About this Vendor
Chic, Style and Creativity
Tell your love story to the world. At Chic Weddings & Events, we are always fascinated by weddings and the moments that the friends and family share on this special occasion. Our expertise is building a personalized unique love story based on your ideas and details. We can't wait to get started!
$$ – Affordable
Engagement Party, Getting Engaged, After Party, Bachelorette Party, Bridal Luncheon, Rehearsal Dinner, Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Day After Brunch, Reception, Rehearsal, Wedding
Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, A la Carte Wedding Planning, Budgeting, Day-Of Coordination, Full Service Wedding Planning, RSVP Tracking, Planning
Leigh was fabulous! From the first time we met her to interview her for my daughter's wedding we knew she was 'the one' . I never worried about any of the details . She was there for us all the time and responded so quickly. Her coordination with our vendors was seamless. She truly made our event a success. Friends and family are still talking about the wedding and what a great time it was. Thanks Leigh and thank you Chic Weddings and Events. I will highly recommend them to all my friends and family
I'm so glad we decided to work with Sandy at Chic Weddings & Events! She went far above and beyond her role as our day-of-coordinator, providing great advice along the way and making sure we were doing everything we needed to. Having her a text or call away kept our stress level low as we knew we were in good hands. On the day of the wedding, Sandy and Michelle did an awesome job taking care of everything - I really didn't worry about a thing. The whole day went so smoothly and was a blast, and we couldn't have done it without them! I would definitely recommend Sandy and her team for any wedding!
We chose Sandy as our day of coordinator and cannot rave enough about her. She really was a pleasure to work with- super attentive and professional. The whole planning process was extremely overwhelming but from the moment we hired Sandy, she made it all so much smoother and made us feel at ease. From vendor recommendations, to coordinating lunch, to physically running out to stores last minute to pick up a guest book(which we completely forgot), - Sandy went above and beyond the call of duty. I truly don't know what we would have done without her!!
Sandy, we can't thank you enough! For years, I thought I could maneuver through the logistics of planning a "simple" wedding on my own for 160, but I was wrong. Hiring Sandy a few months before our big day was the best decision we made. From day one, she took the time to listen as I had panic attacks and each time she would calmly talk me off a ledge and tell me everything would be fine. She absolutely meant it from the heart and showed concern for me as more than just a client. I cannot express in words how comforting it was to truly feel and know that someone else cared so deeply and wanted the best for us in so many ways. She ultimately became a part-time life coach for this indecisive and overwhelmed bride and spared the groom's sanity as a result. Throughout the entire planning process, she was always available to listen, provide recommendations, dealt with all vendors and even ran errands for us to make my life easier. We were still changing things at the last minute (I'm talking day before and morning of) and Sandy was a PRO in accomodating us! We wanted a Western style wedding with elements of Korean/Chinese and Sandy helped us settle on the final look/feel/timeline of our wedding. At both the ceremony and reception, she was able to work with us in using minimal decor, but managed to make the spaces look breathtaking!! Our guests who were used to traditional Chinese receptions were blown away at how well executed and beautiful the ceremony and reception was! One guest even called my father the next day and asked how he pulled off such a beautiful event, ha! ;) My father had no idea how this all got planned, but he was elated that his friends/family thoroughly enjoyed the wedding after worrying over the non-traditional aspect. Sandy, you won over my biggest critic! :) To see Sandy and her team (John and Michelle) work their magic like a well-oiled machine and not break a sweat on the actual day was incredible. I'm still in awe. Our wedding was more than we could've imagined and reflected who we were as a couple. Thank you for making sure that that we stayed true to ourselves. Most importantly, thank you for helping us start the next chapter of our lives together after 15 years...FINALLY!
We worked with Leigh and couldn't have imagined things coming together the way they did without her! While we got the "day of" package from Chic Weddings & Events, Leigh was by our side several months out, helping us keep tabs on contracts and vendors, recommending makeup artists and videographers (both were excellent), and keeping us on track with the timeline and, perhaps more importantly, calm and relaxed. On the big day, everything went just as planned. Leigh ensured things and people were in place and on time and that all the details were just as we had imagined. She even provided an extra set of hands to help seamlessly remove my veil after the ceremony. We'd recommend Leigh and Chic Weddings & Events hands down to anyone planning a wedding!
Thanks to Leigh Frigm, at Chic Weddings & Events , we had a beautiful, magical wedding. As the mother of the bride, I cannot say enough good things about her. She provided Day of Wedding Coordination beginning 3 months prior to the wedding and was a tremendous resource for us. Her communication skills are excellent, both in person and via email. She is knowledgable, experienced, supportive, and extremely pleasant to work with. Her advice, help, and coordination moved everything along in a timely fashion and her willingness to handle so many details of the wedding weekend, allowed me to actually relax and enjoy my daughter's wedding day. Leigh worked quietly behind the scenes at the wedding so that everything went as planned, and the wedding actually turned out even better than I had imagined. Initially I had not been sure we needed a wedding planner but Leigh was absolutely invaluable. I give her my highest recommendation!
Where do I even start? First and foremost, I should mention that I am definitely a type A person who likes to be organized and in control, so to hand that over to someone was definitely something I did not take lightly. I had the most complex collection of google docs to hand over to whoever assume the role of coordinator. Leigh Frigm was an absolute angel! She provided "day-of-coordination" which was so much more than that. Three months out she started to work on the day of timeline and was able to take our vision and make it come to life the day of my wedding. She was so patient with my indecisive moments and concerns over silly details. She helped me with absolutely anything she was able to. She was so responsive and available all throughout my wedding planning process, and if she went on vacation she made sure to let me know about it and connect me to Sandy to help field questions and keep track of things while she was away. I can honestly say that absolutely nothing went wrong (or at least if it did, I had no clue). Leigh was like family that day; she cares so much about her weddings and couples. Her passion for what she does is very apparent. She made my bed and helped clean my room the day of the wedding so we could take pictures of it :D. Hilarious and amazing! She is very professional, but at the same time so genuine and caring. The attention to detail she has is incredible and she has so many great ideas. Her experience shows with how seamlessly we transitioned throughout the day and how organized her timeline is (even if we didn't exactly follow it). I can't describe how well she blended into the evening. She was always easy to locate, but not at all visible to my guests as a "planner." I wasn't worried about anything other than tripping on my dress during my first dance. Leigh was like my second maid of honor and I felt so comfortable handing everything over to her.
My husband and I will never be able to say enough about Leigh Frigm. My wedding felt magical and perfect, and so much of that was due to Leigh’s calm presence and her competence. She went so far above and beyond my expectations, and she did everything in her power to make sure my wedding day was a dream come true. Not only was she incredibly helpful and organized, she truly loves what she does and I felt like she cared about me and my fiancé (now husband)! We encountered snafus with the flowers, issues with some vendor contracts, and several unexpected challenges, and she was always ready with a solution, even if it meant hours of extra work. (All problems were ones she inherited, then stepped in to solve). She thought of everything, she remembered every detail, and on my wedding day she seemed to always be next to me exactly when I needed her. My fiancé and I had several special touches that were important to us, and Leigh made sure nothing was forgotten and that my vision was realized. Wedding planning is so stressful! Every time I spoke with Leigh that stress evaporated. Leigh is not just amazing at her job, she is a wonderful person who cares deeply about each bride she works with, and I am so grateful she was there to help myself and my husband through one of the most momentous days of our life.
Imagine it is three months before your wedding and the holidays are right around the corner. And you've been diligent at keeping up with your wedding budget. Unexpectedly, you find out that you need to have a day of wedding coordinator. What a wreck...but that's not how the story ended!!! Fortunately, my husband and I found Chic!!! From our first conversation with Leigh, we knew that they were going to help us create the wedding we wanted through her questions of our own personal stories, how we met, and our shared values and philosophies. What we received was sanity, calmness and tremendous support through the roller coaster ride leading up to and including our wedding day. We were assured time and again, that the wedding was going to work out with Chic by our side. Thank you Leigh and Sandy!!!!
My wife and I found chic weddings after an extensive review of wedding coordinators about three months prior to our wedding. We initially did not have a wedding coordinator but we had to scramble when our venue coordinator left the venue company. We wound up working very closely with Leigh, who spent a good amount of time in our initial session hearing her story and again in another session in person helping to understand what my wife and I already started working on. From that point forward we had everything in control. And this became quite true or the day of our wedding. Her and the company founder, Sandy, or superb in how they helped to execute an amazing wedding that my wife and I had dreamed about. We profoundly appreciate the amount of professionalism and pride that they put towards their work with us. We wholeheartedly recommend their services if you want to execute a wedding that you deserve.
Leigh was so helpful and incredibly fun to work with during the planning of my NYE wedding! I'd strongly recommend her!
Leigh is an enormous reason that I not only enjoyed my wedding - but enjoyed the planning process as well - something I had been dreading! People commented on how relaxed I seemed and it's all due to her. I interviewed 4 planners and the minute I talked to Leigh on the phone I knew I wanted to work with her. She is knowledgeable, patient, sweet, calming and inspires confidence. She genuinely wanted me to enjoy my wedding, and intuitively understood what I wanted even when I poorly articulated it. She has excellent taste and the space looked exactly the way I wanted it to -- even though all I had time to do was send over a few pictures, say "elegant and cozy winter wedding", and offer a shoestring flower budget. (I never even had to talk to a florist - she handled all of it!) Like many in DC, I work long hours and was worried I couldn't afford the type of support I wanted -- Leigh worked with me on budget and the whole time made me feel like a five star client. During the wedding she handled a couple of unexpected situations with grace (unexpected guests!) to the point that I was happy they happened. I had three different friends/family members approach me about how great she was - and she really is. I just wish I could have hung out with her at the wedding! Leigh: Thank you around the moon and back.
Leigh was an absolute heaven send on my wedding day/days leading up to my wedding. She went above and beyond to make sure a week out I didn't have to worry about anything and when something did go haywire she was there to smooth it over. Her and Sandy were so attentive and helpful on the wedding day, even my sweet groom was impressed. Long story short, Chic Weddings & Events is well worth the money spent.
We worked with Leigh as our day of coordinator for our wedding. The thing we liked about Chic Weddings & Events is that they start working three months out. Other companies I researched only started a month out. Leigh was personable and professional. We loved working with her and she made our wedding day flow seamlessly. We did not have to worry about anything, other than having fun. If we ever have a need coordinator again, we'll be contacting Leigh at Chic Wedding & Events.
I am so grateful I met Leigh from Chic Weddings and Events at a wedding expo! From the first phone call, and meeting, all the way to the wedding day (and beyond!) she has been absolutely amazing to work with. If you had asked us when we started planning our wedding we never thought we would have needed a day of coordinator had our venue not required it - but I have to say I am incredibly glad they did, and I would recommend Leigh and Chic Weddings to any one I know! You don't realize how much help this will be but truly you want Leigh on your side on your wedding day!!! Her attention to detail and level of organization was better than we could have imagined. As a side note, Leigh helped me make a big decision regarding my wedding dress and without her I am certain I wouldn't have been as happy with my choice. I honestly could not imagine going through this process without her. Also, affordable for the services you receive, high value - it is not just the "day of" that they coordinate, well worth every penny!
I could not speak more highly of Sandy and her team! They were professional, experienced and extremely knowledgable of the entire planning process and wedding industry. They went above & beyond their scope of work and saved me lots of time and money throughout the process. I honestly don't know how I couldn't have gotten through my wedding without them! Thank you, Sandy!!!
We had a great day and we were actually able to enjoy the day thanks to Sandy at Chic weddings. So much planning before the big day, I was amazed at the coordination and work needed the day of the wedding and Sandy had it all covered for us. She followed up with all of our vendors, helped our guests at the hotel and somehow managed to gather all of our things from the house, venue, hotel, and limo and get everything back to us the next day. She took care of little details and big, made sure the set up was perfect and her rates are very reasonable. Having Sandy there was one of the best decisions of the wedding.
We hired Sandy as a wedding coordinator to assist us with our interfaith wedding. Let me just say that the preparations were daunting- our wedding day would begin at 6:00 AM and feature two separate ceremonies and a reception. From day one, Sandy was dedicated and made sure to get to know us well in advance to be ready to make decisions on our behalf on our big day! Chic Weddings & Events is the only wedding coordinator that offered to meet with us 3 months from our wedding day without an added cost. The only one from all the other vendors I had contacted. Sandy scheduled in-person and phone meetings with both my now-husband and I to ensure we were on track with our seemingly never-ending to-do list. We felt she was there to support us through it all. Also, the day-of, she willingly took on additional responsibilities (i.e., placed bows at the church because the assigned person was not present to do it - I'll never forget that). At one point, she was even doing my hair because the hair stylist did not have the bandwidth to do everyone's hair on time. It was apparent that Chic Weddings & Event kept everyone in line. Some of our guests commented on how it was apparent that she was in control. In retrospect, we realize how we would have never been able to do it and truly live our monumental day without Sandy's team. They were instrumental to the success of our wedding! We highly recommend her!!
Sandy was great and helped us pull EVERYTHING together during the last few months of our wedding planning. She was so patient and helpful during the whole process. I would recommend her to everyone getting married in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area.
Leigh is the absolute best! Thoughtful and detail oriented, she made our dream a reality! Mostly, she took all the stress of the day away! I'm not sure I could have done it without her, and I couldn't recommend anyone higher! You won't regret hiring this dream team for whatever you need.
AMAZING! Olivia came on board as our wedding coordinator a few months before our wedding and it was truly the best decision we made. In fact, if I could do it over again I would have hired her when I first started planning the wedding. Olivia was so organized and on top of everything. She was always available to chat if I had any questions or concerns. The day of, Olivia and Ella made sure everything ran smoothly and that everyone was where they needed to be on time. They helped set up the reception, which looked amazing, coordinated with vendors, even ran out during the reception to grab eye lash glue, and had everything cleaned up and in my suite at the end of the night. I did not have to worry about anything! I had multiple people come up and tell me how much they loved our planners. They really were the best!
I had the pleasure of working with Ms. Olivia Moore twice, now. She is incredibly great at what she does as an event coordinator. She stays calm under pressure, anticipates your needs and is an excellent communicator. As a business owner, myself, I recognize the qualities to look for in another vendor. Weddings are a big deal--as big as they get-- and I get asked all the time who I would recommend for certain services. If I can't think of someone in the first three seconds, they haven't earned my referral! Olivia certainly has earned that privilege and I am at ease knowing my clients are in good hands. Looking forward to our next endeavor, together!
Leigh & Sandy were awesome!! Before working with them, we interviewed multiple other planners. What made Chic Weddings & Events stand out was their positive can-do attitude! They really do work hard to meet your expectations. They are quite experienced, very detail-oriented, great communicators, and very adaptable. They anticipate problems before they arise and can troubleshoot just about anything on the day of the wedding. All of our guests loved them and even told us how good of a job they did!
Literal angels!Reviewed on 1/27/2016 Hifza W
I don't think I will put into words exactly how helpful Leigh was to my wedding, it just wouldn't do it justice, but I will try! How are weddings even planned without you Leigh? She is AMAZING, I had to put my wedding together in a short amount of time, and if she hadn't been my wedding planner, I don't know if I would have pulled it off. Her attention to detail, and constant friendly reminders kept me right on track. I cannot leave out Sandy who I am quite certain could rule the world with her "can - do" attitude. Leigh also was able to cushion any curve balls thrown my way while planning for the wedding and on the day of. Her attitude and presence kept me calm and collected as the wedding day started out with a somber mood, due to a death in the family. For anyone thinking they do not need a planner for your big day, please reconsider and while you are doing that, give Leigh and Sandy a call at Chic Weddings & Events, these women are the sweetest and most dependent people to have on your side as you prepare for one of the most important days of your life!
A Wedding Better than My DreamsReviewed on 10/25/2015 Claire L
When my sister-in-law's family told us to hire a wedding planner, we scoffed. Surely we, mature adults, could plan a wedding ourselves! But by only 8 months away we were panicking, and so we contracted Leigh, who had been referred to us by those self-same prophetic family members. Hiring Leigh was the best decision we could have made. As soon as she came on board she was helping us interface with vendors and negotiating family tensions. The hotel we worked with was particularly inept, but Leigh very deftly handled them and made sure our reception went off without a hitch. She was also constantly providing us with ideas about how to make our ceremony personal and unique. And she not only took care of all the big things, she made sure every little detail was perfect as well. I cannot imagine having had such a wonderful wedding without her, and everyone who worked with her agreed that she was professional, knowledgeable, and also a joyful person to be around. Thank you so much Leigh and Chic Weddings. We literally could not have done this without you.
Meet The Owner
Sandy have been in the weddings and events industry for over 15 years. Her career started from the West Coast in San Francisco at one of the most famous hotel on Union Square. She has had the opportunity to plan events including galas, fundraisers, presidential details and weddings. In 2007, she moved to Washington DC to explore her style. Sandy believes that love is in the details and every weddings has its own unique style!