EM – Event Management is a wedding planning company located in New York, New York. For this company, no wedding or event is too big or small. With her reasonable prices and professionalism, wedding planner Emily will be at your beck and call. Clients praise Emily for her ability to make everything stress-free, seamless and organized.
EM – Event Management has been servicing weddings since 2004. Owner and director Emily Lester has over 20 years of experience in event planning and coordination.
EM – Event Management offers timelines and day-of coordination for a smooth and organized wedding day. A list of their services include:
This company can plan both destination weddings and last-minute elopements. Wedding types that can be planned include:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Shamik · Married on 08/12/2017
We had Emily for long term planning and as “day of” planner. On the day of our wedding she was calm, graceful and collected the whole time and our families, guests, and wedding party loved her. Neither of our families were accustomed to even the basic structure of what a "western" or "American" style wedding would entail and Emily coached them through all of it to the point where everyone felt comfortable. On the day of, my wife and I were able to easily focus on enjoying the wedding and being with our loved ones instead of worrying about the mechanics of our wedding. Furthermore our wedding was somewhat non-traditional in several ways- we had mixed gender wedding parties, our officiant was a friend, we had a slam poetry performance in the middle of the ceremony, etc etc - and Emily was able to incorporate all of these elements, still providing recommendations on structure and keeping order with the participants on the day of the wedding despite the increased ambiguity that a lack of adherence to tradition could theoretically cause. Our venue recently made some changes to their staffing model (new chef, catering manager, coordinator etc.) and there was confusion about several things. Given her experience with the venue she was able to sort things out and correct them numerous times. She truly loves talking about decor, dresses, flowers, etc. and it is clear that she loves weddings and everything involved even more than my wife or I ever have. She got us excited about our wedding even during the times when we felt the process onerous, and her positivity helped keep us going when times were stressful. We had her for full planning starting nearly a year before the wedding and she was invaluable throughout and particularly great in the weeks leading up to the event. This is where her skills truly shine and she went above and beyond what we expected of her. We had a bunch of issues with the venue staffing and vendors, and Emily handled it all with poise. Thanks Emily!Sent on 01/30/2018
EM Event Management's reply:Oh my, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review!! You guys were just the BEST! I thought of you the other day as I remembered how you spoke to the entire room and thanked and pretty much mentioned all guests there. I was blown away! I so LOVED the poetry as it really made such an impact on the uniqueness of your special day! Hope all is going well - I'm sure it is!! Thank you again for your kind words it helps me so much!!!
Daniel · Married on 05/06/2018
Emily was truly a pleasure to work with. My wife and I both had full time jobs and were doing long distance, so wedding planning was particularly stressful. However, Emily made sure everything went smoothly. She was very experienced with the whole process and helped keep us on track to make sure we had everything in order before wedding day. On the actual big day, Emily made sure everything went smoothly, and it was as stress-free as it could have been. It gave me peace of mind knowing she was there, and we didn’t have to check on anything! I simply got to have fun and actually enjoy time with the guests! We are so grateful that we had Emily’s help through the process. Highly recommend!Sent on 05/11/2018
EM Event Management's reply:Thank you Daniel and Stella! You are an amazing couple! Your day was so much fun and I really enjoyed meeting your family and friends!! A lifetime of happiness to you both!!!! I'm grateful to have been a part of your celebration!
Rachel · Married on 05/04/2018
Emily was absolutely incredible! If you are looking for an amazing wedding coordinator to help you plan a wonderful day, look no further. From our first consultation, Emily was detail-oriented, intuitive, organized, and very warm. She was genuinely interested in getting to know our values and personalities to help us plan our wedding. Emily went out of her way to meet with both sets of our parents months before the wedding and to visit our venues with them. We were all very impressed! She was consistently responsive over email and phone and VERY helpful, offering some key suggestions that made a huge difference in the flow of the day. She was very professional and on top of her role as a liaison with our other vendors. On the wedding day, she set everyone at ease - from family to guests. Emily is solution-oriented and very positive, and she is also honest if she thinks something won't work based on her extensive experience. Her "wedding bible" document was absolutely essential to helping us feel organized and prepared. On the day of our wedding, we were all able to relax and enjoy the flow of events, because the timeline was so tightly planned, largely thanks to Emily! Anything that came up during the ceremony or reception, she was able to handle it gracefully so that we could be truly present. Thank you for being such an amazing part of our wedding, Emily!Sent on 06/12/2018
EM Event Management's reply:Rachel and Thomas - you both are a delight!!! I was honored and loved being a part of your special day!!! Thank you for your kindness!! A lifetime of happiness to you both and can't wait to see photos!!!
Emily Lester of EM-EVENTMANAGEMENT is such a delight to work with, her management skills are the best in the industry. I have worked with so many wedding planners over the past 15 years but very few offer the comfort level and professionalism as Emily. Communication skills and attention to detail are essential when you are working with wedding couples and I always feel Emily and I are on the same page.
EM Event Management is the best! In the many years that we've worked together every single event was a 100% success, they pay extremely close attention to detail and make sure that everyone is happy, and everything runs smoothly which is a huge help/relief to me. I highly recommend EM Event Management to anyone looking for their event to managed with professionalism and class.
We recently photographed a wedding at Angel Orensanz with Emily and had a great time working with her! She was well prepared for the wedding day from providing all the timeline details and making sure everything was kept on schedule to coordinating back-to-back ceremony and reception details. The colors that she coordinated for the day were truly breathtaking. (http://getstak.com/slideshows/ashita_mark/) We look forward to working with her again at a future event!