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We provide Professional Wedding Coaching and Coordination for DIY Couples with guidance and support as you plan the wedding day of your dreams.  Our time-tested process makes planning stress free and easy for you - DIY Brides and Grooms! Here's how it works:

STEP 1: Get Acquainted Consultation STEP 2: Receive The Joyous Events Smart Start ToolKit  filled with tips and techniques to enable you to plan like a pro STEP 3: Periodic Check-ins on Tasks completed  STEP 4: Transition to your Wedding Coordinator to manage the final details STEP 5: Execution of your Wedding Weekend (rehearsal, ceremony, reception)

 

The Joyous Events Wedding Management System gives you much more that just a Day of Wedding Coordinator; it's everything you need to plan your wedding and the assurance that a professional  Wedding Coordinator has your back to execute the day flawlessly.

Ready to check us out?  Call, email or text us for an initial conversation. The most popular dates are filling quickly!

MATURE BRIDES - We're here for you too!  The things that are important now are different than years ago. Your unique requirements extend beyond just your attire.  We intimately understand and 'speak your language'! 

"Calling Joyous Events was the best decision that I made!"  A Joyous Couple

Organized. Meticulous. Creative. Fun.

Cherie Danyell
5/27/17
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I cannot rave enough about working with Marilyn! I was very hesitant to plan a wedding, and decided to find a wedding coordinator. She held us (me) by the hand the whole way through seeing how I had very little vision beyond having a simple but elegant affair. I had dreams come true that I did not even realize I had! Here is a non-exhaustive list of help and guidance she provided: Kept us within budget Recommended and then contacted vendors for save-the-dates/invitations, decorations, music/DJ, hair, makeup, photography, cake, etc. (They were also amazing vendors to work with!) She always kept to her schedule and ours Made sure we were up-to-date with everything and checking on our progress Being available by phone, email, text, and in-person. Never worried about not hearing from her! Basically, she understood what we were looking for and made excellent suggestions. She had everything under control from beginning to the wedding. She also made time to meet us even though I was in Richmond and my husband in Alexandria. Just know that Marilyn has your best interests at heart and works hard to make sure your big day is gorgeous and painless. Thank you Marilyn for everything!
Shonte
12/4/16
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
If you want the most professional, open-minded, respectful, kind-hearted event planner. Please choose Marilyn of Joyous events. She coordinated my husband and I 10 year vow renewal. Not only did she do a spectacular job overall, she also made sure we had everything we desired. She has connections to other vendors such as a florist, sugar artist, hair/makeup stylist, DJ, officiant, photographer/videographer, etc. which takes away all the guessing work and makes planning that much easier. We left everything in her hands giving her and the other vendors free range to be as creative as they desired. It worked out for us, the vow renewal was more than we could have ever imagined. Marilyn created a stress free planning process by maintaining constant communication. We will do this over and over again if we had the opportunity. So it’s safe to say that we will only recommend her for all events from here on out. It felt like 1:1 care. She was always available and her staff is so nice. Everything went smoothly with zero complaints. Thank you for making our night a very special event. -Drake & Shonte
Joyous Events LLC responded with the following comments:
Shonte and Drake it was such a pleasure to be part of your celebration. Thank you for trusting me to always work with your best interest as my only priority. By allowing us to do what we do best, we were able to create for you everything that you dreamed of and more. May God continue to bless and keep you both through it all!
Michele
8/13/16
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Marilyn and her team were absolutely phenomenal. We had the exciting, unique, yet challenging situation of getting married on board The Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas before embarkation - with the majority of our guests getting off before we set sail. With this came a set of special circumstances regarding security clearance for guests, delicately orchestrating getting on and off the ship, staying on schedule, and dealing with the ship's crew and staff. The entire Wedding coordination team effortlessly took control, and I never felt like anything was off - I mean the entire day went off without a hitch and I have Joyous Events to thank!
Joyous Events LLC responded with the following comments:
Michele and RJ you were such a joy to work with! Thank you for entrusting us with executing the wedding day of your dreams. From the "First Look" to the farewell song at the piano, your day was filled with special moments that were so emotionally inspiring. The entire Joyous Events Team wishes you the best for a lifetime filled with wedding day joy!
Andrea
7/2/16
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Booking Joyous Events was a blessing. Although my wife did not want any wedding planner help, I knew we needed help. So many moving pieces go into planning a wedding all the way through the big day. I contacted Joyous Events and knew from the first phone call with Marilyn that we were in great hands. Wedding planning can be really stressful but with Marilyn, we always felt secure. She was such a calming influence in stressful times and knew what we needed before we did. She was unbelievable in helping us secure vendors and negotiated on our behalf. We cannot say enough about how pleased we were. Marilyn is like family and we will always stay in touch. Excellent service!! Justin and Andrea Evans
Kristen
5/28/16
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Our wedding prepared by Joyous Events LLC. They were really helpfully Thanks
Dan
2/20/16
Categories: Flowers, Planner, Event Production, Event Rentals & Photobooths
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We initially hired Marilyn and her staff to plan only our rehearsal dinner. As wedding planning logistics piled up and more details and decisions arose, we decided that we needed a professional wedding planner. We booked Joyous Events for wedding coordination services four months before our wedding. Choosing Joyous Events was one of the best decisions we made. Marilyn and her staff were able to work seamlessly with the vendors that we had already hired, despite never having worked with them before. She also reviewed our contracts and made sure the equipment we rented would meet our needs. In fact, she helped us change rental vendors due to delivery time constraints, and she made sure that our deposit was refunded. She also recommended and worked with a florist to order flowers for the cake, and when neither vendor decorated the cake, she placed the flowers herself! On the day of our wedding, thanks to Marilyn and her staff, all we had to worry about was enjoying the day with family and friends. At no point did anyone seem unclear as to where they were supposed to be or what was happening. Throughout our wedding weekend, Marilyn and her staff were prepared for every possible contingency and had a plan to deal with it. They were consistently gracious and patient, and many of our guests have commented on how great they were. Our wedding will always bring happy memories to us, and that's in large part due to Marilyn and her staff's hard work, preparation, and experience. We cannot recommend Joyous Events enough... if we could give them more stars, we would!
Karen
1/16/16
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
It was a bit wild having a wedding on the Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship in the Port of Baltimore. As the mother of the bride I would personally like to thank everyone from Joyous Events so much, as they did such an amazing job placing our wedding flowers and decor exactly where I had suggested, and even better. You all were wonderful and I thank you so very much. The lovely minister (I am sorry to have forgotten her name) who performed the ceremony was marvelous and I heard lots of compliments on the service. The DJ was fun too. The guys thought the kind gentleman (again, forgive me with names) who attended to them and made sure they were where they were supposed to be, doing what they were supposed to be doing, was terrific. Thank you again for all of your personal attention and care.
Jewel
12/13/15
Categories: Flowers, Event Production,
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Marilyn Patterson and her staff are superb! Reliable! Detailed oriented! And absolutely charming!!!
Gabrielle
9/11/15
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My first conversation with Marilyn lasted 2 hours - I knew she was the person to make my dream wedding come true. Book her!
Marie
2/14/15
Categories: Bands, Event Production, Event Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The service's provided by Ms Marilyn Patterson of Joyous Events proved to be the best decision we made in planning our Valentine's Day Party. Our guest were delighted with the arrangements from the time they exited their vehicles where soft lit lanterns met them walking up to our home followed by the friendly and professional staff greeting them at the front door. Our guest were pleasantly surprised at the level of service, attentiveness, and entertainment which made the evening special for everyone. The music provided by the band recommended by Marilyn was nothing short of smooth and entertaining. The services provided by The Joyous Event Team was excellent and and exceeded our expectations. We would definitely recommend and utilize Joyous Events again. Thank you for ensuring the success of our event and making it a memorable affair. JC & M Copeland
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Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I would highly recommend the Joyous Events team. In addition to the professionalism and attention to detail exhibited by Marilyn Patterson during our first meeting, she and the other team members -- Valerie Connors, Lillian Patterson, Sharon Bunch and Jessica Clark -- put our minds at ease as soon as we arrived at the venue. They really made it possible for us to relax and have the wedding we envisioned. We can not thank them enough for helping to make our special day worry free and lots of fun. We will cherish the beautiful memories of our wedding for a lifetime.
Joyous Events LLC responded with the following comments:
Karen and James you were a pleasure to work with. As your Wedding Day Coordination Team aboard the Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas in Baltimore, it was wonderful to see all of the family and friends that traveled near and far to celebrate your new beginning. As trends go, 110 guests for a cruise ship destination wedding is a rather large crowd. The ceremony was so moving, intimate and engaging - Rev. Scott was awesome! Looking forward to working with you again as we plan a grand milestone birthday celebration for James!
toni
8/29/14
Categories: Beauty & Health, Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Planner, Videography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
"Marilyn and her team were flawless. Our wedding was fabulous!!! Our guest immensely enjoyed themselves as we did. Marilyn, we have you down to plan our next event! Thank you so very much, Bride and Groom"
Joyous Events LLC responded with the following comments:
Toni and Jon it was such a pleasure to work with you to plan, design and coordinate your beautiful wedding event. The experience for your guests was awesome and so uniquely YOU! We especially love our mature couples because the styling of the wedding is so personal, elegant and sophisticated. The added touches that honored your military service and experience will forever be a fond memory! Wishing you all the best and can't wait for our next milestone event together!
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Planner
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, Guest List Creation, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
5
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