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Amanda at La Di Events has to absolutely be the best Wedding Planner in the business. We could not have done our wedding without her. She gave us way more than our expectations and we would have gladly paid her double what she charged us. She was involved in helping with every detail of our wedding and the wedding came out perfect. We have gotten do many compliments about our wedding.
What better review can you give? I would recommend her 200%. As I write other reviews on this site for our vendors it makes me appreciate Amanda even more as she recommended or provided a list of options that included basically all of them. Thanks so much to Amanda!
I am disappointed in the services received. I did not get much for my money. As soon as we started working with Amanda, we specified exactly what she was going to help with for the wedding. My biggest need was for overall design insight since we were starting with a blank slate. There was no help with this. Budget planning was listed in our contract. We never even talked about the budget... It was the same situation with DJ, transportation, caterer, florist, etc. I did the work, but still had to pay for nonexistent help? Initially, we did not ceremony location help in the contract, but after I struggled to find a place, I reached out to Amanda for help. She provided a few places what wouldn’t even work for us (1 would hold a quarter of our guest list, one I had already told her I looked into and they wouldn’t do just a ceremony, etc). It was so frustrating I just found my own place. Even with the "help" of that e-mail that probably took 5 minutes of research she still charged us an extra $200! One of her responsibilities for the reception was to get limes and cut them up for the bars. We found the bag of limes the next day shoved in a drawer. Another duty was to just make sure everything was going well and handle problems. There was an issue with the 2nd bar not being open for cocktail hour. I was getting pictures taken & was unaware of the problem but the logistics should have been handled by Amanda or her assistant. However, my guests had to take control & fix the problem. She did help some that day, but definitely not $2000 worth of help. Overall, Amanda is a very pleasant person, she is kind and makes you feel like she can and will help you in your wedding planning process. However, looking back, I don't feel like I received much direction, ideas, or support. I am disgusted with what I paid. It may have been more worthwhile to only hire her as a 'day of' coordinator because she was helpful for most of the wedding day, but definitely not throughout the process
Vendor response to review
Thank you for your feedback. We’re sorry your expectations were not met. We take all reviews seriously, and use this information to improve. I am sorry we were unaware of your dissatisfaction during the planning process. We would have loved to discuss this along the way. I would be more than happy to speak with you further regarding your dissatisfaction.
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Very professional, great attention to detail, very accommodating! Couldn't have done our wedding without la di events! Highly recommend.
Planning a wedding in Chicago from Los Angeles is not an easy feat. Thank goodness there are planners out there like Amanda Burdick at La'Di Events! That said, trying to find a planner when your across the country is not easy either.
I had phone interviews with countless planners, but when I spoke with Amanda, it was instant. She was easy to talk to, new what I was looking for, comforting and willing to help.
I only hired Amanda for "Partial Planning" services, but really feel that she was there for everything. She offered personalized assistance, assisted in vendor selection and offered opinions/suggestions where necessary, attended tastings, contracted transportation on our behalf, scheduled & mapped out an entire "planning day" while we were in town, and removed stress where necessary. Can't thank her enough for that!
Amanda was an absolute pleasure to work with! In fact, I am bummed that the wedding is over because I don't get to work with her anymore.
If I really got into details, this review would be several pages long, so I'm trying to keep this brief. La Di events is undoubtedly the way to go for your wedding planning/coordination. Simply AMAZING.
We were lucky enough to work with Amanda and Jessica for our day-of coordination. This proved to be probably the best decision of our wedding planning. We had done a lot of things on our own, including centerpieces and flowers, and this meant we had put these wonderful ladies in charge of a lot of tiny details. (We had a 25-page document with instructions on the specific centerpieces and arrangements- talk about crazy!) They didn't hesitate at all, and were always positive and eager to help. Thanks to this dynamic duo, we found everything even more beautiful that we had anticipated.
Here's a quick overview of everything they did for us in addition to the centerpieces: they helped orchestrate transportation for guests, managed final payments for vendors, ran the rehearsal, set up the overall timeline for the day and communicated it with all of our vendors, met with us on two occasions to plan ahead of time, and more tiny details that you don't even know you would have had to worry about! It was incredible, and having la di events take care of our day-of coordination left us able to enjoy and soak in every moment of our big day.
I am an incredibly stressed-out person in every day life, but thanks to Amanda and Jessica, I didn't feel any bit of stress. That right there make them worth any sum.
If anything went wrong on our day, I still do not know about it! Amanda and her team helped make everything run smoothly the entire day. She attended our rehearsal so she would know how the ceremony would run (the church coordinator ran our rehearsal). They were there whenever I needed them, she packed up our gifts in the car before leaving for the night. Overall, she was one of the best decisions I made and I'm so glad I hired her.
From the moment I contracted La’Di events to do day of wedding coordination I felt confident that I was going to have a stress free wedding day. Amanda is truly the consummate professional; she is detail-oriented, forward thinking and approachable. My husband and I were thrilled that we were able to 100% enjoy our wedding day without having to think of one single detail.
Amanda Burdick, owner of La Di Events, did a fantastic job as our wedding planner. She was always very professional, organized and positive about our event. We had our wedding in a very unconventional space (outside at a farm) that posed all sorts of unique planning and coordination challenges, and she met them all with a can-do attitude. The day of the wedding we had a major thunderstorm, and she kept her cool and worked so diligently to make sure we and the guests all had a good time and that our vision for the event still shone through. I have already recommended her for my sister's wedding and would recommend her highly to anyone!
Amanda was my savior the day of the wedding. I interviewed several day of coordinators in the area before finding Amanda. I knew from our initial meeting that Amanda had a firm yet friendly work ethic that I admired. She was going to be strong enough to get the job done, organized enough not to miss a beat, and kind enough to make everyone listen to keep us on track. She was the perfect fit for and saw that every single detail, large or small, was covered so I can enjoy every moment with my husband on my wedding day. She was there when I accidentally smudged lipstick on my wedding dress just before the ceremony and came up with solutions when issues like the cake leaning arose. She was there to set out 1,001 DIY items or wedding decor pieces that I couldn't tend to when I was taking pictures. She was the perfect liasion the day of the wedding to handle everything with all the vendors while keeping me smiling the whole time. She was a HUGE tremendous help in packing up all the wedding materials at the end of the night including 20 bags of linen! When my mom couldn't fit all the supplies back in the car, she graciously offered to take them back with her and meet-up at a later date. In sum, she's a polished event planner. I would book her again in a hearbeat and HIGHLY recommend her to anyone looking.
I had SO much fun at my own wedding, and I have Amanda to thank for that. Amanda was my "Day-of" coordinator - but she helped me every step of the way. She made me feel comfortable about bouncing ideas off of her, or asking her for suggestions or advice throughout the planning process.
When our day finally came around Amanda was amazing. She took care of everything. Every one kept telling me how calm I seemed for being a bride, and I have Amanda to thank for that.
Amanda is the best decision you will make (aside from saying 'Yes!')!
We hired Amanda after we found out that there was going to be a concert on the same night as our wedding. She was very helpful in calming our nerves and giving us piece of mind that everything was going to run smoothly – which it did. She was very easy to work with and professional. She was also reasonably priced compared to some of the others that I looked at. She took care of all the little details so I didn’t have to keep track of a single thing on the day of the wedding. I put full faith in her and she was amazing. Highly recommend Amanda!
Amanda diid an excellent job coordinating our wedding! We had the partial planning wedding package. She had great ideas and offered many great vendors for us to choose from. She was very organized and professional on the day of our wedding. We knew we had nothing to worry about all day because we had Amanda & Aubrey there. Our wedding day went perfectly thanks to their efforts. I would definitely recommend using La'Di Events!
Amanda from La Di Events was our day of coordinator for our 6/12/2010 wedding in downtown Chicago and I was really happy with how everything turned out. I specifically wanted a DOC so I would not have to burden any family members with wedding tasks and so they could just enjoy the day. Using Amanda definitely saved me stress on the wedding day e.g. when the flowers for the guys and family members didn’t arrive at the church on time, due to the florist getting stuck in traffic, she was calling the florist to find out where they were and made sure everyone was pinned before the ceremony started. She really made everything easy and saved us a lot of time and stress, both on the wedding day and in the lead up to the day. After our wedding, a number of guests, including family members, commented on how smoothly everything went and I would credit Amanda for being a large part of this. I would definitely recommend her to any bride.
Amanda was just wonderful. She is super responsive and is always checking in to see how you are doing.
I had to fight for a DOC...I definitely was not going to be running around on my wedding day making sure everything was in place. I wasn't as stressed as I typically would have been the week of because Amanda took care of everything that needed to be done.
We went with La Di Events because for DOC, they offered the most reasonable price I could find. Another company we were looking at wanted to charge a price we felt was unnecessary for what a DOC would do for us. My husband's main selling point was that Amanda let me talk about what I wanted, what my concerns were....whereas the other company just said "oh...you don't have to worry about that now" and always cut me off.
She was awesome at calming me down when I found that lovely grease stain on my train and especially when our photographer almost ran out on us! Both she and her assistant Tiffany were on top of things, making sure my wedding day was as perfect as I had dreamed it would be. If something bad happened...I had no clue...and that's exactly what I wanted to happen. I didn't want to worry, I wanted to enjoy myself on my day.
Only problem...I wish I would have hired her to plan the wedding! =0) She was just so much fun to work with...and bless her heart for putting up with me. I guess nothing scares her...after meeting with me I was sure she'd be saying "thanks, but no thanks"...instead she looked past my craziness and did an unbelievable job!
Even my husband agrees having Amanda as our DOC was a very well-thought decision. I would recommend her to any new bride!
I cannot say enough about Amanda. She was a pleasure to work from square one! She never hesitated to answer my questions throughly and promptly. She also did alot of my decor at my venue and I know it would not have looked the way it did with out her help. She is worth every penny. Great to work with!!!
I used Amanda for my Day Of Coordinator in September of 2009. I could not have done it without her! She is amazingly talented, organized, patient, flexible and full of great ideas. I threw her a ton of last minute curve balls and Amanda handled each one with a smile. She made sure that I was not unnecessarily bothered by anyone so I enjoyed as much of the day as possible. I was initially unsure whether or not it was worth having a coordinator, but I would recommend Amanda to every bride! She will definitely go out of her way to make sure your day is better than perfect.
I worked with Amanda coordinating for a bride in January. Amanda was organized, friendly, professional, and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend Amanda and La Di Events to all of my current and future brides! Well worth the service and I hope to work with them again in the future!
la di events owner, Amanda Burdick, began her journey as a wedding and event consultant after planning various family weddings and events. She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a degree in Marketing and a certified professional wedding planner through The Wedding Planning Institute.
Our packages are designed to give you just the amount of assistance that you need. You can be totally hands on in the planning, or sit back, relax and not lift a finger. After all, our motto is “Let Amanda Do It!”