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Smiling Through Chaos

Scotch Plains, NJ View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
64 reviews
$3,700 Package Price

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2022 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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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

$2,300

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$3,700

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$7,200

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$150

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Budget Analysis
Day-of Coordination
Full Planning
Guest List Creation
Partial Planning
Timelines
To-Do Lists

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Eco-Friendly
Non-Religious
Religious
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    The best party planner!

    Amanda did a wonderful job on my daughters birthday party. She was very organized and professional. Amanda paid attention to detail and made my daughters day so special and beautiful. I absolutely love her!

    Smiling Through Chaos's reply:

    Thank you, Gracelynn! You were an absolute PLEASURE to work with, and I'm so glad you all had the best day!
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    Linda Married on 09/15/2022
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    Must Have Planner!

    As a mother of the bride, I was tasked with a lot of details, I am a project manager, but have NOTHING on Amanda. What a relief, what a pleasure to work with! She was on top of EVERY detail, with professionalism. She put me at ease, she managed ALL the details big and little, that allowed me to just be MOM that day! She's incredible. Strong work ethic, responsive, never annoyed by my 1,000 questions to ensure it was taken care of. I could go on and on. Bright and wonderful personality! WORTH every cent and more! She over delivered. She also had resources and opinions (if asked). Her #Goal was that the day was everything you want it be! No matter how well you plan, something will come up, small or big, and you will want someone paying attention to notice it and resolve it so you don't have to! THAT IS AMANDA!! I wish I had something else to plan to keep working with her!

    Smiling Through Chaos's reply:

    Oh wow - you're so sweet, Linda. You are WONDERFUL - and I so appreciate how organized you are and just what a lovely person you are! Absolutely loved planning for their wedding, and I would love to plan another event for you in the future! Speak to you soon! :)
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

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Receive FREE copy of "Smiling Through The Chaos Of Wedding Planning" when you book your 2019-2021 wedding / special day with Smiling Through Chaos! Mention deal when booking.

Team

Amanda Hudes
Amanda Hudes
Founder, Event and Wedding Planner

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

3 Endorsements
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!

Preferred Vendors

Erin Hill, Harpist & Singer
5.0 out of 5 rating , 58 Reviews
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Map

Scotch Plains Scotch Plains, NJ, 07076
845-264-5575
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