New York City, NY Same-Sex Wedding Planner


EM - Event Management

New York City Lesbian & Gay Wedding Planner

New York City Metro Area: Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, Hudson Valley


EM – Event Management is the First & Best Stop for Your Special Wedding Day Needs! 

  • Are you planning your wedding celebration?
  • Do you want to have a stress-free event and enjoy yourself?
  • Are you concerned that you may forget a few details?
  • Do you want to save money and have access to special  resources and vendors?  


Emily Lester, director of EM – Event Management (the “Em” in EM) prides herself on incredible personal attention to each and every client to make your wedding day flawless and one that is all about YOU and what YOU want for your wedding.  You’ve waited long enough, right? The hard part is over and now it’s time to make it legal and celebrate!!!!

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Wedding Consultation Package

You have the ring and the date, but now what? You’ve got some great ideas, but need to really focus. Weddings with EM can get you going and help you figure out what you want on your special day.


  • Consult both in person and via phone
  • Assist with your basic time line of the wedding planning process
  • Assist in finding your “style” of wedding, research on themes of weddings
  • Suggest locations, vendors, and other unique ideas
  • Discuss customs and traditions that may be included on your special day
  • Help you get started


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Day of Wedding Stage Manager Package

You have absolutely done all of your wedding planning and you suddenly realize that you want to ENJOY your day!


  • Meet at your ceremony and reception sites to discuss logistics
  • Gather all information to be able to be completely informed about all the plans that you’ve made
  • Assist in making an inclusive timeline and info document of your wedding
  • Direct wedding rehearsal (can be day of or a different day)
  • Day of full support, “stage management” of your special day for:
  • Full ceremony
  • Entire reception events (all vendor coordination)
  • After wedding events coordination (clean up crew, pay vendors, pick up)
  • Many hours of pre-wedding consultation to fully understand your event and personal style as well as discover any details left out
  • EM will take the time to make your event a success


Stage Manager Plus Wedding Planning Package

You really have great ideas and want to do a lot of the planning for your special day yourself, for that personal touch. With all of your wonderful plans you realize  that you need a “go to” person for that actual Big Day.


  • Package #1 and #2 (above)
  • Assistance in selection of still needed vendors (will present current preferred vendors and research more if needed)
  • Assist in contracts with selected vendors
  • Assist in décor decisions and execution if needed.
  • Gather information for hotel packages and blocking of rooms for guests
  • Work with you on rehearsal dinner planning (space, menu, events etc…)
  • Assist with any other items that may be needed for your wedding day!


Total Step by Step Wedding Planning Package

 Weddings with EM can help you plan your wedding with your own personal tastes but not with all of your own personal time.


  • Package #1,#2 and #3 (above)
  • Assistance in finding ceremony and reception location
  • Help in selection of all vendors
  • Complete coordination of all vendors
  • Help with any additional décor details
  • Execute any further purchases or rentals not taken care of by vendors
  • Help with out of town guest gift bags/guest favors/ wedding party gifts


Full Service Wedding Planning Package

EM will communicate with you all along the way to make sure that this day reflects your style and personality without headaches for you.


  • All packages above
  • You give me your budget and I’ll take care of the rest! Whew!
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