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Emily Katherine Events

Durham, North Carolina View map
5.0 out of 5 rating
57 reviews
$2,000 Package Price


$2,000 Package Price

Emily Katherine (EK) Events is a wedding and event planning company in Durham, North Carolina providing a range of coordination services. They strive to realize your vision and let your personality shine through the details. EK Events will help take care of the parts you want to delegate, whether that’s a few details or the entire wedding planning process. Emily Katherine is the founder of EK Events, and her passion for everything weddings arose while she was planning her own. After years of working as a wedding videographer and helping friends and family plan weddings, she decided to follow that passion and become a full-time wedding and event planner. Whether you’ve already made your centerpieces or are feeling overwhelmed with it all, Emily Katherine Events can take over so you can relax and enjoy your wedding day!

Services Offered
Emily Katherine (EK) Events offers two basic packages to suit a variety of needs and budgets, but can also provide hourly consultations and custom packages. Services include:

  • Day-of coordination
  • Partial planning
  • Full-service coordination
  • In-person meetings with consultant
  • Budget analysis
  • Vendor referrals and selection
  • Vendor contract review
  • Rehearsal coordination
  • Event design
  • Timelines and to-do lists
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  • “Day of” itinerary creation and distribution
  • Woman-owned

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Rehearsal Dinner

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Budget Analysis
Day-of Coordination
Event Design
Full Planning
Guest List Creation
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Double Weddings

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    She made our day!

    Emily was absolutely wonderful to work with. We hired her for the month of coordination. She is so great at what she does. She asked us questions about things we never would have thought of, provided so many recommendations for all kinds of vendors, and even 2 weeks after our wedding, checked in with us and offered some "what to do after the wedding" advise. She created a detailed timeline for our wedding day from early morning hair and make up to the vendor cleanup at the end of the night. She ran through our rehearsal with us and made sure the whole wedding party knew where to be and when. She coordinated with our venue setting up the ceremony and reception spaces. She kept both sides of the wedding party on schedule getting ready before the ceremony and during the reception for photos, first dances, cake cutting, last call etc. and checked in with me all night just to see how I was doing and if I needed anything. She really made me forget all the stresses of the day. I can't recommend her enough.
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    Super Hero Wedding Planner

    If I could give Emily one hundred stars, I would. We hired Emily pretty much immediately after booking our venue with no idea what direction to go from there. Emily worked with us for over 18 months and planned the entire wedding and rehearsal dinner from top to bottom. I am the type of person who had a distinctive and specific vision but hates logistics and can get easily frazzled so it was so nice to have someone so responsible, organized, and professional handling all of the planning. We used all of Emily's recommended vendors and they were all amazing! Everyone who attended our wedding raved about everything from the food to the décor to our live band. My somewhat unique vision and aesthetic for my wedding was expertly carried out by Emily and co. Absolutely none of it could have happened if it weren't for Emily, and even during the inevitable wedding hiccups and curveballs, Emily stayed calm and collected and kept everyone's blood pressure at bay. I can't even count the number of small details that I wouldn't have ever thought of that Emily handled.

    On our wedding day, Emily and her team coordinated the entire event with such poise and calmness. Even when we had to change around our plans because of the rain, Emily had towels and clear umbrellas ready to go for our photos and for our guests.

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    Covid Wedding Warrior

    Emily did an awesome job with our wedding despite all the adversity of covid. We had an awesome time and I lost count of how often she had to adjust reservations and schedules on our behalf. She made everything easy and fun!
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27 Endorsements
Catering Works Catering Works Wedding Caterers

It is always such a pleasure getting to work with Emily Katherine events! Their team is extremely organized and always on top of every detail. This makes the night run so smooth for everyone! Emily's attention to detail and creative design elements always makes the day special. We love working with Emily & team!

All Events DJs All Events DJs Wedding DJs

Working with Emily Katherine Events has always been a great experience for us! As a DJ company, we rely on Planners to ensure each formality is ready to go when we make the next announcement. Emily is always 10 steps ahead of us, ensuring that all the vendors are well taken care of, and (most importantly) making sure her clients are having a great experience! She communicates with all the vendors throughout the planning process in preparation for her client's events. We've worked with her on some beautiful events and her team does an amazing job delivering high quality experiences for their clients!

Springwell Gardens Springwell Gardens Wedding Florists

Emily Katherine Events is definitely a favorite planner to work with in the area! I can always count on her for getting all of the details together so that the flowers and event sync up well. She and her team make setting up for a wedding or event a breeze. I highly recommend Emily Katherine Events!

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