2.5- 4 Lakh
Once Upon A Time is a full-service event planner based in Mumbai. They pride themselves on their highly customised and unique events. Whether planning your next wedding or wedding anniversary, they are there to make sure that each and every event they are involved with is inspiring, extraordinary, and unforgettable. Whatever the circumstances, The Once Upon A Time is here to make your wedding extra special. Contact them today to make your event wonderful, successful, and ultimately less stressful for you.
Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life and it marks the beginning of your new journey with the right one, your better half. The entire wedding is like a huge festival with a plethora of colours and a rollercoaster of overwhelming emotions and a whole lot of people. To be the bride to be with so much happening, it is indeed hard for you to plan the entire wedding by yourself. So help yourself with professional assistance from Once Upon A Time in planning your wedding. They add a professional touch of creativity to your ideas and help you bring your idea of an ideal wedding picture and give shape to it in reality.
They offer a wide range of services for the entire wedding celebrations or just for partial wedding celebrations. They are a one stop shop for services such as :
Once Upon A Time is known to cater not just to weddings within the city, but also host destination and themed weddings as well. They pride themselves on treating each wedding as a unique experience and providing a different setting for every couple. The company works with the best of the suppliers and team, and aim to give you an enriched event at all times. Rest assured, as they will surely organise the wedding of your dreams! The team of professionals at Once Upon A Time will make sure that all your wedding-related needs are met and in a way where you do not have to worry about the small factors. Once Upon A Time is a team of enthusiastic individuals who make sure you can sit back, relax and plan your wedding out while enjoying being the bride and groom. They understand your budgets and are good at following what has been supervised by you for the ceremonies.
3 years 7 months
Which key cities have you planned weddings in previously?
Mumbai, Bangalore, Jaipur, Pune, Delhi, Kerala, Mangalore, Kolkata, Udaipur, Goa
2.5- 4 Lakh
We charge a Fixed Fee for Planning
Inhouse & outside decorators
Last Review Updated on 9 Jan 2023
6 months ago
I wish I could give them more than 5 stars! From start to finish, Wedding Across and team made our wedding dreams come true. The team is amazing at what they do. They are prompt, knowledgeable and beyond helpful. The service is spectacular. The wedding started and ended perfectly, I am beyond happy with my experience. If you are looking for a wedding planner, this is it. No need to look further. You won’t regret it!!!.
23 days ago
We highly recommend hiring OUAT Weddings to design, plan, and execute your event beautifully and professionally. My husband and I were referred to Swathi and Akshay by our friends who had hired OUAT for their own wedding. We live outside of India and needed help organizing the wedding since we couldn’t be there in person. We wanted the planning process to be stress-free for our families and Swathi and Akshay made that dream a reality. Here are some of our takeaways after working with them for 8 months: - They have a fantastic network of vendors including transportation, artists, music, dance, make-up, etc - They provided a budget sheet for us and detailed suggestions and choices for elements for each event - They helped us find the perfect wedding venue to accommodate our guest count, location requirements, and budget. - They are both very responsive and easily reachable via WhatsApp with any questions we had (even with a 12 hour time difference) - They helped us negotiate prices with different vendors - Helpful for providing support for non-Indian family to do shopping for outfits and have a great time in general before and during the event - Exceptional day-of coordination and support. They were the first to arrive and last to leave each event. They made sure every single moment they were available for any assistance required by the bride/groom, families or any guests. - Their team of support staff is excellent - shadows for bride and groom made the 2 days carefree. Support staff goes out of their way to be helpful and ensure guests’ comfort and enjoyment. - They managed all the tasks behind-the-scenes during the day-of so that there was no stress on the bride/groom or families. Decoration, setup, entrances, flow and execution of events was smoothly executed. All our small/detailed requests and concerns were addressed - Swathi and Akshay both love their work and have not only passion but talent for what they do. Great enthusiasm and presence, helpful nature, “can-do, make-it-work” attitude. All in all, we highly recommend OUAT for your wedding! It was a true pleasure working with them.
1 month ago
I had a vision about my wedding the day my husband proposed to me. 1 year later, Swathi and Akshay's team made that vision come to life, truly. When i first met Swathi while choosing amongst different wedding planners, I got such a positive, welcoming vibe from her the minute she walked into our house. I knew she would be the perfect match to help me and my family make this wedding happen. Swathi and Akshay listened to every idea, every concern, and every detail I wanted to implement, from the first day till the last hour of the wedding. Whenever I was in a panic mode as a bride, they calmed me down by giving me worthwhile alternatives. They have been super meticulous in going over every detail of the wedding, from flow of events, budgeting, hotel and decorator negotiations to the smallest detail like my gajra, akshit, rose petals and what not ! They thought of things I would never have thought of as part of my wedding. They suggested beautiful ideas that just elevated the wedding and events to the next level. Marrying a Spanish man, I had a lot of international guests flying in from Europe to attend the 2 day wedding. And I can confidently say they had the best time of their lives !! Thanks to Swathi & Akshay's team. As a bride, you always have difficulty letting go of the control over your wedding. But I must say I had full faith in OUAT's team to make things happen and make it happen the way I wanted it. Cannot thank you guys enough to make my dream come to life ! You guys elevated the wedding to something spectacular and memorable, not just for us but for every single person who attended the wedding. Couldn't have done this wedding without your groundwork, incredible passion and enthusiasm ! Special shout out to my bridal manager Jyoti ! Could not have held my peace during the wedding events without you. Thanks a ton ! Highly highly recommend OUAT to make your special day even more extraordinary!
1 month ago
A BEAUTIFUL EMOTIONAL JOURNEY!!😊 Swathi and Akshay Shetty — where do i begin about this brother sister duo!!! The moment Swathi entered our home and our lives we knew that the wedding of my daughter would be taken care of completely. She was full of positivity, warmth, very respectful and agreed to work in our budget. Soon after we had a call with Akshay. The voice at the end again so warm, happy, respectful and full of assurance. We knew our wedding plans were in good capable hands when Akshay sent us excel sheet of the entire wedding plan within our budget right from the decorator to accommodation to music to licenses covering even cake for an event, hampers for guests and gajras for the bride!!! They both were with us each step of the way, planning, coordinating and executing everything on time! My numerous anxious text messages and calls were attended to promptly even at 2 am!! During the events all our needs were taken care of, the flow of the event was seamless and it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience for all. Tiniest of details were taken care of. Infact post wedding too Akshay and Swathi were helping us out with lost items etc!! They are genuinely amazing people to work with...Ye kab family ban gaye pata hi nahi chala!! Swathi has excellent creative ideas and Akshay is superb at all logistics and keeps the finance in check. Akshay and Swathi both worked tirelessly to give us our dream wedding. They truly turned it into a beautiful experience. Our guests were amazed and went back very happy. To all the parents and the would be brides and grooms looking for a wedding planner…please please go ahead with OUAT! They are an excellent team to work with, deliver on time, have great vendors, superbly coordinate with all elements and most importantly they will turn your dream vision into reality!! It was an emotional journey dear Swathi and Akshay and you both will always always be a part of the beautiful memories of my daughter's wedding. Stay blessed forever, keep making others dreams into reality and remember our home is always open for you!! Thankyou for everything!!
2 months ago
Once Upon a Time are hands down one of the warmest & sweetest teams that we've interacted with & we're glad that we chose to go ahead with them for our engagement & wedding. At first we were apprehensive if we needed a planner in the first place or not, but after having conversed with Swathi & Akshay, I must say, it was one of the best decisions that we took. From understanding our needs to drafting a step by step framework on how we should approach our big day; they were not just planners but confidants on whom we could trust blindly on everything, be it big or small. What really clicked with me is how they gelled well & were involved with our parents in order to make sure that their needs were duly met as & when required. Their holistic approach towards catering us, our families & our guests with utmost priority alongside ensuring that all last minute needs are taken care of is something that I truly commend. If you are reading this & are contemplating whether to go ahead with Once Upon a Time or not, then I'd suggest that you go ahead with them without a second thought. They are the best out there, period!
10 months ago
Let me start with ' don't think twice, go for them' Sanmith and I don't stay in Mumbai and the idea of our parents running around for the wedding prep was not fun to think about. So we decided to hire a wedding planner, just like every bride I spoke to Tons of planners and 1 stood out, because this lady was more excited about my wedding then I was and she was the 1st wedding planner, who insisted on me taking to as many as wedding planners as possible before finalising one. After a week long search, we zeroed on them and that's when we realised, how organized they are, everything came to us on a Excel sheet. They would not stop untill we were happy with the options. Believe it or not, there hasn't been a single call which has gone unanswered by Swathi and Akshay, they work round the clock. On the day of the wedding, everything was perfect to the T. I had a version for my wedding and they executed it better then i could have ever imagined. So whosoever is reading this, ' It takes a lot of patience to write such a big feedback, and if I am willing to do that for my planners, it says a lot about them.' Let me end it with the same suggestion ' go for them' they are the best wedding planners you can hire. We love you both and our fairy tale wedding wouldn't have been possible without you two. ❤️
10 months ago
What do I say about these amazing people… they are not wedding planners - but family! That’s exactly how we felt throughout our journey with Swathi and Akshay. When I first spoke to Swathi on call, I knew right then that I didn’t need to look for any other wedding planner. I always had a beautiful and detailed vision about how I wanted my wedding to be, and if there is anyone in the world who could execute that vision, its team OUAT! I am a perfectionist and so working with me can be super challenging, but OUAT, lived upto every single piece of expectation I had from my wedding. Their biggest strength I believe is their amazing quick thinking and problem solving ability on ground. Throughout the wedding functions, if there was any hiccup that came up, they found solutions so quickly that the problem seemed unnoticed. Both Swathi and Akshay are so charmingly down-to-earth, passionate about their work and humble. Everything they do is wholeheartedly and that’s what makes you fall in love with them, and they go out of their way to be there for you. Whether its Akshay working with me on RSVP forms till 2am or its Swathi calming me down at 2am when I had bridal anxiety, both of them simply went beyond to be there. And that’s what family does, not wedding planners. If there’s any advice I can give them to improve their services it would be 3 things only - don’t delay booking hotels and vendors, hire more talented interns during pre-planning and please take a day off work weekly for yourself (stop being married to your job) !!!! For anyone contemplating on hiring OUAT, we say go ahead blindly! They will go out of their scope of work if needed, to make your dream wedding come true, and they will do it with their heart and soul. And mostly when challenges arise, have faith in them! They won’t let you down! Swathi, Akshay - we love you both! Thank you so much for everything you’ve done to make our dream wedding come true! Love you! Love you! Love You! - YOU ROCKSTARS!
Rahul and I were looking for wedding planners on wed me good when we realized we had less than 3 months to plan a wedding halfway across the world in a city our families weren’t living in currently. The first time we spoke to Swathi, we actually didn’t believe she was ‘real’. How could someone be so excited about a strangers wedding? She was absolutely brimming with amazing ideas. Compared to every other planner we spoke to (over 10), she stood out by leaps and bounds. Fast forward 3 months later and we are still in awe of how beautiful our wedding was. Not only did Akshay Shetty and Swathi understand us and our vision perfectly, they elevated it to a whole other level. We are still getting compliments on the breathtaking décor, the perfect beach side set up, the organization and how well planned everything was. Any problem that came up was handled by them perfectly. They ensured that everyone had a great time. Swathi personally ran all over Mumbai with me to handle last minute wardrobe disasters. Akshay was the life of our cocktail party. He was the MC at our cocktail and reception and had everyone in splits while Swathi got every dance party started. Swathi and Akshay were careful to choose a team (from the pandit ji to the make up artists Nitu Tamang Nitu Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist) who understood our vision and took the time to meet and get to know us as a couple. Every request we had was met with a smile and enthusiastic yes. No problem was too great for them. No matter what, they had a huge smile on their faces and were quick to calm our nerves. Today, Akshay and Swathi are our close friends and we are so excited we will get to see their company reach new milestones in the future because we are certain nothing can stop these hardworking, passionate and brilliant go-getters. Thank you Once Upon a Time Weddings for bringing our dream wedding ( #DocGetsEngineered ) to life and for going above and beyond at every step.Source
Rahul and I were looking for wedding planners a few months ago when we realized we had less than 3 months to plan a wedding halfway across the world in a city our families weren’t living in currently. The first time we spoke to Swathi Prabhakar Shetty, we actually didn’t believe she was ‘real’. How could someone be so excited about a strangers wedding? She was absolutely brimming with amazing ideas. Compared to every other planner we spoke to (over 10), she stood out by leaps and bounds. Fast forward 8 months later and we are still in awe of how beautiful our wedding was. Not only did Akshay Shetty and Swathi understand us and our vision perfectly, they elevated it to a whole other level. We are still getting compliments on the breathtaking décor, the perfect beach side set up, the organization and how well planned everything was. Any problem that came up was handled by them perfectly. They ensured that everyone had a great time. Swathi personally ran all over Mumbai with me to handle last minute wardrobe disasters. Akshay was the life of our cocktail party. He was the MC at our cocktail and reception and had everyone in splits while Swathi got every dance party started. Swathi and Akshay were careful to choose a team (from the pandit ji to the make up artists) who understood our vision and took the time to meet and get to know us as a couple. Every request we had was met with a smile and enthusiastic yes. No problem was too great for them. No matter what, they had a huge smile on their faces and were quick to calm our nerves. Today, Akshay and Swathi are our close friends and we are so excited we will get to see their company reach new milestones in the future because we are certain nothing can stop these hardworking, passionate and brilliant go-getters. Thank you Once Upon a Time Weddings for bringing our dream wedding ( #DocGetsEngineered ) to life and for going above and beyond at every step.Source
3 years ago
Swathi and Akshay from Once Upon a Time Weddings (OUAT) were the bedrock of the wedding plans in our family. We were trying to pull off an event with people in three different continents and time zones, and three generations. The two of them were thorough with the ground research of locations and pulled off client-friendly deals. They are available virtually round the clock and always cheerful and positive. We never heard a no from either of them for anything any of us requested. As D-day came up, they got down to the micro-details. They still managed to extend themselves to go with us to pick up the wedding outfits. No detail was too much to request of them, from car decorations to garlands to gifts for the games. Swathi is excellent with décor details and Akshay can check a spreadsheet comfortably. They soon understood our shoestring budget and participated with us in all the events like family. Social media handles of our friends and extended family are full of fond photographs. They have gone beyond what we imagined event planners do. We wish OUAT a great future. They deserve to do well!