ADE clients are successful, career-driven, goal-oriented, curious, intelligent people that value their family and believe in their future. You want a planner that would otherwise be your friend if you met us under different circumstances. When you become one of our clients, you benefit from the following:
- An event planner with a ton of related experience prior to opening eight years ago.
- An excellent track record of good taste, know-how, people skills and hard work.
- Responsiveness as a hallmark of a great event planner.
- If planning a wedding, you will be one of only eight to ten couples/families we are working with that year.
- We understand and respect people who have different tastes and opinions than our own.
- Little to no turn over in staff from year to year, that have been trained to pay meticulous attention to detail.
- We are honest, confident and we will communicate our opinions clearly.
- We will not sugar coat things so that you do not have confusion and disappointment down the road.
- Staff that work tirelessly and are kind, accepting, and compassionate.
- You will get the best performance possible from the vendors we bring aboard your event.
- Our expectations are just as high as your own. We want all the pieces to work, coming together into one perfect whole.
Starting with the perfect vendors, we will work together from start to finish, ensuring that your special day is cohesive, personal and unique. Planning takes time and can become overwhelming with so many routes to explore before the big day. We give our clients options, lend our ears and listen well. We believe planning and design are inseparable. Design effects more than ambiance, it effects production, the guest experience, flow and service. If you want your wedding to be the best wedding you have ever attended, full planning is your insurance and the best gift you can give yourselves!
Please visit our ABOUT page to get a better feel for us. We take on 10 full planning weddings a year only. This enables us to give our client's the attention they need to ensure that their event is perfect. Please do not wait to inquire - we want to hear from you if you are planning on hosting a fabulous, noteworthy event.
This level of service can take on a host of characteristics, tailored to the specific event and client at hand. Each client has their own needs, their own busy careers and each venue is so different.
We take on between 3 and 6 partial planning weddings a year only. We have very little, if any, turnover in staff from year to year. A quality that is rare in this industry. Our team expedites these weddings seamlessly. We take on weddings with partial planning when we feel the vendor team that is lined up suits our company and also when the venue is not as complicated, and perhaps more reliable than others. We want to make sure that working with you in a lesser capacity is going to have the same perfect outcome that you are expecting when you become an Ashley Douglass Events client.
We believe that event planning and design are intrinsically linked. The end result cannot be what it can be if all the moving parts do not work together organically. We get to know our clients extremely well during the course of planning. Our experience, intuition and thoughtfulness inform all that we do, and this includes the influence we will have on your event design. We will assist with the initial style board and every detail after as they fall into place. We will either bring on a production team or a floral team to complete our vision. We greatly prefer working with those that we have already collaborated with although you are not obliged to work with someone we refer. Design is a collaboration and we are here to make sure the end result is appropriate for your celebration, feels and looks like yourself, is beautiful and is surprising. Design consulting is included in Full Event Planning.
We frequently travel with our clients outside of the New York area. More commonly we work up and down the East Coast. Locations have varied from Newport to Kennebunkport, Catskills, Charleston, DC, etc. We also occasionally travel with our clients further to California, which we know well, Palm Beach and to overseas locations such as Mexico, France and Spain. Getting started sooner than later is important so that we can plan our schedule and how we book dates around your event date! We adore weekend long events and weddings, and find that clients are able to enjoy themselves most when they walk away for it all and give quality time to their most memorable days!
What a lifesaver!
“Thank you for your creativity, attention to detail, hard work, HUMOR, patience and flexibility. It's been a pleasure to work with you — and what a perfect series of events! Thank you many times over!"
— Caitlin (Bride), Old Lyme, CT
Best wedding ever!
“It was the happiest night of our lives and we can’t thank you enough! Everyone has been talking nonstop about how it was the best wedding ever!”
— Lucy, New York City
Passion and hard work
"Our family can’t thank you enough for all the passion and hard work you put into the wedding. Everyone was raving about it all – the professionalism, execution, stunning and original décor, etc. So glad to have found you. I could not have done it without you."
— Carol (Mother of the Bride), Huntington, NY