6 featured reviews
Member Since: 4/4/2012
My fiance and I decided to get married on Maui at the top of Haleakala at sunrise. Totally crazy, but that is us. We brought our parents and siblings with us. I knew I wanted to use a wedding planner to make the whole experience easier, so the hotel wedding service referred us to Tori. [They themselves could not take care of the planning for us because the wedding was not being held on their property.]
I e-mailed Tori about what we wanted. We wanted a simple ceremony on the top of Haleakala followed by breakfast. Not knowing what to ultimately expect, she gave me peace of mind as she turned a crazy idea into the wedding of our dreams!
She recommended Jessica Pearl for photography (who was also incredible!), helped us to get the marriage license and also was able to sign off on the marriage license as our officiant. She took care of getting the permits for Haleakala. She made suggestions on places to eat and made breakfast reservations. All of this through just a few e-mails.
She clearly is on top of her game and loves what she does. She asked questions about things I had never thought of. For example, on the ride up to the crater would you like snack bags for your guests? Water? Would you like to cut cake or toast at the crater after the ceremony? None of these things had crossed my mind, and yes, I would love snacks for the guests!
We ran into a snag when trying to coordinate transportation - the prices were outrageous to hire a car company to take us all to the top - but Tori came to the rescue! She rented a large van that fit all of us and our photographer and drove it to the top stocked with snacks and provisions. It made life so much easier, especially at that time of the morning (or do you still consider it night?).
Day-of, she and her assistant managed to keep everyone calm and happy (despite the freezing temperatures) and made our day easy and perfect. Every single one of our guests commented to me how great she was. For the amount of expertise and service she provided her fee is ridiculously inexpensive. She was well within the budget we set-up at the start. Her cost included the planning, transportation, officiant fees and snacks.
I highly recommend her and wish that I could give her more than 5 stars!
Member Since: 5/29/2013
My wife and I got married on September 14th on the island of Maui. To be honest, we had NO IDEA what we were getting into.
My wife had all these amazing ideas in her head and things she's collected since our engagement 3 years prior of what she wanted our dream wedding to be like. But seriously she was frazzled and all over the place.
We hired Hawaii Weddings by Tori Rogers after we seen all of her great work on her website. She was great at keeping us updated about changes and decisions we needed to make. She helped us choose outstanding vendors, including a shaved ice company (which was my favorite). She was very quick at responding back with emails and phone calls (this is a really big deal when you're stressed about your approaching big day) she was alway there to answer our questions and concerns, even late into the night!
She, and her amazing team worked hard the day before and the morning of setting up our special day we will never forget. She was even nice enough to add her special touches here and there to make it that much more unique. Our guest couldn't stop raving about it all night and well after the event, they complemented us on our beautiful set up and how our wedding was really something to remember forever.
Coming out of this, I will admit, a wedding planner is definitely worth hiring. Tori Rogers and her team are so friendly and yet so very professional. At the end of it all we felt we had obtained a few new family members.
Tori guided us through the whole planning process from start to finish, with ease and comfort to make it as joyful as possible without all the stress most couples go through doing it without a planner.
We HIGHLY RECOMMEND hiring them for your big day.
Member Since: 10/12/2011
Tori is an angel. Straight from heaven. She is amazing beyond belief. I still do not know how she took my tiny wedding budget and the few decorations I picked and created what she did. She took all of my ideas and ran with them, adding her own perfect little touches along the way. I was blown away when I walked into my wedding reception. She REALLY knows what she's doing. I didn't have to worry about a thing on my wedding day, she effortlessly guided us through all of the events. I couldn't have done it without her, and I certainly wouldn't want to.
Member Since: 7/18/2012
We had the most amazing wedding and it was all due to Tori. She was always responsive, professional, and asked me all the right questions to make sure we had the wedding of our dreams. She was a lot of fun to work with; planning your wedding should be fun! We got married on a gorgeous secluded black sand beach; I love flowers and they were beyond beautiful (orange/white/green on the black sand). Our officiant and ceremony were perfect for us; really Hawaiian and very personal. We loved our guitarist, Scott Baird, and our dinner at Gannon's on a private patio was super-special. I left a lot of the details up to Tori and somehow she always came up with exactly what I wanted. There wasn't one detail that could have been any better.
Member Since: 10/8/2012
Aloha Tori Rogers:
I wanted to drop a note and review my experience working with Hana and the onsite vendors. I wanted two things from this experience; romance and no drama. Tori, not only did you and your team meet those two requirements but you also went above anything I had ever dreamed it would be. Tori, you and your team were worth every penny. Hana was spot on with contacting me and the three times we called her she answered her cell phone every time within two rings. The beach set up was exactly what I asked for and the officiant was out of this world. He gave me goose bumps.
Your recommendation for photographer Martin Wymade was exactly what I wanted. He made me feel so comfortable from the minute I stepped out of the car. It was almost like he was a reassuring family member. (driver was amazing, car spotless...red carpet made me feel like a star)
Martin's smile made me feel like myself and I think that came thru. He also got my cd ready on my last day which was hard for him to do, but he did it because he knew I wanted to come home with something. He created a slide show to share with my friends and family and we cry every time we watch it. Bravo Tori Rogers and team. You gave me my dream wedding I have always wanted.
Member Since: 4/1/2009
All I have to say is that Tori Rodgers was amazing. She made the planning process easy and my special day exquisite. I was hesitant to pay for a wedding planner when my resort had an onsite coordinatoor but all I have to say is she truly paid for herself and I couldn't imagine my wedding day without her. I had never been to Hawaii and was doing all the planning from California, her ideas and implementation was flawless and she kept us extremely close to our budget. On my day I had no worries because she made me extremely confident in her.
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