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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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Haley
Wedding:
3/24/2017
5.0/5.0
Melanie and her team were wonderful! Without her, my husband and I probably would have ended up at the courthouse. The decor was more beautiful than I could have ever imagined, every little detail was perfect. I didn't have to worry about anything the day of, there were no issues or disasters, and my mom got to relax and have fun with me on my big day! Wedding planning is stressful but Melanie made it SO much easier.
Melanie and her team were wonderful! Without her, my husband and I probably would have ended up at the courthouse. The Read more...
Melanie and her team were wonderful! Without her, my husband and I probably would have ended up at the courthouse. The decor was more beautiful than I could have ever imagined, every little detail was perfect. I didn't have to worry about anything the day of, there were no issues or disasters, and my mom got to relax and have fun with me on my big day! Wedding planning is stressful but Melanie made it SO much easier. Read less
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savannah
Wedding:
2/11/2017
5.0/5.0
Melanie Murphy and her team are nothing short of amazing. Melanie made our wedding day Absolutely spectacular and a dream!!!! From the beginning Melanie was alwags there to answer any questions concerns or just to bounce ideas off of her. She also is a great person for vendor referrals and knows who is good and who is bad In any area!!!! Melanie and her team were worth every penny and so much more!!! I cannot thank you enough!!!!
Melanie Murphy and her team are nothing short of amazing. Melanie made our wedding day Absolutely spectacular and a Read more...
Melanie Murphy and her team are nothing short of amazing. Melanie made our wedding day Absolutely spectacular and a dream!!!! From the beginning Melanie was alwags there to answer any questions concerns or just to bounce ideas off of her. She also is a great person for vendor referrals and knows who is good and who is bad In any area!!!! Melanie and her team were worth every penny and so much more!!! I cannot thank you enough!!!! Read less
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Jordan
Wedding:
12/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Melanie and her team simply went ABOVE AND BEYOND for our wedding. She was so relaxed, extremely flexible, and best of all, she was excited about all my ideas! Melanie ensured everything ran smoothly and even stayed extra late on my wedding night to help organize some last minute items. Finally, she is crafty, creative, and has an endless flow of good ideas. I would recommend her to any bride over and over again.
Melanie and her team simply went ABOVE AND BEYOND for our wedding. She was so relaxed, extremely flexible, and best of Read more...
Melanie and her team simply went ABOVE AND BEYOND for our wedding. She was so relaxed, extremely flexible, and best of all, she was excited about all my ideas! Melanie ensured everything ran smoothly and even stayed extra late on my wedding night to help organize some last minute items. Finally, she is crafty, creative, and has an endless flow of good ideas. I would recommend her to any bride over and over again. Read less
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Faith
Wedding:
11/26/2016
5.0/5.0
Personalable. Energetic. Involved. Professional. Melanie and her team are the best. From the first moment we sat down and talked, I knew she would be able to make my dream a reality. I will work with Melanie for all my future events!!!
Personalable. Energetic. Involved. Professional. Melanie and her team are the best. From the first moment we sat down and Read more...
Personalable. Energetic. Involved. Professional. Melanie and her team are the best. From the first moment we sat down and talked, I knew she would be able to make my dream a reality. I will work with Melanie for all my future events!!! Read less
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Tammie
Wedding:
11/11/2016
5.0/5.0
What can I say about By Invitation only other then they are simply the best. Melanie went above and beyond for me and implemented my vision to perfection. Not only is she a delight to work with, she also is professional, meticulous and a joy to be around during the process. Her response time with questions were lightning fast. We were so happy to have her on board as our planner. She made my dream wedding a reality and I can't thank her and her staff enough for making it a perfect and flawless event.
What can I say about By Invitation only other then they are simply the best. Melanie went above and beyond for me and Read more...
What can I say about By Invitation only other then they are simply the best. Melanie went above and beyond for me and implemented my vision to perfection. Not only is she a delight to work with, she also is professional, meticulous and a joy to be around during the process. Her response time with questions were lightning fast. We were so happy to have her on board as our planner. She made my dream wedding a reality and I can't thank her and her staff enough for making it a perfect and flawless event. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
9/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Booking Melanie Murphy and her team at By Invitation Only was the best decision we made while planning our wedding. Melanie helped us enormously throughout the planning process, but what really sold us was having her and her staff there to do the set-up and breakdown of the event. We were able to spend more time with our family and friends, and we didn't have to ask anyone to take on extra duties that would have interrupted their enjoyment of our wedding week. Our rehearsal was during Hurricane Hermine, but Melanie made it through the storm from Columbia to conduct the rehearsal in Pawleys Island. Plus when we were worried about the condition of the grass at the reception, Melanie told me she had already coordinated with the rental company to set up the tent before the storm in order to try to keep the grass dry. We didn't think a full planning service would be in our budget, but BIO's packages include extras that we would have had to pay for anyway. The little things that Melanie always brings to an event would have added up to a large, but necessary, cost if we'd purchased them on our own. Plus the stock items that BIO provides as part of the planning package are an enormous cost savings. I tell people all the time that having BIO as our planners made our dollars go much further than they would if we had done everything on our own. Book By Invitation Only! You will not regret it.
Booking Melanie Murphy and her team at By Invitation Only was the best decision we made while planning our wedding. Read more...
Booking Melanie Murphy and her team at By Invitation Only was the best decision we made while planning our wedding. Melanie helped us enormously throughout the planning process, but what really sold us was having her and her staff there to do the set-up and breakdown of the event. We were able to spend more time with our family and friends, and we didn't have to ask anyone to take on extra duties that would have interrupted their enjoyment of our wedding week. Our rehearsal was during Hurricane Hermine, but Melanie made it through the storm from Columbia to conduct the rehearsal in Pawleys Island. Plus when we were worried about the condition of the grass at the reception, Melanie told me she had already coordinated with the rental company to set up the tent before the storm in order to try to keep the grass dry. We didn't think a full planning service would be in our budget, but BIO's packages include extras that we would have had to pay for anyway. The little things that Melanie always brings to an event would have added up to a large, but necessary, cost if we'd purchased them on our own. Plus the stock items that BIO provides as part of the planning package are an enormous cost savings. I tell people all the time that having BIO as our planners made our dollars go much further than they would if we had done everything on our own. Book By Invitation Only! You will not regret it. Read less
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Ashlee
Wedding:
8/27/2016
5.0/5.0
The money we spent to hire "By Invitation Only" was the best money spent on our wedding. Melanie was so great from start to finish. She created my dream wedding. I wouldn't change a thing if I could re-do it. She was perfect. Melanie and her team helped calm my nerves throughout the entire day. If you are debating whether or not you should spend the extra money to hire a wedding planner - DO IT- HIRE MELANIE!!!!! You will not regret it.
The money we spent to hire "By Invitation Only" was the best money spent on our wedding. Melanie was so great from start Read more...
The money we spent to hire "By Invitation Only" was the best money spent on our wedding. Melanie was so great from start to finish. She created my dream wedding. I wouldn't change a thing if I could re-do it. She was perfect. Melanie and her team helped calm my nerves throughout the entire day. If you are debating whether or not you should spend the extra money to hire a wedding planner - DO IT- HIRE MELANIE!!!!! You will not regret it. Read less
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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
Services Used: Wedding Planning

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