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Amy Montes de Oca

event planner, wedding planner

Amy Montes de Oca

Clifton, NJ

I Make The Plans...You Make The Memories

Event Planning is my passion, I have planned everything from weddings, showers,birthday parties, charity events and even vacations.


Here at I Make The Plans it’s simple…

I Make The Plans…you make the memories

Many people who throw their own parties have difficultly enjoying themselves. They tend to run around making sure every “t” is crossed and “i” is dotted. I can help you change that.

My job is to make sure my clients enjoy their events. Attention to detail is my specialty. It is my responsibility to have the party flow. It is your responsibility to catch up with your out of town guests. No one wants to have family and friends or clients come into town and be so busy throwing the party you cannot even converse with them.

I want you to enjoy every minute of your party. It is my passion that allows me to do this for you. I can take your vision and bring it to life before your very own eyes.

Why wait for the big day to relax? I have already done all the leg work for you with my highly qualified list of vendors.

I always remember planning things with my friends growing up. I was even called Grand Central for a while because I was always in contact with everyone and in a moments notice gather the troops. I enjoy making memories for the people in my life. I have planned so many parties I have lost track.

I realized one day that why should I not pursue this avenue as a potential career and within moments registered for a class to become a Certified Event Planner. And here we are…..

I am excited to have the opportunity of working with a lot of people from my past as well as the opportunity of meeting others.


- Research and recommend the perfect venue based on your event specifications
- Schedule and attend site appointments
- Contract negotiations
- Entertainment & décor ideas
- Assist with selection of all vendors
- Full design and production
- Negotiate all vendor proposals and fees, including decor and catering
- Prepare projected budget and manage payments on client’s behalf
- Act as primary liaison with all contracted vendors
- Manage and coordinate all event logistics
- Design logistical overview of the complete program
- On-site management for the duration of your event


I currently accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.
I currently service New York City Metro area as well as The Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York.


... not only did she plan one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever attended, but what has impressed me most about this woman is a charitable event she coordinated to help a co-worker suffering from breast cancer. She was focused, organized and above all put her friends feelings and needs first. In the end Amy had raised more than the goal they had set forth. All who attended had a great time. Although the reason we were there was for something that was so frightening and sad, due to Amy's efforts that was all forgotten and excitement and laughter were the only things detected in the atmosphere before long. When the lady of the hour made a moving, tear-filled speech, hope and strength were in her eyes. She was so happy and thankful for an amazing evening. Amy is intuitive, resourceful, and compassionate, has an infectious sense of humor and will ensure you have the event of your dreams.

Michele Boutineau-Griffiths

I have had the pleasure to work with Amy Montes de Oca. Amy and I worked on marketing and promotional items for charity events and other business marketing ideas. She was open to suggestions, knew the trends, and was organized and open to collaboration. Amy came prepared for our meetings and brought her enthusiasm and energy! She is a true professional and great to work with.

Christine Pietroburgo

Amy Montes de Oca of “I Make The Plans” has the combined business sense, creative mind, energy, attention to detail and professional attitude to ensure the success of your event. Working with her is a pleasure. She takes the time to understand who her clients are, and what their needs and tastes are, and translates that into an amazing event. Amy is fun to work with and will use her expertise to guide you through the process, and ensure YOU have fun along the way as well. I have both attended AND hosted several events planned by “I Make The Plans” and would recommend them to anyone. Look nowhere else!

Jenn B, Charlotte

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