Plantation Island Resort - Sarah & Mikaele
After trying to organise a wedding myself over in Fiji and having little to no luck I found myself talking with an incredible lady Karan, a wedding planner with Wedding Destinations, a company based in Melbourne who specialise in planning weddings overseas.
Even though it was up to us to arrange for the services, photography, videography, hair and makeup, Karan ensured all communication with the resort was handled and they also assisted our guests with all their travel needs including our entire holiday, accommodation, transfers etc over there. They set up a facebook page, webpage and invites to assist with the preparation for the day.
They reduced the stress factor a lot and their after care was fantastic.
We arrived home to a beautiful bunch of flowers and a call from Karan who wanted to know all about how it went, it was very touching. I was also able to contact her when ever I needed, even once I got over there and realised I still had more planning to do. They also assisted with the marriage licence which can be a bit of a headache when you get a taste of Fiji time and how they're not in a rush to get anything done.
After hearing how other brides have struggled with communicating with wedding coordinators over there, I'm so grateful that I pretty much just turned up and enjoyed the day. Karan thank you for being such an important part of one of the most magical and incredible times of our lives. I wish I could relive that moment over and over. All the advice you gave was spot on and we couldn't have done it with out you!!
Outrigger - Mel & Aaron Palling
We started organizing our destination wedding in August 2011 after being inspired by our friends who got married in Bali. They had such a beautiful day and after being engaged for 4 years we thought it was about time we started to look into our own!! We spoke to Karan who had organized all our accommodation for the Bali wedding and set the wheels in motion.
After settling on the family friendly Outrigger on the Lagoon Resort in Fiji we started working through all the details. As a couple with a young daughter and 2 stressful jobs, we didn't have time to spend looking through pages and pages of details on what we needed to do. The team at wedding destinations took that stress out of it from the outset.
A few simple emails had our Save the Date out and invitations ready to go. From there it was so easy - fill in your wish list and they tell you what's possible. As the big day approached there were more conversations with the lovely ladies at Wedding Destinations and suddenly we were ready to go.
On arrival we had meetings already organized with the resort planner Asmeen (who is amazing!!), the photographer, DJ, celebrant and Mei Mei service manager. It was so easy! We had 13 children and their nannies to organize and Karan already had it all under control from Melbourne!!
The photographer, Alan, took the most perfect photos of our day (which we had in a printed album with a disc 3 days later), DJ Ranjit is still recieving compliments from my guests and the staff had joined in on a Congo line helping to make our day even more special.
You only get to have one day for your wedding and you only get to do it once. Using Wedding Destinations was the smartest decision we ever made. Having all your guests in a resort for a few days before your wedding means its not just one day, everyone was so relaxed and happy and it shows in the photos. Thank you to Karan and the team for making our wedding everything we had ever dreamed of and so much more!!!
Mel and Aaron Palling.
Outrigger - Belinda & Philip Jiricek
Just thought I'd email you to let you know what an amazing day we had! It was truly the most perfect wedding! The people at the Outrigger were so warm and attentive, nothing was too much to ask of them. They made sure we were happy and stress-free the whole day! Asmeen was wonderful, very calm and attentive. We felt like she was there just for us, even though she had a wedding on every day, she was always on hand to make sure we were ok!
DJ Ranjit was AWESOME! We had the party of our lives! He had everyone up and dancing for hours, we would highly recommond him to any of your future couples!
Yoshi was fantastic! We got the CD with over 700 photos before we left Fiji yesterday- they are amazing! Again, we would highly recommed him to anyone!
I also have to acknowledge the resort itself, it was the most beautiful backdrop for our wedding! Our guests had the most amazing stay at this truly beautiful resort! We will be going back!
And a BIG thank you must go to you! Everything ran so smoothly! The lead up to the day was (fairly) stress-free! All the details were organised as we had wanted and we couldn't of been happier with the way it went. So thank you, thank you, thank you for being a big part of making our wedding the most special, the most amazing, the most perfect day!
Big thank you also for the beautiful flowers that we received this morning. We were very touched by the thoughful gesture.
We will send through some photos once we have sorted through them.
We'll be in touch,
lots of kind wishes,
Belinda and Philip
Hayley & Simon
Planning a wedding can be quite stressful... let alone trying to plan one in another country, but Wedding destinations took all the stress out of this and made sure every detail and requested was accommodated. The wedding planner ensures that nothing was missed out, and also helped remind me of the little things that had not even crossed my mind. Great support was given and constant communication on the progress of the wedding and requirements were had. Our big day turned out just how we had dreamed and would reccommend this to anyone that is thinking about having a destination wedding. Absolutely great experience.
Fiji- Sonaisali Island
Amber and Nick
We loved everything about our destination wedding. The staff and wedding coordinator in Fiji were extremely professional and attended to all our requests. The food was amazing as we dined with our guests on the beach under the stars. As a bride, from the first call to Wedding Destinations, everything just flowed beautifully. I was so relaxed at my wedding, I just enjoyed every moment with my new husband and guests. All my guests enjoyed the destination wedding experience and have said it was the best wedding they have ever been to. Thank you Angela and all the staff at Wedding Destinations and the staff at Sonaisali Island-Fiji for making our wedding picture perfect!
Renne & Greg Swanson
I just wanted to send you and your team a huge thank you for making our wedding amazing! Wedding Destinations made such a difference when organising our wedding in Fiji and we really appreciate the efforts you all made to making every single detail come to life!
We had an awesome time with our family and friends and couldn't have hoped for a better day!
I will email you through some photos soon (still on honeymoon) so you can see the hard work you did! Also it might help you guys with future weddings too :-)
Thanks again Karan!
Kelly & Greg Carkeet
Karan was the most lovliest, helpful, friendliest wedding plannger. Nothing was ever a problem or anything to small for her to organise. Thank you so much Karan for all you did for us. I could not have organised this all myself. You did a fantastic job & fulfilled our dreams of a small romantic, intimate wedding in an amazing location. You took all the stress away of planning a wedding & I will be forever grateful.
Sharon & Paul Lee
Just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU for your assistance & guidance in organising our wedding at the Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji! Our wedding day was absolutely perfect (the best day of my life!), and our expectations of both the resort in general, the staff, and in particular the Chapel, were well and truly exceeded! I am so pleased you recommended the Outrigger (over the Warwick) as it certainly is a beautiful place and from our impressions, much nicer/newer on every level.
The reception set up was also beautiful - we chose the terraced area and I'm glad we did as it rained that night, and it was nice and private.
Our honeymoon at the Royal Davui was blissful. The island is simply paradise, the people were lovely, the villa was just beautiful, and the food is literally to die for! Way beyond five star in every aspect.
Thank you again for all of your help. We could not have wished for more for our special day and our honeymoon.
Daniela & Adam Obrien
Thank you for all your help in making our wedding day special. I would highly recommend it to anyone. The island is just beautiful and the people are very friendly.
We actually got to see quite a few weddings in the days leading up to ours so we got to see exactly what happens and how it all goes which was good. Sereana (wedding co-ordinator) was great she looked after all our needs. The hair and make-up girls did a good job.
One of our highlights was to see a group of young children fresh out of the pool chomping at the bit to get close to the baby elephant. The excitement on their faces was priceless and somehow we think it was the highlight of their trip to Thailand.
The day was one we will never forget and we are looking forward to going back there to celebrate our first wedding anniversary.
Lynda & Marin Bolanca
Wedding Destinations made the whole process very easy and enjoyable. Karan’s enthusiasm was great. The rest of the team was also very helpful.
They provided great advice, they were happy to listen and provide various options. They made organizing our wedding so much easier and less stressful.
In the end everything gets taken care of and works out great. Relax and don’t get worried about all the fine details.
Megan & Eamonn Keogh
We would recommend a Fiji wedding to anyone who is planning on getting married. For a magical day without the stresses of a traditional wedding an Island wedding is the way to go. We would highly recommend Plantation Island.
Given the option to do it all over again we would not change a thing. We are truly thankful to ‘Wedding Destinations’ for helping us make our dream day a reality.
Tracy & Shaun Oneil
Thanks Karan for everything you did for us under the difficult circumstances.
Our wedding day was unforgettable and we can’t wait to go back to the Sonaisali Resort.
The people there are so friendly and we couldn’t have chosen a nicer place. We will forever have wonderful memories of our special day!
Amber & Nicholas
We loved everything about our destination wedding. The staff and wedding coordinator in Fiji were extremely professional and attended to all our requests. The food was amazing as we dined with our guests on the beach under the stars. As a bride, from the first call to Wedding Destinations, everything just flowed beautifully. I was so relaxed at my wedding, I just enjoyed every moment with my new husband and guests. All my guests enjoyed the destination wedding experience and have said it was the best wedding they have ever been to. Thankyou Angela and all the staff at Wedding Destinations and the staff at Sonaisali Island-Fiji for making our wedding picture perfect.
Carley & Peter Genet
Having a destination wedding was fantastic!
Angela and the girls were extremely professional in organizing all aspects of our wedding – down to the cake, photographer, transport and flowers.
Everything we needed was done for us. If it were not for the girls at ‘Wedding Destinations’ we would defiantly have forgotten something.
They made our dreams come true and we will remember our perfect wedding for the rest of our lives.