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Dreams to Reality - Anita's Events

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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.

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

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

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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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    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!
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    Marie M. Married on 09/09/2019
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    I can not say enough about how amazing Anita was to work with. I did not really have much of a plan or idea of what I wanted as originally we were getting married in Cuba.
    Anita turned my wedding day into a real life fairy tale wedding, there was not one detail she overlooked right up to a basket of goodies in both the ladies and men's washrooms.
    My guest are still raving about how incredible she was and kept everything on schedule.
    I would highly recommend that if you are looking for a wedding planner to go above and beyond your vision please give Anita a call and I guarantee you that you will not be disappointed.

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

    Thank you Marie , it was my pleasure to be your day of planner. The venue was amazing to work with. We turned a regular community hall into a spectacular wedding night. I am so thankful to have been a part of your day and I wish you and Randall a lifetime of happiness. Love ya
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    Jessica Married on 07/09/2019
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    Couldn't do it without her!

    I chose to use Dreams to Reality for the Day of Coordination for my wedding and I honestly feel it was the best decision I made other than saying yes to my now husband! There was so many obstacles with organizing people and services and Anita and her team took care of everything. All I had to do was look pretty and socialize! I highly recommend her services. Being able to just enjoy your special day and not have to worry about anything behind the scenes is absolutely priceless. Not to mention Anita and her team are easy to work with and make things fun which also alleviates any pressure on the bride and groom! Amazing service!

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

    Thank you for your beautiful review. Truly was a blast and you looked stunning!!! I loved all your pictures and especially the one below ;)
    Much love and happiness forever.
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    Francesca Married on 16/08/2019
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    Absolutely insanely amazing!

    Words cannot express in 30 characters how much my husband and I adore Anita and her staff. You will not be disappointed when you request her services. I am a walking testimony. She will not only be the most amazing wedding planner ever but she is now a member of our family. Forever grateful and blessed to have found you! Thank you for everything you did this past year and the day of. You went above and beyond any expectation we had.
    True professional, true passion and creative person who not only helps you envision and plan your dream wedding but she guides you on the most amazing vendors to use and assist in budgeting. Anita, thank you! Kim, thank you!

    See you when we get back from our honeymoon.
    Dinner and drinks!! ❤️😘🙏🏻✅

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

    Francesca and Troy, Thank you so much for this amazing review. We loved every day of planning with you and look forward to seeing the pictures and hearing all about your honeymoon. Bon Voyage and Congratulations xoxoxoxo
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    Nicole L. Married on 13/08/2017
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    Anita was amazing helping me with my wedding. She helped me understand everything that I needed to do to get myself ready and she worked with me to make my vision for my wedding come true. She made sure every detail was looked after and ensure i did not have any extra stress. Anyone getting married needs Anita to help plan their wedding!!!!

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

    Thank you so much for your kind words. We loved sharing your special day with you and wish you a lifetime of happiness.
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    Shannon D. Married on 09/10/2021
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    Great experience

    Anita was our wedding planner and did an excellent job! I am a super anxious person and love to have everything planned out. Due to rain our wedding got moved inside last minute, and WOW the inside looked incredible and exceeded my expectations. Everyone on her team is fantastic. Prior to walking down the aisle I had a terrible panic attack, Anita and her team calmed me down and provided me with the support I needed. There was also a lot going on behind the scenes that Anita and her team quickly worked out to resolve and make the day great. All of my guests said it was one of the best intimate and cozy weddings they had ever been to.
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    Alyssa Married on 07/03/2020
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    Best Wedding Planner EVER!

    Anita was the best vendor we hired for our wedding! She was there for us every step during the planning process. Every text message.. answered, every phone call.. answered, any time I wanted to meet or chat she was there. She also gave us some vendor suggestions which was super helpful when we were unable to find someone good within our budget. I would defiantly recommend Anita to my friends!
    Working with Anita was so easy and natural she was very involved and helpful when needed.

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

    I am so grateful for this review. Your wedding was a blast and A BIG HIGH FIVE to your other vendors. It was a great night.
    I still cant believe the beautiful day you got and how amazing the venue looked once we set up all the decor. A night to remember for sure. Much love always xoxoxoxxo
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    Laura P. Married on 02/02/2020
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    Fantastic coordinator

    Hiring Anita was one of the best decisions of planning our wedding. She went above and beyond what we anticipated when hiring our coordinator... she was also our family-dynamic-ninja, sourced and delivered our donuts, provided us a personalized donut wall, helped us connect with vendors, provided our artificial flowers, set up and took-down all of our decor, video recorded our first dance, made sure my dress always looked great, and even drove us to our venue from the hotel! Anita and her assistant Samantha were perfect and I would whole-heartedly trust them to make my vision a reality. Anita is creative, resourceful, dependable, and makes it all look easy too.
    I absolutely recommend her! Thank you so much Anita!

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

    Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m so happy we got to have your celebration
    As you said,,,,,, your wedding was so great the world shut down after lol. I’m so excited to hopefully see you soon again.
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    Andrea B. Married on 28/09/2019
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    Anita Is Amazing!

    I don't know where to begin. I cannot possibly express how amazing Anita and her team are. I had a two year engagement and Anita was there checking in and helping with anything and everything. Our wedding day would not have gone so seamlessly without Anita and her team putting out fires (without me even knowing). Over these two years she has become family, If you are looking for someone to genuinely care about you, your day, and who will truly make your dreams a reality, Anita is your girl. I could not recommend her more. Thank you Anita we love you!!

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

    After a whole year of planning I felt so connected to you and that made my job so easy. I felt like I was YOU I knew everything you wanted and I just made it happen. I’m so blessed to have met you.

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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

Kim  Hughes
Kim Hughes
Assistant to Lead

Kim has many years of assitance in events and along side Anita has succesfully completed over 40 weddings over the past 3 years.

Her floral background has helped us many times when things have gone a little badly with florists etc., Her ability to think quick but also stay calm is what makes her stand out.

She a hard worker and is always there to help

Kim is well versed in all cultural weddings and usually works with Lead Planner

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