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Once Upon a Time Events

Reno/lake Tahoe , NV
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LOCATION

Reno/Lake Tahoe, NV US 89431 (map)

PHONE

775-225-7747

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ABOUT US

Our Objective:

Through commitment and attention to detail, Once Upon a Time Events has earned a reputation for creating original and artistically inspired concepts and... Read more
Our Objective:

Through commitment and attention to detail, Once Upon a Time Events has earned a reputation for creating original and artistically inspired concepts and designs. Our mission is to create a distinct, memorable, and artistic design for each event. Our goal is not only to fit our client's needs, but to exceed their expectations. We pride ourselves in being able to interpret each client's unique style and coordinate unforgettable memories. We do more than create events, we create an atmosphere of excitement, emotion and creative expression.

Planning & Design Services:

Once Upon a Time Events specializes in creating strong design concepts and details inspired by you as a couple. From developing the overall style and story of your wedding to executing fine personal details, we handle all design-related areas with careful thought and purpose. We help you sort through all of your ideas and offer guidance on how to filter, enhance, and translate them into a unique event that is completely reflective of your taste and personalities.

We pride ourselves in taking the time and energy to understand our clients, their preferences, and their story. When you first approach Once Upon a Time Events for assistance, we start the design process by asking you a multitude of questions about your likes, dislikes, and preferences for style in an effort to know your taste. We also try to learn about your personalities and love story so that we have plenty of information from which to draw for the details that will make your wedding unique and personal.

Our contacts, experience and negotiating power allow us to leverage our relationships to save you money. Not only do we have first-hand experience to know which vendors offer the best quality and value¸ but we have the negotiating clout of repeat business, giving us access to the best prices from the best vendors. We do not accept commissions or kickbacks from vendors and represent you throughout the entire process getting you the best deal on all pricing.

We refuse to lose sight of the fact that wedding planning should be fun. Having us to help you along the way allows you to have the fun of planning your big day without all of the stress. We will ensure that not only your wedding day, but the entire planning process, is filled with nothing but fun and excitement. Creative personal touches, professional organization, commitment and passion are all a part of every package. We specialize in the Reno, Lake Tahoe, Healdsburg, Sonoma, N. California areas as well as destination events.

Rentals:

If you do not need wedding planning or design services, give us a call to check out our full inventory of boutique rentals.

Need a few items to complete the look of your event? Let us help you think outside the box when it comes to your wedding! Use our arbor to make a grand statement for your head table. Or, let us design & build you a custom lounge to take your event to the next level.

We are proud to offer high quality, chic rentals such as arbors, chandeliers, lighting, drapery, gold flatware, vintage china, dessert platters & trays, assorted lanterns and wood crates, as well as larger furniture pieces. Our inventory is constantly changing and evolving, please contact us for more details, photos and pricing.

About Us:

Jessica Pete, Owner and Lead Planner originally came from Seattle, Washington. Her team is amazing and works on each event as if it were their own. She partners with vendors that she feels offer superior quality, modern ideas and design as well as amazing client services. Call Jessica and her team to set up a complimentary consultation for your big day at 775-225-7747.

Call Jessica and her team at (775)225-7747 or email planner@onceuponatimeevents.com to set up a complimentary consultation for your big day!



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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

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I do not know what I would have done without Jessica and her crew at Once Upon a Time Events. I had 2 ceremonies, starting at 5am until midnight, and did not have to worry about a thing! The day ran smoothly with no major mishaps. The decorations were beautiful! The team's creativity on how to blend 2 cultures with regard to the decor was amazing! The vender recommendations also saved ALOT of time and I was pleased with them all. I cannot thank the crew enough. You saved my sanity!
I do not know what I would have done without Jessica and her crew at Once Upon a Time Events. I had 2 ceremonies, starting Read more...
I do not know what I would have done without Jessica and her crew at Once Upon a Time Events. I had 2 ceremonies, starting at 5am until midnight, and did not have to worry about a thing! The day ran smoothly with no major mishaps. The decorations were beautiful! The team's creativity on how to blend 2 cultures with regard to the decor was amazing! The vender recommendations also saved ALOT of time and I was pleased with them all. I cannot thank the crew enough. You saved my sanity! Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
11/12/2011
4.8/5.0
Once Upon a Time Events did a great job setting up and making sure our wedding was beautiful. Additionally, having them there the day of ensured that the event ran smoothly, and allowed us to enjoy the day rather than focus on the details. I would highly recommend to any bride with a large wedding that she consider "day of" service at a minimum. It's worth every penny not to have to worry about the details on the wedding day. I really enjoyed working with Jessica, Meagan and Shawnte and would definitely work with them again! Thank you!
Once Upon a Time Events did a great job setting up and making sure our wedding was beautiful. Additionally, having them Read more...
Once Upon a Time Events did a great job setting up and making sure our wedding was beautiful. Additionally, having them there the day of ensured that the event ran smoothly, and allowed us to enjoy the day rather than focus on the details. I would highly recommend to any bride with a large wedding that she consider "day of" service at a minimum. It's worth every penny not to have to worry about the details on the wedding day. I really enjoyed working with Jessica, Meagan and Shawnte and would definitely work with them again! Thank you! Read less
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Florence
Wedding:
10/8/2011
4.4/5.0
I needed a wedding planner for the destination wedding I had to plan since I moved away from my hometown. I got the platinum package that included all the service she provides. Overall, I'm glad I picked Jessica as my wedding planner.

Improvements need to be made by the vendor:
1. There were some times when I wished I got a faster response but that may be due to my personality. It would have been great if I got an updated email or phone call at least monthly. This is from the understanding that most of the time, it's the bride's first wedding and can get a bit overwhelmed. (In my case, I worked full-time with an extra perdiem job and didn't have much help from family.) They do provide with a timeline but a follow-up calls to make sure things are getting done on the bride part would be great. Maybe since she obtained extra personnel, this can be achieved.
2. The big picture/design ideas were great but I missed out on little things like designing of the invitation/place cards, program, etc
3. On the wedding day, there were some times when I wished I got more directions from the wedding planner...like where I should be, what I need to do next.

What I loved about working with this vendor.
I can not be any happier on how my wedding turned out. I just wished my budget was bigger to be able to fully create our collaborated design. She never forced me to spend money on items I didn't feel comfortable with, she negotiated great prices on other vendors and more importantly made sure that previous negotiations are carried out.

Overall, I would recommend Jessica and her team. I had a wonderful wedding and 90% of it was d/t her efforts!
I needed a wedding planner for the destination wedding I had to plan since I moved away from my hometown. I got the Read more...
I needed a wedding planner for the destination wedding I had to plan since I moved away from my hometown. I got the platinum package that included all the service she provides. Overall, I'm glad I picked Jessica as my wedding planner.

Improvements need to be made by the vendor:
1. There were some times when I wished I got a faster response but that may be due to my personality. It would have been great if I got an updated email or phone call at least monthly. This is from the understanding that most of the time, it's the bride's first wedding and can get a bit overwhelmed. (In my case, I worked full-time with an extra perdiem job and didn't have much help from family.) They do provide with a timeline but a follow-up calls to make sure things are getting done on the bride part would be great. Maybe since she obtained extra personnel, this can be achieved.
2. The big picture/design ideas were great but I missed out on little things like designing of the invitation/place cards, program, etc
3. On the wedding day, there were some times when I wished I got more directions from the wedding planner...like where I should be, what I need to do next.

What I loved about working with this vendor.
I can not be any happier on how my wedding turned out. I just wished my budget was bigger to be able to fully create our collaborated design. She never forced me to spend money on items I didn't feel comfortable with, she negotiated great prices on other vendors and more importantly made sure that previous negotiations are carried out.

Overall, I would recommend Jessica and her team. I had a wonderful wedding and 90% of it was d/t her efforts! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
My now husband and I live in Houston, and decided to get married in Lake Tahoe, so having a wedding planner was a must. We interviewed quite a few planners before deciding on Once Upon a Time Events - best decision! One reason we decided on OUaTE was because they charged a flat fee. We knew she wasn't going to push our budget to get more money out of us. Also, we could tell through our phone conversations and files that she sent us that Jessica (the owner) was very honest and fun. We only went out to Tahoe once before the wedding. They had photographer and venue meetings all set up for our whirl-wind of a weekend out there. I even got in a hair and make-up trial run. Everything else was decided via phone, email, and Skype. Jessica and her team really listened to our vision for the day and made it a dream come true. We are so glad we chose Once Upon a Time Events and would recommend them in a heart beat!
My now husband and I live in Houston, and decided to get married in Lake Tahoe, so having a wedding planner was a must. We Read more...
My now husband and I live in Houston, and decided to get married in Lake Tahoe, so having a wedding planner was a must. We interviewed quite a few planners before deciding on Once Upon a Time Events - best decision! One reason we decided on OUaTE was because they charged a flat fee. We knew she wasn't going to push our budget to get more money out of us. Also, we could tell through our phone conversations and files that she sent us that Jessica (the owner) was very honest and fun. We only went out to Tahoe once before the wedding. They had photographer and venue meetings all set up for our whirl-wind of a weekend out there. I even got in a hair and make-up trial run. Everything else was decided via phone, email, and Skype. Jessica and her team really listened to our vision for the day and made it a dream come true. We are so glad we chose Once Upon a Time Events and would recommend them in a heart beat! Read less
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Kyle
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Top quality owner and staff. If there were ever any concerns about anything, each concern was addressed and resolved. Their expertise provided much reassurance and peace that we would be absolutely satisfied, and we were. Everything was perfect on the wedding day.
Top quality owner and staff. If there were ever any concerns about anything, each concern was addressed and resolved. Read more...
Top quality owner and staff. If there were ever any concerns about anything, each concern was addressed and resolved. Their expertise provided much reassurance and peace that we would be absolutely satisfied, and we were. Everything was perfect on the wedding day. Read less
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Tiffany D.
Wedding:
12/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Jessica Pete with Once Upon a Time Events planned my PERFECT winter wonderland wedding. Everything I had ever imagined for my wedding came to life and was so much better than I ever envisioned! I have received countless compliments on how beautiful my wedding and reception was and how they had never been to such an amazing event. During my first meeting with Jessica I told her that I wanted my wedding to look swanky, cool, sexy and romantic, and have that "platinum wedding" feel. She took those key words and made my dreams a reality. From the lighting, heaters and event tent, to the chair covers and the napkins and candles, Once Upon a Time Events had it handled. If there were ever any issues or problems with vendors I was not aware of it as Jessica took care of everything. I had the most stress-free wedding thanks to Once Upon a Time Events. There is NO better event planning company out there!!
Jessica Pete with Once Upon a Time Events planned my PERFECT winter wonderland wedding. Everything I had ever imagined for Read more...
Jessica Pete with Once Upon a Time Events planned my PERFECT winter wonderland wedding. Everything I had ever imagined for my wedding came to life and was so much better than I ever envisioned! I have received countless compliments on how beautiful my wedding and reception was and how they had never been to such an amazing event. During my first meeting with Jessica I told her that I wanted my wedding to look swanky, cool, sexy and romantic, and have that "platinum wedding" feel. She took those key words and made my dreams a reality. From the lighting, heaters and event tent, to the chair covers and the napkins and candles, Once Upon a Time Events had it handled. If there were ever any issues or problems with vendors I was not aware of it as Jessica took care of everything. I had the most stress-free wedding thanks to Once Upon a Time Events. There is NO better event planning company out there!! Read less
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LG
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
I couldn't be happier with Jessica and her team. They truly made my wedding day a dream come true. Jessica listened to what I wanted and the wedding exceeded my expectations. Our wedding was truly beautiful and amazing, and it would not have been possible without Jessica and her team.
I couldn't be happier with Jessica and her team. They truly made my wedding day a dream come true. Jessica listened to Read more...
I couldn't be happier with Jessica and her team. They truly made my wedding day a dream come true. Jessica listened to what I wanted and the wedding exceeded my expectations. Our wedding was truly beautiful and amazing, and it would not have been possible without Jessica and her team. Read less
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renocoffeegal
Wedding:
3/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Jessica Pete made my wedding AMAZING! My husband and I got everything and more that we were looking for. I interviewed four wedding planners, but Jessica and her team really think outside the box. It was above and beyond the average Reno wedding and all of our friends are still talking about it! I recommend Once Upon A Time Events to any bride and groom looking for something a little extra to make their day unforgettable.
Jessica Pete made my wedding AMAZING! My husband and I got everything and more that we were looking for. I interviewed Read more...
Jessica Pete made my wedding AMAZING! My husband and I got everything and more that we were looking for. I interviewed four wedding planners, but Jessica and her team really think outside the box. It was above and beyond the average Reno wedding and all of our friends are still talking about it! I recommend Once Upon A Time Events to any bride and groom looking for something a little extra to make their day unforgettable. Read less
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