I knew a woman who planned her whole wedding herself, every detail. Made her decorations, found her own vendors, even had the organizational expertise to create functional timelines. But the day of her wedding, when she was busy getting hair and makeup done, she realized she couldn’t go down and meet the florist, or check that the centerpieces were like she wanted. She had rented audio equipment, but there was no one there to set it up, because she had to get into her dress.

Not to worry, she sent her mom to the reception room to sort out flowers and decor, and her dad began running cables out to the ceremony site for sound. Crisis averted, right? Sure, but while mom was busy straightening out the reception room, she missed seeing her daughter get into her wedding dress, and since dad was doing sound checks the bride didn’t get to see him at all until it was time to walk down the aisle.

Your wedding day flies by, everyone will tell you that! It will only go by faster for those of you who are hurrying and scurrying around, so leave that to me and allow yourself and those closest to you to enjoy every moment.

Spoiler alert: that woman was me. It’s been eight years since my wedding, and while I will still tell anyone who will listen how perfect my wedding day was, the truth is I wish my parents hadn’t had so much to worry about. My wedding convinced me absolutely of the need for a wedding coordinator. Today I am thrilled that Emily Katherine Events offers both full service wedding planning and wedding coordination, so no matter your planning needs we can help you enjoy a stress-free wedding planning experience!

Cary Wedding Coordinator


Pre-Wedding Consultation

Timeline & Layout Creation

Pre-Wedding Correspondence with Vendors

Rehearsal Direction

Vendor Coordination

Ceremony and Reception Direction

Decor Set-up & Clean-up

Cary Wedding Planner

FULL SERVICE includes:


Vendor Selection

Design/Theme Creation

Unlimited Email & Phone Consultations

Timeline & Layout Creation

Pre-Wedding Correspondence with Vendors

Rehearsal Direction

Vendor Coordination

Ceremony and Reception Direction

Decor Set-up & Clean-Up


But wait, you know what you want! You’re just not sure about a couple of things (maybe you are really indecisive about cakes). You may not need a full service planner, but once you start tasting and booking you may find that you need a little extra help. If you need help with a few extra things during your planning process, let us know and we can add on to your coordination package to create a custom partial planning experience.

Common Add Ons:

Rehearsal Dinner Planning

Brainstorming Sessions

Vendor Meeting Attendance

Early Vendor Communication

Need help with something you don’t see here? We’d love to help, just give us a ring (of the phone variety)!

Not planning a wedding? Emily Katherine Events also does birthday parties, family gatherings, and corporate events.

Give us a call to discuss what we can do for your upcoming event!

“Thank you to Emily for all of her efforts engaging the vendors and confirming all those details! Oh so many details! Her assistance was long distance (I live in Charlottesville, Virginia) but she made it possible for me to have the perfect wedding, while my husband and I continued to work at our jobs and build a house and sell a house all at the same time. We couldn’t have done it without her!”

Holly & Vasilis

“I used Emily’s services for “day of coordination” and was very pleased with all the assistance she and her team offered! They did a great job ensuring the entire event was seamless and amazing. She was very organized and thorough in the prep work leading up to our big day!”

Carmen & Chip

“Emily was very efficient and very thorough. On our wedding day we had nothing to worry about. She made sure the timing was excellent and if we had any problems during the wedding I had no idea as everything was executed flawlessly. My only problem is that I wished I had paid to have her plan the entire wedding and not just the day of. Emily took a nerve racking day and made it a walk in the park with my best friend.”

Teresa & Khaled

“If I could give Emily 6 stars I would! We hired her as a day-of-coordinator for our wedding. From the first time I contacted her, she was super responsive and always quick to answer any questions I had. She was calm, professional, and so easy to work with.”

Courtney & Noah

“Trusting Emily with our wedding greatly reduced our stress and increased our enjoyment of the month leading up to the event. Also, as a bride, she was my rock on my wedding day—she was always within reach to calm my nerves and help me with whatever I needed. We recommend Emily without hesitation. She is worth every penny. Our only regret is that we did not hire her 6 months sooner!”

Virginia & Clay

Durham, North Carolina, 336.254.6273 emily@EmilyKatherineEvents.com