EXCLUSIVE ISLAND WEDDINGS is a wedding planner in Kahului, Hawaii, that specializes in making your wedding day visions come to life. They come to the table with sophistication and originality – definitely traits you want to see in the professional who’s planning your wedding. EXCLUSIVE ISLAND WEDDINGS plans customized celebrations, big and small. The team of planners has worked on civil, destination, and eco-friendly weddings, among others.
Company founder Kim Yonamine was born and raised in Maui, and has always had a knack for designing and presenting events. She infuses her style and detail-oriented nature into her events, and she works with a range of vendors. She started her company in 2009, initially as a part-time venture that she eventually pursued full-time after four years.
EXCLUSIVE ISLAND WEDDINGS is happy to be part of your ceremony, rehearsal dinner, and/or reception; day-of coordination, full planning, and partial planning packages exist. Prospective clients are encouraged to set up a preliminary phone chat, so your questions may be answered. Services offered include:
108 Reviews for Exclusive Island Weddings
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Kelly G. · Getting married on 06/06/2023
Kim is organized, honest, creative, and detailed.
In fall of 2019, we stumbled upon Kim via my maid of honor. She randomly saw her fun posts on Instagram. After reviewing her Instagram posts and setting up an initial call, we knew she was our person. Maui being a destination wedding for us, we needed someone organized, honest, creative, and detailed. All through our planning, Kim displayed these traits and then some. Little did we know that 3 months out from our wedding, we also needed someone to go into reactive pandemic mode. When we called to discuss what was happening in the world and the steps to move the wedding to next year, she set my mind at ease. Being in the hospitality industry, I knew what she was dealing with on her end and she took it in stride. She made all the calls and helped organize/arrange all the changes with our vendors. As we continue our planning for next year, I’m even more confident than before we selected the best planner for our special day. Thank you Kim!Sent on 10/01/2020
Kristina C. · Getting married on 09/05/2022
Dream Coordinator for your Dream Wedding
My Fiance, Paolo, and I became engaged a few months after I graduated from college and I knew right away who I wanted as my Wedding Coordinator, Kim Yonamine.Sent on 10/02/2020
I had seen Kim's design work and witnessed her professionalism while I was a MOH for one of my best friend's weddings; I'd also like to mention that my best friend and I are originally from Maui, but we have moved away since highschool, so Kim has been a dream to work with because even though we both aren't on Maui to meet the vendors, Kim has been our eyes and ears on Maui for our weddings.
Kim was very helpful with her recommendations of vendors and keeping our wedding within our desired budget. She was patient and attentive with all my questions and concerns throughout the planning process and made planning from Oahu easy-peezy. Unfortunately, my fiance and I were one of the couples who had no choice but to postpone our May 30, 2020 wedding because of the COVID-19 quarantine and travel restrictions.
At the start of April, we had our monthly phone meeting with Kim where she explained the Maui restrictions and how our different vendors would be handling the situation. Then Kim gave us a few days to decide our next steps. We decided to postpone until 2021; We chose a few dates options that we wanted and then Kim was on it - She made calls the very next day to all our vendors and reception venue, keeping us informed as each vendor confirmed their availability. Within 2 days, Kim was able to solidify EVERYTHING! The amazing thing about Kim is she was juggling her 2020 and 2021 weddings at the same time. She was rebooking vendors and venues for her 2020 couples, while still upholding her regular scheduled meeting with her 2021 couples. She was doing this while all the couples were probably freaking out and calling her like crazy (like me! lol). She was patient and understanding through the whole process and definitely made the date transition so much more bearable.
As we are nearing 2021, and finally reaching the alter, I know Kim has alot to do with the success of our wedding. We really can't thank her enough for her coordination and guidance!
Aljane B. · Getting married on 03/05/2022
Tremendous Wedding Planner!
Kim at Exclusive Island Weddings is definitely a JOY to work with! She's really experienced with her work and is very creative and talented! Before COVID, She really had everything set in line for us. I don't think I have had to stress, ONCE during the planning. To be honest, I feel bad because I felt as if I wasn't doing anything! That's how great she is at her job. She really took over the whole wedding process and had us just focus on working and saving up money for the wedding! With COVID in the way, everything is on pause but I know for sure I can count on Kim to still make our dreams come true when this is all over.Sent on 09/11/2020
Kim from Exclusive Island Weddings is such a joy to work with. She is one of the most highly requested wedding coordinators among the local brides of Maui. It's her attention to detail, her flawless design concepts and her amazing team truly makes Exclusive Island Weddings one of the best wedding coordinators on the island and she will definitely take your wedding vision to the Next Level! Highly Recommended from your friends of Next Level Entertainment!