Monday, December 28, 2015

Be sure to document your wedding proposal so you can always remember the moment!

Few moments in one’s life are as magical as the one you propose to the love of your life. The expectation, the love floating in the air, the huge smile on your fiancé’s face when she see the ring – these are “ingredients” you will never be able to actually forget.

And yet, capturing the moment is a great way to ensure you can “re-visit” it anytime in the future and see all of its astoundingly beautiful details.

What are some of the most important things to know about documenting the wedding proposal? We have gathered them right below – so read on and find out more about this.

Propose to her during the “photo shoot”.  Take her somewhere special (such as where you first met) and ask a passerby to shoot a photo of you. Instead of posing for the camera though, get to one knee and propose. This is a truly genuine way of capturing your loved one’s surprised face and the magic of the moment.
Hire some “paparazzi”. If you want to make sure your wedding proposal is captured in a really professional way, hire some “paparazzi” who will be able to shoot everything in a discrete, yet beautiful way.
Hide a camera. Depending on what type of proposal you might have planned out, giving a camera to a stranger or hiring paparazzi may not be possible. However, if you find a place where you can hide a camera, the entire moment will be nicely captured to be “archived” for the years to come.

Once the big “Yes” has been voiced out, make sure to hire a wedding planner who will help you plan a magnificent wedding with the least amount of stress possible. Contact Wedding Planner 808 for an unforgettable wedding in Hawaii and you will not regret having chosen our amazing services!  

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Find the best wedding venue based on your personality as a bride!

Wedding planning can be a very intricate process and not being properly organized can cost you a lot in the long run – not only in terms of money, but also in terms of how stressed out you will be. Finding the perfect wedding venue is one of the first and foremost important steps in making sure everything goes as planned – so it is more than important that you give it a good thinking before booking any particular location.

How to do this? How to find the best wedding venue based on your personality? We have gathered some tips to help you with this – so read on to find out more.

Classy and preppy. If you are the kind of feminine bride that genuinely enjoys bows, polka dots and all those timelessly fashionable trends, you will definitely want your venue to be able to accommodate that particular type of décor. Look for a country club, for a vineyard or for a venue with a Southern touch to it and you will be more than happy with your choice!
Bohemian and romantic. You want your wedding to be really unique, delicate and you want it to be truly inspired by the marvels of nature. Splendid landscapes, mountains and unforgettable fields of wildflowers – these are most likely your idea of a great “wedding backdrop”, so a wedding venue located in the Great Outdoors will be more than perfect for you.
Sporty and original. If you are not the kind of bride who follows the “rules” and if you want your wedding to be just as unconventional as you are, make sure your wedding venue speaks about that. In fact, you may not even want a “venue” in the traditional sense of the word. You will be more than happy with your parents’ backyard or, even better, renting your favorite team’s arena for your Big Day. And truth be told, any of these locations could turn into a truly magnificent wedding!

Wedding Planner 808. is an experienced wedding planner in Hawaii – so if you plan on having your wedding in the area and if you are searching for someone who will lend you a helpful hand, we’re here for you. Give us a call and we will ensure every detail of your wedding speaks about your personality and your amazing love story!

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Inspire your winter wedding with these truly gorgeous cake ideas!

Your guests may not come to the wedding just for the sake of the cake – but a slice of delicious cake will surely sweeten them up. And if you are planning a winter wedding, your dream cake should complement your wedding theme as well.

How to do that? How to create a stunning winter wedding cake that will amaze guests from all points of view? We have gathered some tips for you – so read on to find out more.

The flavor. Choose wintery flavors for your cake and your guests’ hearts will be instantly conquered. A classic cake with cranberry buttercream frosting, an orange chocolate cake with  dark chocolate filling or a deliciously spiced cake with caramel filling – these are just some of the options at hand.
The color. Match your cake’s colors with your wedding’s colors to make everything look elegant and beautiful. White is an all-time favorite when it comes to winter cakes, but so are deep red, icy blue, champagne, ivory, green and brown.
The flowers. If you want your winter wedding cake to look really delicate and pretty, the flowers you choose for its décor are really important. For instance, you could ask your pastry chef to create beautiful flowers that match your bridal bouquet or ask him/her to paint winter flowers on a white background.
The special elements. To make your cake look even more wintery, choose some seasonal elements to incorporate in it. White snowflakes on a white wedding cake will look very elegant, but so will other winter motifs (such as pinecones, for example). Also, consider whether or not you want to serve your cake with a special side (such as warm chocolate pudding or black walnut ice cream, for example).

Wedding Planner 808 plans the most unforgettable weddings in Hawaii – so if you want to have your Big Day here, you should definitely give us a call. We will make sure all the details of your wedding are flawlessly brought together, so that you can really relax and enjoy the most beautiful day of your life!

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Make sure to pick the best centerpieces for your wedding by the season in which you choose to be wed!

Although your wedding centerpieces are just one of the many details you have to handle when planning the Big Day, the truth is that they can be truly important – especially if you want your wedding décor to look amazing.

Even if you don’t want your entire wedding theme to be centered on the season outside, choosing centerpieces that go with it can be a really great idea. How do you do this, though? How do you pick stunning wedding centerpieces that really go with the season in which you choose to be wed?
We have gathered some tips to help you with this – so read on if you want to find out more.

Winter weddings are all about opulence and luxuriousness – so your centerpieces should be like that too. Choose high, opulent-looking candelabras and surround them with deep-red flowers at their base. Embrace everything with a myriad of beautiful candles to make the entire arrangement look candid, romantic and really stylish too.
Spring weddings are full of energy and playfulness, your centerpieces should speak about that too. Choose fresh, seasonal flowers and place them in wire or wooden baskets for a really “untamed” look that’s gorgeous.
Summer weddings are warm, stylish and very exotic. Thus, your centerpieces should embrace these “motifs” too. For a unique centerpiece, create pretty, small containers with flowers in exotic colors and cluster them at the center of the table. They will look so special!
Fall weddings are charming and very romantic and they look absolutely amazing with centerpieces that incorporate seasonal flowers (garden roses, dahlias, gardenias, and so on). Furthermore, non-floral elements (such as berries and/or pinecones) can be beautifully incorporated into a fall wedding centerpiece too.

Need help planning the Big Day? Wedding Planner 808 is here to help you have a marvelous wedding in Hawaii – so contact us as soon as possible, find out more about our services and we guarantee you will be more than happy with how your wedding turns out!

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Saturday, December 5, 2015

If you and your hubby-to-be are vegetarians, should you treat your wedding menu the same way?

Being a vegetarian is a wonderful lifestyle choice – especially for those of you who are animal-rights activists. However, is it feasible to have a vegetarian wedding too? How to handle this and make sure everyone is happy with your choices?

We have gathered some of the most important things you should know about planning a vegetarian menu for the Big Day – so read on if you want to find out more.

Yes, it is more than feasible to have a vegetarian wedding. After all, this is your Big Day and it should show who you are as people, what your relationship is all about and what are the values you believe in. So, yes, having a vegetarian wedding is more than OK – and nobody should tell you otherwise.
If you do decide to serve vegetarian dishes at your wedding, make sure that you have your guests in mind. There are a  lot of vegetarian foods even people who are not vegetarian will love – so make sure you choose something you know your guests will love even if they are meat-eaters on a regular basis.
Also, make sure you choose a wedding caterer who can deal with a vegetarian menu for you. Some caterers are excellent, but they may not have that much experience with vegetarian dishes, so ask before you book someone. And if you have chosen a venue that offers their in-house catering service, make sure they can handle a vegetarian menu too.

Wedding Planner 808 has years of experience in putting together unforgettable weddings in Hawaii – so if you plan on having your wedding here, give us a call and book us for an marvelous Big Day. We guarantee you will love every single aspect of it!

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Friday, December 4, 2015

Allow your wedding invitation to really stand out by taking a custom route!

Your wedding invitations are so important! Although they may not be part of the Big Day’s décor, they will definitely be essential when it comes to creating the perfect “vibe” for the entire event. In one way or another, your invitations are a small preview for your guests to see how amazing your wedding is going to be.

Taking the custom route when creating the invitations can help you really stand out and make your wedding more unique. How to do this? What are the most important things to know about custom wedding invitations? Read here and find out more:

What is the main concept behind your wedding? This is one of the first things you have to decide on, and not just for the invitations. One you have a very clear idea of what you want your wedding to be like, you can proceed with the next step in creating the perfect wedding invitations.
How far do you want to take the customization? Do you want every single details of your wedding invitations to be unique? If so, keep in mind that you will most likely have to search for a team of professionals who can help you with this (and it may have to include a calligrapher as well).
Do you know what you need to tell your designer? If you have already decided on a designer for your invitations (which, of course, should be done very carefully), you should know very well what to ask of him/her. The main colors, the motif, the deadline – all these details have to be very clear for you, so that you can talk to your wedding stationery designer about them.

Searching for a planner to help you bring all the details of your wedding together? Contact Wedding Planner 808! We will ensure your Big Day is flawless from all points of view, so that you can genuinely enjoy it!

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Serve your wedding cocktails in a creative fun way on your big day!

Your cocktail hour is a great way to help the guests get in the “party mood” while you “sneak out” to shoot some wedding photos. However, keep in mind that all of your guests should be really well entertained during this hour – so serving your cocktails in a fun way is a truly great idea.

How to do this? How to make your wedding cocktail hour unique and fun? We have gathered some of the best ideas out there – so read on if you need to steal a bit of inspiration. 

Barrel kegs. Planning a rustic wedding? Aside from the more “traditional” drinks, you could also serve beer in barrel kegs as well. Not only will your guests find this really fun, but they will also appreciate how you made the entire cocktail hour fit into the entire wedding theme. 
Lemonade stand. If you plan on having a non-alcoholic wedding or if you simply want to provide your guests with a non-alcoholic version for the cocktail hour, organize an old-school lemonade stand. It will be absolutely adorable and everyone will love it!
A bar cart. Add a touch of playfulness to the entire wedding and to your cocktail hour by bringing in a bar cart. It can be rustic-themed or not and it can be “fueled” with just about any type of drink that can be bottled (be it alcoholic or not). To make your rolling cart more “festive”, decorate it with a beautiful vase of flowers similar to those you will use for the wedding ceremony and/or wedding reception. 

Wedding Planner 808 has years of experience in planning unforgettable wedding – so if you want to set your Big Day in Hawaii, do not hesitate to contact us! We will make sure all the details of your wedding day are flawlessly handled! 

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Wedding disasters aren’t expected to happen, make sure you are prepared!

Planning a wedding is very frequently perceived like a rollercoaster of emotions. Every detail has to perfectly blend into all the other parts of the wedding. Every flower needs to be perfect. The cake has to taste delicious. The dress must look flawless.

And yet, no matter how much you plan, there are wedding disasters that can catch you unprepared. And while all the other parts of the wedding planning are important, it is really crucial that you are ready for unexpected situations too.

Here are some of the ones you should definitely keep in mind:

Kids go rambunctious. If you plan on having children at your reception, you should also expect them to go at least a bit crazy at some point during the night. The best way to handle the unlimited energy of kids is to give them something to do. Hire a magician or an entertainer, allow a baby sitter to take care of them, leave the children with crayons and coloring books – these are just some of the solutions you can find to this type of problem.
Guests go missing. If you don’t plan on having the ceremony and the reception at the same location, you might want to include directions at the end of the wedding programs. Sure, you may have done this when you sent the wedding invitations, but chances are most of your guests haven’t brought their maps and directions with them.
Weather goes crazy. Of all the wedding nightmares a bride may have, this is by far one of the most awful ones. While you may not be able to control weather, you can do everything in your means to prevent it from ruining your Big Day. Have a plan B (including a tent, means to keep the tent warm and clean, and so on) and make sure you take everything with a big smile on your face. Rainy day wedding photos can look gorgeous, especially with a pair of transparent umbrellas to accessorize you!

If you need a wedding planner to help you plan for all these unexpected situations (and any other that may appear), contact Wedding Planner 808. We will make sure your wedding is perfect from A to Z – and that both you and your guests will find it absolutely unforgettable!

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Winter wedding menu trends you will love for your big day

December is here – and if you are among the brides and grooms who think winter is the most fabulous season for a wedding, you are most likely getting ready for the big day. To help you serve the most delicious foods for your wedding, we have gathered some amazing suggestions right below – so read on, find out more and inspire yourself: 

Comfort foods for the cocktail hour. With the weather outside, your guests will definitely love to indulge in some classic comfort food bites. Serve mini-portions of mac and cheese, forks with spaghetti and meatballs or grilled cheese mini sandwiches with hot tomato soup shots. These foods are guaranteed to make everyone happy!
Cream soups. To warm up your guests from the very first meal, serve them some deliciously hearty cream soups as a first course. Butternut squash with croutons and potato with cheddar soups are very popular during the winter season – so don’t forget to consider them when choosing your winter menu. 
Sweet treats. If you want to sweeten up your guests, arrange a self-serving candy bar with the most delicious sweet winter treats. Chocolate-covered cranberries, pretzels with white topping, white M&Ms, chocolate cheesecake lollipops and mini-pies are very much appreciated, so you should definitely consider them for your candy bar. Also, don’t forget to provide your guests the option to take home some of these goodies (which can also double as a wedding favor). Offer them small customized bags or Chinese takeout boxes and some tools to scoop out the candy – and we guarantee they will be more than happy. 

Wedding Planner 808 has many years of experience in planning unforgettable weddings in Hawaii – so if you want your big day to be marvelous from all points of view, you should contact us as soon as possible. Allow us to take care of your wedding planning details, so that you can enjoy every second of your big day! 

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