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A Bride's Ally

Saint Louis , MO
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Saint Louis, MO US 63129 (map)

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314-560-4138

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See you there! We know you’ll leave a happier and smarter bride!!


A Bride’s Ally is an expert at day-of coordination.
Day-of services include complete facilitation of your rehearsal and entire wedding day with no hour limit, so you and your families can truly celebrate! Our presence provides the security of knowing someone's sole focus is making sure everything runs smoothly, and managing the situation when the unexpected happens.

We will be there to make sure your big day runs as smoothly and as according to schedule as possible. We are typically the first vendor there and the last to leave, serving as the main point of contact for all your other vendors, so if there is an issue, they call us and do not bother you. We can also manage any necessary decorating and/or tear down, as well as any other aspects of the day that need attention so you can enjoy your wedding day and not be concerned about what's going on in the background.
A Bride’s Ally is unique among wedding planning services.
Every bride deserves professional support when planning one of the biggest days of her life. Someone who can provide her with current information on trends, etiquette and resources. Unfortunately, most wedding planners are very expensive, and most brides don't even consider the option. That's where A Bride's Ally comes in.

Instead of providing expensive "do it for you" services, we support brides through a series of consultations, where the bride decides how the time she's paying for is spent. By empowering brides with information and resources instead of just planning the wedding for them, we are able to provide professional services at affordable rates.
Why consulting?
The Internet is absolutely FLOODED with information on how to plan a wedding. So why would you want to pay for information you could find on your own for free?

The answer is simple - Timeliness, Efficiency and Reliability.

You have enough on your plate, and the rest of your life does not stop for wedding planning. Using A Bride's Ally can save hours upon hours of your time by not only quickly providing the answers you need, but also by asking the questions you haven't even thought of yet.

No website out there will know the ins and outs of your wedding. You need to rely on real person, a knowledgeable professional, who can support you with every individual detail of your big day.
I can't afford a wedding planner!
Think again! In addition to our already affordable rates, A Bride's Ally offers Bride-on-a-Budget packages for those working with a wedding budget of $10,000 or less. Check out Packages & Pricing for more information!
I need a traditional planner, not just consulting.
A Bride's Ally also offers traditional wedding planning services for a flat rate fee. Check out Packages & Pricing for more information!

Every bride deserves professional support when planning one of the biggest days of her life. Someone who can provide her with current information on trends, etiquette and resources. Unfortunately, most wedding planners are very expensive, and most brides don't even consider the option. That's where A Bride's Ally comes in.

Instead of providing expensive "do it for you" services, we support brides through a series of consultations, where the bride decides how the time she's paying for is spent. By empowering brides with information and resources instead of just planning the wedding for them, we are able to provide professional services at affordable rates.

Why consulting? The Internet is absolutely FLOODED with information on how to plan a wedding. So why would you want to pay for information you could find on your own for free?

The answer is simple - Timeliness, Efficiency and Reliability.

You have enough on your plate, and the rest of your life does not stop for wedding planning. Using A Bride's Ally can save hours upon hours of your time by not only quickly providing the answers you need, but also by asking the questions you haven't even thought of yet.

No website out there will know the ins and outs of your wedding. You need to rely on real person, a knowledgeable professional, who can support you with every individual detail of your big day.

Wedding Day Services - In addition to consulting, A Bride's Ally provides coordination services at the rehearsal and on the actual wedding day - a security that someone's sole focus is making sure everything runs smoothly, and managing the situation when the unexpected happens.

Think you can't afford a wedding planner? Think again! In addition to our already affordable rates, A Bride's Ally offers Bride-on-a-Budget packages for those working with a wedding budget of $10,000 or less.

A Bride's Ally also offers traditional wedding planning services for a flat rate fee.

All pricing and pacakage options are available on our website: www.abridesally.com. Read less
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What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly / Green, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning

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Taka
Wedding:
7/4/2014
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a wedding planner, look no more!!! Victoria was the best thing to happen to me. I was an out of town bride planning a wedding in St. Louis so I definitely needed assistance. After checking prices and references, I decided to hire Victoria and didn't regret it one bit. She was always available by phone or email if needed. She offered suggestions but let me plan my wedding. I flew in for two days and Victoria had many venues for me to look at and a list of vendors I would need. She created a month by month checklist for me so I could stay on track and avoid being stressed. I have to say that planning my wedding was not stressful at all and I was able to enjoy my day instead of stressing about everything. I let down my controlling guard and let Victoria take charge and was extremely happy. I would recommend Victoria's services to anyone. She is very economical!!!
If you are looking for a wedding planner, look no more!!! Victoria was the best thing to happen to me. I was an out of Read more...
If you are looking for a wedding planner, look no more!!! Victoria was the best thing to happen to me. I was an out of town bride planning a wedding in St. Louis so I definitely needed assistance. After checking prices and references, I decided to hire Victoria and didn't regret it one bit. She was always available by phone or email if needed. She offered suggestions but let me plan my wedding. I flew in for two days and Victoria had many venues for me to look at and a list of vendors I would need. She created a month by month checklist for me so I could stay on track and avoid being stressed. I have to say that planning my wedding was not stressful at all and I was able to enjoy my day instead of stressing about everything. I let down my controlling guard and let Victoria take charge and was extremely happy. I would recommend Victoria's services to anyone. She is very economical!!! Read less
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A Bride's Ally responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Taka! You, Trez, your family, and your friends were a joy to work with. I'm so happy your day was everything you'd hoped for!
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Christy
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
I purchased a package about a year before my wedding for day-of assistance and about 20 hours of pre-wedding assistance. I did a lot of research for wedding day of providers and narrowed it down to Victoria because of her stellar reviews and her offering of a bride-on-a-budget package which was perfect for me and our budget.

A day of coordinator definitely seems like a splurge for today's bride considering it's not something you HAVE to have and it's an extra expense, but I am now convinced I couldn't have done it without her. We got married in a park without anyone to help coordinate so we really needed someone. We also did most DIY stuff and had to decorate on our own which was another reason we needed a day of coordinator.

At the moment we booked and on, we were so very impressed. Her willingness to help and go above and beyond kept surprising me delightfully. She helped me a lot before the wedding (probably more than 20 hours, but didn't bill me anymore) going with me to vendor meetings -- always being professional, timely, and very knowledgeable. She also called vendors, did research for me for different vendors, came to the rehearsal dinner, etc.

She also helped us a lot with the leg work -- she picked up our linens, flowers, and offered to pick up cupcakes. She also dropped off our linens and chaffers after the event. She brought two assistants the day of (at no extra charge!!), she gave vendors payments on my behalf, did ALL the set up (I seriously did not have to come in a minute before I needed to to do anything), did ALL the clean up (we left with the guests), and was the point person for the day so people went to her with any problems, not me. She took all the stress and responsibility off me and my family, those who paid and want to enjoy the party the most!

I highly recommend Victoria if you want a reasonably priced service provider (worth EVERY penny) who is professional, knowledgeable, and willing to help.Book her and thank me later!
I purchased a package about a year before my wedding for day-of assistance and about 20 hours of pre-wedding assistance. I Read more...
I purchased a package about a year before my wedding for day-of assistance and about 20 hours of pre-wedding assistance. I did a lot of research for wedding day of providers and narrowed it down to Victoria because of her stellar reviews and her offering of a bride-on-a-budget package which was perfect for me and our budget.

A day of coordinator definitely seems like a splurge for today's bride considering it's not something you HAVE to have and it's an extra expense, but I am now convinced I couldn't have done it without her. We got married in a park without anyone to help coordinate so we really needed someone. We also did most DIY stuff and had to decorate on our own which was another reason we needed a day of coordinator.

At the moment we booked and on, we were so very impressed. Her willingness to help and go above and beyond kept surprising me delightfully. She helped me a lot before the wedding (probably more than 20 hours, but didn't bill me anymore) going with me to vendor meetings -- always being professional, timely, and very knowledgeable. She also called vendors, did research for me for different vendors, came to the rehearsal dinner, etc.

She also helped us a lot with the leg work -- she picked up our linens, flowers, and offered to pick up cupcakes. She also dropped off our linens and chaffers after the event. She brought two assistants the day of (at no extra charge!!), she gave vendors payments on my behalf, did ALL the set up (I seriously did not have to come in a minute before I needed to to do anything), did ALL the clean up (we left with the guests), and was the point person for the day so people went to her with any problems, not me. She took all the stress and responsibility off me and my family, those who paid and want to enjoy the party the most!

I highly recommend Victoria if you want a reasonably priced service provider (worth EVERY penny) who is professional, knowledgeable, and willing to help.Book her and thank me later! Read less
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A Bride's Ally responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Christy! You and Geoff were wonderful to work with and I loved seeing your vision come together for a perfect day in park!
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Kathy
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Victoria Bauer is truly "A Bride's Ally." She attended to every detail and made sure my daughter's special day was perfect. I highly recommend her services!
Victoria Bauer is truly "A Bride's Ally." She attended to every detail and made sure my daughter's special day was Read more...
Victoria Bauer is truly "A Bride's Ally." She attended to every detail and made sure my daughter's special day was perfect. I highly recommend her services! Read less
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A Bride's Ally responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind words, Kathy! You, Emily, and Phillip were a pleasure to work with. All my best to them for a fabulous future together!
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art
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Victoria was a Godsend. From the start we knew that we were going to need help. We were getting married in St. Louis, I was in Virginia, my family was in Chicago and the bride...well she was deployed. She offered the perfect out of town bride package. Though we had already picked the venue, caterer and DJ, Victoria took care of the details for us and kept us on track. We used her resources extensively, from the invitations, to the hairdressers and makeup artists and even for our centerpieces. About a month before the wedding, we had to unexpectedly change the venue and timeline for the day. She took it all in stride, found new options for us and never let us panic. In fact we never stressed, because we knew that Victoria had it covered. On our Wedding day, she handled everything so that we got to enjoy the day stress free and focus on us becoming husband and wife. The day ended up being better than we ever could have imagined due in large part to Victoria and her team.

She has our absolute highest recommendation. Deciding to hire her was the best decision that we could have made for our wedding.
Victoria was a Godsend. From the start we knew that we were going to need help. We were getting married in St. Louis, I Read more...
Victoria was a Godsend. From the start we knew that we were going to need help. We were getting married in St. Louis, I was in Virginia, my family was in Chicago and the bride...well she was deployed. She offered the perfect out of town bride package. Though we had already picked the venue, caterer and DJ, Victoria took care of the details for us and kept us on track. We used her resources extensively, from the invitations, to the hairdressers and makeup artists and even for our centerpieces. About a month before the wedding, we had to unexpectedly change the venue and timeline for the day. She took it all in stride, found new options for us and never let us panic. In fact we never stressed, because we knew that Victoria had it covered. On our Wedding day, she handled everything so that we got to enjoy the day stress free and focus on us becoming husband and wife. The day ended up being better than we ever could have imagined due in large part to Victoria and her team.

She has our absolute highest recommendation. Deciding to hire her was the best decision that we could have made for our wedding. Read less
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A Bride's Ally responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind words, Art! You and Caitlin were a pleasure to work with and I’m so happy your wedding day turned out fabulous despite the few ‘snafus’ along the way! Wishing you many, many happy years to come!
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Diana
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
My wedding was this past weekend, and I cannot begin to describe how thankful I am that Victoria (from A Bride's Ally) was there to run the day. We couldn't have done it without her. She took care of all of the last minute details and kept us running right on time so that I didn't have to worry about a thing. Everyone says that your wedding day goes by so fast, but, because of Victoria, I was able to truly enjoy the day.

I highly recommend Victoria - she will take all of the stress off of you and ensure that your day is everything you dreamed of. Definitely the best decision you could make at an amazing value!
My wedding was this past weekend, and I cannot begin to describe how thankful I am that Victoria (from A Bride's Ally) was Read more...
My wedding was this past weekend, and I cannot begin to describe how thankful I am that Victoria (from A Bride's Ally) was there to run the day. We couldn't have done it without her. She took care of all of the last minute details and kept us running right on time so that I didn't have to worry about a thing. Everyone says that your wedding day goes by so fast, but, because of Victoria, I was able to truly enjoy the day.

I highly recommend Victoria - she will take all of the stress off of you and ensure that your day is everything you dreamed of. Definitely the best decision you could make at an amazing value! Read less
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A Bride's Ally responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, Diana! Your friends and family were wonderful to work with and I’m so happy you guys had a fabulous wedding day. I wish you and Brian many, many happy years to come!
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Casey
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
I was looking for a day-of wedding coordinator, and my cousin, who was married the year before me, recommended A Bride's Ally to provide me with the support we needed to make sure everything was set for the rehearsal, ceremony and reception. We had our initial consultation with Victoria, at which point we gave her all of the details of the wedding that we had up until that point. She was extremely professional from the get-go, and it was obvious that she was very on top of her game--asking me questions about the wedding that I hadn't even thought of! She was also very friendly and outgoing, and my groom, our mothers, and I all felt very at ease with having her take hold of the responsibility of managing the big day.
Our final meeting was two hours long, and we went over the timeline and happenings of the entire wedding day. At this point, we pretty much turned everything over to her and she took care of coordinating our vendors, and making sure everything went according to plan.
The day of the wedding, everything was amazing! The reception was set up even better than I had envisioned, thanks solely to Victoria and her assistant. She was moving around at such lightning speed throughout the wedding day, I hardly even saw her--but her presence was certainly noted in how smoothly everything was run.
So many of my guests commented that it was one of the best weddings they had ever been to--I can truly say this was thanks, by and large, to the help of A Bride's Ally. I would highly recommend Victoria to anyone getting married, whether you think you need a little bit of help on the day-of the wedding or if you need help planning the whole shebang. I can't believe we ever thought we'd make it through our wedding without hiring someone! With how affordable A Bride's Ally was and how much assistance they ended up providing, it was definitely the most bang for our buck we got throughout the entire wedding process!
I was looking for a day-of wedding coordinator, and my cousin, who was married the year before me, recommended A Bride's Read more...
I was looking for a day-of wedding coordinator, and my cousin, who was married the year before me, recommended A Bride's Ally to provide me with the support we needed to make sure everything was set for the rehearsal, ceremony and reception. We had our initial consultation with Victoria, at which point we gave her all of the details of the wedding that we had up until that point. She was extremely professional from the get-go, and it was obvious that she was very on top of her game--asking me questions about the wedding that I hadn't even thought of! She was also very friendly and outgoing, and my groom, our mothers, and I all felt very at ease with having her take hold of the responsibility of managing the big day.
Our final meeting was two hours long, and we went over the timeline and happenings of the entire wedding day. At this point, we pretty much turned everything over to her and she took care of coordinating our vendors, and making sure everything went according to plan.
The day of the wedding, everything was amazing! The reception was set up even better than I had envisioned, thanks solely to Victoria and her assistant. She was moving around at such lightning speed throughout the wedding day, I hardly even saw her--but her presence was certainly noted in how smoothly everything was run.
So many of my guests commented that it was one of the best weddings they had ever been to--I can truly say this was thanks, by and large, to the help of A Bride's Ally. I would highly recommend Victoria to anyone getting married, whether you think you need a little bit of help on the day-of the wedding or if you need help planning the whole shebang. I can't believe we ever thought we'd make it through our wedding without hiring someone! With how affordable A Bride's Ally was and how much assistance they ended up providing, it was definitely the most bang for our buck we got throughout the entire wedding process! Read less
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A Bride's Ally responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for this great review Casey! You, Tim, and your friends and family were a pleasure to work with and your wedding day was quite perfect. Best wishes to you!!
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Heidy
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
As my fiance and I were planning our wedding from out of town, it was absolutely necessary we find someone to help with the planning and coordination of our special day. As our budget was very strict, we weren't certain we could find someone who could assist us. Luckily, we found A Bride's Ally! Victoria was very easy to work with and brought many amazing ideas to the table that I never would have thought of. Our package included some planning services and day of coordination. Our wedding day truly couldn't have been better, minus the rain, of course! We did not have to worry about one thing--Victoria handled it all and worked very well with vendors and my family who was in charge of the floral decor. I highly recommend Victoria and a Bride's Ally! I did not have to worry about a single thing on our wedding day!
As my fiance and I were planning our wedding from out of town, it was absolutely necessary we find someone to help with Read more...
As my fiance and I were planning our wedding from out of town, it was absolutely necessary we find someone to help with the planning and coordination of our special day. As our budget was very strict, we weren't certain we could find someone who could assist us. Luckily, we found A Bride's Ally! Victoria was very easy to work with and brought many amazing ideas to the table that I never would have thought of. Our package included some planning services and day of coordination. Our wedding day truly couldn't have been better, minus the rain, of course! We did not have to worry about one thing--Victoria handled it all and worked very well with vendors and my family who was in charge of the floral decor. I highly recommend Victoria and a Bride's Ally! I did not have to worry about a single thing on our wedding day! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Erin
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
I contacted Victoria about two months before my wedding. I had been doing all the planning myself from across the country. I realized that there was no way to get everything done without someone in the area to help out. Victoria helped me to iron out all the details. She arranged to pick up and store all of my decorations and helped me find the best deals on vases, etc. She helped so much during the planning phase and then took care of everything on the actual wedding weekend. She was there for the rehearsal and the entire day on Saturday. I have no idea how I would have gotten everything done without her. She's like magic. I know that there is no way I could have relaxed and enjoyed my day as much as I did without her there. And my day was just perfect!!
I contacted Victoria about two months before my wedding. I had been doing all the planning myself from across the country. Read more...
I contacted Victoria about two months before my wedding. I had been doing all the planning myself from across the country. I realized that there was no way to get everything done without someone in the area to help out. Victoria helped me to iron out all the details. She arranged to pick up and store all of my decorations and helped me find the best deals on vases, etc. She helped so much during the planning phase and then took care of everything on the actual wedding weekend. She was there for the rehearsal and the entire day on Saturday. I have no idea how I would have gotten everything done without her. She's like magic. I know that there is no way I could have relaxed and enjoyed my day as much as I did without her there. And my day was just perfect!! Read less
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iamastar2010
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
I had 4 months to plan my wedding, and after countless searches for vendors, sites, and designs, my mom and I were about to give up. I remember crying on the phone saying, 'I don't want to get married anymore!' Victoria stepped in and cleaned up the mess. We didn't have a lot of money, and after hiring Victoria we saved thousands of dollars. She suggested vendors who fit in my budget and did a fabulous job!

Then we ran into centerpieces...one of the things my mom and I disagreed on the most - she wanted traditional and timeless, I wanted fun and different. Victoria listened to both of us and came up with a bunch of centerpiece ideas, all of which were awesome and my mom and I BOTH loved!

Victoria is amazing at turning madness into magnificence. I really don't know if we could have survived without her - her day of services were priceless. I had time to sit and relax for an hour the day of my wedding...how many brides can do that? She took care of everything. You are really missing out if you don't hire Victoria, she's a gem!

- Tara Amis
I had 4 months to plan my wedding, and after countless searches for vendors, sites, and designs, my mom and I were about Read more...
I had 4 months to plan my wedding, and after countless searches for vendors, sites, and designs, my mom and I were about to give up. I remember crying on the phone saying, 'I don't want to get married anymore!' Victoria stepped in and cleaned up the mess. We didn't have a lot of money, and after hiring Victoria we saved thousands of dollars. She suggested vendors who fit in my budget and did a fabulous job!

Then we ran into centerpieces...one of the things my mom and I disagreed on the most - she wanted traditional and timeless, I wanted fun and different. Victoria listened to both of us and came up with a bunch of centerpiece ideas, all of which were awesome and my mom and I BOTH loved!

Victoria is amazing at turning madness into magnificence. I really don't know if we could have survived without her - her day of services were priceless. I had time to sit and relax for an hour the day of my wedding...how many brides can do that? She took care of everything. You are really missing out if you don't hire Victoria, she's a gem!

- Tara Amis Read less
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tnkjnn82
Wedding:
4/18/2010
5.0/5.0
I had the pleasure of hiring A Bride's Ally to coordinate my wedding. It was the best money I spent. I think a lot of brides don't consider having a wedding planner because they either think they can't afford it or they can do it all themselves. That is not the case with Victoria. Her services were very affordable, and her help and expertise were priceless. She was there for everything from getting me organized with time lines, vendor suggestions, decorative ideas, proper etiquette - you name it she knew it. She made herself very available to me during the whole planning process. I would definitely recommend day of service as well. Your wedding day goes by so fast and having someone to take care of all the details is a godsend!

Victoria took care of everything. Anytime I asked her something she already had it done. You work so hard to have a perfect wedding day, do yourself a favor and hire her so you can actually enjoy it!! She kept the whole day moving stress free and enjoyable for Tim and me. We are so thankful we had her and can't imagine the stress we would've had trying to do it all ourselves.


Jennifer & Timothy Bickers married April 18,2010
I had the pleasure of hiring A Bride's Ally to coordinate my wedding. It was the best money I spent. I think a lot of Read more...
I had the pleasure of hiring A Bride's Ally to coordinate my wedding. It was the best money I spent. I think a lot of brides don't consider having a wedding planner because they either think they can't afford it or they can do it all themselves. That is not the case with Victoria. Her services were very affordable, and her help and expertise were priceless. She was there for everything from getting me organized with time lines, vendor suggestions, decorative ideas, proper etiquette - you name it she knew it. She made herself very available to me during the whole planning process. I would definitely recommend day of service as well. Your wedding day goes by so fast and having someone to take care of all the details is a godsend!

Victoria took care of everything. Anytime I asked her something she already had it done. You work so hard to have a perfect wedding day, do yourself a favor and hire her so you can actually enjoy it!! She kept the whole day moving stress free and enjoyable for Tim and me. We are so thankful we had her and can't imagine the stress we would've had trying to do it all ourselves.


Jennifer & Timothy Bickers married April 18,2010 Read less
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