Sandy Hoong

Wedding Planner

“Thank you so much for being so wonderful!  You are always so kind and supportive. It felt so good knowing we had you looking out for us!”

Sandy has worked in the wedding industry for several years.  Her background in finance and client management brings a perfect balance between the dose of reality most couples need while maintaining an optimistic “can do” attitude!  After completing the DreamGroup Academy Program Sandy joined the DreamGroup team and has since become known as “Super Sandy” among clients and peers.  Her warm and nurturing presence and her ability to keep calm in the most hectic of situations makes her the perfect person to have in any bride’s corner on her wedding day!

“I became a Wedding Planner because I am passionate about weddings. I love researching unique and inspiring ideas for my couples and then helping to bring those ideas to life on the wedding day!  Although I am more than happy to help couples realize their wedding dream in whatever capacity they desire, my favorite weddings are the ones that are thoughtfully curated, intimate, and personal.”

“When a couple can be surrounded by the people that matter most in their lives it really is the most lovely way to celebrate this life defining moment.”

In her down time Sandy enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, and enjoying delicious gourmet dinners with good friends and good wine.

Check out this adorable Puppy Love wedding planned in just 4 days with Sandy!

Some of Sandy’s Favourite Venues:  Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Stanley Park Pavilion, Parq Hotel, The Vancouver Club, and Riverway Golf Club

On Her Mind… “I recently realized that not everyone is as passionate about weddings as I am!  Can you imagine?! Good thing though because that leaves room for passionate romantics like me who adore the opportunity to help a couple realize their wedding dream over and over again!”

Sandy’s Wedding Highlights…

Sandy has worked in the wedding industry for several years.  Her background in finance and client management brings a perfect balance between the dose of reality most couples need while maintaining an optimistic “can do” attitude!  After completing the DreamGroup Academy Program Sandy joined the DreamGroup team and has since become known as “Super Sandy” among clients and peers.  Her warm and nurturing presence and her ability to keep calm in the most hectic of situations makes her the perfect person to have in any bride’s corner on her wedding day!

“I became a Wedding Planner because I am passionate about weddings. I love researching unique and inspiring ideas for my couples and then helping to bring those ideas to life on the wedding day!  Although I am more than happy to help couples realize their wedding dream in whatever capacity they desire, my favorite weddings are the ones that are thoughtfully curated, intimate, and personal.”

“When a couple can be surrounded by the people that matter most in their lives it really is the most lovely way to celebrate this life defining moment.”

In her down time Sandy enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, and enjoying delicious gourmet dinners with good friends and good wine.

Check out this adorable Puppy Love wedding planned in just 4 days with Sandy!

Some of Sandy’s Favourite Venues:  Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Stanley Park Pavilion, Parq Hotel, The Vancouver Club, and Riverway Golf Club

On Her Mind… “I recently realized that not everyone is as passionate about weddings as I am!  Can you imagine?! Good thing though because that leaves room for passionate romantics like me who adore the opportunity to help a couple realize their wedding dream over and over again!”

A Wedding Highlight ~ Annie & Raydon with Beige Weddings

A Wedding Highlight ~ Jessica & Ryan with Hong Photography — Full blog here.

A Wedding Highlight ~ Nava & Hendrik with Candice Marie Photography — For more photos from this intimate Pandemic Puppy Love story click here

A Wedding Highlight ~ Belle & Jon with Koyo Photography  — For more photos and to read the blog click here.

A Wedding Highlight ~ Tracy & Ada with Mathias Fast Photography

A Wedding Highlight ~ Vivian & Dustin with Nomad by NK

A Wedding Highlight ~ Stephanie & Gavin with Justin Joo Weddings

Words of Thanks…

Working with Sandy at DreamGroup was an absolute dream. We reached out in early 2020 after getting engaged in December 2019 and connected with Sandy via video chat. The pandemic had started, and we were still considering a 150-person wedding, potentially in May of 2021. Fast forward to then and many changes back and forth, we were still struggling to figure out the best way forward, and Sandy was constantly supportive, prompt in her responses, extremely resourceful, and the consummate professional. Not to mention she is also such a lovely person.

Every time we needed help, even before we knew we needed it, Sandy was there for support, leading up to the wedding and on the day of. When we needed vendor suggestions, even as we moved closer and closer to the wedding (including for a cake about 2 weeks before our wedding), Sandy came through with the best referrals. All the vendors she suggested hit it out of the park. 

We ultimately decided to postpone our wedding 3 weeks before our original date in May, going from a 150 person wedding to a 10 person wedding, and then to 50 in the end, in September. We had our wedding this past weekend, and words cannot describe how happy we are with how the day turned out, and it will live in our memories forever.

Sandy helped us have the cozy, intimate, and extremely meaningful day of our dreams, and absolutely nailed it in terms of making sure our vision came to life. We can’t recommend Sandy and DreamGroup enough. Thank you so much, from the bottom of our hearts!

~ Amanda Feng

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We used DreamGroup to plan our wedding and they were fantastic from start to finish. Sandy Hoong was our wedding planner, and she did a wonderful job removing the stress out of wedding planning for us. Sandy started helping us when we first began wedding planning in 2020, and continued throughout the pandemic until our wedding day in 2022. She did an amazing job throughout all that time, keeping us on track, going the extra mile on the little details, and striking the perfect balance of allowing us to be involved in the planning process while taking the lead on liaising with vendors. We are so thrilled with how our wedding day turned out.  Thank you again Sandy and DreamGroup!

~ Sarah Kumoi

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We held our wedding in June 2021 (delayed from 2020 due to COVID) on one of the hottest days of the summer (40 degrees)! Sandy was a touchstone for us through what ended up being almost a two year process. Sandy is attentive, remembers all the tiny details that you bring up, and really steered us through constantly changing COVID restrictions, border updates, and decisions we would need to make based on those changes. I would often find an email from Sandy letting me know what the most up-to-date public health order was before I even had time to worry or stress out about it! Having Sandy allowed us to focus on the details we wanted for our wedding while knowing that we were in good hands in terms of the actual logistics and everything outside of the wedding itself.

We really appreciated Sandy’s compassion, easy-going nature, ability to pivot in any circumstance, and cultural competency, especially in helping us manage our families’ expectations with constantly changing COVID restrictions. To say we couldn’t have done it without Sandy is an understatement – I highly recommend working with Sandy to ensure that your wedding day is flawless and without any worries!

~ Belle Cheung

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We want to personally thank you and let you know how glad we were to have you on the day of.  We didn’t need to worry much and really enjoyed the big day! It was busier than we had thought but you took away so much stress and work from us! We love how personable you have been since day one and our families and friends were all commenting how nice you were and how you looked after everything!!  Initially we debated if we needed a coordinator but now agree it was the best and most important decision we made for the planning!

We will definitely recommend you to our friends!  If there is any other way we can help to make your career more successful please let us know because you are someone with passion and a true love for what you do and you deserve the best!

Thank you so much Sandy!!!

Julia + Greg ❤️

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