Member Since: 7/5/2012
Kristin and her team were amazing! We hired her for the month- before package because my mom and I wanted to plan most of the event together, but wanted someone to help us tie up loose ends and execute the day without our type-A personalities worrying. She allowed us to be a guest at our own wedding and run the entire day without a worry in the world! She and her assistant even sewed a bridesmaid into her dress because her zipper broke when she was putting on her dress before pictures! She tko care of so many things for us and I would recommend her to anyone!
Member Since: 11/29/2007
My fiance' and I hired Kristin to coordinate our wedding, choosing her "month of" package. I planned a cocktail and dessert only reception in an outdoor space in July that was full of my DIY projects, Etsy purchases and a "vision" that was definitely not traditional. We wanted an awesome party...not a typical reception...no slow songs at our affair! Kristin was in and fully supported our decision and worked her butt off all day. I felt like we became friends! She was super personal, laughing and joking with me and my family and supporting me when my own family was not thrilled with our reception idea. She put up all of the decorations and made some command decisions to spice up the space; it was perfect. I would use her again and again if I had to get married a few more times and will recommend her to everyone that I meet who needs a wedding planner.
Member Since: 4/12/2012
Kristin was so great to work with! She is very down to earth and easy to get along with! She made me feel at ease about everything throughout the entire process. I used Kristin for month-of coordination and design, and it was worth every penny! Kristin went above and beyond what we expected, and she also gave me a lot of amazing recommendations for other vendors! It made my wedding so much more enjoyable knowing that I had someone to trust that would take care of all the behind the scenes things. I honestly have no idea if anything went wrong on my wedding day!
I would definitely recommend Kristin to any bride!!
Member Since: 8/25/2011
Kristen Ashley Events came highly recommended from everyone we asked. Kristen has great relationships with most of the St. Louis vendors, great taste, great ideas, and most importantly fun to work with! Kristin is very organized and remembered every detail so we didn't have to. She has the logistical part of the day down to a science. She took care of everything for us on our wedding day so all we had to do was sit back and enjoy it. We are happy to have her be a part of our special day.
-Hank & Courtney
Member Since: 7/16/2007
I was the mother of the groom and didn't know a lot of the plans. I did know there were several problems, and that the wedding planner was taking care of them. When we arrived at the venue her workers were putting on the finishing touches. I think it had the look and feel the bride wanted. There was a problem at the start of the reception, and that's when I got to meet Kristen. She handled everything so calmly; she made one feel at ease and confident all would work out fine. Thanks to her and her expert helpers, everything did. When I asked if she would be there later, she said she'd be there probably till 1:00AM. What a worker! I would highly recommend her for any event planning. I know the bride was happy and loved working with her. I do not know what the cost of service was, but the bride thought she was worth every penny.
Member Since: 11/23/2008
I was a bridesmaid in the wedding and when I arrived form out of town, everything appeared to be in order down to the last detail. Kirsten was so warm, pleasant, calm and cool. She listened to the vision of the very creative bride and created a fairy tale experience. She was absolutely wonderful on the day of the wedding, despite some last minute and unexpected venue surprises. The ceremony and reception went along beautifully with the help of Kirsten's direction! She was fabulous and comes very highly recommended, as I am sure the bride would agree:).
Member Since: 5/29/2013
As the maid of honor, I did not work with Kristen in the planning stages, but was highly impressed by her work the day of the wedding. She managed to coordinate all elements of the wedding with just a few hours, due to scheduling issues. The bride was at no point stressed about the outcome of the event, as Kristen had it covered. The ceremony and reception turned out beautiful! Highly recommended!
Member Since: 5/26/2006
Where do I even start? Kristin is honestly the most incredible, professional, kind, creative and supportive woman I have ever worked with and met. My wedding ran into roadblock after roadblock in the planning process. The only thing I could count on to get me through all the drama and problems was Kristin. She went above and beyond her call of duty. She fixed every single problem I had and did it with an amazing sense of humor. My now-husband and I loved her so much, we actually brought her on stage at our reception to thank her.
Because of all the insane planning problems I ran into with my wedding, I had to turn all the set up and decoration over to Kristin. I didn't even get to see any of my wedding venue until the second I showed up for the ceremony. I was blown away. She surpassed every single one of my expectations. She is incredible. I trust her 110% on her decision making. I know that anything I left up to her would be perfect-- absolutely perfect. And it was.
If you are considering whether or not to get a wedding coordinator-- do it. AND seriously, look no further. This woman is absolutely incredible. Other than making the decision to marry my husband, Kristin was the absolute best decision I made on my wedding day. Hire her. Right now. If you want references, I can put you in touch with any of the 240 wedding guests we had at our wedding who said it was the best wedding of their lives. And that's thanks largely in part to Kristin!
Member Since: 1/1/2012
Kristin was the absolute best thing that happened to me on the day of my wedding, except of course for marrying my best friend.
When starting the wedding planning process it was clear that there was a lot more that went into the wedding then first met the eye. I was able to start planning the larger details, but soon knew that I was going to need help when we got closer to the big day since we were planning a wedding in St. Louis but living in Kansas City. We started our search and contacted several wedding planners, and as to my surprise none responded back, except for Kristin. She was prompt, with a response within one hour, and very thorough with information. We met with Kristin soon after and I absolutely was convinced that she was exactly what I was looking for. Kristin was energetic, truly excited to hear about our story and very detail oriented. We decided to use Kristin for the weekend of coordination, and it turned out to be the absolute best decision I could have ever made.
One month out from the wedding, Kristin got started right away assisting us with our final details, which was exactly when I began to get frazzled with all the wedding chaos. Kristin immediately took control of all the finer things and made sure that I knew it was all taken care of. There were a lot of little things that I would not have even considered in which Kristin took care of, considering I would have not thought of them in the first place. Any time any issues came up with vendors Kristin also took care of those immediately with no sweat. She also coordinated linen colors with up lighting, and worked closely with all the other vendors to coordinate the design.
On the day of the wedding I could not have asked for anything more from Kristin and her staff. Looking back I am not completely certain about how all the details were put into place, but that’s exactly what Kristin wanted and made happen. From the cocktail tables set up, cake table, place card table, menu cards and tables linens plus hundreds of other little things I am sure I don’t even know about. She was more than willing to take care of the things I requested to make our day extremely special. There were a few hiccups along the way with dress malfunctions and catering concerns but with Kristin was there to never allow a concern on our behalf. The day went off so smoothly and I absolutely know that without Kristin it would not have turned out like my fairy tale wedding day.
Thank you so much Kristin
If you want to have the most amazing wedding day and be left with no stress, PICK KRISTIN :)
Member Since: 8/21/2011
I made my wedding as complicated as possible. We had a tent wedding on our family's property in the middle of NOWHERE. Not near any big town. It became clear early on that I could not plan this on my own. Kristin was recommended to me through two different vendors I had talked to, and I am so grateful they did! We hired her for the full planning package. Kristin immediately got working finding me possible vendors from all over the state. I had vendors from Kansas City, St. Joesph, Columbia, and St. Louis. She even planned out and scheduled our trips so we could meet the vendors in the same trip, since many were over 4 hours away. She even convinced some of them to coordinate deliveries, so I did not have charges from each vendor. She used her connections and know how to find me some truly fabulous vendors to give me a wedding more spectacular than anything I could dream up. Kristin has tons of great ideas and is a pleasure to work with. Don't let her sweet and bubbly personality fool you into thinking she is a push over. She will get things done and fight for you if needed. We had one bad apple of a vendor, the tent company, which was only chosen because our first choice told us to go with them because of time, distance, and money. There were more problems than I could begin to explain, but I only knew a few of them before/during my wedding. Kristin handled everything, kept calm, and kept me from worrying, and documented everything. We ended up not having the help we were promised in setting up. Kristin and her assistant 'worked like men' (as my Dad put it) in the cold and rain for two very long days. These ladies were hanging tent walls the morning of! Kristin worked her butt off to say the least. She went above and beyond to make sure everything got done and was the best it could be. She is even working now to get me some sort of refund which is only possible because she took pictures of everything wrong. Kristin did all the normal stuff too, planned the day down to the minute, organized my crazy wedding party, helped me with anything and everything including figuring out my bustle. Hiring her was the best decision, I thoroughly enjoyed my wedding day and did not worry because I knew I was in good hands.
If you are even slightly considering hiring a wedding planner, hire Kristin Ashely Events immediately! She is worth every penny and then some. What I loved most about her was that I forgot she had many other weddings she was planning. She made me feel as if mine was the only one she had, she is always quick to respond and address anything you bring up. She will give your wedding all the attention it deserves and then some!
Member Since: 6/20/2011
If you want to enjoy your wedding day then I would highly recommend using Kristin to plan your event. I hired Kristen to help with the wedding weekend coordination and she delivered service above and beyond that arrangement.
I planned my wedding from out of town so I needed help with a few things prior to the actual weekend. She helped me organize my hotels and even went to the different hotels that I was deciding between and took video of the suites so I could decide which one I wanted.
She met with my entire family including my groom to make sure that we were all on the same page. She contacted me when she could tell I was overwhelmed with certain decisions.
As the wedding weekend neared she ramped up her support and was on the ball about the different things I needed to do prior to the event.
The actual weekend was a dream. She helped steer my bridesmaids and myself throughout the day. She kept everyone calm and on track in such a professional and positive demeanor. People in our wedding party could not stop talking about how marvelous and helpful she was to everyone.
My wedding would have not been the same without Kristin. I am so thankful that I had her with me on my special day. It was one of the best decisions I made about my wedding.
Member Since: 9/19/2011
After spending many months of planning my daughter's wedding it became clear that I would not be able to
"do it all". So, we hired Kristin to handle the weekend
details. Boy did she go above and beyond! I literally
dropped everything in her lap and she picked-up the ball and ran with it. A huge weight had been lifted and I was
able to enjoy the day with my daughter! Kristin took
care of all the inevitable glitches with ease while keeping
the bride as her focus the whole time. She was a godsend! Read all the rave reviews for Kristin Ashley events and believe everything! My only regret is that I
didn't hire her to run the whole event!
Member Since: 6/25/2011
By far the best decision I made, aside from marrying my husband of course! My biggest stress through the entire wedding process was worrying about day of or weekend of type stuff. Though I consider myself very organized I knew that I wanted to enjoy our wedding day and not have to stress about what the reception venue looked like or if vendors would show up on time. THIS IS WHERE KRISTIN COMES IN!! She was an absolutely amazing addition to our weeding weekend. She was there throughout the last few months, emailing reminders as well as helping with the time frame for the big day. I can honestly say that I never onced stressed whether something was going to get done because I knew it would! The day went perfect with only a few glitches though I never knew about them until the next day because Kristin was on top of it all.
I know some may feel that they could spend the money on something else but I can assure you that it would be the best money you ever spent. Not only was she the sweetest thing, but timely, organized, easy-going, yet got everything done that needed to get done! We were so blessed to have her as a part of our day and would do it all over again in a second!
Member Since: 3/23/2012
Kristin is an incredible wedding planner! I have a very busy career, and Kristin was invaluable in calling and setting up meetings with vendors that worked with my schedule. She dealt with my crazy, OCD personality very well, and was always agreeable to meeting with me, even if all I needed was to assure my panicked mind that everything was under control. Kristin really helped me to finalize my vision of what my wedding wanted to be.
On the day of the wedding, Kristin was absolutely invaluable. If anything went wrong that day, I didn't know about it until long afterward, because Kristin handled every little crisis calmly and without letting anyone see her sweat. She managed the vendors very well, which was very important as we only had one hour to set up our wedding location and the separate reception location. Kristin helped make sure everyone was there on time and worked quickly.
Finally, I can't say enough about Kristin personally. She is a joy to work with and always has a smile on her face. I loved working with her, and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding planner.
Member Since: 5/16/2011
Kristin made my wedding weekend perfect, and worry free. I wouldn’t have trusted anyone else with all the details of my day. I trusted Kristin’s taste from the beginning. She has planned so many weddings, and she is good at getting to know the bride and knowing their wedding style. Every bride has some idea of what they want for their wedding day, and Kristin listens to you, and gives you more options for making your wedding fabulous! She has lots of great ideas for the wedding ceremony and reception that I would have never thought of! I wanted things on my wedding day to look a certain way, and Kristin made them look even better than I had ever imagined! She helped me with my budget, and worked within the budget to find some of my vendors. I loved every single vendor that Kristin recommended! I was a little worried about wedding day because I wanted everything to be perfect. Kristin had everything under control for wedding day. Kristin informed me that it was her job to worry, and it was my job to enjoy my day. I didn’t worry about anything the whole wedding day. The only issue I had the whole day was that the hotel locked me out of my room when I got back to the hotel after taking pictures. The night was supposed to be complimentary for the bride and groom suite. I wanted to freshen up in my room, and I needed my sisters to help me tie my bustle. Kristin would appear at all the moments I needed her. She found a small bathroom on my floor where I could freshen up, and helped my sisters tie my bustle, and she took care of the hotel locking me out of my room. I was amazed the whole day how she was always there right at the key moments of my day when I needed anything. Kristin let me know a week after the wedding that she did have an issue with the chiavari chairs we rented. They arrived and were dirty, and had some posts missing. Kristin had the hotel staff help clean the chairs and had the company replace the chairs with the broken posts. I knew nothing about this because Kristin just took care of it, and didn’t worry me or my family with any issues. My wedding was the most fun day of my life! My husband and I can’t stop smiling about our wedding day. I can’t imagine what it would have been like without Kristin! Best decision ever was to hire Kristin!
Member Since: 2/3/2007
From the moment my mom and I met Kristin, we knew we'd be in good hands. She is fun, energetic, organized, and full of creative ideas. You can tell that she loves what she does, and her talent really comes through in the planning process. With only 7 months to plan a big wedding (300+ on the invite list), we opted for her full planning package, which was very reasonably priced compared to other wedding planners we looked at. Kristin was so helpful in recommending vendors, setting up appointments and joining us for the meetings to help ask questions and develop our vision for the big day. She was very responsive to e-mails and phone calls, and made us feel like we were always a priority. Having her in charge of the wedding weekend was so helpful in relieving stress and ensuring that everything was set up properly. One hiccup that she took care of flawlessly was that the dance floor we ordered was not staying in place very well with the carpet at the hotel. Kristin was able to have the company switch it out before the reception with a brand new dance floor that looked great and stayed in place. She kept me completely shielded from the situation, which would have stressed me out, and I only found out about it after it had been resolved. She definitely did her job in making sure that the ceremony and reception went smoothly, and everyone had a wonderful time. I have already recommended Kristin Ashley Events to friends and family members, and will continue to do so!
Member Since: 9/4/2010
Kristin Ashley Events is the absolute best! Kristin is very talented wedding planner, and that was evident right from the start. She is a down-to-earth, fun loving person who will make your special day worry free from the beginning to the end.
We contacted Kristin because we were in need of someone to help with the day of coordination. We really wanted a professional to be there to make sure everything went smoothly without asking our family to do it. So, we decided to hire Kristin for her “Weekend Wedding” coordination package. With all the planning that goes into one special day, we just wanted to let loose and enjoy it.
After meeting with her for the first time, we quickly wished we would have included Kristin in the entire wedding planning process. She is a very visionary individual who can give you many creative ideas that you may not think about incorporating into your special day.
The wedding day went absolutely flawless. I did not have a worry in the world because I knew Kristin was there to take care of it all. She did everything from tying my sash, to making sure the reception site looked perfect before our guests arrived, to helping clean up the reception. She was an absolute joy to work with, and she treated our families like they were her own. They all absolutely loved her! I would definitely recommend Kristin Ashley Events for any couple looking for a wedding planner!
Member Since: 5/14/2008
I was recently married in September, and I hired Kristin as my day of wedding consultant. The pre-planning phase was simple because she was so easy to contact and communicate with. We narrowed down all the details together and this made my stress level go down ever so much! When the big weekend came, I was so happy to see Kristin at the rehearsal. She took charge, and made sure all the little details, such as programs, rings, etc. were handled, which was a huge help. On my wedding day, I arrived at the church and Kristin was there to confirm everything was running exactly as planned and had the flowers already delivered to the bridal party, and boutonniere's on the men. I can honestly say because of Kristin I didn't have to worry about a thing at my reception, which is exactly what I wanted. My husband and I HIGHLY recommend her services. She is phenomenal! Helped make my wedding day the best day of my life.
Member Since: 6/5/2010
Kristin does an amazing job! Having her a part of my wedding decreased my stress level on the day of my wedding by 100%. She is reliable and consistent and treated my wedding like it was her own. She put many many hours of planning into my wedding and it all paid off. My wedding was wonderful and I have Kristen Ashley Events to thank for that. She is extremely professional and the sweetest woman ever. I would definitely suggest Kristin Ashley Event to any bride to be!
Member Since: 11/15/2010
Planning a wedding is a daunting and overwhelming experience for any bride. Add in 700 miles, a very busy full-time job and almost no availability to come to St. Louis before the wedding and suddenly that task seems impossible. Fortunately, a friend referred me to Kristin Weis with Kristin Ashley Events. From the very first meeting, Kristin calmed my nerves, helped organize my thoughts and best of all, made me laugh. We interviewed several other planners/agencies and couldn't have been happier with our decision.
Kristin's role in our wedding was paramount, rounding up a host of terrific vendors, venues and creative ideas that I never could have found on my own being halfway across the country. But she didn't make the decisions for us. Kristin presented us with a manageable selection of great choices that fit our vision and allowed us to make the final decisions. I really enjoyed feeling like I was still in charge of the wedding planning process rather than just showing up on my wedding day to see what my planner had done. That being said, there were more than a few times when I just didn't have the time, patience or interest in making certain decisions and I was completely comfortable and relieved to ask Kristin to make the final decision for us knowing it would be a perfect choice.
Our wedding weekend was perfect from start to finish. Kristin and her team handled all of the set up, tear down and errand running, allowing us, our families and friends to relax and enjoy the festivities. She was professional and incredibly kind to all of our guests and vendors. You could also tell she was very well respected and connected with the best vendors in the area.
Most brides and grooms can look back at their weddings and point out a few things that went wrong (but didn't care at the end of the day) or they would have changed. But I literally cannot think of a single thing! Kristin's oversight of every last detail resulted in flawless execution and perfect decisions made at every turn.
I also don't think I ever heard Kristin's voicemail! No matter what time of day, no matter what else she was in the middle of, every time I called she answered and even had a smile in her voice. She was also meticulous about answering emails and keeping us in the loop when we needed to be but spared us the nitty gritty details when we didn't need them. It was a godsend!!
We also found her pricing structure to be incredibly fair and reasonable compared to others in the market. We never felt like we were on the clock or that she was encouraging us to spend more money so that she would get a cut.
I would absolutely recommend Kristin Ashley Events to a bride looking for a wedding planner. In fact, I already have and now one of my bridesmaids is using her for her upcoming wedding!
Kristin Ashley Events
Creating St. Louis weddings that specialize in a Midwestern vibe with a big city twist.
- Price Range: $$
- Services: Full Coordination Services, Available for Wedding Day Coordination
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012