We love getting to know all of our clients and developing personal long lasting relationships with them. Especially with Weddings, we spend a lot of time learning about our client's backgrounds, lifestyles, families and ensuring everything about their day is personal to them!
Part of our consultation process when getting to know new clients is telling them about us and our story. It's very important that they feel we are experienced in the Wedding industry, but also that we have similar personalities to make the process as fun as possible!
Ashley has been working for Kelly Elizabeth Events for over 1 year and continues to dazzle clients with her positive attitude and attention to details. She can always be counted on to execute every logistic with a passion and expertise that allows her clients to enjoy their day without a worry. We love having her on the team and here's little bit more about her!
Ashley Auger - Wedding Coordinator
What type of Weddings are your favorite?
For me, the most special and meaningful Weddings are the ones that are unique and truly reflect the couple and what is important to them. There are so many creative ways to add small personal touches to your Wedding and I enjoy getting to learn about our couples through the planning process and trying to find ways to incorporate the things they love into their Wedding day. My favorite Weddings are the ones a little outside the norm and I love the challenge of making these visions a reality for our couples.
What’s a dream venue or destination where you’d love to plan a Wedding?
This one is tough! There are so many places in the world I would love to plan a Wedding, but my number one is The Boston Public Library. The outdoor courtyard is gorgeous, and I’m obsessed with Reed Hall. Someday hopefully!
What’s your biggest piece of advice for Bride’s planning their Wedding?
Focus on the bigger picture. When couples are planning their Wedding it can be easy to get caught up in all the little decisions. Your Wedding day is supposed to celebrate you two as a couple and the love you share! While picking out flowers and décor can be fun, that’s not the most important part. It can be tough when dealing with pressure from friends and family, but this day should reflect who you are, so don’t forget that!
Also, get a Day-of Wedding Coordinator! Even if you have the planning part down on your own, having someone there the day-of your Wedding to make sure your big day runs smoothly and is stress-free is priceless.
What do you like to do when you’re not planning Weddings?
I’m a bookworm (probably a reason I love the Boston Public Library so much) so in my free time I love reading, especially historical biographies. I also enjoy traveling and learning about different cultures and food of the world, cooking and spending time with my family.
We're so lucky to love what we do - so when asked to share some insight into our jobs and what continues to motivate us each day by EventPlanner.com, we were happy to give them a peek behind the curtain! Read our interview and why we do what we do here!
Over the years, we have had the pleasure of working with clients with weddings of all shapes and sizes. No matter the format, number of guests, location, budget etc, something that's always helpful is what we call a Wedding Audit about 4-5 weeks out. With our Day of Coordination Plus clients, we meet with them at this time before their wedding and go through every detail of their plans. There are a few reasons this is important:
Key things we discuss with our couples:
Looking for a Wedding Audit? Contact us to schedule yours!
The Importance of the Right Event Venue
The success of every event starts with the venue. The venue determines the atmosphere and sets the tone for the event. Some events want energy and a location in the heart of the city, and others require serenity deep in the country. No matter what type of setting you need, Kelly Elizabeth Events puts great care into finding the right location - whether party venue or Wedding venue, they all take time and close examination.
Experience with local venues is important. We know local venues, because we have hosted weddings and events all over Boston and New England. Our relationship with different venues makes for a smooth process, and our knowledge of different spaces means we can find you just what you are looking for.
There are many different things to consider when choosing a venue. An event venue needs to be convenient enough for your guests to arrive at easily. Parking, traffic, noise levels, budget, space, and services can all come into play. Some corporate events may need local foot traffic. Wedding venues on the other hand often need to be near hotels where guests can stay for the duration of your Wedding weekend and easily commute after a night of celebrating! Some, more intimate events need privacy. Other events need a highly specialized service, or at least the ability to accommodate one. For instance, we have planned events with cigar rolling, an indoor display for a car, and even a rented yacht!
We can suggest different types of venues, or find a very specific type to fit your exacting needs. At Kelly Elizabeth Events, we combine our unique experience and connections with local venues with a keen instinct for knowing exactly what a client is looking for - starting each search with a clean slate to adapt what works for our clients.
Your Home as a Venue
For many types of events, your own home or space is a wonderful place to host! Many birthday parties, cocktail hours, and even corporate functions have been planned in one of our client's lovely homes. Kelly loves taking a client's space and tailoring the decor for the perfect atmosphere!
Hosting an event in your home can provide a more intimate setting, save money, and provide ample flexibility for anything you might want. Don't be afraid to bring in catering, bartending, lighting, tents, or any number of other services right into your home!
Whether you need full planning and coordination services, or you need us to provide some knowledge of local venues, or if you want us to scout locations in other markets, we are happy to assist to find you the perfect space!
At Kelly Elizabeth Events, we are proud to offer full service event planning. We specialize in making you look good, while we take care of all the details. If you can imagine an event, we can plan it, coordinate it, and put all the pieces together to make it happen.
What Full Service Planning Means
Full service event planning is all encompassing, and it can mean different things depending on your needs and the nature of the event. We can take an event through the planning and design phase, to finding the perfect venue and vendors, to day of coordination services. It also means that we understand your budget. No matter what your budget is, we bring you the best value and top notch service that you and your event deserves.
True full service planning starts with an idea. It can be a nugget of an idea from a client, or it can be a very specific vision. Either way, our job is to work closely with our clients to bring their event to life.
Understanding our client's vision for the event is the most important step. We take our time to listen to our clients, and apply our intuitive understanding and experience in event design to bring them exactly what they want. Only by fully understanding our client's needs, are we able to deliver top notch planning.
The planning phase is where we put together the full scope of the event. It's important for us to understand the purpose of the event. A corporate event for industry speakers is different than a networking event. What is the design/aesthetic of it? What services will be needed? Do we need to coordinate a caterer, or AV equipment operation for presenters, or perhaps a florist?
We have an intimate understanding of local venues. We can help you choose the perfect place to host the event, or host it at your own house or company.
We also know the best local vendors in Boston. We are constantly working with new vendors, but we know where to go for every specific need. Be it the best seating, the best florists, or the best pastry catering, a big advantage of working with a full service planner is that we know just where to go for your needs and budget.
Taking in the full event design and program, we are able to put together a comprehensive overview of the event. We will coordinate all the seating, food, venue, equipment, and decor. If any additional labor is required such as servers, models, speakers, bands or DJ, we have a proven track record of getting exactly what your event needs. We will work to keep all the vendors and other pieces of your event in line and ready to go, up until the day of.
On the day of the event, we are there to help set up and coordinate. We make sure everything goes exactly to plan, and eliminate any stress or anxiety you may have as a client. You can rest easy knowing that you are in good hands. Adaptability is an essential trait for any day of event coordinator, and we are constantly problem solving on the fly to make sure everything goes off without even a minor hitch. We don't stop until everything is perfect.
Advantages of a Full Service Event and Party Planner
The biggest benefit of a full service package is that everything is taken care of for our clients. No matter how complex your event is and how many different types of staff members might be needed, our event planners can handle every aspect. Some of the important advantages for our clients can be:
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If you can benefit from full service event planning, we can help. Contact us today for more information about how we can help you bring any event to life!
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