Nérida Álvarez

Certified and Experienced Event and Wedding Planner

On your special day, you should be able to sit back, relax and fully enjoy the moment. We are here to help! Coordinators play a crucial role in the success of an event, no matter what kind, so leave all the planning, small details, and “stress” to us.

Full Wedding Coordination
Partial Wedding Coordination
Budget Analysis
Vendor Referrals
Protocol Outline
Among other services…

Want to know more about the services we offer?

Event Planning

We consider ourselves experts at planning weddings, but we also specialize in different types of events, such as:

Birthdays, Anniversaries, Quinceañeros, Sweet 16’s, Baptisms, Baby showers, Fashion shows Corporate events.

In short, any event you can think of.


Destination Wedding

It is our pleasure to welcome and make feel at home any couple who chooses Puerto Rico as their destination for their wedding.

You will be able to put your mind at ease, knowing that, even though you may not be in Puerto Rico to plan your wedding, someone is making sure that all details are handled to perfection on this side of the pond.

Vendor Relationships

We have good relations with a wide variety of professional and experienced vendors, to satisfy the unique tastes and diverse budgets of each of our clients.

We will help you get in touch and choose the perfect match for you.


Wedding Planning Services

Frequently Asked Questions

For many couples, this is their first time planning a wedding. They are confused as to where to begin, what the budget should be, and how to choose vendors that are the best fit for them. Planning a wedding is not only about choosing your colors, flowers, bridal party and menu. There are logistical matters to attend to, such as, the timing of events, what vendors are reputable, the amount of servers needed, plan b and plan c for every situation, among others. Nothing better than an experienced, local event coordinator and her team, right? We know our way around many venues, having worked in them multiple times, know the best vendors in each category and are here to guide you and to take care of all of your concerns. We are able to help save you time, money and, perhaps most importantly, your sanity so that you can enjoy your wedding day to the fullest!

We offer Partial Wedding Coordination Services and Full Wedding Coordination Services.

For more information and a breakdown of each service, send us a message!

Once our logistical duties are fulfilled, we then act as an extension of staff to the remaining vendors. Oftentimes, we are assisting the caterers during the reception before, after or in between dances, cake cutting, the bouquet toss, etc. We help clear plates, we refill water glasses, we offer your guest another drink, but we’re also watching the clock to ensure the timeline is being followed. Maybe it's the garter toss or maybe the last call is five minutes away. We use this time to offer you one last drink or ask if there are any additional songs you'd like played before the last dance is announced. Ultimately, our work is never “done”.

There is no limit on email or phone communication.

You can email, call or text as much and as often as you need.

Our policy is to respond to all messages within one business day.

Our goal is to ensure you are always in the loop, feeling heard and confident in the proceedings.

Do You Have More Questions?

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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