By Invitation Only is an event planning and design company based in Columbia, South Carolina. The company creates weddings that are filled with emotion and a timeless sense of wonder. Since 2005, they have worked with over 200 couples to produce both quietly elegant and wonderfully extravagant events.
By Invitation Only designs weddings that reflect the personalities and visions of couples, transforming reception spaces and working with clients to create memorable experiences. They work with classic elements and cutting-edge trends to bring your dream to life and deliver a flawless outcome. Their team will coordinate all the elements of your event so that you can relax and enjoy each moment knowing that your special day is in good hands. These are the services they offer in their customized packages:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Sarah · Married on 05/27/2017
Melanie and her team are an absolute dream with which to work. When we first met, I had no idea what we wanted, what to do, or how to get started. Melanie was always responsive to my questions, ideas, or random worries; she guided and supported us through the wildly cumbersome process of planning a wedding while keeping it fun and exciting; and she made everything easy and stress-free. Melanie created the most beautiful fairy tale wedding we could have ever imagined. We’re so very grateful for all that she did for us in bringing our perfect day to life. I can't say enough wonderful things about By Invitation Only. I'd work with them again in a heartbeat.Sent on 08/04/2017
Lara · Married on 12/31/2018
Everything We Could Ever Ask For
Melanie and her team did a spectacular job for our New Year's Eve wedding. We chose the Essential Design and Day of Coordinating package because I had already done a lot of the initial meetings by the time we decided to hire a wedding planner. I wish I had asked earlier though because this team really took the stress out of the entire planning process. Melanie was so organized at each of our meetings and helped me think of things that I hadn't even considered. She has an eye for what is going to look great, fit your budget, and fit the style of your wedding. We are so thankful to have found such a great team. I enjoyed our wedding day immensely and I know that had a great deal to do with all of the behind the scenes work that they did. I was able to relax and completely trust them to make sure every detail was perfect!Sent on 01/19/2019
Tiffany · Married on 11/03/2018
Bio is a must!
Our wedding wouldn’t have been what it was without Melanie and her team! BIO kept everything organized for us and never let us get off schedule! Everything fell into place and our wedding night was 110% flawless! I couldn’t imagine doing it without BIO! If you’re on the fence about a planner— DO IT, and CHOOSE BIO!Sent on 11/16/2018
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!!!
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!
Melanie and her team are the cream of the crop when it comes to event planning and design. Always wonderful working the BIO!