By Invitation Only...Event Planning & Design

By Invitation Only...Event Planning & Design

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About By Invitation Only...Event Planning & Design

From quietly elegant to wonderfully extravagant, By Invitation Only… creates weddings and other glorious events that are filled with emotion and a timeless sense of wonder. Melanie Murphy and her team work with their clients to create memorable experiences.  Whether working with classic elements or the latest cutting edge trends, she strives to bring your dream to life!

Categories: Wedding Planner

Regions serviced: Columbia, Eastern Mexico

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63 Reviews for By Invitation Only...Event Planning & Design

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Melanie and her team completely transformed our wedding experience. I could not imagine anything more anyone could want from a wedding planner. Throughout the planning process Melanie is available to offer insight and organizational assistance, she accompanied us on vendor meetings and stepped in at the perfect moments to answer the questions we were obviously clueless about. Leading up to the wedding the most impressive thing about Melanie is that SHE JUST GETS STUFF DONE. She really puts all the work in ahead of time so nothing can go wrong.

Then on the wedding day she's like your ultimate ally- her and her team are so clearly there for us it made the whole experience so, so, so enjoyable. Her assistants were lovely, they brought us food, beer, and water during pictures, and then set up a time for us to eat our dinner up and away from our guests, which was really nice. They were bubbly and smiley the entire night. They were just such a pleasure to have around on such a special night. We cannot express how thankful we are for Melanie and her amazing team.

OH not to mention Melanie goes above and beyond to create the most beautiful venues. I'm the kind of girl who consistently leaves the hair salon unsatisfied because they can never quite get it how I want it, or how I feel I describe it. I walked into our reception STUNNED, everything was exactly how I imagined it in my head, and sometimes better. She just incorporates all the little details to pull everything together and create a seriously magical night.

Profile Picture Melissa, 6/3/18, 4 Reviews
Category: Wedding Planning
Services Used: Day-Of Coord., Partial Planning, Non-Religious, Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner

Melanie and her team are so amazing! We have gotten so many compliments on how much fun and how beautiful our wedding was. Melanie literally took all of my ideas and turned them into a reality. My family and I had nothing to worry about on my wedding day. Melanie and her team took care of everything (communicating with the other vendors, decorating, keeping the families and bridal party under control, making sure everyone was in the right place at the right time). A wedding can be stressful no matter what. The month and more specifically week leading up to our wedding, my husband and I were have problems in our rental house (completely unrelated to wedding stuff). It would have been overwhelmingly stressful no matter what, but having the wedding added to everything I thought my head was going to explode. Melanie helped me so much there’s no way I could have gotten through everything without her. The week before the wedding Melanie helped me tie up all loose ends with the wedding and I was able to focus on getting the situation with my house fixed before our families arrived for the wedding. On our wedding day I had nothing at all to worry about. I’ll never forget arriving to the venue from the salon and seeing everything put together exactly how I had imagined it (like my Pinterest pages came to life). It literally took my breath away. My best friend referred Melanie to me. I have also been to several weddings that Melanie and her team have designed and planned. Each wedding was absolutely beautiful and different from the other. She’s able to match her design to each brides’ different personality and ideas. The best part about all of her weddings that I have attended is they have not only been breathtakingly beautiful but an absolute blast! She’s a necessity if you are getting married and need a planner. You won’t regret it!

Profile Picture Erin, 1/20/18, 4 Reviews
Category: Wedding Planning
Services Used: Ceremony, Reception, Full Planning, Religious

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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!

By Invitation Only is a leader in the event industry. Melanie is going to make your event beautiful, memorable, and SO important, enjoyable. She and her team will give you the ability to relax on your wedding day and enjoy the moment. THIS IS A GIFT!! They will turn your vision into reality. She will work seamlessly with your vendors to ensure that everyone know and delivers their role. This is SO important. Bonnie Brunt Cakes LOVES the privileged to work with this talented group of professionals. I always relax when I know that Melanie is in charge, for there will be NO unwelcomed surprises....only beautiful and perfect execution. We recommend her for your next important event!!

By far one of the most creative, Professional I've worked with!!!



701 Whaley, Studio 104, Columbia, SC 29201   See On Map
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