Friday, July 25, 2014

When Should You Hire a Hawaii Wedding Planner?

Hiring a wedding planner can be a tricky business when it comes to how much time and work you have got left. Wedding planners are not just people who will clear all the mess you make. Instead, they are professional consultants who will make sure everything goes according to plan. If your wedding is local, then a wedding planner may not get too involved with the proceedings and you can do most of the work yourself.

On the other hand, a wedding planner will have more influence when it comes to destination weddings. But that doesn’t mean hiring a wedding planner will limit your control over the wedding. Instead, with a wedding planner, you get professional assistance on what and what not to do. 

Before discussing the best time to hire a wedding planner, let us overview the three types of people that hire us:

  1. Couples that know they need a wedding planner before planning.
  2. Couples that make some phone calls with no luck, and then decide to get professional help.
  3. Couples that tried planning their wedding on their own only to realize that the pressure is getting to them and decide to get professional assistance.
The chances of messing things up increase significantly as you go from type 1 to type 3. But that’s what wedding planners are for; to clear the mess and make everything right.

Ideally, you should hire a wedding planner from six months to 18 months before the wedding to make all the process smooth. A wedding planner will bring something new to the table, like what shipments you need, what type of theme your wedding should have, the decorations, and all the small details that can complete the biggest day of your life. This will also give you ample time to discuss your needs and wants for the wedding and see where ends meet.

That is not to say that hiring a wedding planner just six weeks before the wedding is a bad idea. However, doing so will only result in a wedding that is held to meet the formalities, and not your aspirations. 

Dream Hawaii Honeymoon

The big island of Hawaii offers breathtaking scenery, waterfalls, sunshine, beaches, luxurious rain forests, and adventurous activities. As one of the most popular honeymoon destinations, newlyweds are sure to have an unforgettable honeymoon in Hawaii.

Hawaii offers a variety of accommodation, ranging from luxurious, where you can enjoy lush comfort, a concierge service, complimentary food, ocean-view suites. You can even book a massage for two in your room. If your budget does not stretch this far, there are affordable condominiums, and B&B dotting the island.

Hawaii dining options are also variety, ranging from small caf├ęs to restaurants at hotels and resorts, where you can watch the sunset while you sip signature drinks and enjoy appetizers. If you are looking for a more local experience, there are plenty of spots where you can sample local Hawaiian dishes.

Newlyweds have plenty to occupy their time together while on the Big Island. You can take a two-hour helicopter tour across the entire island, looking over mountains, waterfalls, a rain forest, and the Kilauea volcano. In addition to the helicopter tour, 120 miles of trails wind upward from sea level to the 14,000-foot summit of Mauna Loa at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

If you are looking for something more secluded, Kauai is a smaller island, but there is still plenty to offer newlyweds. Kauai hosts a favorite resort of celebrities with glorious views of the glistening ocean, unspoiled beach, and the famous Bali Hai peak. Kauai also offers dining at a popular resort and spa with a classic Polynesian feel.

Kauai also has sea tour excursions and snorkel trips, where you can see majestic sea turtles, dolphins and other sea life. You can also take a romantic sunset dinner cruise along the NaPali coast.

For help planning your dream Hawaii wedding, call us today!