Social Conceptions

Service levels: Full-service planning

Team size: 1 – 3

About Social Conceptions

Social Conceptions

Owner and Lead Planner

I'm Ashley and I've spent over 2 decades crafting extraordinary experiences in the events industry. My journey began with planning luncheons and CE for commercial real estate agents. This soon evolved into organizing their annual conferences. After 12 rewarding years in the industry, I took the leap and founded my own business. Since 2013, Social Conceptions has been the go-to for weddings, social gatherings, and corporate events. I thrive on turning visions into reality, creating bespoke experiences that leave a lasting impression. Recently, I've expanded my horizons even further by adding travel planning services to my repertoire.

I’ve planned corporate events, social gatherings, weddings, and travel for over 20 years since graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill. When you hire me, you’ll work directly with me, not just someone on my team. My extensive experience ensures personalized and meticulous planning, guaranteeing that every detail of your event is handled with care and expertise.

In three words: Efficient, Flexible, Organized

Services by planning level

Service included in starting price
Service available for an extra cost
Full-service planningPartial planningDay-of coordination / wedding managementElopement / microwedding

As your full production wedding planner, we recommend vendors, accompany you on appointments, review and consult on contracts and help design the look you envision. Our job is to give you options that work best within your budget.

As your partial wedding planner let us create the right package for you that is dependent on where you are in the planning process. We can offer vendor referrals, advice, and planning ideas or help you coordinate what you already have planned and we will help you fill in the smaller details.

We will handle the coordination for the rehearsal, wedding day, and reception. After you have selected all of your vendors you will hand them over to Social Conceptions and we will confirm all the activities and logistics for the day.

If you're planning a small, intimate wedding or only need a few hours of coordination on your special day. Perfect for small celebrations couples needing ceremony only, or couples staying on site and planning on setting up throughout the weekend.

Planning begins12 Months out9 Months out3 Months out3 Months out
Final Venue Walkthrough
Timeline Creation & Management
Vendor Management
Accommodation Coordination
Onsite Event Management
Event Styling & Design
Budget Planning
Contract Review
Transportation Coordination
Venue Visits
RSVP Tracking
Wedding Website
Venue Recommendations
Invites & Stationery
PricingStarts at $4,500Starts at $2,100Starts at $1,500Starts at $1,250



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    Mary and M.May 28, 2024

    Ashley at Social Conceptions is an absolute dream to work with! Planning ended up taking around 2 years with a ton of stop and go due to Covid and she never missed a beat. She help me put together the perfect team of vendors, and kept me up to date on every decision I needed to make. Even though I was one of those brides who had no vision for what I wanted my wedding to look like, she took what tiny crumbs of ideas I gave her and made it look stunning and fit us to a T! The day of my wedding ran so smoothly, it was unbelievable. By the time I heard about any kind of hiccup (that every wedding is bound to have) she already had it solved! I would recommend her in heartbeat to anyone who asked. Thanks for a perfect day!