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Based in Chicago, Illinois, Amanda Paige Events is a wedding planning business. Dedicated to compassionate service, creative design, and logistical confidence, this company offers tailored solutions for celebratory occasions. Amanda Paige Events' experienced coordinators and planners have the expertise and vision to execute a seamless wedding day.

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Led by Amanda Friedman, Amanda Paige Events is passionate about sharing couples' love stories. Clients have the option of both planning and day-of coordination packages, suitable to a wide range of budgets and all backgrounds. Amanda specializes in budget management, day-of coordination, and the integration of culture into an event. Amanda Paige Events understands that no two events are the same, and both Amanda and the team are dedicated to marrying unique styles to create a truly special day.

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Aidan H. Married on 07/08/2023
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The best!!

We loved our experience with APE. Amanda hopped on a call with me right away and talked through each vendor we had already booked and everything we still needed to do. We ended up booking coordination with an associate (we love Vanessa) but Amanda was available for any and all questions along the way. Vanessa was so helpful on all our check in calls and made sure we were staying on track. Vanessa ran our rehearsal quickly and efficiently - not necessarily an easy task with a large and chatty wedding party. She showed up at the perfect time on the wedding day to check in with everyone and help keep us moving on schedule. We had extra time to take a breath before the ceremony which was really nice. Our ceremony started a little late so that we could wait for some family members that were delayed and by dinner time we were right back on schedule. Vanessa and Annie not only beautifully set up our centerpieces exactly how I hoped they would look, but also packed everything up and brought it back to our hotel room. That made the end of the night so easy for us. Overall they made it possible for Ethan and I to be so present on our wedding day which was all we could hope for. Thank you for everything!!!
Samantha O. Married on 07/02/2023
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The best wedding planner!

My husband and I started working with Amanda almost two years before our wedding day because of Covid and every moment was fantastic. I wasn’t particularly looking forward to wedding planning. I am not someone who usually gets excited about flowers or place settings, and I remember after our first vision meeting with Amanda telling my parents I felt like I was “planning my wedding in first class.” Amanda curated the experience for us in a way that made everything fun. She got us right away and never tried to push anything we weren’t comfortable with or not into. She had amazing ideas that were individualized to us and reflected the type of environment we wanted to build. I felt like I could talk to her like a friend, but she also always remained professional and took her job extremely seriously.

Despite liking Amanda as a person and enjoying the process with her, she executed a fantastic and seamless event. First, the team of vendors she assembled were truly first class. There are so many moving parts in a wedding and so many people to manage. I was honestly never stressed about anything not going according to plan because the vendors she recommended were so buttoned up and she had worked with them all previously. (You can work with any vendors you want. We just chose to only work with people she had worked with and recommended for us based on what we were looking for.) Second, Amanda and her team kept us on schedule and moving through the wedding day itself. We had a big wedding party (20+ people) and most of our plans had to change on the fly due to a massive downpour. Amanda and her team (Annie & Taylor) handled everything, so I didn’t have to look at my phone or a watch once and could just enjoy the day. Thirdly, she drove us an hour outside of Chicago to meet with our caterer for a signature cocktail tasting to ensure we had tasted everything our guests would be served: truly above and beyond. Lastly, Amanda designed a TON of amazing things for us (invitations, menus, seating charts, etc.) She literally drew our favorite locations for our seating chart because we wanted our tables to be named after meaningful locations. This level of decor/stationary creation is usually another huge expense, so it made her rate feel even more reasonable.

I would highly recommend Amanda and her team to plan any wedding regardless of size, budget, or style. We have already recommended her to our friends beginning the process. She not only made our wedding dreams a reality, but she helped us create something beyond what we ever thought possible.
Jennifer F. Married on 06/09/2023
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The most perfect day thanks to the APE Team!

Do not look any further, Amanda and the rest of the APE team are the best of the best! We booked Amanda and her team almost 2 years before our wedding after immediately feeling connect to her energy and style during our initial conversation. We booked her “Wedding Coordination” package which meant that I booked the vendors myself, but Amanda and her team were always there as my second set of eyes for opinions, recommendations, questions, etc! Cate and Annie were the two other members of her team I worked with throughout and they were both fabulous! We started regular touch bases 12 month out from our wedding, and they made sure everything was running smoothly! From giving us resources to use, ensuring we had our homework and keeping us on track. When I say Amanda and her team were always available, it was rare any communication would go more than a few hours before getting a response. They were always there, and I had full confidence the entire time that my day would go smoothly because of the attention to detail they spent with each and every couple.

Amanda and her team went above and beyond in every aspect. From attending my final dress fitting so my dress could be perfectly bustled to helping design invitations (with my iterations), to running the entire wedding day without a glitch. I had SO many compliments at the end of my wedding on how amazing my planner and her team was. They made what can be an overwhelming and sometimes stressful process fun and we will always look back at both our wedding and all the work leading it up to it SO thankful we had APE with us every step of the way.
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Amanda Friedman
Amanda Friedman
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Amanda Friedman is originally from Long Island, NY and is now very proud to call Chicago her home. Amanda received her undergraduate degree in Recreation Management from Indiana University and earned a graduate certificate in Marketing Management and Digital Strategy from Harvard University, Extension School. An experienced event planner, she has designed and orchestrated many events ranging from the more intimate to larger-scale for non-profit organizations and higher education institutions such as the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and Harvard Business School.

Amanda is passionate about helping your vision come to life! She specializes in budget management, day-of coordination, and the integration of culture into your event. Her philosophy is there no such thing as a cookie-cutter event! Each event and planning situation is unique and she will be there to help marry your unique style into your special day.

Amanda lives in West Town, Chicago with her husband, Adam and their dog, Kirk. If you asked any of her friends about her, they would tell you she is organized, creative, and above all, always wants to bring people together.


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