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By Invitation Only...Event Planning & Design

Columbia , SC
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LOCATION

4450 Woodside Haven
Columbia, SC 29206 US (map)

PHONE

803-467-9822

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ABOUT US

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... Read more
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! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-Of Coordination, Full Planning, Partial Planning
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
3

REVIEWS

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Kristin
Wedding:
11/6/2015
5.0/5.0
Melanie is simply AMAZING! She made our wedding day absolutely perfect. She is always willing to do whatever it takes and goes above and beyond!! I could not have had my dream wedding without her and her crew. I highly recommend Melanie!
Melanie is simply AMAZING! She made our wedding day absolutely perfect. She is always willing to do whatever it takes and Read more...
Melanie is simply AMAZING! She made our wedding day absolutely perfect. She is always willing to do whatever it takes and goes above and beyond!! I could not have had my dream wedding without her and her crew. I highly recommend Melanie! Read less
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Paula
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Melanie for any of your planning needs!!!!
I highly recommend Melanie for any of your planning needs!!!!
I highly recommend Melanie for any of your planning needs!!!! Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
This was the BEST decision I made any selecting any vendor. I had initially thought I could cut a corner and do this on my own, and I quickly saw how overwhelming planning can be. What's more, the weather changed for my outdoor wedding only days before the wedding was set to occur. Melanie and her staff were unphased and more than prepared. In one day, the setup was changed, other vendors were contacted, and our wedding occurred during a monsoon. BECAUSE OF MELANIE and the willingness of guests to make lemonade from lemons (only the weather), our wedding was absolutely perfect. To be able to say this after a flood dumping over a foot of water the week prior and only having 3.5-4 days to dry, and then getting 2+ inches of rain on our wedding day, says volumes for Melanie. I was never panicked nor stressed, because Melanie handled it all!

The setup was absolutely beautiful--beyond anything I could have ever dreamed. Her professionalism, craft, vision, and ability is extraordinary. It was such a pleasure working with her! Many guests and my entire bridal party all commented on her professionalism and ability to plan and be prepared for all circumstances. "Thank you" falls so short!
This was the BEST decision I made any selecting any vendor. I had initially thought I could cut a corner and do this on my Read more...
This was the BEST decision I made any selecting any vendor. I had initially thought I could cut a corner and do this on my own, and I quickly saw how overwhelming planning can be. What's more, the weather changed for my outdoor wedding only days before the wedding was set to occur. Melanie and her staff were unphased and more than prepared. In one day, the setup was changed, other vendors were contacted, and our wedding occurred during a monsoon. BECAUSE OF MELANIE and the willingness of guests to make lemonade from lemons (only the weather), our wedding was absolutely perfect. To be able to say this after a flood dumping over a foot of water the week prior and only having 3.5-4 days to dry, and then getting 2+ inches of rain on our wedding day, says volumes for Melanie. I was never panicked nor stressed, because Melanie handled it all!

The setup was absolutely beautiful--beyond anything I could have ever dreamed. Her professionalism, craft, vision, and ability is extraordinary. It was such a pleasure working with her! Many guests and my entire bridal party all commented on her professionalism and ability to plan and be prepared for all circumstances. "Thank you" falls so short! Read less
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Janice
Wedding:
4/25/2015
5.0/5.0
I was unsure if a wedding planner would be worth the money. I can honestly say it was more than worth every dime we paid Melanie Murphy. She made things run so smoothly, kept us on track with timelines, has and extensive inventory of items she will allow you to use at the rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception. I don't think my daughter's wedding would have been as absolutely perfect without Melanie. I have told family and friends that it was the best money we spent. Do yourself a favor and give her a call. You will not regret it.
I was unsure if a wedding planner would be worth the money. I can honestly say it was more than worth every dime we paid Read more...
I was unsure if a wedding planner would be worth the money. I can honestly say it was more than worth every dime we paid Melanie Murphy. She made things run so smoothly, kept us on track with timelines, has and extensive inventory of items she will allow you to use at the rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception. I don't think my daughter's wedding would have been as absolutely perfect without Melanie. I have told family and friends that it was the best money we spent. Do yourself a favor and give her a call. You will not regret it. Read less
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Haley
Wedding:
12/6/2014
5.0/5.0
My experience with BIO was absolutely exceptional! The final product of my wedding day was undeniably perfect. The response time was impeccable as well!
My experience with BIO was absolutely exceptional! The final product of my wedding day was undeniably perfect. The Read more...
My experience with BIO was absolutely exceptional! The final product of my wedding day was undeniably perfect. The response time was impeccable as well! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
11/7/2014
5.0/5.0
By Invitation Only created a dream wedding experience for us that met our budget and wowed our guests. Working with Melanie and Courtney was like pressing the "easy" button. They were fun, sweet and visionary throughout the process and, as promised, I didn't have to worry about a single detail on my wedding day other than having fun and saying "I do" to the man of my dreams. I wholeheartedly recommend this company!
By Invitation Only created a dream wedding experience for us that met our budget and wowed our guests. Working with Read more...
By Invitation Only created a dream wedding experience for us that met our budget and wowed our guests. Working with Melanie and Courtney was like pressing the "easy" button. They were fun, sweet and visionary throughout the process and, as promised, I didn't have to worry about a single detail on my wedding day other than having fun and saying "I do" to the man of my dreams. I wholeheartedly recommend this company! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Melanie was AMAZING. She helped me plan the wedding of my dreams and was able to pull it off seamlessly. I didn't have to worry about anything. I gave her all kinds of ideas, she organized them and made everything happen. She was a key part of my wedding day. She had everyone in their places at the right times and made sure we got to do everything we planned. Her team was awesome with the set up and clean up. We didn't have to lift a finger. I would recommend Melanie and any other member of the BIO team to all brides!
Melanie was AMAZING. She helped me plan the wedding of my dreams and was able to pull it off seamlessly. I didn't have to Read more...
Melanie was AMAZING. She helped me plan the wedding of my dreams and was able to pull it off seamlessly. I didn't have to worry about anything. I gave her all kinds of ideas, she organized them and made everything happen. She was a key part of my wedding day. She had everyone in their places at the right times and made sure we got to do everything we planned. Her team was awesome with the set up and clean up. We didn't have to lift a finger. I would recommend Melanie and any other member of the BIO team to all brides! Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Melanie is a life saver who works magic! I tried planning most of my wedding myself but needed help getting everything together and in order. The day of my wedding went by smoothly. If something was going wrong I didn't know about it! haha! I loved being able to use a lot of the inventory she owned to make my travel themed wedding even more special! So if you're looking for a planner or even a day-of coordinator don't look any further!
Melanie is a life saver who works magic! I tried planning most of my wedding myself but needed help getting everything Read more...
Melanie is a life saver who works magic! I tried planning most of my wedding myself but needed help getting everything together and in order. The day of my wedding went by smoothly. If something was going wrong I didn't know about it! haha! I loved being able to use a lot of the inventory she owned to make my travel themed wedding even more special! So if you're looking for a planner or even a day-of coordinator don't look any further! Read less
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McKenzie
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Hiring By Invitation Only was the best decision we made in our wedding planning process. They were worth every PENNY & more. If you're thinking about hiring anyone else in Columbia, just don't. No one compares. By Invitation Only went above & beyond for our wedding. Melanie & her team were there from day 1 to help us navigate vendor negotiations & decide on details. Their experience in the wedding planning business truly sets them apart from other wedding planners in town. No matter the issue we faced Melanie stepped in to help us find a quick solution. Without her I would have pulled my hair out during the planning process. On the day of her team was right there by our sides. We didn't have to worry about a thing. Their team was there to handle every detail for us, our family, wedding party & guests. The ensured our other vendors were taken care of and executed every detail perfectly. They even took extra steps to incorporate little details as a part of the decor that really spoke to who we were as a couple. I cannot say enough good things about the team at By Invitation Only.
Hiring By Invitation Only was the best decision we made in our wedding planning process. They were worth every PENNY & Read more...
Hiring By Invitation Only was the best decision we made in our wedding planning process. They were worth every PENNY & more. If you're thinking about hiring anyone else in Columbia, just don't. No one compares. By Invitation Only went above & beyond for our wedding. Melanie & her team were there from day 1 to help us navigate vendor negotiations & decide on details. Their experience in the wedding planning business truly sets them apart from other wedding planners in town. No matter the issue we faced Melanie stepped in to help us find a quick solution. Without her I would have pulled my hair out during the planning process. On the day of her team was right there by our sides. We didn't have to worry about a thing. Their team was there to handle every detail for us, our family, wedding party & guests. The ensured our other vendors were taken care of and executed every detail perfectly. They even took extra steps to incorporate little details as a part of the decor that really spoke to who we were as a couple. I cannot say enough good things about the team at By Invitation Only. Read less
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Maria
Wedding:
1/4/2014
5.0/5.0
I am one of those brides that knew almost everything I wanted for my wedding. I had no problem contacting my vendors and organizing everything. I guess you could say I am slightly controlling, organized and a bit OCD. All this being said is why I had Melanie for my day of planning and coordinating for my reception. I had full faith that she and her team would handle everything from decorating the reception hall to the timeline of our party. We met with her to go over layouts and she had great suggestions to add an even more individual and unique touches to our wedding reception. Loved working with Melanie! So talented!!
I am one of those brides that knew almost everything I wanted for my wedding. I had no problem contacting my vendors and Read more...
I am one of those brides that knew almost everything I wanted for my wedding. I had no problem contacting my vendors and organizing everything. I guess you could say I am slightly controlling, organized and a bit OCD. All this being said is why I had Melanie for my day of planning and coordinating for my reception. I had full faith that she and her team would handle everything from decorating the reception hall to the timeline of our party. We met with her to go over layouts and she had great suggestions to add an even more individual and unique touches to our wedding reception. Loved working with Melanie! So talented!! Read less
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