Friday, November 11, 2016

Take a look at how weddings have transformed

In a rapidly-evolving world, many things have changed – and the last couple of decades stand as evidence when it comes to this. Of course, the wedding world makes no exception – so there are a lot of wedding traditions that have suffered changes throughout the years. What are they and how have they shifted towards a more contemporary approach? Read on and find out more.

Engagement rings. Originally, diamond engagement rings had an almost mystical power associated with them. Later on, the engagement ring etiquette instructed men to buy engagement rings worth multiple of their salaries at least. Yet, these days engagement rings come in all shapes, with all gemstones and in all ranges of price as well. 
Giving away the bride. Same as changing the name post-wedding, giving away the bride is frequently associated with the idea that women were in their father’s “ownership” - and once they were given away at the altar, they became the husband’s “ownership” instead. This tradition can be highly emotional and beautiful though, so many brides still follow it. Some of them ask both their parents to walk down the aisle, others ask brothers or friends to do it for them and others go the fully-traditional way by asking their fathers to “give them away”. 
The honeymoon. Tradition says brides and grooms leave for their honeymoons after the wedding. However, if you prefer to travel in a different time of the year, if you believe you can save more money this way or if you simply want to split your honeymoon month in two or three, you are more than allowed to do this, 

Looking for a brilliant wedding planner to help you with your wedding tasks? Contact Wedding Planner 808 and have the most fantastic Hawaiian wedding ever! 

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Keep an eye out for these wedding trends

Every wedding is unique and beautiful – and what makes it so special is nothing else than your very own love story. How to include the latest wedding trends in the biggest day of your life – and how to make them work for your wedding style and story? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more. 

Metallic shades are still more than popular – and they are moving towards wedding gowns and invitations as well. Glamorous, luxurious, beautiful and stylish, metallic colors are an amazing choice for a modern, elegant and really unique wedding day. Remember, you don’t have to have an extremely elegant wedding to incorporate metallic shades in it – you can always do it in unique ways, such as by using tin foil for your wedding invitations design. 
Naked cakes are special, delicious and amazingly well-suited for a wide range of weddings. From rustic-chic to garden and seasonal weddings, naked cakes are taking over the “bridal sweets” industry and not without reason. They look stunning, they taste really great and they can be easily personalized to suit your wedding theme! 
Photography is leaning towards a more natural, spontaneous area. Gone are the days when perfectly-posed pictures were all the rage. These days, the more natural the photographs are, the trendier they look – and this adds a really genuine vibe to the entire wedding album as well, so you will surely love having your wedding photos taken this way. 

Wedding Planner 808 has the experience, devotement and true professionalism you need from your Hawaiian wedding planner. Contact us and we will make your wedding look and feel unforgettably beautiful. Contact us and leave the big tasks into our hands, so that you can handle the sweet, sentimental details that make your Big Day really special!

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Do you know how to attend a bridal show?

Attending a bridal show is the best thing to do if you don’t have much time at your disposal, but want to interact with as many vendors and new ideas as possible. How do you actually make the most of a bridal show visit, though? We have some tips for you – continue reading to find out more!

Take your time and see it all. Of course, don’t stop by the vendors you have already chosen (for example, if you have already chosen your wedding dress, you don’t have to stop by the wedding boutique booths or attend the fashion shows). 
Pin-point what you need. Do you want to see a particular vendor? Or maybe search for certain types of vendors? Make sure you have a good plan and that you follow it. Also, if you choose to bring someone with you, be sure they are well-aware of your plan too. 
Take pictures of the great ideas you see. If you see something you like and if you think it would go well with your wedding, do take pictures. You might feel you’ll remember the amazing ideas, but it’s a lot safer to actually document them. 
Come prepared to offer information. Most of the booths you visit will ask you to enter your wedding details. To save yourself the time, bring labels with your wedding details on them – this way, you can move faster and you can see more vendors. 
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. That’s what bridal shows are for. If you have any kind of question a vendor may be able to ask, do not be afraid to raise it. Better to ask and be well-informed than to leave things in the hands of chance! 

Looking for a great Hawaiian wedding planner? Come visit Wedding Planner 808 and we will plan a gorgeous, exotic and unique wedding for you! Contact us and find out more about our services! 

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Don’t forget a gift for the Groom on your wedding day

Your groom is a truly amazing man – and he deserves pure happiness in the marriage you are about to start together. Why not make his wedding morning even more special by sending him a nice gift? He will be more than appreciative of the idea! Here are some suggestions to inspire you in choosing a truly attractive gift for this great man in your life:

A bit of humor. Send him something funny to brighten up his day and remind him why he loves you so much. An old-school book about “husband’s manners”, a small toy inspired by something he loves, cookies – anything goes. After all, you know your groom the best, so you surely know the kind of things that can make his day better.
A bit of sentimentalism. Yes, he’s a man – but this is a huge day in his life too, so he will be more than happy to share deep, meaningful emotions with you. Send him the first picture you took together, a creative list of the things you truly love about him, or anything else that’s focused on the beautiful love story you share.
A bit of classiness. Want to keep it traditional and classy with your gift? Some things will always be attractive for guys – so why not buy him an accessory he can wear on the wedding day, such as a beautiful pair of cufflinks or a watch? He will be happy to look so handsome with your gift!

Wedding Planner 808 has specialized in planning fantastic Hawaiian weddings – so if you are searching for someone professional to help you plan  your wedding in the area, be sure to give us a call as soon as possible! We will make sure your wedding is nothing less than absolutely unforgettable!

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Wedding planning tips that every couple should consider

Your wedding is such a hugely and amazingly important event in your life! Of course, you want everything about it to be really memorable – but how do you do that? How do you make sure both you and your guests have a truly great time at your wedding?

We have gathered some of the very best wedding planning tips – so continue reading if you want to find out more.

First of all, be sure the food is amazing. But even more than that, be sure even fussy eaters can be at least partially satisfied with what you serve. What’s more, don’t forget to include small edible surprises into the wedding too – such as a late night snack, a special food bar or a unique food truck too.
If your wedding is on the outside, be sure you plan for bad weather. It is of paramount importance regardless of what your wedding season may be! Plan for the good and plan for the bad too, so that you don’t allow rain to wash away your dreams of having a marvelous wedding!
Be realistic – about your weight loss goals, about your financial expectations and about everything else too. Yes, you have the right to dream of 100% perfection – but don’t set your goals much too far from the reality if you don’t want to be disappointed. Keep it healthy and realistic and you will have the time of your life!
Only work with real pros. Your florist, your pastry chef, your caterer and every other wedding specialist helping you with the Big Day – they should all be fantastically well-trained for the job. Don’t leave your dream wedding into the hands of someone you don’t trust!

Wedding Planner 808 can help you plan a gorgeous wedding in Hawaii – so if you have this in mind as a location, be sure to contact us as soon as possible! You will never regret your choice!

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Plan a wonderful honeymoon with these tips

Your wedding is going to be one of the most amazing, unforgettable and incredibly important events in your life. But remember, what comes after it is just as important as the Big Day itself! How do you plan the perfect honeymoon to celebrate your love story? What are the questions you should answer before starting to make calls and appointments?

We have some tips for you – so read on to find out more.

Do you want to travel abroad or stay in your home country or state? There are plenty of travel options in either case, so don’t feel limited. Some people simply don’t want to travel abroad for their honeymoons because they like the psychological comfort a US location can offer – and others want excitement all throughout their wedding days. It’s your call!
Do you want to travel right after the wedding, or wait a little? It is perfectly understandable you want to take some time off everything planning-related after the wedding. Likewise, it is understandable if you cannot leave for your honeymoon right after the wedding because you might have other issues to handle. Decide on what works for you!
Do you want to see a new place, or an old one? Some places have such a powerful meaning for couples that they will always want to return to them. Do you have any such location? If so, do you want to go there for your honeymoon, or do you prefer exploring something completely new? See what suits you most!

Wedding Planner 808 can take a burden off your chest and help you plan your Hawaiian wedding in grand style. Come visit us, learn more about our services and allow us to be part of your Big Day! You will definitely love it!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Which musical trend will you be following for your big day?

Immensely powerful and incredibly close to our hearts, music can really change everything. It can make you happy and it can add a touch of sentimentalism, it can make things fun and it can make things sophisticated and, ultimately, it can follow you through every single step of your life.
Of course, your wedding music is more than important to you – but what are some of the latest wedding music trends to inspire you? We have some ideas – so read on and find out more.

The string band at the entrance. Want to create a truly sophisticated ambiance at your wedding? Hire a string band to enchant wedding guests right from the moment they step into your venue. This will make everything more elegant, more beautiful and more sentimental as well.
The band and the DJ. If you cannot decide between the two, you are more than free to hire both options – one for the reception and the other one for the ceremony, for example. Doing this will make your wedding even more entertaining and unique.
Classic songs with modern twists. If you want to step down the aisle on Here Comes the Bride, but if you also want to make this moment more contemporary and personal, ask your wedding DJ or band to come up with a modern cover of the classic. This can be done with all traditional songs and it can work the other way around too (having modern songs played in an instrumental, traditional way).

Planning a Hawaiian wedding? Come visit Wedding Planner 808 and allow us to be part of your love story. Our wedding planning services are here to help brides and grooms make their dream weddings come true – so you will be more than happy with what we offer for this special event in your life!

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