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Planner in Newton, NJ,
(973) 670-4600
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    Mira Bhatia

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  • If you are considering hiring Amanda for your wedding or party, you shouldn't hesitate at all!! I worked with Amanda for our engagement party which took place in the Art Factory in Paterson NJ. It is a beautiful and unique space, but definitely requires organization and logistical planning, all of which Amanda was able to handle so well. I was able to explain my vision to Amanda for decor and overall vibe and she was able to work with all the appropriate groups to make it happen. My favorite thing about working with Amanda is her positive attitude when things change. For example, I changed the location of the dinner buffet only a few days before. We also requested "reserved" signs literally hours before the event. Amanda never made me feel like last minute changes were unacceptable and she worked hard to ensure it was what we wanted. Even if it was additional work on her end, she never made me feel like that was the case. I also love how easy she is to communicate with - whether its ... Read more

    Bridget Marie

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  • We hired Amanda to help us manage our wedding at the Art Factory. There were a lot of details and moving parts and we felt we needed someone to help ensure everything was kept on track. We both work full time so there’s no way we would’ve been able to manage. And on the day of, it would’ve been impossible. I honestly don’t know how anyone can manage such an even without a wedding coordinator. Amanda was extremely responsive and also proactive. Her prior experience with Art Factory weddings and her contacts there were crucial. Our day was perfect because of her and her team. She genuinely cared about us having the perfect day and made sure it happened. Like I had mentioned, our wedding had a lot of details, different vendors to manage, and things to coordinate. And because we had Amanda it all pulled together flawlessly.

    Rachel Borwegen

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  • WOW. I literally cannot find the words to describe Amanda and her team... First and foremost, just do yourself a favor and book AMV to coordinate your wedding! It’s seriously a no brainer! Amanda is so very organized, attentive, quick thinking and positive! We booked AMV about a year before our original wedding. At the time we were having our wedding at an alternative wedding hall and we just needed some day of coordination and decor help. Cue Coronavirus. Our entire wedding was essentially scrapped and we started to plan a new wedding. One. Month. Out. When I say that Amanda planned a wedding in a month, I am NOT exaggerating lol. And it wasn’t just any wedding. It was a mid-covid-socially-distant-full of restrictions- DIY -Drive-in wedding. Upon bringing the idea of a Drive-in wedding to Amanda, I was sure I would be met with at least one “no” along the way. Amanda took every wacky idea my out of the box imagination threw at her like an absolute pro and... Read more

    Marielle Manook

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  • Amanda is amazing! I was skeptical at first about hiring wedding planners but now I'm totally convinced that you really need a planner/coordinator for your wedding day. Amanda is detail-oriented and easy to communicate with. We hired her as a day-of coordinator but she helped us a lot with the planning. She was very professional & exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend her!

    Amanda

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  • Amanda was amazing throughout the entire planning process. Even when traveling abroad she still always found time to respond to my emails and text messages with all of my silly questions. The day of would NOT have been possible without Amanda. While the bridal party was busy getting glammed up and taking pictures, Amanda was running around making sure everything was perfect. She even went above and beyond to ensure the venue set up lights for our ceremony to ensure our guest were able to see even after the sun had completely set. This actually made our ceremony 1000x more romantic and scenic! AND THE RECEPTION SPACE! She did an amazing job ensuring everything was exactly how I envisioned and more! Amanda - I honestly can't thank you enough for everything you have done. You made our wedding more than we both could have ever imagined.

    Megan Gallagher

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  • Hiring Amanda as our Wedding Planner was one of the best decisions we made! We loved the option to hire her for the three months before our big day - she helped keep us organized, and let us know what items needed to be done ASAP. She helped eliminate the stress of paperwork and streamlined conversations with our vendors at the end of our planning process. Amanda created to-do lists and timelines for all the important players on our big day, including our parents, bridal party and the priest! Amanda is easy to talk to, quick to respond and felt like an old friend within minutes of meeting her! We would absolutely hire Amanda again - she was the perfect fit for our big day! She even sent us a lovely Christmas ornament to commemorate our first married Christmas - months after our event!

    Megan

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  • I would never even begin to be able to make you understand what an amazing not just planner Amanda is, but what an amazing person she is. She 100% loves what she does and has no agenda but to make our wildest dreams come true. I found Amanda while searching for a planner on wedding wire. Hiring her was THE BEST DECISION I MADE DURING MY WHOLE PLANNING PROCESS. at the time I hired Amanda she was in the middle of traveling the world studying weddings around the globe. She insured me she would be available to me at any time and it would not hinder her performance. I was not worried and thought it was so spectacular and would add to her advantage of being one of the best out there. Over a year of emails and texts back and forth, ideas and feelings, well wishes and inspirations it created a relationship I would have never expected. I knew Amanda was willing to do anything and everything to make it the best day possible for me, my husband, and family. The day soon came and there was no worry... Read more

    Andrew Jacobson

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  • It was sixty days before our wedding, and we knew we were in over our head. We were planning a do-it-yourself camp style wedding for 180 people and we were beginning to crack. Amanda saved our wedding by taking us on as a client with only two months until the big day. She immediately filled in our big gaps and got us focused. The wedding turned out to be everything we could have hoped for (and more). Amanda is creative, flexible, reliable, and she has a high attention to detail. She also has a great energy about her and is able to deal with many different personalities.

    Ailiceth

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  • Amanda was literally the best decision I made during the wedding process. She was beyond helpful! She had an answer for everything and solution to each proble. My family members and bridal party kept saying how grateful they were to have her there. I don't know how people have weddings without a planner.

    Emily

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  • Hiring Amanda was one of the best wedding decisions we made. I can honestly say our wedding would not have gone as smoothly without her. At first we debated whether we needed a coordinator but hiring Amanda was a no-brainer. Amanda worked at our venue for 5 years and knew the place better than anyone. It was exactly like having two maitre D's! But we have no doubt that she would have been fantastic at any venue as evidenced by her blog, Weddings Across the Globe. My husband and I are more detail-oriented and Amanda was the "big picture" coordinator we needed to pull it together. We sat with her about a week before the big day and went over the timeline, floor plan and details we never would have even thought of ourselves. From the time she arrived to the time she handed over the reception to the maitre D' Amanda kept everything on schedule,even shuttling us to our photography site and helping us shift things seamlessly throughout the day. We gave her some decorating ... Read more

    Aakash Shah

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  • 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.

    Alana

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  • 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... Read more

    Monica Alborno

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  • 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.

    Sthefany Solano

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  • Amanda Virga is AMAZING!!! There are not enough words to describe how beautiful our wedding was. I had the pleasure of working with Amanda on my wedding, and she beyond exceeded my expectations. We received so many complements from guests regarding how much of a great time they had on our special day. All of this would not have been possible without our AMAZING wedding planner Amanda Virga. Amanda knows exactly what she's doing and how important every detail is, she understands just how much this means to us brides especially, she truly helped make the vision for my wedding come to life. Thank you Amanda for making our wedding the best and most special night of our lives!

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