We believe that your wedding is deeply personal, fashioned from your great ideas, and a true reflection of you and your beloved.
We understand that taking your vision from a pinterest board to reality requires a helping hand (or two).
We handle all the checklists, the logistics, the back and forth, the clean up and the heavy lifting for you so that you and your loved ones can savor every moment of the planning process and your wedding day.
We specialize in the nitty gritty, the odds and ends, the occasionally tedious and labour-intensive tasks that would otherwise be entrusted to your nearest + dearest.
DAY-OF WEDDING MANAGEMENT
You may have already decided on a theme, assembled a dream team of vendors, chosen the space in which to exchange your vows. near + dear steps in to tie all the loose ends together and fill in any missing gaps.
Our partnership begins weeks prior to your wedding day or from the signing date of our contract. Over coffee, you can advise us of your unique needs, identify specific areas of concern, and share your vision. By doing venue walk-throughs and studying your vendor contracts, we will develop a detailed plan for the months ahead and a full itinerary for the day itself. On your wedding day, you can have peace of mind knowing that we will piece together all the elements --exactly as you envisioned.
near + dear is thrilled to offer its services for events leading up to the big day. We can assist with running fun-filled and stress-free bridal showers and wholesome bachelorette parties. We also provide our expertise to grooms-to-be, assisting in magical proposals from concept to "yes"!
near+dear's principal event manager, Melissa, has been planning and coordinating events in Toronto for over 10 years. What started with a career doing corporate events during the day and studying event management at night, developed into a passion for assisting brides with the most important day of their lives. Her strong organizational skills come from her background in the financial and hospitality industry and her work with non-profit organizations. Melissa loves father & daughter dances and all speeches.
On the weekends, Melissa dedicates her time to DIY projects, running fundraiser galas, and throwing showers and dinner parties for her friends. She launched near+dear with the support of her husband (and right-arm man) in 2014.
She is near+dear's senior coordinator and Melissa's righthand woman. With experience as a visual merchandiser, she brings her creativity and talent into every wedding. Armed with her bubbly and incredibly outgoing personality, Dianne is there from pinning boutonnieres, assisting at bridal party photo shoots to fluffing veils. First looks always give her goosebumps and bring tears to her eyes.