Best Day Ever’s Top 14 Ways to incorporate “Something Blue” into your Hawaii Wedding!

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in your shoe”

 “Something Blue” … This signifies love, fidelity, and purity.

And yes, this one is kind of a “must-do!”.  But how do you incorporate “Something Blue” into your Hawaii Wedding in a not to cheese, not over the top, super cute and gorgeous way? Feeling stuck ~ No problemo, check out these FUN ideas …

to Incorporate “Something Blue” into your Hawaii Wedding

1.  Wear a blue sash, ribbon, garter, underwear, shoes, or lingerie. Check out the blue shoes in the pic below 🙂

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2.  Have your fiancé wear a blue tie with his suit.

3.  Wrap a blue ribbon or handkerchief around your bouquet.

4.  Sign your wedding certificate using blue pens.

5.  Add blue flowers such as blue hydrangeas, morning glories, or bellflowers to your bouquet.

6.  Have guests sign in a blue guest book.

7.  Sew a blue thread along the hem of your bridal gown with your wedding date.

8.  Ask your bridal party to sign their names on the bottom of your shoes with a blue pen.

9.  Paint your nails blue or use blue eye shadow make up.

10.  Wear blue jewelry with sapphire, opal, aqua marine, or tanzanite.bella sophia estate, Bella Sophia estate Wedding, best day ever hawaii, Hawaii estate wedding, hawaii wedding, hawaii wedding planners, oahu wedding, oahu estate wedding, tracy + zachary, tracy + zachary wedding

11.  Purchase blue “I Do” stickers and stick them to the bottom of your shoes.

12.  Wrap a blue thread around your ring finger.

13.  Carry around a small blue purse.

14.  Arrive to the ceremony or reception in a blue car.


There you have it!  Our Top 14 Ways to incorporate “Something Blue” into your Hawaii Wedding!  Hope you’ve been enjoying the wedding tips this week!  Tomorrow we’re onto the last of the traditions “A Sixpence in your Shoe!’ That one is a fun one 🙂 Stay tuned!

xo, Nicole
Best Day Ever Hawaii
Hawaii’s Premiere Wedding Planner

Best Day Ever Exclusive Deal: 15% Off Vein, Skin, & Ink Treatments

ATTN: All Brides & Grooms…  We are proud to have partnered with the Vein & Skin Center of Hawaii and Ink Off MD as they are giving our brides and grooms an awesome deal for all beauty treatments, including tattoo removal!!

For Best Day Ever Brides & Grooms Only:
Get 15% Off Services such as Tattoo Removal, Skin Tightening, Microdermabrasion & Facial Treatments, Laser & Lipo Treatments!  
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Through our partnership, VSH and IOM are offering a 15 percent discount off of the following services.*

  • Facial and microdermabrasion treatments
    • customized facial treatment, deep-cleansing pampering using skin-specific topical solutions and non-invasive exfoliation (30 days before wedding).
    • Regular Price: $85 to $200; BDE discount: $72.25 to $170
  • Mosaic CO2 skin tightening
    • micropeel or fractional resurfacing laser; CO2 laser helps to tighten the skin, smooth out wrinkles, and give balanced skin tone and appearance (60 days before wedding).
    • Regular Price: $800 to $2,200; BDE discount: $680 to $1,870
  • Melasma Spectra laser treatment
    • the Spectra laser provides a safe and gentle way to tone skin pigmentation and achieve better looking skin for your big day (3 months before wedding).
    • Regular Price: starting at $500; BDE discount: starting at $425
  • Body contouring packages: SmoothShapes technology
    • ground-breaking laser and light treatment eliminates cellulite and gives your body smoother, firmer, and flexible skin. Perfect for smoothing out legs, buttocks, upper arms or belly cellulite (3 months before wedding).
    • Regular Price: $250 per treatment area; BDE discount: $212.50 per treatment area
  • ReFirme skin tightening
    • non-invasive, revolutionary light and laser energy treatment helps tighten the face and neck area and achieve a firmer, smoother and healthier visage with lasting results (6 months before wedding)
    • Regular Price: $400 to $800; BDE discount: $340 to $680
  • Permanent laser hair reduction
    • state-of-the-art laser treatment quickly and efficiently reduces hair (6 months before wedding).
    • Regular Price: underarms $150 per treatment, bikini $150 per treatment, legs $300 per treatment; BDE discount: Underarms- $127.50 per treatment, Bikini- $127.50 per treatment, Legs- $255 per treatment
  • Tattoo removal: PicoSure technology
    • The PicoSure™ laser technology quickly removes unwanted tattoos (even those tattoos with blues and green inks), and eliminates sun and age spots (6 months before wedding).
    • Regular Price: starting at $1,200 for three-square- inch tattoo. Full back or sleeves removal not to exceed $4,000; BDE discount: starting at $1,020 for three-square-inch tattoo, Full back or sleeves removal not to exceed $3,400
  • Body contouring packages: SmartLipo
    • This treatment tones your body and tightens the skin in such areas as the stomach, thighs, arms and neck. Lasers liquefy fat, which is then permanently removed with a cannula to achieve a newly sculpted body (6 months before wedding).
    • Regular Price: starting at $1,500; BDE discount: starting at $1,275

Courtesy of Vein & Skin Center of Ink Off MD. Call (808) 949-8346 to schedule an appointment today!

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Cheers to getting Beautified before your “Best Day Ever!” ,

Nicole + Erika 🙂
Hawaii’s Premiere Wedding Planning & Event Design Team

2013 Wedding Dress Trends

Picking out your wedding dress can be one of the best parts of planning a wedding.
Seeing yourself in the dress and the veil can make the wedding seem real if it still feels like you’re in a dream.  Also shopping with your friends, family and some champagne for a once in a lifetime dress can never be a bad thing.  Just like in all fashion, bridal wear has trends that come and go.  From satin and lace to puffy sleeves of the 80’s, everything has had its turn on the wedding runway.  In 2013 there are a lot of gorgeous trends popping up that can work with any style, theme or budget.  If you’re one of the lucky ones that is starting to look for the dress here are some of the hottest trends seen everywhere from the runway to the aisle.


One trend that is very popular is illusion necklines. These necklines can range from unusual, subtle, lacy and refined, or sparkly and over-the-top. Generally the more sparkles the more expensive so if you are on a tight budget and love this look, check out designers that do more subtle or lacy necklines. This gown on the left is an Amsale dress costing $6295. This illusion neckline dress is a little pricey but great for those who want some bling on their dress. The dress on the right is a BHLDN gown for $2,400. It is a little bit simpler but still has some beautiful detail. Illusion neckline dresses come in all different styles so it’s just about finding a store and price range that fits your needs.

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Another popular trend for a less traditional bride is a blush or colored gown. For the brides that have dreamt about a white wedding dress their whole life this dress is not for you. These dresses are becoming a major statement in the world of bridal fashion. Blush is a very hot color right now as it is very feminine and romantic. It matches elegant and rustic themed weddings really well. Again these dresses can range in price depending on the designer and amount of detail. This Ines De Santo gown has a larger price tag of $7700 because of its interesting bodice and detail on the skirt. The color is gorgeous and soft perfect for those wanting that real blush tone. The second Watters dress is much cheaper at $1940 but still has all the drama, color and style of a more expensive gown. It just goes to show you that you don’t have to spend a ton to get runway style dress, 2013 wedding dress trends, wedding dress trendswedding dress, 2013 wedding dress trends, wedding dress trends








One of my favorite trends that has been making more of a presence in bridal fashion is long sleeve gowns. Many can say that this trend was started by the lovely Kate Middleton when she married Prince William and made everybody’s mouths drop when she first stepped out of the car wearing that incredible lace, long sleeve dress. Designers have been adding sleeves to dresses more and more now. For all those who think that a long sleeve dress would be too modest or conservative, think again. Long sleeve dresses can be just as sexy and daring. With lace and sheer fabric it shows the right amount of skin. They can also be the perfect option if you are going for a church wedding or just want to cover up a bit more. Long sleeve dresses can be matched to any style you are going for! The first dress by Jim Heljm is $3520 and has the perfect ratio of alluring to modest. The off the shoulder style shows the collar bones and shoulders and the lace gives it that sexy feel but you are still covering up more than you would in a strapless or thin strap gown. The next gown will amaze you with both how gorgeous and how affordable it is! This Maggie Sottero gown is only $679 yet gives you all the sexiness and glamour you could want. The sleeves cover you up but the sheer lace detail gives it that beautiful edge.

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No matter what your style or taste is there is a perfect dress out there for you. Just like with your fiancée, once you find the perfect one stop looking! If you needed a little help with the style you wanted for your dream dress try any of these hot trends out and see if they are right for you.

Worried that Hawaii Weddings don’t call for the traditional fancy wedding gown? Think again! Hawaii weddings are just as fancy as weddings in any other state or country! Just because your getting married on the beach doesn’t mean you can’t look fab!

Happy Monday!


Rachel & Nicole
Hawaii Wedding Planners
Best Day Ever Hawaii

Inspiration Tuesdays: Wedding Hairstyles


As a Hawaii Wedding Planner, I’ve recently had many clients concerned about wedding hairstyles so I’ve been spending a lot of time researching wedding Up-do’s, long and curly classic styles, vintage styles, side pony tails, braids… the options are endless. Here are a few of my favorites.

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CLASSIC Up-do’s always elegant…
Hillary Duff went with a classic up-do, and it was spectacular!
Classic up-do’s similar to Hillarys also create a perfect placement for your veil.
And what about some of these fantastic vintage diamond,
flower and feather BRIDAL HAIR ACCESSORIES?
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Have you considered Bridal Braids? Oh how I L O V E BRAIDS! 
So Romantic and Beautiful! & and the possibilities are endless!
Check out this Classic up-do!
Romantic, perfect for a vintage wedding, Love it!
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BEAUTIFUL, CLEAN & CLASSIC. Never too classy for a Hawaii Wedding!
Could also be perfect with a Lace Veil underneath:)
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And check out this amazingly romantic hairstyle below. Isn’t it gorgeous?hau'ula beach house, beach house wedding, outdoor wedding, hawaii wedding, oahu wedding, best day ever hawaii, janah and justin
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wedding hairstyles, inspiration, hair inspiration, inspiration tuesdaysAnd for the Hawaii Brides that want to a simpler (and cheaper) hairstyle. Heres a beautiful one you could do yourself at home. A curling iron a few pins and some hairspray, Top it off with a beautiful veil and enter the most amazing Hawaii Bride ever:)
Hope some of these pics sparked your imagination and helped you in choosing your perfect wedding hairstyle. Email us today with some of your pics so we can post some real Hawaii Wedding Hairstyles!
xo~ Your favorite Hawaii Wedding Planner – Best Day Ever Hawaii

Bridal Barefoot Sandals, Perfect for Hawaii Beach Weddings!

Browsing on Pinterest I came across another unique style tip for our Hawaii brides!  I am excited to share with you the Bridal Barefoot Sandal! Perfect for all of our Hawaii Destination Weddings & ceremonies on the sand! Just the right amount of elegance with all the comfort and simplicity!

The Bridal Barefoot Sandal comes in a variety of styles from simple pieces with small pearls to extravagant ones adorned with large gems and lace.   I consider these beautiful pieces to be more like jewelry than footwear!

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The last thing our beach brides want to worry about is walking down the aisle and losing a shoe in the sand!  The Hawaii Bridal Beach Sandal is the perfect accessory to top off any beach bridal look.  It has the elegance our brides love with a level of practicality that’s appropriate for an outdoor setting.

I’d love to hear what you think!

Happy Tuesday! 🙂

xo, Kelli
Best Day Ever Hawaii
Hawaii’s Premiere Wedding Planning & Event Design Team

Who said white dresses are only for the bride?

I’m sure everyone has heard of the rule that a bride should be the only one to wear white to her wedding.  We just wanted to ruffle a few feathers and say – this may not always be the case! While we adore our brides in white, we also think white can look good on everyone in the wedding party! And truth be told, this is just an old tradition that may absolutely be broken if the bride decides to do so.

We love this bride and bridesmaid switch! The bride stands out in hot pink while the bridesmaids look lovely in white.  A great look for an outdoor garden wedding!
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Taking a little inspiration from the royal wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William, we can’t resist how elegant it looks when the bride and her bridesmaid BOTH walk down the aisle in white.
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If you have a few bridesmaids and are worried everyone will get lost in a sea of white, try pairing white with another color like this light grey.  Nautical stripes are adorable for a beach themed wedding!
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Whether it be the bride or the entire wedding party, white is a versatile color that is meant to be shared!

And here’s the real truth – It’s your wedding! Your special day! Your choice. Whether you choose to be the only one in white or want to do something different and stand out in bright pink.  It is completely up to you. Best Day Ever Hawaii Wedding Planning Tip: Wearing a different color can save you hundreds and even thousands of dollars. The question is, what kind of bride are you?

We’d love to hear your ideas!

xo, Kelli
Best Day Ever Hawaii
Hawaii Wedding Planners

Hawaii Wedding Trend: The Brooch Bouquet

Need something old, something new and something blue for your Hawaii Wedding?  My newest find may just be the perfect thing for you!

Introducing the Brooch bouquet! These are vintage inspired pieces that can be crafted from old fashioned jewelry such as necklaces, earrings and pins.   Each bouquet is unique to the bride and best of all these pieces are meant to be kept as keepsakes!

I absolutely LOVE this robin blue color scheme, and the new brooch bouquet has been gaining popularity in recent years – I just had to share:) It can be a great way to have something special you will save forever and brooch bouquets look super cute in photos, especially if you have a Hawaii Shabby Chic, Vintage or Rustic theme.  Each brooch piece is different but the similar shades of blue and hints of silver makes everything meld together effortlessly!
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We’d love to hear your opinions on this vintage/ modern take on the traditional wedding bouquet 🙂

Cheers! Kelli
Best Day Ever Hawaii

Hawaii’s Favorite Wedding Planning & Event Design Team

Make a Statement with this new Wedding Trend: The Accent Nail

From magazines to blogs, the accent nail trend has been absolutely everywhere! There are so many versions circulating on the web from contrasting colors to glitter to rhinestones.

If you are a chic Hawaii bride to be – you are probably all over this trend already – but have you considered how fun it would be to incorporate it into your wedding? When it comes to your wedding day, why not make a statement with an accent nail of your own? You could use your wedding colors or just add some bling! The combinations are endless!

Need a little bit of wedding nail inspiration?
Here are a few fabulous ideas we fell in love with:

Pale colors with a hint of metallic or glitter is our favorite combo!!  This style by Glitter and Nails is classy and elegant with a hint of modern!

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This silver strip design is one of 10 deemed great for beginners on Love Love Love this!

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This bridal style by Baddeleyite is absolutely adorable!! An understated nude base with a tiny pop of sparkle from the ring accent.

wedding trend, accent nailFeeling inspired yet? Why not get practicing now.. there’s plenty of time to try a few of your own accent designs. I know, I need to make a trip to my nearest nail supply store ASAP! :]

What do you think? Love to hear your thoughts!

Best Day Ever
Hawaii Wedding Planners

Another Amazing Engagement Ring

Came across this ring browsing through wedding blogs and I have to say – it might be the prettiest engagement ring I have ever seen…

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mg~ don’t you just Love it?  I’m in love..  had I seen it before I designed my wedding ring I might have opted to design it a lot more like this one.  Anyway ~ loved it so much I had to share:) Unfortunately I am not sure who the designer is, but you can find the original post on one of my favorite wedding blogs – Once Wed.


Happy Friday! 
xo, Nicole *&erika
Hawaii Wedding Planner, Best Day Ever Hawaii

Unique Vintage Engagement Rings

Vintage engagement rings.. I don’t know if there’s anything I love more.  Today, inspired by one of my favorite blogs Ruffled, I decided to do a special post on unique vintage rings. If you happen to Love the little details, unique cuts, and ageless beauty of vintage and vintage inspired engagement rings, today you’re in for a treat.  From antique and vintage to handmade and artsy, these styles are nothing short of unique and can be found in places you would least expect.  For more info on where to find antique wedding rings in Hawaii check out our post on Hawaii Antique Rings.


If you’re in love with this style as much as I am, you have to always keep your eyes open.  The few designs we are sharing with you today range in price, but are and can certainly be affordable.  In fact, we’ve included a few designs that are under a thousand dollars. Starting with the gorgeous designs by Cathy Waterman

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Beautiful handmade rings by Katherine Bowman. Loving the little cuts in front and the tiny jewel peeking through detail on the back.

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Featured below, Satomi Kawakita‘s collection offers amazingly simple engagement rings in beautiful gold adorned with diamonds.  Also, check out the swivel rings by Marie-Helene de Taillac.unique vintage engagement rings, engagement ring, vintage ring, unique ring, wedding ring


Loving the “something blue” sapphire and diamond ring by Ken + Dana Design and the other simple gemstones surrounded in artsy gold.unique vintage engagement rings, engagement ring, vintage ring, unique ring, wedding ring


And then there are the more basic diamond engagement rings, still simple and elegant in design, like those featured below from Weston Jewelry. Also featured below, Eco-friendly diamonds by Brilliant Earth.unique vintage engagement rings, engagement ring, vintage ring, unique ring, wedding ring


Like these rings? Check out our previous posts on where to find the best Vintage and Antique wedding rings in Hawaii. We think you’ll love that post to:)

Leave us a comment, we’d love to hear from you!

xo, Your favorite Hawaii Wedding Planner
Best Day Ever Hawaii