White Orchid Weddings Maui feedback
Posted 04 January 2010 - 08:55 PM
Posted 04 January 2010 - 11:53 PM
On a brighter note I can telly ou that I am working with A Paradise Dream Wedding on Maui and have had absolutely no problems so far. Jayanne is my coordinator and has been great. I really like that they don't charge the additional 20% fee for services that you choose to add to their packages. The fees are probably already included in their flat rates but at least you don't feel like you're nickel and dimed to death. Anyway, that's my opinion. If I can be of any help please let me know. Good luck!
Posted 05 January 2010 - 02:53 PM
My husband and I were married June of this year in Maui. We used Deanne Nakamura of Precious Maui Weddings and were beyond pleased with her services.
We were able to put together our own package (so to speak) and only needed to use what we wanted. We did bring in our own photographer and that worked just fine...their were no weird charges associated with that. We also set up the reception primarily on our own. She gave us some suggestions and that was all, and she did not charge a fee for that assistance. Deanne arranged to have the cake delivered for the reception and that was all for that.
Our coordinator fees were 18% and again, this was figured into our final amount on the services we did have her arrange. The only extra fee other than that 18% we had to pay was to have her come do a rehearsal with us. I think it was $100 or so for that. Deanne was there for the wedding, set up in advance and all, and there was no extra charge for this. It is just part of what she provides for you in her services.
In case you want to look into her company, the website is Maui Weddings Hawaii Wedding Packages Hawaiian Weddings Planner
To give you an idea of how comfortable I was with Deanne, I am a worrier at heart. I am prone to anxiety attacks. The day of our wedding, was probably the calmest I've felt in a very long time. I don't remember feeling that carefree except maybe in childhood! However, I knew from talking on the phone with Deanne, and from finally meeting her on the day of the rehearsal, that she was going to take care of everything and make sure it was a beautiful day. Even my sister and other 2 bridesmaids (my 2 very best friends) were convinced I was just putting on a very good facade and was truly churning inside from nerves. But there was nothing but happiness!! And the day did run beautifully and smoothly!!
Posted 08 November 2010 - 09:57 PM
wow i was really considering using this location...but now i am a little put off! They seem very expensive but the location is to die for!
Posted 11 November 2010 - 02:53 AM
I think the minute it's a "private location" they can almost do what they want. When I looked into it, the hotel's were very similar to WOW in the sense that everything has to be approved by their coordinator and they charge 20% for everything.
Very disappointing for you though! I've been working with Lori from Tropical Maui weddings and she's been very good and upfront about everything. She charges a higher flat rate but doesn't charge a % for anything she coordinates. Make sure you call around, and I checked multiple reviews on anyone/anything I was considering to use before confirming.
It seems to me that Maui is beautiful, so I'm sure you'll find something just as nice.
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