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With offices in both Washington, DC and Los Angeles, Invited is a boutique event planning and production firm for clients who are looking solely for the best. Pavaune Pearson and Ruby... Read more
With offices in both Washington, DC and Los Angeles, Invited is a boutique event planning and production firm for clients who are looking solely for the best. Pavaune Pearson and Ruby Dichirico produce events that their clients have always dreamed of and provide for their clients only the finest vendors, the top locations and the superb, unique design sense that they are looking for.

Whatever your event planning needs are, our goal at Invited is to give you the peace-of-mind in knowing that every component of your event will flow smoothly and effortlessly into place - saving you time and hassle! No matter the day, venue or location, we at Invited will absolutely produce a fabulous event for you! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly / Green, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning
How many planners do you work with?
One -- which means you get complete and total "one-on-one" service, tailored just to your needs!
What style of wedding do you specialize in planning?
We love modern design with a flair, but we have an incredibly thorough understanding of many different styles, which means, like was stated before, we can tailor the style to you!
Do you support or cater to any specific religions?
Majoring in Religion/Philosophy in school allowed the chance to study and understand the wedding ceremonies of a number of different religions. So not only do we understand various religious ceremonies, but we always love to learn and cater to them.
What sizes of weddings have you coordinated in the past?
Anywhere from 5 to 500 people!
Which venues have you worked at or are familiar with?
As of now, we have worked with the Carnegie Institute, Josephine Butler Recreational Center, Top of the Town, Woodend Nature Sanctuary, Tregaron Mansion, Foxchase Manor and many others in the surrounding area. But no matter the space or venue, rest assured we can work with it!

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Pavaune is the best thing that could have happened to us! She made our wedding a complete fairy tale. She was with us every step of the way! We were living on opposite sides of the country, so it was difficult for us to plan. Once Pavaune came on board, it was seamless.

Pavaune kept us on track, ensuring we would not miss important deadlines. She was conscientious of our budget, reminding us when our champagne taste grew too crazy:)

Pavaune was always smiling, patient, friendly and professional. She was an absolute pleasure to work with! We felt like she was part of the family and were honestly sad when we would no longer see her!

Pavaune made things happen. When there was an issue with my dress, she picked up the phone and fixed it for me. I had been trying for months to get it taken care of on my own!

Our best advice: Hire Invited. Also, don't make the mistake we did of feeling like they would be overwhelmed and trying to help with pieces of the wedding on your own. We quickly learned to consult with Pavaune on every detail. The only things that went wrong at the wedding were the ones we did on our own or did not take her advice! She truly is a life saver. We have been getting compliments on an "AMAZING" wedding for four months!

Thank you Pavaune and Invited! We miss you and love you. You will be in our hearts:)
Pavaune is the best thing that could have happened to us! She made our wedding a complete fairy tale. She was with us Read more...
Pavaune is the best thing that could have happened to us! She made our wedding a complete fairy tale. She was with us every step of the way! We were living on opposite sides of the country, so it was difficult for us to plan. Once Pavaune came on board, it was seamless.

Pavaune kept us on track, ensuring we would not miss important deadlines. She was conscientious of our budget, reminding us when our champagne taste grew too crazy:)

Pavaune was always smiling, patient, friendly and professional. She was an absolute pleasure to work with! We felt like she was part of the family and were honestly sad when we would no longer see her!

Pavaune made things happen. When there was an issue with my dress, she picked up the phone and fixed it for me. I had been trying for months to get it taken care of on my own!

Our best advice: Hire Invited. Also, don't make the mistake we did of feeling like they would be overwhelmed and trying to help with pieces of the wedding on your own. We quickly learned to consult with Pavaune on every detail. The only things that went wrong at the wedding were the ones we did on our own or did not take her advice! She truly is a life saver. We have been getting compliments on an "AMAZING" wedding for four months!

Thank you Pavaune and Invited! We miss you and love you. You will be in our hearts:) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Invited gets five stars from me! I highly recommend Invited Special Events. Ruby planned and coordinated our wedding. She is uber-creative, patient, and organized. She always maintained a high level of enthusiasm, offered practical advice, and interacted with everyone (vendors, family, clergy, wedding guests) very professionally. Most importantly, Ruby helped to make the wedding planning process fun. I was most appreciative that she always made herself available and really advocated on my behalf to ensure that I received the best of everything.

The team at Invited is very conscious and respectful of your budget and helps you to ensure you stay on track. They have a great network of vendors and offer creative/out-of-the-box ideas which are budget friendly and fun to execute. During the last few weeks leading up to our wedding, the entire team at Invited came together to ensure that our wedding ran smoothly and every detail before, after, and during the wedding was taken care of. Ruby translated our vision into a beautiful, cohesive, and fun wedding, we couldn't have picked a better event planner.
Invited gets five stars from me! I highly recommend Invited Special Events. Ruby planned and coordinated our wedding. She Read more...
Invited gets five stars from me! I highly recommend Invited Special Events. Ruby planned and coordinated our wedding. She is uber-creative, patient, and organized. She always maintained a high level of enthusiasm, offered practical advice, and interacted with everyone (vendors, family, clergy, wedding guests) very professionally. Most importantly, Ruby helped to make the wedding planning process fun. I was most appreciative that she always made herself available and really advocated on my behalf to ensure that I received the best of everything.

The team at Invited is very conscious and respectful of your budget and helps you to ensure you stay on track. They have a great network of vendors and offer creative/out-of-the-box ideas which are budget friendly and fun to execute. During the last few weeks leading up to our wedding, the entire team at Invited came together to ensure that our wedding ran smoothly and every detail before, after, and during the wedding was taken care of. Ruby translated our vision into a beautiful, cohesive, and fun wedding, we couldn't have picked a better event planner. Read less
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Caroline
Wedding:
2/16/2013
4.5/5.0
Invited did a great job, I would reccommend them. They helped with day of coordinating for my 200 person wedding. The only reason it's not 5 stars all around is my day of planner came to a couple meetings maybe 10-15 minutes late. It's also fairly common practice for day of coordinators to contact the vendors a week or so out, but she was making me a little nervous by pushing to the week of. (I may have accidently given her a wrong email address as well, which didn't help). Everything turned out wonderfully, and they took care of mulitple day of issues so well they I barely noticed (DJ was missing a ceremony song, Maid of Honor decided not to give a speach 2 minutes before she was supposed to, etc...). Every bride is different and they cater to you wonderfully!
Invited did a great job, I would reccommend them. They helped with day of coordinating for my 200 person wedding. The only Read more...
Invited did a great job, I would reccommend them. They helped with day of coordinating for my 200 person wedding. The only reason it's not 5 stars all around is my day of planner came to a couple meetings maybe 10-15 minutes late. It's also fairly common practice for day of coordinators to contact the vendors a week or so out, but she was making me a little nervous by pushing to the week of. (I may have accidently given her a wrong email address as well, which didn't help). Everything turned out wonderfully, and they took care of mulitple day of issues so well they I barely noticed (DJ was missing a ceremony song, Maid of Honor decided not to give a speach 2 minutes before she was supposed to, etc...). Every bride is different and they cater to you wonderfully! Read less
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Terri
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
I could not have planned our wedding without Pavaune! I originally wanted to do it on my own, but I don't regret the choice to seek out a professional. Pavaune made the wedding planning process as stress free as possible. She handled everything from finding vendors and setting up appointments to picking up essential decorations. She helped bring the vision of our dream wedding to life. It was a perfect day and Pavaune and her team helped make it possible. I had nothing to worry about. :) If you want a great wedding, leave it to Pavaune!
I could not have planned our wedding without Pavaune! I originally wanted to do it on my own, but I don't regret the Read more...
I could not have planned our wedding without Pavaune! I originally wanted to do it on my own, but I don't regret the choice to seek out a professional. Pavaune made the wedding planning process as stress free as possible. She handled everything from finding vendors and setting up appointments to picking up essential decorations. She helped bring the vision of our dream wedding to life. It was a perfect day and Pavaune and her team helped make it possible. I had nothing to worry about. :) If you want a great wedding, leave it to Pavaune! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
A common refrain during our wedding plan was "thank goodness we hired Pavaune!" Invited did our friends' wedding in the summer of 2011 and when we got engaged, we quickly realized we would also benefit from Pavaune's expertise, organization, and sanity-based approach to wedding planning. She was fantastic at nudging when we needed a push, be it time-sensitive decisions or aspects we hadn't thought of (parking? P is on it). Pavaune's approach to weddings gave us the flexibility we wanted to personalize our celebration, helping us find vendors who would work within our parameters while finding us great savings when our budget threatened to go spiral out of control. Her calming presence and attention to detail were absolutely invaluable on the day itself, where she was able to do everything from superglue my shoe right after the ceremony to flawlessly run the entire reception down to distributing the favors at the end of the night. We enthusiastically recommend Pavaune for your wedding-- after agreeing to get married, it will be the best wedding decision you make!
A common refrain during our wedding plan was "thank goodness we hired Pavaune!" Invited did our friends' wedding in the Read more...
A common refrain during our wedding plan was "thank goodness we hired Pavaune!" Invited did our friends' wedding in the summer of 2011 and when we got engaged, we quickly realized we would also benefit from Pavaune's expertise, organization, and sanity-based approach to wedding planning. She was fantastic at nudging when we needed a push, be it time-sensitive decisions or aspects we hadn't thought of (parking? P is on it). Pavaune's approach to weddings gave us the flexibility we wanted to personalize our celebration, helping us find vendors who would work within our parameters while finding us great savings when our budget threatened to go spiral out of control. Her calming presence and attention to detail were absolutely invaluable on the day itself, where she was able to do everything from superglue my shoe right after the ceremony to flawlessly run the entire reception down to distributing the favors at the end of the night. We enthusiastically recommend Pavaune for your wedding-- after agreeing to get married, it will be the best wedding decision you make! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Hiring Pavaune as my day-of-coordinator was one of the best decisions I made in planning my wedding. Pavaune was organized and professional from our first phone call onward and I knew that I could trust her to keep things running smoothly on the day of the wedding. I was able to relax and enjoy the wedding day while Pavaune managed setting up lots of my DIY decorations, communicating with my vendors, and keeping everyone on schedule. When it started to rain a few minutes before my outdoor ceremony, Pavaune kept a clear head and explained to me my options about how to proceed, making me stay calm. I really don't know what I would have done the wedding day without her! She also was able to answer questions about tipping, the timing of parts of the wedding, etc, that I wouldn't have known myself. I highly recommend Invited Special Events for wedding day coordination and would have no hesitation recommending them to a friend or anyone else.
Hiring Pavaune as my day-of-coordinator was one of the best decisions I made in planning my wedding. Pavaune was organized Read more...
Hiring Pavaune as my day-of-coordinator was one of the best decisions I made in planning my wedding. Pavaune was organized and professional from our first phone call onward and I knew that I could trust her to keep things running smoothly on the day of the wedding. I was able to relax and enjoy the wedding day while Pavaune managed setting up lots of my DIY decorations, communicating with my vendors, and keeping everyone on schedule. When it started to rain a few minutes before my outdoor ceremony, Pavaune kept a clear head and explained to me my options about how to proceed, making me stay calm. I really don't know what I would have done the wedding day without her! She also was able to answer questions about tipping, the timing of parts of the wedding, etc, that I wouldn't have known myself. I highly recommend Invited Special Events for wedding day coordination and would have no hesitation recommending them to a friend or anyone else. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Pavaune, of Invited, was our lifesaver for the entire wedding process. She was willing to answer any question we had and take our haphazard ideas and it turn them into the wedding of our dreams. Pavaune and her assistant, Annie, worked tirelessly on our wedding day to make our ceremony and reception sites look perfect. She is incredibly easy to work with, devoted to her job, and somebody I would recommend without a doubt.
Pavaune, of Invited, was our lifesaver for the entire wedding process. She was willing to answer any question we had and Read more...
Pavaune, of Invited, was our lifesaver for the entire wedding process. She was willing to answer any question we had and take our haphazard ideas and it turn them into the wedding of our dreams. Pavaune and her assistant, Annie, worked tirelessly on our wedding day to make our ceremony and reception sites look perfect. She is incredibly easy to work with, devoted to her job, and somebody I would recommend without a doubt. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/18/2012
4.7/5.0
Working with Pavaune was really wonderful. She served as our day of coordinator and was really so much more since she was involved over a month out from our wedding. She was funny and a true pleasure to work with. She never failed to be calm and helpful, especially when my type A personality kicked in and I panicked over details. Knowing Pavaune was overseeing everything was such a nice relief and I knew my trust was well placed when everything on our wedding day went off without a hitch. One of the most amazing things from working with Invited was that Pavaune came over a few days before the wedding, picked up everything we had and transported it to the wedding site. Having time to go over the details was huge. The rest of the day, Pavaune was calm and organized, allowing the events of the wedding flow seamlessly. We really couldn't have done it without her. I highly highly recommend going with Invited for day of coordination. You will be so happy and stress free knowing the details are in such capable hands. I cannot recommend enough!
Working with Pavaune was really wonderful. She served as our day of coordinator and was really so much more since she was Read more...
Working with Pavaune was really wonderful. She served as our day of coordinator and was really so much more since she was involved over a month out from our wedding. She was funny and a true pleasure to work with. She never failed to be calm and helpful, especially when my type A personality kicked in and I panicked over details. Knowing Pavaune was overseeing everything was such a nice relief and I knew my trust was well placed when everything on our wedding day went off without a hitch. One of the most amazing things from working with Invited was that Pavaune came over a few days before the wedding, picked up everything we had and transported it to the wedding site. Having time to go over the details was huge. The rest of the day, Pavaune was calm and organized, allowing the events of the wedding flow seamlessly. We really couldn't have done it without her. I highly highly recommend going with Invited for day of coordination. You will be so happy and stress free knowing the details are in such capable hands. I cannot recommend enough! Read less
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Dede
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Hiring Pavaune from {Invited} Special Events was the best decision we ever made! We simply could not have put together and execute such a beautiful wedding on our own. Pavaune and her team essentially created our dream wedding.

From our very first meeting Pavaune listened to our ideas. We hired her for full planning services based on her ideas and enthusiasm for our reception venue. She planned our wedding from start to finish and every detail was exactly as we had hoped for. She helped us find exceptional vendors to handle the catering, flowers, makeup & hair, music & lighting, invitations, and so much more. Her connections with various vendors and negotiation skills proved to invaluable.

I think the greatest wedding gift we received was the assurance that we could simply enjoy the happiest day of our lives. Pavaune and her team were there every step of the way making sure that all our vendors were taken care of. We did not have to spend our wedding day worrying about anything.

Pavaune is incredibly creative and seemed to never run out of great ideas. She is also extremely organized and took care of a million details with ease. If you are looking for a caring, smart, and incredibly talented person to plan your wedding then look no further than Pavaune and {Invited} Special Events. There is no need to consider anyone else!
Hiring Pavaune from {Invited} Special Events was the best decision we ever made! We simply could not have put together and Read more...
Hiring Pavaune from {Invited} Special Events was the best decision we ever made! We simply could not have put together and execute such a beautiful wedding on our own. Pavaune and her team essentially created our dream wedding.

From our very first meeting Pavaune listened to our ideas. We hired her for full planning services based on her ideas and enthusiasm for our reception venue. She planned our wedding from start to finish and every detail was exactly as we had hoped for. She helped us find exceptional vendors to handle the catering, flowers, makeup & hair, music & lighting, invitations, and so much more. Her connections with various vendors and negotiation skills proved to invaluable.

I think the greatest wedding gift we received was the assurance that we could simply enjoy the happiest day of our lives. Pavaune and her team were there every step of the way making sure that all our vendors were taken care of. We did not have to spend our wedding day worrying about anything.

Pavaune is incredibly creative and seemed to never run out of great ideas. She is also extremely organized and took care of a million details with ease. If you are looking for a caring, smart, and incredibly talented person to plan your wedding then look no further than Pavaune and {Invited} Special Events. There is no need to consider anyone else! Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Pavaune from Invited provided full wedding coordination services for my wedding on June 18, 2011, and I can say without a doubt that hiring her was the best decision we made in the wedding planning process. Because we got married in my parents' back yard, she literally had to come up with every last item and detail from scratch. In particular, she did an amazing job at taking an inspiration photo or idea and tracking down several different ways to make it happen within our budget. Even better: she did all the upfront research on vendors for each service so that the time we had to spend on finding and meeting with vendors was efficient and minimal. She's also incredibly organized, so not only did she keep us on track with making decisions and payments during the planning process, she also had the wedding day itself managed to perfection...I honestly can't think of one thing that went wrong or that should have happened differently. And the best part is, she's a pleasure to work with: super responsive, lots of fun, and full of wonderful suggestions and ideas. If you are looking for low-stress wedding planning that results in an absolutely beautiful and personal wedding, Pavaune and Invited will be a great fit.
Pavaune from Invited provided full wedding coordination services for my wedding on June 18, 2011, and I can say without a Read more...
Pavaune from Invited provided full wedding coordination services for my wedding on June 18, 2011, and I can say without a doubt that hiring her was the best decision we made in the wedding planning process. Because we got married in my parents' back yard, she literally had to come up with every last item and detail from scratch. In particular, she did an amazing job at taking an inspiration photo or idea and tracking down several different ways to make it happen within our budget. Even better: she did all the upfront research on vendors for each service so that the time we had to spend on finding and meeting with vendors was efficient and minimal. She's also incredibly organized, so not only did she keep us on track with making decisions and payments during the planning process, she also had the wedding day itself managed to perfection...I honestly can't think of one thing that went wrong or that should have happened differently. And the best part is, she's a pleasure to work with: super responsive, lots of fun, and full of wonderful suggestions and ideas. If you are looking for low-stress wedding planning that results in an absolutely beautiful and personal wedding, Pavaune and Invited will be a great fit. Read less
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