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A Monique Affair

Oakland, CA View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
69 reviews
$10,000 Package Price

About

$10,000 Package Price

Love is Colorful. Bold and Exciting. Love is worth celebrating!

A Monique Affair is all about effortless and colorful elegance. We are a collective of designers, planners, and producers who are dedicated to creating heartfelt and unique events.

We are a full-service wedding, corporate, and milestone event planning and execution firm serving the San Francisco Bay Area. Our professionally trained event team has been celebrating colorful love for over 45 years combined!

AMA was founded on the belief that all love deserves to be celebrated. In fact, we’ve been celebrating marriage equality since 1999. Our founder, Chanda Daniels, is a celebrated industry leader on the topic of marriage equality and inclusion.You belong here. Weddings belong to everyone.

Tell us your colorful love story and we’ll help you curate a highly creative, comfortable, elegant, and unique event. We’ll be beside you as you select your design aesthetic, choose creative partners, and host one of the best events of your life. We’ll be by your side throughout the entire planning process.

  • Black-owned
  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

$6,500

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$10,000

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$15,000

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$250

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Budget Analysis
Day-of Coordination
Event Design
Full Planning
Guest List Creation
Partial Planning
Timelines
To-Do Lists
Vendor Referrals

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double Weddings
Elopement
Eco-Friendly
Non-Religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

4

69 Reviews

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    Michelle F. Married on 06/27/2021
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    Exceptional service!!

    Chanda made the experience of planning our wedding as fun and stress-free as possible! She’s creative, organized, patient, and did a wonderful job of making our ideas and vision for our wedding come to life. Chanda pays attention to the details, really listened to us, and had fantastic ideas to contribute. She beautifully balanced guiding us when we needed guidance and letting us take the lead when that’s what would be best. And on top of her and her team’s incredible service, they were all lovely humans to work with! We couldn’t recommend Chanda more - you’d be so lucky to have her help you plan your big day!
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    Anne N. Married on 09/28/2019
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    Top Notch Planning and Execution

    Chanda and her team were amazing. Chanda helped my daughter and her bride-to-be all through the planning and design process, and was always enthusiastic, informative, and helpful. She didn't blink when informed that the ladies wanted a "chic geek" wedding--and went on to help them bring that vision to life. The wedding was full of personal elements that reflected the "Kingdom Hearts" theme, but never strayed from being tasteful and elegant. My 94-year-old aunt thought it was the most beautiful wedding she had ever been to.

    Chanda helped us find many of the important vendors--flowers, invitations (and signage), DJ, pie (no cake for these brides), and more. Our monthly zoom meetings and regular emails kept everyone on track (no easy feat with my ADHD daughter), and the team on the day of the wedding was amazing--no detail was overlooked, no issue (there weren't many) wasn't resolved smoothly and immediately.

    I found "A Monique Affair" via the internet, and I am so glad I did!
    When my daughter and her bride made that first call, the connection was immediate, and lasted throughout our time together. The fee was well worth the peace of mind Chanda and her team gave us--we could just enjoy the wedding, and we did!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Ana Isabel & Jean-Claude
    178 photos · 10/01/2016

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Team

Sythonda C
Sythonda C
Wedding Planner + Wedding Day Director

Syrhonda have been a part of the AMA team since 2013 and has been in the hospitality industry for about 10 years; starting in hotels (Front Desk, Room & Catering Sales), then moved to planning, selling, and organizing corporate, wedding & special events at specialty venues in the Bay Area.

Her favorite thing about planning is gathering and organizing all your details and being able to execute them the way you've always envisioned.

Kristy M
Kristy M
Wedding Planner + Wedding Day Director

Kristy lives in Half Moon Bay with her husband David and two kiddos Danielle and Jameson. She's been working with A Monique Affair for almost 6 years now. Before that time, She was a venue coordinator for a small (but busy!) family-owned winery in the Livermore Valley. When Kristy is not planning weddings or being her kids Uber driver, she enjoys running and life on the coast.

Professional Network & Endorsements

7 Endorsements
Julia's Cake Stand Rentals Julia's Cake Stand Rentals Wedding Cakes

It was great working with Chanda at the Wedding Sistahs Event last night! She is a wonderful event planner and so creative and responsive. Her design for the dessert table and the desserts made for an impressive display. The event was very organized and so much fun! I would definitely recommend A Monique Affair to my friends!

Cupcakin Bake Shop Cupcakin Bake Shop Wedding Cakes

Highly recommend A Monique Affair for a streamlined process and flawless wedding day. The Founder Chanda is personable, organized, efficient, creative, fun to work with and very professional.

Bloomies on Main Bloomies on Main Wedding Florists

Chanda is a great wedding coordinator. Doesn't get fluster and is the coolest person. Will make any event run smoothly.

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1714 Franklin Street, Suite 100-222 Oakland, CA, 94612
5103343752

Monday - Saturday {Appointment Only}, Sunday - Closed.
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