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The Perfect Wedding Maui

Lahaina , HI
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PO Box 10872
Lahaina, HI US 96761 (map)

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808-250-1624

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ABOUT US

Go ahead, let love sweep you off your feet... while our coordinators expertly take care of every beautiful detail of your event. On your big day you want everything to be perfect. And... Read more
Go ahead, let love sweep you off your feet... while our coordinators expertly take care of every beautiful detail of your event. On your big day you want everything to be perfect. And that's why we're here! Our exceptional attention, combined with years of experience and partnered with the top vendors on Maui all come together to deliver a wedding true to our name...Perfect! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly / Green
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning
What style of wedding do you specialize in planning?
We specialize in Maui destination weddings at private estates.
What sizes of weddings have you coordinated in the past?
We coordinate any size wedding from just the bride and groom to a couple hundred.

REVIEWS

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Caitlin
Wedding:
7/13/2014
5.0/5.0
I did my research before hiring a wedding planner, and I'm really glad I did. I work full time, live on the east coast, and naturally am a bit of a worrier. I wanted a perfect wedding, and I needed someone who was going to keep me on track, but who would do it with a kind touch. I read all of the reviews of Cherise, and noticed that everyone said how sweet she is, calm, and plans stunning weddings. I seriously couldn't not have asked for anything more.
About a year before our wedding I hired Cherise. She promptly called me and wanted to know what I wanted my wedding to be. She emailed me a list of items that fell into the 9 months, 6 months, 3 months, and sooner categories, so I wouldn't be overwhelmed with everything there was to do, but also so that we kept to a timeline. It took me a little while to get used to island time, where emails took a day or two to get a response (common for all vendors). As the wedding approached I obviously started to get a little nervous, but that's when Cherise really hit her stride. She was juggling multiple weddings (which I only know because I saw pictures of other weddings on her website after our wedding was over), but I never felt that I wasn't getting the attention that I deserved. The days before the wedding she was basically "on call", walked us through the ceremony at our rehearsal, and was at Olowalu on our wedding day very early, and stayed until the end of the night. Cherise has great taste, and was able to turn my vision, which I sometimes couldn't even put into words, into reality. She guided me towards the best vendors, and I really couldn't have done it without her! My mom and I sent her so many pictures, and she would send us ideas back.

I would recommend Cherise to family, friends, and anyone looking for a gorgeous, classy, magical Hawaiian wedding.
I did my research before hiring a wedding planner, and I'm really glad I did. I work full time, live on the east coast, Read more...
I did my research before hiring a wedding planner, and I'm really glad I did. I work full time, live on the east coast, and naturally am a bit of a worrier. I wanted a perfect wedding, and I needed someone who was going to keep me on track, but who would do it with a kind touch. I read all of the reviews of Cherise, and noticed that everyone said how sweet she is, calm, and plans stunning weddings. I seriously couldn't not have asked for anything more.
About a year before our wedding I hired Cherise. She promptly called me and wanted to know what I wanted my wedding to be. She emailed me a list of items that fell into the 9 months, 6 months, 3 months, and sooner categories, so I wouldn't be overwhelmed with everything there was to do, but also so that we kept to a timeline. It took me a little while to get used to island time, where emails took a day or two to get a response (common for all vendors). As the wedding approached I obviously started to get a little nervous, but that's when Cherise really hit her stride. She was juggling multiple weddings (which I only know because I saw pictures of other weddings on her website after our wedding was over), but I never felt that I wasn't getting the attention that I deserved. The days before the wedding she was basically "on call", walked us through the ceremony at our rehearsal, and was at Olowalu on our wedding day very early, and stayed until the end of the night. Cherise has great taste, and was able to turn my vision, which I sometimes couldn't even put into words, into reality. She guided me towards the best vendors, and I really couldn't have done it without her! My mom and I sent her so many pictures, and she would send us ideas back.

I would recommend Cherise to family, friends, and anyone looking for a gorgeous, classy, magical Hawaiian wedding. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
The Perfect Wedding Maui responded with the following comments:

Mahalo Caitlin for your sweet words! I had such a great time planning with you and your mom. You and Nick make an awesome couple! Wishing you all the best, always.
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Julie
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
If you're like me, a bride who wants her wedding day to be stress-free, smooth, beautiful, and perfect.... then Cherise Shulman is the wedding planner for you!

Not only is Cherise professional, detailed-oriented, competent, pleasant to work with, she is also caring and thoughtful in every way! Most of my friends are married so I've heard stories about what went wrong or how stressful it was that they didn't get to enjoy their day. Some even said that they didn't even get to eat their meal or their cake because they were too stressed or busy. I knew that was not what my husband and I wanted to remember from our "big" day, and we didn't. Because of Cherise's great organizational skills along with her excellent expertise in wedding planning and coordination, my husband and I enjoyed every moment of our wedding. I must admit, I was getting quite nervous and stressed out about the day since we had to travel so far to get married in Maui from Connecticut. However, on our wedding day.... I couldn't be more relaxed and stress-free even with a tight schedule of incorporating 2 ceremonies and 3 dresses wardrobe change. My husband and I had time to socialize with our friends and family, we had our drinks, dinner, and even our delicious cake.

Every vendor which Cherise has recommended were superb, and they all had such high respect for her! We couldn't be happier with each of them.

What I love about Cherise the most is that she doesn't "plan" your wedding, but she helps you make your dream wedding into reality. What she does is listen to your ideas on how you envision your wedding day would be like, makes great suggestions and recommendations, and actually carry out your ideas to perfection! This is how our wedding day was so PERFECT for us!

My husband and I would recommend Cherise to any newly weds who are thinking about having their wedding in Maui. She truly made our wedding day an "unforgettable" one to us and our guests!
If you're like me, a bride who wants her wedding day to be stress-free, smooth, beautiful, and perfect.... then Cherise Read more...
If you're like me, a bride who wants her wedding day to be stress-free, smooth, beautiful, and perfect.... then Cherise Shulman is the wedding planner for you!

Not only is Cherise professional, detailed-oriented, competent, pleasant to work with, she is also caring and thoughtful in every way! Most of my friends are married so I've heard stories about what went wrong or how stressful it was that they didn't get to enjoy their day. Some even said that they didn't even get to eat their meal or their cake because they were too stressed or busy. I knew that was not what my husband and I wanted to remember from our "big" day, and we didn't. Because of Cherise's great organizational skills along with her excellent expertise in wedding planning and coordination, my husband and I enjoyed every moment of our wedding. I must admit, I was getting quite nervous and stressed out about the day since we had to travel so far to get married in Maui from Connecticut. However, on our wedding day.... I couldn't be more relaxed and stress-free even with a tight schedule of incorporating 2 ceremonies and 3 dresses wardrobe change. My husband and I had time to socialize with our friends and family, we had our drinks, dinner, and even our delicious cake.

Every vendor which Cherise has recommended were superb, and they all had such high respect for her! We couldn't be happier with each of them.

What I love about Cherise the most is that she doesn't "plan" your wedding, but she helps you make your dream wedding into reality. What she does is listen to your ideas on how you envision your wedding day would be like, makes great suggestions and recommendations, and actually carry out your ideas to perfection! This is how our wedding day was so PERFECT for us!

My husband and I would recommend Cherise to any newly weds who are thinking about having their wedding in Maui. She truly made our wedding day an "unforgettable" one to us and our guests! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Catering, DJ, , Flowers, Photography, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Videography
The Perfect Wedding Maui responded with the following comments:

Aloha Julie! Mahalo for taking the time to write this beautiful review. You were absolutely gorgeous on your wedding day - in all 3 of your ensembles! It was breathtaking to witness the love in Richard's eyes every time he looked at you - and vice versa. So happy to have been a part of your Perfect day!
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Aimee
Wedding:
3/20/2014
5.0/5.0
You will have a perfect wedding with Cherise as your planner! Planning a destination wedding in Maui from Nevada was not easy. You have to completely trust in your planner. Cherise has been doing this for years and has established wonderful vendor contacts. Researching a wedding planner and a venue was about as much work as I wanted to do! Cherise had recommendations for every aspect of my wedding. It was so easy! Cherise had no problem staying within budget and kept a detailed spreadsheet of all my charges that I could easily understand. I relied on her to make my wedding look like the pictures I sent her. It really was more perfect than I ever could have imagined! The day of the wedding she keeps you on time and always makes sure you are doing alright.

Most planners charge 20% for every service you book through them. Cherise charges a flat rate for her wedding planning. This will save you money. Cherise will save you from pulling your hair out with stress. You will not go wrong with her as your planner. If you need proof of how great she is please check out my pics http://www.kathleen-amelia.com/2014/03/24/michael-aimee-olowalu-plantation-wedding-photographer/
You will have a perfect wedding with Cherise as your planner! Planning a destination wedding in Maui from Nevada was not Read more...
You will have a perfect wedding with Cherise as your planner! Planning a destination wedding in Maui from Nevada was not easy. You have to completely trust in your planner. Cherise has been doing this for years and has established wonderful vendor contacts. Researching a wedding planner and a venue was about as much work as I wanted to do! Cherise had recommendations for every aspect of my wedding. It was so easy! Cherise had no problem staying within budget and kept a detailed spreadsheet of all my charges that I could easily understand. I relied on her to make my wedding look like the pictures I sent her. It really was more perfect than I ever could have imagined! The day of the wedding she keeps you on time and always makes sure you are doing alright.

Most planners charge 20% for every service you book through them. Cherise charges a flat rate for her wedding planning. This will save you money. Cherise will save you from pulling your hair out with stress. You will not go wrong with her as your planner. If you need proof of how great she is please check out my pics http://www.kathleen-amelia.com/2014/03/24/michael-aimee-olowalu-plantation-wedding-photographer/ Read less
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Ying
Wedding:
2/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was PERFECT. We are so glad we had a wedding planner, and we are most grateful that our wedding planner was Cherise!! We can't imagine anyone else who could've done as amazing of a job as Cherise, and here is why:1. Her organization is impeccable, she remembers every detail I have her, the ones that I don't even remember I had mentioned, she somehow knew.

2. Everyone loves her. All the vendors love her. This is so important because you want everyone to be happy working for your big day, and they were because of Cherise.
Even all my guests were in love with her and her daughters because they all enjoyed themselves thoroughly, and they knew all of this is made possible because of her.
3. We were able to save so much money because of her. No, you do not save money planning your own wedding. Cherise was able to work with our wonderful vendors and negotiate great prices.
4. We saved so much time and energy. I barely had to do any work because Cherise took care of almost everything. Up until a month before the wedding, I didn't feel like I was planning for a wedding at all.
5. She is worth so much more than how much she charges. We did our research, many wedding planner charge additional fee /a percentage for booking vendors. She charges a flat fee, and did so much more.
6. For those brides who are type A, wants everything exactly the way you want it, and want to go through each vendor individually to get that accomplished. I say trust Cherise, let her know what you want, she will get you what you want without you having to upset any of your vendors. And please, listen to what she says. You will be beyond satisfied once you see the results and you won't regret having listened to her.
Thank you so much Cherise. Our guests loved our wedding. They say that this was truly a perfect wedding, and the most fun wedding they have ever attended.
Our wedding was PERFECT. We are so glad we had a wedding planner, and we are most grateful that our wedding planner was Read more...
Our wedding was PERFECT. We are so glad we had a wedding planner, and we are most grateful that our wedding planner was Cherise!! We can't imagine anyone else who could've done as amazing of a job as Cherise, and here is why:1. Her organization is impeccable, she remembers every detail I have her, the ones that I don't even remember I had mentioned, she somehow knew.

2. Everyone loves her. All the vendors love her. This is so important because you want everyone to be happy working for your big day, and they were because of Cherise.
Even all my guests were in love with her and her daughters because they all enjoyed themselves thoroughly, and they knew all of this is made possible because of her.
3. We were able to save so much money because of her. No, you do not save money planning your own wedding. Cherise was able to work with our wonderful vendors and negotiate great prices.
4. We saved so much time and energy. I barely had to do any work because Cherise took care of almost everything. Up until a month before the wedding, I didn't feel like I was planning for a wedding at all.
5. She is worth so much more than how much she charges. We did our research, many wedding planner charge additional fee /a percentage for booking vendors. She charges a flat fee, and did so much more.
6. For those brides who are type A, wants everything exactly the way you want it, and want to go through each vendor individually to get that accomplished. I say trust Cherise, let her know what you want, she will get you what you want without you having to upset any of your vendors. And please, listen to what she says. You will be beyond satisfied once you see the results and you won't regret having listened to her.
Thank you so much Cherise. Our guests loved our wedding. They say that this was truly a perfect wedding, and the most fun wedding they have ever attended. Read less
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The Perfect Wedding Maui responded with the following comments:

Mahalo Ying for your amazing words! I thoroughly enjoyed working with you and being a part of your big day. You were such a beautiful bride - inside and out! It's couples like you that make my job such a joy.
Wishing you and your husband all the best, always...
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Private User
Wedding:
1/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Cherise was fabulous! I was nervous planning a destination wedding and wanted to make sure that all the details I wanted, I could get. I relayed everything to her and she made sure it happened! I felt like there was no question she couldn't answer. I liked the fact that she would compose email answers to me because then I was able to refer back to them later when I couldn't remember something she had told me. However, if I called her, she would always be happy to answer questions over the phone as well. We met her daughters also, which were both so delightful and sweet. Her daughter took some photos on our wedding day and Cherise was sure to send them to us after the wedding. Also, I could tell that the vendors knew and respected her.
Thank you, Cherise for everything!
Cherise was fabulous! I was nervous planning a destination wedding and wanted to make sure that all the details I wanted, Read more...
Cherise was fabulous! I was nervous planning a destination wedding and wanted to make sure that all the details I wanted, I could get. I relayed everything to her and she made sure it happened! I felt like there was no question she couldn't answer. I liked the fact that she would compose email answers to me because then I was able to refer back to them later when I couldn't remember something she had told me. However, if I called her, she would always be happy to answer questions over the phone as well. We met her daughters also, which were both so delightful and sweet. Her daughter took some photos on our wedding day and Cherise was sure to send them to us after the wedding. Also, I could tell that the vendors knew and respected her.
Thank you, Cherise for everything! Read less
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Bakker
Wedding:
11/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Cherise helped make our dream into a reality. We highly recommend her. She made our destination wedding easy to manage and had our best interests in mind throughout the planning. We had done a good amount of research and had a good idea of what we wanted. Given it was a destination wedding; we knew that it would be wise to get a wedding coordinator. My wife and I conveyed our wants to Cherise and she consistently worked on finding the best possible solution. Cherise is very knowledgeable with the many vendors to choose from on the island and she has a great niche for working with your ideas and most importantly, your budget :) To top it off, she made sure to keep everyone including the wedding party and guests on schedule. Everyone gave us great feedback on her. Maholo Cherise!
Cherise helped make our dream into a reality. We highly recommend her. She made our destination wedding easy to manage and Read more...
Cherise helped make our dream into a reality. We highly recommend her. She made our destination wedding easy to manage and had our best interests in mind throughout the planning. We had done a good amount of research and had a good idea of what we wanted. Given it was a destination wedding; we knew that it would be wise to get a wedding coordinator. My wife and I conveyed our wants to Cherise and she consistently worked on finding the best possible solution. Cherise is very knowledgeable with the many vendors to choose from on the island and she has a great niche for working with your ideas and most importantly, your budget :) To top it off, she made sure to keep everyone including the wedding party and guests on schedule. Everyone gave us great feedback on her. Maholo Cherise! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
The best decision I ever made was hiring Cherise as my wedding planner. She was so professional and such a pleasure to work with. Her calming personality helped keep everyone relaxed and comfortable day of and she made everything so beautiful. It was absolutely a dream wedding thanks to The Perfect Wedding Maui! I HIGHLY recommend them!!
The best decision I ever made was hiring Cherise as my wedding planner. She was so professional and such a pleasure to Read more...
The best decision I ever made was hiring Cherise as my wedding planner. She was so professional and such a pleasure to work with. Her calming personality helped keep everyone relaxed and comfortable day of and she made everything so beautiful. It was absolutely a dream wedding thanks to The Perfect Wedding Maui! I HIGHLY recommend them!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Thank you so much Cherise for all of your help planning our wedding and making everything run smoothly on the day. You did a fantastic job ensuring that every detail was covered, even with things that I would not have thought of myself. Planning our wedding from the UK was not a stressful experience at all thanks to your guidance, great recommendations and professionalism.

We were most impressed with her attention to detail. All the decorations were set up and arranged beautifully and the timing and co-ordination of the ceremony, catering, photography and music were flawless.

Cherise was a pleasure to work -very calm, down-to-earth and never pushy. Cherise is THE BEST. She really listens and was very timely with all her responses to my emails. She understands a budget and never once made us feel like our intimate wedding was any less important than a larger wedding with a bigger budget.

I highly recommend Cherise to any Maui bride.
Thank you so much Cherise for all of your help planning our wedding and making everything run smoothly on the day. You did Read more...
Thank you so much Cherise for all of your help planning our wedding and making everything run smoothly on the day. You did a fantastic job ensuring that every detail was covered, even with things that I would not have thought of myself. Planning our wedding from the UK was not a stressful experience at all thanks to your guidance, great recommendations and professionalism.

We were most impressed with her attention to detail. All the decorations were set up and arranged beautifully and the timing and co-ordination of the ceremony, catering, photography and music were flawless.

Cherise was a pleasure to work -very calm, down-to-earth and never pushy. Cherise is THE BEST. She really listens and was very timely with all her responses to my emails. She understands a budget and never once made us feel like our intimate wedding was any less important than a larger wedding with a bigger budget.

I highly recommend Cherise to any Maui bride. Read less
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Ying
Wedding:
8/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Cherise is extremely patient and nice. She worked very hard and always provided timely responses to my endless questions. She also gave me very good advice on everything and thought of all aspects that we could possibly forgot, but essential for the wedding. Because of her, I had a worry-free and fantastic wedding in Maui. I definitely recommend anyone, especially the couples who do not live in Hawaii, to work with Cherise for their special events. Thank you Cherise!
Cherise is extremely patient and nice. She worked very hard and always provided timely responses to my endless questions. Read more...
Cherise is extremely patient and nice. She worked very hard and always provided timely responses to my endless questions. She also gave me very good advice on everything and thought of all aspects that we could possibly forgot, but essential for the wedding. Because of her, I had a worry-free and fantastic wedding in Maui. I definitely recommend anyone, especially the couples who do not live in Hawaii, to work with Cherise for their special events. Thank you Cherise! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Cherise was awesome! I was totally stress-free on my wedding day. Would recommend her to anyone getting married in Maui.
Cherise was awesome! I was totally stress-free on my wedding day. Would recommend her to anyone getting married in Maui.
Cherise was awesome! I was totally stress-free on my wedding day. Would recommend her to anyone getting married in Maui. Read less
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Keren
Wedding:
7/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Cherise is a fantastic wedding coordinator! She's experienced, knowledgeable, professional, and so sweet to work with. We felt very fortunate to have her on our team.
Cherise is a fantastic wedding coordinator! She's experienced, knowledgeable, professional, and so sweet to work with. We Read more...
Cherise is a fantastic wedding coordinator! She's experienced, knowledgeable, professional, and so sweet to work with. We felt very fortunate to have her on our team. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
6/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Cherise was wonderful to work with. I was nervous hiring a wedding planner because I usually like doing things myself and being in Tennessee there was no way to meet her before the wedding. However, Cherise really changed my mind. She made everything so easy and all we had to do was show up. I sent Cherise pictures of the flowers I liked and she took it from there. It was beautiful! I had a mix up with the photographer and Cherise handled it very well and did all she could to find me a new one. She suggested a different photographer and I couldn't have been happier with my photos. I also got a few pictures her daughter took from facebook that I loved! I highly recommend Cherise!
Cherise was wonderful to work with. I was nervous hiring a wedding planner because I usually like doing things myself and Read more...
Cherise was wonderful to work with. I was nervous hiring a wedding planner because I usually like doing things myself and being in Tennessee there was no way to meet her before the wedding. However, Cherise really changed my mind. She made everything so easy and all we had to do was show up. I sent Cherise pictures of the flowers I liked and she took it from there. It was beautiful! I had a mix up with the photographer and Cherise handled it very well and did all she could to find me a new one. She suggested a different photographer and I couldn't have been happier with my photos. I also got a few pictures her daughter took from facebook that I loved! I highly recommend Cherise! Read less
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Nicki
Wedding:
3/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Cherise is the most amazing wedding planner you could ever have! She is professional, responsive, such a lovely person, and she turned the vision I had in my head into the most beautiful wedding I could ever imagine. I was nervous planning a destination wedding without ever having been to Hawaii and not even visiting once during the planning process, but Cherise put all my worries to rest and helped make all my dreams a reality. I could not have done this without Cherise - thank you so much, we love you!
Love,
Nicki and Tim
Cherise is the most amazing wedding planner you could ever have! She is professional, responsive, such a lovely person, Read more...
Cherise is the most amazing wedding planner you could ever have! She is professional, responsive, such a lovely person, and she turned the vision I had in my head into the most beautiful wedding I could ever imagine. I was nervous planning a destination wedding without ever having been to Hawaii and not even visiting once during the planning process, but Cherise put all my worries to rest and helped make all my dreams a reality. I could not have done this without Cherise - thank you so much, we love you!
Love,
Nicki and Tim Read less
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Debbie
Wedding:
3/24/2013
4.6/5.0
As mother of the bride I was relaxed and truly enjoyed the entire experience and event ! Cherise remained Megan when things needed to be done or decided. She also worked well with the caterer and florist . All went well!
As mother of the bride I was relaxed and truly enjoyed the entire experience and event ! Cherise remained Megan when Read more...
As mother of the bride I was relaxed and truly enjoyed the entire experience and event ! Cherise remained Megan when things needed to be done or decided. She also worked well with the caterer and florist . All went well! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
2/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Cherise was FANTASTIC and I would not hesitate to recommend her.

We chose her based on all the positive reviews online - destination wedding forums and other wedding websites. Her fee was completely reasonable and definitely the most worthwhile expense in our wedding budget. A few things that stood out:

1 - Communication. This is key for planning a destination wedding, and Cherise always answered our e-mails in a timely manner. Her responses were always detailed and descriptive. She provided spreadsheets, photos and diagrams when necessary.

2 - Budget. Cherise was super respectful of our wedding budget, and helped us stick to it! She was very receptive for anything we wanted to cut back on, and provided extra recommendations to help us stay on track. There were no "hidden fees" - everything was very clearly laid out.

3 - Day of. She was AMAZING. And her daughter, too :) We received a ton of comments from our guests about how beautifully everything turned out. As an event planner myself, I know how much work goes on behind-the-scenes and I was super impressed. Wedding day itself can be stressful enough!

Tip - check out her Facebook and Pinterest boards. Super helpful ideas.

We had the perfect wedding and all credit goes to Cherise! THANK YOU!
Cherise was FANTASTIC and I would not hesitate to recommend her.

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Cherise was FANTASTIC and I would not hesitate to recommend her.

We chose her based on all the positive reviews online - destination wedding forums and other wedding websites. Her fee was completely reasonable and definitely the most worthwhile expense in our wedding budget. A few things that stood out:

1 - Communication. This is key for planning a destination wedding, and Cherise always answered our e-mails in a timely manner. Her responses were always detailed and descriptive. She provided spreadsheets, photos and diagrams when necessary.

2 - Budget. Cherise was super respectful of our wedding budget, and helped us stick to it! She was very receptive for anything we wanted to cut back on, and provided extra recommendations to help us stay on track. There were no "hidden fees" - everything was very clearly laid out.

3 - Day of. She was AMAZING. And her daughter, too :) We received a ton of comments from our guests about how beautifully everything turned out. As an event planner myself, I know how much work goes on behind-the-scenes and I was super impressed. Wedding day itself can be stressful enough!

Tip - check out her Facebook and Pinterest boards. Super helpful ideas.

We had the perfect wedding and all credit goes to Cherise! THANK YOU! Read less
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The Perfect Wedding Maui responded with the following comments:

Mahalo Emily for your kind words. It's great couples like the two of you that make me love my job so much! Wishing you continued happiness!
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Micah
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
The Perfect Wedding did an amazing job with our wedding!! We are from Kansas and the entire planning process was completely stress free! Cherise was super easy to communicate with and one of the sweetest people I have ever met. All of our questions were answered immediately from: a place to stay, picture and video recommendations, hair recommendations and our wedding cake options. ALL of our wedding details were taken care of and planned to perfection. I would definitely recommend The Perfect Wedding!!! Thanks again for all of your help Cherise!! You are absolutely amazing!!!!!! :-)
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The Perfect Wedding did an amazing job with our wedding!! We are from Kansas and the entire planning process was completely stress free! Cherise was super easy to communicate with and one of the sweetest people I have ever met. All of our questions were answered immediately from: a place to stay, picture and video recommendations, hair recommendations and our wedding cake options. ALL of our wedding details were taken care of and planned to perfection. I would definitely recommend The Perfect Wedding!!! Thanks again for all of your help Cherise!! You are absolutely amazing!!!!!! :-) Read less
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The Perfect Wedding Maui responded with the following comments:

Mahalo Micah! You were absolutely the sweetest to work with. It truly was my pleasure. Congratulations to you and Cole.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I was beyond impressed when with working with Cherise and the Perfect Wedding on planning our Maui wedding. I was nervous about planning a destination wedding and about having to coordinate so many details from a different state, but Cherise made the process seamless. She connected us with an awesome caterer that our guests raved about, and really seemed to capture the vision I wanted for our wedding day, down to the last detail. She was always prompt in responding to my countless emails, and even managed to schedule a tour of our wedding site for an impromptu planning visit in Maui on less than a week’s notice! What really impressed me about Cherise was the ease with which she coordinated our event the day of the wedding. I really was able to relax and just enjoy my day as Cherise took care of everything. Her calm presence and organization really allowed my husband and I to take in every moment of our time with family and friends, down to the last goodbye. I had so many guests comment on how awesome she was and how smoothly the entire wedding went. If you are thinking about planning a wedding in Maui, I cannot recommend Cherise enough!
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I was beyond impressed when with working with Cherise and the Perfect Wedding on planning our Maui wedding. I was nervous about planning a destination wedding and about having to coordinate so many details from a different state, but Cherise made the process seamless. She connected us with an awesome caterer that our guests raved about, and really seemed to capture the vision I wanted for our wedding day, down to the last detail. She was always prompt in responding to my countless emails, and even managed to schedule a tour of our wedding site for an impromptu planning visit in Maui on less than a week’s notice! What really impressed me about Cherise was the ease with which she coordinated our event the day of the wedding. I really was able to relax and just enjoy my day as Cherise took care of everything. Her calm presence and organization really allowed my husband and I to take in every moment of our time with family and friends, down to the last goodbye. I had so many guests comment on how awesome she was and how smoothly the entire wedding went. If you are thinking about planning a wedding in Maui, I cannot recommend Cherise enough! Read less
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The Perfect Wedding Maui responded with the following comments:

Thanks Melissa for your wonderful words. I loved your vision and enjoyed bringing it all together. It was a pleasure to share your special day with you!
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Kelley
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot believe how lucky we were to have had Cherise as our wedding planner. I give her all of the credit for making our dream Maui wedding come true. I worked with Cherise for over a year planning our wedding. She is so professional and organized, always got back to my emails and concerns SO QUICKLY, and best of all, she is so sweet and so calm. I can tell she truly loves what she does because she is amazing at it.
I was pretty stressed and intimidated with the thought of planning a destination wedding but she made it so simple with how organized she was. She will help you with every single detail.
Once my husband and I landed in Maui the week before our wedding I knew we had made the right choice. Cherise was so easy to contact, she reminded us of the little things we needed to get done before our wedding, she set up a rehearsal the evening before our wedding and walked us through the small details that we didn't even think about. Every vendor (florist, caterer, DJ) that we had hired had nothing but amazing things to say about Cherise. Even they loved working with her!
I would do it all again, thanks to Cherise. She made it such a lovely and memorable day for us!
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I cannot believe how lucky we were to have had Cherise as our wedding planner. I give her all of the credit for making our dream Maui wedding come true. I worked with Cherise for over a year planning our wedding. She is so professional and organized, always got back to my emails and concerns SO QUICKLY, and best of all, she is so sweet and so calm. I can tell she truly loves what she does because she is amazing at it.
I was pretty stressed and intimidated with the thought of planning a destination wedding but she made it so simple with how organized she was. She will help you with every single detail.
Once my husband and I landed in Maui the week before our wedding I knew we had made the right choice. Cherise was so easy to contact, she reminded us of the little things we needed to get done before our wedding, she set up a rehearsal the evening before our wedding and walked us through the small details that we didn't even think about. Every vendor (florist, caterer, DJ) that we had hired had nothing but amazing things to say about Cherise. Even they loved working with her!
I would do it all again, thanks to Cherise. She made it such a lovely and memorable day for us! Read less
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The Perfect Wedding Maui responded with the following comments:

Kelley, I speak for not only myself but for all the vendors we chose for your wedding day in saying it was our pleasure. You and Mitch are such beautiful, genuine and kind people that all of our efforts towards your wedding day felt like helping out a friend rather than doing a "job". I'm so happy to have shared this time with you. Mahalo for choosing The Perfect Wedding! May your love for each other continue to blossom and grow throughout the years of your marriage.
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chris
Wedding:
6/14/2012
4.9/5.0
Awesome coordinator to work with! She has a calming presence, which is very helpful considering how stressful a wedding day can be. she is very flexible and is willing to work with your budget as well.
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Awesome coordinator to work with! She has a calming presence, which is very helpful considering how stressful a wedding day can be. she is very flexible and is willing to work with your budget as well. Read less
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The Perfect Wedding Maui responded with the following comments:

Thanks for your kind words! Congrats to you both.
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miltran
Wedding:
5/20/2012
5.0/5.0
I couldn't possibly relate in writing how special Cherise is with wedding planning. She truly has a gift and was amazing to work with for over a year. If you're hiring a wedding planner it has to be Cherise.
I couldn't possibly relate in writing how special Cherise is with wedding planning. She truly has a gift and was amazing Read more...
I couldn't possibly relate in writing how special Cherise is with wedding planning. She truly has a gift and was amazing to work with for over a year. If you're hiring a wedding planner it has to be Cherise. Read less
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The Perfect Wedding Maui responded with the following comments:

Mahalo! It was my pleasure.
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Tanya
Wedding:
2/5/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Cherise. Choosing her as our wedding coordinator was one of the best decisions we made for the wedding. During the planning process, she was informative, quick to respond, and so friendly and easy to talk to. She was never pushy and gave us many recommendations for great vendors. She worked closely with my husband (I was the ideas side and he was the implementer) and he just thought she was fabulous. She reminded us of the small details we just didn't think of, and when a two of our vendors had to back out she seamlessly replaced them without stressing us out (and they were fabulous!)
As for the day of the wedding, everything went so smoothly that I completely forgot about all the details and just enjoyed the day and our friends and family.
I wholeheartedly recommend Cherise and The Perfect Wedding Maui. She is amazing.
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I cannot say enough good things about Cherise. Choosing her as our wedding coordinator was one of the best decisions we made for the wedding. During the planning process, she was informative, quick to respond, and so friendly and easy to talk to. She was never pushy and gave us many recommendations for great vendors. She worked closely with my husband (I was the ideas side and he was the implementer) and he just thought she was fabulous. She reminded us of the small details we just didn't think of, and when a two of our vendors had to back out she seamlessly replaced them without stressing us out (and they were fabulous!)
As for the day of the wedding, everything went so smoothly that I completely forgot about all the details and just enjoyed the day and our friends and family.
I wholeheartedly recommend Cherise and The Perfect Wedding Maui. She is amazing. Read less
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The Perfect Wedding Maui responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for your kind words Tanya. It was truly a pleasure to share the planning of your wedding with you and Lincoln. What a lovely couple you make! Mahalo for choosing The Perfect Wedding and sharing your special day with us. Be happy!
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Heather
Wedding:
11/14/2011
5.0/5.0
We worked with Cherise for our destination wedding in Maui and I can't tell you how unbelievably amazed we were with her. I read all of the reviews on The Knot and Cherise came very highly recommended on Maui and now that I have had the privilege of working closely with her over the past 9 months, I can see why. I actually realized how great she was in the months leading up to the wedding (1 month ago) but she truly made our day so special.

In the months leading up to our wedding, she would email me almost daily answering all of our questions. She would never let 24 hours go by without responding to something I asked. It really impressed me and she went so far above and beyond to make our wedding day the best day of our lives.

Because it was a destination wedding...and I'd never been to Maui, she went and photographed the site, met with the restaurant for us, sent pictures of everything we questioned and had a list of A+ vendors that she recommended.

Cherise is such a great coordinator. She exceeded our expectations in every way and I Can't thank her enough for making our wedding day perfect.
We worked with Cherise for our destination wedding in Maui and I can't tell you how unbelievably amazed we were with her. Read more...
We worked with Cherise for our destination wedding in Maui and I can't tell you how unbelievably amazed we were with her. I read all of the reviews on The Knot and Cherise came very highly recommended on Maui and now that I have had the privilege of working closely with her over the past 9 months, I can see why. I actually realized how great she was in the months leading up to the wedding (1 month ago) but she truly made our day so special.

In the months leading up to our wedding, she would email me almost daily answering all of our questions. She would never let 24 hours go by without responding to something I asked. It really impressed me and she went so far above and beyond to make our wedding day the best day of our lives.

Because it was a destination wedding...and I'd never been to Maui, she went and photographed the site, met with the restaurant for us, sent pictures of everything we questioned and had a list of A+ vendors that she recommended.

Cherise is such a great coordinator. She exceeded our expectations in every way and I Can't thank her enough for making our wedding day perfect. Read less
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Jocelyn
Wedding:
10/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Goodness gracious, Cherise was such a life saver. Because I plan events, I knew that I would need someone to hold down the fort in Hawaii and give us insightful knowledge of things. From day one, she gave us so much support in every possible way. Planning a destination wedding is always a huge risk. You have to find someone that you can trust and rely on to give it to you straight so you can make the most informed decisions possible. During our scouting trip, she took us around the island to look at the locations we were interested in and also introduced us to our florist even before we gave her any money!!! She responded within 24 hours on any question that we had and was incredibly organized. Believe me when I say I would recommend her in a heartbeat. This is coming from a event producer myself who is type A all the way. She impressed me beyond belief!!! And she is an absolute beautiful soul! I adore her. She is an unbelievable pro, and you can’t go wrong with using her at all!!!
Goodness gracious, Cherise was such a life saver. Because I plan events, I knew that I would need someone to hold down the Read more...
Goodness gracious, Cherise was such a life saver. Because I plan events, I knew that I would need someone to hold down the fort in Hawaii and give us insightful knowledge of things. From day one, she gave us so much support in every possible way. Planning a destination wedding is always a huge risk. You have to find someone that you can trust and rely on to give it to you straight so you can make the most informed decisions possible. During our scouting trip, she took us around the island to look at the locations we were interested in and also introduced us to our florist even before we gave her any money!!! She responded within 24 hours on any question that we had and was incredibly organized. Believe me when I say I would recommend her in a heartbeat. This is coming from a event producer myself who is type A all the way. She impressed me beyond belief!!! And she is an absolute beautiful soul! I adore her. She is an unbelievable pro, and you can’t go wrong with using her at all!!! Read less
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The Perfect Wedding Maui responded with the following comments:

Thanks Jocelyn! You were amazing to work with. I loved your vision! Congrats on being published. Check it out at
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Susanna
Wedding:
8/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Cherise planned a very intimate, low-key wedding for us in Maui this past August. She helped us get the officiant we wanted, coordinated the musician and photographer, scheduled the marriage license appointment, helped choose the location, secured the beach permit, and picked out my gorgeous bouquet.

I was going to do my own hair and makeup but Cherise gently suggested that I get pampered that day and I'm so glad she did. It was wonderful to have the hair and makeup artist come to the hotel and Cherise personally delivered the flowers for my hair. Thanks to Cherise, I had a completely stress-free day and my husband and I had the wedding of our dreams.

Cherise is very accomodating and patient and a pleasure to work with. I can't say enough wonderful things about her.
Cherise planned a very intimate, low-key wedding for us in Maui this past August. She helped us get the officiant we Read more...
Cherise planned a very intimate, low-key wedding for us in Maui this past August. She helped us get the officiant we wanted, coordinated the musician and photographer, scheduled the marriage license appointment, helped choose the location, secured the beach permit, and picked out my gorgeous bouquet.

I was going to do my own hair and makeup but Cherise gently suggested that I get pampered that day and I'm so glad she did. It was wonderful to have the hair and makeup artist come to the hotel and Cherise personally delivered the flowers for my hair. Thanks to Cherise, I had a completely stress-free day and my husband and I had the wedding of our dreams.

Cherise is very accomodating and patient and a pleasure to work with. I can't say enough wonderful things about her. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Cherise of The Perfect Wedding Maui is an excellent coordinator that I would recommend to anyone planning their wedding in Maui. After having to let go of a previous coordinator from a different company for lack of responsiveness and professionalism, Cherise was a breath of fresh air for me and my fiance. She is very responsive and personable and definitely helps design and coordinate around your personal preferences and with your budget in mind. I sent her my inspiration pictures for various design elements of how I wanted our wedding to look and she helped me to accomplish the look I wanted within our budget. Our wedding turned out better than we could hope for with the only negative being that it went by so quickly that we wished we had more time to enjoy it. Cherise's services are an excellent value and her rates are extremely reasonable. Our wedding was at the Majestic Maui estate which is a beautiful home with an amazing view; though it was quite windy during the ceremony.
Cherise of The Perfect Wedding Maui is an excellent coordinator that I would recommend to anyone planning their wedding in Read more...
Cherise of The Perfect Wedding Maui is an excellent coordinator that I would recommend to anyone planning their wedding in Maui. After having to let go of a previous coordinator from a different company for lack of responsiveness and professionalism, Cherise was a breath of fresh air for me and my fiance. She is very responsive and personable and definitely helps design and coordinate around your personal preferences and with your budget in mind. I sent her my inspiration pictures for various design elements of how I wanted our wedding to look and she helped me to accomplish the look I wanted within our budget. Our wedding turned out better than we could hope for with the only negative being that it went by so quickly that we wished we had more time to enjoy it. Cherise's services are an excellent value and her rates are extremely reasonable. Our wedding was at the Majestic Maui estate which is a beautiful home with an amazing view; though it was quite windy during the ceremony. Read less
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The Perfect Wedding Maui responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for your awesome words Jennifer! I really enjoyed being a part of your wedding. You're understating when you say it was "windy". That was crazy wind - but you and Tobin were so great and didn't let it bother you one bit. I love that about you! Mahalo.
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jessishaffer
Wedding:
8/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Hiring Cherise was the best decision we made for our wedding. She made planning our big day long-distance a breeze! The scenery and floral arrangements were beautiful, our pastor and musician were awesome and Aaron and I could not be happier with Cherise and The Perfect Wedding Maui.
Hiring Cherise was the best decision we made for our wedding. She made planning our big day long-distance a breeze! The Read more...
Hiring Cherise was the best decision we made for our wedding. She made planning our big day long-distance a breeze! The scenery and floral arrangements were beautiful, our pastor and musician were awesome and Aaron and I could not be happier with Cherise and The Perfect Wedding Maui. Read less
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suwannee79
Wedding:
5/4/2011
5.0/5.0
5 stars aren't enough for Cherise with The Perfect Wedding Maui - she is seriously a wedding planning rock star! Cherise is so sweet, so organized, so helpful, so calm - basically she's amazing.

I was a very unorganized bride and Cherise never seemed stressed or annoyed or irritated with me, she was always encouraging that everything was fine; she gave me multiple options for anything I was unsure about; she made suggestions or had ideas about wedding touches I hadn't thought about that made our day so beautiful.

Besides her amazing demeanor Cherise is so affordable it almost seems unfair to her - the amount of work she does is incredible and she always responded within 24 hours to my numerous numerous e-mails. Additionally, Cherise provides you with a spreadsheet that breaks down your costs so you know where all of your money is going - the spreadsheet is editable so you can play with numbers to see what you can and can't afford.

I honestly feel like there aren't enough ways to say what a wonderful experience I had working with Cherise - by the end of the wedding planning process she wasn't a planner, she was a friend, and if you hire her it will be the best wedding decision you make!
5 stars aren't enough for Cherise with The Perfect Wedding Maui - she is seriously a wedding planning rock star! Cherise Read more...
5 stars aren't enough for Cherise with The Perfect Wedding Maui - she is seriously a wedding planning rock star! Cherise is so sweet, so organized, so helpful, so calm - basically she's amazing.

I was a very unorganized bride and Cherise never seemed stressed or annoyed or irritated with me, she was always encouraging that everything was fine; she gave me multiple options for anything I was unsure about; she made suggestions or had ideas about wedding touches I hadn't thought about that made our day so beautiful.

Besides her amazing demeanor Cherise is so affordable it almost seems unfair to her - the amount of work she does is incredible and she always responded within 24 hours to my numerous numerous e-mails. Additionally, Cherise provides you with a spreadsheet that breaks down your costs so you know where all of your money is going - the spreadsheet is editable so you can play with numbers to see what you can and can't afford.

I honestly feel like there aren't enough ways to say what a wonderful experience I had working with Cherise - by the end of the wedding planning process she wasn't a planner, she was a friend, and if you hire her it will be the best wedding decision you make! Read less
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greyandi
Wedding:
4/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Cherise with The Perfect Wedding made our wedding planning so easy! I was referred to Cherise through another bride on a destination wedding forum, and after speaking with her, I knew Cherise would be a great fit for us. She is very sweet and laid-back, and she took the stress out of wedding planning.

Although we planned our wedding from 3400 miles away from Maui, Cherise made it a breeze. What I appreciated most about Cherise is that she listened to our desires, and then made suggestions for vendors based upon our wishes. We chose our florist, officiant, limo company, videographer, and even our beach location based upon her recommendations......and we loved them all! We were on a bit of a time crunch for getting our video and pictures back since our home reception was 19 days after our wedding, and Cherise was able to find vendors who were willing to work in that tight window.

Another great trait of Cherise with The Perfect Wedding is that she is very prompt in her communications. Even with the 5 hour time difference between Maui and our home, Cherise always quickly returned either my email or voice message. She even went on vacation before our wedding and emailed me to let me know that, with her vacation contact information!

If you're looking for a Maui wedding planner who is organized, very personable, prompt, affordable, and genuinely interested in helping you fulfill your wedding dreams, Cherise with The Perfect Wedding Maui is a great match. Best wishes!
Cherise with The Perfect Wedding made our wedding planning so easy! I was referred to Cherise through another bride on a Read more...
Cherise with The Perfect Wedding made our wedding planning so easy! I was referred to Cherise through another bride on a destination wedding forum, and after speaking with her, I knew Cherise would be a great fit for us. She is very sweet and laid-back, and she took the stress out of wedding planning.

Although we planned our wedding from 3400 miles away from Maui, Cherise made it a breeze. What I appreciated most about Cherise is that she listened to our desires, and then made suggestions for vendors based upon our wishes. We chose our florist, officiant, limo company, videographer, and even our beach location based upon her recommendations......and we loved them all! We were on a bit of a time crunch for getting our video and pictures back since our home reception was 19 days after our wedding, and Cherise was able to find vendors who were willing to work in that tight window.

Another great trait of Cherise with The Perfect Wedding is that she is very prompt in her communications. Even with the 5 hour time difference between Maui and our home, Cherise always quickly returned either my email or voice message. She even went on vacation before our wedding and emailed me to let me know that, with her vacation contact information!

If you're looking for a Maui wedding planner who is organized, very personable, prompt, affordable, and genuinely interested in helping you fulfill your wedding dreams, Cherise with The Perfect Wedding Maui is a great match. Best wishes! Read less
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Vicki
Wedding:
2/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Cherise is everything that I was looking for in a wedding coordinator. She is very responsive, organized, accommodating and very resourceful. She allowed me to pick my own vendors. Normally she only works with a list of caters since she said she had some bad experience before. When I came to her, I already booked my cater, Buzz’s catering, and even though she had never worked with them before, she was willing to take a chance and work with them. She helped me great deal from every aspect of the planning details. She totally understand my vision as what I wanted, the look and feel that I am trying to create. She also has a great sense for color. I sent her a copy of our customized wedding invitation which was handmade by my talented friend, and she was able to articulate the colors, a particular shade of orange, and green, so that I would communicate that share of color with other vendors to make the whole decoration part cohesive. She even got a hold of her previous bride asking recommendations of groom’s attire for me. How sweet is that :D We had never been to Maui prior to the wedding, and we definitely wouldn’t have done it without her.
Also during our cocktail hour, she alone moved the chairs one by one from the ceremony part to the dining area. I am sure she had a sore arm the next day :(
Cherise is everything that I was looking for in a wedding coordinator. She is very responsive, organized, accommodating Read more...
Cherise is everything that I was looking for in a wedding coordinator. She is very responsive, organized, accommodating and very resourceful. She allowed me to pick my own vendors. Normally she only works with a list of caters since she said she had some bad experience before. When I came to her, I already booked my cater, Buzz’s catering, and even though she had never worked with them before, she was willing to take a chance and work with them. She helped me great deal from every aspect of the planning details. She totally understand my vision as what I wanted, the look and feel that I am trying to create. She also has a great sense for color. I sent her a copy of our customized wedding invitation which was handmade by my talented friend, and she was able to articulate the colors, a particular shade of orange, and green, so that I would communicate that share of color with other vendors to make the whole decoration part cohesive. She even got a hold of her previous bride asking recommendations of groom’s attire for me. How sweet is that :D We had never been to Maui prior to the wedding, and we definitely wouldn’t have done it without her.
Also during our cocktail hour, she alone moved the chairs one by one from the ceremony part to the dining area. I am sure she had a sore arm the next day :( Read less
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mtrede
Wedding:
1/20/2011
5.0/5.0
My wife Emily and I were recently married in Maui and could not have been happier with Cherise. We are from Colorado and were extremely nervous about having a destination wedding and how it would turn out.

We called and interviewed 5 wedding coordinators before we decided on Cherise. We primarily used Google to find different coordinators and talked to all of the big ones with fancy websites and insane estimates. Soon after choosing Cherise we realized none of that mattered as she made it seem as if we were her only client. Most of the wedding coordinators we called didn't even get back to us in 24 hours and were very disappointing in getting quotes and estimates back quickly. Cherise responded back within the first 12 hours and was incredibly educated on all of the sites we were considering. Cherise was the obvious choice and didn't just tell us what we wanted to hear to get the initial deposit.

During the planning of our wedding Cherise was on the ball with every detail. She constantly reminded us of deadlines and always called us back within 24 hours if we had questions. She always had an answer to any of our questions and made us feel as if no question was a dumb one. All of the vendors she referred were awesome and understood our needs before our initial interview.

The wedding went off without a hitch. Seriously. Not one issue. All the vendors showed up on time. The site was prepared exactly how we wanted it. The food was incredible. The DJ was perfect. Everyone had an awesome time.

I realize most people write reviews because their experience was either fantastic or horrible and they want to express what happened. We wanted to write this review so that a couple who is struggling to find a wedding coordinator down the road for a destination wedding in Maui will read this and have the same great experience with Cherise that we did. You would be crazy not to put your trust in her.
My wife Emily and I were recently married in Maui and could not have been happier with Cherise. We are from Colorado and Read more...
My wife Emily and I were recently married in Maui and could not have been happier with Cherise. We are from Colorado and were extremely nervous about having a destination wedding and how it would turn out.

We called and interviewed 5 wedding coordinators before we decided on Cherise. We primarily used Google to find different coordinators and talked to all of the big ones with fancy websites and insane estimates. Soon after choosing Cherise we realized none of that mattered as she made it seem as if we were her only client. Most of the wedding coordinators we called didn't even get back to us in 24 hours and were very disappointing in getting quotes and estimates back quickly. Cherise responded back within the first 12 hours and was incredibly educated on all of the sites we were considering. Cherise was the obvious choice and didn't just tell us what we wanted to hear to get the initial deposit.

During the planning of our wedding Cherise was on the ball with every detail. She constantly reminded us of deadlines and always called us back within 24 hours if we had questions. She always had an answer to any of our questions and made us feel as if no question was a dumb one. All of the vendors she referred were awesome and understood our needs before our initial interview.

The wedding went off without a hitch. Seriously. Not one issue. All the vendors showed up on time. The site was prepared exactly how we wanted it. The food was incredible. The DJ was perfect. Everyone had an awesome time.

I realize most people write reviews because their experience was either fantastic or horrible and they want to express what happened. We wanted to write this review so that a couple who is struggling to find a wedding coordinator down the road for a destination wedding in Maui will read this and have the same great experience with Cherise that we did. You would be crazy not to put your trust in her. Read less
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Tami
Wedding:
4/7/2010
5.0/5.0
It's nerve racking planning a wedding from so far away. You can't go about it the same way you would a wedding down the street or even in the next city over. It takes a lot of communication and... faith in the people you hire. And just finding those people, is a daunting task.

I am a planner by nature, but I knew I needed a point person on the island to help me with my April 2010 wedding. I had a list of pretty strict requirements when I set out on my search for a wedding planner: 1) They couldn't break the bank (I had a strict budget) 2) They had to *respect* the budget I was working with even after I hired them (I've heard horror stories about this) 3) They needed to be very prompt with their correspondence (I timed them all), 4) They needed to be even more organized than I was (no small feat) 5) They couldn't charge me a percentage of each vendor they booked (that's a racket and gives coordinators no incentive to keep to your budget) 5) They had to be fairly open with vendors I wanted to work with (no strict lists with only certain people I could hire, and 6) I had to get a good "vibe" from them (after all, I was going to be working with them a lot in the following months). I interviewed a lot of coordinators and not a single one met all my requirements. That was, until I met Cherise at The Perfect Wedding. Even once I hired her, I was still dubious because she seemed too good to be true. However, now that everything is said and done and I'm happily married, I can officially say that this business is out of this world and (even with this strict list of requirements) FAR exceeded my expectations.

The first thing that really set this business apart from the rest was Cherise's communication. There was never a time when she didn't respond to one of my phone calls or emails within 24 hours. Or, if she had a few events that took her away from the office- she would let me know ahead of time. I always received answers to my questions throughly and promptly (and for any of you that have had to contact vendors in Maui- you know was a rarity this is). I already had in mind a few vendors that I wanted to use and Cherise was open to that. Though, when I needed help with selecting others- she provided me with some AMAZING referrals. In the end, I firmly believe that I had the Maui-Wedding-Dream-Team of vendors working for us on our big day and Cherise was the driving force behind it all.

I had an intricate idea of what I wanted our small (25 person) Maui destination wedding to be like. When I explained this to Cherise, she immediately "got it" and really stuck to my vision the entire time. We rented a private estate which meant that all vendors (from chair rentals to caterers to audio equipment) had to be organized and brought in. Even though I thought I already knew what all went into planning for a wedding (like I said, I'm organized to a fault), more than a few times Cherise alerted me to things that I hadn't even thought of. It's this attention to detail that made our event flawless from the very beginning.

So planning everything was a breeze- but how did it all turn out? In a word: Incredible. It was amazing to have her there from the first day of planning (9 months in advance) all the way to the day of our wedding. We had the wedding of our dreams. Every detail was attended to with such care and insight. In the end, not a single thing when wrong on our wedding day and I was able to sit back and really enjoy all of it. I would have never been able to do this had it not been for Cherise. Cherise is such a sweet woman, but she also knows how to run a tight ship. There is an amazing amount of people and things to coordinate on the actual day but because Cherise was there, I was able to take in every special moment with my friends and family. That fact alone made hiring The Perfect Wedding worth while. But factor in the millions of other things Cherise did for - priceless.

There were NO unexpected "fees" or hidden costs- I received a nicely organized Excel Sheet that broke everything down so I knew the exact cost of everything. Every interaction I had with The Perfect Wedding was a positive one- which made the entire process FUN. I also felt as if my wedding were just as important and special to Cherise, as it was to my husband, our family and friends, and myself. And at the end of the day, The Perfect Wedding far exceeded my expectations (which were pretty high to begin with). There aren't enough mahalos I can give to show our appreciation.
It's nerve racking planning a wedding from so far away. You can't go about it the same way you would a wedding down the Read more...
It's nerve racking planning a wedding from so far away. You can't go about it the same way you would a wedding down the street or even in the next city over. It takes a lot of communication and... faith in the people you hire. And just finding those people, is a daunting task.

I am a planner by nature, but I knew I needed a point person on the island to help me with my April 2010 wedding. I had a list of pretty strict requirements when I set out on my search for a wedding planner: 1) They couldn't break the bank (I had a strict budget) 2) They had to *respect* the budget I was working with even after I hired them (I've heard horror stories about this) 3) They needed to be very prompt with their correspondence (I timed them all), 4) They needed to be even more organized than I was (no small feat) 5) They couldn't charge me a percentage of each vendor they booked (that's a racket and gives coordinators no incentive to keep to your budget) 5) They had to be fairly open with vendors I wanted to work with (no strict lists with only certain people I could hire, and 6) I had to get a good "vibe" from them (after all, I was going to be working with them a lot in the following months). I interviewed a lot of coordinators and not a single one met all my requirements. That was, until I met Cherise at The Perfect Wedding. Even once I hired her, I was still dubious because she seemed too good to be true. However, now that everything is said and done and I'm happily married, I can officially say that this business is out of this world and (even with this strict list of requirements) FAR exceeded my expectations.

The first thing that really set this business apart from the rest was Cherise's communication. There was never a time when she didn't respond to one of my phone calls or emails within 24 hours. Or, if she had a few events that took her away from the office- she would let me know ahead of time. I always received answers to my questions throughly and promptly (and for any of you that have had to contact vendors in Maui- you know was a rarity this is). I already had in mind a few vendors that I wanted to use and Cherise was open to that. Though, when I needed help with selecting others- she provided me with some AMAZING referrals. In the end, I firmly believe that I had the Maui-Wedding-Dream-Team of vendors working for us on our big day and Cherise was the driving force behind it all.

I had an intricate idea of what I wanted our small (25 person) Maui destination wedding to be like. When I explained this to Cherise, she immediately "got it" and really stuck to my vision the entire time. We rented a private estate which meant that all vendors (from chair rentals to caterers to audio equipment) had to be organized and brought in. Even though I thought I already knew what all went into planning for a wedding (like I said, I'm organized to a fault), more than a few times Cherise alerted me to things that I hadn't even thought of. It's this attention to detail that made our event flawless from the very beginning.

So planning everything was a breeze- but how did it all turn out? In a word: Incredible. It was amazing to have her there from the first day of planning (9 months in advance) all the way to the day of our wedding. We had the wedding of our dreams. Every detail was attended to with such care and insight. In the end, not a single thing when wrong on our wedding day and I was able to sit back and really enjoy all of it. I would have never been able to do this had it not been for Cherise. Cherise is such a sweet woman, but she also knows how to run a tight ship. There is an amazing amount of people and things to coordinate on the actual day but because Cherise was there, I was able to take in every special moment with my friends and family. That fact alone made hiring The Perfect Wedding worth while. But factor in the millions of other things Cherise did for - priceless.

There were NO unexpected "fees" or hidden costs- I received a nicely organized Excel Sheet that broke everything down so I knew the exact cost of everything. Every interaction I had with The Perfect Wedding was a positive one- which made the entire process FUN. I also felt as if my wedding were just as important and special to Cherise, as it was to my husband, our family and friends, and myself. And at the end of the day, The Perfect Wedding far exceeded my expectations (which were pretty high to begin with). There aren't enough mahalos I can give to show our appreciation. Read less
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