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Lexi Masur · Married on 05/11/2019
Not just a job to them; it's their passion to make sure every bride's vision is turned into a reality
It's hard to know where to start when explaining just how much Amanda and Annie did for us. On our first phone call, I explained to them that I had a very specific vision for the wedding (one that included a week of activities for guests, Pinterest-filled decor, customized cocktail hour hors d'oeuvres, a rehearsal dinner and welcome party the night before, an after party, farewell brunch, etc). Not exactly the easiest order, especially considering I lived hours away and would be planning this as a destination wedding. From that very first call, Amanda and Annie greeted me with professionalism, excitement, reassurance, and support. Not once did they make my ridiculous requests seem outlandish, not once did they let my question go unanswered (even when that meant them planning a site visit for me on one of their BIRTHDAYS), and not once did they tell me something wasn't possible. Instead, they found a way to make every last idea become a reality. They worked so flawlessly alongside the vendors, organizing and executing each aspect of the week to perfection. Despite my wedding being an outdoor tent wedding, I knew that, should it rain, I was in excellent hands with their hundreds of back up plans. I could go on and on raving about the unbelievable dedication and communication from them (Annie went as far as to check out the previous night's rain damage under the tent at 11pm on a Friday). These are planners who not only do this because it's their job, but because they truly care about the bride/family and making their experience as stress free and positive as possible.Sent on 10/01/2019
Kelly · Married on 09/15/2018
It is hard to find the right words to express how much I loved working with Spencer Special Events. Let me try this in three parts!Sent on 06/13/2019
1. From the start, Amanda put me at her ease with her extremely warm and caring disposition and her excellent sense of humor. I have a background in Event Planning in New York City and I was pleasantly surprised by the high level of taste and service I experienced throughout the planning process with SSE. Amanda and Annie (her wonderful colleague) have strong relationships with excellent local vendors that I would have never found on my own. They were extremely patient when my work schedule prevented me from paying as much attention to the wedding as I probably should have at certain points in the planning process. As the wedding neared, I felt so calm and ready to enjoy the weekend!
2. CUE HURRICANE FLORENCE. My husband and I were supposed to be married on September 15, 2018, but the weekend before the news coverage became all about Hurricane Florence. Although beautiful Bluffton was (thankfully) spared from the storm, the governor of SC got a little too excited and called for a mandatory evacuation the Monday of our wedding week. As you can imagine, it was incredibly stressful and upsetting but SSE was so helpful and supportive. First of all, Amanda is so sweet you could tell she felt heartbroken too, bless her! She and Annie immediately handled everything with all vendors so we could focus on notifying our guests. They were so patient with us as we decided if we would reschedule, and we ultimately decided that we would reschedule for the Spring.
3. Fast forward to April, after Amanda and Annie rebooked most of the wedding vendors and magically recreated our original wedding weekend! I had been so pleased with the team throughout all of the planning and the drama but their onsite/day of planning is next level amazing. I barely had anything to do and could focus on enjoying the long weekend of celebrations with my guests! Everything was absolutely gorgeous and well-run, and they truly thought of every detail. Amanda and Annie have a larger team they use for wedding day support and I felt like I had an army of planners making sure everything was going as planned. Plus, they had me laughing throughout the day, and you can’t beat that.
SSE, thank you for the best weekend we could have ever imagined! My advice to future brides of South Carolina: HIRE THEM!
Karen · Married on 04/21/2018
Choosing Amanda and her team at Spencer Special Events was the second best decision I have ever made (the groom being the first)! I wasn't going to hire a planner because I had already spent so much time planning and had very specific ideas about what I wanted. I even thought planning a beach wedding from Atlanta was possible, because I had started so far in advance! When my venue let me know that I could not begin to decorate until 2 hours before the ceremony started, I knew this was bigger than me! That's when I began looking for planners. I interviewed over a dozen, but when I heard Amanda's voice, I knew she was the one! It doesn't matter where you are in the planning process. Her team spent over a year helping me plan the destination wedding of my dreams. Over the course of the year, there were literally hundreds of emails, several in-person meetings/phone calls and countless deliveries that she received on my behalf. Somehow, SSE did not miss one single request and her team made the reality of our wedding day beyond anything I had envisioned.Sent on 04/26/2018
SSE provided me and 8-10 vendors (most from her incredible vendor list) an impeccable timeline. They also went above and beyond to take care of me and my wedding party and executed a worry-free perfect day. Because of SSE I was relaxed and actually enjoyed every single second of the day. The team not only have incredible attitudes and boundless energy, they literally smiled all day. I cannot say enough about how awesome Amanda and Annie and the entire team is at SSE - they didn't just give me what I wanted but items from my wedding wish list and made it all look effortless. I only wished I had allowed them to plan the entire wedding, instead of just getting the partial package! They were such a pleasure, I'm saddened that I no longer get to work with them! There are no words to express our gratitude for their effort, professionalism and hard work that made a fairy tale out of our wedding day!
Great and talented wedding coordinator
Amanda is awesome to work with. She always takes great care of my bands and keeps her clients happy.
Amanda Spencer is a true professional! She's organized, timely and detail orientated. In additon to being an amazing event planner, she is also sweet as pie with a bright smile to match. A Spencer event is an event to remember!