Example: Our wedding was great! We got married at the Hale Koa Hotel. Having half our wedding party come from San Francisco (friends) and the other half was local (family) created such a fun mix. Most of our guest stayed at the Hilton Hawaiian, which made Everyones lives a lot easier. When you are organizing big groups its better to have them all in the same place. We also turned our wedding into a week long adventure. We got people to rent cars and had over 50 people on the north shore. We also threw a bbq the day after at the Hale Koa (about $500 with food and drinks) Everyone was on the same page and talked aobut the wedding from the night before.
The service was excellent! They are more strict because of military standards, but the service is right on! The two ladies in the banquest room catered to my husband and me during the whole reception. They even came to teh dance floor way into the night and brought us water and more wine. At the head table they helped our whole party with seconds etc. so we didnt have to get up. They even brought our guests seconds, I heard!!!! there was 2 VIP parking for handicapped guest. Also they were there at the ceremony to que us on when to walk-like a coordinator- and to make sure everything was set.
Phillip is so chill and cool. He makes you feel relaxed and calm. His pictures are awesome. He arrived early and stayed over his contracted time, voluntarilly. He is really flexible. On the day of our engagement shots, I got a really bad sunburn and was peeling on one side. I should of canceled the shoot it was so bad, but he made the pictures look as if there was nothing there.
Met at the wedding expo. Owns all his own equipment. Played good music, everyone raved about him. Provides a large screen too, but on that night there was tech. difficulties, so it was off the whole time(??!!) We knocked some money off, but he came through in the end. He got the party going, without speaking too much and is professional.
You can DIY. They have reccomadations for print shops, but I printed mine in SF for cheap. Many booklets to get ideas and they have all the paper and ribbon.
Lots of colors to pick from. Just have to pick up and drop off-dont need to wash or anything. They are hard to find though ( in a warehouse in Aiea) Good price and makes the room have more color.
Ordered choc. dipped fortune cookies-sooo yummy! was able to adjust order as guest list # kept changing. You speak with the husband and wife and they are sooo nice. Meet them at the wedding expo. They jsut charge different prices depending on where you live, but they deliver by hand, so ensure of no damages. Fortune cookies are very cute and cost effective.
Service for group rate was good. Trolley drops off right in front. Variety of room rates. With the two other hotels, I didnt really need to add this as an option for my guest. I just wanted to give them choices, but our guest loved the HIlton.
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