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By Invitation Only...Event Planning & Design

Columbia , SC
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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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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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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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Aimee
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Melanie and her team are the best! I have worked with them on a professional level over the years and there was no question in my mind of who to turn to when it was time for my big day. Melanie saw my vision and ran with it. They made my wedding perfect and exactly what I envisioned! Melanie and her team are prompt, curtious and professional to say the least! For a day so special, there is no one else I would trust! Thank you Melanie and By Invitation Only girls!!!
Melanie and her team are the best! I have worked with them on a professional level over the years and there was no Read more...
Melanie and her team are the best! I have worked with them on a professional level over the years and there was no question in my mind of who to turn to when it was time for my big day. Melanie saw my vision and ran with it. They made my wedding perfect and exactly what I envisioned! Melanie and her team are prompt, curtious and professional to say the least! For a day so special, there is no one else I would trust! Thank you Melanie and By Invitation Only girls!!! Read less
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Moriah
Wedding:
6/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Melanie Murphy from By Invitation Only helped me plan the wedding of my dreams. She was absolutely amazing from day one! She listened closely to everything I had to say, and even when I found myself lost for words, she read my thoughts clearly and was able to convey them in her design. She took my ideas and truly developed them into something far greater than I could have imagined! She was so meticulous on every detail from the up lighting on our naked wedding cake, to the sequined table cloth on our sweetheart table. She allowed me to be involved in anything I wanted, make every change I desired, and even leave tasks completely up to her (being that wedding planning is so over-whelming, with so many decisions!) Overall I could not have asked for a better friend to also me my wedding planner. The only thing that could make me happier than my wonderful wedding designed by Melanie Murphy from By Invitation Only, is being called Mrs. Halacka for the rest of my life. <3
Melanie Murphy from By Invitation Only helped me plan the wedding of my dreams. She was absolutely amazing from day one! Read more...
Melanie Murphy from By Invitation Only helped me plan the wedding of my dreams. She was absolutely amazing from day one! She listened closely to everything I had to say, and even when I found myself lost for words, she read my thoughts clearly and was able to convey them in her design. She took my ideas and truly developed them into something far greater than I could have imagined! She was so meticulous on every detail from the up lighting on our naked wedding cake, to the sequined table cloth on our sweetheart table. She allowed me to be involved in anything I wanted, make every change I desired, and even leave tasks completely up to her (being that wedding planning is so over-whelming, with so many decisions!) Overall I could not have asked for a better friend to also me my wedding planner. The only thing that could make me happier than my wonderful wedding designed by Melanie Murphy from By Invitation Only, is being called Mrs. Halacka for the rest of my life. <3 Read less
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Celita
Wedding:
5/25/2013
4.9/5.0
I can not say enough about how wonderful By Invitation Only was. Melanie and her team managed to take my ideas and vision to a whole other level than what I imagined. Not only did everything look and feel perfect for our wedding, but I was able to enjoy the day without any stress. BIO handled all the things that I didn't want to fool with on my wedding day- errands, setting up, tearing down, cleaning up, questions from guests. I just showed up and had fun, and that's how your wedding should be! Using Melanie's in-stock items also helped me to save money, which basically let her services pay for themselves. Using BIO was the best decision I made- other than picking the right groom, of course!
I can not say enough about how wonderful By Invitation Only was. Melanie and her team managed to take my ideas and vision Read more...
I can not say enough about how wonderful By Invitation Only was. Melanie and her team managed to take my ideas and vision to a whole other level than what I imagined. Not only did everything look and feel perfect for our wedding, but I was able to enjoy the day without any stress. BIO handled all the things that I didn't want to fool with on my wedding day- errands, setting up, tearing down, cleaning up, questions from guests. I just showed up and had fun, and that's how your wedding should be! Using Melanie's in-stock items also helped me to save money, which basically let her services pay for themselves. Using BIO was the best decision I made- other than picking the right groom, of course! Read less
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Angie
Wedding:
5/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Wow, where would we have been without Melanie and the team at By Invitation Only? Our big day was more than we could have ever imagined and the best part is all we did was show up! We had a 13 month engagement so we had plenty of time to overthink things but Melanie was awesome about being impartial and showing us all the options. She listened and used her knowledge to get us in touch with the best vendors for us. As the new age of the "pinterest bride" emerges it can put so much stress on the bride. Melanie helped me create a beautiful setting with crafty touches, something I wouldn't have been able to do on my own. Melanie added value every step of the way, especially 20 minutes before we walked down the aisle and the sky opened up! She stepped into action and moved the ceremony and still made it absolutely gorgeous! I am so thankful we hired Melanie and By Invitation Only because they made our day stress-free and perfect!
Wow, where would we have been without Melanie and the team at By Invitation Only? Our big day was more than we could have Read more...
Wow, where would we have been without Melanie and the team at By Invitation Only? Our big day was more than we could have ever imagined and the best part is all we did was show up! We had a 13 month engagement so we had plenty of time to overthink things but Melanie was awesome about being impartial and showing us all the options. She listened and used her knowledge to get us in touch with the best vendors for us. As the new age of the "pinterest bride" emerges it can put so much stress on the bride. Melanie helped me create a beautiful setting with crafty touches, something I wouldn't have been able to do on my own. Melanie added value every step of the way, especially 20 minutes before we walked down the aisle and the sky opened up! She stepped into action and moved the ceremony and still made it absolutely gorgeous! I am so thankful we hired Melanie and By Invitation Only because they made our day stress-free and perfect! Read less
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