LOVE NOTES

There is nothing that makes us happier than seeing our couples enjoying themselves at their own wedding.

Read on to see what some of them had to say about working with us.

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TARA

If you are looking for a planner who truly does it all - look no further. Amy is a superhuman wedding planner. She is such a sweet person and she really goes above and beyond for her clients. By the end of our wedding, it was abundantly clear that we would not have been able to make it through without her! From start to finish she is extremely detail-oriented, thinks of all of these small details that you would never think of that make the day so much easier, and makes it her priority to give her couples everything they could imagine to have their perfect wedding. We are so blessed to have found her and she really made our wedding day more perfect than imagined. Thank you, thank you, Amy!

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ALINE

Amy was the GREATEST wedding planner EVER! She was not only organized, helpful, professional, and knowledgeable, but her website and online checklists were Heaven sent. She always had our best interests at heart, kept us updated regarding weather and other external factors affecting our wedding, and had multiple back up plans & worst case scenarios for the day of. Amy is the best and the vendors she works with can also attest to her professionalism and expertise. The exceptional quality of her work is well worth the investment 100 times over!

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KATHERINE

Amy is like your fairy godmother on your Cinderella day and even the year leading up to the wedding (we took 13 months to plan our wedding with Amy). The first thing I noticed about Amy was her charming, caring, and warm personality, like wedding planning was a natural talent she had rather than something she was doing just as a business. Amy spent many hours with us making sure we were making decisions at a punctual time, designing the decor of our wedding and giving fresh ideas, and finally putting all the details together the days before and on our wedding day. We cannot thank Amy and her mother Jo enough for being our coordinator and friend on our wedding day, and we are blessed to have had her. Thank you so much Amy Varain!

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JOHN

Amy was absolutely amazing. The months leading up to the wedding were very hectic for Jane and I but we still wanted to be involved in the planning of our big day. Amy made it so easy for us to find the perfect balance as she kept us on track while doing so much of the leg work for us. The genuine care that Amy showed for us as a family and how much she wanted our day to be special permeated throughout the entire weekend. On the wedding day itself, I truly felt like I did not have to think about or worry about anything other than saying "I do" to the love of my life. So many of our guests commented how smooth the day went for them and how special they felt. I honestly do not know what we would have done without her and she will always hold a very special place with our family.

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JENNIFER

Working with Amy was an absolute dream! Not only does she bring a fun and positive attitude to the table, she also has years of experience making your special day YOURS. She is by far the most organized person I know with checklists and timelines that will make your life SO MUCH EASIER!! Whenever we "got stuck" in the planning process she knew exactly how and when to nudge us along. If any idea wasn't working out, she always had a few alternatives up her sleeve to share. She is fantastic at dealing with lots of different personalities and, of course, heightened emotions as you get closer and closer to your big day. Day of, she was a godsend!! She and her team were in lockstep making sure every last detail was attended to. We made a couple last minute pivots based on how the day/evening was progressing and she was just so "go with the flow" about all of it, it really helped us relax and truly enjoy the day! If you have the opportunity to work with Amy, do everything you need to make it happen!

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JOSEPH

We hired Amy to help with our wedding and could not have been more impressed. I really wanted the day to be perfect for my wife and was worried that she would feel stressed leading up to the wedding and the day of. Luckily, Amy made sure we were able to enjoy ourselves and took the stress out of the few weeks of planning. If anything came up the day of the wedding that me or my groomsmen needed help with, it was so nice to be able to go to Amy instead of bothering my wife with any questions. Amy had detailed day of schedules for my groomsmen so they always knew when and where they needed to be. She also kept them in line before the ceremony as they tend to get a little rowdy. In addition to a day of schedule, she texted me the morning of with a nice reminder of the things I needed to do. She really took away all stress for our wedding day and I highly recommend her for couples looking for a planner.

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HOPE

We really could not have planned our wedding without Amy's expert help and support! My biggest recommendation for couples planning their wedding is to budget for a planner and book Amy without a doubt!!! Our wedding was at a friend's property that wasn't typically used as a wedding venue. Amy was prompt, professional and provided amazing tools and advice as we were selecting and booking our vendors. When she took over communication with our vendors, I was SO impressed with her professional and efficient ways of handling communication with them. She is also extremely detail-oriented and caught things in contracts I would have missed (like providing a 4ft table for the photo booth vendor). She and her team were life savers the day of our wedding!! Amy allowed us to be able to be present and enjoy every detail of our wedding, she also made sure we were enjoying ourselves at all times. She checked-in with us while we were getting ready, made sure we didn't miss out on appetizers, and gave me and my husband private moments to take in our special day. She knew dancing was important to us and kept us on schedule so that time was not cut short. My elderly father was present at the wedding and I was concerned about his health - Amy and her team were constantly checking in with him and getting him whenever he needed. I also recommended Amy to my best friend so I was able to see her in action at that wedding as well. We are so so glad we hired Amy and would recommend her for any bride and groom in need of a planner.

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EMILY

Amy and her team were invaluable to our wedding planning process and ensuring the day was perfect. The aisle planner software was perfect for us since we were able to handle most of the planning but having the checklist, resources, and organization available on the platform helped to keep us on track. We were able to reach out to Amy with any questions and had all of our wedding details in one place. In the months leading to the wedding we met with Amy and downloaded all of the wedding details to her. Amy helped us ensure we covered every little detail, even some small ones we would have never known to cover. On our wedding day, Amy and her team made magic happen. Despite what seemed like crisis after crisis in the days leading up to our wedding, Amy made sure everything was set up beautifully, we stuck to schedule as most as possible, we got food and drink, and most importantly were able to enjoy time with our guests and each other. She truly cares and is there to make your day perfect - case in point she was on her knees scrubbing the dirt out of my wedding dress right before our ceremony! We cannot thank Amy enough for helping to make our wedding the best day of our lives.

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TAYLOR

Amy was invaluable! Amy spent a good amount of time with us prior to the wedding going over all our details and making sure we didn't forget anything. She had great creative ideas to make sure our vision came to life. On the day of, it truly did feel like we were guests at our wedding. Amy and her team handled everything flawlessly. Our wedding was large and had many vendors and she communicated with them all and made adjustments as need to keep the day smooth. Amy truly had our best interest at heart and we received multiple comments from vendors and our guests that she was did an amazing job!

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BECKY

WOW! Amy was amazing!

We recently hired Amy for our wedding in May 2022. Having her by our sides through this process gave us such comfort and peace of mind knowing we were in great hands.
From start to finish, she made the process easy and enjoyable!
She took the time to really get to know me and my fiance (now husband) which was super thoughtful and attentive. In addition, her free planning software was extremely helpful in housing all the information we needed to keep track of. We also met with her via zoom as well and she knew all the details of our big day and kept us on track! Amazing attention to detail!

On the day of the wedding, we could not have asked for more. She and her assistant were on-point! I was able to enjoy the day fully knowing the event was in her immensely capable hands!

Thank you Amy! Not only did we have a successful event, but we gained a friend in the process!

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MOLLY

Amy's services are hard to put into words. She was either 1000% organized and prepared or 1000% on top of any little thing that may have popped up, and either way, she was absolutely phenomenal. She blew my and my husbands expectations out of the water by handling every single thing the day of, she even made sure we got loaded into our vehicle with a second dinner in case we were hungry. I truly felt like a guest at my own wedding and I could not have asked for anything more. She made my wedding day dreams come true.

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ANDREW

Amy helped me plan my proposal! She took all of my ideas and made them even more beautiful than I could have imagined. She went above and beyond in all of the aspects of the planning and even found a gorgeous venue! I would definitely recommend Amy to anyone planning a wedding or a proposal.

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HEATHER

Amy is invaluable! Hiring Amy was the best money spent on our whole wedding. She was not only there to guide us every step of the way, but she offered suggestions I had never heard or seen of at past weddings I’ve attended - to me the day was all the more memorable and smooth because of her. She didn’t miss a beat; organized, and efficient, she comes with incredible vendor relationships that make planning and even accommodations accessible. She is a Jack of all trades, even helping my mom alter her dress the day of (a surprise longer hem was a disaster in heels- Amy saved the day with her backup sewing kit)! Amy knew all family members and bridal party guests by name, getting them in order and scheduled properly, her outreach to everyone involved made an effortless day for the bride and groom. Do yourself a favor and don’t think twice about hiring her, she was the real MVP for our once in a lifetime event!

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SEBASTIAN

Wow we can’t thank you enough for the amazing wedding you orchestrated for us! We really appreciate all the hard work you did and it really showed up on our big day. I always thought that weddings were a ritual but having gone through it now myself it was incredible and a day we will never forget!

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LAURA

We spent all weekend talking about how amazing the wedding was and how integral Amy was to the whole event. We couldn't have imagined a more perfect wedding and couldn't have done it without her. She made planning an easy and enjoyable experience and really helped keep our big priorities at the center of our decision making. Between Covid and wildfires we were very anxious and Amy was a great sounding board/partner to help navigate our stresses. She went above and beyond on wedding day, so many of our friends and family said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. Everything went exactly as we had planned and I know that’s because of Amy making it all happen behind the scenes. Highly recommend Amy and will be using her services anytime we have an event to host!

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SYDNEY

I truly cannot say enough amazing things about Amy and her wedding team and planning services leading up to our big day. Hiring Amy, was the smartest choice I made in my planning process, without a doubt. Every time we met, she was organized, knowledgable, and provided more details and resources to help us than I ever could have expected. She was such a joy to work with!

 

Our original wedding date was in Sept 2020, Due to covid we realized we would not be able to have the wedding we had planned.  Amy was right there by our side and helped us re-plan/re-book and re-imagine what would be an even better celebration. Amy also recommended the most phenomenal photographer and caterer for our wedding - Amy knows the wedding industry so well and really took time to get to know both my husband and I, so that when we asked for a referral, she knew exactly who would be best suited for us and bring our wedding vision to life that day.

 

Our actual wedding was on the hottest day of June - 111 degrees! It was unexpectedly hot that day! Amy took the lead, last minute, to help us rent misting fans and umbrellas to make sure our guests were comfortable. She went above and beyond for us... bringing parasols for our flower girls, and surprising us and ALL our guests with otter pops for our cocktail hour to help cool everyone off. Amy had a solution for everything on the our wedding day, she assisted the DJ with music, bustled my dress when the bustle didn't work, and I'm sure so many other last minute decisions that I don't even realize she made - all so that I could enjoy my wedding day stress-free about all the details.

 

Amy really thought of everything from the littlest detail and made sure we had a drink in hand and smile on our faces throughout the entire day from start to finish. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone looking for a detailed, thorough, FUN, thoughtful planner for their wedding (or other event)!

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KELLI

Amy and her team quite literally made our whole wedding come together perfectly. We hired her to be our wedding planner and thanks to COVID we couldn't have been more thrilled to have her by our side as we had so many obstacles thrown our way. She went above and beyond, coordinating timelines for vendors, creating backup plans, the whole layout and venue vision. Amy was a lifesaver in corodinating our wedding day. We were able to truly enjoy our wedding day without worrying about logistics and details at all. Amy's experience and intuition in suggesting ideas was spot on and things we would have never thought of on our own. The day of Am and her team made the entire day perfectly smooth and worry-free for us (and for our families/bridal party) for this I would recommend her to absolutely everyone.

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LULU

I was lucky enough to find Amy through our wedding photographer. She highly recommended that I contact Amy as she had worked with her on several weddings and was the best wedding planner she had ever worked with. And I am so glad we did. From our first phone conversation Amy made us feel so comfortable and gave us confidence in our wedding planning process. She was very organized and always prepared ahead of time for our phone meetings so every time we talked we accomplished so much! She asked us questions that we didn’t even think about and put all the pieces together beautifully in a very detailed timeline. We came out of every meeting so refreshed and excited. Amy knew every detail about our wedding day and was there to make sure it all came together. I can’t even imagine how I could have had a wedding without her! I didn’t even have time to worry on my wedding day. Amy was in contact with all my vendors and made sure everything was setup as planned, she checked in with me often while I was getting ready keeping me in the loop and making sure I was relaxed and enjoying every moment. It was the best surprise to experience my wedding vision from a guests perspective as I didn’t see the ceremony or reception areas until I walked in with my guests. Amy was so attentive to details and even thought of things before I could think of them. She was always there when we needed her throughout the night letting us enjoy the moment yet keeping the wedding moving forward with our timeline so nothing was missed. She even tended to my parents and family to make sure they had everything they needed and truly took on the hostess role so everyone could enjoy the night. Amy is amazing at what she does and you can tell she truly cares about her clients and loves what she does. We would highly recommend her to everyone we know and hope to work with her again one day! 

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TIM

I don't know what we would have done without Amy - she was absolutely incredible! Her attention to detail is unparalleled in her organization and thoroughness. The weeks leading up to our big day, my wife and I were able to relax and take solace that everything would handled, thanks to Amy- and it was! On top of that, she was super nice and easy to work with. If you're looking for a fun, professional, and top notch wedding coordinator, I HIGHLY recommend Amy! 

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KATIE

If I could give Amy Varain Weddings a trillion stars out of 5, I would. If you are planning a wedding or any kind of event, big or small, I would absolutely recommend Amy. I found Amy on the knot.com and interviewed 3 different planners. and decided on Amy because she told me any budget was possible, it’s just about setting your 3 top priorities and focusing on those, getting creative with the others. She seemed flexible and like a great listener of my goals and vision. After working closely with Amy for 8 months in planning and having just hosted the most incredible 200 person wedding at my family residence this month, i know now she is all of that and way more. She is energetic, fun, kind, can think of several solutions on the spot to any dilemma. She really knows event planning but let’s the client do the driving. She’s a great teacher and guided me through everything. I knew exactly what to expect and didn’t have to stress at all, what a true gift. She catered to my guests of every age, my elderly family members as well as the dozens of babies and toddlers and families, keeping everyone comfortable, safe, and providing activities for everyone- even swooping in and handing a cup of popcorn to a crying toddler during speeches and making their day. She did this in the same manner that she caters to each of my brothers, fiancé, and parents’ concerns during the planning process. She met each of our unique needs and removed all worry. Amy is phenomenal and there is no better planner or coordinator, and I know I speak for my entire family, every guest, and every vendor she worked with for us. Amy was born for this job and we are fortunate to have found her and now have memories to last a lifetime. She made our wildest dreams possible for that weekend and there is truly nothing she can’t accomplish! This is why I give Amy all the stars in the sky out of 5.

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DINA

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.

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KATYA

Amy was the day-of coordinator for our wedding at Olowalu Plantation House last week. Amy is an absolutely amazing person and professional!! She went above and beyond to make sure that everything we imagined for our wedding day would be executed perfectly, and it was! My husband and I were able to relax and enjoy our wedding day knowing that Amy had all the details taken care of. She also added thoughtful touches throughout the day before the wedding, as well as the day of, anticipating our needs before we knew what they were. I highly recommend Amy for any planning needs, wedding or otherwise. Amy will make sure your event is a success, and I guarantee that you’ll enjoy working with her as well. Amy, we can’t thank you enough for ensuring that our wedding day was perfect. We will treasure the memories forever, and so much of our day was possible thanks to you.

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SIAN

If there were more stars- I would give her them. Amy was an absolute godsend. 6 weeks before our wedding I had an unfortunate accident and broke my back. Two weeks before our wedding my appendix ruptured and I was in hospital. By the time I had woken up from emergency surgery, my angel fiancé and maid of honor had hired Amy and it was the best thing that happened to our wedding! I wish we had hired her for the whole process because she genuinely alleviated any and all stress from our planning, our week, and day of. She was kind, thoughtful, meticulous in detail in ways I never even thought necessary, and just a beautiful soul all around. She knew everything we needed before we needed it, she rocked my nephew to sleep so my sister in law could use the restroom- she’s the Mary Poppins of weddings and I can’t recommend her enough. Amy- thank you for being the rock we needed in the weeks leading up to the wedding, I wish we had some gesture to show you how much it all meant to us- our families included!

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LARA

Amy is amazing at what she does, and I 100000% recommend her to anyone planning a wedding! Words cannot describe how grateful I am to her. She stepped in at the last minute (please do not ask her to do that if you can help it, these were extenuating circumstances!) and helped ensure that my friend's wedding was a success. Don't make the mistake of thinking that there isn't much for her to do. After our first conference call during which she brought up a bunch of things we'd never thought about, we knew we were lucky to have her on board. Despite squeezing 2 months of work into a week and a half, she gave the couple the same attention as someone she'd been working with for awhile, and went above and beyond the call of duty. I can honestly say that she made the difference between the day being a great memory vs. a day full of surprise disasters. I was able to breathe so much easier knowing that she had it covered. I would hire Amy again in a heartbeat and I hopefully will be able to - but next time, it will be way earlier!

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KELLY S.

Wow! There are no words. Amy was exceptional to work with and exactly what I was looking for in a wedding coordinator! She went above and beyond. I was having a very hard time with another coordinator I was working with due to lack of communication. Needless to say, I was feeling defeated and super stressed. Luckily, I found Amy through another bride who had worked with her. Literally, the best decision I made for my wedding was choosing Amy as my coordinator. She swooped in and made my wedding a breeze. It rained right before my wedding (luckily cleared up for my ceremony), but Amy was so sweet and calming and that energy was contagious. I stressed a little at the reception, but Amy gave me a Mai Tai (haha) and made me feel like a special guest at my wedding. I could go on & on about how great my experience was with Amy, but the bottom line is .. she’s exceptional at her job. Book her for your wedding!

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GABRIEL

Amy was awesome! My fiancé (at the time) was left in the dark by the coordinator she used to help book venues for our wedding ceremony. She decided to look for help and found Amy. Amy helped my wife take control of her wedding and gave her options she never knew she had. She provided details, advice, great communication, but most of all she provided us with peace of mind. We wish we would have found her from the start... Thank you Amy!!

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ANGELA U.

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 about my early ideas for wedding planning. She had questions about my ideas and really made me feel comfortable talking to her. We chatted on FaceTime over 45 minutes, and the time flew by because she was so prepared and well organized. 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 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. Her precision to detail included an in depth time, color coordinated time schedule with items that pertained to certain aspects of the wedding. She made sure to have all the contact information of the vendors and the info 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. 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 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 and respect the rules of the church. 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 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. 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. During the reception, Amy 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 my 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 as your wedding coordinator in Maui. Amy is a highly organized person and our wedding guests raved about her excellency and professionalism. 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!