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I remember waking up one morning feeling very overwhelmed with planning our wedding in San Francisco while living in Boston. I was confident with the amount of "big things" I had marked off of the list, it was just the DAY OF that I was thinking- how would it run smoothly without having someone there to oversee our day?
That is when I began to search for day-of coordinators online and found A Monique Affair. From the moment Chanda and I started talking I knew she was going to be the perfect person to handle our wedding day. Chanda always went above and beyond since the very first phone conversation we had. She has a sincere, genuine, and honest approach that instantly made me feel comfortable. Chanda and I had monthly check-ups and made sure I was staying on track with the wedding checklist she provided. Let’s face it, the wedding planning process is stressful, but Chanda always had a way in easing those feelings especially the last couple months prior by making sure I had everything I needed.
Fast forward to the day of our wedding, we had a lovely girl named Sarah at my hotel room while myself and my bridesmaids were getting ready. Sarah made sure I had everything I needed and that we were on track time-wise. She was very sweet! Once we got to the venue, I saw Chanda and her AMA team running around making sure all the vendors were taken care of and they were also on track time-wise to make sure our ceremony started on time.
I am beyond satisfied with the service AMA provided, someone was always checking up on me making sure I was having a great time. Chanda, thank you for everything you and your team did for us on our wedding day, and for making sure everything ran seamlessly from start to end! Our guests still talk about how smoothly and elegant the entire night was! You are forever my friend!!
Everything was absolutely perfect. We could not have asked for better service and a better wedding! Our wedding would not have been what it was without them... Chanda and her team are truly amazing! They took our vision of our wedding and not only knew exactly what to do - but they went above and beyond. Everything went smoothly - we felt so special and wonderful. We are still talking about our wedding and how much FUN it was. We love AMA and highly recommend them for any event!
A Monique Affair provided professional and high quality services and we were thrilled with our wedding. From the moment we started with working with Chanda she listened to what we wanted, was thoughtful, creative, supportive, and always excited about the planning process with us. Her team was fantastic and highly skilled and organized. We cannot thank AMA enough for all that they did for our wedding day. It was everything we imagined it would be and more! Because of our experience with AMA and the smooth planning process our wedding day is our most precious memory and a day we will always remember with such happiness and joy. Thank you AMA!
Chanda is an amazing planner with a passion and true flair for what she does. We felt completely safe in her care, she kept our planning on track and provided us with helpful tips on how to stay on budget. Chanda and her crew provided excellent customer service -- our guests marveled at how beautfiul and well coordinated our wedding was!
Working with Chanda was a joy and we had no stress on our wedding day! Everything was lovely and she made us feel so comfortable, we totally trusted her with our special day and it was just perfect.
A Monique Affair did a great job in coordinating the wedding - from helping us to identify the vendors, caterer, venue - to detailed project planning - to the day-of-event coordination. It was all executed flawlessly and with exquisite precision.
A Monique Affair was essential to making our wedding the perfect day! Every member of the team was organized, responsive, and anticipated our every need. We would absolutely recommend them to anyone who was planning a big event.
Monique Daniels of “A Monique Affair” specializes in providing wedding planning and design for civil, destination, double and eco-friendly/green weddings and events throughout California and beyond. Monique will capture the essence of your dream and bring your visions to life. She is extremely well organized and keeps a firm schedule. With her very calm and attentive demeanor, she is a professional in every sense of the word. With Monique and team AMA in tow, you won’t have to worry about a thing. She is wonderful to work with and will take care of you every step of the way, ensuring everything runs smoothly.
Monique and her team provides a personal touch that goes above and beyond your expectations to make your day special. I highly recommend A Monique Affair as it’s one of the best investments you’ll make for your special day with no regrets.
I found A Monique Affair (Chanda) through weddingwire.com. I am originally from the Bay Area but live on the east coast now. I did not need a planner for the entire wedding but what was most important to us was the day of. We did not want to deal with pantyhose getting a run in them or I can't find my bow tie! We just wanted to enjoy our day. A Monique Affair offers "The Day of Services". Initially my conversations and planning meetings over the phone were with Chanda. As my wedding got closer I began to work with her entire team. They were great! They took care of all my vendor business that I had set up, sent out my time line to everyone that needed it. And put a plan in place for the day to run smoothly and to help carryout the vision that we had for our day. The day of my wedding I was given an attendant named Sarah. I did not know what I was going to do with this girl because I thought i had everything pretty much under control. But I was wrong ! :) Sarah went back and forth between my husband and I rooms taking care of little details. She stayed with me while we took pictures , coordinated with another team member that was downstairs helping with the transportation for the guest, wedding party and myself. Sarah stayed with me until it was time to go to the church and I can honestly say I think I would have been a bridezilla if I didn't have her. Chanda and the rest of the team were waiting for us at the church and everything was perfection. The decor was just perfect and everything was just as we wanted. Our reception was great as well. The venue was perfectly decorated just as we had described to them and they handled everything from setting up the venue, switching guest at tables to cleaning and boxing everything back up for the vendors. In a few words they were professional and on point with everything. We were truly luck to find A Monique Affair (Chanda) and her team!
My wedding day was an absolute dream thanks to the team at A Monique Affair. Talk about providing the extra personal touch, I always felt like my ideas, thoughts and excitement were always supported by the team and the owner herself, Chanda is nice and very charming.
On the day of my wedding, I nearly didn't have anything to worry about. When the caterers didn't arrive right on the dot, Chanda took charge and made the phone calls necessary to make sure everything was on it's way, and that really helped calm my nerves.
In the end, everything ran smoothly especially the transition from the ceremony to the reception. The team was on hand to corral the guests to the cocktail hour area so they could set up for the reception which was in the same patio that we exchanged our vows. They pulled it off, but the best part is hearing all my guests tell me to this day, what a great time they had.
Chanda and her staff created the perfect event for us. It was exactly as we had said we wanted. Small, simple, and elegant. It was a day that went without one thing going wrong. I had always heard that you should not expect it to ALL go well. But in our case it did. The florist, reception venue, the food, everything was just perfect.
AMA did a great job on the day-of event coordination for my wedding, including the timeline, favors, wedding program, vendor confirmation and general oversight. The staff are personable and very kind. AMA's attention to detail is very impressive. It is also an enterprise that possesses a strong creative flair, which is important for weddings. I really appreciated the extra services too, like parking attendants, concierge (who was immensely calm and helpful), and personal item-drop off. AMA thinks of everything before you do, so you can enjoy your special day. The only areas for improvement I would suggest are responsiveness: AMA advertises as having a 48 hour email response time, but it was typically 4-5 days which can be difficult. Also, more coordination of the rehearsal dinner would have been good, i.e. an agenda, guidance to the client beforehand, communication of the goals etc. Otherwise, fantastic team!
Aliya + Michael’s wedding was a beautiful occasion and our team did what it does best, delivered a flawless day. When I initially consulted with Aliya she showed an interest in our day-of coordination services and is the package she selected. It’s unfortunate to hear she didn’t have the best rehearsal dinner experience because I took extra caution to explain that day-of coordination services do not include coordination of the rehearsal dinner, but instead a ceremony rehearsal the day before wedding at the venue. Aliya only wanted a traditional rehearsal dinner the day before the wedding and we were flexible enough to attend the dinner to give the wedding party a talk about ceremony procedure like we had agreed. I encourage open lines of communication with every client or bride I work with, because communication is the key to a perfect experience and that is what I aim to deliver each time. When clients return their contracts with us, we immediately assign them into our project management system (Basecamp) and aim to respond within 48 hours. Within the month of working with Aliya, our average respond time was 24 hours, because of the short time frame. We are sorry if Aliya felt as if that time was not fast enough. Weddings are important milestones and we do our best to leave our clients with a good lasting impression and a flawless event.
When I first set out to plan my wedding, I was really stressed out because my budget was so limited. It was important to me to have a very nice and tasteful wedding, but I worried that with the amount of money I had to make my wedding happen, that it would fall flat. I wasn't even sure that I could afford coordination services, but decided to consult with one anyway. I found A Monique Affair and when we met, I expressed what my worries were, what budget I was working with and ultimately what I wanted my wedding to be like.
I was really impressed with the service because instead of feeling pressured, I felt very taken care of, Chanda is a great planner who knows how to maximize what your budget allows. While I didn't end up with all the details I originally envisioned, the team was really good about working with me to edit things out and what I ended up with was a tasteful, elegant and meaningful wedding. All I can say is Thank You A Monique Affair for giving me and my family the wedding of a lifetime. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
We hired Chanda to be out day-of wedding coordinator and she provided overall great service. She knows the business, is enthusiastic, and professional. She thinks creatively and has great ideas about event design.
If you're looking for a traditional wedding, Chanda's a great resource.
Amazing, patient, kind, driven! This woman was a calm in my often storm of planning! I recommend for any event planning! She literally allowed me to relax and enjoy my own wedding!
Thank you Erika! Thank you for allowing AMA to be a part of your special day and for the continued friendship.
Where do we start. Chanda and Team AMA is absolutely WONDERFUL to work with. We HIGHLY recommend her. Her personality, attention to detail, strong willing to stick to the budget and having a great team is what sold us. She was very well worth every penny spent on her. She went far beyond our expectations and we LOVED LOVED LOVED the way she planned and designed every thing at our wedding. Even my Maid of Honor's family fell in love with her and her work. And it was very clear that everyone had a blast. And to honor all her hard work and our love for her we secretly made arrangements to have our DJ play her favorite song and then called her out to the floor to dance with us. Those memories of all of us dancing will forever be with us. And the best part is we are now life long friends. Team AMA we can NOT thank you enough for EVERYTHING you did for us. And Chanda we are SO very proud of everything you have accomplished in your life and we look forward to seeing where Team AMA goes from here on out. If there is ever ANYTHING you need, you know who to call. We love you and will definitely BRAG to our hearts content about you and your amazing work.
Kim, you are forever my friend! We love you and Juan at AMA :)