"The only important thing about design is how it relates to people." - Victor Papanek

 

Designing events is how Emily got her start. She has an eye for taking ordinary objects and turning them into masterpieces. Her passion for making events true representations of her clients and their personalities is unmatched by any other designer. She spends countless hours meeting with clients, presenting design options, preparing supplies, and setting up events. Her goal is to create an atmosphere in which attendees can see the personal touches of the host throughout the decor. 

Above photograph courtesy of Rowlands Photography.

 
Photograph courtesy of  Maria Grace .

Photograph courtesy of Maria Grace.

Photography courtesy of  Christina Barnum . 

Photography courtesy of Christina Barnum

Photograph courtesy of  Christina Barnum .

Photograph courtesy of Christina Barnum.

"Plans are nothing; planning is everything." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

The Main Event's planning department loves helping clients plan their events from beginning to end. Their attention to detail and vast knowledge of venues, vendors, and event etiquette allows them to relieve the pressures of planning from their clients. They love helping brides from the moment of "I will" to "I do" and everything in between. 

Photographs courtesy of Maria Grace.

 

"Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower." - John Harrigan

 

Flowers have become a staple at The Main Event. Emily's goal has always been to offer her clients a variety of services at unbeatable prices, and her breath taking floral arrangements and bouquets allow her to do just that. Her eye for design allows her to create stunning arrangements that are truly one of a kind. When you hire The Main Event for decor and flowers, you ensure that they will compliment each other seamlessly. 

Above photograph courtesy of Maria Grace.

 
Photograph courtesy of  Maria Grace .

Photograph courtesy of Maria Grace.

Photograph courtesy of  D  ani White .

Photograph courtesy of Dani White.

Photographs courtesy of  Amy Nicole . 

Photographs courtesy of Amy Nicole

"Meticulous planning will enable everything a man does to appear spontaneous." - Mark Caine

 

Perhaps you have the planning covered, but would like someone to ensure that everything goes according to the plan you set. If so, The Main Event is happy to offer Month of Coordinating services. Our coordinating services include creating an event timeline, communicating with other vendors, and attending the event to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Above photograph courtesy of Erin Kling.

 
Photograph courtesy of  D  ani White .

Photograph courtesy of Dani White.

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Photographs courtesy of  Amy Nicole . 

Photographs courtesy of Amy Nicole

  Photograph courtesy of  D  ani White .

  Photograph courtesy of Dani White.

Hi there! We are so excited that you have chosen The Main Event by Emily for your Coordinating needs. We are thrilled to be a part of your big day, and are looking forward to helping make sure everything is just as perfect as you have imagined. The following questionnaire will give us some of the information needed to create a detailed timeline for you and all of your vendors. As you go through the questionnaire, please know that we are here to help you make decisions along the way!

Your Contact Information
Your Phone Number *
Your Phone Number
Your Fiance's Phone Number *
Your Fiance's Phone Number
Don't worry, this is just for our records. You'll still be our main point of contact!
Basic Event Information
Wedding Date *
Wedding Date
Ceremony Start Time *
Ceremony Start Time
An average ceremony duration is 20-30 minutes. However, if you are having a longer ceremony, such as a Catholic Mass, it will take approximately an hour.
Wedding End Time/Send-Off Time
Wedding End Time/Send-Off Time
For most vendors, your final headcount will be due two weeks before the big day. For now, just give us your best educated guess.
Please list the locations for the following items, including addresses: -Ladies Getting Ready -Gents Getting Ready -Ceremony -Cocktail Hour -Reception
Don't worry about a thing! We will be on site for your rehearsal to make sure everything goes smoothly and everyone knows what to do the next day. Please allow 1 hour for the rehearsal.
Address of Rehearsal *
Address of Rehearsal
Timeline Details
First looks are a great way to spend some quality time together before saying ‘I do’. They also allow you to have sweet moments together before the hustle and bustle of the wedding begins. Another benefit of doing a first look is that it cuts down on the time you will need for pictures during the cocktail hour. We are big fans, and we promise your photographer will be too!
In addition to you and your fiance, who will be introduced into the reception? *
Please let us know if there are additional dances you would like to have, or if there is anything we should know about the dances listed above.
If you're unfamiliar with what this is, there are lots of cute videos you can search for to see an example. It is always a crowd favorite, and is a great way to engage with guests while dinner is finishing up.
This is a great way to honor those who have been married for many years. The DJ will start by calling all the married couples to the dance floor. They will then release them back to their seats, starting with the couples who have been married the least amount of time (example: those who have been married for less than 5 years can take a seat). At the end of the song, you’re left with the couple who has been married for the longest. A lot of couples opt to take a picture with the winners, and some even ask for a word of advice.
We highly advise against having the catcher of the garter place it on the catcher of the bouquet. We have seen many individuals refuse or become very embarrassed by it. However, there are other fun options! For example, you can blindfold the catcher of the garter and tell him that he will be placing it on the catcher of the bouquet. The catcher gets quite a surprise when the leg he feels turns out to be that of the Groom!
Tell us what kind of dessert you plan on having. If it is something other than cake, please specify whether or not you will have a small cake for the traditional cake cutting.
It is an old tradition to save the top tier of your cake to eat on your first anniversary. However, many bakeries are now offering to make you a replica for your first anniversary so you can avoid eating cake that has been frozen for a year. Be sure to check with your bakery!
If you do plan to cut the cake for pictures, you'll want a decorative knife set.
Decorate flutes for you and your fiance
We hate to be the ones to ask, but we've been on enough beer/wine runs to know it's important information.
If you would like for us to check with a specific individual regarding the purchase of more alcohol in the event that you run out, please list their name below. Please note that one of our team members is happy to go to the store so that none of your guests have to leave. However, we are only able to accept cash as the form of payment. Please be sure that your designated individual (or you!) has the appropriate amount of cash just in case. Keep in mind that if your venue is far from a store that sells alcohol, it is better to over buy than to run out!
Tell us what type of send off you're having. Sparklers, glow sticks, confetti, bubbles, etc. Please also include who is providing the supplies.
Vendor Information
Please check all vendor types that you will have. *
Please provide us with the following information for each vendor, if possible: -Point of Contact Name -Phone Number -Email
Wedding Party Information
These should be listed beginning with the individual standing furthest away from the Bride and ending with the individual standing next to the Bride. Please enter names as you would like to have them said during their introduction into the reception.
Please provide us with the name and cell phone number of the best point of contact in the Bride's party. This should not be the Bride.
These should be listed beginning with the individual standing furthest away from the Groom and ending with the individual standing next to the Groom. Please enter names as you would like to have them said during their introduction into the reception.
Please provide us with the name and cell phone number of the best point of contact in the Groom's party. This should not be the Groom.
Family
This should include their full name and which person they are related to.
This should include their full name and which person they are related to.
How many reserved seats are needed on the Bride's side during the ceremony?
How many reserved seats are needed on the Groom's side during the ceremony?