I’m Allison Taylor, and I’m excited to work with Majors Estate! I started event planning while working for a marketing firm directly after college. After the stint at the marketing firm, I then owned and managed a successful contract electronics manufacturing business for 12 years. Being cooped up all day in a metal building started to wear on me, and I began looking for a new venture that would allow for more diversity and also would better accommodate more time with now 11 year old son. I then decided to start WNC Weddings & Events (www.wncweddings.net) and Skillful Solutions (www.skillfulsolutions.net).
In both businesses, attention to detail, extreme organization, and calming chaos are kinda my thing. WNC Weddings & Events offers wedding and event planning and coordination. In addition to weddings, I also work with private parties, corporate events, family reunions, festivals, and non-profit events. We can offer as much (or as little) assistance as might be needed. All of our packages and prices are completely customized to meet each client’s specific needs, and it’s always free for us to quote. Typical packages include services such as coordinating the rehearsal and the ceremony, vendor referrals, assistance in developing a rental order, assistance with color selection and design/decor, set up and decorating on the special day, coordinating the reception, and breakdown and cleanup. We strive to make planning a wedding or event as easy as possible for our client’s, and will do our best to meet any and all requests.
In my Skillful Solutions business, I specialize in corporate team building activities and events, retreat planning, and corporate training programs. We customize team building programs to meet the specific needs of the group, and can focus on goals such as communication, trust, or collaboration. Some examples of our programs include team building initiatives, “Amazing Race” type scavenger hunts, games, group drumming/dancing/painting, and outdoor activities. We can offer these in conjunction with full retreat planning resources which can include coordinating lodging, meals, entertainment, conference facilities, and providing keynote speakers. We also offer corporate training programs such as Ethics & Professionalism, Creating a Work/Life Balance, Online Etiquette, or can create custom programs to meet any goals of the group.
In my free time, I thoroughly enjoy hiking super long distances (20 mile day hikes), lifting weights, seeking out new adventures with my son, and volunteering.