By Invitation Only...Event Planning & Design

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About By Invitation Only...Event Planning & Design

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.

Services Offered

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:

  • Vendor referrals and management
  • Decor and design
  • Wedding day timeline
  • Rehearsal and day-of management
  • Etiquette advice
  • Table diagrams with seating charts
  • Transportation services
  • Destination wedding planning
  • Marriage license info
  • Pre-wedding meetings
  • Invitations and wedding stationary
  • Menu consultations
  • Venue research and selection
  • Budget development
  • Pre-wedding event planning
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Sail cloth tent at wavering place plantation
Modern chic wedding
Modern chic wedding
Lounge area
Lounge area
Custom crest installation.
Custom crest installation.
Custom flower wall
Custom flower wall
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
Musicians playing
Musicians playing
Rehearsal dinner
Rehearsal dinner
Candles and vines
Candles and vines
Lounge area outdoors
Lounge area outdoors
Romantic candle lighting
Romantic candle lighting
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River front at Stone River ceremony
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71 Reviews for By Invitation Only...Event Planning & Design

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

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    Lara · Married on 12/31/2018

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    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
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    Tiffany · Married on 11/03/2018

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    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

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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

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27 Endorsements

  • EdgeWire Music
    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
    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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    803-599-2617 (Phone number)
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