Special Days Weddings and Events is a wedding planner based in Sunset Beach, North Carolina. Making unique, personalized visions come to life, owner, Mel Elaine O'Daniels, collaborates with the couples to ensure that their wedding reflects their story. With over 20 years of experience in the area, she knows lots of wedding vendors and venues, offering options for couples to choose from.
Mel Elaine O'Daniels worked in a resort for seven years as a wedding planner and event coordinator; during that time, she was able to coordinate over 400 weddings.
Special Days Weddings and Events caters to wedding of all sizes, from an intimate service of two to a luxurious wedding ceremony and reception for hundreds of guests. They offer various planning services for couples to choose from, depending on their specific needs, including:
Recommended by 89% of couples
Julia · Married on 08/26/2018
We cannot express how ecstatic we were with Mel and her team at Special Days. My mom met Mel at a bridal expo and as soon as she reached out to us, we knew she was the one. Planning a wedding in North Carolina while living in California is not an easy task and we really had to find a person we could trust to execute our ideal wedding.
We let Mel know what our vision was and she went to work. We wanted a wedding at the beach in a house that we could also stay in for the week of the wedding. Mel found us the most perfect house, the Memory Maker in Ocean Isle Beach. We wanted a low country boil. Mel found us a delicious caterer, Costal Catering. We wanted specific flower arrangements. Mel found the right florist, Calabash florist, and built a beautiful arbor for us to get married under on the beach. We wanted perfect weather. Mel made sure that the weather was perfect and the moon was full :-) !!!!!!
You get the picture and speaking of pictures, Darlene, at Timeless Memories was also a dream to work with. We could not have done this without Mel. She works with a great team and they were on top of everything making sure we had no worries on our big day. She dealt with the typical wedding guest drama with ease. Very professional and organized. Can't recommend her enough!
Lindsey · Married on 07/21/2018
We hired Mel to be our day of coordinator. Mel met with us at the ceremony site about 6 months before the wedding and the week of the wedding. She was great about staying in contact with any questions, and she even recommended vendors for us, like our violinist who we also loved. Mel did just a wonderful job the day of the wedding, going above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. She is 100% worth what you spend, my family and friends could not stop talking about the wonderful job she did. Thank you so much Mel, we highly recommend!
Carol · Married on 06/09/2018
Wow! Mel was absolutely a dream to work with. As the mother-of-the bride, I wanted to hire a wedding planner so that I would be able to relax and enjoy the event without worrying about the details. Everything went beautifully, and it was such a comfort knowing that if anything went wrong, Mel was going to be there to take care of it. Mel quickly picked up on my daughter's vision for her wedding and contributed great ideas and guidance without stepping on my daughter's toes. She worked super hard to make my daughter's dream a reality. In addition, the vendors she recommended were top notch.
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