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Welcome to the Happy to Be Events Blog! This is where we showcase our weddings, talk about planning, and examine various mischief. 

Learn tips and tricks about how to plan your wedding day, view our recent work, find inspiration for your wedding day, and more!

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What is Phase-Based Wedding Planning? Around our offices, you here the phrase “Phase-based Wedding Panning” a lot. Let’s explain what it is! Why do we spend so much time on it? How is it beneficial? What is so different about it? It’s a top-down approach to wedding planning. Phase-based wedding planning works big and gets smaller. […]

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5 Steps to Making and Keeping Your Wedding Budget Today, we’re talking about determining a budget for your wedding. Figuring out how much you can afford for your wedding is the very first step to beginning to plan your wedding. Let’s be real for a minute, shall we? Budgets for weddings are HARD! Weddings are […]

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Coordination. Month of. Day of. Wedding. It’s all in the name. Such a staple in this industry. Seriously, we see it like, everywhere. It’s on the Facebook bride and groom pages, on the wedding planning forum pages, from the venues… it has 325 million results when you search for it on google. Wedding Wire and […]

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Lindsey + Macon 11.17.18 We coordinated these two sweeties’ wedding day back in November at an elegant barn in King George, Virginia. We’ve gotta say, Lindsey is one of the most organized brides we have ever had! We met with her and her mom a few weeks before the wedding, and boy was she prepared! She had a binder full of information for us […]

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Struggling to find that person song for the wedding day? Try one of these favorites! Wedding Processional “Canon in D” – Pachelbel “Wedding March” – Mendelssohn “A Thousand Years” – Christina Perri “Somewhere Only We Know” – Keane “Marry me” – Train Wedding Recessional “All You Need Is Love” – The Beatles “LOVE” – Nat King […]

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Don’t Forget to Work Out All the Details Every wedding is unique. We tend to say that a lot around here – and it’s true. Want to make your details stand out though? Invest in unique and stunning decor, and you’ll create a wedding to remember. Here’s a checklist so you don’t forget anything! Ceremony […]

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What is Phase-Based Wedding Planning? Around our offices, you here the phrase “Phase-based Wedding Panning” a lot. Let’s explain what it is! Why do we spend so much time on it? How is it beneficial? What is so different about it? It’s a top-down approach to wedding planning. Phase-based wedding planning works big and gets smaller. […]

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March 3, 2019

Using Phases During Your Wedding Planning

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5 Steps to Making and Keeping Your Wedding Budget Today, we’re talking about determining a budget for your wedding. Figuring out how much you can afford for your wedding is the very first step to beginning to plan your wedding. Let’s be real for a minute, shall we? Budgets for weddings are HARD! Weddings are […]

Wedding Planning 101

March 1, 2019

How Do I Budget for My Wedding?

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Coordination. Month of. Day of. Wedding. It’s all in the name. Such a staple in this industry. Seriously, we see it like, everywhere. It’s on the Facebook bride and groom pages, on the wedding planning forum pages, from the venues… it has 325 million results when you search for it on google. Wedding Wire and […]

Wedding Planning 101

February 14, 2019

We Don’t Offer Day of Coordination – and You Don’t Want Us To

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Lindsey + Macon 11.17.18 We coordinated these two sweeties’ wedding day back in November at an elegant barn in King George, Virginia. We’ve gotta say, Lindsey is one of the most organized brides we have ever had! We met with her and her mom a few weeks before the wedding, and boy was she prepared! She had a binder full of information for us […]

Weddings & Projects

January 30, 2019

A Stunning Fall Barn Wedding at Landino Farm in King George, Virginia

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Struggling to find that person song for the wedding day? Try one of these favorites! Wedding Processional “Canon in D” – Pachelbel “Wedding March” – Mendelssohn “A Thousand Years” – Christina Perri “Somewhere Only We Know” – Keane “Marry me” – Train Wedding Recessional “All You Need Is Love” – The Beatles “LOVE” – Nat King […]

Wedding Planning 101

January 29, 2019

Song Suggestions for Your Wedding Day

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Don’t Forget to Work Out All the Details Every wedding is unique. We tend to say that a lot around here – and it’s true. Want to make your details stand out though? Invest in unique and stunning decor, and you’ll create a wedding to remember. Here’s a checklist so you don’t forget anything! Ceremony […]

Wedding Planning 101

January 29, 2019

All the Stuff You Need for Your Wedding

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Photo List Cheat Sheet During the wedding planning process, there’s quite a bit to do. After you book your vendors, you’ll want to get to work filling in the timeline. This includes everything from when to do toasts to when the sendoff needs to be. One thing you don’t want to forget is what photos you […]

Wedding Planning 101

January 29, 2019

What Photos Does My Photographer Need to Take on My Wedding Day?

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The Four Steps to Changing Your Name You’re married! It’s new and exciting and wonderful….and time to do a lot of paperwork! If you’re planning on changing your last name, it’s a long process, but this little cheat sheet will help you know what you need and make sure you don’t forget anything! Step 1: […]

Wedding Planning 101

January 29, 2019

4 Steps to Changing Your Name After Your Married

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Your Invitation Questions, Answered! ————————-PROPERLY WORDING WHO’S HOSTING————————- Confused about the wording? Don’t know when to send them? We’ve got you! Traditional Wording Mr. and Mrs. John L. Smith request the pleasure of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Heather Marie to Michael Francis Jacobson Saturday, the seventeenth of May two thousand and […]

Wedding Planning 101

January 29, 2019

How to Word Your Invitations Properly

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Addressing the Invitation A Married Couple Invitation Envelope: Mr. John and Mrs. Becky Holt or Mr. and Mrs. John Holt Response Card / Inner Envelope: Mr. and Mrs. Holt or John and Becky A Married Couple w/ Different Last Name Invitation Envelope: Mr. John Holt and Mrs. Becky Carr Response Card / Inner Envelope: Mr. Holt and Mrs. Carr or John […]

Wedding Planning 101

January 29, 2019

How to Properly Address Your Wedding Invitations

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