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Brides Choice 2013
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2020 & 2021
"Best of Weddings"
2014, 2015, 2016,
2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Best Day Ever was fantastic! If you can afford it, I would highly recommend a day-of coordinator. Nicole came to our rescue when our other day of wedding coordinator, bailed out on us at the last minute without a word. What you pay for is peace of mind on your biggest day, and that is exactly what they delivered.
From the first meeting, Nicole's thoroughness and warmth reassured us that our wedding would be handled carefully and professionally. Their wedding timeline was precise down to the minute (but also allowed flexibility), and they were constantly in touch with questions about our vision of our wedding, and to warn us of issues we had not thought of ourselves.
Another wonderful trait of Best Day Ever was their promptness. We were surprised to find so many people in the wedding business are very late or lazy in replying to correspondence. We loved that Nicole was very very prompt with replies. This further reassured us that they would handle any important issues as soon as they arose.
Also, just a story to illustrate how Nicole and Erika went the extra mile for us: On the day of the wedding, as I was getting ready, we could not find my wedding shoes. They were blue flats that were supposed to be my "something blue." Not only did they offer their own slippers for the time being, but then they somehow found time during that hectic pre-ceremony period to buy cute blue slippers for our beach ceremony.
Throughout the lead up and during the ceremony and reception, every request was handled patiently and expertly. We really felt we were in good hands from the get-go, and this allowed myself and my husband to relax and enjoy the wedding. In sum, Nicole and the BDE team were kind problem solvers throughout, and invaluable.
Go with Best Day Ever! They did an amazing job!
— Mary, bride (Honolulu, HI)
“WE WERE SO GRATEFUL FOR THEIR SUGGESTIONS OF VARIOUS PRICE-CONTROL SOLUTIONS, AS KEEPING THINGS ON BUDGET WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO US"
What couples are saying:
Nicole and the BDE team was easily the best investment we made when we got married. They were kind, organised, had great vendor connections (in quality and price) and definitely made planning the wedding from Australia that much easier. BDE really captured our vision and were there for us for all our stresses and worries during the planning period. The girls went above and beyond, when it came to our big day they had everything under control even the smaller things that we didn't even think about. Together with our 100+ guests (who flew in from all over the world), we were all blown away with the ceremony and reception and the whole vibe on our special day, to this day we are all still raving on and reminiscing about our wedding day. Highly recommend BDE for your "Best Day Ever"!
N. Sadio, Australia
Tasha w., Honolulu, HI
WE TRULY HAD A BEST DAY EVER!!! We knew we wanted to have our dream wedding in Hawaii. The only challenge was we live in California. After a few months of planning of our own, it was becoming too stressful to plan an entire destination wedding.
After extensive online research we found "Best Day Ever Hawaii" on Yelp. Based on multiple great reviews, we contacted BDE. After meeting with Alyssa for a free consultation in Hawaii, we knew we wanted BDE to be part of our wedding. Over the next few months we communicated with Alyssa and Nicole, both were very helpful working out details for us.
About 3 weeks prior to our wedding, we finally got to meet with Nicole and the BDE team at our venue to finalize all the details and last minute adjustments. Nicole provided us a lot of information and assured us we will have nothing to worry about on our wedding day, except to relax and enjoy Our Big Day. After our meeting, we left feeling very confident and excited we have made the right decision on to go with BDE as our wedding planner.
Finally, our wedding IT TRULY WAS THE BEST DAY EVER. Thanks to the entire BDE team for being part of OUR DREAM COME TRUE. BDE did an amazing job! If you are looking for a wedding planner, definitely go with Best Day Ever Hawaii.
S.Y., los angeles, CA
Working with Best Day Ever was the reason we had the wedding of our dreams. My wife and I were nervous about planning a wedding in Hawaii remotely from Canada, but Nicole and Erika took care of everything! We talked about our vision for the day and, at each step in the process, we were given their recommendations. If we had preferences besides what they had suggested they were more than open to that. If we had concerns with their suggestions, they were open to that discussion as well. But as it turns out, all of their suggestions were spot on! From the location and the florals to the officiant and music...everything was perfect! We were on vacation in Hawaii for 2 weeks and our wedding day was the LEAST stressful day of our holiday - I think that says it all. If you’re looking to plan a destination wedding in Hawaii, look no further than Best Day Ever.
jeff meers, canada
— Maelanie M., bride (Fairfield, CA)
Best Day Ever had a tricky task when taking us on as clients. We were a local and destination wedding all in one. I have a big family in Colorado, and my fiance has a big family on Oahu. In a perfect world I would’ve been able to plan our wedding myself, but planning a wedding mid-school year from across the ocean was not an option.
They were able to do the research for us and all we had to do was make choices. They were flexible with our busy schedules (both of us are teachers) and managed to create a day that fit our needs well. With a tight budget and a huge guest list, they were able to turn our hopes into a reality. We were able to stay in budget, and they made the planning and implementation process so much easier for us. I am so thankful we chose them.
We did the all inclusive planning package, and if you can make it work in your budget, I would highly recommend that, especially if you are not in Hawaii to do the research yourself. The few months I tried to plan by myself became way too much. Their knowledge of what is available and pricing with vendors made it all so much easier. Hunting can be exhausting, so really consider Best Day Ever Hawaii, for your wedding planning needs. We had a lot of laughs, so much fun, and wouldn’t change a thing. Do you gals do baby birthday planning? #LittleLaw2020 :) Mahalo for everything!.
Alison law, Co
We planned a very short notice Hawaii elopement, and we needed help! After some quick research and some good Yelp reviews we choose Best Day Ever. Great decision. They were a little more expensive than some of the others we found, but you get what you pay for. Nicole took care of everything! She found an amazing beach location near where we lived, a great official to marry us, and offered us a list of extras. We choose to have a makeup and hair dresser come directly to the house to handle the bride (highly recommended!!!!) and a guitarist to play at the ceremony. He was very good. We also had an amazing photographer included with our initial fee who posted a blog the very next day that we were able to refer friends and family that couldn't make it.
Perhaps the best part of using Best Day Ever is the constant communication. They emailed us almost daily, took care of every detail possible, and informed us of anything we had to take care of ourselves. We basically flew to Hawaii, got some papers from the health department, and had an amazing beach front wedding. Seriously as low-stress as you can imagine a wedding being. Thanks BDE!!!!
michael c, san francisco, ca
What can i say, Best Day Ever has been AHHMAZZZING! We came all the way from Australia to get married & they literally organised every single thing for us for our wedding. We had absolutely no stress at all when it came to our wedding. They were always one step ahead with everything and made our day so special! Our day was so beautiful & stress free i have even had friends ask for their details so they can use them for their wedding.
Thank you ladies, you are some of the kindest, most beautiful people we have ever met on our travels & we can’t thank you enough for everything you have done.
victoria & will, australia
I want to thank Best Day Ever for the wonderful job they did on our wedding! They really went above and beyond what we were expecting, and it really was a great event for us and everyone who attended. I was really impressed with their professionalism and their design oriented ideas. I'll be the first to admit, that as a guy I was more concerned with things like cost and making sure everything was taken care of than the details, but I ended up being blown away by all the little things that they did that really made the event shine and stand out. After sending out our thank you cards, we are actually getting thank you cards from our guests saying how nice the whole thing was! It is nice knowing you made a big impact on family and friends. They really add a personal touch to the things that would otherwise go unnoticed. If you are looking for something other than the normal run of the mill cookie cutter wedding, I would definitely recommend Best Day Ever!
Ken s., honolulu, hi
— Rachel, bride (Los Angeles, CA)
“NICOLE WAS VERY CONSCIOUS OF WHAT WE BUDGETED AND NEVER SHOWED ME A VENDOR OUT OF OUR PRICE RANGE. I THINK THAT MAINTAINING A BUDGET IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT QUALITIES OF ANY WEDDING PLANNER"
What brides are saying:
My Fiance now Husband and I live in LA- I am from LA and he is Australian. I work in Entertainment and he founded and runs a non profit...we have crazy day to day and knew that planning the kind of wedding that we would want (super fun, unforgettable and won't put us in the poor house.) we would need help.
Hawaii is the middle for our American and Australia guests. SO we knew we were going somewhere in Hawaii! I cross referenced every review and these blogs and it was an easy choice Best Day Ever - Nicole and Erika deserve every review. They helped us pick the Island - Oahu - They gave us the best list of locations and we picked the Ihilani at the JW Marriott they connected us with the most fabulous range of vendors and set up trial runs and meetings. They basically made wedding planning fun and easy. I do not know much about flowers or cakes or anything..and they brought me the best in their field and we picked from there. Nic and Erika get to know you and help you fill in the blanks when you may not be able to articulate what you want "but you know what you want" they helped us stay on and in our budget.
AVAILABILITY - They emailed and called and were available to us 24/7..they would always get back to emails in a timely fashion and were efficient and effective with our time and theirs. Couldn't ask for more.
COST - They have a package style for every budget and every need. We went full package because we didn't have the time really. But there is no doubt that their cost is offset by the deals and savings they negotiate. Hawaii is not a simple place to navigate price wise you need these girls on your side. Save yourself time and money and peace of mind.
Overall, Best Day Ever and these girls have Hawaii wired they know how to do what they are doing and you as a bride/groom get to benefit because of their awesome relationships and stellar reputations. They have gone above and beyond in so many instances I can't even count.
Hire BEST DAY EVER to plan your wedding. It will be the best decision you make (other than picking your future spouse.) Our wedding is on their blog check it out. It was 125 people and the budget didn't break our banks.
But the biggest reason to bring the Best Day Ever team on is because they prioritize your wedding like it is their own...they are purest in the best use of the term. On a personal note I was not excited to have a wedding because planning it was a constant reminder that I lost my father last year and lost my mom to cancer a few years back. No mom to help me do the fun mother daughter planning and no dad to walk me down the aisle and all the things as parents they looked forward to doing. Nicole made sure to make sure my parents were present in the ceremony in a unique Hawaiian spiritual way - she did something I didn't think possible. They created moments for my parents for me and my family and that is priceless.
They just want to make your wedding the very best experience in your life and they truly care about creating that for their couples. Life for us is about experiences with friends and family because you never know how long you will have people. Life is precious and we wanted our wedding to be an opportunity to shower our friends with love and have them share the most special moment of our lives together.
Yes we could have used the wedding budget towards buying a house but to us the wedding was a bigger investment and it was wisely spent because we had BEST DAY EVER. Hire them.
jessica m., santa monica, ca