Meg Flores, the host of the Vendor List Podcast is a Virginia-based wedding planner that focuses on beautiful events that tell meaningful stories.
Meg Flores is a wedding planner in Virginia who works with couples who are getting married all over the state of Virginia, Washington, DC, Maryland, and beyond. She formed her company, Happy to Be Events, in June 2017, as the lead wedding and event planner, and works with her clients through planning, design, and wedding management for weddings and corporate events, guiding them through the event planning and execution process. With her background and education, she guides her clients through all of the artistic processes and legal hoops, focusing on flawless execution, innovative design, and guest experience.
As a company, Happy to Be Events is a team of wedding planners and dreamers that offer 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 headspace during the planning process. Our goal is to provide a day as unique and thoughtful as our couples.
Prior to starting Happy to Be Events, Meg worked as an associate at the Inn at the Old Silk Mill, an events venue in Fredericksburg, Virginia while studying at the University of Mary Washington for her bachelors in Geography with a minor in Urban Studies and a Certificate in Spatial Analysis. Her time at the University of Mary Washington taught her the effectiveness of research-oriented project management, her love of tech and systems, and the value of effective relationships and quality control.
Her time at the Silk Mill, a renovated mill that was in operation during the nineteenth century that is now a wedding venue with on-site accommodations and award-winning catering, taught her the basics of event day management from the viewpoint of a wedding venue. Here, she learned the ins and outs of small business daily operations, as well as wedding day management tasks.
Her education in events comes from experience in the industry, planning, designing, and coordinating weddings and events for a variety of clients, working on event days with different industry vendors, and assisting on weddings with wedding planners. She holds formal education certificates from completing education through the New York Institute of Art and Design and Refine for Wedding Planners, just to name a few.
As a wedding planner, she values herself on being first and foremost, a storyteller that is focused on client success. Her creativity, expertise, and mindfulness allow her to be a calm, cool and collected professional who produces high-quality events. She takes care to be transparent, prepared, and financially responsible, and has created a company that is technology-based, inclusive, and focuses on telling the story through the event experience.
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