64 Reviews for Jots of Thoughts Weddings & Events Inc.
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Sara was absolutely wonderful. I highly recommend her services for anyone planning a wedding in Hawaii.
When wedding planning began to get very time consuming and stressful I turned to Sara for help. We hired Sara for complete coordination, start to finish. Our day was stress free because of Sara. Every email was responded to timely and with kindness. If she didn't have the answer she would find it for us. She was calm and friendly through the whole process. Sara coordinated with all of our vendors and the hotel and our day came together seamlessly! I cannot say enough great things about Sara and her team that assisted in preparing for our big day. I couldn't stop raving about how wonderful the evening went because of her. If you want a perfect day not having to worry about anything but enjoying the company of your family and friends, I suggest you bring Sara into your life to help you coordinate your day. Again, such a beautiful person; so kind and helpful. Our day was perfect because of her.
Thanks again, Sara.
With love, Gina & Kahau
Sara is the BEST! I planned my wedding from California, and had no idea where to start. From the beginning, Sara was very patient to walk me through all the things that I need to prepare, answered all my questions, and kept an organized time table to keep everything on track. Sara communicates well, and would make sure that things are tailored to my envisions. All the vendors that Sara recommended are top notch! On the day of my wedding, it was valuable to have Sara there overseeing everything and calms me down to enjoy the moment. My wedding turned out to be exactly what I wanted. Thank you Sara for all your efforts and help. My wedding wouldn't have be as lovely without you! Love, Clara
We had the best time working with you and your assistant was wonderful as well. It takes a special group to sew me into my dress.. :) Not sure how people pull this off without people like you. Everything came together beautifully and things that never crossed my mind we’re just handled. If any of our friends get married in Hawaii, you will be our first recommendation!
Jots of Thoughts (Sara) is AMAZING! Our wedding took place at an empty beach lot that literally had nothing on it. She helped us use all the right vendors for everything we needed, from chairs to linens, to a giant tent, etc! Everything she recommended turned out fabulous and the vendors were great to work with. Sara always got back to me right away and even though she was in Hawaii and I was in California, she made me feel calm throughout the process. She was also very attentive during our wedding day; always making sure that things were running smoothly and that we were happy.
Our wedding consisted of 200 guests and every single one of them have told us how beautiful our wedding turned out. The food (Cafe Pesto) was delicious and the bar staff were great. The DJ (Hawaii Sound & Vision) was loved by everyone and had the majority of our guests on the dance floor. I could go on for days about how awesome Sara and her recommended vendors were. I highly recommend Jots of Thoughts and encourage anyone to book with her ASAP because I have a feeling she is only going to get busier.
Sara is AMAZING! We planned our wedding from the mainland and Sara's help was invaluable from the beginning of the planning process. She was incredibly attentive, organized, and responsive, which helped to ease any stress that came up. Our ceremony was perfectly tailored to what we envisioned. Sara knows her stuff and all of her recommendations for vendors on the Big Island were fabulous. On the day of when things felt a little overwhelming, she was calm and focused which helped to ease any stress. Thanks to Sara when anyone asked if planning a wedding was stressful I could honestly smile and say "no, it's been fun!" I wholeheartedly recommend Sara and her services to anyone planning a special event, especially their wedding.
Sara is wonderful. I planned a destination wedding from Chicago and was not able to visit the Big Island before my big day. I relied on Sara for everything. We communicated mostly via email which was challenging at times due to the time difference but she would always reply within a few days if not the next day or the same day. Sometimes we were both working at the same time sending three or four emails back and forth within hours. She was very busy over the summer (understandably so) but I never felt as if I was being neglected. We only spoke a few times over the phone because we didn't need to speak more often than that. Sara helped confirm our venue location at the Kona Beach Houses and was able to send us pictures from another wedding she had organized there. This really gave me confidence in our choices, which made me trust her even more. She then helped us find our officiant who was a very kind and positive person, as well as our florist (gorgeous flowers), photographer, caterer, band, rental company, cake, etc. She provided me with a budget spreadsheet to help me track payments and expenses and would send me gentile reminders when bills were coming due. She always provided suggestions but was open to listening to our concerns and talking things out with us to make a decision we felt comfortable with.
The morning of our wedding there was a terrible storm with flash flood warnings. Sara had her work cut out for her and was on the phone early in the morning with the vendors getting sides added to the tent and back up generators because we had temporarily lost power. She had to rearrange the ceremony from being outdoors to fitting under our tent, moving the band up on the lanai of the house. She did this seamlessly. I was so thankful to have Sara there to handle the day of logistics and she did an amazing job. The band even brought an extra trumpet player because they like working with her so much! Sara is a steal! You won't regret working with her :)
Sara is without a doubt one of the kindest, most genuine and hardworking people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. My husband and I are from Australia, living in Canada and planned to get married in Kona! So there were a lot of logistics to consider but Sara handled everything with speed and grace.
We first met Sara on our first trip to Kona, I had reached out to a few wedding planners from Kona and immediately took to Sara as her initial response was kind, excited and proactive. We met in person and she was warm and informative. She suggested many venues and vendors to look at and even did extra research after our meeting before we had officially hired her.
As our full wedding planner, Sara made the entire process completely stress-free, fun and exciting! She was quick to create schedules and budgets and always sent me reminders for payments. We shared images on Pinterest about the vibe of the wedding and I trusted her taste and style completely. Sara suggested vendors who she had worked with before and felt they complimented my style. Every single vendor was bang-on and lovely to work with.
Sare gave us options for every detail so our wedding was entirely personalised and reflected our relationship. As the wedding was getting closer and the nerves started to kick in, I started to turn to Sara as a friend as well as our wedding planner. She was always able to calm my nerves and answer (some ridiculous questions, on my part) with kindness and excitement.
Our wedding was breathtaking. Our guests said it was the most beautiful event they had ever attended and all raved about how amazing the food was!! More importantly thought, anyone who spoke with Sara told me how calming, kind and brilliant she was throughout the day. The ceremony and reception were flawless. She set everything up and packed it away without me even noticing and stayed until well past her required time to ensure the whole night was perfect. I cannot recommend Sara enough!!
ONE WORD: AMAZING!!!!! Sara was so great to work with we cannot say enough great things about her. Since we live in CA and had our wedding in Hawaii. We talked with a lot of planners but she was by far the best and most responsive to working with us and our budget. She had a great list of recommendations for vendors/locations and even helped us plan a visit to Hawaii to help us solidify our final location and meet with vendors. She helped us stay on track and in budget and was always there when we had a question. With only a couple weeks to go until the big day she assured us we were on track (even though we thought we were all over the place) and helped us along every step of the way. On the day of the wedding every detail was thought out and in the right place at the right time. All the little and big things came together beautifully. Everyone was so impressed, the wedding had problems, and it was the best day of our lives. Sara made the day so special for us and we can't thank her enough. We highly recommend Sara Kam! Thank you so much. XX The MacDonells
We cannot say enough good things about Sarah. She put together our dream wedding with such grace and at a very reasonable price. We'd hire her again in an instant. She knows all the best vendors to work with on the big island, and saved us so much research time. When our friends/family asked how our wedding planning was going, assuming we were stressed out, we'd always reply "Our wedding planner is worth her weight in gold, and she's taken so much off our plates." Make sure to enjoy your big day, and hire Jots of Thoughts!
Hiring Jots of Thoughts/Sara was hands down the best thing we did for our wedding. We flew to Hawaii a year before our destination wedding to meet with potential vendors and scope out venues. We met Sara during this trip and she was just what we were looking for. She came to our meeting prepared with print outs and an entire sheet of information about what my now husband and I had in mind for our ceremony. I was immediately impressed by her professionalism. Sara was kind enough to create a wedding plan suited just for us and answer every question I ever had over email (which was a lot). She coordinated each vendor contract I needed and kept me on track with updated agendas and outstanding items. I was even able to shoot her an email just a few days before the ceremony and obtain additional flowers with extreme ease. Even down to the day of the ceremony she had ironed out every detail to perfection and was there to help me and ensure I was ready and had everything I needed. I can't say enough nice things about Sara - she was everything you could want in a wedding planner: calm, creative, attentive, detail oriented, organized and very kind.
As wedding professional myself, I knew that I had to pick the right wedding planner to help me with design and coordination for the day of our wedding. There was never a question in my mind that I should work with anyone but Sara. Her eye for design and her ability to hone in on what you need and how to achieve it to pull off your wedding vision is amazing.
From the get-go, she helped me narrow my focus, figure out what was most important to us, stick to our budget, and pulled off the wedding of our dreams!
Having Sara there as the calm and confident face to look to at any point during the day was such a blessing. She made sure that we had everything we needed, that our vendors did everything they needed to do, and everything went smoothly. I can't rate her highly enough, and I recommend her to all of my clients who need a planner.
Not enough good things can be said about Sara and her work. We planned our entire wedding from California, didn't even visit or know the venue, except through its website. Sara worked everything down to the details of what we were looking for perfectly. We did everything by email, and a few telephone calls, and she got what we wanted perfect. She is professional, easy to work with, very accommodating, flexible, and absolutely worth it. We unequivocally recommend her to anyone considering a wedding or other big event on the Big Island.
Hiring Sara was hands down the best decision we ever made for our wedding. She contacted vendors for us, negotiated prices, made sure everything in the planning process ran smoothly, and made sure the day of went by without a hitch (or if there was, I had no idea). All of our planning was done through email and a few phone calls - Sara was always really responsive and answered any question we had, from the super detailed to the super mundane. She was really the reason why I was not stressed at all. During my reception, I took a moment to just look around and soak it all in, and could not believe how beautiful Sara made the venue. It was definitely beyond what I could have dreamed of. I cannot say enough how highly I recommend Sara to anyone who would like assistance planning a wedding.
My husband and I thought that everything was set up perfectly and it is how we envisioned an amazing wedding to be. You can't imagine how many people told us that they enjoyed the wedding experience and it could not have been that way without Sara's amazing support. Because of Saras efforts, the planning from the beginning was seamless for us.
Sara is truly an amazing planner and we see the dedication that Sara puts forth to make everything special. We are blessed to have found Sara and anyone that works with her will not be disappointed!
Sara is simply the best!
We just got married on the Big Island of Hawaii and we asked Sara to help us in the planning as well as the weekend coordination of the wedding.
We live in New York so we had limited access to all of the vendors on the Big Island and without Sara, it would have been such a huge task for us to coordinate everything.
Sara was so knowledgeable about all of the vendors and had personal relationships with so many of the people that it made picking and coordinating with the vendors a breeze. She kept us on track in terms of timeline and costs and allowed had regular check ins with us to make sure that all of us were on the same page.
Also, the level of flexibility that Sara was able to provide with changes all the way up to the day of the wedding provided us a wedding that we couldn't have asked more from.
If you are thinking of getting married in Hawaii, she IS the person to call. I thoroughly recommend Sara at Jots of Thoughts for your planning, Wedding or otherwise.
Great to work with and an amazingly sweet individual.
I would 100% without hesitation recommend Sara & Jots of Thoughts! We planned a destination wedding in Hawaii from Canada and we would have been absolutely lost without her. Sara has established relationships with key vendors and everyone spoke highly of her! We had the ceremony on the beach and then went to Daylight Mind Coffee Co for dinner. We used Mara McMichael (Hair & Makeup Artist), FLETCH photography, Hawaii Sound & Vision, Hawaii Island Events, Kahu Tom (officiant), and Grace Flowers. Sara had already worked with everyone, she recommended them too, and it all went extremely smooth and we were very happy!! Our guests had nothing but good things to say. Sara is extremely detail oriented and has many tools to help plan your wedding, this turned out to make the planning process very smooth for us, she had many suggestion on an inspiration board, budget planing tool, and a highly detailed timeline of when events were happening. Sara took the stress out of planning our wedding. I honestly cannot recommend her enough. She should charge more as her services are invaluable!
Sara was an absolute pleasure to work with and is very professional. Unfortunately, we had to fire our first wedding planner who was terrible, but Sara came in and fixed everything! Since our first call, I felt completely assured that she would take care of things and that it would be okay. I can't say enough positive things about Sara as she always was on top of things and got back to us asap when we had any concerns. I am 100% sure you will not be disappointed if you use her as your wedding planner. I feel so grateful that we found her last minute. Our wedding was perfect and she pulled off the impossible.
As a doctorate student, attempting to plan a destination wedding at the same time as my coursework was a bit stressful to consider. Sara took care of every detail and thoroughly brought to life exactly what my husband and I hoped for. Not living in HI, I had no idea what vendors were work, the venue we were using, etc. and she took care of everything. She suggested all the vendors we used and every single vender was spot-on! Not one thing about the day would I change and it was completely because of her. I could not recommend another planner, she's the best!
Sara was a pleasure to work with. I really appreciated how responsive and helpful she was. We communicated primarily by email and I always heard back from her promptly. She provided great advice on venue and vendor selection. The vendors she connected us with - officiant, florist, musician, videographer, bakery were top notch and exceeded our expectations. On the wedding day there was not a single concern, she had everything orchestrated and coordinated perfectly. I would definitely refer her!
This is review is long overdue. Sara Kam did an amazing job with the planning and coordination of my wife and I's wedding in the Waipio Valley. I must admit, I was a bit nervous because of the long distance coordination but everything went so well and so smooth. I cannot ask for a more perfect ceremony. Sara went above and beyond her duties and what was negotiated in the contract. For example, she got our guests some fresh Malasadas the day of the wedding, setup a water station, and even gave my wife advice regarding the reception.
During the months prior to the actual wedding, Sara's professionalism shined. She established a good rapport with both of us establishing dates and deadlines and also guiding us along the way. Wedding planning was very stressing but Sara was able to put our nerves at ease. Most importantly, Sara cares and we definitely felt that throughout the whole process. After all was said and done, it felt like we have been friends with Sara for a very long time.
I hope to see Sara Kam's business grow as she has the network and connections on the Big Island to make big events successful.
If you are looking for a wedding planner, look no further. Sara is your girl!
I cannot put into words how lucky I am to have had Sara plan my wedding for me! From our very first phone conversation, I knew she would be able to execute my dream flawlessly (and she did- she absolutely nailed it!). We wanted a true "adventure wedding" - something that no one had done before. We knew there were risks involved in having it at a hard to reach location, accessible only by 4x4 Jeeps on the edge of a cliff, but knew that if we could pull it off, it would be SO worth it - and it was!! Sara was an excellent communicator and put up with my endless emails of questions and fears with so much class and ease and was always prompt to reply. On the day of, she brought ALL of our wedding decor, flowers, and even the cake on what was essentially a roller coaster ride along the coast. The setup was flawless and better than I could have ever imagined. She and her husband built an A-frame arch for us as a backdrop that absolutely MADE our wedding. I truly can't express how wonderful she is. If you are looking for someone who is authentic, creative and trustworthy - she's your planner. So happy with our decision to have her execute the best day of our lives!
We wanted to have a small, intimate wedding with our closest family and friends on the gorgeous Big island! Being located in the middle of the US could have made this an overwhelming task! But Sara made it the such a relaxed and easy process. Always available and quick to respond to emails. Very professional with amazing vendor recommendations! Our wedding was beautiful, intimate and relaxed. Exactly how we imagined it all thanks to Sara!
We just can say marvelous!!!
Sara was always in contact with.
She answered asap all mails & calls.
We felt so pampered, we would love to marry everyday as long as Sara is by our side.
She did much more than we could ask for.
If you want a garantied perfect wedding you have to choose Sara!
It's too bad that we can not repeat this day a few times more!
A Big Mahalo to you Sara !!!
All the best Jacky & Conrad
Sara is completely awesome. She put together the most amazing wedding. We started off wanting a small wedding of 30 people, which grew to 80. We had a night event that we canceled and changed into an after-brunch party. On top of it all, we were in the middle of a move and had just started new jobs, so our lives were fairly stressed and we had little time. Sara figured it all out, rolled with the changes, made sure that we made decisions timely without us feeling pressured, and was just generally a pleasure to work with.
On the day of, everything ran like clockwork. The decorations were beautiful and matched exactly what we had envisioned through verbal descriptions and only a few images. All of the vendors she recommended were top quality. We absolutely loved our officiant, who let us customize the ceremony, and who was the highlight of the day for many.
In short, we really loved working with Sara, and hope that she will expand her business to general event planning so we can do it again!