Ashley McCabe, co-founder and creative director of Oly Events, thrives off of assisting local Thurston County couples while they begin to plan one of the most important days of their lives. The company that she’s helped build from the ground up offers newly engaged couples an opportunity to receive support as they plan their dream wedding day through the assistance of a partial planning package.
As a full-service, customizable event planning and coordination service, Oly Events brings together Ashley and her talented team to offer various services and package levels. Some brides may feel confident enough to plan their entire wedding completely on their own, but for those that would like some support along the way, the partial planning package is the perfect solution.
This package is built for the type of client who wants to be hands on but still needs assistance deciding on vendors and the smaller aspects of their wedding. Typically, a partial planning package is ideal for those who have pinpointed their wedding date, venue and caterer. After that, it’s normal for a couple to hit a standstill. With hundreds of options, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and unsure as to which direction to steer things next.
Thanks to the help of Oly Events, a partial planning package offers custom picked suggestions for various vendors, sometimes very specific, such as florists that create large installations, a band that will keep the reception going late into the night, a bakery that can create a statement cake and other more distinct type of requests. “We also help clients who choose to enlist our help with narrowing down design concepts, wedding timelines, final vendors and everything that needs to happen on the day-of,” explains Ashley. “It’s often easy to forget the smaller details such as organizing who will be helping with the setup and teardown of equipment or when the bridesmaids’ bouquets need to be delivered. The partial planning package also assists with all vendor communications a few months prior, including arrival times and final payments.” This package includes unlimited site visits to review the floor plan and decor layout, monthly in-person meetings as well as always-available conversations in between meetings, beginning at $2,200.
Additionally, Oly Events also offers two further packages to fit clients specific needs. For those that have zero inkling on how to begin planning the wedding of their dreams, consider booking a full design and implementation package starting at $4,500. On the opposite side of the spectrum, Oly Events also can execute fully customizable day-of-coordination packages for the bride that has completed the preliminary planning and is now ready to enjoy this special time rather than stress over all of the final details. This package begins at $1,600.
“Planning a wedding can feel overwhelming, and we understand that,” states Ashley. “We’re here to help lessen the burden and make planning your wedding a thoroughly enjoyable experience from start to finish.”