A Swanky Affair

2902 Carver St., Durham, NC 27705 Map · Phone number
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About A Swanky Affair

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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Recommended by 98% of couples


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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Hailey · Married on 09/08/2018

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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
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    Amanda provided month-of coordination services for my wedding, and working with her was one of the best decisions I made while planning my wedding. I had hired most of my other vendors, but didn't know how everything was going to come together and I didn't want all of the details to fall on me and my family on my wedding day. At first, I was worried that hiring a coordinator was an extra expense and wasn't sure that I really needed one, but after meeting with Amanda, I knew I needed her help! She knows her stuff, and I could tell that she knew exactly what I needed, and that everything would go smoothly under her direction.

    When I sent all of my other vendor contracts to Amanda for review, she thought of things that never would have crossed my mind. She provided great feedback and helped me with key decisions related to the wedding day. She was super responsive to every question/email/text I had. Our rehearsal was quick and easy, and everything on the wedding day was flawless (if there were any issues, I still don't know about them to this day because she just handled things!). She was there super early helping other vendors get everything delivered and set up and was around every time I needed something or had a question.

    In the end, our wedding was everything that we wanted, and I don't know how I could have done it without Amanda. She had worked with most of my other vendors before, and having a vendor team that knew each other and worked well together made things even better. If you want to fully enjoy your wedding day with no stress, you need Amanda!

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    Karen · Married on 06/24/2018

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    Amanda was simply THE BEST. Originally, I had no intention of hiring a wedding coordinator, but as the wedding date got closer, I realized that it would be in our best interest to have some help on the day of. From our first conversation, I could tell that Amanda was incredibly organized, responsive, kind, and friendly. It wasn't in our original budget to hire her, so we moved some things around to make room for her. Absolutely the best money we spent. If you're debating about whether or not to hire a coordinator, or Amanda for that matter, I say just DO IT. It is worth every thing. We hired her for day of coordination, which begins a month before the wedding. She asked me questions about things I hadn't even thought about! She led our rehearsal which was so important as we had no idea what we were doing. On the day of our wedding, Amanda kept us all on track with timing, she made sure all the vendors had everything as requested, bustled my dress, and even had an emergency kit which came in super handy because I got red lipstick on my dress right before the ceremony! I cannot recommend Amanda highly enough. I can't even imagine what our wedding day would've been like without her. THANK YOU AMANDA!!

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    Juli · Married on 05/05/2018

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    Let me start by saying, I was one of those brides that brides that thought, "why in the world would I pay for a coordinator- I'm organized!" Then I began working in the wedding industry and found myself elbows deep in wedding details for several weddings all at once. I am the Assistant Manager at The Cookery (here in Durham) and my husband and I could not have wished for things to run more seamless with Amanda. I have seen her lead rehearsals, discuss family matters, and run intricate weddings. I worked with her professionally, before personally, and that is how I knew we had to have her! She booked us around the 6 month out mark and allowed me to check-in anytime I needed (via email) with any questions I had. Like, "what do most people do about XYZ?" At the 1 month out mark her services really came to life! We began communicating daily, confirming the timeline, vendors set-up locations, breakfast for the bridal party, etc. Amanda was extremely quick to respond, professional, timely, and was always confident. She made us feel comfortable in any decision we made, because she would simply get it done on the day of. After working on the "other side" of this industry, I do not feel as though words truly explain how important Amanda was to our day. She managed it all, and yes, I was a DIY bride so there was a lot to manage! 4-5 days before the wedding, she came to my in-laws house and loaded her car with boxes full of vases, photos, ribbon wands, champagne flutes, etc. Our family members keep saying, "Wow, she really was worth every penny!"

    You impressed us all, Amanda! Thank you for everything.
    - Juli & Alex Richani

    PS. I am sorry if I flashed you while you were under my dress, fixing my bustle! Haha :)

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
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A Swanky Affair FAQ

  • Do you offer an hourly rate? Yes
  • 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, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
  • How many planners are on your team? 1

Professional Network & Endorsements

11 Endorsements

  • Parizade
    Parizade Banquet Halls

    Great Event Planner, always very organized.

  • Reverend Kayelily Middleton
    Reverend Kayelily Middleton Wedding Officiants

    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!

  • Casey Rose Photography
    Casey Rose Photography Wedding Photographers

    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.

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  • 2902 Carver St. Durham, NC 27705 See on map
    9194777993 (Phone number)

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