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#1 delemont

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    Posted 09 September 2008 - 12:13 AM

    Hi everyone.....

    We just scrapped our big wedding plans, the families were making us INSANE. We are blasting ahead toward sometime in DEC. for the wedding...hoping to do the Ritz in Kapalua. Does anyone have advice? is it a bad idea to go with the hotel packages? Thanks so much.

    #2 SAM

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      Posted 09 September 2008 - 02:06 AM

      I know the feeling...we scrapped our big wedding plans for a small wedding (10pp).

      We aren't doing a package with a hotel but I've heard good things. I looked into the Kannapalani Beach Hotel, Hyatt and a few other hotels. The WC were nice, new all of the details, etc.
      I did hear the other day that hotels are offering great packages in Hawaii as tourism has dropped about 25%. Some hotels may offer specials depending on your size.

      Good Luck

      #3 Angel

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        Posted 09 September 2008 - 11:08 AM

        Welcome to the forum!

        #4 delemont

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          Posted 09 September 2008 - 11:11 AM

          Thanks so much everyone for your kind replies. Angel, you are GORGEOUS by the way. Would it be more cost effective to do Mexico?

          #5 *Casey*

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            Posted 09 September 2008 - 11:39 AM

            to the forum and CONGRATS!!!

            #6 MissyR

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              Posted 09 September 2008 - 11:43 AM

              Welcome to the forum and happy planning!

              #7 azhuskergirl

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                Posted 09 September 2008 - 11:52 AM

                we stayed at the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel, but did our wedding through a seperate WC. There are several nice places at the hotel to get married, but just know that lots of families stay there (lots of kids running around). Also, that part of Ka'anapali Beach is pretty crowded, so I'd opt for an earlier morning or sunset ceremony if doing so on the beach.

                #8 Oscar_Ernie

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                  Posted 09 September 2008 - 11:52 AM

                  Welcome to the forum!!! I did a lot of research on Mexico and the Caribbean, and a little on Hawaii. It seems to me that you can get a whole lot more for your money in Mexico, but that's just what I've discovered in researching the more "luxury" resorts. The Caribbean also seemed less expensive than Hawaii. But, Hawaii is pretty much perfect year-round as far as weather is concerned, so it's an amazing (and beautiful!) option. Another thing to take into consideration is where you and your guests will be flying from. It makes sense that the closer your destination, the cheaper it will be. Of course, that's not ALWAYS true, but usually. Hope this helps you a little. Good luck!!!

                  #9 FutureFoo

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                    Posted 11 September 2008 - 12:56 PM

                    I found that the hotel packages were more expensive. I compared using a WC and just selecting what we want and it is thousands cheaper!!

                    #10 Sah

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                      Posted 11 September 2008 - 04:12 PM

                      Hi There, Welcome to the forum. You will soon find everyone is a little scared. And you're not alone in your scrapping of the big wedding plans. The Ritz in Maui sounds great! Best of luck with your wedding! It's going to turn out great!!




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