Welcome to Splendid Weddings and Events! Splendid is a boutique wedding planning firm in the city of Chicago founded by Certified Wedding and Event Planner, Sandy Alvarez. We specialize in wedding planning, design, and coordination services.

Sandy has been involved in the event industry for more than ten years, her mission is to present a contemporary twist to traditional event planning and to provide modern couples the exceptional one-on-one service that they deserve while creating their tailored and beautifully designed events that are carefully planned and executed.

At Splendid we help our clients to achieve this and much more through our extraordinary creative process, our extensive knowledge of weddings, and the trusted network of talented and experienced event service providers, so you can rest assured knowing that your wedding is in good hands.

Codrean Photography

Sandy Alvarez

Founder, Wedding Planner, and Designer

Hi beautiful, I’m grateful and thrilled that you’re here!

I’m Sandy, I consider myself a down-to-earth professional. Planning weddings is a career where my love for helping people, organization, and creativity are perfectly married. I love my bridal couples and believe that they deserve to work with an experienced planner but also a human that actually cares and is dedicated and committed to exceeding their expectations.

I have been involved in the event and hospitality industry for more than thirteen years,  I have a degree in Arts and I’m a Certified Wedding and Event Planner from Indiana University. I also graduated from a floral design school in Chicago and continue to take business, planning, and design courses in an effort to provide the best service and value to my clients.

My background as a corporate planner and catering manager is what introduced me to the world of events. While I enjoyed the fast-paced environment and organization of corporate events, I fell in love with wedding planning. I knew I could offer my clients the personal and professional service they deserve, so I took the leap and opened Splendid Weddings and Events.

I would love to meet YOU and make your wedding journey a splendid experience. Let’s chat about your wedding!



More than ten years of experience in the event industry and excellent vendor relations will translate into your splendid event that is efficiently planned, creatively designed, and perfectly coordinated to the highest standards and professionalism.


Easy Process

We work closely with our clients to ensure every aspect of their event is planned with ease. With our smart planning tools and excellent organizational and communication skills, you will enjoy a stress-free experience.


Creative Design

With our creative eye for design, and attention to detail we will produce the wedding of your dreams taking your vision and inspiration into reality to ultimately deliver a unique design and style created just for you.

Planning   |   Design   |   Coordination