Smiling Through Chaos

Scotch Plains, NJ View map Visit website
2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
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$3,700 Package Price


2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$3,700 Package Price

Smiling Through Chaos is a wedding planning company based in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Owner Amanda is passionate about her work and her clients. Couples are immediately struck by her effervescent, can-do attitude. She sees the world in terms of opportunities rather than problems. Amanda believes that planning for your big day shouldn’t have to be a stressful experience. Her goal is to help you feel great about your day and yourself.

Services Offered

Smiling Through Chaos doesn’t just plan events. Amanda knows that preparing for your big day involves much more than just making sure that the vendors are all booked and in position. It is also about preparing yourself. Amanda will work with you to give you the support you need. Whether it’s offering encouragement or guiding you through relaxation techniques, Amanda and her team want you to feel at your best. Your wedding day is your day, and Amanda believes that you deserve to shine.

Offered Full Planning, Partial Planning, and Month-Of-Coordination, Smiling Through Chaos is the only planning company to hire. Whether your guest count is large or small, we can easily accommodate.

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    Reinaldo M. Getting married on 07/22/2022
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    Amazing Event Planner that'll make your event magical!

    I had the pleasure of working with Amanda recently and she was an absolute pleasure! I could tell how much she cared for her clients and how above and beyond she would go to make sure every event was exactly what her clients were looking for. If you're in need of an event planner, look no further! 5 stars across the board.

    Smiling Through Chaos's reply:

    Thanks Rei! Was wonderful working with you, and I appreciate that you really understood what I was looking for and cared about helping me make it happen. You went above and beyond and that really means a lot.
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    Kristeen W. Getting married on 07/10/2022
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    Amazing experience!

    Although not a wedding, this birthday party that Amanda coordinated would rival the best of weddings anywhere!

    What a gem we found in Amanda and Smiling Through Chaos! My best friend hosted a 50th birthday party and hired Amanda to coordinate all of the details. We were supposed to be in Paris but due to COVID, we had to stay local and bring Paris to New Jersey via an outdoor dinner party. From the moment I met Amanda, I knew she would be great to work with. She is upbeat, has a positive attitude, and is full of awesome ideas.

    Amanda clearly has long standing relationships with a wide variety of vendors to make events truly special. The number of vendors for this event were endless and Amanda displayed a knack for keeping everything organized. The gorgeous recommendations she made for linens, place settings, floral and so much more transformed this event into a beautiful Parisian experience. Additionally, the food, desserts, and specialty cocktails were perfect! All of the guests were raving about the entire experience. Amanda was able to incorporate so many special touches throughout to make this the a truly memorable event.

    If you are looking for a truly magical event, I highly recommend Amanda and Smiling Through Chaos!

    Smiling Through Chaos's reply:

    Kristeen, what a pleasure it was to create this magical evening for all of you to experience and enjoy! You're such a wonderful friend who put in so much time and effort into making sure I received answers when I needed to, surprise moments for her, and just such a happy evening. Thank you so much for your appreciation and kind words.


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Amanda Hudes
Amanda Hudes

As the creator of Smiling Through Chaos LLC, Amanda Hudes dedicates her time to helping women and couples smile more, stress less, and look and feel your best during your event planning experience through Event Planning and Wellness Coaching.

From high profile clientele to the neighbor next door, Amanda appreciates every single client, creating one-of-a-kind, amazing events and moments for each. With a background in color and design, as well as a multitude of wellness categories, Amanda works with teams of professionals that allow you to smile and enjoy both the process and the big day. From beach weddings to ballroom extravaganza’s to intimate backyard affairs and everything in between, the focus with Smiling Through Chaos is YOU.

Professional Network & Endorsements

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Cassondre Mae Photography Cassondre Mae Photography Wedding Photographers

Working with Amanda made the whole process so much easier for our clients! She handled everything from contracts to timelines and everything in between. She did a wonderful job and the event was absolutely fabulous!!

Erin Hill, Harpist & Singer Erin Hill, Harpist & Singer Wedding Musicians

I've worked with Smiling Through Chaos on multiple weddings, and I'm honored to give her the highest possible recommendation. Amanda’s email is “efficientamanda,” and after getting to know her, I can say that is so perfect for her! Of course, she’s not only extremely efficient, capable, knowledgable, and on top of everything, she is also full of sunshine, which to me, is how it should feel working on weddings! Amanda makes doing this job fun, which is truly why I love working with her so much!

David E. Starke Photography David E. Starke Photography Wedding Photographers

We had a great time working with Amanda. Highly recommended!

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