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Happy to Be Events

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Hello, I'm Meg!

Hey there! I'm Meg, a spreadsheet loving, techie turned wedding planner and storyteller who, darn it, loves love. Most days you can find me answering emails, meeting with clients, and creating meaningful moments that turn into memories.
I specialize in telling the story of you, your relationship, and your love through your wedding. I work with busy professionals need help transforming their dreams into a reality. My couples want to trust their wedding in the hands of an inclusive wedding planner who is organized, creative, and mindful. It doesn't hurt that we are calm, cool, and collected on a wedding day, and produce high quality events in a transparent and financially responsible manner.  
As a professional, expert wedding and event planner in the Richmond and DC regions, I have been featured by Black Tie Bride and I Do Y'all for stunning weddings and special moments. I work all over the area for couples who want to have seamless wedding days and a smooth, easy, planning process, start to finish. 
When I am not busy working on my weddings, weaving stories and memories, you can catch me sipping wines and playing board games with my family, making home-cooked meals for our friends, and watching our pups play at the dog park.

Hey there! I'm Meg, a spreadsheet loving, techie turned wedding planner and storyteller who, darn it, loves love. Most days you can find me answering emails, meeting with clients, and creating meaningful moments that turn into memories.
When I am not busy working on my weddings, weaving stories and memories, you can catch me sipping wines and playing board games with my family, making home-cooked meals for our friends, and watching our pups play at the dog park.

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I live in Fredericksburg, VA, above an Italian restaurant with my husband and our three pups.

Learn more about what makes me, me!

Our Mission

“Happy to Be Events is a team of wedding planners and dreamers that offers Planning, Creative Design, and Event Management services. Our focus is creating events that reflect the best version of our clients' vision while also offering tools to maintain a healthy head-space during the wedding planning process. Our goal is to provide a day as unique and thoughtful as our couples.”

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At Happy to Be Events, we pride ourselves on our commitment to our couples. 
We are skilled, creative, mindful professionals that produce high quality, beautiful events.

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We are Storytellers

Every single event that we plan, design, or manage tells a story. Every. Single. One. Whether you are with us for just a couple of months, or we work with you for a year and a half, you have a unique and beautiful story. It is our job to pull pieces of their story together to create a beautiful masterpiece.

We are Experts

We are experts in our field. We know our stuff - how to build a timeline, how to create a beautiful day, how to handle difficult situations. We believe in bettering ourselves, showing up to networking events, conferences, workshops that will help us learn, grow, and improve.

We are Inclusive

We believe in inclusivity. We believe that love is love is love is love. We do not discriminate against gender, race, age, socioeconomic status, or sexuality. We pride ourselves on creating a network of vendors who are inclusive and uphold the beliefs that individuals, no matter their sexuality, no matter their race, can get married.

We are Creative

We are creative. This is at the core of what we do and who we are. We love to create, to make days that stand out as unique, full of little details and lots of love. We love to invest time into wedding days, to make them unique, to use the day to tell a story that begins and ends with the couple. “No” isn’t the answer until every yes is exhausted.

We are Mindful

We are mindful, and we work hard to make sure that our couples are stress-free during the course of their planning. We also care about ensuring that the budget is stuck to, and that your wedding won’t have unexpected expenses.

We are Calm, Cool, & Professional

We don’t bat an eyelash to a crisis. As your first - and best - line of defense when it comes to managing your wedding day emergencies, we make sure that your big day comes together and flows - letting you enjoy your day no matter what happens.

We are Professionals

We put thought into every email, every phone call, every interaction we have to make sure that we are first and foremost professional in every way to our clients and our vendors. We dress business casual, talk in a professional and coherent voice, and work hard to maintain respectful and clear communication throughout your process.

We are Financially Responsible

Every single wedding we work with works under an overall budget - whether it is $10,000 or $150,000, we are all held to a number. When a couple begins to work with us, we have them take a budget quiz that will give us a third party opinion on what their wedding will cost, and we work together to set and stick to a healthy budget.

We are Prepared

Our planners are stocked with full service emergency kits and they are trained to be quick on their feet. We are natural problem solvers that can keep their cool under pressure. We dot the i’s and cross the t’s before the day, so that by the time we get to your wedding day, we have answered every question that we need to answer and every detail is worked through.

Where We Work

Fredericksburg

Destination

Richmond

Northern VA
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Washington DC

Charlottesville

Fredericksburg

Greater DC Area

Richmond

Charlottesville

Destination

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