Engaging Affairs

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About Engaging Affairs

Washington D.C.'s award-winning, top-rated wedding planning team has been lauded as the city's premier planners by everyone from Washingtonian Magazine to The Knot to Grace Ormonde. For nearly 20 years, Engaging Affairs has worked with D.C.'s most discerning couples and created some of the city's most notable weddings. Our couples are as unique as the innovative weddings we help them create. Whether it’s a romantic garden wedding or a cutting-edge cocktail party, our events are gracious, elegant, and polished. We blend function and style with our dual focus on the practical and artistic elements of planning an event.

Our boutique-style business focuses on only a select number of events each year. This individualized service allows us to streamline the planning with customized information and referrals. We bring years of experience and boundless contacts together to orchestrate weddings that are as seamless as they are stunning. Our expertise includes South Asian celebrations, multi-cultural weddings, destination weekends and same-sex weddings.


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49 Reviews for Engaging Affairs

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4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.8
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  • Laura

    Laura · Married on 10/12/2019

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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Month-of planning

    I worked with Rachael as my month-of planner and it was easily the best decision I made. She took over a few of my remaining tasks and gave great advice, including how much to tip. She was organized, direct but friendly, and all my friends and family kept saying she was incredible. After a year+ of planning, I felt so calm on my wedding knowing things were in her hands. Do yourself a favor and hire her!

    Sent on 12/01/2019
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    Corinna · Married on 10/22/2017

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    Amanda McCabe of Engaging Affairs made my dream wedding a reality. I had some very...specific...ideas for what I wanted for my wedding and Amanda helped me shape those random thoughts into a cohesive vision. She was honest with me (if an idea did not fit the theme or budget, she told me) and kept me focused on the tasks we needed to accomplish leading up to the wedding day.
    If you are a Type-A person (like myself), it can be difficult to trust someone else to take the lead for recommendations and wedding planning. Please believe that if you relax, and trust in Amanda's recommendations, you will have the Best Wedding Ever! She has amazing contacts in the industry (i.e., she knows everyone worth knowing) and the vendors she works with on a regular basis know how to work as a team. This is incredibly important on the day of your wedding, when you need to see everything coming together in a very smooth way.
    So many guests have told me that our wedding was the best they have ever attended. We owe much of the success of that day to Amanda and her two wonderful assistants. Thank you!

    Sent on 11/27/2017
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    Theresa · Married on 05/28/2016

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    Working with Christine was an excellent experience. She is focused, responsive and had great suggestions when asked for good vendors. Christine is very professional and at ease with all of the vendors that we selected. The wedding went off without a hitch and I attribute that to Christine's attention to detail. She created a great timeline that gave us confidence that everything was thought through beforehand. She is very pleasant and easy to work with. I'd recommend Engaging Affairs to anyone.

    Sent on 06/03/2016

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Engaging Affairs FAQ

  • What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?
    $ 2500.00
  • What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?
    $ 6500
  • What is the starting price for full wedding planning?
    $ 12000.00
  • Do you offer an hourly rate?
    No
  • What wedding events do you provide services for?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What wedding planning services do you offer?
    Budget Analysis
    Day-of Coordination
    Event Design
    Full Planning
    Partial Planning
    Timelines
    To-Do Lists
    Vendor Referrals
  • What weddings do you have experience planning?
    Civil
    Cultural
    Destination
    Double Weddings
    Eco-Friendly
    Military
    Non-Religious
    Religious
  • How many planners are on your team?
    3

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    The ladies at Engaging Affairs are some of the most talented and professional planners in the DC area. We've worked with them on numerous occasions and each time the wedding is stunning, on time and really fun for the bride & groom. If you want to hand off your wedding to a team of ladies who will help you to have a jaw-dropping event while keeping each detail straight; look no further!

  • Bowen Films
    Bowen Films Wedding Videographers

    The entire team at Engaging Affairs are so talented. Their organization, creativity and out-going demeanor make them a pleasure to work with. The time-lines they provide their clients and vendors prove their professionalism and fine attention to details which make for a successful event!

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