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Kelly of a Perfect Paradise Wedding

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#1 pinklilikoi

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    Posted 20 January 2011 - 01:19 PM

    Has anyone worked with Kelly before of A Perfect Paradise Wedding? Please share good, bad, ugly.



    #2 bridetov

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      Posted 20 January 2011 - 05:50 PM

      No, but Cherise from The Perfect Wedding Maui was my coordinator and she was... out of this world. And on top of that- she was the least expensive that I could find on the island. For FULL wedding coordination AND day of, we paid $700.00. Feel free to check out my photos to see how incredible it was. And honestly- my coordinator was the reason it was so great. 


      Don't mind her website- it's a little hokey but it's NOT representative of her work. 

      #3 jennifersyble

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        Posted 20 January 2011 - 08:04 PM

        I haven't but you might want to check this link for reviews:



        They have alot of real reviews from brides for different types of vendors. Good luck.

        #4 pinklilikoi

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          Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:58 AM

          Thanks ladies for the info. We hired Kelly a few months back - put down the deposit and all - so I'm just crossing my fingers at this point. She's actually getting married this March 2011 at our same spot, which is one consolation that it might go smoothly. She said she used to work for White Orchid Weddings before spinning off her own company.


          She is charging us 20% commission off everything she touches. That's one of the main reasons we decided to split our ceremony, which she is managing, from our reception at an entirely different location where we can manage food, drinks, music, cake, flowers and decor without getting whacked for 20%. It's been working out great for us.


          So far Kelly has been okay communicating via email. My fiance and I were very specific and clear about what we wanted exactly for our ceremony. She's been pretty good about providing estimates, and very quick to send us the contract and request for deposit and cashing it. I haven't heard from her in several months now... so she's not proving to be a high touch planner.


          I will keep you posted on The Perfect Paradise Wedding by Kelly.

          #5 pinklilikoi

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            Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:21 PM

            Hello fellow brides -


            Please take this tip if you participate in this forum: be careful what you say in the forum because it will be Sharpied permanently here, and there's nothing you can do about it. 


            I am a fairly new participant in this community and have found you all to be immensely helpful and I am grateful for all the advice. I have an upcoming wedding in Maui and it's been difficult trying to plan a destination wedding as you all know. 


            I have to share with you how strict the admins on this forum are much to my shock. They are threatening to BAN me because I requested they help me modify my post just above this one RE: my wedding planner. I wrote that post in a moment of wedding planning frustration, and later regretted the tone. My planner has been wonderful to date and I'm sure our wedding in Maui is going to go off without a hitch. 


            So I reached out to the MODs on BDW to help me remove or edit my post above, and expressed my concerns as to why:



            My private message:

            Hi there - I wrote a post about my planner that I would like removed. She's been good so far and I don't want others to be misinformed about her and her work. Thank you for your help!


            Responses back from various MODs:

            It's actually against our policy to delete posts.  You can certainly post again with an update or explanation of what you thought before and what you think now.  Hope that helps!


            To which I responded back to see if there could be an exception made to remove or delete my post. I told them how concerned I was about misinforming other brides about this planner who deserves a chance. And this evening I get this message from the Admin:



            One of my moderators contacted me about your concerns.  Just so you know, they do not have the authorization to delete any posts as it is NOT something we do.   All of the moderators have given you the same answer.   If you continue to harrass my moderator, I will have to remove your forum priviledges.   I honestly do not believe I was harassing anyone. I was sincerely asking for help, and have SEEN other posts where admins/MODs went in and edited content (i.e., someone had help to remove their real names in the post).    This community exists because of each participant. I am very shocked at the response from the people behind the curtain and their lack of tolerance and understanding unique circumstances.   I learned my lesson the hard way. Here is a tip to all brides: please be careful what you say in the forum because it will be Sharpied permanently here.  

            #6 cindyhorwood

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              Posted 20 March 2011 - 07:50 PM

              Hey there,

              We are also booking a wedding with Kelly for next year.  When are you getting married?  Would love to know how everything goes. I don't like booking something so huge via the internet, but what choice do we have?  Keep me posted and goodluck! :)

              #7 kimilelei

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                Posted 22 March 2011 - 09:24 AM

                I just booked with Kelly and so far, so good.


                She's easy to talk to and really seems to understand our needs. Him and I are getting married on Labor day weekend.


                I will chime in as things progress.

                #8 Larisa629

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                  Posted 25 March 2011 - 06:37 PM

                  My coordinator is Kara from Your Aloha Wedding.   http://youralohawedding.com/   In case anyone is still looking for someone, she has been very professional, reliable and easy to talk to.  She has worked with us in every single detail and has really gone above and beyond!!!  

                  #9 luckycharmy

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                    Posted 01 August 2012 - 02:01 PM

                    I'm talking to Kelly also from a Perfect Paradise wedding and didn't see any online reviews or follow ups for her from past clients.  How was your experience and were you happy during and after the experience?  Would you still recommend her?   I'm a bit hesitant not seeing any reviews online.  


                    Any details and opinions would be helpful working with Kelly.



                    #10 luckycharmy

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                      Posted 01 August 2012 - 02:11 PM

                      Thanks for the details on your experience with Kelly.  So how did everything turn out?  Were you happy working with her and with the end results?  Would you recommend her as a planner?  Did you have any difficulties?  Any tips working with her?

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