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DESTINATION WEDDING AND EVENT PLANNING COMPANY IN PUERTO RICO.

We are a destination wedding and event planning company, specialized in Puerto Rican couples who live abroad. #DiasporaBoricua

At Handcrafted we serve those who love our Island as much as we do and strive to make their happiest day come true. We empower couples to have a #stressfreewedding by providing a fun and reliable planning process tailored to the couple’s needs, and access to a network of local event industry pros. We love showcasing the Island’s culture!

From a small intimate gathering to a luxury wedding celebration, at Handcrafted we’re experienced in the uniqueness of a Caribbean wedding, leaving you free to enjoy the beach.

OUR SERVICES

  • Full Planning Services
  • Custom Planning Services
  • Guest Experiences (Hotel Room Block; Welcome Cocktail; Rehearsal Dinner; Brunch; Tours; etc.)

OUR BOOKING PROCESS (for Wedding Wire couples)

  1. Send us an inquiry message. Be sure to include: name, wedding date, amount of guests, venue, and any additional detail you desire to share.
  2. Once we reviewed your information and the date availability, we'll send you a link to schedule your Consultation Meeting with our Wedding Planner.
  3. Consultation Meetings are held via Zoom app and have a $50 cost that will be credited to the deposit of your selected service.

OUR WEDDING WIRE DEAL

  • For all of our Wedding Wire couples we will honor a 15% discount when booking any of our services in the first 3 days after the Consultation Meeting.

  • Black-owned
  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$3,000

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$5,000

Do you offer an hourly rate?

No

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Full Planning
Partial Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Elopement
Non-Religious
Religious
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5.0 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
75 Reviews
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    5 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
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    4.9 out of 5 rating
93% Recommended by couples
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Handcrafted Weds is a wedding planning team that is highly recommended by multiple reviewers. They are praised for their professionalism, organization, and attention to detail. The team, led by Liliana and Cristina, is described as helpful, responsive, and supportive throughout the entire planning process. The vendors recommended by Handcrafted Weds are also commended. Reviewers mention that their wedding day went seamlessly and stress-free, thanks to the team's expertise and dedication. Overall, Handcrafted Weds is highly regarded

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Handcrafted Weds is a wedding planning team that is highly recommended by multiple reviewers. They are praised for their professionalism, organization, and attention to detail. The team, led by Liliana and Cristina, is described as helpful, responsive, and supportive throughout the entire planning process. The vendors recommended by Handcrafted Weds are also commended. Reviewers mention that their wedding day went seamlessly and stress-free, thanks to the team's expertise and dedication. Overall, Handcrafted Weds is highly regarded

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Rose B. Sent on 08/18/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The BEST wedding planner! Helped to make our day PERFECT!

What can I say about Liliana, Cristina and Handcrafted Weds?! I cannot say enough good things about them. Hiring Handcrafted Weds was the absolute best decision we made for our wedding. From the moment we met with Liliana, we clicked! They provide a wonderful service, give you a ton of planning documents to help with the process, recommend the most wonderful vendors and are literally with you every step of the way. Our wedding went seamlessly because of the wonderful vendors they recommended and the strong relationships they have with the people they recommend. While their recommendations are spot on, they are not pushy and really listen to your wants and needs and support whatever decision you make.

They held multiple meetings with us via zoom, met with us twice in person for food tastings and site review when we happened to be in Puerto Rico last minute. On our wedding day, they remained with us, helped through getting ready, photos and the ceremony. I did not have to worry about a thing on my wedding day because they took care of it all. I put my trust in them and they really delivered to help us create the wedding of our dreams and we truly enjoyed every moment of the planning process and of our wedding day thanks to Handcrafted!! Thank you so much Liliana & Cristina. You cannot go wrong hiring this team to help plan your wedding- I would recommend them 100 times over!
Lina
Lina P. Sent on 08/23/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Simply the best

Without a doubt Handcrafted is the mos amazing planning team you could think of. Dennis and I got married on august 6th at the beautiful Hotel El Convento in San Juan and everything turned out beyond what we could have imagined. All my guests from Colombia and México had an amazing time, as well as Dennis´ friends and family from Puerto Rico and USA.
Liliana and Cristina managed the time, all the vendors and our guests so wonderful that made us feel confident, relaxed and enjoy the day to the fullest. We are very thankful for the professional and lovely job Liliana did on our wedding.
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Tessa G. Sent on 05/24/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best. Planners. In pr.

My husband and I are both wedding photographers so we work with a lot of wedding planners on the island. We knew Handcrafted had to be the planning team for our own wedding when we were working with them at an event and saw how seamlessly they took care of every detail - including the vendors and making sure we ate.

Liliana, Cristina and their team take care of so much more than you will ever know as the bride + groom, and thats kind of the whole point! We actually enjoyed our entire wedding planning process, and got tons of compliments on how "stress-free" we seemed all weekend. The truth is, we are not always easy-going but Liliana and Cristina made it so easy to be in the moment and fully enjoy our weekend knowing that every little detail was being taken care of.

Thank you guys!!!
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

Team

Liliana Albizu
Liliana Albizu
Founder & Head Planner

Liliana Albizu Lizardi, is a certified wedding planner and founder of Handcrafted Weds & Events, Inc.

Born and raised in Puerto Rico she has specialized in crafting hi-end wedding events for Puerto Rican couples living abroad (the “Diaspora Boricua”). Her expertise is providing a fun and reliable planning process tailored to the couple’s needs, to showcase the Island’s culture. She is known for her attention to details and systems-oriented mindset.

With over 12 years of experience in the event industry she has access to the network of local event-industry pros to unlock the best that the Island has to offer. Her event portfolio also includes distinguished clients such as: Ikea, Procter & Gamble, Ferrero Caribe, Total Petroleum, DirecTV, Marriott, McCain, US Department of Commerce, BDO, Pan Pepin and the Puerto Rico House of Representatives. Liliana has acted as guest speaker at the Preston Bailey-Protégé Workshop, and has co-produced the San Juan Wedding Week. Her work has been featured in magazines and blogs, such as Esposa Moderna, Magacin, Revista Mirame Siempre, Style Me Pretty, and Iconos Mag, among others.

She is a true advocate for the economic development of the Island, and through her passion for events, aims to contribute to the Island’s economy.

Cristina Gallardo
Cristina Gallardo
Vendor Manager

Cristina Gallardo Otero
With more than 7 years of experience in Project Management, Cristina is part of the Handcrafted Team managing the most important aspect of the wedding planning process: the Vendors.

She serves as a liason between vendors and couples to make sure everyone is booked properly, and nobody forgets any detail of the wedding.

Cristina is in charge of:

  • Communicating with vendors: for quotes inquiries, booking process, and contract revisions.
  • Meeting scheduling: for couples to meet their vendors, and experience tastings and trials.

From cake tasting, to meeting with the decorator, to food tasting and choosing the photographer, entertaining and so much more, she will always be able to find the right company within the price range.

[All our guest commented this was the best wedding ever and all of them noticed the tireless contribution of Liliana and Cristina to the success of the day.- Belen Hurle, bride April 1, 2023]

The Handcrafted Team
The Handcrafted Team
Wedding Day Assistants

We take pride on our Guest Experience! The Handcrafted Team is our wedding day attendants and ushers. They will make sure all of the items you want are in place, and manage the most important people: You Guests.

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Sabe a... Gloria Sabe a... Gloria Wedding Cakes

Liliana is an excellent human being and events professional. She is very details oriented and focuses on customer satisfaction. It is a plaesure to work with her. Endorsed 100%

Lucky You Weddings Lucky You Weddings Wedding Photographers

Always a pleasure to work with Liliana!

Natalia Liriano Floral & Event Designer Natalia Liriano Floral & Event Designer Wedding Florists

Excellent work!!! We love to work together

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