DIY Wedding Projects

ATTENTION crafty brides and grooms: We would LOVE to see (and share) your creative DIY wedding projects! …Did you make some amazing favors or rock some great homemade centerpieces? Share your pictures of them to us by e-mailing them to lauren@hawaiiweddingmatch.com and we will share them with our community! If you want to include a simple “how-to” guide, we will also share that!

We look forward to seeing the creativity!

Mahalo!

-Happy Planning. XO

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Planning a wedding is tough work and there is no need to make it any more frustrating than it inherently is already. Hawaii Wedding Match takes the benefits of social media and applies these benefits to your wedding vendor search. We will help match you with local wedding vendors that meet your location, budget and style requirements through our unique “Get Matched” function. You no longer need to find lists of wedding vendors and call each one, now you can save time and energy by contacting only the vendors that meet your specific wedding criteria and budget. Start planning your wedding in Hawaii TODAY!

Hawaii Wedding Match: Wedding Planning Services Explained

Aloha! Hawaii Wedding Match allows engaged couples to create an individualized profile and, after answering a few simple questions, “match” them with wedding vendors in Hawaii that fit their specific criteria and budget.

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This service is completely free to use and will help minimize your wedding planning headache… whether you are planning a destination wedding in Hawaii or you live in Hawaii and are planning for your big day, this website will provide you with the information you need to plan your dream wedding.

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Reduce YOUR Wedding Planning Stress: Hawaii Wedding Match takes the guess work out of hiring your wedding vendors. On our vendors’ profile pages you will be able to see examples of their work, reviews of their services by past clients, pricing options, and contact information.

Get Matched with the Right Wedding Vendors for YOU: Our unique Get Matched function will help narrow down your search for the perfect wedding vendors. Hawaii Wedding Match does this by matching your specific wedding criteria with that of our vendors. We narrow down the list of vendors and present you with vendors that fit your criteria and budget. With the help of our Get Matched survey we minimize the stress associated with researching and contacting vendors. You no longer need to set aside precious time to call hundreds of vendors; instead you get to spend more time focusing on the excitement of your upcoming “I Do’s”.

What are you waiting for, start planning your dream wedding in beautiful Hawaii TODAY!

-Happy Planning! XO

Wedding Sabotage — It Really Does Happen!

So we all love a good bridal movie where there is a little wedding sabotage to add drama (Made of Honor, 27 Dresses, My Best Friend’s Wedding…just to name a few), but can you believe that actual wedding sabotage occurs? It does! And sometimes by the people we would least expect it from. Check out these true stories of wedding sabotage on The Knot, True Tales of Wedding Sabotage. If you have your own story, please share it with us as a comment on this blog post!

We can’t imagine what we would do if someone actively tried to sabotage our big day…What would you do?!

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Planning a wedding is tough work and there is no need to make it any more frustrating than it inherently is already. Hawaii Wedding Match takes the benefits of social media and applies these benefits to your wedding vendor search. We will help match you with local wedding vendors that meet your location, budget and style requirements through our unique “Get Matched” function. You no longer need to find lists of wedding vendors and call each one, now you can save time and energy by contacting only the vendors that meet your specific wedding criteria and budget. Start planning your wedding in Hawaii TODAY!

In Honor of Mother’s Day — Easy Ways To Make Your Mom Feel Special On Your Wedding Day

As we were doing research for our Mother’s Day blog entry we came across this one (below) by Sarah Shewey of Pink Cloud 9 and after reading it we just had to share it! To see her full article, please click here.

They may sometimes drive you crazy, but in the end you have your whole life to thank your mom for. Most couples have very little time to spend with all of their guests, which can sometimes leave your mom feeling neglected and make the pain of losing her baby sting just a little bit more. So in honor of Mother’s Day, I came up with a list of easy ways that you can treat your mother like a queen on your big day.

1. Go shopping with her for her dress. What to wear can be a big concern of mother-of-the-brides (MOBs) and mother-of-the-grooms (MOGs). Spending a day with your mom to worry about what she’s going to wear and be comfortable in will make her feel great!

2. Arrange for a car and driver to take her to the wedding and back home. Because seriously, who wouldn’t want this kind of treatment?

3. Write a special love note to her in your program. Your mom is always bragging about you to her friends and family… why not take the opportunity to brag about her? I bet she’ll keep it in a scrapbook for you, too!

4. Treat her to hair, makeup, or a manicure on the Big Day. Letting your mom know that you want her to look and feel as good as you do on your wedding day will make her shine with confidence!

5. Include pictures of her in your slideshow. Yes, we want to see those embarrassing pictures of you as a kid with your mom in the backyard, the awkward teenage pictures with your mom’s trend-of-the-moment haircut, and pictures of your mom on her wedding day. Giving your guests a peek into your family life will instantly make the room feel warmer.

6. Make special decorations on her chair or place setting. It doesn’t have to say “MOB” on the back, just a little ribbon on the chair or a special handwritten “I love you” note on her place card will be a touching surprise for your mom.

7. Schedule in a dance for all the moms with their kids. Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance” anyone? How about Whitney’s “I’m Every Woman”? Any other suggestions?

8. Walk down the aisle with your mother and your father. Breaking this tradition couldn’t hurt — but you’ll want to make sure that dad is okay with it first.

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Planning a wedding is tough work and there is no need to make it any more frustrating than it inherently is already. Hawaii Wedding Match takes the benefits of social media and applies these benefits to your wedding vendor search. We will help match you with local wedding vendors that meet your location, budget and style requirements through our unique “Get Matched” function. You no longer need to find lists of wedding vendors and call each one, now you can save time and energy by contacting only the vendors that meet your specific wedding criteria and budget. Start planning your wedding in Hawaii TODAY!

Got Engaged? Insure Your Ring.

If you got or are getting engaged, you’ll want to protect that new bling.

The average value of an engagement ring is around $5,000, according to a survey from wedding site TheKnot.com, but most homeowners or renters insurance policies don’t cover much of that value if it’s lost or stolen.

Policies typically cover a set amount for jewelry if it’s stolen—around $2,000—says Jeanne Salvatore, spokeswoman for the Insurance Information Institute. (That limit typically doesn’t apply in a disaster covered by the policy, she says.) There’sRings usually no coverage if the ring is lost.

So you’ll likely need to get additional coverage for the full replacement cost of the ring. This usually comes in the form of a floater or endorsement, Ms. Salvatore says. Both typically offer coverage if you misplace the ring and don’t have a deductible.

If you don’t have homeowners or renters insurance, consider buying a stand-alone policy, says John Egan, managing editor of InsuranceQuotes.com. The Jewelry Insurance Brokerage of North America and Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. offer such policies.

The price of additional coverage or separate policies depends on the type of policy, where you live and the value of the ring. Coverage for a $5,000 ring ranges from about $15 to $100 a year, says Mr. Egan.

To get any coverage, you’ll usually need the receipt from a new purchase or, if the ring is an heirloom, a written professional appraisal.

*This article is a re-print from the Wall Street Journal. To view the original article, please click here.

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Planning a wedding is tough work and there is no need to make it any more frustrating than it inherently is already. Hawaii Wedding Match takes the benefits of social media and applies these benefits to your wedding vendor search. We will help match you with local wedding vendors that meet your location, budget and style requirements through our unique “Get Matched” function. You no longer need to find lists of wedding vendors and call each one, now you can save time and energy by contacting only the vendors that meet your specific wedding criteria and budget. Start planning your wedding in Hawaii TODAY!