Friday, May 23, 2014

Working with the Best Vendors

When you plan your Hawaii wedding, you want the best -- the best venue, the best cake, the best first dance, the best dress. There’s no set thing that is the best for every couple, though. The dream dress for one bride will be another bride’s nightmare. Whatever your taste, though, you will want to work with the best vendors.

A great vendor, whether it’s a baker, venue, caterer, or entertainer, will be able to work with you to find the perfect solution for your taste and budget. This is the way for you to get the best for your Hawaii wedding.

Finding the best vendors can be a challenge, especially if you are planning a destination wedding. This is where an experienced wedding planner can come in very handy. As a planner, we have preferred vendors that we regularly work with. This means we know they offer the best services for your Hawaii wedding.

Working with a Hawaii wedding planner’s preferred vendors also means that you don’t need to spend countless hours online trying to find reviews and recommendations, only to end the search as confused as when you started! Saving yourself this time and stress can be invaluable in your wedding planning.

If you want to work with the best, give us a call today to find out what we offer!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

How to Create Your Wedding Budget

Before you start shopping for your wedding dress or booking your entertainment, the first part of your wedding planning should be setting a budget. Whether you have a few thousand dollars to spend or a few hundred thousand dollars to spend, a budget is a way to allocate that money in the way that best suits your personal preferences.

Total budget
First off, figure out what you have to spend on the wedding as a whole. Be realistic about this. After all, it’s always better to aim for a lower budget and be able to spend more on your honeymoon than to set a budget you really can’t afford.

The next step is to think about what your priorities are. Whether it’s a particular dress, venue, caterer, band, or anything else, if there is something that you simply cannot bear to compromise on, make sure you are clear on this from the start. You can then build the rest of your budget around the cost of this part.

Line items
To complete your wedding budget, you’ll need to figure out what you have to spend on each individual part of your wedding. This requires you to make a list of everything that will require money. A consultation with an experienced Hawaii wedding planner can help ensure you haven’t forgotten anything.

A wedding planner can also be a great help in getting the most from your wedding budget, however big or small it is. To find out how we can help you create the perfect wedding within your budget, give us a call today!

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

We’re the Best of Honolulu!

It’s always an honor to be recognized for the great work we do. We’re proud to announce that we’ve been selected for the 2014 Best of Honolulu Award in the Wedding Rehearsal Dinners category by the Honolulu Award Program.

This award puts us in the company of the best local businesses. As the Honolulu Award Program says, these are the companies that make the Honolulu area a great place to live, work and play.

Honolulu has so much to offer a couple planning their wedding. When you choose a Hawaii wedding, you get one of the most beautiful locations in the world, top quality food and entertainment, and highly experienced wedding professionals.

Hawaii has so many unique opportunities for a dream wedding, you wouldn’t want to miss out on any of them by trying to do it all yourself. From the perfect rehearsal dinner to the wedding day that exceeds all expectations, a Hawaii wedding planner like Wedding Planner 808 can help. Give us a call today to find out more about our award-winning services!