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Dreams to Reality - Anita's Events

Newmarket, Ontario View map
5.0 out of 5 rating 31 reviews

About

Located in Newmarket, Ontario, Dreams to Reality - Anita's Events is a company that specializes in professional wedding and event planning services for celebrations in the York region as well as the Greater Toronto Area. For many years, owner and planner Anita Donato has been creating one-of-a-kind celebrations that are thoughtfully executed and fun from start to finish. Anita is a professional in the industry and is WPIC-certified. We also have 4 WPIC planners on staff and we can do up to 4 weddings a day. Message us to see our availablity.

Services Offered

The team at Dreams to Reality can plan weddings in a wide variety of styles, including local and destination events. The team offers full-service packages, with complete personalization, to create a unique gathering. The various services offered include, but are not limited to:

  • Budget analysis
  • Day-of coordination
  • Event design
  • Guestlist creation
  • Partial planning
  • Timelines
  • To-do lists
  • Vendor referrals
  • 50% off rentals to our Brides that hire us

Other Services

Dreams to Reality - Anita's Events is also available to plan private events, as well as corporate functions and vow renewals. These versatile and skilled professionals can organize birthday parties, anniversaries, and other milestone moments as well. To make an occasion even more bespoke, the team offers an array of customized gift solutions.

Highlights

Availability

Wedding Planning Services

Budget analysis, day-of coordination, event design, full planning, guest list creation, partial planning, timelines, to-do lists, vendor referrals

Number of Planners

4

Day-Of Coordination - Starting Price

$500

Full Wedding Planning - Starting Price

$2,000

Hourly Rate

$70

More information

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal dinner

What types of weddings do you accommodate?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double weddings
Eco-friendly
Non-religious
Religious

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$1,000

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes
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    Elaina L. Married on 29/10/2022
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    Lives up to her company name!!!

    Anita and her team are the absolute best!! Her whole team is so personable and go over and beyond to make your dream wedding come to life. She literally lives up to her company name. They are on top of every little detail to make sure it happens seamlessly and flawlessly. They are a bride鈥檚 dream and a mother of the bride鈥檚 dream - they were able to reduce the stress level down to zero!!! I have never seen such a dedicated team that were so invested in making sure the bride and groom鈥檚 wedding day vision was achieved. There is not enough room to list all their attributes!!! I would highly recommend Anita and her team - so lovely to work with, dedicated, reasonable, proactive, creative, organized and attention to every small detail!!!! Literally a dream to reality experience!!!!!

    Dreams to Reality - Anita's Events's reply:

    This was so beautiful! Thank you so much for your kind words. My team absolutely loved working on your daughter鈥檚 wedding day. Besides having the greatest family you have some very fun friends and we all really enjoyed the day and night! I look forward to seeing the pictures. Thank you again. Xo
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    Kaitlyn Married on 15/10/2022
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    Absolutely amazing!

    Anita really did bring my dreams to reality. From our first interaction I knew we were in good hands. She is very personable, professional and has a fine eye for details. Anita and her staff are truly amazing and went above and beyond the entire night, even all my guests loved her! Our day would not have been as memorable if it wasn鈥檛 for Anita and for that we are truly grateful. If anyone is looking for a wedding planner do not look anywhere else, Anita has and knows it all!!!

    Dreams to Reality - Anita's Events's reply:

    Thank you !!!!! I wish you and your family a lifetime of happiness! I am so happy that we got to share this together. From late night calls to laughter and tears. I鈥檓 so glad we did it together. Bring on the party!
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    Nicole S. Married on 01/10/2022
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    Best Decision Ever

    My advice to any bride is:
    1. Hire a Day-of-Coordinator. Hiring someone there specifically to help you manage your time and handle all the little details is so important - let's be real, your friends and family will have full plates too and they should get to enjoy themselves.

    2. Make Anita that Day-of-Coordinator. I can't even put into words all the little things Anita and Nadia did to make our day go smoothly. They helped lay down some of the d茅cor items and personal touches in our reception space, they helped manage our timeline and our first-look before our ceremony, and somehow took care of all the moving parts and people to have a successful wedding.

    You can tell Anita is so passionate about what she does, her goal was to help me achieve my wildest dreams and boy, she nailed it.

    Dreams to Reality - Anita's Events's reply:

    Thank YOU Nicole! You by far made my job so easy! Honestly in all the years I鈥檝e never seen a bride that put so much heart and soul into every detail. I was so blessed to be a part of your fabulous day. I will forever love Deerhurst resort in the Fall now!!!
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    Christy B. Married on 30/09/2022
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    Amazing Experience!

    I truly do not know where to begin with this review. Anita and her team made our wedding an absolutely flawless evening. From the very beginning Anita was kind, supportive, and organized. We had a shorter timeline in planning and Anita helped us find a florist and an officiant.
    Anita and her team are so incredibly organized that our wedding ran so smoothly, and ahead of schedule. They were so attentive to every detail, and came prepared for any situation. When one of our guests had a wardrobe malfunction they jumped right in to fix it!
    Do not hesitate to hire Anita and her team for any event you have! We feel like we made a true friend with Anita and we are sad our wedding is over, because it means we have to stop working with her.
    Thank you Anita, Liz, and Realeen for everything you did for us!

    Dreams to Reality - Anita's Events's reply:

    Thank you for trusting us with your day! My team absolutely made me proud! I鈥檓 happy that you and Matt were happy and looking forward to many more years of memories. I鈥檓 always here 鉂わ笍
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    Heather T. Married on 24/09/2022
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    A real life fairy godmother

    Perfection is an understatement! Anita and her team are literally the dream team. These ladies are so well prepared and so unbelievably organized. Anita is a wealth of knowledge and available at all times for any last minute questions or to bounce ideas off of. Leading up to the big day she keeps in contact and there as a friend would be to listen and address any last minute concerns. Her team ran our wedding so perfectly, and if anything went wrong - I had no idea! They were amazing to work with and I can not recommend them enough. Anita and her team are the total package and you will not regret hiring her!

    Dreams to Reality - Anita's Events's reply:

    I鈥檓 literally crying! I am super happy that Kim & Raeleen were a part of your day! I can not thank you enough for trusting us with your day. Our memories together will last a lifetime as will our friendship. I鈥檓 so excited to see your pictures and I wish you and Dave a lifetime of happiness.
    Hugs ! Anita
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    Miriam B. Married on 08/08/2022
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    Don't pass up the best wedding planner around!!!

    So we were here a few months ago askimg ourselves who to chose who will be the right vibe professional be able to problem solve like we need them to and be a great addition to team Brides ?! We were blown away by Anita!!!! She truly does become part of the family helping with all the dynamics drama and decision fatigue we had. Anita even presented us with little sweet surprises along our journey and through out our day. Worth every penny and much more to curate your perfect day and be there for you every step of the way. Anita we are forever grateful!!!! Can't wait to catch up soon xoxo

    Dreams to Reality - Anita's Events's reply:

    I am and will always be so thankful for you both choosing me to be your wedding planner. I enjoyed our journey and I also can't wait to see you both xoxoxoxox
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    Carolyn G. Married on 14/05/2022
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    Best Day Ever

    The best wedding planner ever! Anita is not only an amazing talented planner, she鈥檚 also such a cool person. Anita and her team (Kim) made our special day stress free by taking care of every detail, no matter how big or small. I can鈥檛 get over of how perfect our wedding day was! Anita, we love you and we are forever grateful!

    Dreams to Reality - Anita's Events's reply:

    I loved your day OMG what a blast from beginning to end. A friendship that will last a lifetime. Love to you both
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    Lousi Married on 21/08/2021
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    THE best!!!

    The most important decision I made was hiring Anita and her team!!!! I probably told her that a 1000 times because that day would not have gone anywhere near as smoothly without her. On the day of the wedding having her and her team there and knowing they were handling everything while I just made sure to enjoy each moment was priceless. I'm fairly picky and she made sure every last detail was to our liking. I still remember our first phone call, I got off the phone and called my now husband, and said we need her! She kept us on time without us feeling like we were on a schedule and she made sure I had everything I needed at all times... I mean they pulled out fans, napkins you name it. You know when someone truly enjoys what they do because of how much they care and you can see and feel that when you work with Anita. My biggest regret was not getting a photo with them. Thank you so much to the team xoxox- Rafi & Lousi

    Dreams to Reality - Anita's Events's reply:

    I literally cried AGAIN !!! I loved your wedding I miss our daily chats texts and I will always be grateful to you and your beautiful family for a fabulous evening too. I do have a picture of us on my phone and I am so happy I did get that because you were a beautiful bride.
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    Katie S. Married on 21/09/2019
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    Very detailed and extremely helpful

    Anita helped to calm all pre wedding nerves, set a detailed time line and execute our perfect day. On the day of she was on top of every detail, arranging vendors and ensuring our guests had a great time. Great choice to hire Anita!

    Dreams to Reality - Anita's Events's reply:

    I鈥檓 so happy and even looking back at your wedding in my memories in my camera roll I鈥檓 reminded of how much fun it was!!!! Thank you always

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Dreams to Reality - Anita's Events Real Weddings

Nicole & Brian
18 Photos 路 01/Oct/2022
Heather & David
7 Photos 路 24/Sep/2022
Miriam & Jane
10 Photos 路 08/Aug/2022

Deals

Dreams to Reality - Anita's Events 1
Gift

Book your 2023 wedding and we will include a

Free Rental of wooden welcome sign personalized

Mention this on booking to be sure to add to your contract

Offer Expires July 31, 2023

Must sign up before July 31,2023 can be used for 2024 weddings

Gift for new bookings only

Meet the team

Anita Donato
Anita Donato
Lead Planner

Anita has over 12 years experience as a planner and is certified with the WPIC .

Her ability to connect to her clients with her outgoing personality and calmness in stressful situations is what couples love. She is organized and well versed in many faiths and cultures events.

Proudly a mom of 3 boys she knows what it takes to be paitent but also get things done.

"It's so important to connect to my couples because ideally I become YOU the day of your wedding"

I love to make dreams a reality and I really enjoy being a wedding planner.

"This isn't just a hobby job this IS my job and I have an office in Newmarket where you can come visit and see our many rentals"

Call or email ; Advice is always free and I look forward to hearing from you

Anita

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17817 Leslie St #43 L3Y 8C6 Newmarket (Ontario)

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