Lisa Insalata Weddings // Kauai Wedding Planner
An Interview with Lisa Insalata Weddings: Eat, Drink, and Be Married
Lisa from Lisa Insalata Weddings impressed me the very first time I worked with her and still does. She was engaging, professional and proactive - everything I love to see in a Kauai wedding coordinator. Our first wedding together was a huge destination wedding and she had a team helping to coordinate and everyone worked together seamlessly. It was so nice to step into such focused and and calm (but of course still busy) environment.
Enjoy getting to know a little more about Lisa and some great tips for your Kauai wedding.
When was Lisa Insalata Weddings Founded and what services do you offer?
Founded in 2009 - We do it all! (except windows!) First I learn what makes your heart sing. I want to know what's important and meaningful to you. Everyone has a wedding wish list and I want to know all about it! My role is to be your advocate every step of the way throughout your planning process. I contract with vendors, manage your budget, create floor plans, timelines, spreadsheets...and all the nitty-gritty details that go into planning and managing your wedding!
Anything healthy and made with love!
I love to surf, cook, ride my bike, music is a must!
I adore animals. I'd have a petting zoo if I could! At the moment I've adopted the neighbor's cat since they moved to California.
What did you want to be when you were a kid?
Earliest recollection was a concert pianist, then a surf instructor!
What do you believe is the biggest asset you bring to the job?
This might sound goofy but I fall in love with my couples! I'm super reliable and have a calm, yet kick butt attitude come wedding day.
What do you love about planning weddings?
Creating a rich space for your loved ones to gather and celebrate. It's fun to watch it unfold after months of planning. I try to bring the "soul" of the wedding to the surface. Personal preferences are important, but I'm referring to a more expansive, deeply meaningful and juicy experience for everyone.
One of your favorite experiences as a coordinator:
We worked tirelessly with a very sophisticated, detail oriented couple from Beijing. They questioned everything, which is OK in my book, and they wanted to make sure every component was top notch. At the end of the evening, the bride uttered: "Lisa....LIIIIISSSSAAAA....it was PERFECT. Whew.
A tip for a couple planning a Kauai Wedding:
Yes! Please have a realistic budget in mind before you call a coordinator! If you don't have one, I'm happy to help with that. You can google "average cost of weddings" for a start. As much as I love to save my clients money, weddings are expensive, so we need to take a look at your financial investment.
Any other words of advice for couples getting married?
Many couples tell me they want a super fast ceremony and get to the party because they are worried the guests will be bored. Lovies, don't dismiss the significance of your ceremony. Your guests WANT to relish being a witness to this sacred occasion. Care about the words and intentions of your ceremony because you only get one! Think about readings that hold true to you and your partner.
How can couples contact you?
I am easy to reach! Call my office at (808) 826-7384 or my cell: (415) 755-8302 You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll return the your call or email within one day! Check out my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/LisaKauaiWeddings/