About the Wedding Planner

Nérida Álvarez

Hi! My name is Nérida and I am the founder of Nérida Álvarez, Wedding & Event Planner. Strong work ethic, professionalism, honesty, and integrity are just some of the characteristics that define everything my team and I work on. With twelve years of experience as a Certified Coordinator and 20 years in the Wedding Industry, I promise excellence, always going above and beyond your wishes. With my many years of expertise and above all, my love and passion for coordinating and my couples, my team and I will work to surpass all your expectations. We focus on guiding the clients in the right direction, helping them every step of the way, making the experience as stress-free and special as possible.

Organization, communication, and reliability are key, therefore good budget management and helping you select the best vendors to make your dream wedding a reality, is very important to us.

We can't wait to connect with you and help you create the wedding of your dreams.

The Team

My team of highly experienced professionals and I, work together to surpass your greatest expectations and bring to life everything that you and your partner have wished for.

We will make your experience as stress-free and special as possible.

Accolades & Awards

FESTA Coordinación

FESTA Coordinación

FESTA Coordinación

Wedding and Event Planner Certificate
Wedding Coordinator Certificate
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“Wedding Planner: Someone who is in charge of planning things before you even know you need it.”

NYC Couple Getting Married in Puerto Rico


"Me and my husband live in NYC and were a little nervous about planning our wedding while not being physically in Puerto Rico, however after some research on wedding planners, we decided to go with Nérida and could not be happier with our choice.

Even in the distance, Nérida was with us every step of the way advising us, giving us suggestions for vendors, calming us down if things did not go our way, and most importantly, always providing solutions. She was very responsive, professional, and a pleasure to work with, we highly recommend her!

Pro tip from the bride and groom: Trust in Nérida's recommendations. She has been doing this for a long time and has lived through every possible situation. She definitely knows what works best for every location and budget. If you are able to secure her with your wedding date, definitely do it! Not only is she sharing her expertise with you, she is also giving you the best wedding gift anyone can buy: a piece of mind and having zero worries the day of your wedding."

Couple getting married near the beach.


Me and my now husband work crazy hours so we needed someone who would be on point taking care of details and gave us peace of mind, so as soon as we got engaged, mom called some people she knew from the wedding industry asking if they could recommend a wedding coordinator. All 3 said, without hesitation, “Nérida Álvarez”.

Those people did not disappoint. Neither did Nérida. To the contrary, she exceeded all my expectations. She was accessible, reliable, knowledgeable and detail oriented. Mind you, COVID changed our wedding plans 3 times; each time only a week before the wedding; so you can imagine the uncertainty. However, Nérida gave us confidence and peace even when everything had a huge question mark.

Having Nérida plan our most special day was God sent. If there was something beyond perfect, beyond incredible, it would be our wedding day. And Nérida made it possible and real.

Having conquered the Bride to Be phase, I’ll just say this: don’t hesitate, contact Nérida and trust her! She knows! Because the only thing I regret is not being able to give her the biggest hug ever given -because of COVID- with all the gratitude I have for making our wedding day so special.

Couple getting married


If you are looking for a wedding coordinator who is extremely professional, highly organized, and goes above and beyond your expectations, Festa Coordination is for you! Two months ago, my husband and I got married at La Concha after a year and a half engagement. While my husband grew up in Puerto Rico, we both reside in Philadelphia. When we became engaged we knew we would need the help and guidance of a coordinator to assist in planning from far away.

After rigorous instagram hunting, we were drawn to the versatility and style of Nerida's portfolio. From her page, we could tell she planned a wide range of wedding sizes and at many different wedding locations. It became evident in our planning that Nerida is a well-respected coordinator in the field when we would reach out to vendors and they would share their positive experiences working with her. We believe this expertise was absolutely essential in making our wedding planning easier than we could have ever expected!

Leading up to the wedding day, Nerida followed up with our wedding vendors to ensure that the preparations for the day ran smoothly. She called us to check up on logistics and our feelings leading up to the day. I, unfortunately, lost my voice from all the excitement (and partying) the days before our wedding. Nerida and Tania (her assistant coordinator) gave me great suggestions that had me and my husband both ready for the big day.

The day of the wedding Nerida and Tania took care of every little detail. They were kind, supportive, and super flexible. Tania even helped me patch my wedding dress back together after I danced too hard on the dance floor! They made it so easy for my husband and I to focus on each other and have an amazing time.

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