Recommended by 95%
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Meredith Gaylo · Married on 12/07/2018
Best Decision Ever
Working with Pili was the best decision imaginable for my wedding planning process. She is extremely knowledgeable, honest, and easy to talk to. She is not afraid to be realistic about wedding logistics. She knows the local wedding industry and vendors inside and out. Truly, she went above and beyond to make my wedding fantastic. On the day of, I didn't have to think about a thing - everything was lovely and ready to go. No stress at all!
Sara · Married on 06/18/2018
I had not an idea in the world what goes into wedding planning and Pili was there for me through out the whole process. She was Very blunt and honest. I told her my vision and she made it happen. Best wedding I could have ever asked for!!!!
Tennille · Married on 04/20/2018
Pili did an EXCELLENT JOB at planning my wedding with only 3 months to organize ... I’m a born an raised local country girl from Oahu and usually we don’t hire wedding planners but instead ask our families to help... however I wanted my family to relax for my wedding so I hired Pili and she helped me find the perfect vendors to ensure our wedding guests didn’t have to lift a finger! She is sooo easy to work with and is very efficient in getting everything done! And she also got along with my family soooo well! I’d Definitely recommend her to plan your dream wedding, whether you are local or planning destination wedding!
Rachel · Married on 03/03/2018
We hired Pili as a partial wedding planner and she did amazing! Our wedding was a dream come true, exactly what we envisioned. She took command the week of and of course day of the wedding with her team; communication was good. She is calm and very creative in her planning design; she is also very bubbly and professional. We would recommend her 100%.
Chelsea · Married on 02/03/2018
Out of all the vendors we had at our wedding, Pili was by far the best! We got her day of service and she and her assistant made our day perfect. She’s direct and very organized. She will make your timeline, send out to all vendors and even keep secrets from your husband to be if you have surprises for him :) also, if you book with her, she will give you a list of her preferred vendors for catering, photography etc.
Lindsey · Married on 11/09/2017
It is truly hard to limit this woman to a 5. While living in New Zealand, Pili was nothing short of amazing to make my dreams come true! She and my mother were an incredible team and I know they experienced over their fair share of stress. They were amazing and I wish I could re-live that incredible day over and over. PS she is truly amazing at moving the venue 30 min before the ceremony and navigating 7 civil defense flood warnings AND a bunch of kiwis. ;)
Melanie · Married on 10/10/2017
Pilialoha was such a pleasure to work with! She went above and beyond what was expected and really helped us put together our dream wedding. She is truly amazing at what she does and had the answer to every question I asked. My guests were impressed by how well organized our wedding was, and we even got to relax and enjoy our meal and the night without any stress, all thanks to Pilialoha! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER to ANYONE planning their wedding on Oahu, she will definitely show results in whatever it is you are looking for, while throwing in suggestions that you may end up preferring.
Marie · Married on 09/22/2017
Pili took all the stress out of planning a destination wedding. We didn’t do something all inclusive, and without her help, it never would’ve come together! Everything was perfect - we are still hearing feedback about how fun and BEAUTIFUL everything was. I didn’t really know what everything would look like until the actual wedding day, and it looked better than I could have possibly imagined! Thank you Pili for giving us the wedding (and party!) of our dreams!!!
Sarifa · Married on 09/01/2017
There are not enough words to describe how happy my husband and I were after making the decision to work with the Pili and her team for our wedding. They are so professional, organized, and efficient and approach each task with a can-do spirit. Everything turned out amazing!
Jason · Married on 08/26/2017
We can't thank Pili enough for all she did to make our wedding day so special. We were planning everything from the mainland and had no experience/connections with any vendors on Oahu. Pili steered us in the right direction at every turn and found us everything and everyone we could possibly need in order for the big day to turn out great. Both my wife and I are incredibly "Type A" about all the details; we would've driven anyone crazy with all our edits to the timeline and super-specific requests. But when the big day came, everything went off on time and without a hitch, and we were really able to just relax and enjoy ourselves, as Pili had everything under control. Thanks, Pili!
Anna · Married on 06/01/2017
Pili was an awesome coordinator. She was extremely flexible and helped me with my needs.
She came highly recommended by Kualoa Ranch, it continued to help me out when I ended up changing venues. I was communicating with Pili from Seattle, and it was comforting to have someone local there to help me with vendors (and everything else).
The day went off without a hitch - everything was perfect, and Pili even picked up some leis for us the day of the wedding because I forgot. Everything was set up beautifully, and it was the best day ever because of Pili's thoroughness and expertise.
Melissa · Married on 04/19/2017
Pili was absolutely amazing! I felt completely at ease with her planning my wedding. She was super helpful and even took a call when she just had her baby to make sure I was feeling ok with how the planning was going. I would absolutely recommend her to future brides! :)
Jo · Married on 12/05/2016
I do not feel I have enough words to describe how wonderful Pilialoha was throughout our entire wedding experience. From her extreme professionalism, to her awesome sense of humour, she made me feel comfortable and confident that our wedding was going to go off without a hitch and it sure did!!! I originally had hired Pilialoha for partial/day of services and not only did she go above and beyond our expectations in that regard (we had a flawless wedding day!), she also was extremely helpful even months after our wedding by being my advocate towards our unfortunately unprofessional wedding photographer. Having had a destination wedding in Hawaii (my husband and I are from Vancouver, BC), it was difficult to contact our photographer who is also from Oahu. Pilialoha was extremely helpful in not only contacting our photographer, but demanding that our photos be done as soon as possible, considering it was already 5 months past the expected delivery date. I was and still am extremely grateful for her efforts. She did not have to go out of her way to do anything for us after our wedding day, but that's the type of person she is. I would 100% recommend her services! Keep up the amazing work Pilialoha! <3
Masa · Married on 11/19/2016
Just an amazing team. We could not do our wedding without them and we truly appreciate their performance.
Mealoha · Married on 11/12/2016
I wasn't sure if I wanted a coordinator when I began planning my wedding but was encouraged to do so by my husband and the event coordinator at the venue we booked. I'm so glad I did! Iit took a lot of stress off of me and allowed me to enjoy and really soak in all the meaningful aspects my wedding. She was professional, efficient and very easy to work with. She even made sure I ate which I'm sure a lot of brides forget to do! Her helper was awesome too and they stayed until the very end to make sure everything was taken care of. Highly recommend using her for your wedding! MAHALO PILI!!
connie · Married on 08/21/2016
I would never use anyone else. Top of the line. wedding planner was 100 percent do with a baby on the way and still showed up. She is family. Was always happy to do what ever it took to pull this together. We were not expecting rain and it rained like crazy and she still pulled it off.
Catherine · Married on 06/23/2016
Pili was wonderful to work with and so very helpful with our wedding! She is a great resource and helped make me feel stress free on our big day!
Kapu · Married on 04/15/2016
Pilialoha was very accommodating and understanding. She helped us to prepare for unexpected surprises and hammer out the necessary details. She is very easy to work with and flexible. During our event she was very helpful to keep our program on the time line. Her recommendations such as the the band etc. were also spot on. I would strongly recommend her to anyone who is currently looking for a wedding planner.
Maverick · Married on 04/22/2016
Pilialoha Productions will not only make your day super special and stress free, but also very memorable and amazing. Pili is very flexible and able to work with any needs or wants. She was great at taking in everyone's (bride, groom, parents...) ideas and thoughts, bring them all together and presenting a way forward to satisfy everyone. Pili was great at managing time, and responsibilities for everyone to have to so that the wedding was a success. I would have Pilialoha Productions involved in any family member's wedding or even any other event or large gathering. I will feel comfortable and at ease knowing she has everything under control. Hopefully we will have another opportunity to not only work with Pili, but also enjoy time together again.
STEVEN · Married on 03/25/2016
Pili was everything we needed in a wedding planner. Her thorough knowledge of Kualoa Ranch was and asset, and she was able to make helpful recommendation regarding decor/scheduling/photographs etc. Her suggestions for vendors were good, and she was flexible to work with any vendor we chose to use. (her cupcake person is amazing btw!) Pili was excellent on the day of the wedding, she kept things running smooth and dealt with any issues with the vendors - not something you want to be doing on your wedding day! Her rates are also very competitive.
Katrina · Married on 10/07/2017
We had our wedding a few months ago and made the huge mistake of hiring the recommended coordinator, Pilialoha Productions. We hired Pili and her team for full day-of-coordination services and had such a HORRIFIC experience.
- Our contract stated we would have 2 coordinators on the day, but only 6 days before the wedding, Pili told us that she wasn’t actually going to be at our wedding because she had “a bigger wedding Downtown” (yes that is exactly what she said to us while we were doing a site tour of the venue with our families). So since we only had 1 coordinator, she decided she would not co-ordinate the ceremony at all and instead go setup the reception. Well I’m pretty sure the main part of the wedding is getting the ceremony right.
- We met our actual wedding coordinator the day before the wedding, when Pili insisted that we give her everything to setup the reception (not the ceremony because we had to set that up ourselves). We had to travel to meet her rather than them coming to us (ok fine, we’ll go out of our way the day before the wedding to accommodate them). We gave her all the decorations, name cards, favours etc in ONE big box the afternoon before the wedding. When I got to the venue, I was told that the coordinator had lost the name cards which my maid of honour had painstakingly handwritten for our 100 or so guests. I could not believe how a ziplock bag that was packed into the one big box that we handed over only 12 hours prior, had gone missing. She also ended up losing my bouquet before the bouquet toss. We noticed a woman who wasn’t a guest, was with the wedding coordinator at the reception and did not introduce herself to my husband or I the entire night. The guests noticed she was taking food from the buffet in takeout boxes while they were still eating appetizers. I still don't know who that woman was. We tried contacting Pili after the wedding but she never responded or contacted us to this day. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy.