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One for the Books Events

West Hartford, CT View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
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47 reviews
$5,700 Package Price

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$5,700 Package Price

One for the Books Events is a wedding planning company based in West Hartford, Connecticut. The expert team offers full-scale planning, coordination, and consulting services to prospective newlyweds. They collaborate with clients throughout New England and New York, and delight in bringing each couple's dream day to life.

Services Offered

Seamless, stress-free, and detail-oriented; this is what you can expect when you choose One for the Books Events as your exclusive wedding planning team. Your personal planner will strive to cover all aspects of your day, from budgetary guidance to vendor referrals and timeline creation. There are a number of packages to choose from, including full-service and partial assistance packages and an on-the-day event management plan. You can connect with the team and arrange a personal consultation, and begin bringing your unique vision to life alongside seasoned professionals.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

$2,900

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$5,700

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$8,500

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?

Budget Analysis
Day-of Coordination
Event Design
Full Planning
Guest List Creation
Partial Planning
Timelines
To-Do Lists
Vendor Referrals

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Destination
Non-Religious
Religious
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    Yogen P. Married on 05/22/2022
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    Very professional and excellent event planning services

    As the Hindu Wedding Priest I had the opportunity to work with Evan Chestnutt ("One for the Books Events") in officiating a wedding recently. While my interaction with her was from an Officiant's perspective, she came across as very professional and courteous. She was very detail oriented in her execution, she knew and anticipated every need in advance and addressed it in a very timely manner. I was very happy that she took care of all my needs before and during the wedding. I noticed that she was providing the similar level of service to the entire event. I would highly recommend having Evan Chestnutt on your team.

    Yogen Pathak
    www.TheIndianWeddingPriest.com
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    Colleen V. Married on 05/22/2022
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    Best planner in the industry!

    Where to even begin. Hiring One for the Books to plan our special day was hands down the best decision we made for our wedding. We honestly cannot recommend Evan & her team more to couples looking for someone to plan their wedding.

    Our wedding was not an easy one to plan. Our wedding was intercultural (American & Indian), and Evan was so respectful and created an event where the cultures were woven beautifully together. My husband and I were living out of the country for 99% of the wedding planning process. However, we felt that our wedding was always in such good hands, and whenever Evan needed to make a decision on our behalf, we knew it was the right one. One for the Books sourced the BEST team of vendors for our special day, while at the same time being very mindful of our budget. Evan always came up with amazingly creative and cost-effective solutions for us. We also faced some significant hurdles along the way. First, due to Covid, we had to postpone our Sept 2021 date to May 2022. It was a big disappointment for us, but Evan swiftly jumped in and took care of all the arrangements. Then, three weeks before the wedding, due to my husband’s international travel (visa) issues, it looked like we would have to postpone for a second time. Luckily it was all resolved, but throughout those last few very stressful weeks, Evan guided us along with such grace and empathy. She kept us grounded and always reminded us that at the end of the day, the most important part of the wedding was our relationship with each other.

    Her attention to detail is incredible, and her enthusiasm for wedding planning is infectious. Evan took all the stress out of the wedding process and made it a fun experience. She was always extremely responsive and got back to us with any details and questions as soon as possible. We always looked forward to our planning calls with her. No matter what stress we were facing, we always felt better after talking with Evan. One for the Books was there the entire process to celebrate the small wins and help us overcome any obstacle standing in the way of our big day.

    Evan guided us through every decision and helped create a day that not only perfectly fit our vision but who we are as a couple. The day-of execution by the One for the Books team was absolutely flawless. After the wedding, both of our families specifically remarked that it was one of the best events they had been a part of. We are so grateful for the experience we had with Evan and her team at One for the Books, and could not have been happier with them.

    One for the Books Events's reply:

    Thank you Colleen & Ankit! You two hold such a special place in my heart. I truly appreciate your kind words and more importantly, your trust!! What an amazing day it was.
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    Jennifer C. Married on 05/14/2022
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    Exceptional

    As a photographer it is always great to work with a wedding planner who is efficient, sticks to a timeline, and keeps the ball rolling when plans change at the last minute. Evan hit all of these marks and more! We had to change locations for some our formal portraits because the original spot was too crowded and she instructed everyone to the new location seamlessly. She was so kind and easy to work with it honestly felt like we were already friends. There were so many beautiful details about this wedding and I know Evan put in a lot of hard work to make the day truly perfect. If you are looking for a wedding planner do not hesitate to contact One for the Books Events!
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

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Anthony Tomassi Photography Anthony Tomassi Photography Wedding Photographers

Evan is a wonderful vendor to work with, as a photographer I highly recommend her! She is kind and insanely detailed. She made the wedding I photographed a breeze!

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485 New Park Avenue West Hartford, CT, 06110
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