Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Take a look at some fun games to consider for your wedding reception

Of course, your wedding will be emotional and romantic. But beyond anything, this should be a happy event, filled with the laughter and joy of everyone you invited. Having games at the wedding reception is a wonderful way of making sure everyone stays happy and entertained – but what are some of the best games for such an event?

We have gathered some suggestions – so read on and find out more.

The kissing menu. Clinking glasses is a tradition you might not be able to avoid. However, you could replace it by providing your guests with a “kissing menu” (where each item is an activity for you as a couple and it “pays” with another activity – such as a dance with a bridesmaid).
Icebreaker games. Mad Libs, I Spy and all the other similar games can be adapted to be suitable for a wedding too. They are really fun and they will definitely break the ice among your guests, so that they have the time of their lives throughout the wedding reception.
Photo booth. Having a photo booth at your wedding is a very fun idea, but if you want to make it even more entertaining, provide your guests with props that bring them together. For example, providing them with a chalkboard and asking them to write their wishes on it can turn into a fun activity for everyone (not to mention it will make for some really nice memories for you as the bride and groom).

Wedding Planner 808 can help you plan a great wedding in Hawaii – so if you want your Big Day to be truly memorable and if you want to avoid the wedding planning stress, contact us and let’s talk about you and your love story!

Photo source: flickr.com/ Iain Farrell

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Be sure you are aware of how to properly write your wedding “Thank You” notes

Your guests are amazing people – they were there for you on the Big Day, they spent their time choosing and sending you a gift you love and, ultimately, they celebrated with you the emotional moment you went through.

Naturally, you will want to properly thank them for their presence and support. But how do you do that? How do you properly write your wedding “Thank You” notes? We have gathered some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

Be very well-organized. If you want to make sure you don’t leave anyone out and if you want to be certain you don’t misspell names or addresses, create a list with all the guests and keep it handy. Also, be sure to order the Thank You notes as soon as possible and to jot down what gift you have received from each guest as well (this will be helpful when actually writing the notes).
Send them as soon as possible. Ideally, you should acknowledge every gift as soon as you receive it. However, most of your guests will understand that the time span before and after the wedding is very busy – so it is acceptable to send it within two weeks. Whatever you do though, don’t leave more than three months to pass before you send the “Thank You” notes.
Be honest. You don’t have to write too much – four to five sentences should do. However, please keep in mind that the “Thank You” notes should be handwritten and personalized for each guest. After all, they all took the time to come to your wedding, so they deserve an honest “Thank You”.

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Photo sources: flickr.com/ emmamccleary

Thursday, March 17, 2016

These Save the Date ideas are perfect for your destination wedding!

f you have always dreamed of a wedding where you are surrounded by the most scenic landscapes, by the most gorgeous Ocean or by the most beautiful exotic sands, you know you would go the extra mile to make sure you have a destination wedding torn out of glossy magazines.

…And it all starts with choosing “Save the Date” cards that will make your guests actually want to “Save the Date” and be there for your big “I Do”. How do you do that? How do you create destination wedding “Save the Date” cards that boast with uniqueness and beauty? We have gathered some ideas to inspire you – so read on and find out more.

Tickets. Make your “Save the Date” cards look like plane or boat tickets to incorporate the idea of a destination. This will be more than suitable for your wedding theme and it will also make your guests really curious about the upcoming wedding as well.
Messages in a bottle. If you have always thought of messages in a bottle to be truly romantic, now’s your chance to actually use this idea. Place your “Save the Date” cards in small bottles and ship them to your guests – they will be delighted by the idea!
Passports. Planning a wedding outside the country? If so, replace the traditional cards with a “Wedding Passport”. This is really fun and it will add a dash of authenticity to your entire wedding.
Luggage tags. Make sure your guests are fully ready to pack their bags by creating “Save the Date” cards designed as luggage tags. Cute and fun, this is the kind of idea that will surely bring a smile on your guests’ faces.

Wedding Planner 808 can help you plan an ideal wedding in Hawaii – so if you want to be surrounded by the exoticness of this marvelous place and if you want your wedding day to be perfect from all points of view, all you have to do is give us a call. Contact us today and find out more about our wedding planning packages!

Photo source: flickr.com/ Kevin Stuart

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Be aware of these things you didn’t know you needed on your wedding day!

There are a lot of things needed for a dream wedding. And yet, even with all the planning and the minute attention to detail, there are a lot of brides who forget doing some of the most important things. What are some of the most commonly forgotten wedding to-do’s? We have gathered them right below – so read on and find out more.

Having breakfast (or brunch). Before you even start getting ready, have a delicious and nutritious brunch with your special ladies. It will give you plenty of energy for the day ahead of you and it will help you (and your bridesmaids) do everything more efficiently.

Preparing an emergency kit. As mentioned before, even with all the planning ahead, there are things that could go wrong. For these situations, an emergency kit will do the trick. Superglue, duct tape, a sewing kit, deodorant, Band-Aids and Advil can really save the day.

Preparing a beauty kit as well. Although your makeup artist will most likely provide you with samples of the products she used so that you can freshen up your makeup, it is still a great idea to come prepared. Blotting papers, face powder and lipstick are a must – so be ready to include them in your day-of “luggage”.

Packing clothes to get ready in. Your “Getting Ready” photo shooting is going to be really intimate and unforgettable – so make sure you are dressed in cute clothes (maybe even choose something to match with your bridesmaids’ “getting ready” outfits).

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Photo source: flickr.com/ Katsunojiri