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The Graceful Host

Charlotte , NC
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Charlotte, NC 28277 US

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704-780-9733
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ABOUT US

The Graceful Host is a boutique full service, award winning wedding planning company based in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina. I specialize in creative event design, ensuring that... Read more
The Graceful Host is a boutique full service, award winning wedding planning company based in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina. I specialize in creative event design, ensuring that your wedding day is crated with your unique vision and style in mind. With a focus on the little details, I'll work with you to design a one-of-a-kind event that is a perfect reflection of you. Throughout our planning, I'll provide you with the tools you'll need for a stress-free and enjoyable planning experience so that you can focus on what matters most during this exciting time. Whether you're planning an event for 50 guests or 350 guests, I'll make sure that every last detail is handled with care so that you can be The Graceful Host.

I am honored that you're considering The Graceful Host to be a part of this special time in your lives! I am truly passionate about weddings, but more than anything, I love seeing brides and grooms dreams come true. Attention to detail is at the forefront of my values, which is why I take on a select number of weddings each year to make sure that my focus is on you. Let's have fun planning for your big day!

Although TGH is based in Charlotte, North Carolina, we are available for travel. I frequently service brides throughout the Carolinas - including (but not limited to) Asheville, NC and Charleston, SC areas. It's important to me that each wedding reflect the specific needs and desires of the bride and groom, so each pacakge is customized to do just that. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation and pesronalized quote. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Full Planning
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?
4

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Ashley went above and beyond to make my dream vision a reality! From the first time we talked, she totally understood my vision and never stopped advocating for that! During the planning process, I lived out of town, so I could only meet with vendors on brief visits home to Charlotte. However, Ashley helped me connect with vendors and coordinate schedules so that I could meet with vendors in person. She was also incredibly flexible and made sure that whether I was in town or a plane-ride away, I was always a part of the process. In the weeks leading up to the wedding and on the day of, Ashley was a calming presence and truly ran the show. The day I got married, I didn't have a single thing to worry about because Ashley ensured that all went smoothly. With her running the show, my husband and I were totally present and got to enjoy every moment stress-free. We loved having Ashley and would highly recommend her!
Ashley went above and beyond to make my dream vision a reality! From the first time we talked, she totally understood my Read more...
Ashley went above and beyond to make my dream vision a reality! From the first time we talked, she totally understood my vision and never stopped advocating for that! During the planning process, I lived out of town, so I could only meet with vendors on brief visits home to Charlotte. However, Ashley helped me connect with vendors and coordinate schedules so that I could meet with vendors in person. She was also incredibly flexible and made sure that whether I was in town or a plane-ride away, I was always a part of the process. In the weeks leading up to the wedding and on the day of, Ashley was a calming presence and truly ran the show. The day I got married, I didn't have a single thing to worry about because Ashley ensured that all went smoothly. With her running the show, my husband and I were totally present and got to enjoy every moment stress-free. We loved having Ashley and would highly recommend her! Read less
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Keely
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
I'm not one to write reviews but considering without the reviews on The Knot about "Graceful Host" I would have never found Ashley!

First off, you will have a lot of wedding planners in Charlotte that are great. But what you won't find in those are an "Ashley"! From the very first email Ashley was organized, efficient and made it feel like we were old friends!

After, the first meeting I knew needed Ashley! I had selected the majority of my vendors by the time I started working with Ashley. She immediately jumped right in and took everything off my hands. Immediately, all those wedding fears and stress was lifted off of me!

What sets Ashley apart is not only does she put her blood, sweat and tears in your wedding; she puts her heart and soul into making sure your wedding day is everything you ever dreamed of! She does offer a few levels of service but I would say do nothing under the partial service because she is worth every penny and SO much more!! It was important to me to find someone that would get to know us as a couple and Ashley without beyond her "contract" with that! I am so lucky to call her a friend too from this process!

Ashley knows what she is doing and she knows where to put your money to get the biggest bang for your buck! This is where she helped us the most; deciding what should be spent on each vendor according to your budget! Our final meeting before the wedding I was so impressed on how organized she had our timeline and all the details were pulled together!

Speaking of details she went above and beyond pulling all those details together! Even went as far as sewing pillow covers herself and surprising us with our signature monogram decal on the mini pizza boxes for late night snacks!

The day of our wedding our parents, family and all my bridal party were able to enjoy themselves just like I wanted! Ashley and her team had everything covered! There is not enough "thank yous" and dollar value I could put on how much that meant to us!
I'm not one to write reviews but considering without the reviews on The Knot about "Graceful Host" I would have never Read more...
I'm not one to write reviews but considering without the reviews on The Knot about "Graceful Host" I would have never found Ashley!

First off, you will have a lot of wedding planners in Charlotte that are great. But what you won't find in those are an "Ashley"! From the very first email Ashley was organized, efficient and made it feel like we were old friends!

After, the first meeting I knew needed Ashley! I had selected the majority of my vendors by the time I started working with Ashley. She immediately jumped right in and took everything off my hands. Immediately, all those wedding fears and stress was lifted off of me!

What sets Ashley apart is not only does she put her blood, sweat and tears in your wedding; she puts her heart and soul into making sure your wedding day is everything you ever dreamed of! She does offer a few levels of service but I would say do nothing under the partial service because she is worth every penny and SO much more!! It was important to me to find someone that would get to know us as a couple and Ashley without beyond her "contract" with that! I am so lucky to call her a friend too from this process!

Ashley knows what she is doing and she knows where to put your money to get the biggest bang for your buck! This is where she helped us the most; deciding what should be spent on each vendor according to your budget! Our final meeting before the wedding I was so impressed on how organized she had our timeline and all the details were pulled together!

Speaking of details she went above and beyond pulling all those details together! Even went as far as sewing pillow covers herself and surprising us with our signature monogram decal on the mini pizza boxes for late night snacks!

The day of our wedding our parents, family and all my bridal party were able to enjoy themselves just like I wanted! Ashley and her team had everything covered! There is not enough "thank yous" and dollar value I could put on how much that meant to us! Read less
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Mimi
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Ashley was hired as my Day of Coordinator. If you are undecided about whether a service like this is necessary for the price, let me tell you it's well worth the cost. Ashley and her team helped my day to go seamlessly. Everyone was very professional, polite and overall had a good grasp on the timeline for the day. It was very easy working with Ashley as she's very experienced in her field. It was nice to hand everything off to her well before the big day and her opinions/view during my final venue walk-thru helped gived me a better picture of how the flow of the day would go. Would highly recommend the Graceful Host as your wedding planner!
Ashley was hired as my Day of Coordinator. If you are undecided about whether a service like this is necessary for the Read more...
Ashley was hired as my Day of Coordinator. If you are undecided about whether a service like this is necessary for the price, let me tell you it's well worth the cost. Ashley and her team helped my day to go seamlessly. Everyone was very professional, polite and overall had a good grasp on the timeline for the day. It was very easy working with Ashley as she's very experienced in her field. It was nice to hand everything off to her well before the big day and her opinions/view during my final venue walk-thru helped gived me a better picture of how the flow of the day would go. Would highly recommend the Graceful Host as your wedding planner! Read less
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alex
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired Ashley to do the full wedding planning. Ashley was wonderful to work with, and we could not imagine having had such an amazing wedding without her. I absolutely would recommend her again.
We hired Ashley to do the full wedding planning. Ashley was wonderful to work with, and we could not imagine having had Read more...
We hired Ashley to do the full wedding planning. Ashley was wonderful to work with, and we could not imagine having had such an amazing wedding without her. I absolutely would recommend her again. Read less
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Mia
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Ashley of the Graceful Host was a superb wedding planner! From the very initial phone call, she was enthusiastic and easy to talk with. We live 8 hours away and I could not have planned our wedding in Charlotte without her help. With my now-husband and my difficult work schedules, we were only able to spend one week in Charlotte to meet with the vendors. Ashley not only suggested many excellent vendors but also met with all of them with us, securing all the major pieces of the wedding 6 months ahead (out of an 8 month engagement). Despite the distance, Ashley and I stayed in close communication and I felt absolutely at ease throughout the planning process. The wedding weekend was amazing! We weren't even aware that our guitarist never showed up until after the wedding! That's how smoothly Ashley and her team executed the event. Ashley is super creative, with excellent taste, and created watercolor and calligraphy seating chart and table numbers that I had only casually mentioned in our planning meeting months ago. These are just a few examples of countless hours of work and thought that she put into our wedding. All of our guests and family loved and enjoyed the day! Ashley is so hard working, patient, and organized. I could not say enough wonderful things about her and her company!
Ashley of the Graceful Host was a superb wedding planner! From the very initial phone call, she was enthusiastic and easy Read more...
Ashley of the Graceful Host was a superb wedding planner! From the very initial phone call, she was enthusiastic and easy to talk with. We live 8 hours away and I could not have planned our wedding in Charlotte without her help. With my now-husband and my difficult work schedules, we were only able to spend one week in Charlotte to meet with the vendors. Ashley not only suggested many excellent vendors but also met with all of them with us, securing all the major pieces of the wedding 6 months ahead (out of an 8 month engagement). Despite the distance, Ashley and I stayed in close communication and I felt absolutely at ease throughout the planning process. The wedding weekend was amazing! We weren't even aware that our guitarist never showed up until after the wedding! That's how smoothly Ashley and her team executed the event. Ashley is super creative, with excellent taste, and created watercolor and calligraphy seating chart and table numbers that I had only casually mentioned in our planning meeting months ago. These are just a few examples of countless hours of work and thought that she put into our wedding. All of our guests and family loved and enjoyed the day! Ashley is so hard working, patient, and organized. I could not say enough wonderful things about her and her company! Read less
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whitley
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Ashley was amazing. She went above and beyond for my wedding and constantly eased my worries and assured me that everything would be perfect and it was! She is professional, prompt and does what she says she is going to do. All of her vendors are amazing and I loved working with each and every one of them.
Ashley was amazing. She went above and beyond for my wedding and constantly eased my worries and assured me that Read more...
Ashley was amazing. She went above and beyond for my wedding and constantly eased my worries and assured me that everything would be perfect and it was! She is professional, prompt and does what she says she is going to do. All of her vendors are amazing and I loved working with each and every one of them. Read less
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Evelyn
Wedding:
1/4/2014
5.0/5.0
One of the best decisions we made throughout the whole wedding process was to hire Ashley Cash to do our day-of wedding coordination. She was amazing and helped our big day go smoothly. Ashley was relaxed and in control at all times. When several little things came up (like they do at every wedding), she handled them without me ever knowing there was an issue. When our church coordinator was being less than nice, Ashley handled it with class and a positive attitude.

During the reception when things are happening so fast and it feels like a blur, Ashley was always nearby to me to make sure I had everything I needed. I cannot recommend Ashley and her team high enough! My only complaint is I wish there were a sixth star because she earned six out of five stars!!! Thanks Ashley!
One of the best decisions we made throughout the whole wedding process was to hire Ashley Cash to do our day-of wedding Read more...
One of the best decisions we made throughout the whole wedding process was to hire Ashley Cash to do our day-of wedding coordination. She was amazing and helped our big day go smoothly. Ashley was relaxed and in control at all times. When several little things came up (like they do at every wedding), she handled them without me ever knowing there was an issue. When our church coordinator was being less than nice, Ashley handled it with class and a positive attitude.

During the reception when things are happening so fast and it feels like a blur, Ashley was always nearby to me to make sure I had everything I needed. I cannot recommend Ashley and her team high enough! My only complaint is I wish there were a sixth star because she earned six out of five stars!!! Thanks Ashley! Read less
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Morgan
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Nothing in my life goes perfectly. It just doesn't. I trip, fall, stutter... etc. But, my wedding day was perfect because of Ashley Cash from The Graceful Host. She is truly amazing. She was my designer and coordinator for the day. At the rehearsal, she took charge and made sure we went over everything. On the wedding day, she did everything. If I had a doubt or forgot something, she took care of it. And, before I walked down the aisle (stairs!) and was about to freak out... she got me through it. Her whole team worked my wedding day and made sure everything went as planned. She sowed my mom's dress when it busted and helped me change out of mine into my much more comfortable "after wedding" dress. I have heard from everyone that my wedding was amazing, nothing went wrong and it was beautiful. It was all of those things. The credit goes to The Graceful Host.
Nothing in my life goes perfectly. It just doesn't. I trip, fall, stutter... etc. But, my wedding day was perfect because Read more...
Nothing in my life goes perfectly. It just doesn't. I trip, fall, stutter... etc. But, my wedding day was perfect because of Ashley Cash from The Graceful Host. She is truly amazing. She was my designer and coordinator for the day. At the rehearsal, she took charge and made sure we went over everything. On the wedding day, she did everything. If I had a doubt or forgot something, she took care of it. And, before I walked down the aisle (stairs!) and was about to freak out... she got me through it. Her whole team worked my wedding day and made sure everything went as planned. She sowed my mom's dress when it busted and helped me change out of mine into my much more comfortable "after wedding" dress. I have heard from everyone that my wedding was amazing, nothing went wrong and it was beautiful. It was all of those things. The credit goes to The Graceful Host. Read less
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Brandy
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I feel so privileged to have had the opportunity to work with such an amazing wedding coordinator! I contacted The Graceful Host, needing help with design and day of coordination. I had so many ideas but no clue how to make all those ideas into a cohesive design plan. I met with Ashley twice sharing my thoughts, ideas and concerns. Ashley was able to take those two meetings and come up with a design for my wedding day that perfectly represented my fiancé and I. We were thrilled with the design on paper as well as the details we discussed but seeing everything come together on our wedding day took my breath away. Ashley even managed to include some surprises she knew I would love.
Beyond Ashley's design talents, she was exceptional with coordination as well. I honestly had no stress about how things were coming together or worries about the schedule because Ashley handled everything and seemed so calm and in control the entire time. We received so many compliments from family, friends, and other vendors confirming what we already knew, The Graceful Host was the best wedding decision we made!
I feel so privileged to have had the opportunity to work with such an amazing wedding coordinator! I contacted The Read more...
I feel so privileged to have had the opportunity to work with such an amazing wedding coordinator! I contacted The Graceful Host, needing help with design and day of coordination. I had so many ideas but no clue how to make all those ideas into a cohesive design plan. I met with Ashley twice sharing my thoughts, ideas and concerns. Ashley was able to take those two meetings and come up with a design for my wedding day that perfectly represented my fiancé and I. We were thrilled with the design on paper as well as the details we discussed but seeing everything come together on our wedding day took my breath away. Ashley even managed to include some surprises she knew I would love.
Beyond Ashley's design talents, she was exceptional with coordination as well. I honestly had no stress about how things were coming together or worries about the schedule because Ashley handled everything and seemed so calm and in control the entire time. We received so many compliments from family, friends, and other vendors confirming what we already knew, The Graceful Host was the best wedding decision we made! Read less
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Samantha Rosenbaum
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Ashley was so awesome to work with! From the moment that my mom and I first talked to her we knew she would be the perfect fit to the wedding. Being an out of town bride can be quite stressful but I didn't have a thing to worry about. Ashley's confidence and grace put you at total ease with knowing that you are in great hands. She is always willing to go the extra mile to make sure that everything is taken care of and we felt it! The weeks prior to the wedding she was so great in making sure all of my vendors had a timeline and were ready to go. She also helped to get everything gathered at her house to bring up for me since it was difficult to take them with me from Florida. At the wedding she brought an assistant to help her with all of my little details and everything went off without a hitch. The wedding was everything that I could have ever hoped for and more! I would definitely recommend The Graceful Host!
Ashley was so awesome to work with! From the moment that my mom and I first talked to her we knew she would be the perfect Read more...
Ashley was so awesome to work with! From the moment that my mom and I first talked to her we knew she would be the perfect fit to the wedding. Being an out of town bride can be quite stressful but I didn't have a thing to worry about. Ashley's confidence and grace put you at total ease with knowing that you are in great hands. She is always willing to go the extra mile to make sure that everything is taken care of and we felt it! The weeks prior to the wedding she was so great in making sure all of my vendors had a timeline and were ready to go. She also helped to get everything gathered at her house to bring up for me since it was difficult to take them with me from Florida. At the wedding she brought an assistant to help her with all of my little details and everything went off without a hitch. The wedding was everything that I could have ever hoped for and more! I would definitely recommend The Graceful Host! Read less
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