The blog, 365 New Orleans, is the brain child of Leslie Heindel, a local real estate agent, who decided to celebrate 365 days of all things local in New Orleans and the metro area. 365 New Orleans features a different local shop, artist, business, etc. every day for one year. Being interviewed by Leslie for the blog was a ton of fun. Read below to see what questions she asked and learn a little more about Amanda!
Amanda brings passion and confidence to what she does, focusing on every detail to ensure your event is an experience to remember. Whether it’s a wedding, charity or corporate event, birthday, or baby shower, Amanda’s calm demeanor, strong coordination skills, and work ethic will ensure that your experience becomes a unforgettable memory that you will cherish.
Amanda began her event planning career planning corporate events around the United States. After spending six years of coordinating weddings and corporate events, Amanda was inspired to start her own company. Amanda Price Events was launched in the fall of 2016. Her dedication and organizational talent has led her to successfully plan and execute numerous flawless weddings and events. As both an experienced planner and New Orleans native, Amanda’s vast knowledge of diverse local vendors and artisans will help make your event one of a kind.
When Amanda is not planning events, she is spending time with her husband Chris and their fur baby Penny. She is passionate about food, wine, movies and dancing and loves to spend time with her family, friends, and her nephew Gabe.
1. What products and services do you offer?
We’re a wedding and event planning in New Orleans. We offer everything from full-service planning to wedding management (often referred to as day-of or month-of planning).
I am passionate about creating a personalized experience for all of my clients – crafting each detail and collaborating with all of the vendors to leave my client, their families, and guests with an unforgettable experience.
I love to plan weddings, but I also have a background planning corporate events, anniversary parties, bar mitzvahs, and everything in between – all which I love as well!
2. How long have you been in business?
2 and half years! I started planning in 2010 – so I had been planning events for years prior to starting my own company.
3. How do people find you online?
4. What is lesser known about your business that you wish more people knew?
In this industry, it’s important to not only have a planner that works well with you, but also works well with your vendors. When you work as a team, and have a great relationship with the other vendors, it essentially ensures we can do our job as planners – being your savior, your sanity, and your go-to person the “day of” – because the vendors are committed to bringing their best to your day since they’ve enjoyed the communication and respect they’ve been given throughout the planning process. As cheesy as it sounds, team work makes the dream work, and I approach every event with that mentality.
5. Lagniappe Info.
The biggest misconception about hiring a wedding planner is that we only do elaborate weddings or we are a luxury and are only hired by clients who have “large budgets.” People often think their friends or the venue coordinator will do all the work. Your friends (and wedding party) have already done a lot and they want to have fun on your day too! The venue coordinator, while they want you to have a great time, their primary goal is to make sure the items provided by venue are being taken care of. They aren’t always able to make sure your flowers arrive on time and made it onto the cake, that your dress is bustled, that the band knows how to announce you correctly, or that you are on time during the reception and enjoying every possible minute with your guests. Each venue coordinator’s job is different, but the wedding planner’s only priority and only job is taking care of the couple. Please learn from my own wedding mistake and hire someone! I didn’t get a coordinator and noticed that during my first dance the lights were raised all the way up and was distracted by the ambiance being correct during the entire first dance – a moment that should have had no distractions!
I love travelling for our client’s weddings. I am currently planning an April wedding in Destin, FL.
Recently, I worked with a fantastic team of local vendors to plan and execute a wedding in 2 and half weeks. It was being filmed for television so there were logistics and design elements that had to be considered as well as working in tandem with the production crew. We were in the middle of busy season and we all pulled together to make it work. It was a gorgeous event that proves that anything can happen when you have a wonderful team working together.