Best Day Ever’s Top 10 Father Daughter Dance Songs

The Father / Daughter Dance is a special moment that you won’t want to miss as the bride.  🙂  It’s an intimate, sweet and memorable moment, a moment shared between just you and your dad.  A time to forget all the wedding planning and everything going around you and just reflect upon how far you have come together as father and daughter.  It’s honestly something you both will never forget and the perfect chance for you to honor your dad at your reception and thank him for all he has done in your life.

Here are Best Day Ever’s Top 10 Father Daughter Dance Songs: 

1.     “Gracie” by Ben Folds  

2.     “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle 

3.     “The Way You Look Tonight” by Michael Buble 

4.     “Dance With My Father Again” by Luther Vandross   

5.     “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac   

6.     “My Girl” by The Temptations  

7.     “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder 

8.    “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong or Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

9.    “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion 

10.  “Cinderella” by Steven Curtis Chapman

Obviously Gracie is my favorite as I listed it as #1.  This is the song I danced to with my dad at my wedding.  I love how it’s unexpectedly different, but if you listen to the words, it’ll probably make you cry. Cinderella is another fabulous choice I absolutely LOVE!  There are tons of options and it’s up to you to choose a song that you feel a connection to.

Dancing with your father on your wedding day is a very special moment where you can let your dad know just how much you appreciate and love him. So have fun picking out your special song and do share with us any new song ideas you might have! 🙂

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Hope you you feel inspired to find the perfect Father Daughter song for your wedding!  Special thanks to Tiffany our fabulous intern, for the help with this post. Also to Sandy, who is our beautiful bride pictured in the photo above dancing with her dad.

Happy Monday Everyone! 🙂


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Hawaii’s Premiere Wedding Planning Team

Wishing all the Dad’s out there… their Best Day Ever today!

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s out there!

Without you we wouldn’t have so many gorgeous brides!  Today, as a special tribute, we feature my and Erika’s dads 🙂 And to all the other dads ~ Wishing you nothing less than your “Best Day Ever!”

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Happy Sunday Everyone! 🙂

xo, Nicole & Erika
Hawaii’s Premiere Wedding Planning Team

Hawaii Bridal Expo starts TODAY! Get your 2 for 1 coupon here

Hawaii Wedding Bridal Expo Week starts TODAY !  🙂 🙂

Today, tomorrow and Sunday, come down to the Blaisdell Arena to the Hawaii Bridal Expo and find the best wedding vendors on the island.  But here’s the best part, most of the vendors at the expo are offering all of the brides & grooms that attend some pretty spectacular deals!  Most of these deals must be picked up in person.  The expo is also a great chance to try some ono-licious food, and meet a large group of photographers, videographers, florists, and caterers ~ Plus, get lots of free stuff and see tons of wedding inspiration.

Drag your fiancee down for the fun ~ Heres a two for 1 coupon: Just for you!


And don’t forget to stop by our booth and say Hi!  

BDEHappy Monday Everyone!


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First Hawaii Wedding as an Intern

Let me introduce myself, my name is Kelli & I began interning for Best Day Ever a few months ago.  I’ve learned so much in the process, and wanted to share with you a behind the scenes look at what really goes on at a Hawaii wedding with wedding planners Nicole & Erika of Best Day Ever Hawaii.

I’ve never experienced a Hawaii wedding before so attending my first as an intern I was super excited. Throughout my internship I’ve been able to catch a small glimpse into what a wedding is like but I must admit that experiencing it in real life is a completely different feeling.  Being able to watch the moments between father and daughter, the first look, and the first dance was incredibly special!

Photo below: me, Kelli 🙂

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There is so much that goes into planning a wedding and being a total newbie to the whole thing I’ll admit I got a little flustered keeping track of all the details.  Nicole and Erika had been working with this couple for months so they were fully prepared with everything including a list of things for me to do (Phew, thank goodness!!)


A wedding planner’s job starts and ends with catering to the needs of the couple.  I saw a lot of thing that I would expect to see like checklists, timelines, organizing place cards, talking with the florist and venue coordinators etc.  There were also a lot of things that I didn’t expect either like last minute changes with the flowers, finding batteries for a cake topper and even a tsunami warning (yes a tsunami warning!).

The tsunami warning was probably the biggest shocker of the night!  But as chaotic as I thought it would have gotten it was surprisingly calm.  We figured out the situation and kept everyone informed.  The groom made the announcement to the guests and everything went right back to normal. The night may have ended a little earlier than expected but overall I think the couple left happy. 🙂

To anyone that says they don’t need a wedding planner I can vouch that there’s way more to it than meets the eye.  It takes a real passion to do what Nicole and Erika do.   I realized that a truly great wedding planner will go far beyond simply organizing vendors and making sure everyone is accounted for.  A wedding planner needs to build a trust with each couple, fully understand their vision and be able to openly communicate with them.  Who else is going to remember to bring bug spray because everyone was getting bitten during the rehearsal or know the exact time the sun would set so they could get the perfect photos?hawaii wedding, oahu wedding, beach wedding, papailoa beach, papailoa beach wedding, north shore wedding, michael and jennifer, best day ever hawaii


If I could take away anything from my experience it would be that you have to be able to roll with the punches.  As a future bride I’d want to be rest assured that if a problem comes up my wedding planner will sort it out with little or no interference from me (Excluding natural disasters of course!)

I have to thank the bride and groom Kristen and Neal for allowing me to take part in their special day and to Nicole and Erika for taking me under their wing and teach me the ropes! It was an unforgettable first time experience!

~ Kelli
Best Day Ever Hawaii
Hawaii’s Premiere Wedding Planning & Event Design Team!

Rain, Rain, Come Today

One of the biggest things an outdoor bride will worry about is the chance of rain on her big day.  As much as we would like to, we can’t change the weather so I say embrace it!! Rain on your wedding day could mean a bountiful of different blessings so it may actually be a good thing!!  Rain cleanses- everything usually looks fresh and clean after a little rain.  It brings unity-a wet knot is harder to pull apart then a dry one therefore the creation of a stronger bond that is not easily broken. And Good Fortune-water makes things grow and brings the hopeful expectation of a new life.hawaii beach wedding, Makapuu Beach Wedding, Mike and Amanda Wedding, oahu beach wedding, Rainy Hawaii Wedding


If you’re still feeling skeptical take a look at these wedding parties that didn’t allow a little rain to damper their celebration:

Jenn and Mike’s Rainy Day Wedding
Bridal Musings-Rustic Barn Wedding
Christina and Paul’s Rainy Romantic Wedding

One of our biggest tips to our Hawaii brides is to always be prepared.  Reserving a waterproof tent will keep everyone dry and happy regardless of the weather.  You can also try double checking your venue to see if it’s there is a back up area that you can quickly relocate to if the weather doesn’t hold up. And of course, if you have a wedding planner, they should always have a rain back-up plan!

Do you have any wedding concerns you would like us to help with? Let us know! 🙂

Happy Friday Everyone!
xo, Kelli
Best Day Ever Hawaii
Hawaii’s Premiere Wedding Planner

Wednesday Fun Fact: What’s the Significance of the Wedding Ring Anyway?

We all know that a ring on the left finger means “taken” and/or “married” right finger means “single” but have you ever wondered why we all follow this age old tradition?  It turns out there is more to it then just tradition… here’s the real reason the left finger is so important …

“The wedding ring goes on the left ring finger because it is the only finger with a vein that connects to the heart ♡.”

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Who would have thought!?   I was pretty amazed so I thought I’d share this little fun fact with all of our favorite Hawaii Brides!

And for all of you destination brides, here’s another fun Hawaii fact – wearing a flower in your left ear, means “taken” and right ear – you guessed it…  means “single”.   Locals often tuck a little plumeria behind their ear not only because it’s really pretty… but also to show whether they are or aren’t in a relationship.  Keep this in mind when you’re here on vacation and are thinking about picking up a plumeria to tuck behind your ear.

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Yup, that’s me w/ my sis – left ear flower = “taken”:) Super cute fashion statement.. right? And now you know…  it also means so much more!

Thoughts? Comments> ?? Or perhaps you have your own little fun wedding fact to share, we’d love to hear!

Happy Wednesday everyone:)

xo, Nic & Erika
Best Day Ever Hawaii
Hawaii’s Favorite Wedding Planners & Event Designers

The Road That Never Ends

This past June my aunt and uncle planned for a simple wedding; just the two of them. But like the stubborn family we are we decided we’d all fly up to Las Vegas and join them.  We had good intentions but like normal families we butted heads and had big arguments.  It turned what once was an intimate affair into a full blown circus!  We were quick to lose sight of the reason we were there, to celebrate a marriage between two people we love.

I don’t know if that was what my aunt had planned but the moment her and my uncle walked down the aisle to “The Road that Never Ends” by the local Hawaii musician Keali’I Reichel, everyone remembered exactly why we were there.

Is the circle that surrounds you
You can find it on the faces of your family & friends

Let it wrap it’s arms around you
And guide you on your journey down the road that never ends

A wedding song should reflect everything that’s important to you.  For my aunt it was family; having everyone there to share her special moment.  This song is not only a beautiful wedding song, but also holds a special place in my heart so I thought I would share it with all of you! 🙂 What’s your favorite wedding song? We’d love to hear your thoughts~!

xo, Kelli
Best Day Ever Hawaii Wedding Planning

Last Chance! Hawaii Bridal Expo ends Today!

If you haven’t had a chance to make it out to the Hawaii Bridal Expo yet, don’t miss out~ stop by today!  Today is the last day for the Bridal Expo and the chance to meet some of the best wedding vendors Hawaii has to offer. Here’s more details:

Hawaii Bridal Expo
Neal Blaisdell Center
Phone: 808-768-5400
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Friday, 5:30 pm to 10 pm
Saturday, 10:30 am to 4 pm
Sunday, 10:30 am to 4 pm
Fashion Show Times
Fashions Displayed Daily

Tickets: $9.00 – Buy your tickets now
Stop by our booth and say Hello!  We’d love to meet you!!
Hope to See You THERE:)
xo, Nicole (&Erika)
Best Day Ever, Hawaii Wedding Planner