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Aloha and welcome to The Perfect Wedding Maui! Specializing in destination weddings in Maui for over 20 years. Whether your dream is to wed at a private estate by the sea or toes in the sand on a beach, we can help. We know how overwhelming it can be to plan a destination wedding. On your big day, you want everything to be perfect. We will gently and expertly guide you throughout the planning process and be there by your side on your wedding day. You can relax and enjoy your special day while all of the beautiful details are taken care of for you. Our attention to detail and our extensive wedding planning and coordination experience, partnered with Maui's top wedding vendors, come together to deliver a wedding true to our name...Perfect!

Services Offered
The Perfect Wedding Maui can help couples plan just about any type and style of wedding. They offer three packages, including Full Planning, Partial-Planning, Day-of Coordinating and Beach Weddings. Their services include the following:

  • Budget analysis
  • Day-of coordination
  • Event design
  • Full planning
  • Partial planning
  • Referrals
  • Timelines
  • To-do lists
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

$2,200

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$3,000

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$4,000

Do you offer an hourly rate?

No

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Day-of Coordination
Full Planning
Partial Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double Weddings
Elopement
Eco-Friendly
Non-Religious
Religious
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Taylor A. Married on 06/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Do your future self a favor and HIRE

I wanted to wait to write a review until we received our wedding photos so future brides could see what I mean when I say The Perfect Wedding Maui crushed this wedding.

When we first got engaged in 2020, things were pretty uncertain in the wedding world. The top 2 biggest priorities for us at the start of our planning journey were to get our venue and then hire a coordinator. Once we locked in our location in Maui, we asked the venue and some locals friends to give us a list of coordinators they preferred. The Perfect Wedding + Cherise stood out (with flying colors).

When my husband + I first met Cherise at Olowalu Plantation House, she reminded me a lot of my mom. I know that sounds kind of funny but I was looking for a coordinator that was going to really fight for our wedding vision, had a lot of experience and a solid vendor list while also keeping us within our our budget and settling our nervous hearts being on the mainland in California.

I can confidently say that Cherise was literally one of my favorite vendors I've had the pleasure to communicate with. So many people told me how daunting it would be to plan a destination wedding but I can confidently say I really miss the planning process and getting to chat with Cherise. It was so fun and easy. From the moment you book, you get the package giving you a full breakdown of what to expect and how this process is going to look... for my type A brides this was a dream to get.

Getting a wedding coordinator is quite literally the most important part of the process and I do not recommend trying to plan a wedding without one. From start to finish, Cherise was organized and provided a quick turn around time in response time. We had so many email chains with so many different vendors, it just really spoke to her professionalism... You have to remind yourself that you're not their only bride but she made me feel like I was.

From the overall outline of the wedding, timeline, and vendors to the nitty gritty details like how you want your napkins folded, what kind of signature drinks you want, table placement and the color palette, she provided options to choose from as well as a couple of preferences from previous brides, etc so you didn't feel too overwhelmed with choices. We had a few video calls to discuss each big step in the process. One of my favorite little touches (that I've literally never heard of from any of my friends) was Cherise asked us to make a Pinterest vision board and then we broke down each section of the board when it came to florals, decor, the aisle, etc. I was so excited to see it all come together.

So when we had our BIG DAY, Cherise gave me some lavender oil to help calm me down because I was so nervous! 2 years of planning and it's all happening right now! After I got into my dress, I remember her coming to me and saying, "Remember, this is YOUR day. You get to decide how the timeline goes and what you want to do." It's nice to have someone on the day of your wedding in your corner because your family members will want to step in or make changes or say something and as the bride you're feeling so many emotions that you aren't sure what to say and I really feel like Cherise went to bat for me in those moments.

Also, the way she communicated our vision to our vendors!!!! Oh my gosh.... the florals, the decor, the colors....everything was exactly what we wanted. I could cry just thinking about how beautiful it was!! The photos came out amazing!!

She went unnoticed when the event actually started but she was doing the absolute most in those 6 hours, only coming up to us when necessary and moving us right along through out the night, making adjustments to the timeline as needed/communicating with vendors but she did it with such elegance and grace that I didn't even notice as a bride and really just got to soak in the day. At the end of the evening, she managed to clean up the guestbook, card box, the film cameras, package up our neon sign, etc. so it was ready to go in for us to take back. There wasn't one thing missing from the clean up and distributed our tip for us.

I feel really lucky as a 2022 bride. I see a lot of people on social media saying their regrets and such about planning, their vendors or even their big day but I just can't really relate to that. I truly believe that your vendors can make or break your wedding, just like your coordinator can make or break your excitement and Cherise made sure that the day was about my husband and I. I feel like I've gained a friend throughout the planning process and can't wait to go back to the island for an anniversary and hopefully see her.

Trust me when I say it is worth the investment to have a solid coordinator and you will not be disappointed with Cherise.

T + J
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Keroo G. Married on 09/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you Cherise & Mele for an incredible day!

My husband and I were married just over a month ago in September in Maui and it was truly one of the best days of my life. The absolute number one piece of advice I'd give to new brides: get a wedding planner. I am a project manager by trade and am very used to coordination and handling logistics, but there is so much about a wedding that I am so incredibly glad I left to the pros, which is where Cherise came in. At the beginning of the planning period (March 2022 - we started planning early!), Cherise went above and beyond and coordinated and spent an entire day with us touring four different venues and chatting with us to figure out what exactly we envisioned for the wedding. The planning process was made so much easier with Cherise's years of experience and great working relationships with Maui vendors. On the day of the wedding, Cherise and her daughter, Mele, did an incredible job of handling all the details and EVERYTHING came out perfectly. The table settings, the tent, the food, the bar, all the florals, the sunset, the dance floor, it was all was beautiful, and my husband and I didn't have a single worry - Cherise handled it all. Thank you Cherise & Mele for an incredible wedding day!
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Tipsuda P. Married on 08/26/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding of my dreams

Book Kelly ASAP!! She鈥檚 the best! We鈥檙e from Texas, and it was intimidating to plan a destination wedding in a place where we haven鈥檛 been. But after speaking with Kelly for about a week via email, I was confident that she would be able to help me plan the wedding of my dreams. She delivered 1000%. Our wedding turned out better than my wildest dreams. Everything was exactly how I wanted and more.. She鈥檚 responsive, the vendors that she connected us with were amazing, and our day was so organized. I didn鈥檛 have to worry about a thing. I have no regrets booking Kelly as my wedding planner. Thank you so much, Kelly!

Tipsuda and Ryan from Texas :)
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Real Weddings

Shen & Jodi
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The Perfect Maui Wedding is a great company! Very honest and dependable and I have been honored to have worked with them over the many years in service. Mahalo!

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Cherise is a joy to work with! She's very organized and a real people person. She makes my filming process much easier -- it's very important things are on time when shooting video. It's always great working with her!

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At The Perfect Wedding Maui you get just that ... Your Perfect Wedding. I have been so lucky to work with Owner Cherise and am always so impressed with her events. She has such a sweet and kind demeanor and as a seasoned wedding planner she foresees and eliminates potential problems before they happen. You are truly in great hands with The Perfect Wedding Maui.

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