We're lucky enough to work with planners who already do this and more.
When your vendors feel respected they perform 1000% better, they do what they can to accommodate, and go above and beyond, when possible. Most of the time, vendors don't even interact with the couple or group until the day of set up or rehearsal, so you represent your client. What can you do to create that great relationship?
When those highly anticipated professional shots come in, Don't forget to include and share with your vendors.
Along with the actual social media handles for all the vendors involved and what they provided. An easy to copy and paste list encourages vendor to POST POST POST. They will appreciate being able to show off all their hard work.
HANDLE WITH CARE
We include handling instructions with all of our contracts as well as reitterate them throughout the process.
We suggest you take photos before unpacking linens and or tableware and decor and review the instructions before handling. When in doubt, ask
Rain Rain Go Away
Yes and no, it depends. NO I promise you it's not as simple as that.
The Kona or "dry" side of the island gets about 20 to 35 inches a year. Not a lot at all,
but it's massive when it's on your wedding day and you're caught without a plan.
PLAN, have a plan B and have an emergency plan just in case. But above all Plan on planning thoroughly.
Along with the inconvenience of getting wet and cold if it rains at your wedding, there are safety concerns that you should pay special attention to. It's always a good idea to provide railings for steep steps and inclines, but especially important on a rainy day. You should also consider some mats where guests enter your covered area, weather it be a tent or your home, somewhere they can wipe off wet shoes to prevent slippping.
Can we talk insurance? I can't stress enough that insurance is so important, but more important if you're hosting at your own home.
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@hawaiiislandevents, Tent @sperrytentshawaii, Railings @hawaiiislandevents
Hannah Lozano, Principal Planner, Hawaii Island Events Inc.
Why a rehearsal dinner is highly recommended for destination weddings
Getting to know friends and family is a lifelong goal. However relationships form and take shape over years of interaction. So how can you speed up the process so your guests aren't awkwardly communicating or feel forced to make conversation? What are some of the ways to ease them into it.
Be sure not to upstage the wedding day. What do we mean by that? Keep it casual and light.
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Event Planning and Design: Unveiled Hawaii, Venue, Catering, Bar Service: Four Seasons Hualalai, Event Rentals and Lighting: Hawaii Island Events, Floral Designer: Layered Vintage, Linens: BBJ La Tavola, Place Settings: Tabletop Maui Tabletop Stationary: Shindig Bespoke Signage and Branded Goods: Wildhouse Ink, Custom Fabrication: Design Mine
Photographer: Erich McVey, Cinematography: Zeb Films, Band Entertainment: Viva Band, Sound and Lighting Hoku Amphitheater: Encore, Photo Bus: Aloha Splitty,Beauty: Meili Autumn Beauty