Friday, January 6, 2012

Meet the Planners {Amanda Smith}

Continuing with our fun behind the scenes peek at the faces behind the weddings . . . Amanda Smith. Amanda has pulled off some seriously high profile weddings but truly loves going the extra mile for all her couples. More about Amanda:

If you were a superhero - what would be your superhero name and superpower?  The Super Soother- to calm everyone involved in the big day with one tap of my wand!

If you weren't a wedding planner- what career would you choose? A detective or a profiler from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit.  Think Olivia Benson or JJ Jareau.

What do you always carry in your purse that people might find odd?  Oh lord.  I constantly switch purses so its hard to say but I usually always have an extra pair of earrings. 

Any interesting/funny pre-wedding (or post-wedding) rituals?  I always get a smoothie from Robeks before (even in the winter) to get something in my stomach.  I'm usually too excited to eat!

What is one of the craziest things on your "bucket list" of things to do?  Watch the Celtics courtside at the Garden.  Or go to spring training for the Red Sox in Fort Myers but that's wedding season!

Describe your favorite pair of shoes (living or dead).  Eeek there are so many!  I love a trendy print on a high heeled pump or summery flats.

What has been your favorite vendor meal? Tie between the delicious cheese pizza at the Gaylord or six course sampler from Federal City.  Both hit the spot on different levels!!

What is your favorite guilty pleasure TV show?  Hoarders and Lock Up. 100%.  I also love a lot of the HGTV shows though!

What wedding song would you be happy to never hear again as long as you live?  Cupid's Shuffle for sure!

Strangest thing you've carried in your emergency kit and how did you use it. Oddest emergency kit "save."  Hmmm... I use all the "regulars" often but I guess when I used the zots (think scrapbooking tape dots) to secure a bride's bouquet and sash that we were wrapping around the base last minute was slightly strange!

Wedding trend you would love to see die a quick death.  Guestbook.  Odd I know but I never feel that guests pay it enough attention unless its something really creative.

What is one thing no one in the wedding business knows about you and would be surprised to learn?  I love puppies and walk a few each day since my apartment doesn't allow me to own one!

What is the strangest thing a client has ever asked you to do?  I once had to "be the bride" during a rehearsal because she didn't want to walk down the aisle more than once.  Don't worry- I didn't kiss the groom! 

Favorite and least favorite celebrity weddings.  Favorite- I actually loved Hilary Duff's, Amy Smart's, and Kate Moss's.  I thought they all really reflected their personal style.  Least favorite- any wedding that is just self promoting.  It takes away from the meaning of the event that so many wonderful people treasure for their whole lives!

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