Why do I need a Wedding Planner?
You are putting a lot of time, effort, and money into one of the most important days of your life. We are there to help you pull it off with style and grace. Plus we make the planning process way more fun! We meet with you and discuss your vision, the help you create what you are dreaming of. With our excellent vendor contacts and knowledge of the island we can streamline your vision into reality. We track all the components, hire all the vendors, and take care of all the details so you can enjoy your day to the fullest.
Why should I choose Kauai for my Destination wedding?
Besides being one of the most stunning locations on the planet, Kauai has a little something for everyone. There are endless activites here for you and your guests! Luaus, beaches, shopping, wonderful resturants, kayaking, hiking, waterfalls, sightseeing, swimming, ziplining, ATV tours... or just sitting by the pool enjoying the tropical sun while sipping on a Mai Tai (make sure you wear sunscreen though, the sun out here is really stong).
If you are an American citizen there is no passport required for travel to the island as Hawaii is a part of the United States. This makes having your wedding on a tropical island easy, rather than having to go to a foreign country.
There are so many wedding coordinators, why should I choose Ali'i Kauai Weddings?
Here at Ali'i Kauai Weddings we strive to provide each of our couples with their dream Kauai wedding! We truly care about helping you fulfill your vision for your wedding day. We treat each wedding with as much care as if it were our own, as we are both married and know personally what it's like to plan a wedding! We only coordinate weddings on Kauai, so you get the best of what Kauai has to offer. We have 40 years combined experience in the hospitality industry in Hawaii, and a team of professional vendors we work with.
We are not your photograher. We are not your officiant. We are not your florist. We are your wedding coordinators!! We work with some wonderful vendors who are masters of their crafts and we coordinate everything perfectly so you dont have a thing to worry about on your big day!
We pride ourselves on communication! We understand the pressures of planning a destination wedding. Having great communication helps to ease any issues you may be thinking about. We are always available via phone, e-mail, skype, or text.
Lastly, it is not just a one time event for us, we stay connected with our couples through many social media outlets and look forward to assisting you with your vow renewal on Kauai after many years of martial bliss :)
Whats the first step in working with Ali'i Kauai Weddings?
Normally we suggest completing our Free proposal survey. This just gives us some basic information about you and what you are looking for as far as services. Once this is completed, Jessica will promptly send over a proposal and quote and we can get started on planning your dream wedding in Hawaii!!
Will someone be at my ceremony to ensure everything goes smoothly?
Yes! You will have an onsite coordinator to ensure you don't have anything to worry about on your big day! The coordinator is responsible for delivering all flowers and anything else you may have, along with making sure all other the vendors are presen, and everything goes smoothly.
What if it rains on my wedding day?
Obviously, the ideal situation would be sunny with blue sky's but that isn't always the case. Seeing we have to work with the weather on Kauai every single day, we have become experts in dealing with any situations what may come about. Consider us your personal wedding planner/meteorologist.
Do Not Worry yourself with trying to look up the forecast on Kauai weeks or days before your ceremony. Almost every time you will see "75 degrees with a chance of showers". We are in the tropics remember! Weather here changes very fast, so far off forecasts don't really help much when trying to plan an outdoor event. On the day of your ceremony we look at everything! We can view live radars and live web cams all over the island. If it seems your ideal location will be pouring and another location will be better weather, we can arrange to move the location last minute if this is what you would prefer. We also have covered locations available to us on each side of the island if need be. If the weather is absolutely not cooperating with us, and all of the vendors are available on a different day, we can change your ceremony date if you wish.
Please Remember we are here for you, let us deal with the stress of the weather and come up with the best possible options for you so you can enjoy your wedding day!!
How do you assist us in choosing a location?
Tell us your vision and we will help you chose a location based on what your looking for! We encourage our couples to view a few beaches prior to making a final decision on your ceremony location. You will be given detailed directions to each location you are interested in or we can arrange a locations tour if you would prefer a guide. We do however like to narrow down which side of the island you would like to hold your ceremony before you arrive, so we can reserve the appropriate vendors for your ceremony. If you have a larger party and would like to make a final decision prior to your arrival we can definitely assist you in making the best choice for what your looking for.
If you are interested in a private, garden, or waterfall location we do recommend making these arrangements as soon as possible to ensure these locations are available for you. We will be there to assist you every step of the way regarding deposits and any contracts that need to be completed to secure your date with the location.
Please feel free to check out some of our beautiful locations on our web site! Also, you are not limited to these locations. We perform ceremonies on the north, east and south shores of the island!
What is the DLNR beach permit and do I need one?
The Department of Land and Nature Resources requires that all wedding ceremonies on public beaches have a beach permit to hold the event. The cost of the beach permit is included in our essentials package. You will not need to worry about the permit but the vendors must keep it on them.
Will you be assisting us with our marriage license?
We will help you every step of the way! Normally we do not need to worry about this until your wedding day is about 30 days out, as this is when we can make your marriage license appointment for you. Once your marriage license appointment is made, we will send you all of the information regarding the appointment and the application. You will complete your marriage license application on-line and pay $65 directly to the State of Hawaii. Once completed you will be given a locator ID number which you will take with you to your marriage license appointment. You will be issued your actual marriage license at your appointment once here on Kauai. If you would like more information please see our Kauai Marriage License page. If you would like you can complete the on line application up to 12 months before your ceremony here on the Department of Health's web site.
What is your policy on gratuity?
Gratuity is not expected but very much appreciated by our vendors.
Can you assist us with our wedding flowers?
Absolutely! We can assist you with all of your flower needs! We work with a wonderful florist who provides us with only the freshest most stunning flowers available. We offer a variety of options on our web site but if you have a photo of something you would like please pass it along to us for a quote. Unless you have a really large order we don't need to place the order until about a month prior to your ceremony.
How do I choose a wedding ceremony?
We have four sample ceremonies on our web site, Hawaiian #1, Hawaiian #2, Christian ceremony, and our Spiritual Hawaiian ceremony. You are more than welcome to edit or change any of these ceremonoies any way you would like! These are just samples to give you an idea about how your wedding ceremony will go. If you would like to can create your own ceremony to best fit your needs.
How do I reserve my wedding date with Ali'i Kauai Weddings?
To reserve your wedding date with us, we require a non-refundable $200 deposit. Once the deposit is recived you will be sent a wedding confirmation and a wedding contract.
When is the balance due for my ceremony?
The balance for your ceremony will be due one week prior to the event.
Have a question that has not been answered here?
Please call, e-mail, or text us at any time with any questions you may have! Jessica@aliikauaiweddings.com, Veronika@aliikauaiweddings.com or (808)854-1003.