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#1 TokyoBride

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    Posted 30 April 2009 - 07:41 PM

    I absolutely LOVE this venue (from what I've seen online anyway), but am having the hardest time finding anyone who has actually used it. When I google, all I find are advertisements from the management company, Best Bridal! Also, the Chapel is having a discount from $4500 to $2000 if booked by the end of May... is this type of promotion typical or some sort of warning that they are not popular or that I should push for better pricing?

    As for the Hawaiian Village itself, I've heard the good and the bad (too big and Also, the Chapel is having a discount from $4500 to $2000 if booked by the end of May... is this type of promotion typical or some sort of warning that they are not popular or that I should push for better pricing?

    Does anyone have experience to share about the chapel, gazebo, grounds, or Village? It would be much appreciated!!

    Ocean Crystal Chapel .:. Best Bridal Hawaii .:.

    #2 adnil

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      Posted 12 May 2009 - 03:47 PM

      Hi Tokyo Bride,

      I will be having my wedding at this chapel on June 2, I'll let you know my review of it afterwards.
      Happy planning :)

      #3 TokyoBride

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        Posted 13 May 2009 - 09:45 AM

        Congratulations!!! I'd love to see photos and hear about what add-ons you liked and didn't like. Have a wonderful wedding!!! ^_^

        #4 vivrant_thing

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          Posted 16 May 2009 - 11:46 AM

          How soon did you guys contact them to have your wedding date reserved? I sent in my "planner" thing online 2x (once last month and again last week) but still nothing. Did you email them directly?

          #5 TokyoBride

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            Posted 18 May 2009 - 03:58 AM

            I would try contacting them directly via e-mail or phone. I think it took me a couple of tries before I got a response. And if you book by the end of this month, they're having nearly 1/2 price special, so hurry up!!

            #6 vivrant_thing

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              Posted 18 May 2009 - 12:05 PM

              OOH! thank you soo much for that info!! ur a great help!

              #7 vivrant_thing

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                Posted 18 May 2009 - 10:59 PM

                Will you be using their photographers?
                I would like to see some samples before I choose their package ... $970 sounds like a lot to me!

                #8 TokyoBride

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                  Posted 20 May 2009 - 09:34 AM

                  We were offered 90 minutes and an album free with the discount package (must book by end of May). We might buy an additional package to cover cocktail hour and reception. They use La Vie Photography, Œ‹¥Å½Š^@La-vie Factory - you can see samples from their different photographers, some look better than others, but generally nice and prices seem to be on par with other companies. We went to the Best Bridal Tokyo branch and looked through their sample albums, which were great. We hated the video dvd though, it was so cheesy, haha!!, so I don't think we'll use their videographer - but you can judge for yourself online - IMF Visions - Hawaii Wedding Videography

                  #9 vivrant_thing

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                    Posted 20 May 2009 - 05:16 PM

                    omg. why didn't i think of googling their name LOL! f'real u are such a great help! i looked at the first video, and i think i might have to agree... they're just not 'our style'. kinda reminds me of a video that would be playing in the background of a karoake song.
                    so yeah anyways, i finally got a hold of them & emailed the manager Joann. she's supposed to send me some info about reservations, confirmation & all that.. did you get yours in the mail or thru email? I'm sooo impatient!!

                    #10 TokyoBride

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                      Posted 21 May 2009 - 07:49 PM

                      We have been corresponding completely through e-mail with Joann (except I had to mail in the signed contract and a check for security deposit) because we have a 15 hour time difference! haha! I have to say, sometimes she replies within minutes, and other times it's days. I'd say just be patient, but I guess it depends on how much planning time you have!




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