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Reviewed On 12/27/2022 by Caroline D
Ashley and her team are truly incredible! We could not have imagined our big day being any more perfect, and Ashley is definitely to thank for that. She was there every step of the way and made us feel like everything was totally under control....
She is full of amazing ideas, her taste is great, she is extremely organized and detail oriented... she is simply the BEST and we are so lucky to have found her. Thank you Ashley, for everything!
Reviewed On 12/20/2022 by Halle G
Ashley guided me through every step of the wedding planning process and did it with such confidence and ease, EVEN when I decided to change florist a month before my wedding (the first one didn't get my vision and Ashley found me the perfect fl...
orist that nailed my vision). She broke the planning down into a totally manageable process and was always so personable and made me feel at ease with the planning. The day of the wedding, Ashley and her team crushed it. There was always a team member readily available and equipped with anything you can imagine needing. 5/5, highly recommend!
Reviewed On 12/09/2022 by Eloise D
Ashley is amazing in every way! She’s calm, kind, creative and extremely efficient. Wedding planning with her was an absolute pleasure
Reviewed On 12/08/2022 by Charlotte D
Ashley was absolutely amazing to work with from start to finish and I can’t imagine this whole process without her! ❤️ She is INCREDIBLE at what she does and also just an amazing person! ❤️
Reviewed On 10/07/2022 by Andrea B
Ashley was the best thing I could have ever imagined when it came to a day of coordinator. She started taking over digitally about a month out and from the first time we talked I knew her type A, kind, easy going personality was going to really...
care for our wedding and its details. She made sure all of the vendors were ready for drop offs, scheduled pick ups, provided advice and answers to all of my questions and honestly felt like part of our family that day. She was willing to help in any way that she could and always thought of the tiniest details to cover. The day ran perfectly and her team was more than professional. I cannot recommend her enough. We loved working with Ashley!
Reviewed On 9/05/2022 by Mary B
Ashley is the sort of person you want to spend time around when you are planning your wedding- she is friendly, positive, and will keep your wedding planning on track. We hired Ashley for partial planning and I'm so glad we hired her! Everyone ...
who met her at our wedding told us how knowledgeable, kind, and organized she and her team was. I had a blast at our wedding, it was even more fun than I had hoped it would be! Do yourself a favor and hire her for event planning!
Reviewed On 6/03/2022 by Gina V
If I can suggest one thing for wedding planning, it’s to budget in hiring Ashley and her team! I worked with Ashley as my 30 day coordinator and as soon as we starting working together, she hit the ground running. She sent me payment deadlines ...
for all of my other vendors, she put together a timeline for the wedding day and even added a packing list to make sure nothing was forgotten. Any small detail I mentioned to her was executed perfectly and she forgot nothing! There were so many moments where I said out loud “thank god for Ashley!” Not only is she the most organized person but she was also incredibly sweet and a true joy to be around. There was never a moment on my wedding day where I felt stressed and I can attribute that all to Ashley. Do yourself a favor and hire her and her amazing team!! Thank you for everything, Ashley!
Reviewed On 3/07/2022 by Susan K
My daughter's wedding was December 4, 2021, with separate venues for the ceremony and reception. There were multiple vendors needed and complex logistics! One of the best decisions we made, early on, was getting ASWE on board. Ashley's e...
xperience in the Columbus, Ohio, market was invaluable in finding great choices within our budget for everything from transportation to catering. She coordinated and followed up over the six or so months of intense planning and provided a detailed timeline to ensure the day went off perfectly. The many conversations and detailed planning culminated with a an event that was a true testament to ASWE's services from setup to tear down. The bride and groom, as well as our family, could be totally in the moment--enjoying the celebration and creating memories of a lifetime. I never once worried about the food, bar, transportation, music, etc. Many of our guests commented on it being the "most fun" of any wedding they had ever attended. We highly recommend ASWE if you are planning an event in the central Columbus area!
A separate shoutout to these amazing vendors including French Hen Farm, Avant Garde Impressions, Emma Parker Photography, Metro Cuisine, Short North Piece of Cake, Hoover Gardens and Gift Center, Short North Trolley, and Mai Chau Kitchen --- they are all top notch!
Reviewed On 12/12/2021 by Julie E
The BEST thing we did in preparation for our wedding was hiring Ashley!! She is so organized and detail-oriented, and she kept us on track throughout the entire planning process. Ashley gave me honest opinions about so many wedding details and ...
coordinated all of our vendors. Having her with us on our wedding day made us feel so calm knowing she had everything under control so we could just enjoy the day. Will 100% recommend her to everyone I know getting married in the future!
Reviewed On 8/30/2021 by Morgan L
Let me start out by saying I would absolutely 100% recommend Ashley Stephan for all your event planning needs. Throughout this crazy time, she helped to plan not one but two wedding celebrations for my husband and I. With original plans impacte...
d by Covid, Ashley was extremely helpful on pivoting plans and working with our vendors to make any adjustments. It was a stressful time but she made it feel easy! Ashley has a unique ability to get to know your individual style and preferences which led to our vision (and beyond!!!) come to life. Not only was she fantastic to work with in the planning process but her and her team made the day of feel smooth and effortless- if there was an issue, I certainly never noticed!! Ashley can truly do it all as I can speak from experience with both a micro wedding and a large reception. She’s organized, timely, works well with all types of personalities! Ashley is also extremely well-connected with fantastic vendors - she simply knows the wedding industry inside and out. Truly a rockstar, I’m SO thankful for all her help and support. Your day will be everything you hoped for working she’s Ashley!
Reviewed On 10/25/2019 by Tessa B
Ashley is seriously AMAZING! I am a wedding photographer and have had the privilege of working with her on both weddings and other events. Anytime she is on the team the day is guaranteed to run smoothly! She is so detail oriented, professional...
, and extremely thoughtful!!
Reviewed On 10/25/2019 by Jason F
I am a local wedding vendor that has worked with many clients over the years, and have seen many of them do it on their own or with a planner. The clients that we have worked with that have also been working with Ashley Stephan Weddings and Ev...
ents definitely seem to have quite an advantage over many others with her organization, experience and flawless attention to detail.
She not only makes things go very smoothly for the parts of the event that pertain to what the client needs with us, but I can't say enough about what the clients have mentioned and raved about her. Each and every one of them has said how they couldn't imagine doing this all as efficiently and effortlessly as they did, without having her there to help guide them through the process step by step.
Having a planner with this level of expertise and organization helps the bride and family with keeping things on track, and being sure to not lose focus on what should be planned first, second, third and so on. With the excitement that an event like this brings it is very easy to get off track, or not be sure as to what order to plan things in, or the deadlines that should be followed. Also, with the contacts that she has it can also save them quite a bit of time and stress by already knowing which vendors have the best quality and service - and for the best pricing - eliminating the need for the couple to do all the research on their own, and hope that they make the right decision based on her needs. This extra level of expertise and knowledge based on her years of experience and vendor relationships has proved itself as priceless.
As a vendor that works with her and her clients on a regular basis, I can say that the couples that we see working with her have a much clearer image of what they are needing, as well as a better understanding of their budgets and timeline as to when each thing is needed. We don't see any rushing, panicked or over-stressed couples in any stage with her, and they tend to be very calm and generally excited for what should be a very special event in their lives. And that makes our job easier as well as a vendor working to help in that process.
If you find yourself struggling a bit, or feeling a little overwhelmed with the planning process, we would recommend seeking out Ashley's help for sure. And if adding the price of a planner is any concern at all, just focus more on how much can actually be saved by having an expert in your corner that already knows where to get the best pricing and quality for your budget. The savings that can be reaped from that investment will definitely outweigh the cost. And on top of that, the piece of mind alone that everything will be perfect, enjoyable and memorable is worth the time seeking her out. Enjoying your big day as much as a guest would, and not being stressed about the behind the scenes, decorations and tear-down, or vendor timelines can be one of the best gifts you can give to yourself.
Reviewed On 6/28/2019 by Kaila B
Hiring Ashley as our full time wedding planner was easily the BEST thing we ever did. She is a true professional and put together the most beautiful wedding weekend for my husband and me. She recommended the absolute best vendors (Dalay Ket for...
decor/flowers and Jason at Avant Guarde for invitations, programs, etc. to name just a couple). Our only regret is that we didn’t take MORE of Ashley’s advice from the very beginning. She was a mediator for all vendors and the week before my wedding was honestly the most stress-free weekend of my whole life. Like I said, Ashley has the most amazing advice, vendor recommendations, and work ethic of anyone we encountered while wedding planning, and at the end of the day she was ALWAYS an advocate for our vision for our wedding day. She almost always responds to e-mails within 24 hours (usually less). She always eased my mind if I was worried about something and after a couple of months of working with her, I just stopped worrying because I knew I had the best planner and she could take care of it all! And lastly, Ashley is just overall a genuine and kind person and has definitely found her calling as an event planner.
Reviewed On 1/24/2019 by Caitlyn H
Ashley Stephan wedding events was one of the best parts of our wedding weekend. Ashley helped run our rehearsal and wedding day. Having a wedding planner makes the day so much more relaxing. She made sure we ran exactly according to schedule...
, everyone and everything got to the venue as scheduled, she handled communications with vendors and the event space, and helped clean everything up at the end of the evening. I can't imagine the pressure and fuss of a wedding day AND having to do everything she did. Having her there made it so we could enjoy our day and just focus on being the bride and the groom. Her attention to detail is impeccable, her communication is quick, and she was fully supportive of helping carry our vision for our wedding--dogs and all! She is so kind and lovely and is never flustered. Highly recommend Ashley!!!
Reviewed On 1/19/2019 by Ashlee S
I recently worked with Ashley for a Bat Mitzvah. When I tell you everything was absolutely amazing it was stunning. She is great at what she does and I cant wait to work with her again. If I could give her 10 stars I would.
Reviewed On 2/16/2018 by Colleen R
Prior to my wedding I would have thought a wedding planner was a total waste of money, but boy was I wrong! I now tell everyone #1 thing you can do for yourself is hire a planner- your sanity will thank you!! Everyone was amazed what a relaxed ...
bride I was and every time I told them that I had my planner to thank for that. Thanks to Ashley I was able to truly enjoy my day.
Working with Ashley was amazing. She was recommended to us by the wedding coordinator at our venue and I could have not been more pleased. At first Ashley stood back a bit so that she could gauge my level of interest in the planning process. Once she gauge my level of interest and had a couple of meetings with us to understand our style she was off.
She made great recommendations for vendors that were within our price range and was able to help us save money by working with vendors (she knew to ask if we could flip the pipe and drape from ceremony to reception, she asked if we could re purpose flowers, etc.) and also saved us money by letting us borrow some things that she had already had such as gold chargers. The amount she was able to save us with vendor discounts, knowing what to ask the vendors, and letting us borrow stuff paid for about 1/3 of her cost alone.
There are so many little things you don't think about on your wedding day (how are you going to do your hair/makeup while also directing vendors, checking on your venue setup, telling vendors parking/setup instructions? Do you really want to deal with cleaning up after the reception and making sure you have your table signage, veil, cake cutter, etc. when you have been up since the crack of dawn, all of your friends are going out after, and you are probably a little drunk?). With Ashley by your side you will only have to worry about one thing which is enjoying your day.
In addition to helping us with our wedding, she also planned the rehearsal dinner with my mother-in-law all remotely since my mother-in-law lives in Dallas and THAT turned out awesome as well (so if you live out of state, but are having a wedding here Ashley is capable of that!!)
If you want to have a great wedding that is not stressful and you want a day that you can enjoy and remember for the rest of your life-hire Ashley. If your budget allows for full planning I would highly recommend that service, but if your budget only allows for partial planning or something else it is still totally worth it! Thank you so much Ashley!!!
Reviewed On 1/18/2018 by Sarah C
I don't remember how I found Ashley, but I consider it divine intervention that I did! She was an asset to the entire planning process - professional, poised, organized. She was an advocate for my vision and wishes with vendors. She shared fant...
astic recommendations (Jason at Avant Garde Impressions and Dalay Ket Designs - these three together are the dream team!!). I have a very busy schedule due to work and a schedule that is difficult to deal with, and Ashley was supportive and accommodating. I cannot say enough good things. She would be one of the best investments of your wedding planning process!!
Reviewed On 12/02/2017 by Rachel W
If we could give 10 stars we would! We paid for a day of coordinator but we received a month of coordinator. Ashley's established relationships with other vendors (cake, catering, photographer) were crucial when it came to planning drop offs, p...
ick ups, timeline etc. Ashley is organized, professional, calming, connected, affordable and not to mention BEAUTIFUL. Only regret was that we didn't hire her sooner. Ashley created timelines for us to distribute to our families and bridal parties. She reviewed all contracts and contacted all vendors to confirm drop offs, balances and any additional lose ends. Ashley gave our venue a push when we weren't getting responses on items that were important to us. She encouraged us to ask for a refund when something wasn't delivered as sold. She truly was our advocate not just the day of, but the month of our wedding and in the following days. Ashley's extensive lists ensure that nothing falls between the cracks. She has our highest recommendation and we wish her much success in her business as she is excellent at it!
Reviewed On 4/20/2017 by Emma G
We cannot get over how crucial Ashley was to ensuring our wedding weekend went smoothly. In the beginning I had to convince my fiancé that she would be worth it and I think he pulled me aside about a dozen times during our wedding to sing her p...
raises and admit I was right.
I had done a lot of the planning and organizing myself but it was so so nice to meet with someone else who shared in my excitement for all things wedding related. She gave some great feedback and tips leading up to the wedding on everything from room layout to guest etiquette, which really helped because planning can be overwhelming – even for a self-described planning nerd.
We ran into a couple of snags throughout the weekend and Ashley handled them expertly – all while keeping me calm and our guests clueless to what was going on. I had an insane amount of confidence that she could handle any task or obstacle thrown our way.
Apart from her professionalism, great taste, skill and overall amazing ability to handle an event, she's just a nice person. Her positivity is apparent from the moment you meet her and we really truly do not know what we would have done without her.
Reviewed On 10/20/2016 by Malika J
We were so grateful to have Ashley as our Day-of-Coordinator at our wedding at Bryn Du Mansion in Granville (8/15/15). She is everything you want on that day - someone calm and collected, organized, respectful of your families, friends and othe...
r vendors, and interested in the smallest details. Ashley was easy to work with - she was communicative, flexible with our schedules and needs, and took care of things without having to be asked or asking, which is such a relief on that day. Not to mention, she's beautiful and friendly to boot, so she'll blend in with your guests! Our families and friends still rave about what a great job she did!
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