With over a decade in the industry, Beckon Events started out as Upstate I Do and has grown to serve destinations all over. Based in the Carolinas, we are available for events of all styles. Our 2020 pricing for planning & design begins at $10k; please contact us for more details as to how we can get started with you.
Full Service Planning
An experience where we tackle all the tasks and planning minuta, so you can focus solely on the fun part: simply making the decisions and being excited for how it will all come together! We are there for you from the get-go, and serve as your ultimate wedding concierge. An all-encompassing service with unlimited communication and password-protected access to our planning software. This service includes event design, with full creation and implementation. We assist in creating the budget, breaking it down by section, and managing it throughout the planning process. We craft a custom weekend timeline, incorporating all other vendors, to create an effortless celebration. We are behind the scenes from start to finish as your event comes together. With onsite logistics management and personal client guidance, we focus on seamless and stress-free execution.
Unlike planning, which is task focused, event design is creating a unique, consistent visual style for an event. We cast a detailed vision for your event that begins with a personalized inspiration board. From there, we build to include a functional layout with all aesthetic aspects, transforming the look and feel of the event space and bringing the design full circle: from the invitations, to the menu choice, to the decor and even the entertainment.
Often defined as "month-of coordination" or “day of coordinator”, our event management is focused on carrying out all the logistical details on the day of your event as well as attending to your personal needs throughout the event. Your event team will be available to you from the time you sign, throughout your planning process. You will have access to the details of your event on our personalized planning software, which enables you to stay organized on top of tasks, rsvps & seating, as well as vendor information throughout your planning process.
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Taylor Thene · Getting married on 07/09/2021
Allie, Anna and Kayla with Beckon Events are AMAZING!
Allie, Anna and Kayla with Beckon Events are AMAZING! They helped plan and execute a wedding that went above and beyond what I thought was even possible for my wedding. They helped develop my ideas and wants into real life!! They are a fantastic group of women that know their stuff when it comes to planning a wedding. I am so happy that we chose them as our wedding planner!Sent on 09/21/2020
Beckon Events's reply:Taylor, thank you so much for your sweet review! It was a blessing to work with you and your family over the past year. Your day turned out SO beautifully, and we can't wait to see photos!
Lee Young · Getting married on 02/10/2021
Outstanding wedding planners
Our daughter was married on October 26, 2019. Upstate I do helped us from the beginning to the end. They took care of everything. They were so professional and had so many great ideas! It made the whole wedding process so much more enjoyable knowing we had someone taking care of every detail. You have a team that works with you throughout the whole entire process. The day of the wedding we had 3 people on site making sure everything was done. How does someone do it without a wedding planner? Thankfully, I don't know. I highly recommend Allie and her team.Sent on 11/11/2019
Beckon Events's reply:Lee, thank you so much for your kind words! It was such a joy to both guide you throughout the entire planning process and also serve you and your family on the day of the wedding. Thank you for entrusting us to create the perfect day for McKenna and Jackson!
Julianne Orr · Getting married on 01/05/2021
Simply the best!
If you are looking for a kind, supportive, organized, and incredibly talented wedding planner, look no further than Allie and the ladies at Upstate I Do.Sent on 05/30/2019
Beckon Events's reply:Thank you so much for your sweet words, Julianne! We loved being able to design and plan such a perfect day for you and Charlie, and are so thankful for the opportunity to have served both of your families! Your day was so fun and statement making with all that fabulous color ;)
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Team of Beckon Events
Creative Director + Principal Planner
Allie's prowess is anchored in experience and brimming with creativity; with over a decade in the world of event planning, her team is uniquely equipped to concept and deliver events that constantly exceed expectations.
Fluent in all nuances of logistical planning coupled with her background in design, Allie’s team has produced events that have been featured on Style Me Pretty, Martha Stewart Weddings, Magnolia Rouge, Wedding Sparrow and regularly in print in the Knot magazine.
When it comes to taking care of clients, Allie leads the charge in our team's uncompromising pursuit for excellence. Often described as "excellent at being firm but kind", she connects with a balance of transparency and compassion—keeping the client's priorities and their relationship as the focus of all communications.
As a wife and mom of two energetic elementary age children, a dog and cat, Allie is a confessed plant nerd with a penchant for escapes to the Blue Ridge Mountains. On non-event weekends, you'll likely find her at her children’s sporting events, curled up with a crossword, or cooking up a new adventurous recipe from scratch.
Anna brings her event, marketing, and social media background to Beckon Events. Her event career began in college when she started working in event production for the Miss South Carolina Pageant, as well as interning for event designers, coordinators, and then working for a renowned marketing agency.
She is the proud dogmom to Finn, and as a recently married bride, she spends her free time with her sweet hubby, Nick. As a Clemson ADPi grad, you can find her beside a tailgate for every free home game and lakeside for every possible summer weekend.
Born and raised in Michigan, Kayla has recently relocated to the Southeast. Working throughout college in the industry solidified her passion for events, and her love of travel + exploration pairs perfectly with our destination abilities. With a degree in business administration, she brings her logistical eagle eye and perfectionist touches to the team.
Guilty pleasure confession: Kayla enjoys catching up on all things Bachelor Nation related, and will never turn down an ice cream break at local Greenville's Spill the Beans.
As a photographer, it's a bonus to have a thoughtful and well-organized planner on wedding days and I Do is just that. Allie and I have worked on numerous events together, and she has always been very gracious, extremely helpful, and always prepared. I appreciate her ability to adapt when timelines don't go as planned, as well as her respect for creative photography and the time that entails. Allie has a great attention to detail and helps to make every wedding run smoothly. I Do is a wonderful service and I look forward to working with Allie more in the future! -Jennifer Stuart
Alli and her crew do an amazing job! Having been in this business for quite a while, I really appreciate how much attention they give, as well as how thorough they are in planning. I really enjoy working with Upstate I Do and definitely recommend them to anyone looking for their services.
We LOVE Alexandra at I Do! She is incredibly detailed and organized, making our job as a vendor super easy and clear-cut. We have heard nothing but good things from the brides she has worked with---even one of our own musicians booked I Do after working with them at a wedding we serviced! We can't recommend them highly enough!