Something so romantic...

We remove the stress that comes with planning a wedding so that you can focus on meaningful moments with those that you love and fully experience the joy that this season has to offer. We strive to preserve relationships in a season of life where emotions are heightened, thoughtful intentions are misread, and the potential for ruined relationships is high while ensuring  your voice is not lost in the planning process.  Our goal is to transform the culture currently surrounding weddings, one couple at a time, by infusing Southern Hospitality and efficient expertise to ensure couples understand that we are here for them not for the bottom line. When working with our team you can expect Kindness, Helpfulness, Common Courtesy, Respect, and Politeness. 

Wedding Experience

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You know a marriage is about so much more than the wedding. You're building a life together, not just an elegant event. 

You're not just looking for an Instagram-able shot... you are looking to create meaningful memories with the ones that you love most.  

Your event is going to be a PARTY. When the reception comes, you'll be ready to let your hair down and celebrate! 

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The Sweetly Southern Bride...

the wedding experience

step by step, here's what to expect

Planning

During this phase we are getting to know more about you, your wedding vision, and all of your personal preferences for your wedding day! We will work together to establish a budget. and once the budget is set we will move on to selecting the venue and major vendors for your big day! This phase contains two meetings with your wedding planner, a Budget Meeting, and a Planning Meeting. Brides who select Full Planning or Partial Planning  will start here.  

Design

During this phase we will work together to craft elements of the wedding day that showcase your personal love story! We will determine a theme for the wedding, a color scheme, an overall feeling you wish your guests to experience. We will develop a mood board that fits your theme and color scheme, and then move forward with selecting vendors to bring your vision to life. We will ensure that the smallest detail in your wedding day expresses those desires! This phase contains one meeting with your Wedding Planner, the Design Meeting. Brides who select Wedding Day Management with Design will start here.  

Coordination

This is where everything starts to come together. During this phase we will draft the "Wedding Timeline" that works with the venue’s contract and the allotted hours. I will work with the remaining vendors to ensure the timeline is optimal for each of them. This is where you will see me take the reins in your wedding planning as I begin to facilitate all of the moving pieces into a streamlined process. This phase contains one meeting with your Wedding Planner, the Coordination Meeting. Brides who select Wedding Day Management will start here.  

Execution

Take a deep breath because we are one week out from the big day! Exciting things are happening! At this point in the planning you should not be thinking about anything other than enjoying these moments and soaking in the memories with family and friends! I am sending the vendors the final timelines and handling emails and logistics for you, acting as the main point of contact for your big day. I will coordinate the rehearsal to ensure all parties are aware of their roles and responsibilities and I will coordinate and manage your wedding day!

"Ashleigh and her team at Sweetly Southern Events were absolutely wonderful, and we would not have been able to pull off our wedding successfully without them! Ashleigh's communication was wonderful, from beginning to end. She is incredibly well organized and helped us walk through the process from start to finish, and made sure we were prepared for all of the little details involved in wedding planning, including ones I didn't even think about! I gave Ashleigh and the team some instructions but also some leeway with the design and set-up, and I was blown away by how beautiful and professional everything looked at the reception. They even had to do the last-minute decoration of our wedding cake, and it was simply beautiful! I could not recommend Ashleigh and the Sweetly Southern Events team more for your wedding planning!" — Erin and Josh

Erin & Josh, DC War Memorial

"Ashleigh is incredibly well organized!"

"Working with Ashleigh has been an incredible experience. Ashleigh is in this business to help couples make their dream day happen and that is very evident in everything she does. I knew from the first phone call with her that she was unique- she wanted to get to know us as a couple and she took the time to understand our history and preferences so that she could help us better. She was always quick to communicate and happy to help. She really thinks of every detail. I would HIGHLY recommend Ashleigh for planning your big day! She has a big heart and great organizational skills and it is a pleasure to work with her."  — Angela and Harsh

Angela and Harsh

"She is everything you want in a wedding planner-organized, professional, friendly, and creative."

"Ashleigh and her team are absolutely unparalleled in their service, professionalism, and value. Ashleigh is kind, funny, so organized, full of amazing suggestions, extremely well connected, calm, and excited for me. It is so obvious how much she truly CARES about her clients and making their wedding experience as fun and happy as possible. On our meeting with our caterer, he declared that Ashleigh's day-of schedule and itinerary was "the best and most organized I have seen in my 30+ years of catering". She truly goes above and beyond the call of duty. Not only was Ashleigh an absolutely incredible wedding planner/coordinator, I now consider her a great friend as well. My wedding would not have been half as amazing if it wasn't for Ashleigh and her team. HIRE her!"  — Cara

Cara and Bret, Historic Rosemont Springs

"Aside from choosing my groom, it was the best decision I made for our wedding!"

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This wedding package is perfect for the bride who has selected their venue and the majority of their vendors but is looking for assistance with completing the rest of their vendor team.  We will pick up the planning process where you left off and assist with all details leading up to wedding day management.  

This wedding package is perfect for the bride who has a solid grasp on gathering the vendor team but is looking for assistance with the design aspect of the wedding day.  We will assist with bringing your wedding day vision to life  with a design board and the selection of associated vendors through wedding day management. 

This wedding package is perfect for the bride that is comfortable with planning and designing their own wedding but is looking for someone to execute their wedding vision and manage the vendor team. Beginning three months out from the big day we will coordinate your vendor team, develop your wedding day timeline, execute your rehearsal and be on site to manage every aspect of your wedding day. 

Partial Wedding PLanning

Wedding Day Management WIth Design

Wedding Day Management

Starting at $3,995.00

Starting at $1,995.00

Starting at $2,995.00

Investment

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This curated wedding package is perfect for the busy bride looking to enjoy this season of life rather than focusing on the details that go into planning every aspect of the wedding. We help plan your wedding from start to finish. Every detail from selecting vendors, coordinating timelines, and pulling off a successful event is safely in our hands!   

Full Wedding PLanning

Starting at $4,995.00

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