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Upon Occasion

Toronto, Ontario View map
Rating 5.0 out of 5
45 reviews

About

Based in Toronto, Ontario, Upon Occasion is a wedding planning business. The team will work alongside couples for every step of the planning process to guarantee the big day reflects their vision. Due to their tireless work ethic and portfolio of successful events, the company is renowned for producing flawless and hassle-free weddings and planning processes. Newlyweds are sure to have an unforgettable experience to remember for many years to come.

Services Offered

The team is certified by the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada and boasts collaborations with a large selection of reliable wedding vendors. Upon Occasion customizes wedding packages to suit different needs and budgets. Services include but are not limited to:

  • Full-service planning
  • Partial Planning
  • Month of coordination
  • Consultations
  • Assistance with budgeting

Highlights

Availability

Wedding Planning Services

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

Number of Planners

2 planners and 4 assistants

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
Military
Non-religious
Religious

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

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    Anna Married on 23/05/2022
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    Couldn't have asked for a better wedding planner!

    Libby from Upon Occasion is a phenomenal event planner! Our guests were raving about how fabulous our wedding was, and I want to do it again!

    We envisioned an elegant Russian-Egyptian fusion wedding, and Libby made it a BETTER reality in just 3 months from start to finish. She made it so easy, and we loved working with her! Libby is fundamentally a project manager and she did everything everywhere from the big picture down to the little details and wouldn’t rest until it was perfect. She’s extremely diligent and organized, professional, straightforward, and on top of her game leading the event, not to mention- hilarious; we just had the best time.

    Libby went above and beyond at every step. She even negotiated custom packages and services that were unconventional and in some instances, not permissible, but she made it happen, truly having our best interest at heart.

    She understood exactly what we needed and found the perfect vendors for us. Libby and the team made our day precious and unforgettable. It was such a happy wedding day for everyone, and I couldn't have asked for a better wedding planner than Libby!
  • Lara
    Lara Married on 08/08/2021
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    Consummate Professional! Must Hire for Any Planned Event

    Consummate Professional…Unflappable…Organized…Experienced…detail oriented…Personable… A Class Act! These are just a few of the many adjectives that I could apply to Libby and my experience in working with her. I found Libby during an online search while attempting to plan my son’s Bar Mitzvah on my own in the mist of COVID, 1.5 months before the event date. By the time I reached out to an event planner I was already anxious and over my head. I had a relatively small budget to work with. Libby made me feel right away like my budget would be sufficient to have an event that would rival any, and that I wouldn’t have to compromise my vision for my son’s day.

    Without any commitment that I would sign with her Libby made an appointment to come to my home on the other side of the city to meet with my family so she could get to know us and put together a tentative vision for our day. She arrived on time and within the hour had an outline for a theme, ideas for venues, décor, food etc. mapped out. She did not try to pressure us to go with her, she told us to look around if we liked. I signed up with her within 24 hours, I knew she was the right fit for our family.

    With just over a month to the big day Libby hit the ground running. Libby saved not only my sanity but hours in research and phone calls. She organized meetings with the venue and vendors, took care of the contracts, negotiated competitive pricing and even got them to throw in little extras. I could see she had an excellent rapport with the vendors, which showed on the day of the event as the vendors, venue, décor, food, music, photography and videography were all superb and professional.

    Throughout the process, Libby had to contend with changing COVID restrictions, and changing guest numbers as guests changed their minds between in person vs. virtual attendance. Libby remained in constant contact with me over the course of the month, I never had to guess what was going on or where she was in her timeline. Libby kept a close eye on the budget advising me what was good value verses something that would be nice to have, but not necessary, as it wouldn’t make or break the day.

    On the day of the event, I didn’t have to think or worry about anything but enjoying myself. Libby and her contractors arrived early and transformed the venue into a masterpiece. We received so many compliments from our guests about what a wonderful job she did. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart isn’t even enough, I consider myself lucky and blessed to have found you….Lara

    Upon Occasion's reply:

    Thank you, Lara, for your kind words and for trusting me with your milestone event.
    It was a pleasure and a privilege to play such a big part on your sons big day!
    Mazal Tov to the entire family.
    Libby
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    Rinat S. Married on 27/07/2019
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    Best wedding planner in town!

    If I had to describe the experience we had with Libby, it would take me a week to write it all down. In short, it was flawless and the end result was spectacular!! If I could give her 10/5, I would. From the very first meeting to the very last, she was professional, fun, organized and very meticulous. During the year of planning my wedding, she became my secound mother, and I would share everything with her, the good, the bad and the ugly and she went the super extra mile to ensure that both my hubby and I had our dream wedding. We couldn't of pulled it all off without her and we will forever be grateful to Libby for her amazing talents, support and professionalism. Thank you, love R&J
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    Matt E. Married on 26/05/2019
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    VERY highly recommend!

    Libby Eydelman and her team at Upon Occasion were an absolutely invaluable resource throughout the entire wedding planning process. Libby was readily accessible, professional, hard-working, and extremely knowledgeable. Coordinating a wedding is an enormous undertaking. Corners cannot afford to be cut. With Libby and Upon Occasion, we could rest assured that all of the details, both large and small, would be attended to. Libby follows up with all vendors, ensures everyone arrives on time and in the correct location, verifies contracts, responds to emails with courtesy and timeliness, and offers excellent suggestions for making the day special! The four meetings we had with Libby were efficient and enlightened us regarding what arrangements were imperative to focus on. We could have easily booked her for more meetings, and less than four, in our opinion, would be doing yourself a great disservice. Finally, the day of our wedding went off without a hitch. Libby made certain to take care of every single thing and allowed us to be completely present with each other as well as our guests. The itinerary Libby organized with us was perfect, and our entire day from morning to the final song of the night went beautifully. We would very highly recommend Libby Eydelman and Upon Occasion to be your next special events planner.
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    Bruce B. Married on 18/03/2018
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    Amazing Wedding Planner

    We are very grateful to have had Libby help us plan our wedding. There are so many things we would not have thought of or not have known how to go about if it was not for her.

    Libby was a wealth of information- she wrote up our itinerary for the day, (which was so important) was very detailed and was a pleasure to work with.

    We looked forward to and enjoyed all of our meetings planning the wedding and felt like we were meeting with a friend or family member.

    Thank you, Libby, for your caring, warmth and we look forward to staying in touch.

    Tracey and Bruce

    Upon Occasion's reply:

    Dear Bruce and Tracey,
    thank you for such kind words.
    It was an absolute pleasure being a part of your big day! Looking forward to many celebrations together with your beautiful family.
    Libby Eydelman
    Upon Occasion
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    Iryna G. Married on 12/08/2016
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    I would like to say thank you to Libby from "Upon occasion " for helping me to organize my Big Birthday Party.
    Libby,
    I really appreciate your positive and upbeat attitude. You are very patient, resourceful, reasonable and accessible. You know inside out every step of the process to organize an amazing party !
    I am very happy that I have followed your directions, that allowed me to be free from stress of the logistics and really enjoy my party !
    Iryna Galevska
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    Adi K. Married on 04/10/2021
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    Best wedding planner!

    The most phenomenal wedding planner!!! The journey that my fiancé and I went through with Libby was amazing. We’ve been together for almost an entire year, having to change the date FOUR TIMES because of covid, Libby handled everything for us so we wouldn’t have to endure any more stress then we already had. Libbys organization, patience and true passion for her work truly presented itself during all the planning and especially on the wedding day itself. She made sure everything went smoothly, and was there for almost 20 hours running around ensuring everyone was doing their part to make our day flawless. We are forever grateful and will cherish the special bond we have created for many years!

    Looking forward to a lifetime of events together, we love you!

    - Adi and Dave Shomer ❤️

    Upon Occasion's reply:

    Thank you Adi and David for your kind words and thank you for trusting Upon Occasion with your most special day!❤️
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    Rocco F. Married on 03/09/2021
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    Best Wedding Planner Ever!

    If we could give more stars, we would! Libby at Upon Occasion is the absolute best and went above and beyond to make our wedding beyond our wildest dreams! She made the planning process a breeze and absolutely painless! She has lists of amazing vendors that she has worked with before and have good relations with; all of which were amazing! On the day of the event, she didn't stop running around to make sure that everything was perfect and went down without a hitch! She is extremely organized, diligent, and responsive; everything that you need in a wedding planner! Throughout the whole process she truly had our best interest in mind! We cannot wait to continue our relationship with her as she has truly become a part of our family!

    Upon Occasion's reply:

    Dear Michal and Rocco!
    Thank you for your most kind word.
    It was an absolute pleasure and a privilege to see your event come to life ! ❤️
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    Alisa B. Married on 25/09/2020
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    Libby is Spectacular!

    Libby is Spectacular! Everything I could have wished and hoped for in a Wedding Planner. I must have interviewed the entire city before I found Libby and have never looked back. I expect Libby will be planning my events for many years to come and my kids' weddings as well, lol. She knows her business and does it extremely well. She was very attentive and knowledgeable and kept the wedding on budget and schedule making sure that every little detail was taken care of, from providing all of the incredible vendors she uses to pinning on boutonnieres.  
    Libby listened to our needs, matched us with the right vendors so we got our dream wedding! Our wedding was truly beautiful, more so than I had even imagined it to be. The vendors, venue, food, music, photography and videography were out of this world. 

    Most impressive was the short time frame we were working with, Libby came through in less than 1 month. Our friends and family are still talking about our wedding and how amazing it was. My husband and I were truly blessed to find Libby, she is reliable and caring and we are so grateful for her talents and experience, we really couldn’t have done it without her. 

    We would highly recommend Libby and Upon Occasion for any event. 

    Upon Occasion's reply:

    Thank goodness you Alisa and Alex for your kind words! It was an absolute pleasure meeting you and planning your wedding with you!
    Looking forward to many years of beautiful events together:)
    Libby Eydelman
    Upon Occasion
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    Elle K. Married on 25/08/2019
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    Amazing experience! Highly recommended

    I can’t speak highly enough of Libby & Upon Occasion’s event planning. I had my wedding August 25th, 2019 and it truly could not have come together without her. She was there throughout every step of the planning process, from conception to execution. She recommended the best vendors, helped us get the necessary permits, and helped us negotiate the most competitive pricing! We had a complex wedding with a private & public ceremonies, same day edit, professional dance number, a gender revel, and a henna! Libby made sure the whole day went like clockwork - and that I was stress free! Thank you for your incredible effort, professionalism, and help!! 10/10 would recommend Libby to anyone who’s planning an event. Thank you!

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