Ways to Help Ease Big Day Stress


With Wedding Season now kicking into full swing at EVENTS BY EMMA.

We thought we would share this important information with you and for our brides-to-be!

A lot of things go through a bride’s head on her wedding day. Will my dress fit? Will the day turn out perfect? Will everything be on time? It can be so overwhelming that you can forget to stop and take it all in.

As much as you try to prepare yourself for the big day stress is bound to happen. Here are some ways to manage stress on your big day!

Take a step back – Throughout the whole process, it’s important to enjoy it and not forget why you are doing it. Make every moment something to remember. It’s not everyday you get to dress up in a beautiful dress and be surrounded with everyone you love. Don’t wish for everything to be done!

Get lots of sleep– Sleep will help you feel re-charged and ready to go. Those late nights running over the guests list or perfecting any mishaps won’t help anyone. It will actually magnify your stress when you aren’t catching enough shuteye.

Stay connected with your Fiancé – You started this journey together and will be there at the end of it. Take some time to spend quality time together and do a date night. It will benefit you both through it all.

Take time for yourself – With everything that needs to be done, you may feel guilty in taking some time off for yourself, but in the long run it will make you much more productive. Find something to do that will take your mind of all the craziness. It may be going to get your nails done, taking a class at the gym, or just turning on the television. Whatever it may be will really help keep you centered.

Deep breaths – There may be a time where you don’t have that extra hour so taking a minute or two to just zone out and take a few deep breaths can help clear your mind.

Ask for help – It is so to take control and feel the need to take over because you want everything to be perfect. It is ok to ask for help and delegate some of the tasks. Not only will a load of stress be taken off of you, but also make others feel involved in your big day.

In the end, you have to remember that it is okay if things don’t go as perfectly planned. It is only normal for things to slip. Take things day-by-day, hour-by-hour, minute-by-minute and don’t forget to ask for help. Everyone deserves all the help they can get to create a day that they will remember forever.


Photos by Joel Ross Photography

Blog Post Written by: Katherine Hardy, EBE INTERN

Variety Manitoba Gold Heart Gala 2015

Variety Manitoba Gold Heart Gala 2015

This year we had the great pleasure of producing and planning an amazing Fundraising Gala Event for Variety Manitoba.

For this event, we wanted to re-energize it and create a fun, interactive environment for guests to experience. That is why we decided to bring the Variety Gala back to their entertainment and circus roots. Guests were invited to “Come One, Come All – Under the Big Top,” and experience a night that would take them back to their childhood ways and have them feeling like kids again.

When decorating a traditional ballroom, it can present a bit of a challenge when creating a big top feel, so developing the theme to represent a circus everyone knows and loves was important. Large red and white drapes hung from the ceiling resembling the iconic circus tent, and circus ring table centrepieces were created to add some fun to the tables. They were even set with miniature circus animals.

To get guests involved throughout the night, we wanted to have them moving around and interacting with multiple elements. That meant adding a little twist to traditional gala features and using every square inch of the venue.

Upon arrival, guests were greeted with freshly baked mini donuts from the Mini Donuts & More truck, and they walked down a vibrant red carpet to lead them upstairs under the big top. They were also greeted with a little show from jugglers, stilt walkers, and contortionists.

In lieu of a silent auction, guests had the chance to play popular childhood games like Operation, balloon darts, ring toss, and Mega Wire. Who doesn’t love healthy competition? We also included a balloon pop, which guests could buy a balloon to have a  chance at winning a prize.

To top it all off, entertainers from Folklorama Talent, Dan and Kim Craig of The Street Circus/Circus Spectacle, and Dean Gunnarson performed incredible acts that had guests entertained and in awe of their talent. Later in the evening, guests were invited to snap a photo with Dean Gunnarson and ask him all the “how” questions.

The evening finished off with a Sweet Shop, sponsored by Boyd Autobody and Salisbury House where guests helped themselves to a delicious array of treats such as donuts, mini pies, cotton candy, popcorn and an ice cream bar with an assortment of toppings all to satisfy their sweet tooth.

We can’t believe another gala season has come to an end and we already can’t wait until next year!

Here are our favourite moments of the night!





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Photography by D.Singh Photography

HUGE thank you to all of our wonderful vendors and partners!

  • Planning & Production: Events by Emma Corporation
  • Event Design & Decor: Events by Emma
  • Event Rentals: Events by Emma
  • Venue & Catering: Delta Winnipeg Hotel
  • Linens: Chair-rish Your Moments
  • Draping: Dream Day Decorators
  • Florals: Academy Florists
  • DJ Music: Elite Lighting
  • AV & Lighting: Freeman Audio Visual
  • Entertainment: Folklorama Talent (various), Circus Spectacle, Dean Gunnarson
  • Games: Aquaventronics and Events by Emma
  • Cotton Candy: Swirly Sweets
  • Popcorn: Kernals
  • Desserts: Salisbury House
  • Favours: Candles from Coal & Canary

Special Thanks to all of the amazing Volunteers and Staff from The Variety Organization and the EBE Team

Blog Written by: Katherine Hardy, EBE Intern

Popular themes for 2015

Themes are a great way to elevate your event to the next level. It is a way to get your guest involved in a fun and interactive way and transport them somewhere entirely different.

Picking a theme can be difficult. It is important to choose a theme that is current and fresh. You want to think of your audience and what they will enjoy.

Here are some of the top themes we are excited about for 2015.

Secret Garden

Think of a whimsical, enchanted forest with lots of soft, pale colours. This theme is absolutely beautiful and can have guests feeling like they just entered a fairytale. Cover the room with beautiful flowers and greenery with accents of rustic wood pieces.

Western Theme

Round up your guests and have them dust off their cowboy boots to experience the Wild West. Fill the room with rustic pieces and burlap. Have your guests step up to the saloon for a drink and perhaps incorporate traditional western pieces like swinging doors.

Mythology Theme

Take your guests back to Greek mythology in 2000 BC with this theme. Transform the room with white cascading drapes from the ceiling and spectacular topiary around the room or as centerpieces. Accent the room with gold and roman columns. Guest will surely feel like Greek Gods and Goddesses.

Nautical Theme

Sail your guests away in this red, white, and blue theme. Drape the tables with navy blue linens and accent the room with rope and blue and white stripes. To make your guests feel like they are at sea, flood the room with beautiful blue lighting.

Some other event themes we love are, MASH, Seven Wonders, Lost in Space, and Fairy Tale Fantasy.
Blog Written by: Katherine Hardy, EBE Intern




Summer, Fall and Winter are always exciting and extremely busy times of year at Events by Emma (EBE).

We’re currently in the peak of Gala season, just beginning our exciting Wedding season and preparing for our fall events, galas and holiday events, Not to mention gearing up for what looks like an even busier New Year in 2016!

For that reason, we’re on the search for passionate and energetic individuals to join our growing team.

The Events by Emma Corporation is a dynamic and thriving family-run Event Management business in Winnipeg. Named one of Canada’s Top 5 Planners and Best Event Planner for Winnipeg for 2015  – with over 20 years of experience our creative and dedicated team of planners and event staff are proven industry leaders that specialize in couture planning, production and design for every occasion.

We are now Accepting Applications for the following positions:

EBE – Planning & Event Design Coordinator, 2015 – Job Description
EBE – Event Crew Member, 2015 – Job Description
EBE – Truck-Trailer Driver, 2015 – Job Description

(Please CLICK on the link for the full job summary/description)
Please apply via-email to: info@eventsbyemma.com

Please submit cover letter with resume and references via email.

Deadline: Friday, May 22, 2015

Events by Emma appreciates the interest of all applicants, however, only those under consideration will be contacted directly for an interview and meeting.