Engaging Affairs

Washington DC metro, VA, MD, NYC and destinations beyond!


Price Range

$$$ – Moderate

Wedding Activities

Engagement Party, After Party, Bridal Shower, Rehearsal Dinner, Welcome Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Day After Brunch, Reception, Rehearsal, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, Day-Of Coordination, Full Service Wedding Planning, Planning


Contact Info

Washington DC metro, VA, MD, NYC and destinations beyond! (703) 313-7659

Quality Hit a Wall on Wedding Day

Reviewed on 1/27/2014 Annie Loo p

We loved working with Sarah and her assistant during the entire planning process. She put us at ease, answered all questions quickly, made sure we knew what we were doing, and got us straight on all our details. We really enjoyed working with her and the process to hire her and... Read More sign the contract with Engaging Affairs was really easy. On the day of our wedding, nothing seemed amiss to us, the bride and groom, and we had a fantastic time and saw everything going smoothly. Her assistant even helped our flower girl, who had a sudden fit of shyness, walk down the aisle. However, when I checked in with our vendors and very kind family friends who offered to help set up, they had a different impression. Our vendors and friends said since the planner and her assistant were with the bridal party and there for the first look, they were not on-site helping vendors and making sure they arrived on time and had answers they needed. The caterer, flower team, DJ, and ceremony designers & officiant had many loose ends. While it all came together in the end so the bride, groom, and guests didn't know anything was amiss, we had purchased the services of a planner specifically so all those little details would go off without a hitch. I was disappointed with the final results and especially when I heard from vendors and designers that our planner had been snappy and short upon arrival. Would still recommend Engaging Affairs, just perhaps another team member? Hopefully she was having an off day.

A Bride's Best Friend!

Reviewed on 2/05/2013 Palma B

Christine Godsey at Engaging Affairs is absolutely amazing! We hired her about 6 months before our wedding as our Day-Of Coordinator, but she was so responsive to questions and helpful throughout the entire time leading up to the wedding! We had initially contacted her for... Read More help after we had to fire someone else that we had hired for a full-service wedding planner. We had done a lot of the planning on our own, but there were still so many loose ends that we hadn’t thought about. Our photographer Greg Gibson referred us to Christine, and we are so happy he did! Christine jumped right in and reassured us that everything would be taken care of. What a relief! Her professionalism, responsiveness, advice, and attention to detail were exactly what we were looking for, and she definitely made all of our fears go away. We incorporated a lot of personal elements into the wedding, and Christine made sure everything was absolutely perfect on the wedding day! Every detail was taken care of, and her timeline was perfect. Christine, and her assistant Amanda Smith, were also so much fun to work with!They made us laugh, calmed our nerves, and worked great with all of the other vendors. Christine definitely worked very hard to make our dream wedding come true!!! I would highly recommend her and Engaging Affairs to anyone planning a wedding or other event!

Amazing wedding, amazing Amanda

Reviewed on 1/03/2013 Gayle S

Amanda Smith McCabe worked with me for 15 months helping me to plan my daughters wedding. I could not have asked for anything or anyone more wonderful than Amanda. She is warm, knowledgeable, hard working and just a lot of fun to be with! As a part of the wedding industry... Read More family she knows and is well liked by the top vendors and was able to find just the right ones for us and navigate that entire process. I enjoyed every minute of the planning those 15 months because I had Amanda, her creativity, energy, and kindness by my side. The week of the wedding was completely stress free because Amanda had everything completed and under control, and we were able to enjoy our family and friends. The wedding day itself was such a happy day for my daughter, her husband, the wedding party and my husband and as Amanda worked her magic and made sure we did not have a care in the world. We were relaxed as everything proceeded just as it should have. I cannot recommend Engaging Affairs and Amanda enough!

Worth every penny!

Reviewed on 4/26/2012 Jessica F

I am so thankful that I decided to hire a wedding planner, and Sara Muchnick was the perfect choice. She knew the answer to every question, and usually had already taken care of the problem before I even thought to ask about it. She literally made my dream come true!

could not have done it without them

Reviewed on 10/07/2011 Sarah K

Sara at engaging affairs was my planner, and I know our wedding wouldn't be the amazing event it was without her. Well worth it!!!

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Reviewed on 5/10/2010 Barbara M

Everything - couldn't do it without her.

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Reviewed on 5/10/2010 Victoria L

Laura Weatherly was our event planner and she was absolutely wonderful. She is very plugged in to the DC area and is very helpful in providing referrals to the most appropriate vendors. There are many great vendors in the DC area but there are so many factors in selecting one... Read More that it saved a lot of time having her input. She also has a very calming presence has a lovely personality to work with and is extremely responsive to emails / questions. The coordination on the actual day of went seamlessly as well!

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Reviewed on 5/10/2010 Shani P

absolutly perfect !!!!! would recommend her to anyone !!!!!