I have so many great things to say about Amy. I'll start by sharing a little bit about me. I have autoimmune disease and high anxiety. When I first started to plan our Wedding, I knew right away that I was going to hire a day of coordinator because I was already worried about how the big day was going to play out exactly how I wished it would. And yes, I am Type A personality. So, finding the right Wedding Planner for me was very important. Then I found Amy. During our first phone call, one of the first things she mentioned was that she understood my health issues and has had experience working with someone with similar ones. Right then I knew I was hiring her. From the start Amy made me feel comfortable and eased - which helped me trust that she was going to be amazing. Every step of the way, she was reassuring about the day of and made sure I was doing ok physically and mentally. On our big day I was SO anxious. But there she was, talking me thru it, reminding me to eat, making sure I was hydrated, and easing every worry on my crazy mind. Amy took everything I planned, envisioned, and hoped for, and brought it all to life more perfectly then I imagined. Our Wedding happened flawlessly, and looked incredible. All the while, my husband and I were overjoyed and focused on enjoying our day celebrating with our friends and family, carefree. Thank you Amy, for all you did for me... and for us, to make or dream Wedding a reality. (Bride 7.15.2018)

I am a bride from San Diego, CA and recently just had my destination wedding on June 21, 2018 in Maui. I decided to hire Amy Varain as my day-of wedding coordinator and words cannot describe how grateful I am for Amy and her wedding planning assistance. She went way beyond my expectations and provided to me so much more than what is typically expected from a day-of coordinator.  
When speaking with Amy for the first time via FaceTime, she already had done her research and knew about me and my early ideas for wedding planning. She had questions about my ideas and really made me feel comfortable talking to her and I was engaged and excited to work with her. We chatted on FaceTime over 45 minutes, and the time flew by because she was so prepared and well organized. I had interviewed other day-of coordinators and my conversations with those coordinators were just awkward and the discussions were not more than a forced 7 minutes or so. That’s how I knew my comfort with Amy and working with her would be a wise choice.  
Even though I hired Amy as just a day-of coordinator, she prepared multiple FaceTimes for at least one to two hours a few months before the wedding, just to understand and prepare the schedule for the day of the wedding. She was incredibly organized and prepared, and no time was wasted or rushed during these FaceTimes. She listened thoroughly to my visions and made sure she clearly understood what I had in mind, that way she would be able to make my dream wedding come to life. Also, she was so quick with her responses to emails, that it made communication with her very easy. One thing that I loved about planning with Amy was her precision to detail. She had a very in depth time schedule laid out that was color coordinated with items that pertained to certain aspects of the wedding. She made sure to have all the contact information of the vendors and she had the information of people in my family that she could contact in case of questions during the wedding so she wouldn’t have to interrupt my husband, our parents, or myself. Lastly, she was so friendly in allowing us to send items to her house that we wouldn’t be allowed to carry on to the plane. She housed those items until the day of the wedding!  
When we got out to the island, she was so kind to meet up with us multiple times to talk with vendors, finalize wedding plans, and understand the regulations of the venue. She contacted vendors that were being difficult and really made me feel at ease because the stress was off of my shoulders. Prior to our wedding rehearsal at a Catholic Church, which Amy attended, she did her research so she would understand the rules of the church and be respectful as to the Church’s wishes. After the rehearsal, she passed out individualized schedules for every member of the wedding party along with times as to when we should start and begin different things during the day of the wedding.
On the day of the wedding, she made sure we followed along on the schedule, but she didn’t make us feel rushed or panicked. Instead, she was calm, composed, and very professional. She brought along a day assistance, Miley, that helped my husband and his groomsmen make sure they were staying on track and ready when we it was time to leave. Amy had planned for Miley to be at the wedding venue to set up so it would be ready for when guests arrived after the church reception. The wedding ceremony went very smoothly, but it wasn’t until the reception that Amy really became a huge asset again during the day. She made sure that my husband and I were well catered to the entire night and kept us along schedule. Unfortunately, we had some uninvited guests crash our party, but Amy was right on it in making sure that those people were escorted quickly off of the premise. Also, she was very good at reading different situations. She was very aware of the guests and their state of mind along with both husband and myself. She arranged a ride for us at the end of the night so we would make it safely back to our hotel.
I truly hope that all brides consider Amy Varain as your wedding coordinator in Maui. I am an elementary school teacher and am very particular about the kind of people I like to work with. Amy is the most organized person that I worked with out in Maui and our wedding guests raved about her excellency and professionalism as a wedding coordinator. I would highly recommend her to anyone having a destination wedding out in Maui! We loved you Amy! Thank you for all that you did for us! (Bride 6.15.2018)

Everyone should be so lucky to have Amy to lean into on their wedding day! She took the reigns and managed multiple tasks, people, vendors, etc. I never felt I had to check up on things as she was moving around with grace and an eagle eye! Everything went as planned and we are beyond thankful for her amazing organizing skills, her creative ideas, her positive mood and care. She checked in with us after the wedding to make sure we were satisfied with her services and she even sent some wonderful pics that the photographer did not get. Did I mention her help in all the pre-wedding planning? My husband and I decided we could handle EVERYTHING and boy were we wrong. Amy knew what questions to ask, gave us practical ideas and timelines, helped with acquiring the trustworthy vendors we needed (also for the rehearsal dinner) and presented things/ideas that were so helpful given we had never organized a wedding before. Leave it to Amy Varain events for all your wedding needs. You will be thrilled and happy you did! Thanks Amy! We are cherishing the memories you helped us dream. (Bride, 07.14.2016)

My bride was beside herself when she realized that she could have everything she hoped for on our wedding day. With Amy by our side, we really felt taken care of and pampered as guests of our own wedding. Every detail was taken care of from drinks waiting for us after our ceremony for a toast to water to keep us hydrated throughout our event. She kept us on our timeline but made the night feel seamless and unrehearsed. Thank you Amy for really making our dreams come true. This has been the most memorable start to our new life together as husband and wife. (Groom, 7.14.2016)

It was so great to work with you, I love your attentiveness to not only the bride and groom but to their guests as well! You were phenomenal! Mahalo, The Wedding Photographer

I have had the pleasure to work with Amy on several events and I am always amazed at how she pulls it all together so easily. She is so organized and detailed. Many times she already thought of every problem that could arise and has a solution ready in the wings. I could not recommend Amy enough for any event small or large. You will not be disappointed. (Jennifer, Vendor)

I knew Amy was what I needed for my wedding, so I could enjoy and not be stressed. However, I didn’t realize how much I needed Amy until my wedding day. There were things that happened at my wedding that I wasn’t even aware of until after my event was over. Amy handled everything behind the scenes just like I would have except she was able to take care of it without me knowing or having it effect my wedding day. She was a pro and came up with solutions on the fly to have me and my guests thinking my wedding was a flawless event. I realized you hire a wedding planner not for why you think you need them, but for actually all the things about weddings that you don’t know could happen. The experience a planner brings to your wedding is intangible to getting the results of the stress-free flawless event of your dreams. I am forever grateful for Amy Varain Weddings for the flawless event memories I have of my wedding day. (Bride 2016 Wedding)

I couldn't have better things to say about working with Amy. Throughout the planning process, Amy was organized, resourceful, and budget minded. Event Chair, 2016 HHFF

It was so great to work with you, I love your attentiveness to not only the bride and groom but to their guests as well! You were phenomenal! Mahalo, The Wedding Photographer

Groom: Mahalo Amy for all of your help in making our day exactly what we envisioned.  So many people loved you.  Take Care. Aloha!

Text from Bride a few days after wedding: Mahalo Amy for all of your help!!!! It was perfect and everything I dreamed of.  And everyone loved you!  Your hard work and professionalism is appreciated.  Take Care (heart)

Gratitude!  I will never be able to convey how much I appreciate all the work you did for the keiki zone.  You are fabulous, creative and a bit OCD - and I love it!  The prize booth was the most brilliant idea ever!  So was having the spin it game right next to it.  The kids were all so excited to keep spinning to get the most amount of tickets possible to spend at the prize booth.  It was so much fun to watch.  Thanks for making it all so simple to run.  Awesome, awesome working with you!! Bronwyn - Keiki Zone Chair - Haiku Hoolaulea 2016

Wedded Bliss:  I love seeing all those pictures.. It makes me remember how overjoyed I was with all you had done to make my day sooo very very perfect!!! It was exactly what I wanted but BETTER!! thank god for you... I will always remember that day!! xoxo​ Vikki Wright-Hammoudeh

Amy has done a few events for my family and also the company I work for. She makes everything seem so easy! I love her spirit and her willingness to go above and beyond than what is expected. She coordinated my bridal shower and helped with my wedding. I felt like a guest at my own event. I am not one to be the star of the show and she made me feel very comfortable and I really enjoyed both events with no anxiety. Thank you Amy for making our events so special and rememberable! -April

I just had to write a review as I was blown away at the attentiveness Amy gave my Daughter in law and my son at their wedding. From the beginning of the wedding rehearsal to the end of the wedding day she made us all feel so stress free and taken care of as she made sureeverything went as planned. I couldn’t have imagined this wedding without her by our family’s side, Thank you Amy for making this day, one we will cherish forever. -Mother of the Groom

October ​Wedding: :  Thank you so much Amy!  You did amazing and we all loved you!  Katie Stalter

Company Conference:  I wish our company conference was more than a day and a half.  It was so nice staying at the location of the conference.  The venue, the food, the conference agenda and presentation was way beyond my expectations.  Jim Ashby

​Just wanted to formally say thank you for this awesome weekend.  It was seriously so much fun!  It opened my eyes to the awesomeness of bachelorette parties!  Or, as you pointed out, we could do a fun girls' weekend like that for any occasion!  But it was obvious that you put a lot of planning and effort into it and I just thought you pulled it off amazingly.  Thanks again  :)  -Kalen

 

Amy! Dear Amy! 

Wow! You are an incredible person.  I've really enjoyed the opportunity to work together, and The Noble Chef Committee has been SO lucky to have you.  I have so much admiration and appreciation for your smarts, creativity and vision. 

Mahalo nui loa, Sara,  Noble Chef 2012

 

Dear Amy,

What a great supporter and team member you are!  Your creative ideas and your hours of work on the table gifts are enourmously appreciated!  Thank you so much for your help.  We know how busy you are! 

With gratitude, Susan Bendon & Jennifer Oberg,  Co-Chairs 2013 Noble Chef

 

Dear Amy,

Thank you for your inspiring support and generosity.  We are inspired by leaders like you in the Maui Community. 

Best Wishes, Ray T, Noble Chef 2013

 

Dearest Amy,

What would we have done without YOU on the Noble Chef committee?  You were such an asset this year - WOW!  Your ideas to showcase the students were so fantastic and fun.  They really receivved the attention they deserved, so wonderful! You have a precious heart and have been a joy to work with!

All the best to you and warm Aloha, Jen, Noble Chef 2013

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