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Services

Events by Emily offers different packages based on clients’ needs and desires, but no matter which package you choose or the type of event, you are guaranteed to gain a friend who will make sure everything is done with the highest regard to execute your soiree. Every time we plan an event, we take the same care as if it was our own. We work hard to design creative solutions that fit your taste and budget.

Weddings

When you hire Events by Emily, you don’t just get a planner, you get a best friend. You get someone to bounce ideas off of when your friend is sick of hearing about your wedding for the 74th time. You have an outside source to talk to or vent to when things get tough. You have someone looking out for you who can read and negotiate vendor contracts to make sure you’re in good hands. You have someone making sure that on your wedding day, you are being tended to and are the number one priority. But above everything else, you have peace of mind because you KNOW that we will work our hardest to make your day flawless. Whether you’re planning your wedding in the Pittsburgh-area or beyond, we are here to help make your dream day come true.  

Partial Planning Package

For the couple who may have completed portions of their planning and require less assistance than a full-service planning package.

Includes:

Pre-wedding

  • Creating a wedding planning checklist
  • Up to three in person or zoom consultations
  • Create customized budget
  • Supplying any needed vendor recommendations
  • Vendor contract reviews
  • Constructing a detailed wedding day timeline
  • Negotiating and contracting any needed hotel blocks
  • Attendance at final venue or vendor(s) meeting
  • Confirming all details with the appropriate vendors prior to the wedding
  • Facilitating the ceremony rehearsal

Wedding Day

  • All day coverage on site allowing you to enjoy every moment of your wedding day without any worry of the details
  • Coordinate ceremony with musicians/DJ and officiant
  • Coordinating and assisting with the set of the ceremony and reception
  • Setup of wedding accessories such as the guest book, place cards, favors, signs, centerpieces, etc.
  • Coordinating pinning of boutonnieres and ensuring VIP’s receive flowers
  • Acting as point of contact for all the vendors
  • Assisting the wedding party and guests as needed
  • Help bride bustle dress prior to grand entrance
  • Run local errands as needed
  • Supervision and transportation of gifts to safe location or assigned person
  • Distributing final payments and gratuity to vendors
  • Providing an emergency kit
  • Handle all logistics and problem solve
Comprehensive Wedding Planning

This package is perfect for the couple who wants a more hands-off, VIP approach.

Includes:

Pre-wedding

Everything in the Partial Planning Package

  • Creating a wedding planning checklist and going through items every 6-8 weeks
  • Three in person or Zoom consultations
  • Execution of Wedding Theme
  • Helping to secure rental items or DIY design
  • Supplying any needed vendor recommendations
  • Constructing a detailed wedding day timeline
  • Negotiating and contracting any needed hotel blocks
  • Attendance at final venue meeting

Plus:

  • Creation and execution of a design theme
  • Contract reviews and negotiations
  • Create custom budget and bookkeeping
  • Concierge assistant with wedding tasks
  • Putting together wedding favors and accessories
  • Attendance at all vendor meetings (two meetings per vendor included)
  • Coordinating transportation accommodations
  • Etiquette information
  • General advice and consultation
  • Assistance in ordering save the dates, wedding invitations and all printed materials

Month of and Day of:

  • Confirming all details with the appropriate vendors prior to the wedding
  • Facilitating the ceremony rehearsal
  • All day coverage on site allowing you to enjoy every moment of your wedding day without any worry of the details
  • Directing the ceremony processional
  • Coordinating and assisting with the set of the ceremony and reception
  • Setup of wedding accessories such as the guest book, place cards, favors, signs, centerpieces, etc.
  • Coordinating pinning of boutonnieres and ensuring VIP’s receive flowers
  • Acting as point of contact for all the vendors
  • Assisting the wedding party and guests as needed
  • Distributing final payments and gratuity to vendors
  • Providing an emergency kit
  • Dealing with unforeseen hiccups
Wedding Management

For the couple who has planned their wedding but wants to make sure it is executed properly without worry

Pre-wedding Services:

  • In person consultation 4-6 weeks prior to wedding
  • Walk through of venue 4-6 weeks prior to wedding
  • Creation and execution of timeline
  • Confirm and coordinate vendors 1-2 weeks prior to wedding
  • Email communication as needed
  • Facilitating the ceremony rehearsal
  • Ensure vendor meals are included with catering
  • Assistance with proofreading ceremony script

Wedding Day Services:

  • Accept deliveries and work with venue
  • Arrive on site 3-4 hours prior to ceremony depending on wedding circumstances
  • Display of all décor items including, signage, cake serve ware, escort cards, menus and more
  • Assist with First look
  • Coordinate ceremony with musicians/DJ and officiant
  • Supervision of all ceremony and reception set up
  • Hand out/ place programs
  • Bustle the bride’s dress
  • Walk behind bride and fluff train
  • Corral family for photos
  • Light candles during cocktail hour for reception
  • Make sure bride and groom have hors d’oeuvres
  • Coordinate that photographer gets photos of reception layout and detail shots
  • Pin boutonnieres, make sure bridesmaids have their bouquets and grandparents have corsages
  • Supervision and transportation of cards and gifts to safe location or assigned person
  • Direction of wedding party and family at ceremony and reception
  • Distribute final vendor payments and tips
  • Handle all logistics and problem solve
  • Run local errands as needed
  • Set up and tear down of minor* décor as agreed upon with all parties

*Set up and tear down perceived amount of labor will reflect the
overall cost for the wedding day coordinator and will be agreed
upon by both parties.

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Bridal Showers

You know one of the best things about Bridal Showers? Besides the fact that they are an opportunity to celebrate the soon-to-be married couple, having a bridal shower also means that there’s another fun party right around the corner – the wedding! Let us take stress of finalizing invitations, securing vendors, planning party favors and more off your plate so you can focus on the big day coming up. We’ll ensure you get to sit back and enjoy every special moment of the party.

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Baby Showers

We LOVE baby showers and would be honored to be a part of your celebration! We can help you with every detail from choosing an unforgettable theme to a delicious cake. Contact us to start planning your incredible, unforgettable, and low-stress baby shower.

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Are You Planning A Different Type of Event?

Events by Emily is here for ALL your event planning needs! Does your loved one have a big milestone birthday coming up? We got you covered. Are you in charge of throwing a stellar Bachelorette Party? We know just what the girls will want. Throwing an Engagement Party? We’ll help you celebrate the couple in style. Events by Emily plans the events of a lifetime for once-in-a-lifetime events. Whether you are celebrating in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, or elsewhere, we’ll help you throw the perfect party.

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