Sandy Hoong

Specializing in Wedding Day Essentials & Full Wedding Planning

“Thank you for being so wonderful! You’re always so kind and supportive. It felt 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 The Art of Wedding on the DreamGroup Blog as planned 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

From our first meeting with Sandy in 2019 for our planned 2020 wedding, we were confident our wedding day would run smoothly with Sandy as the lead. Little did we know COVID would force us to postpone all the way to 2022. Despite only day of services, Sandy was so incredibly supportive and insightful as we navigated scheduling and re-scheduling vendors. It was not easy to lose some vendors along the way, and Sandy was always available with helpful tips & suggestions, and incredibly patient as we decided year after year to postpone until my friends and family could travel. Finally as our date approached, Sandy organized us & all the planning I had completed up to the month of, leading our rehearsal, and liaising with all our vendors. On the day of, Sandy was everywhere! Leading the timeline, putting out mini-fires (that we only learned the next day & could laugh about), coordinated our guests for sparklers, and was one of the very, very last to leave – only when we did! Sandy also led the set-up of all our decor, the many candles & votives, and it all turned out so, so beautiful. We had so much fun on our wedding day & are so grateful for Sandy’s calm presence & kind leadership throughout our day! Thank you Sandy!!!

Annie Pham

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

Our day of coordinator, Sandy, was amazing!

We had reached out in mid-2020 to begin planning our summer 2021 wedding at Fairmont Pac Rim and she was there from the beginning to give us fantastic vendor suggestions and had jumped on phone calls by early 2021 to discuss managing COVID even though we had only booked her for the day coordination package.

She truly went above and beyond what we asked for and was cc’d in all our vendor emails to ensure she knew all the details months before our wedding! We had even added an additional 6 hours of planning and it was worth the price. She used the time well to help us find items that were difficult to search for and coordinate, book vendors that we still needed and expedited communication with our booked vendors.

She also took the lead in communicating to all our vendors and had difficult conversations with a few of them closer to our wedding date.

On the day of the wedding she was there for every moment, ensuring everything ran smoothly and asked the right questions at the right time that needed our final input. She stayed to the very end until all 138 guests left and ensured they had everything they needed and nothing was lost or missing. She packed everything up for us to ensure we took everything we wanted to keep!

Having a day of coordinator for your wedding is the minimum must-have to help manage your wedding, so definitely do not skip this part because you and your guests deserves to enjoy your special day (instead of cleaning up at the end of the night). You would definitely not regret booking DreamGroup!

Jessica Lee

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.

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

A Wedding Highlight Tracy & Ada with Mathias Fast Photography

We were very lucky to have Sandy Hoong as our wedding day planner and coordinator for our intimate wedding celebration at VanDusen Botanical Garden. Her professionalism and troubleshooting skills are highly commendable. Since my wife and I signed marriage papers prior to the event, Sandy was able to be our unofficial officiant for the symbolic ceremony as well — and she did a great job!

Ada Chiu

A Wedding Highlight Vivian & Dustin with Nomad by NK

A Wedding Highlight Stephanie & Gavin with Justin Joo Weddings

Sandy from DreamGroup is the loveliest, most thoughtful and knowledgable person to work with. My husband and I were fortunate to work with her and every guest she interacted with had the best things to say.  A key takeaway from us is that a Day of Coordinator is a must. There’s a lot of blind spot areas for us while planning our wedding and Sandy was so helpful in guiding us with the logistics, rehearsal, and providing advice. She’s so responsive, informative and reassuring; when we hit roadblocks, she’s been quick to propose viable workarounds or alternatives. We had to work around a very narrow timeline to fit in a ceremony, cocktail hour. and room flip for reception. We honestly couldn’t have let loose or pulled off our wedding without her.

The wedding day was so chaotic, but I always felt that Sandy had my back. Her help with set-up for ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception made our vision come true. We were late on schedule due to various circumstances and none of our guests noticed or were impatient — she helped pull off the best guest experience and coordinated with our vendors so well. We also managed to fulfill the listed items on the schedule! I also forgot to save some mementos from our wedding for ourselves, only to find that she had packed some keepsakes like our place cards, menus, and a self-made game card for us. We’ll always cherish those items and without Sandy, we wouldn’t have them. She went above and beyond our expectations and I know I gave this 5 stars but in reality, I wish I could give 12/10.

Sandy, thank you so, so, so much. It was a pleasure to work with you and we wish you all the best! 🙂

Stephanie Mah

I had my Son’s wedding on September 17, and thanks to Sandy, it went like I dreamed of. Sandy is very professional and friendly. She plans everything for you and with you . They say planning an event, especially a wedding, is difficult. But Sandy made it look like a pleasant journey full of good memories, and in the end, the event was like a beautiful dream. I am grateful for Sandy and all her work, instructions, and leadership. Also, I feel blessed to have had Sandy as our wedding planner, so everything we did to make this wedding happen turned into pleasant memories and good friends. I recommend Sandy to everyone who wants to turn their vision for their Wedding party into a magical reality. Thank you, Sandy

Rakhsha Soltani


We cannot express enough how grateful we are to Sandy Hoong and THE DREAMGROUP team for their exceptional wedding planning services. Sandy’s meticulous attention to detail, outstanding communication skills, and unwavering dedication to understanding and executing our vision made our big day absolutely perfect. Her accessibility, valuable suggestions, and monthly to-do lists kept us organized and stress-free throughout the entire journey. Sandy is the wedding planner of your dreams, and we wholeheartedly recommend her for a flawless, worry-free wedding experience.

Hoda and Kamran 


I am absolutely thrilled to share my incredible experience with my wedding planner Sandy. From the moment we began working together, Sandy went above and beyond to ensure that every aspect of our wedding was nothing short of perfection. Her considerate and attentive nature truly stood out, as she took the time to understand our vision and desires, making us feel valued and heard throughout the entire planning process.

What truly impressed me about Sandy was her exceptional attention to detail and her punctuality. She meticulously handled every aspect, leaving no stone unturned. From coordinating vendors to creating a seamless timeline, Sandy’s organization and expertise were evident every step of the way. As a result, I was able to fully relax and enjoy my wedding day, knowing that Sandy had everything under control. <3

Sandy’s dedication and commitment to creating a flawless event were truly unmatched. Her professionalism and genuine care made working with them an absolute delight. I cannot express my gratitude enough for the incredible memories she helped create. If you’re searching for a wedding planner who will go above and beyond to make your special day unforgettable, look no further than Sandy. She is an absolute gem in the industry.

Gina Ma


Sandy was extremely instrumental in all parts of executing our big day. From helping us in our initial stages, the weeks before and finally making our vision come alive. She was very responsive (pretty sure she doesn’t sleep), helpful and gracious when responding to our hundreds of questions. She is the reason why we had such an amazing time at our own wedding! Anyone would be lucky to have Sandy on their team.

Caitlin + Jeremy


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


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


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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