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Amanda and her team at Spencer Special Events are incredible!

Amanda and her team at Spencer Special Events are incredible!  I enjoyed every minute working with each and everyone of them!  They did an unbelievable job of listening to my ideas, visions and bring them to life throughout the entire wedding weekend.  They helped narrow vendor choices and recommend the ones that would best fit our style.  Every visit we made to Hilton Head for planning she made as efficient and productive as it could be to maximize our time there since we were planning from a far.  I know my mother and I were both so at easy the entire wedding weekend because we had nothing to worry about thanks to Amanda and her team.  I can't image what it would have been like to plan this wedding without Amanda and her team.  I know that it wouldn't have turned out the way it did and it would have taken years to pull everything together that she did in a matter of months.  I wouldn't change a thing about my wedding weekend or the entire planning process and I have Amanda and her team to thank for making it perfect!

-- Kara Colnitis, May 2013



Amanda could not have been more helpful planning our dream wedding.

Not only did she go above and beyond making sure that every detail was executed perfectly, but she also did it with a huge smile.  She understood our vision and the feeling we wanted for the entire weekend, and watching it come together was the best possible gift.

I am sure that many planners could put together a beautiful wedding.  But I doubt that anyone could make it “yours” the way that Amanda does—my husband and I, and our guests, were able to see “us” weaved throughout every detail.

The best part about Amanda, though is that you trust her immediately, as a planner, sure, but more importantly as a friend.  I feel incredibly lucky to say that we gained a forever friendship in the process.

-- Christin and Rob



A perfect day in the face of a storm!

I have to start out by saying hiring Amanda Spencer from Spencer Special Events for our big day was the best decision we ever made.

From the moment my husband and I met her, we knew she was the right choice. Her bubbly and genuine personality not only allows her to connect with her clients, but also the vendors, which is extremely important. Everyone I spoke with who knew her, or had worked with her before, had nothing but great things to say, and the new vendors I brought in along with my family and friends thought she was just spectacular. Especially when hurricane Sandy was about to ruin our outside tented reception! It’s true, hurricane Sandy almost ruined our special day, but you would have never known it working with Amanda and her team (Lindsay, Megan, Annie and even her husband Case). She designed a detailed “Plan B” option just in case the weather didn’t hold up, but did everything in her power to bring our wedding vision to life – and sure enough the day was perfect. Even though we had to move the ceremony indoors (it was originally supposed to be outside), everything was still extremely organized and went off without a hitch.

Amanda and her team were on site all day the day of the wedding right up until we had our confetti send-off. We cannot say enough wonderful things about her and truly feel she will be someone we continue to keep in touch with for years to come. I would highly recommend Spencer Special Events to anyone knowing they would have the same experience.

-- Anna Blythe Papson
Charlotte, North Carolina



Amanda is exactly what every bride needs!

Her passion and excitement about planning a wedding is contagious!

After choosing Hilton Head Island for our destination wedding, we knew we needed the help of someone who was on location. The best decision we made was to hire Amanda at Spencer Special Events. Planning our wedding from Pittsburgh, PA was a breeze thanks to her. She was well organized and put our minds at ease knowing that she was handling everything for us from afar.

We were impressed with Amanda’s charm, enthusiasm and devotion to producing high quality work. She invested herself and touched our hearts from day one. Amanda understood my ideas and really achieved my vision with creativity, style and grace. Our wedding was more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. We couldn't have done it without her!

It was such a joy working with Amanda. She truly cares about her brides and makes you feel like you are planning your wedding with your best friend.

Again, thanks so much!!

-- Jennifer McClure
Pittsburgh, PA



Amanda and Spencer Special Events are the best!

Choosing Amanda as the wedding planner for our daughter’s wedding was the best decision we made. The wedding took place in May 2012, but we began working with Amanda in September 2011. Working with Amanda made the entire experience enjoyable, exciting and stress free. Her attention to detail, thoughtfulness, and suggestions on the florist, bakery, and DJ were right on! Through the conference calls and emails we had with her, Amanda made us feel we had a friend who would go to any length to ensure we had the most beautiful wedding imaginable. She accomplished that with ease, grace and enthusiasm. My daughter realized her dream of a beautiful beach wedding. Several guests told us this was the best wedding that they had been to and we thought so, too. Everything was perfect; we wouldn’t change a thing.

Amanda goes above and beyond and we recommend her to anyone planning a wedding in the Hilton Head area. Thank you Amanda for being a part of our wonderful celebration.

-- Sue and Pat Diamond
Pittsburgh, PA



The BEST money my husband and I spent on our wedding was on a wedding planner. Worth every single penny!

At our first meeting with Lindsay and Amanda at Spencer Special Events I knew we had to hire them. It was essential that we hired someone to help plan and make recommendations since we live in Charleston, WV and weddings have a way of making brides overwhelmed. Both Amanda and Lindsay were so personal and so genuine. They asked questions about us and wanted to get a good feel for what we were looking for. I loved their energy and they were so much fun!

Lindsay Daly was our wedding planner and I cannot say enough wonderful things about her. She was efficient, organized, helpful, kind, detail-oriented, has impeccable taste, and she was not phased but the incessant questions I asked! Lindsay handled the details and helped keep everything on track.

When I arrived to Hilton Head for our wedding weekend Lindsay had everything organized and was available to handle all the last minute details. I was able to let go of the wedding-related stress and enjoy my weekend with my family and friends. Everyone commented and how seamless the ceremony and reception were and how everything just flowed. Well, that was all thanks to Lindsay and the Spencer Special Events Staff. Case Spencer, Amanda's husband, was also on hand to help get the groom and groomsmen organized and direct the wedding guests to the reception.

I'd also like to say that it was so thoughtful of Amanda to stop by the day of my wedding to check in on me and see how I was despite the fact that she had given birth to her second child just a week before my wedding.

Spencer Special Events leaves no detail overlooked and are so wonderful. They worked with my husband and I to achieve our vision and helped us stay within our budget. My wedding was perfect. I wouldn't have changed anything and that is because Lindsay Daly and Spencer Special Events ROCKS!

If you are looking to get married in the Bluffton/Hilton Head/Savannah areas give Spencer Special Events a call. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!

-- Brooke Pauley Lord


Where to start is the hardest part of trying to convey how wonderful she is!!!

Having had a really rough year, with my mother being diagnosed with cancer and the death of my grandfather, we were really looking to kick off 2010 with a storybook wedding and lots of positive energy for the new year.

We began checking out venues for our January 2nd wedding and Amanda's name kept coming up as "the best" wedding planner around. Having never entertained the idea of hiring a wedding planner, we began to think that we should at least meet this "unbelievably talented, Amanda Spencer."

Well, the rest is history!! After meeting Amanda, we knew she was exactly who we needed to help guide us to create our "dream wedding." With her charm, personality, creativity and ability to listen and understand exactly what you want, you could not help but to fall in love with her and we knew it would be perfect!! She kept us on tract, helped us make tough decisions, and always made it fun and stress free.

The day of our wedding was the greatest day ever. Everything went off without a hitch and it was even better than we ever could have imagined. I cannot even count how many of our 150 out of town guests came to us to say that it was the best wedding they had ever been to and we agreed. We feel so blessed to have met and worked with Amanda and her amazing husband Case, and even more blessed to be able to call them our friends!!!

Thanks Amanda and Case....We love you.

-- Maggie and Kevin Gibbons



Writing a letter like this can be difficult for several reasons. This one was hard because I just can’t express how wonderful Amanda is and how she pours herself into her work and making others happy. Once you meet her, you can understand…

I remember calling wedding coordinators the week after we got engaged and being so overwhelmed by all of their questions: “What is your budget?” “How many guests are you expecting?” “What venues have you looked into using?” “What date have you chosen?” None of them asked one question about me or my future husband. I was beginning to think that we should just elope! Then, I called Amanda. She took time to ask questions about how we met, why we chose Hilton Head as our location, and what things were important to us.

Planning a wedding that was so far away could have been quite a challenge for us. Amanda made it seem as though we were there, choosing a photographer, a florist, a caterer, a venue…the list goes on. She kept us on track without missing a beat. We had some odd requests: a caricature artist for the reception?! Amanda followed through with every last detail. Our guests were so pleased with her southern hospitality and go-to attitude. She was the greatest thing that ever could have happened to our wedding!

Thanks Amanda!

-- Christopher and Erin Sergeant



It is my pleasure to recommend Amanda Spencer as a Wedding Planner. Amanda was very instrumental in planning and making my husband and my wedding a huge success in January 2008. I had previously been an attendant in a wedding that she was hired to plan. I knew that Amanda was the only candidate that I would consider to do the job that I expected. She is a very warm and kind person with whom I entrusted to make my wedding everything that we had hoped it would turn out to be. I was very concerned with finding someone who would help to personalize my wedding without over-stepping her boundaries. Professional and dedicated are two qualities that Amanda carried throughout our working relationship.

Her recommendations were honest and included attention to details that I would have not considered. Amanda was also focused on helping me stick to my budget at all times. She helped me to take the stress out of what could have become a very stressful situation!

Amanda was a true blessing from the day she was hired to the day of our wedding and I would without a doubt be delighted to work with her again and recommend her to everyone I know! Wishing you as wonderful of a wedding planning experience as Amanda guided me through!

Sincerely,
-- Abigail Brown

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