Amanda Virga started her career in Wedding Planning a decade ago, with extensive experience working for venues throughout the NJ/NY region. She spent several years working for a winery planning tented vineyard weddings from scratch and another 5 years working for a hotel and restaurant that hosts 200+ weddings annually and numerous events daily. With all of her experiences in the industry, Amanda is the definition of a seasoned expert planner - dealing with hundreds of clients, personally coordinating 350 weddings, and having first hand knowledge into every aspect it takes to execute a flawless wedding.
In 2018, Amanda embarked on a year long journey around the world, experiencing weddings in each of her destinations. During this time, she has become acquainted with some of the most innovative trends across the globe, and has formed relationships with elite vendors & venues throughout South America, Europe, & Asia. She has documented these invaluable experiences on her Blog and is excited to share these unique trends and traditions with her clients!
Amanda is genuinely passionate about planning weddings and most of all, she is passionate about making your wedding day one of the most memorable days of your life. She has mastered the art of turning the most "out of the box" requests into a reality and perfecting your vision from start to finish!
AMV Weddings & Destinations specializes in unique, non traditional weddings. If you are hoping to design a wedding that reflects your personality and love story with elements unlike the ones you have seen at countless weddings you have attended as a guest, you have found the perfect planning team for you! Amanda and her team offer planning services for engagements, rehearsal dinners, welcome receptions, wedding ceremonies, after parties, elopements, honeymoons and destination weddings. Whether you are designing a backyard wedding in the Tristate area, or an elopement in Iceland, AMV Destinations will ensure all of your needs are met. Offering full service planning, onsite day-of coordination and everything in between - you will be at ease knowing no detail will be overlooked during the planning process!
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Aakash Shah · Married on 02/15/2019
Aakash & Ragi
I always figured planning a celebratory event would be stressful and difficult but with Amanda’s help I was able to plan an Amazing enegament celebration for my fiancé. She sent me a bunch of venues that I could book based on my budget and was able to help me pick the best ultimate choice. She’s is very experienced and knowledgeable and is the best at what she does. The food, music, vibe, everything was coordinated and planned to perfection. I never even had to go check out the place. The first time I saw it was the actual event. I recommend Amanda to anybody who needs help plan/coordinate an event.Sent on 02/16/2019
Alana · Married on 10/16/2016
I couldn't have asked for a better event coordinator than Amanda. My family and I knew it was kismet (meant to be) from the moment we met her. We trusted her every step of the way. She guided us through some of the overwhelming choices and constantly reassured my anxious mother throughout the entire process, which is no easy feat. The week of the wedding, we bombarded her with an entire box of fun signs, pictures, and decorations that were a combination of DIY and Etsy favorites and asked her to work as much as she could into the space. She not only found a use for every single one, but she masterfully incorporated our personality into the venue! In fact, one of our venue photos ended up being featured in a magazine and the venue stated that it was one of the best transformations of the room that they had ever seen. As is typical for a wedding, when things did not exactly go according to plan (an entire box of lost groomsmen ties and my grandmother with dementia nearly interrupting my walk down the aisle), Amanda managed each situation with professionalism and made sure everything ran smoothly. If you want someone who will capture your personality as a couple, who is knowledgable about the industry and who works excellently under pressure, you have your girl! Below are a few of the personal touches instituted by Amanda on our wedding day. We'd recommend her in a heartbeat.Sent on 09/13/2018
Monica Alborno · Married on 09/02/2016
Flawless service!! Every wedding detail perfected!!
Amanda went above & beyond to ensure I did not have to worry about a single thing on my wedding day!!! All of our guests until now say it was the most beautiful wedding with so many special touches! Additionally, Amanda was able to manage a few wedding glitches the day of that I never even knew occurred until after our honeymoon (grooms cake melting & florist almost not setting up ceremony trellis on time)!! Amanda managed both situations gracefully and without interrupting the flow of the day events. I would highly recommend Amanda for day of coordination & assisting in the special touches that make a wedding stand out among the rest.Sent on 11/09/2018