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Chelsea · Getting married on 03/08/2021
Emily is amazing!!!!
Our wedding was the best day of our lives and we have Emily to thank for that. As a bride, I was stress-free on my wedding day as I knew she would handle any issues that came our way. Our wedding was better than we could have imagined and Emily made the wedding of our dreams a reality. Emily is such a positive person and helped us stay excited about our upcoming wedding amidst the global pandemic. We could not have made the necessary modifications to keep all of our guests safe while still planning the day of our dreams without her. My husband and I are so grateful for all the hard work she did for us! We can't recommend her enough!Sent on 09/06/2020
Kelly Mason · Married on 08/09/2020
Exhale Events / Emily was fantastic to work with! She brought structure to wedding planning yet always carried a sense of laughter and fun with the process. Emily made the process very efficient & took a lot of stress off of my husband & I and our families during planning and the actually wedding weekend. Would definitely recommend!Sent on 01/07/2020
Megan · Married on 10/26/2019
Hiring Emily was the BEST decision!
I can't say enough good things about working with Emily in the month leading up to our October 2019 wedding. During the 18 months we were engaged: I changed jobs, took on a demanding project, my mom was diagnosed with cancer and went through chemotherapy, our cat got very sick, and both of our cars broke down. I can honestly said without Emily, I would have been very tempted to cancel everything and elope to the courthouse. However, I'm very glad I got to spend a perfect day with the people I love and I can't thank Emily enough for making it possible!Sent on 12/30/2019
Emily was flexible, responsive and calm in the face of chaos (and there was a lot of it). She thought of all the little details I didn't and made everything run smoothly leading up to the wedding, during and after. I didn't have a single worry about anything all day because I knew it was all in Emily's capable hands. Our wedding just wouldn't have been the same without her, and I can't recommend her enough!
Nichole · Married on 10/12/2019
Wedding Day Wizard
Our wedding day was everything we could have dreamed for and more, and it wouldn't have been possible without Emily! I don't think our wedding would have happened without Emily - working full time and going to school for our PhDs left us with no to little time to plan the wedding - but Emily helped make the complicated process of planning a wedding be fun and exciting versus stressful and overwhelming. Emily was wonderful with helping us have a realistic budget but also find vendors that were in our budget. Anything we needed or wanted, Emily helped us achieve. Emily has an upbeat and positive energy in anything she did - which helps reduce the stress of any bride. Our family and friends have given us so many compliments on our wedding saying it was one of the best weddings they have been to. I know for a fact that our wedding was only as magical as it was because of Emily and her team. I cannot recommend Emily enough!Sent on 11/04/2019
Brooke · Married on 09/01/2019
Detailed, Experienced, Professional, Organized, Passionate, Positive, Reliable . . .
There aren't enough adjectives in the English language to describe Emily and how good she is at what she does.
I have been working in weddings for 10 years and knew from the start I would need to hire someone for my day. I decided to hire Emily for month of services because hey I've done this before for others and didn't need someone before that, right? WRONG! Oh I should have hired her sooner! Because when it's your own wedding you don't realize how much harder it is.
Emily went to vendor appointments when we couldn't. She went to bat for us when the other vendors let us down. She packed up all our stuff at the end of the night and got it to the right spot. She helped our friend tear down and rebuild the ceremony arbor inside when we got rained out. She brought snacks for our wedding party bus when we forgot. She even went and picked up our rehearsal dinner linens that we forgot to return, while we were on our honeymoon!
EMILY DID EVERYTHING.
Our wedding would have been a hot mess if it weren't for Emily and her team. The items above are just a sampling of what she can do. If you don't hire Emily, you WILL regret it. Trust Me!Sent on 12/30/2019
Karen · Married on 10/27/2018
Perfect Wedding Day, Thanks to Emily!
Emily was instrumental in making our wedding day the best day of our lives! Her planning, preparation and attention to detail is truly unrivaled. She is highly regarded by vendors throughout the city, and was wonderful in working together with and managing our team of vendors to execute our vision.Sent on 04/03/2019
Our wedding planning could have been challenging because we live in another state, which meant accomplishing as much as we could in brief weekend trips to Columbus. Despite the distance, Emily made sure we knew exactly what needed to be done each week, and then each day, leading up to our wedding day. We especially appreciated her willingness to provide honest opinions based upon her knowledge and experience (future brides - this is such an important quality to look for in a wedding planner).
I am someone who needs to be in control of everything, but thanks to Emily, I was able to completely disconnect from that on my wedding day and enjoy every single moment. Our wedding day (and the entire weekend) was perfectly executed, and several vendors even commented that I was the "calmest bride" they had ever seen. There are so many small details a future bride might not think of that can affect everyone’s experience that day, but Emily truly thought of everything. She even picked up and delivered all of our welcome bags to the hotel (and offered to assemble them), and gathered all of our personal belongings from the venue at the end of the evening and transported them back to our hotel that same evening.
Perhaps most importantly, Emily did all of this in the most fun, pleasant and cheerful manner. Her talent and love for her job is unequivocal. We adore Emily, and any bride will be lucky to have her as a wedding planner!!
Phyllis Kingsley · Married on 10/20/2018
Our experience with Emily is a little unusual. She stepped in to help when our planner was getting ready to have a baby. From the time we met her, Emily was part of our team. She jumped right in and made herself available for every meeting, phone call and email. Emily is incredibly organized and a fantastic resource. On my daughter's wedding day, she was there from the time we started getting ready until literally the lights were turned out after the reception. Emily kept us all super calm and the day was stress free. I don't know what we would have done without her!Sent on 11/05/2018
Meri Brace · Married on 09/29/2018
Spectacular wedding thanks to Exhale Events!
Our wedding day was nothing short of spectacular and we give much of the credit to Exhale Events!Sent on 03/30/2019
They were amazing! They helped us design the perfect day to celebrate our marriage with our family and friends.
With our busy schedules and concerns about having the time needed to get it all done, they made the process more efficient by taking time to truly understand our vision, timeline, and budget.
Exhale Events is well connected with the many vendors in Columbus, helping us narrow down to the best vendors who would work together to create an experience that matched our vision.
The day of the wedding was (believe it or not) stress-free, thanks to the Exhale Events team being two steps ahead of the day’s timeline. We were able to take in all the emotions of the day and enjoy it with our loved ones because we knew they had all the logistics and details (big and small) well under control. This is priceless.
Exhale Events is everything you want in an event planner: budget-oriented, organized, stylish, friendly and fun... all while knowing how to get the job done!
We highly recommend Exhale Events if you’re looking for a team of experts to help you create a once in a lifetime experience!
Terri · Married on 08/04/2018
Mothers of the Bride, listen up! You simply do not want to help plan your daughter's wedding without Emily and Kelly of Exhale Events. These sophisticated, knowledgeable ladies know the industry of event planning top to bottom. They listened to what my daughter and her fiancé wanted and then they delivered to perfection. Everything from their guidance in big decisions early on, to coordinating the entire large event at an exclusive venue with many vendors the day-of, they were simply flawless. Neither my daughter nor I had to attend a single issue or concern on wedding day--we spent the day living the joy and love of the celebration without a care, as we knew Kelly was taking care of the rest! She was essential to my daughter's perfect wedding day! Enlisting the services of Exhale Events was the best decision we made. I highly recommend Exhale Events to every bride and her mother!Sent on 08/30/2018
Mike Wagner · Married on 06/09/2018
Exhale was amazing!
Emily and Kelly were absolutely incredible. They made planning the wedding seem easy and made sure everything was taken care of. The day of could not have gone smoother and we did not have to worry about a single thing except focusing on our big day. Their professionalism and attention to detail manifested itself in coordination with both the venue and vendors. We cannot recommend Exhale highly enough. It was worth every dollar.Sent on 10/27/2018
Mike & Laura Wagner - 6/9/2018
Carla · Married on 06/02/2018
Emily was the best! We had an outdoor wedding at our home and she coordinated the food trucks,tents, tables, bar, band, florist and more to perfection! The event had the feel of a beautiful wedding reflecting our personal tastes. By following her suggestions - this home wedding became an elegant and beautiful event I will remember with a smile forever. Many guests told me it was the best wedding they ever attended! Emily is not just great at the details - she is sensitive and intuitive to everyone's personal vision of their special day and will make it happen! Bravo all the way!Sent on 08/01/2018
Ashley · Married on 08/26/2017
Emily is truly the best! To start, she has such an upbeat and positive attitude which makes her a joy to work with. She is passionate about what she does and it shows. She genuinely cares about her clients and wants to make sure your wedding day is stress-free and exactly the way you envisioned it. She is very knowledgeable about the wedding industry, which was incredibly helpful for me as a bride who knew nothing about it. There are so many small details I didn't even realize needed to be done and she helped me work through all of them. She also has many connections within the Columbus wedding community and was able to recommend some top notch vendors. Because of Emily, I was able to relax on the day of my wedding without worrying if we were running behind schedule or wondering if there were any disasters - she had it all covered. I would highly recommend hiring Emily as your wedding planner, she went above and beyond my expectations!Sent on 11/09/2017
Kaki · Married on 07/22/2017
My sister and I (as well as my now husband) have worked with Emily on a few events and would work with her a million more times if we could! She planned my sisters wedding and made us feel a lot more calm and prepared for the big day. She was always very responsive, loved meeting face to face to make us feel more comfortable and had amazing suggestions. Everything from the planning to the rehearsal to the ceremony and reception were FLAWLESS! She is the easiest person to get along with and so so so sweet and energetic- everything you want in the event world! My husband sneakily used her to plan our engagement. Emily helped him with the entire thing and she was even the one to intercept me the night of to lead me into the room where he was waiting for me and took pictures for us. We also worked with her for my rehearsal dinner. My in-laws live out of town so I was in charge of the planning. Insert Emily- everything was done after just a few emails! She even made suggestions for our rehearsal dinner after party, which she planned for us to that went off without a hitch. Anyone would be extremely lucky to have her!!!Sent on 01/03/2018
Michaela · Married on 05/21/2017
Emily was the best possible choice we could have made in regards to our wedding planner! She was extremely timely and attentive with every aspect of the wedding she was involved with. She provided so many helpful tricks for making our day run smoothly and eased the stresses on the Big Day with her enthusiasm and go-getter personality! Having Emily there on the day of the wedding was one of the biggest reassurances for me. I needed the day to be perfect and she delivered! I highly recommend Emily for any couple who wants to see their dream day become a reality they will look back on fondly. I know I do!Sent on 01/06/2018
Pete · Married on 01/28/2017
My wife and I are very fortunate to have met and worked with Emily. She was engaged, thoughtful, and very conscientious about our budget and the experience we wanted for ourselves and our guests. She made thoughtful suggestions, presented a range of options (from food pairings, lighting, bar offerings, to table settings and more) without ever pushing anything on us or making us feel we had to compromise. More importantly, she took an enormous amount of pressure off of my wife, *especially* the day of the wedding. She handled every unexpected circumstance, vendor snafu - and even a party crasher - without us ever knowing until after we returned from our honeymoon. Just a super positive experience all around.Sent on 11/08/2017
Patty · Married on 05/25/2012
We felt totally blessed to have Emily as our wedding coordinator for our daughter's wedding. She always kept a positive attitude, made helpful suggestions, was very responsive, coordinated everything well and truly made the wedding a special and memorable celebration! She was a joy to work with and we would highly recommend her to other couples planning their wedding.Sent on 11/07/2017