{Kind Words From the Sweetest Brides}

Nothing brings me more joy than the privilege to be a part of bringing the details of your dream day to life!

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Amanda is a professional, creative and hardworking planner. This wonderful wedding planner wanted to know what my vision was and I always felt like my wedding vision was supported. Whenever I needed help making decisions on certain aspects of the wedding she would provide amazing advice and input and ultimately would let me decide (which I think as a bride is important because most brides have a very specific vision for their wedding). When it came to the big day Amanda was amazing. She was organized which made me feel less stressed, I honestly knew that she was working on all the details and final touches so I wouldn't have to worry! She cares about your big day and you as a couple and that definitely shows in her quality work! - Reylena Lopez, married 4/8/17

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Amanda, the planner for Grace in the Details is fantastic! My wedding was completely a "do-it-yourself" wedding. I had the reception at my church and had to rent or purchase every single thing that we needed for that day, and Amanda was totally up for taking care of all of those details when the big day came (not all of the wedding planners out there will work with you if you have a low budget and do a lot yourself). My favorite thing about working with her was how on top of everything she was and how calm and reassuring she was throughout the whole process. From my very first meeting with her I was given a timeline for the 5 months that I had to plan my wedding. She checked in with me to make sure things were moving along smoothly, and had amazing ideas that made the day even more special. She understood my vision and she was also really resourceful and helpful, coming up with solutions to all of my little problems, whether in the planning process or the day of the wedding. She also helped me plan the timeline for the day of the wedding (something I could not have done without her), and so much more. Honestly, there is no one that I would have rather worked with that day. You meet Amanda as your planner, but you walk away feeling as if she's one of your friends, knowing that she truly cared about the details of your wedding! - Kelsey Gierhart, married 1/7/17

"I cannot express enough how valuable Amanda was to ensuring our wedding went off without a hitch. In the planning process she was quick to respond to my questions and inquiries and not only was she receptive to all my instructions and requirements, she also offered many of her own suggestions and ideas that I had not thought of. When I first saw Amanda on the day of the wedding, her smiling face instantly relaxed and calmed me. She informed me of how well the set up went, what the next steps would be, and what she needed from me (to just relax and enjoy!). At the hands of Amanda's amazing decor skills, all rooms at the venue looked amazing. I had a very specific way I wanted everything to look and Amanda executed it better than I could've done myself. Not only did Amanda do a great job helping with the planning and coordinating of our wedding, she was most importantly a friend to us during what can be a very stressful and chaotic time. In each and every one of communications she took the time to reassure and calm me and remind me she was on top of everything and I had no need to worry. I know for me, Amanda's calm and assured demeanor was exactly what I needed to calm my bridal nerves. I would recommend Amanda to any bride!" - Leia Sanchez, married 8/13/16

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Amanda was amazing! She went above and beyond her job description to make our wedding the best day of our lives.  She was involved from day one and made sure that every detail was covered. During the planning process Amanda was easy to work with and was our savior when we became stressed and overwhelmed with the daunting task of planning our wedding.  She was easily available to reach through text and email.   She made sure that everyone’s opinions were heard and steered us in the best direction based on our overall vision of our wedding.  

On the day of, everything was perfect.  When we arrived at the venue every detail was right where it was supposed to be and everything looked great. When something was missing, or incorrect, Amanda and her staff did not stress or panic, they simply took care of it in a professional way without bring attention to it or adding more pressure to the bride and groom.  I did not even find out that she somehow seated a couple of wedding crashers at tables without messing up any table arrangements until after the wedding.   

During the wedding she made sure that we always had whatever we needed, whether it was water, drinks, snacks, etc…  She also made sure that we had a full plate of food waiting ready to go at our Sweetheart table and made sure that no one came up to us to talk until we had something to eat.. That was very nice because you never get a second to eat at your own wedding otherwise.  During the wedding she made sure that everything functioned smoothly and that everything was going according to plan.  She corresponded with our other vendors to make sure we were staying with the timeline that we planned before the wedding.

The most amazing thing about Amanda was her attention to detail.  We had a very simple wedding with minimal details.  However, our details were very important to us.  She made sure that each and every detail was executed to a T.  The best part was that we felt that we could relinquish some design to Amanda and she executed beautifully.  For example, we gave Amanda 2 dozen extra tea lights to put out around the venue.  She and her team placed those tea lights out beautifully.  

For you wedding, having Amanda and her team there for you will make you feel as though you don't have to worry about the fine details because she will be there to make sure everything is executed to your desire! 

I honestly do not know what we would have done if she was not there on our wedding day.  I know for sure it would not have gone so smoothly if it weren't for her!  I am one of the first of my friends to get married and when each and every one of them gets engaged, they will be receiving the business card for Grace in the Details.  We love you!" - Dani Calahan, married 7/30/16

"Amanda's presence in my wedding experience was such a gift! Although she was just my day-of coordinator, she was incredibly committed to walking alongside me throughout the whole wedding-planning season. Anytime I would start getting frazzled about something related to the wedding, my now-husband would immediately say, "Text Amanda!" Her can-do attitude and "I'll take care of that" responses made the process a lot less stressful and even enjoyable. All of our vendors and family and friends were impressed with her professionalism, knowledge, abilities and attitude. Amanda was a crucial part of helping to create a wedding day that was absolutely sweet!" - Maddy Parker, married 2/6/16

"Steve and I had both been married before and gone through big weddings. This time we were looking for something more low-key, yet still very special, and we wanted someone who would take the stress off of wedding planning and execution. Amanda fit the profile perfectly. She understood completely what we wanted. In other words, she saw our vision. Not only did she help with the practical stuff, she was also very creative and imaginative through the whole process, which was great because Steve and I needed help in that area. For instance, she came up with a great idea for a baseball themed 'save the date', which was perfect for our wedding that was held at Anaheim Stadium. So many of our guests commented on how cute our save the dates were! Not only was she creative in her ideas, she kept us on schedule with vendor and venue deadlines and worked tirelessly on our wedding day to to ensure 200+ people enjoyed a wonderful event. We found her to be exactly what we had hoped for and we give her our strongest recommendation!" - Lindi & Steve Otte, married 1/17/16

Amanda was my day-of coordinator at my wedding and I would recommend her to every bride-to-be! I had a longer engagement and it was so helpful to meet with Amanda intermittently throughout the planning process. She made herself available not only as a knowledgeable event planner, but also as a friend. As someone who tends to see the big picture, and often gets overwhelmed by little details, Amanda helped me in so many ways. She posed questions and suggestions that I never would have thought about. She approaches weddings with an event-mindedness that is so important and vital for a successful gathering! I cannot say enough good things about Amanda, she listens to the unique requests of her brides, puts her heart and soul into every event, and genuinely cares for her clients in the most compassionate way. Amanda always signed her emails with, "dreaming of details," and I honestly believe she does! Thank you, Amanda for coordinating one of the most meaningful days of my life!" - Ashley Paxton, married 1/9/16

 

 

 

"Amanda was simply amazing and I'm so glad I trusted her as my day-of coordinator! She was extremely professional and made my wedding vision a reality. I was able to enjoy my entire wedding day - from the moment I woke up to the moment I left the wedding venue that evening - I never once had to worry or stress about anything! Amanda handled all the vendors and made sure everything ran smoothly. If you are looking for someone who can make your wedding or event dreams a reality, look no further!" - Meagan James, married 10/10/15

 

 

 

"I had the privilege of having Amanda Clarke as the day of coordinator at a wedding we hosted here at our venue in North County San Diego. It was a challenging event as the weather did not cooperate and it rained quite heavily that day. Being the venue manager I was running that day making sure that guests were dry and comfortable and making last minute changes to accommodate the weather issues. Having Amanda as a wedding team member was paramount in making this wedding a huge success despite it's weather challenges. Amanda was attentive to our couple, made sure the set up was just as the Bride had envisioned, coordinated with all the vendors and was a beautiful ray of sunshine where there was none:) I cannot recommend Amanda enough. She is a beautiful soul with a giving heart and just the person any Bride (or venue owner) would want in her corner on her wedding day. Hire her! You will not be disappointed and I can't wait to have her back here again." - Lindy Waldman, Venue Owner, Quail Haven Farm

 

 

"Amanda really made my big day go smoothly and took away the worry of everything coming together. She is punctual, as am I, and ensured we all started off at the right time and that everything went according to schedule. She personalized my needs and really listened to what I needed from her. It was perfect to have someone that I trusted that felt like family to take care of me and everything surrounding our wedding. Amanda was truly there to calm me when I was feeling overwhelmed and took care of what I needed to ensure I was at ease and enjoying my rehearsal and wedding day. She truly is a blessing and I am forever grateful for her sincerity and guidance of the most important day of my life!" - Carrie Bauer, married 9/26/15

 

 

"I got married in September and Amanda was the perfect fit as our wedding coordinator. She was not only our day-of coordinator, but she also met with me throughout the wedding planning process to make sure all of the little details of our big day were getting accomplished. To a "control-freak" type of person, this meant so much because Amanda would stay in touch and offer to help me in planning and executing various projects, even on the day before my wedding! Having Amanda in charge of the day-of coordination gave me a sense of confidence that all of the dreams and details of our wedding would be a reality. Even though no wedding day goes off perfectly as planned (you are fooling yourself if you think you know the future!), I look back on my wedding day with so much joy and happiness and I am SO glad Amanda was there to help make it happen. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for an organized, friendly, and talented wedding coordinator. Amanda is the best!" - Jamie Sommerville, married 9/20/15