We are a family business and enjoy working every event as a team!
Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding Planners in Phoenix Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Sandy, from In Awe Weddings and Events.
Where have you been featured?
Style Me Pretty, The Knot, Phoenix wedding magazines, and multiple Couples’ Choice awards for WeddingWire and The Knot
Why do couples love working with you?
I love to make the planning process and wedding day stress-free and lots of fun. I always say I have the best couples and I really do!
What do you love most about being a wedding planner?
I love the happiness I see on my couples face on their wedding day when everything is way above and beyond anything they could have imagined.
How did you get started?
I have a floral background so it was an easy transition into wedding/event planning for me.
What 3 words best describe your company?
Passionate, Creative, Organized.
What is your favorite part of the wedding planning process?
I have an amazing opportunity to get to know some amazing couples and a lot of them I become friends with and stay friends with once the planning is over. I get to watch them grow as couples and families as children are born.
What budget range do you cater to?
We do not offer package pricing, we prefer to price based on the couple’s budget and specific services they need. Every couple deserves to have a coordinator on their wedding day and this is a much better way to make that happen.
Sandy was amazing and more! In the beginning of the planning, she was extremely helpful due to her impressive experience – she knew what was realistic, what would or wouldn’t work, where we could splurge/save and had so many recommendations. As the process got further along, she was the perfect balance of providing her expertise and suggestions as well as making sure our vision was exactly what we wanted! She was the best money we spent out of everything and I would recommend her to everyone! She was also so amazing on the day of, as The bride, I didn’t have to worry about anything, she had everything under control and organized! We had multiple guests mention how impressed they were. We had our wedding at a private venue, so that meant we organized everything ourselves, it was not an easy thing and she was a champ!
Sandy is one in a million! She took my dreams and made them better than ever. She has a vast amount of vendors to refer. She has a great deal of experience and advice to offer. She is incredibly friendly and pours love into everything she does. It is obvious she loved her work. We couldn’t have done it without her. The day of, my husband and I felt at ease knowing that Sandy had everything coordinated and ready to go. Our parents were able to celebrate and enjoy the day stress-free as well. Sandy is someone we are incredibly grateful for. Her ability to hear and know what we needed and give us those things, was a true gift. She is the BEST there is!!
Sandy was an absolutely fantastic wedding planner. We hired Sandy to assist with our wedding about five months out. We hand toggled back and forth regarding whether or not we would be able to handle the entire wedding planning process on our own or if we needed the assistance of a professional. Within the first 15 minutes of speaking with Sandy, it was clear that we needed a wedding planner. She asked so many questions that I had never thought to ask myself.
Throughout the entire planning process, Sandy was extremely responsive, established strong relationships with all of our vendors, and suggested other vendors that ended up being absolutely amazing. Sandy was very detailed with the day-of timeline that she put together. All of our bridesmaids, groomsmen, officiant, vendors, etc. knew exactly when and where they had to be wedding weekend. This was a big stress reliever for me as I am someone who loves to have a plan. Ultimately, our wedding day was the best day of our lives and it really was worry free from start to finish because of Sandy. If anything did not go according to plan, I still do not know it because Sandy took care of it. The day truly would not have been possible without her. She ensured that our only job responsibility on our wedding day was to enjoy every moment of it… and we did! THANK YOU SANDY!! You were a godsend!