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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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Five years ago today I was getting ready to go on a date with a boy. Little did I know – this date would be with someone who would become my best friend, the love of my life, and, later, my husband. Little did I know I would be meeting my soulmate. Let’s start at […]

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Serenity Blue Styled Shoot at the Sweeney Barn Oh my gosh, you guys! I am so excited to share with you this gorgeous gallery from Rebecca Dotson Photography. We worked with the most amazing creative partners for this photo shoot at the Sweeney Barn. I can’t wait to highlight them for you! The elements of […]

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What Time Should You Have Your Wedding Ceremony? Happy Tuesday, everybody! Today’s Tip of the Day is all about when to schedule your wedding ceremony! Our brides know that when you schedule your wedding ceremony has an impact on everything. It changes arrival and entry times, like when your caterers come and when your venue opens. It […]

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When Should We Schedule Our Rehearsal? Okay, guys: today on the blog we are going to answer a question that seems to come up a lot. When should you schedule your rehearsal? We’re going to cover that, but first, we want to review what a rehearsal is and if it is necessary for everyone to […]

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Hi Bees! Meg here. Welcome to our Featured Vendors segment, where we feature a new vendor every week. These are vendors that we love, love, love working with for every wedding or project we work on together! A fewMondays ago, I sat down with Chelsea of Rowland’s Photography. We chatted about life as a wedding […]

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Obtaining a Marriage License in Fredericksburg, VA Where to Obtain a License A marriage license may be obtained from the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court in any city or county in Virginia.   How do we obtain our license from the Fredericksburg Clerk of Court? Come to the Clerk’s office between 8:30am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday. Both […]

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Bathroom Amenities Baskets Including an amenities basket in the restrooms at your wedding is a quick and easy way to add to your guest experience. You can make these as lavish or minimal as you’d like, and either way, your guests will definitely appreciate it. Find inexpensive baskets or bins that are a good fit […]

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How much alcohol do I really need to buy for my wedding? If you’re providing your own alcohol for your wedding, trying to figure out how much you’ll need is the hardest part. Use these calculations based on your guests and preferences, and you should be fine! Open Bar for 100 GUESTS: 70 bottles of […]

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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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Questions for Selecting Your Wedding Cake Ordering a wedding cake is more than a notion. To make sure you are selecting the perfect cake for your wedding, don’t forget to ask these questions at your cake consultation. What to Bring with You Before you meet with your potential baker(s), collect the information below. We recommend […]

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