I'm very grateful for the services provided by Rachael, Wendy, and Chelsea at Maui Event Planning. We always felt that things were always under control and professionally run from the moment we began working with them over a year ago. Rachael and her staff went above and beyond in the service they provided. They were extremely professional and courteous in handling all of our questions. Our wedding ended being such an amazing day, I couldn't have imagined it turning out the way it did without them. I highly recommend using them if you plan on getting married in Maui.
Chris & John July 13, 2013 Kaanapali Coffee House
astronomadChris & John, July 2013
Please accept this inadequate note of thanks for all of your help, love and support with our wedding – it was perfect. Further, thank you for all of your patience, grace and judgment and incredible planning. Our ceremony and reception were dreamlike and far exceeded our high expectations.
One of our greatest pleasures, however, was getting to know you. You were not just our wedding coordinator, but also an ally, confidant and friend. You will always be a special part of our wedding memories. Thank you – we could not have done it without you – you made our wedding dreams come to life!
Calen and Natasha Baker, May 2011
astronomadCalen and Natasha Baker, May 2011
Thank you for being an excellent wedding coordinator! You truly helped make our wedding a huge success. We appreciate your taking the time to meet with us before the big day as well as your updates throughout the event. Thanks again, and take care!
Jen Ah-Kee and Jon Hung, June 2011
astronomadJen Ah-Kee and Jon Hung, June 2011
They say brides have a year. . . Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! You did an amazing job coordinating our wedding day. Everything was perfect, and the love and happiness everyone there experienced partly is because you did such an amazing job for us! I will recommend you if ever the opportunity. It was truly nice to meet you and a joy working with you! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Much aloha to you and yours!
~ Matthew and Melissa Brown, January 2011
astronomadMatthew and Melissa Brown, January 2011
Thank you for everything, Rachael. We had a fabulous wedding and all our guests enjoyed it very much too. Thank you for all the emails, arrangements, dress rehearsal, and being so flexible and kind. Thank you for a great wedding!
Markane and Kayo, November 2011
astronomadMarkane and Kayo, November 2011
“Finding Rachael from Maui Event Planning was serendipitous. We were looking at Olowalu as a venue but couldn’t afford the services of a wedding planner, which Olowalu requires that you have (for insurance purposes or something probably). We were talking to a planner that was charging around $3000 basically just for her services. We had already looked at vendors on our own, so we didn’t really need help in that area, so I wasn’t too sure what she would be doing apart from the day-of coordination (maybe answering our questions here and there). She was perfectly nice and super friendly, but it came down to the bottom line. After we decided that $3000 was not in our budget, we were slowly accepting the fact that we couldn’t have our wedding at Olowalu. We had talked to a couple of other places about day-of coordination, but no one really seemed to do day-of, only full service.
Then, we found Rachael from Maui Event Planning through a friend. She was exactly what we were looking for. She would take care of everything on the day of the wedding, have a half-hour meeting with us the week prior to the wedding, and be available for phone/email consultation for 1 hour. We were totally cool with taking care of contacting vendors, etc., since that’s what we wanted to do anyway…
We didn’t really use Rachael’s services until our meeting with her the week of the wedding. She was EXTREMELY helpful with our layout and seating and just the little things that you don’t really think about or have no idea who to ask…
On the day of the wedding, she was on top of her game. She had brought one assistant, and they basically ran the show. I was sequestered in the ridiculously hot house (Rachael made sure we had fans, but Olowalu really needs air conditioning), but Rachael kept me updated as to what was going on outside. She checked to make sure the various vendors were there and made sure we adhered to the timeline.
Our wedding was fabulous, and it is probably to her credit that our wedding went so smoothly.
The only catch is that Rachael is also the owner of Island Rents, and you have to use them for your rentals. I had no problem with this, as they were also a great company to work with — very professional, very prompt in emailing, and they made sure we had what we needed. Also, I believe you can rent from other companies if Island Rents doesn’t have what you need (e.g. tent with barrels). We didn’t need anything extra. I also like Island Rents because they actually publish their rates online, so this makes it easier to do comparisons with other companies.
Overall, Maui Event Planning gets an A+! Highly recommend!
Review from a bride on The Knot, June 2011
astronomadReview from a bride on The Knot, June 2011