Skip to main content
Weddings

About

On WeddingWire since 2017

Last update: July 2023

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.

More information

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Budget analysis
Day-of coordination
Event design
Full planning
Guest list creation
Partial planning
Timelines
To-do lists
Vendor referrals

What types of weddings do you accommodate?

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

How many planners are on your team?

4

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

$500

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$1,000

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$2,000

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$70
illustration question

Any other questions?

Request pricing
5.0 out of 5 rating
42 reviews
  • Quality of service
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Response time
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
100% Recommended by couples

57 User photos

42 reviews
Jacqueline
Jacqueline Married on 02/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

INCREDIBLE!!! This vendor works there butt off to make your day perfect

I cannot say enough about Anita and her team! From the very start Anita was amazing to work with, she accommodated my very busy schedule, worked with my very scattered brain, and brought my vision to fruition. She is a blast to work with, knows her stuff, and goes way above and beyond for her brides. (Her assistant even drove us home from our wedding when our Uber bailed on us) My wedding was the most amazing wedding, because of Anita and her team!!! THIS LADY IS THE REAL DEAL!! And the price, is way too reasonable!!! I will be recommending this company to every single person I know FOREVER. Anita is very personable, talented and professional all rolled up into one amazing package.

Thank you Anita and her team for making my wedding a dream come true.
Tiffany
Tiffany A. Married on 28/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best coordinator you could have in your corner at your wedding


Where do we even start with Anita?! She鈥檚 a literal superhuman in so many ways. Last year my then fianc茅 and I decided to hire a coordinator for our wedding to help ease any stress I knew I would face as I鈥檓 such a perfectionist and want to make sure everything went smoothly for our wedding. I found Anita as she worked with the venue we had booked back in 2021 for so many years and no one knew that place better than she did. And boy, am I glad we did. We clicked instantly from that first phone call and my fianc茅 and I were underway into planning our wedding.

My unexpected (but ecstatically happy) news about being pregnant ten months before our wedding date threw everyone a slight curveball (still a fun phone call hahaha). But, Anita was amazing and helped guide me into planning our wedding that we decided to not push and still continue - our little star was just going to be a part of our special day. We managed to get the majority of our wedding planning done before our son was born because of Anita, as she wanted me to enjoy being a mom once my son arrived, and once I have birth, the stress levels leading up to our wedding were not as bad as I thought it would be since we had gotten everything almost all done. Even the week before the wedding I had been, in my opinion, the chillest bride lol and that was all because of Anita and her kicking me in the butt to get things done beforehand!!

The day of the wedding with a lot of things going on there were some issues but like I said, she is literal superhuman and is absolutely the best as she made sure everything went well - I wasn鈥檛 worried at ALL with her in our corner and everything worked out. Her and her team made our day absolutely perfect and I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a coordinator for their wedding. Any worry, any thought, any questions or concerns you could have about your wedding she is always there to ease your mind and help you through it. You will not be disappointed!

Anita, you know I absolutely adore you and we are so eternally grateful for what you have done for us the last couple of months and the support you have shown us. We have been so lucky to have you be a part of our special day. Thank you so so much.
Kim
Kim M. Married on 15/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience

I was a guest at Dave & Stephanie's wedding on Oct 14, 2023. Our group planned a surprise for the couple, and Anita fit us into the already jammed schedule, with a smile! She even helped us pull it off. Anita and her team were welcoming, efficient & professional in every way! They will go above and beyond for you on your special day.
Stephanie
Stephanie Married on 03/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best vendor i ever purchased!

I don鈥檛 even know how to start this review because Anita just blows me away hands down. This lady literally SAVED MY WEDDING!!!!! My whole day would have gone to shit if it wasn鈥檛 for her. The venue I chose was super disorganized and were very tough to work with. Luckily I had Anita to save the day. I could go on for hours about how amazing she is. I鈥檝e never seen someone care so much about her clients. She cared as if it was her wedding happening. No amount of money could repay her for everything she did for us. If you are looking for a planner you don鈥檛 need to look any further. This lady is FUCKING AMAZING!!!! I literally love her and I wish every bride has the chance to work with her because she is hands down the hardest working most bad ass human ever. Thank you so much Anita. I literally get teary thinking of everything you did for me. Don鈥檛 even hesitate just book this amazing lady if you want the wedding of your dreams because that鈥檚 exactly what she gave us.
Lindsay
Lindsay J. Married on 12/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Such an important person to have in your corner!

Anita was a real game changer in how we approached our wedding. It's a huge sense of relief to have such an experienced, knowledgable professional to be there with us on the lead up to our big day and the wedding itself!
I really needed her expertise and confidence to pull off our day, especially as our wedding was an outdoor one in one of the rainiest summers we have had for ages! She saw the vision, protected it and helped make it a reality. I felt like I got to be a bride on the day because she took so much of the work off my shoulders and I knew she had it covered.
So happy we had her with us!
Stephanie
Stephanie Married on 29/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best coordinator around

I don't even know where to begin but I'll start by saying there's a reason Anita has all 5 star, glowing reviews!! Hiring Anita was by far the best and most important decision my husband and I made for our wedding day. From our first interaction, I knew we had to hire her! You will not find a more personable, caring, supportive, organized and attentive coordinator who is so committed to making your planning process and wedding day incredibly stress free and perfect! I am not sure what we would have done without Anita and her team, we are so lucky to have found her! If you are looking for a day of coordinator and team who will make sure every last detail you have planned out gets executed perfectly - you need Anita and her team! Anita has amazing ideas and will help you refine your own to create the day you dreamed of! If you are debating on whether you need a coordinator for your wedding day - you absolutely do, and there's no one better than Anita! Myself, my husband and our families didn't have to worry about anything on our wedding day because Anita thinks of everything and had everything under control! Our wedding day was perfect and she is a huge reason why. Anita also has amazing rentals at extremely reasonable prices!

Anita - thank you for everything you have done for us over the past few months, and especially on our wedding day. We appreciate you more than words can say! You are more than just an incredible coordinator, you're an amazing person and we are lucky to have had you be a part of our wedding day!
Elaina
Elaina L. Married on 29/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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!!!!!
Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn Married on 15/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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!!!
Zoe
Zoe Married on 08/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Your Fairy God Mother

Anita became our Wedding Fairy God Mother throughout our wedding planning process and helped keep my Groomzilla in check when necessary :) On the day of our wedding, Anita & her team member went above and beyond to help make sure our day was amazing.
Nicole
Nicole S. Married on 01/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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.
illustration stars

Are you interested?

Request pricing

Awards

42

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

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

Preferred vendors

Cardinal Golf Club & RedCrest
4.7 out of 5 rating , 46 reviews
路 Wedding Banquet Halls
Old Mill Toronto
4.7 out of 5 rating , 153 reviews
路 Wedding Banquet Halls
The Manor
4.9 out of 5 rating , 64 reviews
路 Wedding Banquet Halls
Silver Lakes Golf & Country Club
4.9 out of 5 rating , 11 reviews
路 Wedding Banquet Halls
The Arlington Estate
4.8 out of 5 rating , 31 reviews
路 Mansion Weddings
Ch芒teau Le Parc
4.1 out of 5 rating , 21 reviews
路 Wedding Banquet Halls

Map

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

Other vendors in Ontario for your wedding

Wedding Vendors

Responds within 24 hours