on a deeper level with you and your life partner! Your wedding website can share important details and updates regarding your wedding, share your wedding registries, allow guests to rsvp and send well wishes. This is also a great place for you to share all of your wedding and honeymoon photos and videos with your friends and family.
Engagement Photography Assistance
Start your engagement off right with some gorgeous photos of the two of you! We will help you select the perfect photographer and assist in scheduling your photo session as well as be a point person of contact for your photographer. Think of us as your personal assistant, here to assist with anything and everything. We will even attend your photo shoot, if you wish.
Engagement Announcement Design and Distribution
Weddings By Ashland is your right hand man or woman! We will either design your engagement announcements or assist you in finding the perfect design, as well as address, stamp and mail your announcements for you!
What better way to announce your engagement to your friends and family than with a party?
The engagement party is often the first meeting of both partner's families.
Whether an intimate gathering of your closest friends and family or a big blow out is your style,
don't miss out on this opportunity for your two families to come together as one!
This service includes design, label and delivery of the invitations as well as design,
organization, set up and clean up of the party itself.
Sit back and let Weddings By Ashland take care of everything!
Comprehensive Budget Development
Easily discover your realistic wedding budget through our comprehensive budget analysis worksheet. The budget you have available and your wedding vision can be analyzed and evaluated to help guide you to an appropriate wedding date and budget.
Venue Research and Selection
We will work to compile a viable list of potential venues to fit your wedding style, preferences and budget.
Weddings By Ashland will review the potential venues with you, schedule visits and accompany you to venues of interest.
Venue Walk Through
After you have selected the wedding venue, we will schedule additional walkthrough visits to aid in planning the details of your big day.
Vendor Research & Selection
Weddings By Ashland will work to compile a viable list of potential vendors to fit your wedding style, preferences and budget.
Your wedding planner will review the potential vendors with you, schedule interviews with each vendor of interest and accompany you to each interview. Vendors include but are not limited to : Photographer(s) / Videographer(s), Sound Tech(s) / DJ(s) / Band(s) / Musician(s), Officiant(s), Caterer(s), etc.
Venue / Vendor Contract Review
Weddings By Ashland will review each contract and negotiate to the best of our ability to ensure you receive the best possible price. We will then review each venue and vendor contract with you to ensure there are no surprises before you agree to the terms of said contract.
Vendor Point of Contact
Your wedding planning team will be the vendor point of contact both before and on the wedding day ensuring that your special day runs smoothly and you don’t have to worry about anything! Focus on enjoying your time and making memories rather than dealing with the behind the scenes details.
Stationary Design and Distribution
We will work to create or find appropriate wedding stationary that will coordinate with your wedding style, preferences and budget. Once a selection of stationary has been compiled, we will review the options with you. We will then place the order as well as, stuff, address and mail your stationary. Weddings By Ashland will also collect all replies to ensure each guest is accounted for and cataloged appropriately in your client file.
Wedding Style & Design
We will create a file that is uniquely yours including all the ideas, notes, photos and preferences we discuss . Together, we will explore a variety of relative style & design options available within your budget. This file will help us determine your wedding style and design the wedding of your dreams!
Let’s take a close look at your wedding plans and evaluate the feasibility within your budget.
Some plans may be altered with the main goal of crafting a cohesive wedding vision
that can be executed seamlessly on your wedding day!
Your wedding team will coordinate between vendors and the rest of the wedding team
to ensure all objectives have been met to bring your wedding vision into reality.
Every last detail of an event needs to be planned out and timed just right to ensure smooth transition from one event to the next. Your wedding planner will walk through every seemingly miniscule detail from the minute you arrive at the venue to the minute you leave the venue. For more complex packages including Luxury, Surreal, Tranquility and Serenity, the wedding planner will also create timelines for delivery, set up, vendors and breakdown for use behind the scenes.
Accommodations, Hotels & Transportation
Do you have guests coming in from out of town? We are not travel agents but we can help to set up hotel reservations and arrange transportation for your guests as well as luxury transportation and accommodations for the wedding party!
It is customary to supply gift bags / welcome baskets to guests that require overnight accommodations in order to attend your wedding. These gift bags / welcome baskets can contain a number of items to say a heartfelt welcome! Gifts, travel toiletries, relaxing bath bombs, oils and creams, robes, slippers, snacks, drinks, brochures for local attractions, coupons or gift cards as well as a schedule of events before, during and after your wedding are common items found inside a gift bag or welcome basket. Your wedding team will happily prepare all bags or baskets and ensure they are delivered to each room before your guests arrive.
Meet & Greet
Let us organize a get-together to meet and greet all your guests upon arrival. This get-together serves as a mingle session to allow guests to meet one another and it gives you and your partner time to thank your guests for coming to celebrate with you! This event will transition into a cocktail hour to give you and your guests additional time to meet new friends and catch up with old friends!
Cocktail hour can be organized for you and your guests to mingle before sitting down for dinner. The organization of up to 2 cocktail hours (on 2 separate days) is in addition to the customary cocktail hour between the wedding and the reception.
A catered dinner customarily follows cocktail hour, especially on the day of guest arrival. Welcome your guests in style with a custom catered dinner or invite your guests to your favorite local restaurant.
Guests will be hungry and raring to go, not to mention that you and your partner should start your mornings with a healthy meal to keep you going strong through the day while you prepare for your special day! The organization of up to 2 Breakfast meals are in addition to the Post Wedding Brunch.
Spa, Lounge & Local Attractions / Excursions
While you and your wedding party are preparing yourselves for the wedding the following day, guests may choose to make appointments, visit local attractions or schedule excursions. Weddings By Ashland is happy to assist your guests in scheduling these activities provided they contact us within the time limits allotted.
If you are looking for a traditional wedding, some aspects of traditional weddings or customary proceedings of traditional weddings, we would be happy to guide you through the process of planning and scheduling everything needed for the traditional wedding.
A bridal shower is a celebration of the impending nuptials. Your close family and friends come together to celebrate in anticipation of your wedding. Guests often "shower" the bride or couple with housewares to assist in establishing a new home together or with cash contributions toward the cost of the wedding.
Bachelor / Bachelorette Parties
The wedding details have all been planned, the hard part is over and it's finally time to take a break! Kick back with your close friends, reminisce about your single days, celebrate your upcoming nuptials and just relax! How will you celebrate? Two separate parties or one big celebration? This isn't your grandmother's era, You can celebrate however you choose fit!
You are the star of the show! As with every great show, everyone needs to know their place and rehearse their part to ensure your wedding day is perfect on the first take! Rehearsal is typically scheduled ten days or less before the wedding.
A mock rehearsal can also be scheduled after venue selection, before invitations are printed, to ensure the wedding schedule is cohesive for wedding photos. This works best when the wedding planning begins more than 1 year before the wedding date, as ensuring a cohesive wedding schedule depends upon the time of year, sun/moon location/stage, etc.
It is customary for the groom’s parents to host a dinner after the wedding rehearsal. In these modern times, it is not uncommon for the bridal couple to host the dinner themselves as it is a way to relax, have a good time and thank your wedding party and guests for attending the wedding rehearsal.
Wedding Set-up / Clean-up
The last thing you want is to run around like a crazy person, totally exhausted and not able to enjoy your wedding. You don’t have to worry about the details of your wedding when you’ve got Weddings By Ashland as your right hand man or woman! It’s hard to prepare yourself for your special day if you have to do all the set up and decorating before the wedding and it really ruins the festive, romantic mood if you have to break down and clean up after your wedding! That’s why we take care of all that for you! We will return the event space to its original state, arrange for rentals to be returned and ensure that your personal items and gifts are delivered to your home or family liaison.
As with the wedding set-up / clean-up service, you don’t have to worry about the details of your wedding
when you’ve got Weddings By Ashland by your side! Let us handle all the decorating
while you spend your time getting ready for your special day!
Wedding Day Coordination
Murphy's Law states : "Everything that can go wrong, will go wrong!"
That's why you need a personal assistant to work behind the scenes!
Every planned and unplanned situation will be handled with discretion so that you can
focus on getting married to the love of your life and making incredible, once in a lifetime memories!
Post Wedding Brunch
Do you have guests coming in from out of town to attend your wedding? Your out of town guests went above and beyond to get here for your wedding. Honor and thank them with brunch the day after the wedding. Bid farewell to your guests in style!
Farewell, Thank you Rendezvous
One last farewell before your guests head home. A small get together on the way out of the overnight accommodations to say a quick farewell and safe travels to your guests, family and friends!
If you would like to honor your guests with a parting gift to take home with them, we will be happy to arrange the gift bags and have them ready and waiting for the Farewell, Thank You Rendezvous.