Common FAQs

Pricing + Budget

Our team works with couples of all shapes and sizes, and budgets! Typically, our clients will spend between $35,000 and $50,000 for their 150 guest wedding; however, we have worked with couples’ budgets ranging from $20,000 to $100,000. For wedding planning services, our packages start at $3,000 and can be customized to meet your individual needs and budget.

2

How many planners and coordinators are on your team? Who will I be working with for my event?

We have 8 talented women working as planners and coordinators, with a team based in Charlotte and in Raleigh. Planners are assigned based on client requests, experience, availability and most importantly, compatibility! Each member of the ACE team has a diverse background in the events industry, from catering to photography to floral design, and all of our Lead Planners are experienced brides turned experts! Check out our full team here.

3

Does the planner bring a team to the event?

Yes! At the very minimum, a team of two will be assigned to your event. This includes one planner and one coordinator. Depending on your guest count, design demands, location or timeline details, a third or fourth coordinator may be required.

4

What’s the difference between an ACE Planner/Coordinator and a Venue Coordinator/Manager?

Our role as your dedicated planner is to serve you and execute your wedding day as it was intended. We serve as the communicator between you and your vendors, and manage the details of your event from beginning to end. With all of our planning packages, we develop a timeline and floor plan, set up and break down your event, manage your belongings and coordinate with all your vendors, including the venue manager. 

 

While often confused with a planner, a venue coordinator or manager is solely responsible for the venue and making sure the floor plan is executed and the contract is fulfilled. They ensure that we, as your planner, have everything we need for your event. They are also responsible for setting up the tables, chairs and ceremony site, if applicable, and ensuring the cleanliness is up to par. While most venues have on-site staff, they will typically require a separate wedding planner to be hired.

5

How did you start your business?

ACE Weddings and Events was founded in 2019 after Owner + Principal Planner, Amanda, was inspired from planning her own wedding in October 2018. She began writing a blog to document every exciting moment of wedding planning, and what started out as a creative outlet, turned into advice that friends and family would turn to for their own weddings. 

 

After being presented with the opportunity to plan and coordinate a wedding for a life-long friend, a spark ignited and ACE was officially born. Since 2019, ACE Weddings and Events has completed over 100 weddings and events, from small micro weddings to large multicultural weddings to corporate events and even showers and parties. The ACE team continues to grow, adding new planners and coordinators to the team and reaching more clients from the mountains to the coast of NC and beyond. 

6

Do you work with same-sex couples?

Yes! Our team works with all couples!