Emily Katherine Events

Durham, North Carolina View map
Rating 5.0 out of 5
   52 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
  • Prioritizing
  • “Day of” itinerary creation and distribution
  • Woman-owned

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What wedding events do you provide services for?

Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Budget Analysis
Day-of Coordination
Event Design
Full Planning
Guest List Creation
Partial Planning
To-Do Lists
Vendor Referrals

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Double Weddings

How many planners are on your team?


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    Abe P. Getting married on 09/08/2022
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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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    James G. Married on 09/11/2021
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    Emily is Worth Her Weight in Gold

    Emily is worth her weight in gold. She provides unparalleled support at all phases of the wedding planning process. Her kind demeanor, creativity and patience were exactly what my wife Jenny and I needed navigating planning our wedding during COVID. We both appreciate her attention to detail and her efforts towards incorporating positive environmental and social change, such as donating our leftover flowers to a local homeless shelter and using bio-friendly transportation for our guests.

    During the day of our wedding, we were so impressed with her organizational skills and her ability to handle potentially stressful situations with grace and focus. We truly did not worry about a thing on the day of our wedding and for that we are grateful to Emily.

    We would highly recommend Emily to anyone that is looking for a wedding planner. Emily will help you realize and execute your vision for your wedding and you will be relieved that you have her the day of your event. We won't need it, but we would gladly work with her again in the future.
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    Alexandra B. Married on 05/23/2021
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    Thank you Emily!!

    Emily was absolutely indispensable in making our event happen. She was friendly and warm while also being super organized and responsible. Since neither of us is from Durham, planning a wedding here, during Covid no less, seemed pretty daunting. But Emily was an absolute pro, guiding us towards decisions and vendors (seemingly!) effortlessly and making sure everything ran smoothly. We like to joke that without her, we would still be staring at napkins trying to narrow things down. She and her staff were totally on top of things on the day of. She was also really fun to hang out with! We would absolutely recommend her to anyone planning a wedding in the triangle.

    Emily Katherine Events's reply:

    Thank you Alexandra, I loved working with you and Adam on your wedding plans! Thanks for letting me part of the festivities!


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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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