A Bupp Event

Service levels: Full-service planning

Team size: 1 – 4

About A Bupp Event

Ashley Bupp

Principal, Lead Planner & Designer

A Bupp Event was built after a huge move to the south and a new baby in tow. After 7 months of an extended maternity leave from events and the DC market I found I really missed events! The creative designs, the logistical details, the 'friendor' relationships. I missed it all. I decided to dive back into events, most specifically weddings, giving me the opportunity to connect with all these beautiful couples and a whole new set of vendors.

While I live outside New Orleans, I grew up and spent most of my adult life in the NE from New Jersey down to DC. I started my career working as a catering manager at a DC hotel where I quickly learned a lot of back of house components that go into every event. From there I moved into the non-profit world working at Smithsonian's National Zoo planning fundraising events for over 3,000 guests. There I became proficient in event logistics and quick thinking. Especially when it comes to weather related situations.

In three words: Collaborative, Efficient, Thoughtful

Best of Zola 2024

Services by planning level

Full-service planning

Pricing starts at $12,000*

*Plus % of total wedding costs

Day-of coordination / wedding management

Pricing starts at $800

Destination wedding

Pricing starts at $15,000

Elopement / microwedding

Pricing starts at $5,000*

*Plus % of total wedding costs

A la carte

Pricing starts at $85



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  • An essential part of our wedding day's success!

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    Jennifer S.May 4, 2024

    Ashley is incredible at what she does and an all around lovely human being. When I started planning my wedding a year in advance, I thought I would not be in need of a day of coordinator, but having one was absolutely essential to our wedding day's success. She handled finalizing and coordinating details with our vendors leading up to the big day, she made sure everything ran on time on the wedding day, she ensured our decor looked exactly the way we specified, she honored all of our wishes but most importantly she kept me calm and focused when I was beginning to feel overwhelmed by time and decision making. She handles every situation with optimism, humor, and a down to earth nature that is extremely approachable and reassuring. I would recommend her to anyone the Greater New Orleans area, and I hope I get to work with her planning another event one day! :)

  • We love Ashley!

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    Sofia F.Mar 28, 2024

    Ashley was an amazing day of coordinator for my husband and I's small-ish (45 pp) wedding that still had a silly number of little details to tend to. From our planning call to the days leading up to the wedding to the day of, Ashley was on top all of the things (including the small details we would have forgotten that would have blown up in our faces day of!) in a way that was just right - nudging us to get things done and also giving us feedback and ideas about what might work/etc. since we are not wedding professionals. ;) She had the East Coast Energy that I craved combined with the NOLA local experience that we needed in planning a wedding in New Orleans while being from and living in NYC. I highly recommend her to anyone planning a wedding who wants a super organized, warm, and easy to communicate with planner/coordinator!

  • Thorough, helpful and professional!

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    Teresa L.Feb 28, 2024

    If you are questioning if you need a day of coordinator…the answer is yes, yes, you do. I had a micro wedding in December of 2023. I wanted to have a stress free wedding day…or as stress free as possible. My fiancé and I interviewed a few coordinators early in 2023. We really liked Ashley’s demeanor and vibe on the phone. She asked thoughtful questions, listened to our answers, and asked good follow ups. Through out the process of creating the timeline for the wedding day, she asked questions to figure out logistics that I didn’t even think about. My fiancé and I were using the same car to get to our venue and she helped us map out that timeline. I am so glad she did because we needed to do some slight adjustments to the rental timeframe. That’s just one example of the attention to detail that she has, which made our day go great! She was involved in every aspect from the transportation company, photographer, venues, etc. She asked questions to understand guest dynamics and if there was anything she needed to be aware of in that regard. I didn’t even think about that until she posed the question! There was a very minor snafu the day of due to the bridesmaids making an unplanned detour from the ceremony to the reception. Ashley listened to me vent, had 2 different solutions thought though, helped me change into my tennis shoes from heels, and above all…kept me calm! Though we only booked her for the day, she sent follow up messages, a holiday card and is helping us nudge along one of our vendors for their deliverables, post wedding. Do not underestimate the value of a day of coordinator! I am SO extremely happy that we booked Ashley. She feels like a friend at this point!

  • Hire Ashley!

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    Grace Anne WhiteJan 31, 2024

    Ashley was great! We had most our big vendors picked whenever we hired Ashley. She helped us pick all the smaller, detailed vendors like renting furniture, linens, brass band, hair & makeup artist, etc. Every vendor we hired was excellent! I spoke with Ashley frequently about how we want the wedding weekend to be in New Orleans. She was very professional and accommodating with changes made to the plan. I planned a New Orleans wedding while I lived in Nashville. Ashley was always happy to call, text, email, FaceTime Anytime! When I flew to New Orleans, she was always able to meet and help with any details and walk through. The weeks up to the wedding, Ashley was a game changer!!!! She had a detailed itinerary of the whole day and contacted all the vendors! I never spoke to the vendors about timing or logistical stuff. Ashely handled everything and it worked beautifully. Our whole day was perfect because of Ashley. To my knowledge, not a single thing went wrong. She had great advice when it came to choosing vendors, and she was so organized for all the logistical parts of the day. Brides have enough to worry about, and Ashley really lightened our load!!