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Take A Break -  

 

Take time to enjoy your engagement! 

You are in charge of your wedding, so take as much time as you’d like to enjoy this new stage of your relationship!

 

You can start the wedding planning process with Weddings By Ashland up to 5 years in advance. If the venue you have your eye on has a waiting list longer than 5 years, just let us know, we will work with you to plan your wedding at your speed!

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Complimentary Wedding Webpage - 

 

Weddings By Ashland will create a custom wedding webpage just for your special day! Complimentary wedding webpages are connected to WeddingsByAshland.com and will be password protected for your privacy unless you choose to keep your webpage public! 

 

This webpage allows you to share invitations, information, updates, photos and more!

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Average Planning Hours -

Average 300+ Hours - LUXURY Wedding Weekend

>>>>>>Average 200+ Hours - SURREAL Plan & Design

>>>>>>>>>Average 156 Hours - TRANQUILITY Plan & Design

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Average 72 Hours - SERENITY Plan 

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Average 30 Hours - PEACE of Mind Coordination

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Engagement Photos - 

 

Weddings By Ashland will be happy to assist you in finding the right photographer for you and your partner, schedule your engagement photos and even attend the photo shoot with you to help in any way possible!

 

*Additional  Cost* Photographer fees, sitting fees, prints, etc. 

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Engagement Announcements - 

 

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!

 

*Additional Cost* Materials including announcements, envelopes, stamps, etc.

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Engagement Party - 

 

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 partners' families. Do you prefer an intimate gathering or a big blow out? Sit back and relax, 

Weddings By Ashland will take care of everything!

 

*Additional Cost* Venue & rental fees, catering fees, paper products, decorations, invitations including envelopes and stamps, etc. 

 

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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. 

 

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Venue Research & 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. 

 

*Maximum of 5 venue visits with the Tranquility Plan & Design 

*Unlimited venues & visits for both the Luxury & Surreal Packages.

*Additional Cost* Venue fees, transportation fees, tolls, access fees, etc.

 

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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.

 

* One Venue walkthrough included in the Peace of Mind Package.

*Up to 2 Venue walkthroughs included in the Serenity Package.

*Up to 3 Venue walkthroughs included in the Tranquility Package.

*Unlimited venue walkthroughs included with both the Surreal & Luxury Packages.

 

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Vendor Research & Selection -

 

We 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), Soundtech(s)/ DJ(s)/Band(s)/Musician(s), officiants, Caterers, etc.

 

*Maximum of 8 interviews included in the Serenity Package.

*Maximum of 12 interviews included in the Tranquility Package.

*Unlimited interviews included in the Luxury & Surreal Packages.

*Additional Cost* Interview fees, vendor services & contracts, service sample fees, transportation, vehicle rental, tolls, access fees, etc.

 

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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. 

 

*Maximum of 8 contract reviews included in the Serenity Package.

*Maximum of 12 contract reviews included in the Tranquility Package.

*Unlimited contact reviews included in both the Luxury & Surreal Packages.

*Additional Cost* Venue and vendor’s services, contracts, gratuity etc.

 

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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.

 

*Additional Cost* Vendor fees, service fees, delivery fees, gratuity, etc.

 

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Stationary Design & Selection -

 

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. 

 

*Additional Cost* Stationary including invitations, cards, stickers, envelopes, stamps, shipping fees,etc.

*Additional Cost* This concierge service can be added, a la carte to other packages,  for an additional fee. 

 

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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!

 

*Additional Cost* Rental items, delivery fees, shipping costs, decorations, etc. 

 

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Viable Visioning -

 

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.

 

*Additional Cost* Rental fees, equipment fees, service fees, vendor fees, etc.



 

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Timeline Development -

 

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. 

 

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Accomodations, Hotels & Transportation -

 

Whether you have guests coming in from out of town, you are hosting a destination wedding or hosting an extended wedding weekend, we can help you make appropriate accommodations available for your guests and your entire wedding party!

 

*Additional Cost* Overnight accommodations, transportation services, etc.

*Additional Cost* This concierge service can be added, a la carte to other packages, for an additional fee.

 

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Welcome Bags - 

 

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.

 

*Additional Cost* Baskets or bags, tissue paper, ribbons, gifts ,etc. 

*Additional Cost* This concierge service can be added, a la carte to other packages, for an additional fee.

 

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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!

 

*Additional Cost* Meeting space fees, beverage service fees, etc.

*Additional Cost* This service can be added, a la carte to other packages, for an additional fee.


 

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Cocktail Hour  - 

 

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 seperate days) is in addition to the customary cocktail hour between the wedding and the reception. 

 

*Additional Cost* Event space, bar service & catering  fees, etc.

 

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Welcome Dinner - 

 

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. 

 

*Additional Cost* Event Space, catering fees, etc.

 

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Breakfast - 

 

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. 

 

*Additional Cost* Event space, catering fees, etc.

 

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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. 

 

*Additional Cost* Services, attractions, excursions, transportation, etc. 

 

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Etiquette Guidance - 

 

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. 

 

*Additional Cost* Any items required to perform the traditional proceedings

 

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Bridal Shower - 

 

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.

 

*Additional Cost* Event space, catering fees, decorations, stationary,etc.

 

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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!

 

*Additional Cost* Event space, catering, decorations, apparel, wedding party gifts, activities, overnight and travel accommodations, etc.

 

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Wedding Rehearsal - 

 

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 1 or 2 days before your 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.

 

*Additional Cost* Venue fees, officiant fees, gratuity, etc. 

 

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Rehearsal Dinner - 

 

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. 

 

*Additional Cost* Venue fees, catering fees, gifts, gratuity, etc. 


 

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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. 

 

*Peace of Mind & Serenity, does not include decorating or rental return. Table landscape is included. Additional set-up / decorating can be done for an additional fee.

 

*Additional Cost* Venue fees, rental fees, shipping costs, transportation cost, etc.

 

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Wedding Decoration - 

 

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!

 

*Additional Cost* Decorations, hanging materials, etc.

 

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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 or 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!

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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!

 

*Additional Cost* Event Space, Catering, gifts, gratuity, etc.

 

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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!

 

*Additional Cost* Event Space, etc.

 

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Parting Gifts - 

 

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. 

 

*Additional Cost* Gift bags, tissue paper, stationary, gifts, etc.

 

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