By Invitation Only...Event Planning & Design

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About By Invitation Only...Event Planning & Design

Based in Columbia, South Carolina, By Invitation Only...Event Planning & Design helps engaged duos create their dream wedding. Owner and lead planner, Melanie, has been helping soon-to-be-weds achieve their dream day since 2005, and enjoys working with clients from all walks of life. Each service she offers is customized to suit each individual couple, to make their special day feel personal and unique.

Services Offered

By Invitation Only...Event Planning & Design combines classic details with modern, contemporary trends, to make a couple’s day feel timeless. Melanie and her dedicated team of planners will assist you throughout your journey down the aisle, from your budget to your floral design. Their day-of-coordination services will give you time and peace of mind to enjoy your special day, while they focus on the important details.

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Ceremony at Adams Pond
Ceremony at Adams Pond
Modern chic wedding
Modern chic wedding
Lounge area
Lounge area
Living bar design
Living bar design
Custom crest installation.
Custom crest installation.
Custom flower wall
Custom flower wall
Sail cloth tent at wavering place plantation
Sail cloth tent at wavering place plantation
Family style seated dinner
Family style seated dinner
Destination wedding in Dominican Republic
Destination wedding in Dominican Republic
Beautiful farm table seating for fall wedding
Beautiful farm table seating for fall wedding
First dance with snow fall
First dance with snow fall
Natural lighting
Natural lighting
Rehearsal dinner
Rehearsal dinner
Candles and vines
Candles and vines
Lounge area outdoors
Lounge area outdoors
Romantic candle lighting
Romantic candle lighting
River front at Stone River ceremony
River front at Stone River ceremony
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75 Reviews for By Invitation Only...Event Planning & Design

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.9

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    D. Augsburger · Married on 03/28/2020

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    Easiest Wedding Ever

    Melanie Murphy was efficient, professional, and delivered on every aspect. She was supportive when the wedding was one of the first to be canceled due to COVID, and helped us quickly regroup when it was ultimately decided to downsize the wedding two weeks prior. Her meetings were always timely and planning goals were met. Melanie's business is the real deal and worth every penny.

    Sent on 07/22/2020
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    Amanda · Married on 02/01/2020

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    Hire Immediately!

    Melanie Murphy and the team at By Invitation Only are masters of wedding planning! My husband and I were planning our wedding from out of state and Melanie made it happen. She was in constant communication with us, keeping us on track and giving advice every step of the way. If we had a question she always had an answer, any problem that arose, no matter how small, had a solution almost instantly. Melanie was completely on top of every detail.

    I was extremely daunted by planning a wedding and had no clue all of the little details that go into every aspect so I knew from the start that I wanted a wedding planner, and Melanie was absolutely perfect for us! She worked incredibly well with all of our vendors and kept our stress to a minimum.

    On the day of our wedding my husband realized multiple of the guys didn't have a pocket square for their tuxes, he called Melanie and she had it covered. She was our advocate throughout the wedding planning processes and worked with our budget to make the wedding of our dreams.

    Our day was absolutely perfect and it was because of all the hard work from Melanie and the rest of the ladies at By Invitation Only.

    Sent on 05/01/2020

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By Invitation Only...Event Planning & Design FAQ

  • Do you offer an hourly rate?
    No
  • What wedding events do you provide services for?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What wedding planning services do you offer?
    Full Planning
    Partial Planning
  • What weddings do you have experience planning?
    Civil
    Cultural
    Destination
    Double Weddings
    Eco-Friendly
    Military
    Non-Religious
    Religious

2 Real Weddings

Professional Network & Endorsements

27 Endorsements

  • EdgeWire Music Wedding Musicians

    EdgeWire Music has worked with Melanie Murphy of By Invitation Only countless times. Melanie is a true professional - handling any situation with composure and professionalism. We are excited to see her name/company as the wedding planner in our contracts!!!

  • Carolina Event Services Wedding Decor & Lighting

    I have always loved working with Melanie on her weddings... she always tasks me with some sort of incredible drape design. I always fam anxious to see the final outcome and as always her final vision looks stunning!

  • Studio Two One Two, LLC
    Studio Two One Two, LLC Wedding Photographers

    Melanie and her team are the cream of the crop when it comes to event planning and design. Always wonderful working the BIO!

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