Our Once Upon A Time
Our Once Upon A Time is a wonderful service. The writer, Will Bans, is a talented artist. He beautifully wrote our love story better than I could have imagined. As we were planning our wedding, we thought it would be a great gift to have a story of how we met, one that we can share with our friends, family, future children, and grandchildren. We'll surely use this in our wedding but I imagine this to be great for anniversary gifts, gifts for parents, or any other special moment that needs to be remembered. Very nice booklets were also created. Very professional and friendly people. You won't be disappointed. We love Our Once Upon A Time.
This was a wonderful experience for both my husband and I. My husband and I were renewing our vows and so we used this experience as our gift to each other. We did not know what each other had said to the interviewer until we simultaneously read our story. And it was a wonderful experience! I highly recommend this to everyone.
The company’s founder, Will Bans, had friends getting engaged and making wedding websites. In the sites there was always some kind of “Our Story” section. These stories were OK, included the nuts and bolts and written as best as they could by the couples --- non-professional writers, understandably. Will, however, believed they did not just need to be better, but they deserved to be better.
Will also believes these stories — of how the soon-to-be husband and wife, who will perhaps one day become parents and grandparents — should produce the same heart-thumping from a reader that the couple felt for each other when they first met. The stories should make the reader understand how the decision to marry not only seemed to be the right one, but the only one. The reader should want to cry tears of joy, because there is little else more precious than the beginning of a family. They’re happy, and we’re all happy for them.
Who should have a story written by Our Once Upon A Time?
Anyone. As in, any engaged couple, any married couple, anybody. We all have interesting stories, and these can be written for weddings, anniversaries, tributes, etc. All are written in a compelling way.
What occasions are these stories good for?
For engaged couples …
1. The wedding website — With Our Once Upon A Time, you receive a professionally written story e-mailed to you. Simply copy and paste into your site, and it is one less thing you have to worry about and one more thing your family and friends will love.
2. The wedding day — If you choose to publish the stories into professionally designed booklets through Our Once Upon A Time, you can distribute them on the big day so everyone can take home a piece of your real-life fairy tale.
3. The rest of your life — Ever wondered how your grandparents or great-grandparents or great-great-grandparents met? Basically, have you ever wanted to know the story of your family’s beginning? When future generations of your family wonder, they will have a beautifully written tale of the origins. This is genealogy in narrative form.
For married couples …
These are the stories of an established family, the ups and downs, the special moments and children and friends along the way. Most importantly, these stories are about the love that still exists, and how that love has enabled a lasting relationship. It’s a unique anniversary gift to be unwrapped, read and reread.
For an individual …
This can be a mini-biography, a story about one person’s accomplishments and family and life. It is a birthday or retirement or appreciation gift that cannot be bought in stores and shows the utmost thoughtfulness: you believed someone deserved a story written about him or her.
How long is the process?
The story is written in a maximum of seven days. The story is designed in one week, or two weeks if a custom design is requested.