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Reviewed On 10/13/2020 by William P
Working with B. Mingled made the difficult wedding planning during the disaster year 2020 not only more tolerable, but they ensured an smooth day and amazing experience for everybody. They helped us find and hire our vendors (floral, catering, ...
officiant, music, and dessert) with ease. They asked all the questions we never imagined. They helped us plan and re-plan our day as the worldly situation dictated. They made sure we had a flawless day without stress, besides nerves and excitement.
Reviewed On 10/09/2020 by Allison P
I have been trying to put into words for two months now the experience I had with Ashly and the B-mingled team. And I have come to the decision that there really are no words to describe the immense amount of gratitude I have for Ashly! Ashly w...
as hands down the very best decision we made. She was extremely organized, calm and collected through the entire process. She even awed the venue team at our final walk through! She was consistently checking in and revising the timeline, as working with COVID threw a HUGE wrench in MANY of our original plans. 14 days out we had to change the location of our ceremony and Ashly not only took the news gracefully but sprang into action making a whole new plan work seamlessly. During the event she was a source of comfort and if there was ANYTHING that did happen that wasn't planned I had no idea. She was magically.
Reviewed On 9/29/2020 by Becky H
Words won't really do justice to just how thankful I am for Ashly and the Bmingled team.Trust me when I say Bmingled are the best planners on the planet.
Where do I start? Do I tell you that Ashly advocated for us and helped us with every step...
of the wedding planning process? Do I tell you how Ashly executed a flawless event under even the most unique circumstances? Do I tell you how Ashly kept us calm and moving towards our goal even with what seemed like insurmountable obstacles? Or do I tell you how I trust Ashly with my vision and walked into a ceremony and reception that was even more beautiful than I imagined?
Well dear reader. I'll tell you that Ashly and the team at Bmingled are absolutely fantastic. Of all of my vendors, I am most thankful that we had Ashly. I will forever treasure the photos and videos but I am so grateful to Ashly and her team because they made our wedding day the most amazing day of my life. Both my husband and I later turned to each other and said it was as if we were floating through a dream. Everything was taken care of. I blinked and it was already done. Ashly and her team are magic. They just might be fairies. :)
I could write a novel singing the praises of Ashly and Bmingled but I will leave you with: do yourself a favor and hire Bmingled.
Reviewed On 8/31/2020 by Jen A
Hands down the best decision we made in our wedding planning process was hiring Alyssa from B.Mingled. I interviewed a few different wedding planners, but felt this instant connection with Alyssa when we spoke that I couldn't let go of. We didn...
't have a big budget and their services were a bit above what we originally wanted to spend, but I pushed for it and told my fiancé (now husband) that it just felt like the right choice. And WOW, I am so glad I did. The pandemic hit and we unfortunately had to postpone our wedding from May to August, and then subsequently downsize from 175 to 20 guests. Alyssa was there for us through everything--helping us navigate the crazy decisions we were having to make, cross-checking date availability for postponing with our vendors, and became a shoulder to cry (and scream) on as we dealt with everything the pandemic threw at us. Throughout everything, even before the pandemic, she was organized, timely, and responsive. On our wedding day, she made sure everything happened smoothly and went above and beyond what we expected to ensure our day was perfect. We're planning a reception in 2021 once it is safer to have large gatherings again, and have already hired Alyssa for that as well because we can't imagine having that event without her. I could probably go on for several more paragraphs on why Alyssa and B.Mingled are all around incredible but I'll end it with this--If you are looking to hire a wedding planner or month-of coordinator, B.Mingled is the only company you need to talk to. Don't waste your energy interviewing anyone else. Alyssa is someone who truly cares about you, that you will become friends with and want to stay in touch with after your wedding, and who will do everything in her power to ensure your wedding day is the best day ever. I will be forever grateful to have met her and gotten to work with her for our wedding.
Reviewed On 4/10/2020 by Taylor D
We hired Senta and the B.Mingled as our wedding coordinator and florist! And they did a FABULOUS job!! Senta was extremely responsive to any and all of my questions and made the entire process very easy! The florals turned out exactly as we ima...
gined, and our venue looked absolutely flawless. The planning was also impeccable! I did not have to worry about a SINGLE THING on our big day all thanks to B.Mingled! Thank you Senta and team!
Reviewed On 3/16/2020 by Rachel H
I got married at the St. Regis on February 29th 2020.
How do I even begin to describe how much I love B. Mingled events?!? If you are looking for a planner that plans the perfect wedding that you must go with B. Mingled. From the very first ph...
one call I knew that B. Mingled and Ashly were something extra special. She came and did an interview for us to work with her on her birthday. Who does that? Not only that but she was the only planner that I met with that had a proposal sent to me by the end of business that day. In the wedding industry many vendor overprice what they can do. B. Mingled never did that they always delivered above my expectations.
From a planning standpoint any single question I had or any concerns I had she would answer with 24 hours if not less. My mother from the beginning of wedding planning didn't think a wedding planner was necessary. I can tell you at the end of the night at my wedding my mom goes, "WOW hiring Ashly was hands down the best decision we made for the whole wedding." My husband said the exact same thing.
Ashly relieved the stress of the planning process. From working with our vendors to coordinating all the little logistic that I didn't even think about. She made sure that the day was executed perfectly. I'm a type A gal, very detail oriented and very picky. I can tell you this Ashly went beyond my expectations and made everything so simple and easy to do. I keep saying that, but I really am that picky, so I HAVE to keep highlighting it. The whole wedding process was enjoyable because of her.
A month before my wedding we had an emergency situation where we had to change the photographer. We had decided to go with one of my husband friends, not realizing that she was a portrait photographer and not a fully wedding photographer. Ashly was the one that pointed this out and so did my sister in law. Last minute my husband and I decided we had to change photographers. Ashly help me find someone that was one of the best photographer in Washingtonian, this was not part of her job considering we did partial planning but she delivered. I don't know what we would have done without her in that situation. It was very stressful yet she made it seem okay.
Our day was perfect because of her and B. Mingled. If you don't hire them you are making a horrible mistake.
They are simply the best. Thank you Ashly for making my dream wedding a reality. I cannot thank them enough.
Reviewed On 1/18/2020 by Anastasia J
My husband and I could not recommend Ashly Townsend and the B.Mingled team enough. We've known Ashly now for almost two years as she planned my sister's wedding in June 2019 and then ours in January 2020. She made the wedding planning process f...
eel so much more manageable than I ever expected and helped us navigate everything from vendor selections to family dynamics. The wedding day itself was a dream - we didn't have to worry about a thing! She truly goes above and beyond - just before the ceremony we noticed that a seam on my dress had opened and Ashly was able to repair it quickly with her emergency sewing kit. She truly is amazing! Aside from her extraordinary organizational skills and professionalism, she is one of the kindest, most genuine individuals I've ever met. We will surely be recommending her to all of our recently engaged friends!
Reviewed On 11/12/2019 by Lauren B
Ashly and the B.Mingled team were an absolute joy to work with! From start to finish, Ashly exceeded our expectations. I had talked with a few other coordinators in the early planning phases and within the first few minutes of talking with Ashl...
y, I knew she was it! She’s so warm, friendly, professional, organized, knowledgeable, and just all around EASY to work with (and trust me, that’s what you want)! At times when I was very stressed out a few weeks leading up to the wedding, Ashly was not only the perfect coordinator, but she was also a friend. Throughout the process, Ashly was always willing and available to hop on the phone, she was extremely responsive via email, and she was always thorough and detail-oriented in her responses. She listened to any of my concerns and valued my input/opinions - it was clear that she wanted our big day to be what we wanted, which meant a lot to us. Ashly was our “rock” and go-to person for any and all questions. We trusted her more than anyone else we worked with, which brought us such comfort!
When it came to the wedding day, Ashly and her assistant were busy keeping things organized and running smoothly. I knew if I needed something that all I needed to do was go to her. But, everything was already planned and executed so perfectly that I didn’t have to think about anything during the wedding other than the joy and love that I was feeling with my new husband, family and friends. Ashly truly understood my vision - I was amazed at how beautiful everything looked and could not have been more pleased with how all the decorations turned out. After the wedding, many family and friends expressed to us how much they loved Ashly and how great they thought she was!
Working with Ashly was the best decision we made in our wedding planning process. I’m sure the rest of the B.Mingled team is just as amazing and talented - so if you’re looking for a wedding coordinator, look no further! You will not be disappointed. THANK YOU Ashly and the rest of the team for being so wonderful and brining our vision to life!
Reviewed On 11/11/2019 by Olivia B
We could not have more wonderful things to say about Senta and the B Mingled team. We utilized their partial planning package. In the months before the wedding, Senta was a trusted third party to ask for advice or opinions, and also provided so...
me of the best vendor recommendations. However, what I couldn't have even imagined was how valuable she would be on the weekend of our wedding. From dealing with a rain plan B, to magically making sure everything detail was perfectly placed, to saving our sentimental items at the end of the day and locking them up in our cars, she was reliable, organized, and so so so kind. We loved working with her and highly recommend B Mingled.
Reviewed On 9/30/2019 by Gayelin L
I had the great pleasure of working with Alyssa and her staff on my niece's wedding and she went above and beyond my expectations. Given I'm the executive producer of Summerfest, The World's Largest Music Festival and very particular, that is ...
high praise, indeed! Alyssa was responsive, professional, insightful and a lot of fun to work with and made my niece's big day extra special. I would highly recommend her and the team at B.Mingled!!
Reviewed On 9/23/2019 by Jay G
My entertainment company Xen Live provided live music and DJ service to a client at Kalero Vineyards on 9/21/2019. Ashly from B.Mingled was the wedding planner for this client and she is one of the best I've worked with in Northern Virginia. ...
Her attention to detail, timely communication, and planning skills are top notch. She provided a very detailed schedule ahead of time which allowed me to conduct my own internal planning process with the band and DJ service. While on-site, I worked closely with Ashly to ensure the entire timeline was executed as planned. There is a lot of moving parts in regards to entertainment, song cues, flow of events, speeches, and other key moments that must be planned in great detail and Ashly was on top of everything. With her help I was able to facilitate the live music, DJ, and MC service without any issues at all. The day went extremely well and the couple was very pleased. I highly recommend Ashly and B.Mingled and would love to work with her again.
Owner, Xen Live
Reviewed On 9/10/2019 by Jessica L
My fiancee and I worked with Alyssa from B. Mingled for full service planning. From our first call, I knew that Alyssa was efficient, organized, and going to make our lives 100% easier. She did not disappoint. Her knowledge and prior experie...
nce with vendors in the area was invaluable. Ultimately, our wedding was stunning, ran smoothly, and we got to enjoy it, because of Alyssa. I can not say enough good things about Alyssa!
Reviewed On 8/28/2019 by Alice G
I would without a doubt recommend Ashly to anyone. I can be a type "A" person when it comes to organization and working with Ashly was an absolute dream. She is impeccably organized, efficient, responsive, professional, and helpful. She is kind...
and also assertive, making her the type of person you want on your team, especially for such a big day/event. Our wedding day was much more relaxed having her there making sure everything went smoothly behind the scenes. Throughout the planning process my now husband and I said to each other multiple times how we really felt that we lucked out having found her. I can not recommend her enough. She is the best.
Reviewed On 8/25/2019 by Danielle D
Alyssa was amazing! She payed attention to every detail and her organization blew our minds. She has an amazing relationship with all the vendors we had, which gave us a huge sigh of relief; especially helpful because we lived on the opposite c...
oast of where are wedding was. She was everything we wanted and more!
Reviewed On 7/10/2019 by Ali N
I am a very detail-oriented person and am certainly a planner myself, so we needed to find someone who we trusted completely to take on the final details the last few weeks before the wedding and day of. And boy was Ashly it! She is so responsi...
ve, easy to talk to, and truly knows her stuff. There were so many little details that we never would have thought of, and hiring Ashly as our Month-of-Coordinator was one of the best decisions we could have made. It’s unbelievable how many little things pop up right before the wedding, and she helped us stay at ease the entire time — from guiding us through issues with other vendors to recommendations on minor tweaks to the timeline. We spoke numerous times within the 6 weeks leading up to the wedding, and that was no problem. Wedding day moves by quickly and you want to relax and enjoy it, not stress about whether vendors are on time to the venue or whether it’s time or not to go cut the cake. Having someone there who could guide you through the day and help be there to fix anything that may go wrong was absolutely necessary. I got mud on my wedding dress while trying to take pictures in the grass, and Ashly and her team had an emergency kit right there for me — gone in seconds! Then we had a mishap with our officiant’s license. No problem, Ashly had called in a favor and got someone there before I even knew what was going on. It was a perfect day and we are so glad we had the perfect team.
Reviewed On 6/30/2019 by Monica T
Senta was amazing! We hired B.Mingled for the "day of" but starting working with her about 2 months in advance. She immediately knew all of the ins and outs and understood our vision for what we wanted. Once the big day arrived, we didn't have ...
to worry about a single thing and it was as if she read our minds. We couldn't have asked for a better experience and loved working with her and her team. Definitely recommend!!
Reviewed On 12/27/2018 by Mindi G
We are so incredibly happy with our choice of B.Mingled as our day-of-coordinator. Alyssa was a complete joy to work with from the beginning. She kept us all on track in the days leading up to the wedding and did her best to keep us all in li...
ne the day of ;-). Our initial goal was to try to do this all ourselves; however, at the suggestion/request of our event coordinator at the resort we went ahead with a day-of-planner. SERIOUSLY - One of the best decisions we made and worth every penny and more! We didn't have to worry about any of the small (or large) details on our big day and were able to just live in the moment! If you are on the fence - take our advice, Hop off, you won't be sorry!!
Reviewed On 11/23/2018 by Keri (
Hire B.Mingled if you want an absolutely perfect wedding or event. My coordinator Alyssa (Rudat) Carl made my day easy, special, and perfect. All along the way, she was available and on top of my wedding plans. She was so responsive and positiv...
e. She was highly organized and kept track of all the details, even the smallest were documented and taken care of. When I needed to attend to a family emergency, she was there to ensure the wedding continued to be managed perfectly. On the day of, she was present to manage everything, but kept it relaxed and solved any questions or “problems” (if there were any!) without a hitch. She made my day easy and special for me. I highly recoomend B.Mingled (and esp Alyssa!) if you want your day to be perfect.
Reviewed On 11/02/2018 by Katy B
My daughter and I worked with Alyssa Rudat for planning my daughter’s wedding. Her advice and hard work was extremely helpful. I did not think we needed a coordinator because we had planned so carefully ourselves. Looking back, I am so glad ...
we enlisted Alyssa’s services. Thanks to her everything ran very smoothly and we got to enjoy the wedding. Alyssa was on top of everything.
Reviewed On 10/15/2018 by Grace F
Alyssa Rudat of B. Mingled was an absolutely amazing wedding planner. For background, we wanted a short engagement (got engaged at the end of May 2018) and wanted to get married the first week of October 2018 (got married October 6, 2018) when ...
the weather is so beautiful in Leesburg, Virginia. Not only was Alyssa an amazing wedding planner in general, she was able to plan our perfect dream wedding in less than 4 months – we first met with Alyssa in the middle of June 2018. Just being able to pull off a successful wedding in that timeline alone is an incredible achievement – and our wedding was more than just successful, it was absolutely perfect!
Alyssa’s experience and expertise as a wedding planner made all of our wedding wishes come true and helped make our wedding exactly how we envisioned. Not only did Alyssa help plan and execute our entire wedding, but also our entire rehearsal and Welcome Reception (all wedding guests were invited) for the night before the wedding. Both the Welcome Reception and Wedding were amazing events! Both the Welcome Reception, Wedding Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, and Wedding Reception progressed so smoothly and on schedule that my husband and I were able to relax and truly enjoy the magic of our special day with our friends and family. It was simply perfect.
Alyssa was always very responsive, professional, poised, and gracious at all times. I cannot thank her enough for being there for us from start to finish, being so patient with me, and putting up with all of my questions, worried texts/emails/phone calls, and being flexible with any last-minute changes and my indecisiveness.
For example, when our original wedding caterer cancelled unexpectedly and unprofessionally, Alyssa saved the day. Alyssa was able to that day at the last minute get us a way better caterer for even less than our catering budget. The food was excellent – which has been reiterated to us by every wedding guest we have spoken to since the wedding.
Another example of Alyssa saving the day was with our wedding invitations and printed items. Given our short engagement and tight timeline to get wedding invitation out – and when I realized I did not love any of the invitations on the usual websites and wanted to have a customized wedding invitation suite design, custom information cards, and a custom RSVP card since all wedding guests were invited to attend the Welcome Reception on Friday, Wedding on Saturday, and Post-Wedding Brunch on Sunday – Alyssa introduced me to a very talented local wedding invitation designer who I was able to work closely with to personally design the most beautiful wedding invitation suite, wedding monogram, and all of our other custom design and printed materials used throughout the wedding. It all worked out wonderfully - all of the designs, invitations, and printed materials were absolutely beautiful!
I highly recommend hiring Alyssa Rudat at B. Mingled as your wedding planner! Alyssa will ensure that your wedding will be more perfect than you ever thought possible!
Reviewed On 10/05/2017 by Katelynn M
The best choice I made as a bride was to put my plans and ideas in the hands of these talented, wonderful ladies. They brought my vision to full expression and executed it perfectly. My day was something I got to enjoy and I will forever be g...
rateful for that. If you are NOT sure whether or not to get a coordinator, I cannot tell you how this was the best decision I made. They took on our wedding as their own with love and care. B.Mingled is a class act- trustworthy, communicative, step-above the rest in the DC Metro area.
Reviewed On 5/13/2017 by Jasmine C
Y'all, we got married LAST NIGHT and I am so happy we hired B. Mingled that I feel compelled to write a review right now. Ashly was technically our "month of coordinator" but, in reality, she was so much more than that. From the moment we met u...
p about a two months out from the wedding I felt so much more at ease about all the moving pieces and was so comfortable leaving our big day in her able hands. From day one she was responsive, attentive to detail, well organized, creative, and firm when she needed to be. Our wedding was non traditional and she listened carefully to all the little quirks we had in mind and executed them flawlessly. It was forecasted to rain on our outdoor wedding at Morven Park so there were a ton of additional details to work out just days before the wedding. I was devastated and panicked and all around so upset. Ashly handled everything and came up with the best contingency plan, even while I cried and complained. On the day of, Ashly took on everything that came at her (including me losing my vows and my mother being twenty minutes late to the ceremony) with a smile and a "no problem, we can do this." Toward the end of the night we couldn't find the lock box meant to hide the keys to my car so she could load it up with decor for clean up. It turns out it had fallen off somewhere by the ceremony site and she went out IN THE RAIN and found it. She was an absolute godsend - the best I could have asked for and you would be so so lucky to have her. THANK YOU, ASHLY AND B MINGLED for making our day flawless.
Reviewed On 1/14/2016 by Katherine R
I got married on New Years Eve and B.Mingled did all my flowers for my wedding day. They are absolutely amazing! The flowers were so gorgeous and fresh and looked beautiful. Senta and Rang are such lovely people to work with. They were amazing ...
from the beginning to the end and did everything I wanted and more! I would highly recommend them to anyone!!!