Destination Weddings

Why we love destination weddings and why you will too!

We Love Destination Weddings, Aloha Fans, Maui Wedding Planner

Why We Love Destination Weddings, Aloha Fans, Maui Wedding Planner

Two VOWS planners elected to have destination weddings and we’re not the only ones!  More and more couples are choosing to get married outside their usual stomping grounds.  While these types of weddings, such as Karlie & Matt’s Destination Wedding at Olowalu Plantation House in Maui, do require some added logistical consideration – they have some unparalleled benefits also.  Here are a few: Maui wedding planner

Reign in your guest count.  Destination weddings inherently narrow the guest count. Traveling to your wedding requires more effort, time and cost of your guests. Therefore, those fringe guests, the ones you haven’t seen in years, but feel obligated to invite, are less likely to reply ‘yes’.  What remains is the core group of close family and friends you really want at your wedding. Maui wedding planner

Why We Love Destination Weddings, Boarding Pass Save the Date, Maui Wedding Planner

Why We Love Destination Weddings, Boarding Pass Save the Date, Maui Wedding Planner

Spending more time with your nearest and dearest.  Whether a nearby destination or somewhere exotic, most guests will make a vacation out of your wedding. With guests in town a few days before and after the main event, that’s all the more time to spend with your loved ones creating memories and celebrating with you.  VOWS Helpful Hint:  Don’t forget to plan a group activity or two.  A Welcome Dinner the night before or a Farewell Breakfast the morning after make great additions to the itinerary.

You and your guests will be present.   I’ve found that nothing beats the energy at a destination wedding.  The bride, groom and their guests are in vacation mode…no one is leaving the reception early to get home to a babysitter or checking their work Blackberry.  Destination weddings bring out the best in your guests and lay the foundation for a night of incredible memories.

There is nothing we’d love more than to help you pull together an unforgettable Maui Destination Wedding.  VOWS specializes in taking your big day, far away! Maui wedding

Follow our Destination Wedding Locations on Instagram! Maui wedding planner

Maui Destination Wedding Success – Karlie & Matt

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Olowalu Beach, Maui Destination Wedding, Dellables Floral, Dmitri & Sandra Photography

As a Maui wedding planner, I more than understand the leap of faith needed to plan a wedding from afar. Having a Maui destination wedding is a true blessing for those looking to get away from the realities of their backyard. It’s a freeing and exciting experience, but can also be stressful when you realize you can’t control every detail.  That’s where a good wedding planner comes in. Maui wedding planner

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Olowalu Plantation House, Maui Destination Wedding, Dellables Floral, Reverend Keli’i Brown, Dmitri & Sandra Photography

Sending photos, reviews and reassurances is my first step in instilling a couples’ confidence in a destination wedding. A trip to Maui prior to wedding week is ideal if budget and time allow, but not mandatory. Instead, I encourage couples to talk to others that have had a Maui destination wedding. I connect current and former clients. I offer flexible wedding packages that give couples options on how they would like to work together. Some like to hand over the reins to me while others want to lead the charge with my support. Full planning is most popular and encouraged. Having someone with experience, relationships, and expertise holding your hand along the way is priceless. (See more about my experience and approach at Why VOWS .) A wedding planner is truly an investment in your engagement as well as your wedding day. You want this time together to be fun and stress free. Maui wedding planner

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Olowalu Plantation House Wedding, Maui Destination Wedding, Dellables Floral, Dmitri & Sandra Photography

Another way I help make my clients feel confident in their Maui destination wedding decision is to focus on (and get excited about) their top priorities. I make it my mission to get them beyond right. As a Maui wedding planner, I’m used to driving the island in search of the right venue fit for my clients. I take photos, video, taste and touch on my couples’ behalf. My goal is to make sure I have exceeded my clients’ expectations when they step off the plane. Maui wedding planner

Miss B Calligraphy, Perfect Pour Maui, Olowalu Plantation House, Maui Wedding Planner, Dmitri & Sandra Photography

Miss B Calligraphy, Perfect Pour Maui, Olowalu Plantation House, Maui Wedding Planner, Dmitri & Sandra Photography

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Olowalu Plantation House, Perfect Pour Maui, Maui Wedding Planner, Dmitri & Sandra Photography

Olowalu Plantation House, Maui Wedding Planner, Perfect Pour Maui, Dmitri & Sandra Photography

Olowalu Plantation House, Maui Wedding Planner, Perfect Pour Maui, Dmitri & Sandra Photography

Enter the beautiful Karlie & Matt, foodies and cocktail connoisseurs from Seattle. We talked through these top priorities and also their vision for a playful and fun party. You learn a lot about people when you plan their most intimate celebration. Karlie & Matt are huge Elvis fans; our table names were titles of Elvis songs. They are also accomplished ballroom dancers; beautiful choreographed dances wowed and moved guests. And finally, the groom has a fondness for sewing. I had the first ring bearer pillow in VOWS history that was designed by the groom! Maui wedding planner

Miss B Calligraphy, Dellables Flora, Maui Wedding Planner, Dmitri & Sandra Photography

Miss B Calligraphy, Dellables Flora, Maui Wedding Planner, Dmitri & Sandra Photography

Maui Executive Catering, Maui Wedding Planner, Dmitri & Sandra Photography

Maui Executive Catering, Maui Wedding Planner, Dmitri & Sandra Photography

Maui Executive Catering, Maui Wedding Planner, Dmitri & Sandra Photography

Maui Executive Catering, Maui Wedding Planner, Dmitri & Sandra Photography

For seven months I collaborated with this smart, creative and ambitious couple to plan their Maui destination wedding.  We talked mostly over phone and email to create their dream wedding in paradise. In the end, like any couple, they just wanted to enjoy their wedding day and focus on their love. The photos and Karlie’s words below speak volumes. Mission accomplished! Maui wedding planner

“Katy, thank you for giving us the best wedding we have ever been to!”

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Olowalu Beach, Maui Destination Wedding, Dmitri & Sandra Photography

We can’t have a successful Maui destination wedding without the teamwork of great vendors. Many Mahalos to:

Olowalu Plantation House

Dmitri & Sandra Photography

Maui Executive Catering

Perfect Pour Maui

Dellables Floral

Maui DJ Services

Pacific Island Rentals

Maui Makeup Artistry

Rev. Keli’i Brown

Fabiani’s Bakery

Couples’ Choice Award Honor for VOWS

Thank you to our fabulous couples and WeddingWire for this flattering award. Maui wedding planner

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Recipients represent the top 5% of wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. Maui wedding planner

New VOWS Maui Wedding Planning Packages

Hot off the Press! Check out our new VOWS Maui Wedding Planning Packages. We’re using a different approach from our mainland Seattle services. We hope they will better appeal to the specific needs of our destination brides and grooms. Maui wedding planner

Why Maui for your Wedding Day

The island of Maui, Hawaii is truly unique. It’s a wonderful sensory overload of beauty and nature’s wonders. The calming energy is palpable. The island also gifts Maui wedding planners, and their clients, with the most spectacular private estates, resorts, beaches, and landscapes in the world. These gems give us the perfect backdrop for once in a lifetime celebrations. Maui wedding planner

The VOWS Approach and our Maui Wedding Planning Packages

We offer Ultimate Full Planning to guide you through the whole wedding planning experience including venue and vendor hires, design, budget management, and much more.  We can also jump in the month before to execute your plans. We are your planning partner and want to support you however you desire.

When planning a destination wedding it is also important to provide accommodation, transportation and other gatherings for your guests to see you and get to know each other. With our island connections, we can handle this as well.  We want your guests to truly feel that sense of Aloha upon their arrival on island. Maui wedding

Maui, Hawaii is a place like no other. Come and relax, enjoy the warmth, romance, and wonders of mother-nature. Most importantly, get away from the realities of your backyard. With VOWS Owner Katy Roberts now a resident of this beautiful island, you get personal, boutique quality customer service and care from a career wedding planner of 12 years. Maui wedding planner

Aloha! Hope to see you in paradise for your Maui Destination Wedding! Maui wedding planner

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