The Planning

Service levels: Full-service planning

Team size: 1 – 3

About The Planning

The Planning

Established in 2014, The Planning is Asheville’s Premier Wedding Planning Company! We are a dedicated team of Planners with bright imaginations and a flawless attention to detail. We are an Asheville based company! Our two primary venues are The Venue and The Ridge. But, we love to travel to surrounding areas and venues to make our magic happen. At The Planning, we know how different our couples are! So, we offer a variety of Wedding and Elopement packages to satisfy any couple and their big day needs.

Planning is where the Art of Entertainment begins. Watch us bring life to your wildest wedding visions for a night that you and your fiancé will be dreaming of for years to come.

Services by planning level

Service included in starting price
Service available for an extra cost
Full-service planningElopement / microweddingDay-of coordination / wedding management

This is perfect for the couple who would like to be more hands off in the planning process. With this package, your planner will handle the scheduling of meetings with your vendors, organizing your initial and final payments with each vendor, along with the planning and organizing of your ceremony and reception. The Planning will be hands on with all of the planning details from your service start date all the way through the end of your event.

-Services Begin 2 Weeks in Advance -Coordination of Personal Décor -Correspondence to all Vendors -Day Of Coordination

-Services Begin 1 Month in advance -Coordination of Personal Décor -Correspondence to all Vendors -Organization of all Formalities during Rehearsal, Ceremony & Reception -Ceremony Rehearsal Run Through -Day Of Coordination

Planning begins1 Month out1 Month out
Vendor Management
Final Venue Walkthrough
Timeline Creation & Management
Event Styling & Design
Venue Recommendations
Rentals & Linens
Wedding Favors & Accessories
Accommodation Coordination
Transportation Coordination
Venue Visits
Onsite Event Management
PricingStarts at $6,500Starts at $700Starts at $3,200



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5.0 (3 reviews)

  • Couldn’t have been better!! We LOVE The Planning

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    Lindsey Ballingera year ago

    My husband and I got married this past September at the Omni Grove Park Inn, and they require a wedding planner. At the time I didn’t realize just how invaluable a wedding planner was. I started looking around for Asheville planners, and came across The Planning. After reading a bunch of amazing reviews and reaching out for a quote, we chose them. We decided to do the month out package as that fit our needs, and we were so blessed to be given Kylie as our main wedding planner and correspondent. Like most brides, although super excited, I was also feeling very overwhelmed and experienced a lot of anxiety leading up to the wedding, especially since we were planning a wedding in another city (we’re from Nashville). From our first phone call with Kylie, she eased my fears and made me feel relaxed and even more excited about our wedding than I originally had been. I completely trusted her. I looked forward to our weekly phone calls starting the month before the wedding, not just because we were getting more things in order, but because I genuinely loved talking to her as well. My parents, who honestly were both skeptical about the need for a wedding planner, were quickly won over and at the end of wedding weekend were wondering how they ever thought it was possible to go without one. Because our venue was a pretty large one and because we had about 135 guests we needed an extra planner, so we ended up having the help of both Kylie and Autumn (who was also incredible) wedding weekend. They were there for our rehearsal the day before the wedding, and all day/night on the day of the wedding right up until we got in our getaway car, and I don’t know what we would have done without them. They helped us figure out the layout of the ceremony, helped everyone understand when to walk, etc, kept track of all of my belongings, kept us on a timeline for the day and night (which was very important for a big group like ours), coordinated with all of our other vendors, helped me make decisions I hadn’t even realized I needed to make, and so much more. Kylie and Autumn were both so kind, organized, level headed, and just fun to be around. They were both so professional and knew when to get down to business, but being around them still felt like being around good friends. Everyone loved them. Both of our families are very large so as you can imagine there was a LOT going on - many different personalities, many opportunities for us all to get distracted - and they handled all of the chaos so well and took everything in stride. Any issues we ran into they quickly and carefully handled. Also, once I got to the altar and we were in the middle of saying our vows, I realized I had left my engagement ring in a public bathroom on the floor we got ready in while I was fixing my dress…after the ceremony Kylie sprinted upstairs and found my ring and quickly became a hero to both my husband and I haha. All of this to say, we could not have had our beautiful wedding weekend without the help of Kylie, Autumn, and The Planning. We could not have had better wedding planners and wouldn’t do anything differently. If you don’t think you need a wedding planner, I can assure you that you probably do, and if you are thinking about hiring them, you should!! The Planning is an amazing business. We wish we could do it all over just so we could hang out with everyone again!

  • The Planning is Classy and Professional!

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    Diana Cusica year ago

    We have the pleasure of working with the entire team at The Planning quite often. After working with countless other planning teams through the years, we can truly say that they are one of the absolute best organizations. It's a treat to work with people who are truly organized AND down-to-earth. They will truly benefit any couple and weddings are better with their special touches.

  • The Ridge is my Happy Place

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    Mallorya year ago

    As not only a wedding photographer that works closely with The Ridge, I had the immense pleasure of getting married there myself about two years ago! It was easily the best day of my life and I replay it in my head very often. The staff at the ridge is incredible to work with both personally and professionally and the atmosphere is to die for!! My favorite venue of all time!

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