After many years of planning weddings and corporate events for one of the premier restaurants and catering companies in the Triangle, Amanda launched A Swanky Affair. Amanda's experience in the catering and event industry has given her the knowledge and skills to manage and oversee any size event. Her creative vision, impeccable attention to detail, and organizational skills have led her to successfully orchestrate flawless events.
What makes Amanda unique is her infectious enthusiasm that makes the event planning process a truly enjoyable and exciting experience. Her distinctive style enables her to create a relaxed yet unforgettable day for her clients.
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Kelsey C. · Married on 10/24/2020
Amanda did an amazing job as our wedding coordinator. We enjoyed working with Amanda from the moment we met her. She is very upfront with what she does and communicates everything in a very clear and effective way. Amanda made sure everything was lined up with all of our vendors and made sure that all of our ducks were in a row. Amanda made a clear and simple timeline for the wedding party and family to follow the day of our wedding. The rehearsal went smooth and the whole wedding weekend was a great success. We highly recommended Amanda from A Swanky Affair as your wedding coordinator.Sent on 11/09/2020
Krista K. · Married on 06/01/2019
Excellent wedding planner!
I did quite a bit of research finding a wedding planner for my daughter’s wedding in Chapel Hill and I can say unequivocally that Amanda was the right choice! With my daughter busy in Pharmacy School and me living in Florida I knew I needed someone who we could both count on to get things done, but without either of us giving up complete control. Amanda’s a la carte services style is brilliant. It allowed us to pick and choose specific things we needed her for while allowing us to take care of the planning we felt comfortable doing ourselves. Amanda asked all the right questions, made all the right suggestions and was instrumental in helping my daughter’s vision become a reality. Even though we handled a few of the details on our own, Amanda was able to effortlessly dovetail our efforts with hers.Sent on 09/13/2019
Amanda provided us with a very specific budget and timeline which proved to be invaluable throughout the planning process. We knew exactly when decisions needed to be made and we even managed to stay under budget. Amanda set up meetings with vendors, helped with contracts, coordinated with the venue and kept us calm and on track. Her attention to detail is remarkable. Knowing that she had things under control at all times allowed us to enjoy the wedding planning process with very little stress. Amanda is calm and reassuring and there seems to be no problem to which she cannot find the answer.
By the day of the wedding, everything had been so perfectly planned and we felt so confident in Amanda’s handling of everything that we were able to relax and enjoy the entire wedding weekend. On the wedding day Amanda struck the perfect balance of being right there when we needed her but was not in any way overbearing. The wedding was beautiful and so much fun. We didn’t have to worry about a single thing, because we knew it was being taken care of by our fabulous wedding planner!
You might think that once the wedding is over, Amanda is done. In our case she was not. There was some sort of miscommunication among the staff at our venue and they threw out all of our flowers at the end of the reception. We had intended to use them the next day at a brunch. Although the flowers could not be recovered, Amanda stepped in on our behalf and in the end the venue gave us a significant compensation for the error.
Amanda is easy going and a joy to work with but she is also confident and competent. If you’re looking for someone who can help to make your wedding both beautiful and stress free, you can’t go wrong with Amanda.
Jessica · Married on 04/27/2019
Absolute BEST decision I made. She is truly AMAZING! HIRE HER.
I don't know where to begin- I felt a little crazy wanting to hire a planner/coordinator since I wanted a more laid back casual thing and on the less expensive side and thought I would save money doing it all myself...but as soon as I started emailing vendors- I knew I had no idea what I was doing and I needed HELP! She really put everything in perspective for me- managed my expectations and helped me with a budget so we quickly were able to eliminate some things once she was able to give us a general idea of cost since we really had no idea. She helped with the Venue selection which she knocked OUT OF THE PARK and I never would have found if not for her. Same with the flowers, catering and so much else- She knew EXACTLY which vendors to recommend who fit my style perfectly. Nailed it. There is just so much to look through it's overwhelming and hard to know- so to know she trusts them was SO helpful. She was so organized, helped think of everything and really made the planning process fun and easy. And OMG my wedding reception. It was full of so much joy because I did not have to worry about all those little details. I had the best time with my family and friends. ZERO STRESS- pure excitement! So much funnnnnn. And that is totally priceless. It truly was the best day- never thought I would say something so cheesy! When I filled out her questionnaire, one thing I put was I did not want was "perfection" (like not overly polished or too formal/stuffy) but it was totally my kind of perfect totally thanks to her. I can't thank her enough. :) She is a wonderful planner and person!Sent on 05/17/2019
Great Event Planner, always very organized.
Amanda is so delightful to work with! We have now done several weddings together and they have been beautiful and flowed smoothly along because of her careful planning and foresight so nothing slips by her and gets forgotten. I can highly recommend A Swanky Affair!
I would highly recommend Amanda from A Swanky Affair. Her designs are gorgeous and she is professional and organized, making the day run smoothly from beginning to end. I'm always excited to hear I am working with her on a wedding because I know it's going to be a gorgeous day. You will definitely be in good hands.