Filed in Blog, Grow Your Business, Talk with Renee Dalo Podcast — November 4, 2021

Ep 112: Talk About Branching out to Destinations with Oniki Hardtman

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Travel Bugs, Ahoy!

Destination wedding planning sounds like a dream come true for some planners. If branching out to destinations is an avenue you’ve considered, you’re in the right place, my friend. We’re here with Oniki Hardtman, fashion designer turned destination wedding planner to get into the nitty gritty of what it takes. She dives into the detail of her expertise on how to get started in branching out to destinations: knowing what your client wants, being honest and broadening your horizons, and being ready for a challenge are just a few of the gems in this episode. So grab a pen and let’s talk it out! 

Grab your coffee, grab your tea, let’s talk it out!

About Oniki Hardtman

Oniki Hardtman is the Founder & Creative Director of Oh Niki Occasions and Petite Palm Beach Weddings.  She specializes in Destination Wedding Planning & Elegant Event Design from “Head to Toe, Start to Finish!”  As a graduate of NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology, Oniki has a 20+ year career background in the fashion industry where she was fortunate to travel the globe as a designer for several notable corporations, but with a desire to create on a more intimate level, she founded Oh Niki Occasions in 2015 to lend her keen eye for design to discerning clientele across the globe and now produces destination weddings, non-profit galas, corporate retreats and social events in New York City, South Florida and throughout the Caribbean.  

Oniki’s weddings, events and wedding expertise have been featured in publications such as MunaLuchi Bride, a Cover Feature in Modern Luxury Weddings, BRIDES, The Knot, Special Event Magazine, New Jersey Bride, The B Collective and more.  

Named as a Rising Star and Collaborator of the Year in 2019 by MunaLuchi Bride, Oniki is a proud member of the Coterie by MunaLuchi, NAWP (The National Association of Wedding Professionals – Palm Beach Chapter), ABC (The Association of Bridal Consultants), NSBWEP (National Society of Black Wedding & Event Professionals), Ethos West Collective, The B Collective and The List by Modern Luxury Weddings, South Florida & Caribbean.  When she is not up in the air traveling to her next destination, you can find Oniki & her family at home in South Florida or New Jersey depending on the season.

Key Takeaways

  • Being Built For It 
  • Start Local 
  • Educating Your Clients 
  • Destination Restrictions 
  • Organization List 
  • Baby Steps

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Title Track Voiceover: Melissa Disney

Editor: M. Lynn

Photos: Courtney Paige Ray

Cover Art: Magnoliahouse Creative

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