Vendor Spotlight is on Em Devaud Events; with over 10 years of planning experience she is known for her extensive travel background, specializing in planning near and far.
1. How did your business come to be?
Oh it’s a very long story! I saw The Wedding Planner movie when I was in high school and when I found out that people could plan events professionally, I geared my whole life to becoming a wedding planner! I started in corporate events, working for an international company, then switched gears when I began working for Longwood Events in 2008 at their Boston, then their Newport properties. I started my company 4 years ago and have loved every second of it! The FULL story is a bit more involved, however that is the reader’s digest version!
2. What are the services you offer?
Wedding Day of and Full Event planning, Design/Set Up Services, and Proposal Planning.
3. Where are you located and how far are you willing to travel to provide your services?
Em Devaud Events is based in Newport and will travel anywhere in the world! We have done weddings all the way from Florida to New Hampshire and Maryland to LA.
4. How far in advance do you recommend clients book?
Clients typically book 12 months in advance.
5. What is one piece of of advice you always give to brides?
HAVE FUN! You are celebrating your love and devotion to one another and you should enjoy the process from engagement to the honeymoon. Take deep breaths and mental “snapshots” throughout the wedding day to help make sure it doesn’t zip by too quickly!