Friday, September 25, 2015

3 free things you will love to have at your wedding

It is already a well-known fact that weddings can cost a lot of money. However, that doesn’t mean that everything that’s wedding-related will be extremely expensive. As a matter of fact, there are a lot of completely free things you will surely love to have at your wedding. Here are some of our favorite ones:

·Use your bike to make a great getaway. While your wedding reception is definitely important, how you get away from it should be truly memorable too. The good news is that you don’t have to rent a limousine to achieve this effect. Actually, getting away on your bike(s) or motorcycle will be really unique and it will mark an unforgettable moment for everyone present at your wedding.

· Food as centerpieces. Of course, your wedding food will not be actually free – but if you talk to your caterer and ask him/her to arrange it in a beautiful way, it can definitely double as table centerpieces too. This way, you get your centerpieces for free and you delight your guests with amazing looking (and delicious-tasting) foods (such as cheese and fruit arrangements, for example).

· Borrow from friends and bring from your own home. There’s a huge range of wedding-related items you can borrow from friends or bring from home. From flower vases to Mason Jars and from table linens to cute signs, there are a lot of items you really don’t have to pay for if you don’t want to. Use your creativity and you’ll definitely come up with some creative ideas!

In search of a wedding planner to help you keep your budget (and your stress levels) under control? Contact Wedding Planner 808! We are known to plan the most beautiful and unforgettable weddings in Hawaii – so you can definitely trust us with your Big Day too!

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

What is better? A wedding DJ or a wedding band? Here are some tips to help you decide

Choosing the best music for your Big Day is really important for every bride and groom-to-be. And one of the first decisions you have to make is whether you will settle on a wedding band or on a wedding DJ. Which one is best for you, though? How to make the final call? Here are some tips to help you decide:

· In general, wedding bands are considered to be more unique. They can really help you create an unforgettable atmosphere at your wedding, precisely because their performance is live. Plus, you’ve got a wide range of options when it comes to bands, so you can book one that truly suits your style and your wedding theme.

· At the same time though, a wedding band is much more likely to cost you more than a wedding DJ. If you are running on a tight budget, but still want a band at your wedding, see if you cannot negotiate with them. The number of members in a band, as well as how long they play at your wedding can both influence the final price. Last, but definitely not least, take into consideration the option of hiring a beginner band – some of them sound truly amazing and they can really put up a show for your wedding even if you are on a tighter budget.

· Hiring a wedding DJ is a great idea if you want to mix the music styles at your wedding. As long as you hire the right person, you can expect him/her to really entertain the crowd and spin music that’s to everyone’s liking. Plus, a wedding DJ will most probably be the least expensive option too.

· In the end, the decision pertains to you and your future spouse. Take all aspects into consideration and settle on the option that truly suits you, your wedding style and your love story!

And if you need help with your wedding planning, do not hesitate to contact Wedding Planner 808. We are known to plan the best and most beautiful weddings in Hawaii – so if you want your Big Day to be unforgettable, book us and we’ll make sure everything is flawless!

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Want to make your wedding invitations 100% unique? Here are some tips to help you with this:

Your wedding invitations are the first wedding-related items your guests will come in contact with. Naturally, you want them to be beautiful and full of personality – just as your wedding will be too. How to make sure your invitations (and wedding stationery) are truly unique? Here are some tips to keep in mind:

· Don’t go to battle without your weapons. That is, don’t even start searching for a designer before you have gathered at least a few sources of inspiration. Use Pinterest and other sites to put your ideas together and select a handful few you really like. Then, start searching for an excellent designer who will be able to bring your ideas to “life”.

· Make sure you don’t rush. There are a lot of wedding invitation designers out there – and a lot of them are actually talented and amazing at what they do. However, don’t rush into booking anyone until you have seen a portfolio and until you are sure that their style is compatible with what you are searching for.

· Have a plan in mind. Once you have hired your designer, talk to him/her about her working process. Some designers like to take their time in finding the best paper, the most beautiful fonts and in handcrafting the most unique designs – so if you want your invitations to truly stand out, you might have to wait a bit until everything is ready. Make sure you are prepared to add this to your wedding planning timeline!

· Don’t be afraid to be unique – not in the way the invitations are designed and not in the tone and voice of invitations either. It’s really important that you allow your personality and love story shine through the paper and WOW the guests with how original your ideas are.

Wedding Planner 808 is here to help you plan the wedding of your dreams! Just give us a call and allow us to take care of the wedding planning details – you will not regret having chosen us for this big task!

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