Wednesday, October 28, 2015

There are many Fall wedding sweets that offer as a great treat to your wedding dessert bar

Your wedding is one of the sweetest and most amazing moments in your life – and you will want your guests to feel just as great as you do. Considering how popular wedding dessert bars have become over the past few years, you will surely want to have one at your wedding too.

Don’t forget to take Fall wedding sweets into consideration for your dessert bar too! Following, we have gathered some ideas to inspire you – so read on if you want to find out more.

Pumpkin. This is the ultimate Fall flavor to include in your wedding – and your guests will definitely love it. Serve a mini-pumpkin pie tower or a larger pie from which everyone can grab a slice. And if you feel adventurous, don’t be afraid to integrate the delicious flavor of pumpkin in other sweets too (such as cookies or muffins, for example).
Hot chocolate. What’s better than a hot cup of delicious chocolate to warm up a chillier day of Fall? Your guests will definitely appreciate you giving them the option to indulge in a cup of hot chocolate at your dessert bar – and they will definitely love it if you give them the opportunity to choose their own toppings too. After all, we’re never too old for hot chocolate!
Apples. Fall’s apples are the best and including their amazing flavour into your wedding dessert bar is an idea you will surely not regret. Serve your guests with fun candied apples and with a variety of sweet treats that incorporate these tasty fruits – and they will definitely be charmed by your idea!

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

4 inexpensive wedding favor ideas you will love

Giving wedding favors is a nice gesture if you want to show your guests just how much their presence means to you. However, you don’t have to spend a fortune on wedding favors. In fact, there are a lot of cute wedding favor ideas that do not cost a lot at all – and we have gathered 4 of the most popular ones to inspire you.

· Homemade soaps. Making your own soaps at home, choosing nice fragrances for them and packaging them nicely will not cost you a lot of money – not at all actually. At the same time, it can be a really cute idea if you want to offer your guests a token of your gratitude.

· S’mores. This is the kind of snack everyone loves regardless of age. By packaging s’mores in beautiful ways, you can offer them as wedding favors – and they will cost less than $1 for one guest.

· Hot chocolate mixes. If you plan on having a late fall or winter wedding, hot chocolate is an amazing choice. Offer unique, delicious hot cocoa mixes in small bottles decorated in a unique way and your guests will definitely love the idea.

· Flower seeds. Packaged in a nice way, flower seeds can make for a tremendous wedding gift – especially since you have a lot of “puns” you can use when offering them. Pick your favorite flower seeds, package them in personalized envelopes and offer them to your guests!

Wedding Planner 808 is an experienced planning service provider who can help you with your Big Day. Contact us, find out more about our packages and book us if you want a stress-free, unforgettable wedding that truly fits within your budget! There’s absolutely no way you will ever regret having chosen us!

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Just Got Engaged? Here are some amazing engagement photo ideas to inspire you!

If he has just popped the question, you probably know that this is the beginning of a whole new “era” in your life. And it all starts with a celebratory engagement photo session!

Because we know just how much it means for you to get engagement photos that really capture the joy and grace of this moment, we have gathered some ideas to help you settle on the best photo style out there. Read on and find out more.

· Location is key. Think very well before you decide on any kind of location because it will have a huge influence on the “vibe” your engagement photos get. Regardless of whether you choose to do this on the beach or in a more “cosmopolitan” location, make sure it represents who you are as a couple.

· Be unique. Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box. Don’t be afraid to be unique with your engagement photos. Think of ways you can bring your own personality into this photo shooting. From balloons to hobbies you both share, the sky is the only limit you have when it comes to the “props” you can use.

· Choose your clothes and hairstyle/makeup wisely. You want to look at your best here – and yes, the way you do your makeup/hair and the way you dress up can weigh a lot when it comes to this. Extra tip: if you want your engagement photos to be really cute, try coordinating your outfit with that of your future spouse’s. This will look adorable in the pictures!

And if you feel the wedding planning stress crawling into your life, do not hesitate to contact Wedding Planner 808 – we will make sure your Big Day is absolutely stress-free and unforgettable!

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

3 things you shouldn’t be wearing as a wedding guest

Being a wedding guest is, indeed, a joy and an honor. However informal a wedding may be though, there are things a wedding guest should never do – such as wearing certain types of clothes, for example. What are the things you should never, ever wear as a wedding guest? Read here and find out more.

· Anything that’s not according to the dress code. If you don’t know exactly what a dress code involves, make sure you do your homework – the Internet is full of tips and tricks. Thus, you will not be caught unprepared by dressing too casual to a black tie event (or by dressing too fancy to a very casual event).

· Certain colors. This may be obvious, but wearing white at a wedding is a complete no-no (unless you know for sure the bride is not going to wear a white wedding dress). Also, make sure you avoid any kind of color that may be too close to white (such as cream or ivory, for example) and make sure to avoid wearing the same color (or anything close) as the bridesmaids too.

· Clothes that are too flashy. This is the bride and groom’s big moment and you really don’t want to draw all the eyes on you. Skirts that are too short, heels that are too high, necklines that are too deep and fabrics that are too glittery should be left at home, in the closet. A wedding is not the moment to show off, regardless of what’s your relation to the couple.

If your friends or relatives are getting married and if they are searching for an expert wedding planner in Hawaii, make sure to tell them about Wedding Planner 808. With our planning services on their side, their wedding will be absolutely fabulous!

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Do you want a truly special wedding? Here are some ideas to inspire you:

Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of event, so you will definitely want it to be special from all points of view. If you want to add a touch of originality to the entire day, make sure to read on and inspire yourself from the following unique wedding ideas. You’ll definitely love them!

· Renting a trailer. This works especially if you and your fiancé are getting married somewhere “far from the madding crowd” and if you want you and your bridesmaids (and/or he and his groomsmen) to have some extra space. With some lounge chairs placed in front of the trailer, this can become a really relaxing way of starting your day-of morning as well!

· Moss topiaries. If you want to have a stunning outdoor wedding, make sure your centerpieces complement the natural ensemble. Moss topiaries will help you bring livelihood and energy to the wedding tables while not competing with the natural surroundings too – so they make for perfect outdoor wedding centerpieces.

· Make your First Dance sparkle with joy and love. And when we say “sparkle” we mean it literally. Ask your wedding party members to hold sparklers while you have your First Dance and the moment will be truly beautiful. Just imagine how gorgeous this will look in the wedding photos, years from now!

Wedding Planner 808 can help you make your original wedding ideas come true into something elegant and full of personality. So, if you need a wedding planner who will truly know how to listen and how to advise you in planning the perfect wedding, give us a call and allow us to help you! You will never regret having chosen us and your wedding will be just as you have always dreamed it!

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Tequila is an amazing party beverage! Here’s how to incorporate it into your elegant wedding too:

Tequila is the soul of many parties – but did you know you can actually bring it into the biggest party of your life too? Did you know you can use tequila for your wedding? Here are some ideas to inspire you when it comes to this:

· Use tequila shots as place cards at the entrance. Offer your guests a warm-up with their place cards and they will surely love the idea – especially those who have come here to have tons of fun. If you go for this option, do make sure you give guests the option of skipping the shot too.

· Serve tequila-based cocktails. There are a lot of elegant, classy cocktails that are made with tequila. Serve them in elegant cocktail glasses for a classy touch or in mason jars if you plan on having a shabby-chic or rustic-chic wedding.

· Offer your bridesmaids mini-bottles of tequila. Are your bridesmaids the kind of ladies who love a good shot of a quality tequila? Then they will definitely love mini-bottles of tequila as a “Thank You” from you for all the help they have offered you during the wedding planning process.

· Tequila-based wedding favors. And if you know all of your guests will love a taste of a high-quality tequila brand, why not offer them mini-bottles of tequila and a slice of lemon as wedding favors? With some nice packaging, this favor can turn into a huge success guests will actually want to take home with them!

If you are searching for someone to help you with your wedding planning, make sure to contact Wedding Planner 808. With our help, your wedding will turn out flawless from every single point of view – so call us right now!

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Fall offers a variety of flowers, which ones are best for your seasonal wedding?

Flowers are almost a “must” in every wedding décor. However, which ones are the best for a fall wedding, so that everything looks perfectly incorporated into the wedding theme? We have gathered some of the best ideas to inspire you – so read on if you want to find out more.

Classic. You don’t have to pick fall flowers if you plan on having a fall wedding. The classic wedding flowers can look just as gorgeous, especially if you choose them in rich and warm hues! From yellow roses to warm-colored peonies, the most beloved wedding flowers look just as beautiful with fall weddings as they do with other seasonal weddings too.
Succulents and flowers. If you want to add a special touch to your flower arrangements for your fall wedding, pick beautiful succulents to complement them. Leave the succulents in their natural color for a “rustic” effect or spray paint them with silver, bronze or gold for a very “luxurious” effect.
Dark-colored calla lilies.  Gorgeously elegant and unforgettable, dark colored calla lilies are perfect for spectacular wedding bouquets and centrepieces. Combine them with seasonal flowers for a very “eclectic” effect and add a dash of greenery to the arrangements too. They will look simply stunning!
Dahlias. These all-time classics look wonderful with fall weddings and they come in a very wide range of colors meant to suit almost every color scheme you may think of. Combine them with elegant flowers for a refined effect or with garden/wild flowers for a rustic touch.

Wedding Planner 808 can help you plan a dream wedding without all the stress that comes with planning such a huge event in your life. Come visit us, take a look at what we can offer and book us for your Big Day – there’s no way you will regret having done so!

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Be fabulous when getting ready for the wedding! Here are some cute outfit ideas for you and your Bridesmaids!

When the Big Day knocks on your door, you want everything to be perfect – including the time you spend with your special ladies before walking down the aisle. To make this moment even more special, why not choose special outfits for you and your bridesmaids? Here are some cute ideas that are more than affordable:

· Simple tank tops. You don’t need more than that. You can have them colored according to the roles you play (white for the bride, black for the Maid of Honor and bridesmaids), you can have them printed with funny quotes or messages or you can have them customized with anything else you find suitable.

· Special robes. If you want to look classy in your “getting ready” photos, make sure both you and your special ladies are dressed with robes that really make you shine. For instance, you could choose some colorful, flower-printed silk robes for the bridesmaids and a mono-color silk robe for you as the bride. Also, you can always have your robes personalized (with names, roles or quotes, for example).

· Button-down shirts. Bring a bit of class and elegance into your “getting ready” photos by having your bridesmaids wear long, casual button-down shirts with their roles’ monograms on them. This is a stylish idea all bridesmaids will love – and it will look really beautiful in the pictures too.

Whatever you choose for your “getting ready” session, rest assured that Wedding Planner 808 is there for you. Come visit us, take a look at our amazing wedding planning packages and book us to help you with the Big Day! We will make sure everything goes according to the plan and that you have an unforgettable wedding!

Photo source: PrincessAshley

Friday, October 16, 2015

With Winter approaching, choose an elegant tablescape for your seasonal wedding

Although we’re only halfway through the fall, winter is slowly approaching – and with it, a beautiful seasons of marvelous weddings too. If you have chosen to get married in the cooler season, make sure your tablescape is inspired by the stunning season of your wedding. Here are some great ideas to inspire you when it comes to this:

Purple and silver. Go for purple tablecloths, white China and silver décor if you want your wedding to look torn out of a winter fairy tale. Extra tip: if you plan on having your Big Day around Christmas, you can always use silver globes for your centerpieces (on their own or combined with greenery and/or flowers, if you wish).
Tree branches. Use tree branches to decorate your tables in style. Paint them with gold, white or silver for a touch of elegance or leave them as such if you want a wedding that looks natural and/or rustic. Place them in beautiful vases (transparent or bronze-colored, for example) to make them truly pop.
Candles, pinecones and greenery. Want a romantic atmosphere at your wedding? Get inspired by the deep greens of the Christmas tree and create tablescapes that are comforting, beautiful and elegant at the same time too. A white candle, some pinecones and some well-chosen greenery (and/or flowers) can go a very long way!
Dripping crystals. Decorate your tables with dripping crystals for a very fancy wedding. These go perfectly with just about any type of flowers and table décor, so you can definitely incorporate them in your tablescapes without any kind of issue.

In search for a wedding planner in Hawaii? Contact Wedding Planner 808 and we will guarantee your wedding is flawless from the very beginning to the very end! Contact us and your Big Day will be truly MAGICAL!

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If you want to honor a lost loved one at your wedding, here are some tips to inspire you:

Weddings are full of emotion, grace and beauty. And however happy you may be for tying the knot with the one you love, there may still be people you wish could have been there for you on this important day of your life.

If you are thinking of honoring a lost loved one at your wedding, you should definitely do it! Following, we have gathered some ideas to inspire you when it comes to this – so read on and find out more.

· Wear a heirloom. It may be a brooch, a ring or a necklace – if you have something from your lost one, you should definitely bring it with you on your wedding day. Even more, you don’t have to wear it in a “traditional” way – you can also include it in your bouquet or you can have it sown unto your dress as well.

· Dedicate them a song. If your lost loved one used to have a favorite song, dedicate it to him/her by using the same song for a special moment at your wedding. You can use it as you walk down the aisle, as you cut the cake or as you leave the wedding, for example.

· Decorate your venue with wedding photos. This works especially well with vintage weddings, but it can work with just about any other wedding theme out there. If you want to honor your lost one with photos, you can definitely include them in your wedding décor – and they will be sentimental and extremely beautiful as well.

And if you are searching for someone to help you with the wedding planner, we are here for you. Wedding Planner 808 has the experience, the passion and the attention for detail that make for perfect weddings – so you can definitely rely on us for your Big Day!

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Be considerate of your bridesmaids’ expenses. Here are some tips to help them save money:

Weddings are expensive – and not just for the bride and groom, but for the wedding party too. How to make sure your bridesmaids will actually be able to afford being there for you on this important day of your life? We have gathered some useful tips to help them save money – so read on if you want to find out more.

· Avoid paying for the expenses of one bridesmaid and not paying for all of them. If the others find out, they may feel offended and this may cause a huge fight among all of you. It’s better to find ways that will help all of them save money.

· For example, the bachelorette party is frequently one of the most expensive wedding-related costs bridesmaids have to handle. Make sure you talk to your Maid of Honor and that you tell her about the fact that you don’t want anything excessively expensive. This way, she will be able to plan a bachelorette party that’s both unforgettable and affordable for the other bridesmaids too.

· Also, the bridesmaids dresses are frequently quite costly – especially since most of the times they are only worn once. To avoid making your bridesmaids pay a lot for their dresses, simply give them some guidelines (such as a range of colors from which they can choose). This way, they will pick dresses that are affordable for their budgets, they will look wonderful in the pictures and they will even be able to wear the dresses on other occasions too.

Wedding Planner 808 provides Hawaii brides with exquisite wedding planning services meant to suit all needs. Come visit us, take a look at our wedding planning packages and we will make sure your Big Day is truly unforgettable!

Photo source: Ian D. Keating

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Save-the-Date cards are really important! Here are 3 wedding etiquette rules you should really know about them:

Save-the-Date cards are extremely important because they will let your guests know of your wedding date so that they don’t make other plans for the Big Day. If you want to make sure you follow the rules of etiquette when it comes to these cards, read on and find out more:

· Ideally, you should send your guests the Save-the-Date cards as soon as possible (4-6 months before the wedding is preferable). This will give people plenty of time to take the necessary days off and to plan their trip to your wedding.

· Keep in mind that you don’t have to include RSVPs with your Save-the-Date cards. Sure, including them will give you a better idea of your head count, but the truth is that it is highly unlikely that everyone will actually send the RSVPs back. It’s probably better to include them with the actual wedding invitations.

· Same as with the invitations, you should never include registry information on your Save-the-Dates. This is considered to be rather rude because most people will read it as a sign that you are expecting them to offer gifts. Sure, they will all want to know where you are registered – but the invitations and Save-the-Date cards are not the place to do it. It’s recommended that you offer your registry information via your Maid-of-Honor/mothers or on your wedding website.

· Last, but definitely not least, your Save-the-Date cards don’t have to be actual cards. In fact, anything from magnets to personalized candy bars will work just fine (and it will actually be more unique and interesting for your guests).

If you need help with your wedding planning details, don’t hesitate to contact Wedding Planner 808. With our experience and devotion to perfection, your wedding will turn out unforgettable from every single point of view!

Photo source: Lalaland Chelsey

Monday, October 12, 2015

Fruit can add a beautiful accent to your wedding!

Delicious and full of color, fruit can actually add a beautiful accent to your wedding. How to include summer’s most delicious fruit into your wedding though? We have gathered some of the very best ideas out there – so make sure to read on if you need some inspiration:

· Table décor. Use fruit to create beautiful edible arrangements for your wedding tables. There are so many combinations you can use that the hardest part of this will be settling on a particular type of “fruity” arrangement! Furthermore, keep in mind that you can include fruit in “non-edible” table centerpieces too. For instance, pomegranate halves will look really good when combined with flowers, dusty miller and other types of greenery and they will add a very “summer-y” appeal to every wedding table.

· Boutonnieres. Who said you cannot wear fruit as well? Turn your wedding boutonnieres in true homages brought to Summer by including berries in them. This is a really nice way of adding uniqueness to the groom and groomsmen’s look.

· The cake. Use fruit to decorate your cake and it will look stunning. From irresistible buttercream cakes decorated with figs and strawberries to naked cakes decorated with berries and flowers, there’s a huge range of options you can choose from, so that your cake truly represents who you are as a couple.

· Place cards. Use apples or peaches for the place card holders and your guests will absolutely love the idea. This works especially well with an outdoor wedding and even more so if you want your entire décor to be inspired by the natural landscape surrounding you.

If you need help with your wedding planning, please do not hesitate calling Wedding Planner 808. As experienced wedding planners, we can provide you with services that will make your wedding be truly unforgettable! Call us today and find out more about our packages!

Photo source: Omar A.

Friday, October 9, 2015

You have planned your seating chart carefully. But where do YOU sit at your wedding? Here are some tips to help you decide

Planning the wedding seating chart is one of the most difficult tasks you will engage in as a bride-to-be. And while planning where everyone sits at the reception (and ceremony) is important, don’t forget to decide where you and your spouse sit as well! Here are some tips to help you take this decision:

· The special, sweethearts table. If you want to have a more intimate reception dinner with your now-spouse, arrange a separate table just for the two of you. The table can be mingled with the other guests’ tables or it can be placed in a completely separate spot in the venue.

· The head table. Although this is a more “traditional” way to seat the bride and groom at a wedding, many couples still choose it. And there’s a very good reason for it: being seated at the head table means that you will be close to your wedding party – which can be extremely important if you have a very close relationship with them.

· Family-style. Considering how popular rustic/chic and family-style wedding dinners have been in the past few years, it is understandable why many couples choose this as their seating as well. Being seated at a family-style table will help you create a cozy, warm atmosphere, which works extremely well if you want to have a more informal wedding.

Wedding Planner 808 can help you plan the perfect wedding regardless of how formal or informal you want it to be. Take a look at our wedding planning packages, give us a call and allow us to plan the perfect wedding for you and your fiancé! You will definitely love every single second of it!

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Searching for the perfect wedding rentals? Here are 4 things to keep in mind

There’s no doubt over the fact that planning a wedding can be quite exhausting even when you do have plenty of money to fuel your ideas. What happens when your budget is more restrictive though?
We have gathered some of the best tips to help you save money on your wedding rentals – so read on if you want to find out more.

· Double the function of your chairs. Pick chairs you can use both for the ceremony and for the reception. This way, you can cut down on your chair rental costs by half – which will add up to your savings, for sure.

· Splurge on items that really matter. Keep your table linens very simple (they will be covered in a lot of items anyway) and splurge on those items that truly give your guests a sense of luxury and high-quality – such as the napkins, for example. Also, keep your glassware simple as well – you don’t want to make your table look too crowded anyway, do you?

· Try to rent all of the items from one place only. This way, you will not have to pay for the delivery in multiple places and you may even be able to nail a discount as well. Plus, it all means you will not have to spend a lot of time on your wedding rentals and it also means that you will lower the amount of stress associated with wedding planning too.

Want a perfect wedding without all the fuss that comes with it? Contact Wedding Planner 808! Not only will we help you plan the perfect wedding in a stress-free way, but we will also make sure you stick to your budget too! Call us today and let’s have a talk!

Photo source: Wedding Photography by Jon Day