What makes our weddings exceptional?
It's our "Ohana" or family!
You simply will not find more
experienced top professionals,
higher quality services and products,
at more affordable prices anywhere else.
Who We Are
We are a "Ohana" of top Hawaii wedding vendors sharing a spirit of Aloha and enjoyment doing beach weddings.
Each member of our Ohana is a recognized top-tier professional, providing the highest quality services to hotels, venues, and Hawaii "locals", most for well over 20-30+ years.
We work as a team with the goal of making your ceremony a happy, joyful, and memorable experience.
We love what we do, we enjoy working together, and you'll enjoy us being part of your Hawaii wedding or vow renewal memories.
Why We Are.
"Tourist" weddings have always been the entry level job to practice or for people who couldn't make it in the "big leagues" of high-end and large local weddings. FYI: It kind of still is, given anybody can make a "GoDaddy" website and sell weddings LOL.
Many years ago, seeing a need, we created AHW to provide the same high quality services offered to our "local" clients as individual professional except, priced for simple beach weddings.
Over the years, we tinkered with our packages and products, watched competition come and go, and evolved into what we do today. That's offering the highest quality services at the best prices. No easy feat in a competitive market where anybody can say they do weddings!
What we do...
We are a beach wedding service and product provider who uses independent top wedding professional vendors.
We offer only the ceremony services appropriate for beach weddings. If you don't see it here, it's either not allowed or it's just a waste of money.
If we think something won't work or is a bad idea, we'll tell you straight up.
We give you the easiest way to plan and reserve your wedding.
Relieve you of all the stress in planning your beach ceremony. Well, where we can LOL.
Suggest to the best locations for your ceremony based upon your specific needs, not ours.
Offer the very best wedding professionals at a better price and value than you could get anywhere else or individually.
Share our insight based upon our many years of Hawaii wedding experience.
Hopefully, help you avoid costly mistakes.
Reserve and coordinate all the services we provide for a no-worries, hassle free, fun, and memorable Hawaiian wedding day. All you have to do is show up :)
What we aren't and don't do...
We aren't a traditional wedding planner or coordinator and those ridiculous fees aren't included our cost.
We don't offer everything, unnecessary, or inappropriate items, or stuff that's just a waste of money.
Make the cheapest prices, give the most, and cut corners because of that
Tell you what you want to hear, even if it's a bad idea, just to get your money. We'd rather pass on a job than agree to something that will be a problem or disappointment.
We don't copy other websites like two websites you might have seen who sound very similar to us in words, packages, and even prices. We earned what we say!
Make things up to look better than they are, call photographers "Certified", or say we use "top" people unless, it really is true.
List services and products and having no details of how those services work, what you can expect, and what you're paying for.
Entice you with a "free" cake or $6 bottle of Champagne (who knew they were that cheap LOL) that they hand to you. No ceremony, no photos.
We're not a high volume "tourist" wedding website who might do 3 weddings side-by-side at the same time. High quality and high volume don't work in practice. "Hawaii Weddings at Their Best", we don't think so.
We're not a traditional coordinator/planner who needs to email you back and forth to be relevant or justify a their fee.
Have ministers who decided they could make more money by being a photographer too. LOL.
We're not "off-beat" or "just a little different" as some websites like to promote. We're regular people LOL.
We don't "stuff" our packages "no-value" or "pseudo" services and deceptive "freebies" just to make the package look better.
We don't cancel you at the last minute for a bigger or higher paying job.
Use anything other the real professionals. Let the part-timers, "newbies", kids, etc. work for other websites.
We don't offer weddings on all islands simply because it doesn't work. We done that. We only specialize on Oahu.
Questions and Answers
How can we tell that you're any better than other websites?
Simply look at our website, what we say, our advice, the timeliness of our responses, our contract, and our photos.
We may not tell you everything you want to hear but, we're going to tell you what you need to know and what's best based upon our 30+ years of experience.
Why are you better than a traditional wedding planner/coordinator?
We don't add wedding planner/coordinator "middle-man" fees. It's just unnecessary given the way we plan and self-coordinate our beach weddings.
Can you perform planner/coordinator services for our reception?
No, but we suggest someone who we've worked with in the past.
Why do your vendors cost less than us hiring our own vendors?
Because our vendors are "anonymous", they are freed from bothering them LOL and from their standard prices they would charge their "regular" clients.
Can we select our own vendors and you do the planning?
No. We don't work with outside people. We've had problems so, we no longer do.
Why we aren't as "cheap" as some tourist websites?
Simply, we aren't a traditional "tourist" website. We don't use cheap, lesser talented professionals, hobbyists, part-timers, college students, etc. used by "tourist wedding" websites.
Do you have an office to meet?
No. We are Internet based only. Raise our prices or hire the cheapest vendors just to pay rent? No way! FYI: We've seen too many websites get an office in Waikiki, only to shut down, and leave clients stranded.
Finally, in one of our client's own words... yeah, it's their own words exactly!
Thank you. You are very helpful. I am just trying to make sure everything is perfect and as you can imagine, it's pretty difficult from Australia - organizing a wedding in Hawaii! Having said that, since you have the experience and clearly I don't, I am just going to put my complete trust in you. I am sure you will do the best that you can.
I have been contacting places in Hawaii that advertise weddings for a few months now. You have been the fastest to respond and by far the most helpful. I have given your web address and copies of our correspondence to my travel agent here. She often has people asking her about weddings in Hawaii and she refers them to a company here in Australia that negotiate etc. with people in Hawaii.(At an incredibly expensive rate too). Your excellence has allowed me to show her that there is no need to refer people to an expensive company when they can do the work themselves! So, having said that, you now have the respect of my travel agent and she will be referring others to you.
I will be making my reservation payment shortly. - Amanda
"The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the sweetness of low cost is forgotten".