Our Approach
The planning process

They say the journey is half the fun, right? Well, in our book, logistics and organization are the key to a stress-free, enjoyable planning process! If you have a million questions, we have a million and one answers.

Our team is always the first to arrive and the last to leave. After all, it is your big day! You have more important things to do than worry about where the caterers should park, and what to do if clouds come rolling in.

Our Coordination, Partial Planning and Full Planning & Design Suites all start with the same foundation of essentials: four meetings, including the initial planning discussion at the venue, a strategic review, the final walkthrough, and your ceremony rehearsal, as well as on-site assistance.

Southern Social Testimonial
Ashley and her team are so professional, knowledgable, and down to earth. They truly aim to please and will bend over backwards to make your event or wedding better than you dreamed. We could not have done it without her! I highly, HIGHLY recommend Southern Social Events for any event, party, or wedding that you’re planning. I can’t say enough about how great they are!
— Lindsey M.


Month-of Coordination for the Hands-On Bride

All of our services start at the foundation, with comprehensive coordination. In addition to unlimited communication with our team via phone or email, three planning meetings and a ceremony rehearsal, we will keep your plans on track with a personalized planning dashboard to manage your monthly to-dos, your wedding budget, payment reminders, contract storage and RSVP tracking.

You will have access to our preferred vendor guide and unlimited referrals, and we'll handle communication on schedules, payments and receipts the last thirty days.

During the big day, one lead planner and one assistant planner will be there for 12 hours of onsite assistance to manage floor plans, styling, personal floral distribution, as well as greeting and assistance of all guests.

Consider ceremony coordination taken care of, including cues for the bridal party, musicians and onsite vendors, distribution of payments and gratuities, collection of gifts and personal items at the finale of your event.

a la carte

Custom Options for a Perfect Fit

So, you're super organized, but you couldn't pair a napkin with a linen to save your life. We can help with a fully curated design including a color palette, hand selected rentals and design presentation based on your style.

Visuals are important, especially if you’re visual!  We love a real tablescape mock-up to help reveal the actual design of your guest tables!  We work with your hired florist and rentals team to create a visually, realistic mock-up to include floral, dinnerware, glassware, flatware, linens and furniture items.

Don’t love spreadsheets?  We do!  If managing your mail and RSVPs from hundreds of guests is daunting, we’re here to help!  First, we manage replies by including our address as your return address.  As replies are received, we track the details in our planning software.  By the end of planning, we’ll have an organized and detailed list of attendees!

We manage the sourcing, assembly and delivery of up to 50 gifts to two locations.  We love sourcing local items, gift tags and creating a unique and beautiful gift to greet guests upon arrival at the hotel for the weekend. 


partial planning

Month-of Coordinaton + Vendor Selections

Partial Planning builds on our standardcoordination option with even more services and to-dos taken off your plate. From caterers to rental providers, choosing vendors that will fit your design aesthetic and elevate the fine details of your wedding can be an intimidating process. In addition to the vendor guide and communication management, our team will help you find all of your wedding vendors. Say goodbye to contracts and scheduling stress. Hello, dream team!

full planning

Month-of Coordination + Comprehensive Planning

Full Planning completes the ultimate wedding offering, with vendor, guest accommodation and transportation coordination, budget management and unlimited hours of onsite assistance to ensure the wedding day details fall gracefully into place.

In addition to complete coordination, we will help you design a stunning celebration that evokes happy tears from the burliest of bearded grooms. All of our planning expertise perfectly complements our penchant for fine, curated design, and nothing delights us more than sharing those skills with you! From finding organic floral centerpieces to picking just the right shade of off-white linen, our team will guide you every step of the way to ensure that you walk into the wedding you and your guests will never forget.

elopement planning

Month-of Coordination Anywhere in the States

Do you want to defy tradition, but still have the wedding of your dreams? We absolutely love a private, romantic wedding in a far-off land! Planning a wedding in another city can be challenging. But, with our attention to detail and experience in panning from a distance, your only concern will be where to go. We will provide an exclusive experience with ease all while bringing your dream to life. We can't wait to travel with you. So, where are we headed?


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