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On WeddingWire since 2017

Last update: April 2024

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 3 WPIC planners on staff and we can do up to 3 weddings a day. Message us to see our availablity. We are fully insured and also own a rental company called Taking You Down The Aisle where you can use our rentals with a 15% off discount if you mention weddingwire!

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
  • We also have seminars in the office to help with centerpiece design, DIY signs and so much more
  • Vendor referrals
  • 15% off rentals to our Brides that hire us follow us on Instagram @takingyoudowntheaisle for our rentals
  • fully insured
  • store front location so you can see our rentals

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.

Frequently asked questions

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
Military
Non-religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

3

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

$1,000

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$1,000

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$1,000

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$75
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Any other questions?

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Reviews for Dreams to Reality - Anita's Events

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Afsheen T. Sent on 16/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best wedding coordinator ever

If I could give 10 stars to Anita I would. I can't begin to express how awesome she was for our wedding. She completely saved my wedding and organized what a huge mess it started out to be. She found me a caterer that would cater 2 weeks before the wedding, took over all of the major responsibility with the vendors and really closed out the itinerary in a very short time span. I truly couldn't have made the wedding great without her help. Also a bonus she is such a cool person and fun person to talk to as well. I would hire her for any type of event going forward.
Vanessa
Vanessa C. Sent on 03/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Anita- always in your corner!

What can we say about Anita? She was in our corner from the moment we met her. Not only did she make sure our day went off without a hitch, she made us laugh and made sure she took good care of us. We couldn't have found a more perfect coordinator!
Tiffany
Tiffany A. Sent on 30/10/2023
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. Sent on 19/10/2023
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 W. Sent on 16/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience

Anita did a wonderful job getting our wedding ready and coordinating the big day! Took the stress off us and made sure everything ran smoothly. Would definitely recommend her for all your wedding needs!
Jacqueline
Jacqueline Sent on 06/09/2023
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.
Stephanie
Stephanie Sent on 05/09/2023
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. Sent on 18/08/2023
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!
Zoe
Zoe Sent on 14/07/2023
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.
Stephanie
Stephanie Sent on 03/11/2022
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!
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Awards

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Nicole & Brian
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Heather & David
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Miriam & Jane
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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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