Ideally, how far in advance should brides look to book for your services?
6 months to a year is typical. If it’s a date that you know is going to be very popular, you need to book a year out. For example May, 5, 2015 is a big day due to 5-15-15 and the Chinese numerology significance.
What is your top insider’s tip?
Trust your vendors. We are professionals and we know what we are doing.
Are there any trends that you are noticing a lot right now?
Here in Hawaii we tend to get trends slower…when a trend hits the mainland markets, it likely will hit Hawaii several months later. For example, the naked cake trend that started the end of 2013 is still popular here. Trends I’m noticing: people are doing more with color (more bold color schemes), more creative props for photo booth, live feeding from weddings on social media outlets like instagram and hashtags, fun handcrafted cocktails.
When researching a wedding vendor, what should brides/grooms look for?
Different for every type of wedding vendor. Talk to the person, see if they share your vision for your day, and then go with your gut instinct. Don’t go with someone because they are the most inexpensive, go with someone who understands your vision and will be an advocate for you. When choosing a photographer, look at the portfolios and see whose style best fits yours.
Have you noticed any common mistakes brides make when planning their big day that they should avoid?
Trying to do it on their own! This is specifically true with destination weddings. Don’t be fooled into thinking that once you have booked the vendors the hardest part is done. That’s actually the easiest part. Setting the design, the flow, the concept, and managing all of the details and timelines. To me, the worst thing in the world is to see a bride or bride’s mom tying chair sashes the day of the wedding. Another mistake is a bride not relaxing on her big day and instead micro-managing all the details. At that point, let all of the details happen and just relax and have fun. I’m not saying to overlook major mistakes, just let the little details go. This goes back to trusting your vendors.
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