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#1 eychoi

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    Posted 08 January 2007 - 02:09 PM

    Hi Everyone,

    It's been awhile. While we initially concentrated on Cabo and Mexico in general, it appears we now planning on Hawaii. Although the boards seem to focus on Mexico, I'd like to know if anyone's ever had a wedding in Kauai during the winter on the south side (i.e. Poipu). As for Maui, is it impossible get condos during the holiday season (December 18 - January 6) there without committing to 14 nights? Please let me know any thoughts any of you might have. Our favorites right now are the Grand Hyatt Regency Kaui and Grand Wailea. Thank you all!

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    #2 LCBride2007

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      Posted 08 January 2007 - 02:12 PM

      I can't help you with the Hawaii stuff, sorry! But I did want to say I'd love to know what you find out, since we will be planning our honeymoon in Hawaii ... and neither of us have ever been!

      I am sure some of the girls will have tips and information for you. Tammy (host) is a travel agent specializing in destination weddings and honeymoons, so she is always a wealth of info. when it comes to these things.

      Good luck!

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      Posted 08 January 2007 - 02:43 PM

      hi ed, i am in the process of planning a wedding for a friend at grand wailea. what would you like to know.

      regarding, holiday travel in hawaii....it is soooo hard to find condos and rooms during that time w/o planning far in advance so this is nt great for a Destination wedding when people like to wait until the last moment to book.

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      #4 eychoi

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        Posted 08 January 2007 - 02:49 PM

        We were hoping to make several bookings for our friends. We don't plan on more than 50 people at the wedding. However, in Maui, we've noted that most places require a 14 night stay. Are there exceptions anywhere, or is this policy uniform? Also, we were very interested in Kauai, but were concerned about rain. We like Grand Hyatt, which is on the south side of the island. Do you have any experience with weddings at this site? Have any been in the winter? Finally, as a travel agent, have you booked group rates for airlines and condos for Hawaiian destination weddings? Thanks.

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        Posted 08 January 2007 - 03:06 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by eychoi
        We were hoping to make several bookings for our friends. We don't plan on more than 50 people at the wedding. However, in Maui, we've noted that most places require a 14 night stay. Are there exceptions anywhere, or is this policy uniform? Also, we were very interested in Kauai, but were concerned about rain. We like Grand Hyatt, which is on the south side of the island. Do you have any experience with weddings at this site? Have any been in the winter? Finally, as a travel agent, have you booked group rates for airlines and condos for Hawaiian destination weddings? Thanks.

        Ed
        ed, i have to run and meet a client at starbucks but will be back on in about an hour and will answer, kay...

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        #6 Christine

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        Posted 08 January 2007 - 03:17 PM

        welcome to the board. I have a book at home about weddings in Hawaii I will see what I can find out about Kauai...
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        Posted 08 January 2007 - 04:06 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by eychoi
        We were hoping to make several bookings for our friends. We don't plan on more than 50 people at the wedding. However, in Maui, we've noted that most places require a 14 night stay. Are there exceptions anywhere, or is this policy uniform? Also, we were very interested in Kauai, but were concerned about rain. We like Grand Hyatt, which is on the south side of the island. Do you have any experience with weddings at this site? Have any been in the winter? Finally, as a travel agent, have you booked group rates for airlines and condos for Hawaiian destination weddings? Thanks.

        Ed
        the dates you posted in the first post are PRIME holiday dates so it would not be advantageous of condo owners to break those dates up because they know they could probably rent them for at least a week at a time.

        it is not impossible to find a condo for less than 2 weeks during the holiday season but be prepared to pay a lot for this luxury and also know that you may not get the condos you want.

        if it were me, i would NOT plan a large Destination wedding in hawaii at this time of year. not only is lodging expensive and hard to find BUT airfare is high....just my 2 cents

        regariding kauai...it is wetter in the winer but the rains are pretty scattered throughout the day (not all day long). the south does get less rain than the north.

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