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.
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.
39 Reviews for Smiling Through Chaos
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Jody · Married on 08/24/2019
Amanda is a pro and exceeded all my expectations
I wasn’t planning to hire a wedding planner but organizing a NJ wedding from Denver (with the bride and groom living in England) was getting increasingly complicated as the day drew near. I had hired all our vendors but I became overwhelmed by all of the minutiae required for a successful wedding day.. When I spoke with Amanda initially, it became clear right away that she was going to be an outstanding person to work with. She told me that she would handle all conversations with the vendors, and I panicked as I wasn’t sure I could let her assume all responsibility. She quickly proved herself beyond capable and I began to relax and realize that I had found a gem 💎. She’s smart, easy to work with, and has a positive, can-do personality! We worked mostly through four way emails, with the MOB, bride, groom and her, to make decisions.
I am so thankful that I hired Amanda as I was able to completely enjoy the wedding day with no worries. But, I also had someone with a lot of experience working with me the month before, helping me source placecards and menus, preparing the goodie bags, bringing the wedding dress to be steamed, coordinating the transportation to and from the venue, and the list goes on. Dealing with all these details was fun, with Amanda! She is an outstanding person, and well worth the expense.Sent on 08/27/2019
Smiling Through Chaos's reply:Jody, thank you so much for trusting me and allowing me to take as much from you as possible so you could focus on the excitement of it all. I know how difficult it can be, especially with someone you just met (and over the phone!), so thank you. Making sure all of you were happy was my goal, and in doing so, we also formed a bond, and I am so glad to have you as part of the STC Family now.
Reinaldo Modernel · Getting married on 07/22/2022
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.Sent on 12/18/2018
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.
Patty Doyle Wolstein · Getting married on 10/01/2021
Professional & Exceptionally Efficient
My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Amanda in planning a special event. She is both professional and exceptionally efficient; ahead of the curve in every detail. Amanda relieved my wife and I of all the stress that comes with planning such an event. She has just the right combination of professionalism and personal charm. It felt as if we had a personal friend assisting us. I would like to thank her for the outstanding job she did in making this event one of best experiences I and my family has ever had.Sent on 08/15/2019
Smiling Through Chaos's reply:Patty, always always friends, and I'm so glad I could help to make the day as amazing as it was. Seeing the love in your family was so special, and I look forward to many more events with you in the future!
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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!!
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!
We had a great time working with Amanda. Highly recommended!