Nichole Weddings & Events
Nichole is an absolute gem! It is hard for me to find the right words to describe how truly wonderful she is. We grew up in Hawaii, but now live on the Mainland, and planned our wedding from over 4,000 miles away. Nichole made the process completely seamless from start to finish. She guided us through what seemed at the start to be an overwhelming process. I can’t remember ever feeling stressed about the planning process, and the wedding itself was the most enjoyable day of my life. I did not worry about a single detail; Nichole took care of every last thing. There was clearly much more that went on behind the scenes, which I did not even realize until the wedding was over!
Nichole worked with all of our vendors to ensure that every vision we had expressed to her was executed. She knows many local vendors, and even arranged for special discounts from many of them because of her connections. She worked with our budget, but at the same time, insured that we had the very best for every single element. There was no detail left unplanned, and many of our guests commented that it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to. Nichole is smart, professional, motivated but above all, she is an absolute pleasure to work. Hiring Nichole was without a doubt the best decision that we made throughout the entire process. The wedding was amazing because she took our wildest dreams, and turned them into a reality.
I loved working with Nichole! Initially I was hesitant to use a wedding planner for my daughter's wedding. But knowing that I wanted to enjoy this special time with my daughter and family, and that I would be stressed trying to coordinate it all myself, I gave in. I am so happy I did. Besides being very personable, I can honestly say that I don't believe you could find a more professional, dedicated, hard-working and positive, wedding planner. Not only is she a fabulous worker, she is creative and had many fabulous ideas. She is experienced as well and has connections to many local vendors who really like working with her. She gave us many choices, and they were all great - it was difficult to choose the ones we liked best. The day of couldn't have gone more smoothly - or have been more beautiful. So many of our guests commented that it was so beautiful it could have been in a wedding magazine. I gave Nichole all the credit because although it was our vision, Nichole was solely responsible for bringing it all together and making it so perfect because she was there, quietly in the background, working her magic. Although she denies it, I even suspect it was she who arranged the spectacular sunset and full moon :-) If you are considering using a wedding planner, you must give Nichole a call!
I don?t usually write reviews. To be fair, less than 10% of people do. And when I do rate something, I am generally a pretty harsh critic. Maybe it is because I am generally skeptical when someone else hands out 5 stars across the board and I assume that the reviewer isn?t a critical consumer. Or maybe I?m just a curmudgeon. Either way, Nichole deserves nothing less than 5 stars across the board for the work she did for us for our wedding.
I think the most difficult thing to understand, as a consumer, is the value proposition of a wedding coordinator. It is hard to imagine all the work that goes into the planning process until you get there and realize that the photographer needs a minute by minute schedule and has to coordinate her schedule with the videographer and someone needs to deal with the florist who refuses to work with the caterer because?well, I don?t know why and fortunately it wasn?t really my problem. Nichole handled it. It was hard to budget in a coordinator but it was the best money I spent on my wedding and honestly, if I were forced to choose between flowers and Nichole, my wedding would have been decorated with sand and seashells.
Nichole went way above and beyond my expectations. It was the little things from offering to bring some beautiful linen cocktail napkins she had at home so I wouldn?t have to rent them?to the bigger things like dropping off welcome gifts all over town when my guests arrived (all in different hotels and across several days). She even went to the mall to pick up a bra for me because I realized at the last minute that I didn?t have one that worked with my after party dress. And she always did it with a smile on her face. It is amazing how many hours of work go into planning a wedding and how helpful it is to have a professional who has done it before to be there by your side easing the stress of the process.
Nichole is super responsive. I prefer email so we generally communicated that way and 9 times out of 10, she would respond within hours?actually most of the time, she responded in under an hour. That was GREAT! It is so nice to have that immediate response from her.
She is also really organized. One would assume that all wedding planners would be organized but I?ve heard horror stories so I thought I?d throw that out there. She is very good at managing other vendors which is really important in Hawaii. I love the aloha attitude until I need my caterer to send me a menu and then the New Yorker in me takes over. She has a great relationship with the other vendors on the island (probably because she is super sweet) and it was really helpful in getting issues resolved.
Nichole was also helpful in working with our budget. She always tried to find ways to give us options and find ways to get the look or feel of what we wanted in a way that fit our budget.
Anyway, congratulations and good luck!!
I can't tell you how wonderful it was to work with you! I can't tell you how many people have come up to me and said what an AMAZING job you did with everything. Thursday, Friday and Saturday were more than I could have ever imagined! Everything just seemed to fall into place. I know from doing events that it takes MONTHS and MONTHS of prep for it to seem like it all "falls into place" and I thank you for all your hard work. You have mastered your job and your wedding planning is a fine art!
What an amazing job Nichole and her team did for my wedding! Nichole was a saint when it came to answering my almost daily emails, questions on every piece of the program, allowed me the freedom - yet guided me in the right direction when she knew best to take the reigns. With her expertise, I was able to bounce ideas off her from wedding invitation wording and design to just how many umbrellas I needed for a possible quick 10 min rainstorm. She made herself readily available, and I admit I was fairly high maintenance for such a life- changing event. Whether it was a quick phone call to discuss some minor items, talk me out of overdoing the delicious how could you say no drink menu, or how to tame a mother-in-law's long-winded spiel, she was there. Not only as a professional, calm under some high pressures, but as a friend that I could turn to on my wedding day with more trust than any other friend, hoping to give me the right answer. As fate would have it on this special day she even waited until I was half way down the aisle and all was perfect before running off to deliver her first child hours later. Weddings and every joy along with it is her specialty!
Thanks again for all your hard work...I have no idea how my mom and I would have pulled off this amazing wedding. You are talented beyond words and your energy and love has made this process so much fun and a great memory! Thanks so much!
What an amazing evening! We wanted to say thank you again for all of your attention to the details of the event. Everyone was blown away, many even willing to say that the party was better than their own weddings, which says a lot. All in all, the night surpassed our expectations. And I would venture to say everyone else's. I have had several people mention this was the first wedding where they were caught in a mosh pit started by the groom. The energy and flow made the party. We hope you enjoyed this day as much as we did. We are
grateful for what you pulled together for us.
Your professional expertise has exceeded all our expectations. But, what really has touched me is your generosity of spirit and willingness to listen and above all, to care about people! Thank you does not begin to describe what is in my heart.
Mahalo nui loa,
Nichole & her team are a pleasure to work with. They keep everything flowing well on the day of and make our jobs as vendors a breeze. I cannot wait to work another event with such an awesome company like Nichole Weddings & Events, they are a top notch team!
After working on some very elaborate weddings together I can see that Nichole is talented, organized, and hard working- she and her staff definitely have what it takes to make your dream wedding a reality.
Nichole has a handle on professionalism, timely communication and an eye for detail.
There is never a doubt that all her bases are covered!
Nichole is a true master, balancing artistry, emotions, budget and time.