Weddings Hawaii - Kauai Wedding Planner
Iben was a pleasure to work with and made everything very easy. She was super responsive to all of our questions and with 2 people planning a wedding it can be hard. She found a selection of officiants, a perfect bouquet, an awesome videographer, the venue, the timing, and a photographer. She recommends her husband as the photographer which can sometimes be a conflict of interest. But other than that, she was extremely flexible, professional and a delight while we were planning from a far. When we got there, we had to meet her at her house which would have been better if she came with us to view the site before hand. After the wedding, we weren't very pleased with the photography and she didn't take it well. If you use choose to use another photographer, I would recommend her services again. Otherwise, I would proceed with caution.
Iben swooped in and kept me from going crazy. In the months leading up to the wedding she was responsive and professional, she always gave her honest opinion and was incredibly sincere. On the day of the wedding she had everything and everyone under control. I loved working with Iben. What a find! Many thanks to Jennifer at the Grand Hyatt for recommending Iben.
Hawaii Weddings in Kauai- such a great experience!!! Iben was so organized and very much what i needed in a planner. I wanted a small intimate wedding. I had 9 guests total. From the beginning of planning she was able to understand my vision...but most importantly was able to make it a reality. I did not have to worry about any of the details. She took care of them all - and within my budget!! I would recommend her to ANYone who would like to get married in Hawaii! The wedding day itself was also smooth and very calm.
The photographer was Gelston Dwight... we were VERY pleased with how the pictures turned out. Since it was a destination wedding and we have shown our pictures to so many people, it was very important that the photography was stellar...and he did not disappoint!
I had a great experience working with Iben. I am American and my husband is Australian and we are based in Brisbane and our wedding was an outdoor garden ceremony with an indoor/outdoor reception at a different location on the island of Kauai.
Iben is enthusiastic with a good sense of humour and willing to go the extra mile. She is organized, responds quickly to emails and keeps you on a timeline for the decision making which I appreciated with a very busy work schedule leading up to the wedding.
The wedding and reception (Iben coordinated both) were magical - everything I wanted it to be and more and without any hitches. The team of vendors that she works with are very professional and were a joy to work with. Everyone showed up on time and were in place and it went off without a hitch.
Iben was creative when we needed her to be and practical also when required and most importantly she worked well with my mother and husband in the parts they were involved in.
As far a managing to a budget she kept a regular tally of both the budget and the item details as they were added or changed.We personally went a bit outside our budget but that was due to our choices and not due to any lack of detail of costings from Iben. As I found, there is a give and take with a wedding budget splurging in some areas and being more practical in others. Iben's costs and the vendors she works with are reasonable and she is always upfront about what those costs will be.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Iben. She helped us create a magical wedding and reception with very elegant Hawaiian touches. I really enjoyed working with Iben, she is professional, enthusiastic and met and surpassed all of my needs and expectations.
In 1998 we started Weddings Hawaii. I have successfully coordinated over 400 weddings. My attention to detail, organization, and local knowledge will take the stress and confusion out of planning a wedding here on Kauai.