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Resources


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Resources


We are happy to provide a list of all our amazing preferred vendors. Having built great relationships with multiple vendors all over Oahu, we can help recommend the best vendors that fit all your wants and needs within your preferred budget. At Couture Weddings Hawaii, we will collaborate and work side-by-side with all of our preferred vendors. We feel confident in their services, as these vendors were hand-selected to work harmoniously on the most important day of your life! 

Our team of vendors ensure you a complete event without any worries. They are the most reliable and dependable, with the most experience in the wedding industry.

Please inquire for more information on:

  • Conch shell blower
  • Fire knife dancer / Tahitian show
  • Hula dancers
  • Officiants
  • Designer weddings for smaller groups
  • Mind and Body
  • Reiki Master
  • Marriage coach
  • Martial Arts Sensei (focusing on kickboxing techniques)
  • Personal Trainer
  • Pilates Instructor
  • Voice Coach
  • Life Coach / Healing Touch
  • Caterers
  • Sweets for the sweet                                                   
  • Videographers
  • Photographers
  • Hair & Make-up
  • Boutique spas
  • Florists
  • Special touches
  • Entertainment

We will be happy to share more information about our creme de la creme service providers. Please note that Couture Weddings Hawaii is completely independent of all of our affiliated preferred vendors, and maintains an unbiased position during all negotiations to help protect your best interests.

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Wedding Etiquette


Wedding Etiquette


Roles and Responsibilities -- Who Pays For What?

MAID OF HONOR and BRIDESMAID'S duties:

  • Purchase the bridesmaid dress and footwear, and be prepared to pay for professional hair and makeup services.                       
  • Be ready to spend some time and labor several months before the wedding
  • Attend pre-wedding and post-wedding festivities
  • Provide a shoulder to lean on
  • Assist in planning the wedding shower and contribute financially (whatever you can afford)
  • Keep a record of bridal shower gifts/wedding gifts received for the bride and groom to write their thank you notes
  • Give a toast at the rehearsal dinner or wedding
  • Oversee makeup and hair session with the bride and bridesmaids
  • Make sure that the bridal party leaves for the ceremony on time and that the bride and bridesmaids have their bouquets
  • Touch up brides' makeup throughout the day. Make sure to carry the touch up kit provided by the makeup artist

BEST MAN and GROOMSMEN'S duties:

  • Attend the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner
  • Host and attend the bachelor party
  • Welcome and seat guests at the ceremony
  • Hand out programs to the guests at the ceremony
  • Participate in the garter toss
  • Secure the rings before the ceremony
  • Decorate the getaway car -- " just married"

PARENTS OF THE BRIDE'S (very traditional) duties:

  • Pays for the wedding expenses, unless other arrangements have been agreed upon
  • Father walks his daughter down the aisle or  parents walk their daughter down the aisle
  • Toast the bride and groom
  • Father dances with the bride following the official first dance OR
  • Father dances with his daughter first, then hands his daughter to his son-in-law for the official first dance

PARENTS OF THE GROOM'S duties:

  • Hosts the rehearsal dinner, unless other arrangements have been agreed upon
  • Toasts the bride and groom at the rehearsal dinner
  • Toasts and thanks the bride's family for hosting the reception, unless other arrangements have been agreed upon

If you have more questions on etiquette or weddings in general, ask Shari!