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Bash

Arlington , VA
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Arlington, VA 22204 US (map)

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703-553-4412

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Our clients will tell you that the planning process was stress free and the wedding far exceeded what they could ever imagine. This is always our goal and we strive to make it happen... Read more
Our clients will tell you that the planning process was stress free and the wedding far exceeded what they could ever imagine. This is always our goal and we strive to make it happen with listening, perfecting down to the finest detail and partnering with the best in the industry. We look forward to meeting your family and providing the same experience to you.

Our process begins by creating a vision - we then put in motion all the details and bring together the team to make it happen.

Our weddings have been featured in Brides, Style Me Pretty, Southern Weddings and District Weddings. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Budget Analysis, Day-Of Coordination, Event Design, Full Planning, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
2

REVIEWS

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Wedding:
11/12/2016
5.0/5.0
My mom, husband and I did most of the planning for our November wedding, but knew we wanted a day-of-coordinator from the very beginning so that we could sit back and relax on the big day. This was the best decision that we made.

Joyce was absolutely AMAZING. From the moment she started working with me I felt instant relief. She was so detail oriented and helped with anything we asked for advice on. She really went above and beyond just day-of services, which was so very much appreciated in the hectic weeks leading up to the wedding day.

On the day of the wedding Joyce and her assistant, Elizabeth, were incredible. They were so professional and had every little detail just perfect. I wasn't aware of anything that went wrong and had the best day of my life without having to worry about anything at all.

If you're at all hesitant about hiring a coordinator (or even a planner) I would say go for it. You're going to be so happy that you did. Especially if you choose Joyce!!!!
My mom, husband and I did most of the planning for our November wedding, but knew we wanted a day-of-coordinator from the Read more...
My mom, husband and I did most of the planning for our November wedding, but knew we wanted a day-of-coordinator from the very beginning so that we could sit back and relax on the big day. This was the best decision that we made.

Joyce was absolutely AMAZING. From the moment she started working with me I felt instant relief. She was so detail oriented and helped with anything we asked for advice on. She really went above and beyond just day-of services, which was so very much appreciated in the hectic weeks leading up to the wedding day.

On the day of the wedding Joyce and her assistant, Elizabeth, were incredible. They were so professional and had every little detail just perfect. I wasn't aware of anything that went wrong and had the best day of my life without having to worry about anything at all.

If you're at all hesitant about hiring a coordinator (or even a planner) I would say go for it. You're going to be so happy that you did. Especially if you choose Joyce!!!! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
7/2/2016
5.0/5.0
I cannot imagine a more brilliant, professional, responsive event planner than Joyce. She was essential to making my wedding everything that I hoped it would be and hiring her was *the best* decision we made. She ended up being so much more than an event planner: she was an etiquette expert, a design maven, a confidant. And, she was a ton of fun to work with.

When I first began planning the big day, I thought I was only going to get a day-of planner. We secured our venue, contracted with a florist and band, and began coasting. But a month before the wedding, I started panicking. My florist wasn't being responsive, and there was so much left to do, but I was completely overwhelmed.

Joyce swooped in and saved the day. She immediately began preparing to-do lists for me, calling my florist, etc. And, she saved me a ton of money: I had told her that I was over budget and feeling very stressed out, so one of the first things she did was review my contracts and help me cut some of the unnecessary costs out.

Also, on day one I had expressed a concern that the wedding didn't have enough "personality." Joyce had endless suggestions, and, because she had lifted such a burden from my shoulders, I was able to follow through on them: we made trivia napkins, designed specialty drinks, came up with a unique favor, had fun table activities, etc. When we did our rounds, every guest had a small detail that they wanted to rave about.

Lastly, on the day of, there were many times when things could have fallen apart (including me). But, I wasn't stressed at all, because Joyce was always there making things work. For example, we had a pop-up ceremony during cocktail hours with a few dozen moving pieces. Joyce had drawn up the schedule, and then day of, executed it flawlessly.

I could not feel more proud of the wedding nor more grateful to Joyce for everything she did. She truly goes above and beyond and made the day filled with a few dozen of my favorite memories.
I cannot imagine a more brilliant, professional, responsive event planner than Joyce. She was essential to making my Read more...
I cannot imagine a more brilliant, professional, responsive event planner than Joyce. She was essential to making my wedding everything that I hoped it would be and hiring her was *the best* decision we made. She ended up being so much more than an event planner: she was an etiquette expert, a design maven, a confidant. And, she was a ton of fun to work with.

When I first began planning the big day, I thought I was only going to get a day-of planner. We secured our venue, contracted with a florist and band, and began coasting. But a month before the wedding, I started panicking. My florist wasn't being responsive, and there was so much left to do, but I was completely overwhelmed.

Joyce swooped in and saved the day. She immediately began preparing to-do lists for me, calling my florist, etc. And, she saved me a ton of money: I had told her that I was over budget and feeling very stressed out, so one of the first things she did was review my contracts and help me cut some of the unnecessary costs out.

Also, on day one I had expressed a concern that the wedding didn't have enough "personality." Joyce had endless suggestions, and, because she had lifted such a burden from my shoulders, I was able to follow through on them: we made trivia napkins, designed specialty drinks, came up with a unique favor, had fun table activities, etc. When we did our rounds, every guest had a small detail that they wanted to rave about.

Lastly, on the day of, there were many times when things could have fallen apart (including me). But, I wasn't stressed at all, because Joyce was always there making things work. For example, we had a pop-up ceremony during cocktail hours with a few dozen moving pieces. Joyce had drawn up the schedule, and then day of, executed it flawlessly.

I could not feel more proud of the wedding nor more grateful to Joyce for everything she did. She truly goes above and beyond and made the day filled with a few dozen of my favorite memories. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We hired Bash about 4 months before our wedding to help us with vendors, coordination, and styling; they provided something between full and day-of planning, since we already had a venue and a caterer. We worked with Joyce, and we chose her in part because she was the only wedding coordinator who did not sound alarmed by our general state of disarray. She was awesome. I was able to offload a portion of my brain to Joyce and kill that horrible "am I forgetting something?" feeling that plagues every bride. She kept us on task, she made great vendor recommendations, and she really helped us figure out where to spend money to make the event feel elegant on a reasonable budget. We did not have much of a vision for our wedding - we just wanted for it not to take over our lives, for it not to be terribly wasteful, and for our guests to feel loved and to have a great time. She took this scant guidance and a pretty limited budget for flowers and decor (for the DC area) and put together a wedding that was far beyond our expectations. And best of all, she's just a lovely, pleasant person and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend Bash, and Joyce specifically, without reservation.
We hired Bash about 4 months before our wedding to help us with vendors, coordination, and styling; they provided Read more...
We hired Bash about 4 months before our wedding to help us with vendors, coordination, and styling; they provided something between full and day-of planning, since we already had a venue and a caterer. We worked with Joyce, and we chose her in part because she was the only wedding coordinator who did not sound alarmed by our general state of disarray. She was awesome. I was able to offload a portion of my brain to Joyce and kill that horrible "am I forgetting something?" feeling that plagues every bride. She kept us on task, she made great vendor recommendations, and she really helped us figure out where to spend money to make the event feel elegant on a reasonable budget. We did not have much of a vision for our wedding - we just wanted for it not to take over our lives, for it not to be terribly wasteful, and for our guests to feel loved and to have a great time. She took this scant guidance and a pretty limited budget for flowers and decor (for the DC area) and put together a wedding that was far beyond our expectations. And best of all, she's just a lovely, pleasant person and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend Bash, and Joyce specifically, without reservation. Read less
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Downey
Wedding:
5/30/2015
4.8/5.0
We had such a good experience with Bash DC. Terri Eaves was so professional and easy to work with. She was available to do as much or as little as we wanted her to. As a month of planner, she emailed with us well before the month started. She really knows what she is doing and has great advice on logistics and just making everything go smoothly. I can't say enough what a breath of fresh air she was among a very Type A family. I can't recommend her enough.
We had such a good experience with Bash DC. Terri Eaves was so professional and easy to work with. She was available to do Read more...
We had such a good experience with Bash DC. Terri Eaves was so professional and easy to work with. She was available to do as much or as little as we wanted her to. As a month of planner, she emailed with us well before the month started. She really knows what she is doing and has great advice on logistics and just making everything go smoothly. I can't say enough what a breath of fresh air she was among a very Type A family. I can't recommend her enough. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
If anyone is hesitant to spend money on full-planning services, I can assure you that working with Terri is worth every penny. We hired Terri for full-planning, so we worked with her for nine months leading up to the wedding, on the actual day of our wedding, and even worked with her to tie up a few loose ends afterwards. We interviewed quite a few planners who seemed very promising. However we decided to go with Terri due to her experience in planning events for so many years, art and design background, and positive yet calm personality.

Throughout the planning process, which started shortly after we got engaged, she helped keep us on track and gave us valuable advice and expertise. I was not the type of bride who had been planning her wedding for years. In fact I didn’t really know much about weddings, so I had A LOT of questions. Terri was so helpful and professional throughout, helping me understand how everything worked. I didn’t have any background in décor or design, but I had an idea in my head of how I wanted the event to look and feel. Terri took my ideas and created a beautiful event that was even better than I imagined!!

What was most valuable was her relationships with various vendors. We knew that using vendors through her meant that everything would be seamless on the big day, which gave us peace of mind. Bash works with reliable and hard-working vendors, which allowed us to be relaxed and happy on our wedding day. We were able to focus on being “guests” at our own wedding, dancing and socializing, while Terri worked efficiently and harmoniously with all the vendors behind the scenes. I am very picky and particular about logistics (everyone has their thing they care about) and the entire day was FLAWLESS, thanks to Terri and her team.

If you want to have a momentous, beautiful, and magical day I highly recommend Terri and her team at Bash for full-planning services.
If anyone is hesitant to spend money on full-planning services, I can assure you that working with Terri is worth every Read more...
If anyone is hesitant to spend money on full-planning services, I can assure you that working with Terri is worth every penny. We hired Terri for full-planning, so we worked with her for nine months leading up to the wedding, on the actual day of our wedding, and even worked with her to tie up a few loose ends afterwards. We interviewed quite a few planners who seemed very promising. However we decided to go with Terri due to her experience in planning events for so many years, art and design background, and positive yet calm personality.

Throughout the planning process, which started shortly after we got engaged, she helped keep us on track and gave us valuable advice and expertise. I was not the type of bride who had been planning her wedding for years. In fact I didn’t really know much about weddings, so I had A LOT of questions. Terri was so helpful and professional throughout, helping me understand how everything worked. I didn’t have any background in décor or design, but I had an idea in my head of how I wanted the event to look and feel. Terri took my ideas and created a beautiful event that was even better than I imagined!!

What was most valuable was her relationships with various vendors. We knew that using vendors through her meant that everything would be seamless on the big day, which gave us peace of mind. Bash works with reliable and hard-working vendors, which allowed us to be relaxed and happy on our wedding day. We were able to focus on being “guests” at our own wedding, dancing and socializing, while Terri worked efficiently and harmoniously with all the vendors behind the scenes. I am very picky and particular about logistics (everyone has their thing they care about) and the entire day was FLAWLESS, thanks to Terri and her team.

If you want to have a momentous, beautiful, and magical day I highly recommend Terri and her team at Bash for full-planning services. Read less
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Ali
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
We worked with Sarah and would recommend her to anyone needing a day of coordinator! We met with Sarah and knew she would be a great fit right away. We started working with her about eight weeks out and worked on coordinating all the vendors, making sure bills were paid, and that the schedule was set. The day of her and her assistant (AdeOla) did a Fantastic job! They were on top of everything, made sure things were set up the way they needed to be, and were there to help out the whole night! At the end they even made sure all the vendors were out on time and everything was done as it should be. She was extremely personal and very responsive to any questions we had. I would highly recommend working with Bash!
We worked with Sarah and would recommend her to anyone needing a day of coordinator! We met with Sarah and knew she would Read more...
We worked with Sarah and would recommend her to anyone needing a day of coordinator! We met with Sarah and knew she would be a great fit right away. We started working with her about eight weeks out and worked on coordinating all the vendors, making sure bills were paid, and that the schedule was set. The day of her and her assistant (AdeOla) did a Fantastic job! They were on top of everything, made sure things were set up the way they needed to be, and were there to help out the whole night! At the end they even made sure all the vendors were out on time and everything was done as it should be. She was extremely personal and very responsive to any questions we had. I would highly recommend working with Bash! Read less
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Darrell
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and from the start, we knew we would want the help of a day-of coordinator. We decided to work with Sarah at Bash. Sarah was familiar with our venue and our vendors, and she helped guide us through the final preparations for our wedding so that we knew exactly what to expect on the big day. Throughout the ceremony and reception, Sarah made sure everyone knew where to be and when; she kept everything running on schedule; and made sure everyone was out on time. Sarah made the planning process and the wedding night stress-free. I can’t imagine how we would have done it without her!
We had our wedding at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and from the start, we knew we would want the help of a Read more...
We had our wedding at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and from the start, we knew we would want the help of a day-of coordinator. We decided to work with Sarah at Bash. Sarah was familiar with our venue and our vendors, and she helped guide us through the final preparations for our wedding so that we knew exactly what to expect on the big day. Throughout the ceremony and reception, Sarah made sure everyone knew where to be and when; she kept everything running on schedule; and made sure everyone was out on time. Sarah made the planning process and the wedding night stress-free. I can’t imagine how we would have done it without her! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/1/2012
5.0/5.0
(Our wedding was actually on July 28th) Terri Eaves and all of the staff at Bash were AMAZING! We will forever be grateful for all of the assistance in planning the wedding of our dreams. Terri was kind, compassionate, attentive, always professional and an overall god send to my husband and me! She would offer great advice and reputable vendors with which to work. Our only sadness with our day being over is not to be in as much communication with her anymore! Thank you, Terri and Bash!!
(Our wedding was actually on July 28th) Terri Eaves and all of the staff at Bash were AMAZING! We will forever be grateful Read more...
(Our wedding was actually on July 28th) Terri Eaves and all of the staff at Bash were AMAZING! We will forever be grateful for all of the assistance in planning the wedding of our dreams. Terri was kind, compassionate, attentive, always professional and an overall god send to my husband and me! She would offer great advice and reputable vendors with which to work. Our only sadness with our day being over is not to be in as much communication with her anymore! Thank you, Terri and Bash!! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
7/28/2012
4.8/5.0
Sarah at Bash was wonderful to work with for day-of coordination services (which really began 8 weeks out). She had all of the details worked out well in advance, and I was completely comfortable leaving everything related to all vendors to her. I had my wedding at a beautiful place with somewhat unreliable staff, and Sarah ensured that nothing went wrong as a result of their lack of organization. She was responsive to my requests and really helped to make this day fantastic and as stress-free as possible. Thank you!
Sarah at Bash was wonderful to work with for day-of coordination services (which really began 8 weeks out). She had all of Read more...
Sarah at Bash was wonderful to work with for day-of coordination services (which really began 8 weeks out). She had all of the details worked out well in advance, and I was completely comfortable leaving everything related to all vendors to her. I had my wedding at a beautiful place with somewhat unreliable staff, and Sarah ensured that nothing went wrong as a result of their lack of organization. She was responsive to my requests and really helped to make this day fantastic and as stress-free as possible. Thank you! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We chose Bash for our wedding day-of-coordination and highly recommend Terri and her staff!

We interviewed a number of coordinators and chose Bash because of Terri’s experience in wedding planning and relationships with our vendors. She had worked with many of them before and knew what to adjust for. We were hesitant at first because Bash had never worked at our specific venue (Westin Georgetown) while all of our other potential coordinators did. Nevertheless, we felt that Terri’s experience and pro-activeness would make up for that. Also, since this is her business, she was completely vested in the quality and service provided.

Day-of-coordination service really began about a month before our wedding. Leading up to the big day, she maintained contact with the vendors to manage logistics (parking, loading/unloading, etc) and really incorporated our personal touches into the day of timeline. We liked that she had a solid day of template to work from and put in our personalizations (slideshow, extra speeches/toasts, etc). As Project Management professionals, we were sticklers for using MS office applications (MS Word, Excel) to manage things and realized that not everyone uses all the features in those applications so that is one thing to keep in mind if you are OCD and tech saavy!

However, the day of the wedding is really organized chaos and we can’t imagine having another team. Terri was calm and collected to handle issues that came up and directed events with just the right amount of “take charge” attitude to be to effective but not overbearing. For example, we mislabeled some escort cards and had people at the wrong tables, but she shuffled guests around without being intrusive. She was able to do this because of good preparation - reviewing the table layouts, guest list, entree selections, etc.

We would definitely pick Bash again!
We chose Bash for our wedding day-of-coordination and highly recommend Terri and her staff!

We interviewed a Read more...
We chose Bash for our wedding day-of-coordination and highly recommend Terri and her staff!

We interviewed a number of coordinators and chose Bash because of Terri’s experience in wedding planning and relationships with our vendors. She had worked with many of them before and knew what to adjust for. We were hesitant at first because Bash had never worked at our specific venue (Westin Georgetown) while all of our other potential coordinators did. Nevertheless, we felt that Terri’s experience and pro-activeness would make up for that. Also, since this is her business, she was completely vested in the quality and service provided.

Day-of-coordination service really began about a month before our wedding. Leading up to the big day, she maintained contact with the vendors to manage logistics (parking, loading/unloading, etc) and really incorporated our personal touches into the day of timeline. We liked that she had a solid day of template to work from and put in our personalizations (slideshow, extra speeches/toasts, etc). As Project Management professionals, we were sticklers for using MS office applications (MS Word, Excel) to manage things and realized that not everyone uses all the features in those applications so that is one thing to keep in mind if you are OCD and tech saavy!

However, the day of the wedding is really organized chaos and we can’t imagine having another team. Terri was calm and collected to handle issues that came up and directed events with just the right amount of “take charge” attitude to be to effective but not overbearing. For example, we mislabeled some escort cards and had people at the wrong tables, but she shuffled guests around without being intrusive. She was able to do this because of good preparation - reviewing the table layouts, guest list, entree selections, etc.

We would definitely pick Bash again! Read less
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