Love Letters From Our Clients!

Indian wedding

Photo Credit: Naomi Yata

Indian wedding

Photo Credit: Naomi Yata

“Honestly, I never imagined myself getting married. So when my husband and I started planning our vow-exchange ceremony, we knew we needed to bring in an excellent wedding planner.

Emily helped immensely in the months leading up to our wedding. Both my husband and I were finishing our doctoral work, so we couldn’t have had less time to plan and execute a wedding. We were also concerned that our ceremony be extremely personal to us and very comfortable for our guests. Emily came up with cute and unique touches for all aspects of the ceremony and reception, and helped us shape some of our visions into a more doable form.

Just Emily’s help in dealing with our venue made hiring her totally worthwhile. I couldn’t imagine having our ceremony anywhere else, but the staff certainly wasn’t easy to work with. Emily dealt repeatedly with them with infinite professionalism and patience when I probably would have given up after the first few tries.

Since I’d never imagined my wedding, I certainly didn’t have any vendors in mind or any concept of what to plan first. Emily was indispensable in both of these regards. Her extensive network of vendors allowed us to hire top-quality professionals for incredibly low prices. She also regularly stepped in to calm me down about all there was to do and to create reasonable timelines for decisions we needed to make. I never worried that things were left undone or to the last minute.

Emily’s day-of help is also amazing. She advertises that you will feel like a guest at your own wedding and it is absolutely true! My whole family was blown away that they didn’t have to do anything – at my mother’s wedding, her mother and a family friend were left to clean up the entire reception. Not so here – Emily had a complete plan and timeline that worked perfectly. (Or if it didn’t – she managed it silently and gracefully and I haven’t heard about it yet!)

In short, we can’t say enough wonderful things about Emily. She truly loves weddings and making sure you have a beautiful, personalized, stress-free day. She even made the planning process fun. Both of our families couldn’t stop talking about how calm, prepared and professional she was  Our wedding was perfect and exactly what we wanted thanks to Emily.”

Catherine Huseton, 2016

“Emily was amazing to work with! She performed my day-of-coordination services, and she also helped me out my planning leading up to the wedding. She has tons of wedding experience, and with that, she was able to make the day go as smoothly as possible. The day of, all I had to do was get pampered and drink mimosas until the ceremony! She had everything covered – from handling the vendors that came to set up, to making sure everything and everyone was in their proper places, to handling my mother’s anxiety. She worked with the photographer and told us when/where to be for photos. She checked in on me regularly to make sure I had everything I needed and reassure me that everything was going according to plan. She executed the ceremony flawlessly, and even when we had a fire alarm in the middle of the reception, she got everyone ushered outside (including the bar!) and handled the situation with perfect poise. I would recommend Emily again and again! She really did make my wedding day the best day ever.”

Lauren Crowe, 2015
Chapel Hill Bride

Photo Credit: Meg & Seb Photography

Winston Salem Bride

Photo Credit: Cindy McFarland Photography

“Hiring Emily Katherine Events was the best decision I made when planning my wedding. Emily was not only extremely organized but had so many good ideas for my wedding. It was a huge relief to know that Emily had everything under control while my girls and I were getting ready. She contacted all of my vendors, created a timeline, helped get the ceremony and reception site decorated, and was able to calmed my stress and nervousness. She was always one step ahead of any problem we had and was just a joy to work with! I would highly recommend her for anyone planning a wedding or any other event!”

Hanna Jackson, 2016

“There is so many wonderful things to say about Emily. I was not planning on having a day-of-coordinator or someone to help me with wedding planning but my sister told me about Emily and said I’d really like her. I certainly did! I can’t believe I thought I could have done it all without her help. She is very responsive and beyond that gives you suggestions and tips that she has gained over the years of her working in the wedding industry. So she is great at speaking up and giving you help that you might not even know you need. The other thing that I really loved about Emily is that she has such a calming spirit about her. As a bride you have moments where you just want to freak out but she is totally calm and put together and makes you feel the same. I also think that quality helps her work seamlessly with vendors who may be difficult to work with. There was nothing she wouldn’t do or help with and knowing I had her to support me and that I could trust her really made my day. She definitely went above and beyond and I can’t recommend her enough!”

Hayley Newberry, 2015
Virginia Wedding

Photo Credit: Andres Harris Photography

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