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Athens Wedding Planners | Wedding Venues in Athens | Day-of Coordinators | Athens Georgia | Currahee Club Toccoa | New York Jets | Dalton Freeman | Ashley Rae Events
Love love love this girl, when she says she works hard she isn’t kidding AND she looks fabulous while doing it! I had the pleasure of working with her for my wedding day. As a bride I know all those thoughts that go through your mind as you’re browsing through pinterest. It caused me lots of sleepless nights! But when I met with Ashley absolutely everything that was jumbled up in my head was made clear. She laid out a schedule for me, which if you’re an organized person like …me it’s awesome, she stayed at rehearsal with us and made sure everything went how I imagined it for the day of. We didn’t have anything to play music on for our wedding party processional so she played the different songs on her phone walking next to the bridal party so they could keep the pace to the song. And my goodness did she come through on my wedding day. If we needed anything all we had to do was say it and she was there with it in a flash. Everything was taken care of and not once while I was getting ready did I worry about anything. She made sure that my now husband didn’t catch a glimpse of me during my outside photos before the wedding (and that was quit a chore because I freaked out every time I saw someone walking out there lol) Any conflict on the day of was handled so gracefully by her and I truly mean that. She went so above and beyond for us that day, especially me. When I had a small melt down she smiled and told me to just breathe through it! She is hands down the best wedding coordinator I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with. She genuinely loves her job and her clients. Thank you for making my day that much more special!
— Haley

I wanted to take a moment and thank these amazing girls for making our wedding so perfect! My wife and I can’t thank you enough for not only making everything absolutely GORGEOUS, but your kindness and professionalism is top notch. We are eternally thankful, and can’t wait to have you plan our baby shower(s) hopefully 🙂 Two Happy Brides
— Brianna
 
Ashley was tremendous help with my daughter’s wedding. She truly went over and above what I expected. She helped coordinate all vendors before the wedding and assisted greatly with the timeline. The day of the wedding she kept everything running smoothly and stepped in whenever needed. I would highly recommend her and Lindsey for your wedding!
— Brenda
Athens Wedding Planners | Wedding Venues in Athens | Day-of Coordinators | Athens Georgia | Gay Weddings | Same-sex Weddings | Ashley Rae Events
Athens Wedding Planners | Wedding Venues in Athens | Day-of Coordinators | Athens Georgia | 9 Oaks Farm | Ashley Rae Events
Athens Wedding Planners | Wedding Venues in Athens | Day-of Coordinators | Athens Georgia | Historic Smithonia Farm | Ashley Rae Events

Overall:
Ashley is absolutely AMAZING. We feel so lucky that she was a part of our wedding! We would definitely recommend her to anyone who is thinking about a wedding planner or day-of coordinator.

In detail:
I am a very Type-A personality, and I hate not being able to control things, so I knew that I would want to have control over the details of our wedding. BUT I knew that for our wedding day I wanted to make sure that I (and my groom, and our moms) did not have to worry about anything. I wanted us to be able to relax and just enjoy the day, so I knew that we would need to hire a day-of coordinator. We had meetings with a couple different coordinators but after we met with Ashley we knew we had found our coordinator. Her professional manner and outgoing personality really put us at ease, and she seemed like she really had it together.

Even though we just hired her for day-of coordination, she was a great help throughout the entire planning process. Every time I emailed her with a question, she would respond within a day (most of the time within a couple of hours) with answers, suggestions, examples or just reassuring words. She even came to our planning meeting at the venue with us so she could make sure she knew all the details. She kept track of all our vendors and put together a detailed timeline for us so that we would know everything that was supposed to happen, from hair and makeup people arriving to flowers being delivered to toasts during the reception. It was so helpful.

On the day of our wedding everything went off without a hitch, and Ashley was able to set everything up and decorate the venue EXACTLY the way we had pictured it. We know that we wouldn’t have been able to have such a beautiful and stress-free wedding day without Ashley Rae as our coordinator!
— Laura

Hiring Ashley Rae Events for my daughter’s wedding was the best money spent. I totally relaxed the wedding day and knew the small problems were handled! It was a perfect day.
— Chris
I never understood how necessary you guys were until rehearsal and wedding day. I cannot begin to explain how smoothly everything went and how much I love having you, Jaymi and Megan there. Y’all made the wedding the best. Thanks again!
— Sierra
 
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I had an excellent time with Ashley Watts, she really knows what she’s doing even when I didn’t. She explained what to do, How to do it and when it needed to be done. I had no clue what I was doing and she was there every step of the way to guide me. I even had guests at my wedding compliment her on how well everything went. I was told it was the MOST relaxed wedding they’d ever been to and everyone enjoyed it even when it was pouring down rain. I wouldn’t want anyone else to have done my wedding, she was indescribably amazing.
— Brenda
Athens Wedding Planners | Wedding Venues in Athens | Day-of Coordinators | Athens Georgia | The Classic Center | Ashley Rae Events
Athens Wedding Planners | Wedding Venues in Athens | Day-of Coordinators | Athens Georgia | Graduate Athens | The Foundry | Ashley Rae Events
Athens Wedding Planners | Greg Hall Weddings | Wedding Venues in Athens | Day-of Coordinators | Athens Georgia | The Mill Jefferson | Ashley Rae Events

Ashley Rae Events provided day-of reception planning services for my wedding. Lindsey and another employee worked my event. She was extremely responsive, flexible, and helpful. I had a last minute change in my Maid of Honor and Lindsey handled it so professionally. She stayed in contact with me the entire day of the wedding, providing updates. Ashley Rae Events also provided additional signage, decoration ideas, and a timeline for the vendors. Lindsey made my wedding day completely stress free. She was there from the set-up, to the take-down and I didn’t have to worry about anything. Lindsey coordinated with the vendors during set-up, handed out last minute checks, set out our flowers, made sure, our reception stayed on a timeline, and drove the left over food, wine, and decorations back to the hotel after the event. She even drove my husband and I back to the hotel from the reception! I can’t recommend them highly enough!
— Emily

Jamee Smith did an absolutely amazing job with our wedding. It was absolutely stunning! I had some ideas for the tables but she took what I gave her and ran with it. She has amazing eye for design. She is so personable and has such a calming personality perfect for working with stressed brides and she is so organized throughout the planning process. I would highly recommend her services to anyone planning a wedding!
— Unknown Source
Ashley was the most professional young woman but at the same time also seemed like we have known her a lifetime. So calming the day of the Wedding for both me and my daughter. Reassuring that everything was complete and in order and it was. My daughter’s request were all done and went off beautifully. We appreciate all the hard work of many months to accomplish this beautiful day.
— Debbie
We are so glad we decided to go with Ashley Rae Events! Jamee Smith was my day-of coordinator and she was so wonderful to work with! She is so professional and upbeat-it really made the day go so well. My husband and I had some general ideas for the day and she really helped to guide us through the details with lists and suggestions. It was very easy to get in touch with Jamee and Ashley if we needed anything and they handled unexpected situations so professionally! Jaymi was her assistant for our wedding and she was so helpful as well-she was even am impromptu florist when I had extra flowers from my bridesmaids’ bouquets that she added to our DIY decorations. My husband accepted a job that moved us across the country the week after the wedding so it was a HUGE relief to have Jamee take over communicating with our vendors right before the wedding.

For the budget-wary brides: I wasn’t sure about spending the extra money for a coordinator with our smaller budget and having friends and family who were willing to help out. I’m so glad we invested in a coordinator because everyone was able to relax and enjoy the wedding. There were so many details that would have been lost without Jamee’s experience and I think it is worth the investment if your budget allows.

Thank you ladies!
— Jessica
Athens Wedding Planners | Wedding Venues in Athens | Day-of Coordinators | Athens Georgia | Graduate Athens | The Foundry | Ashley Rae Events
Athens Wedding Planners | Wedding Venues in Athens | Day-of Coordinators | Athens Georgia | Creature Comforts | Downtown Athens | Ashley Rae Events
Athens Wedding Planners | Wedding Venues in Athens | Day-of Coordinators | Athens Georgia | Creature Comforts | Downtown Athens | Ashley Rae Events

Ashley Rae Events is wonderful! AR is a pleasure to work with and she makes planning such a breeze! AR Events offer so many different services such as wedding design, planning, coordination, and many more. She works hard to make every wedding stress free! AR events is affordable especially for everything she offers and how much time and work she commits to each couple and wedding! She’s so great at making herself available basically 24/7 by email, text, and phone calls. I highly recommend AR events and I promise you won’t be disappointed!
— Unknown Source

Hands down the best decision I made with my wedding was hiring Ashley. All those tiny little details that you didn’t think of, Ashley already knows about and will make sure you plan accordingly. She was a tremendous help in making sure everything ran smoothly and the day was as little stress as possible, not just for me and the groom, but family and friends. She and Jamie were both awesome, they handled all the behind the scenes work, were friendly and personable to guests, all around life savers for our big day!
— Kristen
The Ashley Rae team was wonderful to work with. Jamee was in charge of my wedding and she did a phenomenal job! Amanda assisted Jamee the day of and she was great too. Jamee coordinated with all of my vendors and the venue to make sure everyone arrived and was ready to go when they needed to be. She helped hammer out all the minute details and was always there if I had any questions. Jamee attended the rehearsal and made sure everyone knew what they were to do. She created an awesome timeline for the day of and made sure everyone stuck to it. The day of she assisted with setting up and very unobtrusively made sure the groom and I were where we needed to be and when (even during the reception) and kept everything running very smoothly. If there were any problems that ever arose, I never knew about them! I would highly recommend Jamee and the Ashley Rae Events. Great value for the service provided!
— Michelle
Athens Wedding Planners | Wedding Venues in Athens | Day-of Coordinators | Athens Georgia | Ashley Rae Events
Athens Wedding Planners | Wedding Venues in Athens | Day-of Coordinators | Athens Georgia | Atlanta Weddings | Marietta Georgia | Ashley Rae Events
Athens Wedding Planners | Wedding Venues in Athens | Day-of Coordinators | Athens Georgia | Graduate Athens | The Foundry | Hairy Dawg | Ashley Rae Events

We just wanted to reach out post-wedding and say a HUGE thank you to you guys. We seriously could not have pulled this off without you guys. All your recs were amazing, you guys put us so at ease about everything and you thought of all the little details we would have overlooked.

And Jamee, we were so happy to have you with us on our wedding day! Thank you for handling the rain/my mom/all the little hiccups we had. You made everything go so smoothly and made it so we (mainly me) weren’t worried about anything at all! (And I’m a little type-a/have a hard time letting go of details and having you around made me completely relax!)

Anyway, we just wanted to say thank you again and that you guys are AMAZING!!
— Victoria
 
We cannot begin to thank you for the coordination and flexibility that you and your team put into our day. From the rain plan, to the details changing to organizing our family you both did it with calmness and smiles. We truly lucked out finding you and having you part of our day.
— Hope

 
 

Our team here at Ashley Rae Events would like to give a huge Thank You, back to all of our wonderful couples! You have all been a pleasure to work with and we appreciate each and every one of you. If it wasn't for you, we couldn't do this amazing job that we love so very much.

There is absolutely nothing more rewarding than getting to hear how much each of you enjoyed your wedding day as well as the planning process leading up to it. It is no easy task planning a wedding and there always comes a time at some point where you are ready to pull your hair out and just get the whole thing over with! We are truly honored to be able to help make that process a little bit easier for you and to lift the burden of stress off of your shoulders when it comes to your wedding day.

We want to give great thanks again, to each of you, for trusting us with one of the most important days of your lives.

Much Love,

Ashley Rae Events Team

 
Athens Wedding Planners | Wedding Venues in Athens | Day-of Coordinators | Athens Georgia | Ashley Rae Events