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Posted 19 September 2008 - 07:22 PM
Happily, I was able to coordinate some quality time on the agenda in between his surf sessions. Hawaii will always be a bit more costly due to the location. It's much more difficult to air ship freight than by land....hence the cost savings. Although Mexico has some VERY luxurious resorts. Buffy, oops, I mean Sarah Michelle Gellar got married there.
Good luck and Congratulations!!!
Posted 21 September 2008 - 10:49 AM
Posted 26 September 2008 - 12:45 AM
I would say that it is probably cheaper to get a wedding coordinator (WC if you saw someone's post earlier) and pick your own places simply because you have more options with a wedding coordinator. A hotel usually has a set caterer, etc., while a wedding planner usually has an option for all different budgets.
My wedding planner is awesome and she knows so many people in the area. She is friends with the owner of the restaurant that we have chosen for the reception/dinner, which also has a front lawn right above the beach. So instead of having the wedding on the beach, we have decided to have the wedding ceremony on the front lawn of the waterfront restaurant (Five Palms in Kihei). We don't even have to pay a fee for use of the space for the ceremony!
Either way, I think you will be so happy you chose to get married in Maui! Its such a wonderfully beautiful and relaxing place.
Good luck planning and let me know if you want the name of my wedding planner!!!
Posted 01 October 2008 - 10:50 AM
Posted 01 October 2008 - 01:32 PM
now that i'm opting for a much more intimate wedding in mexico (20-40 guests), i'm seriously wondering why it was so hard to cut people from our "home wedding" list. honestly at home, it was more about pleasing other people and satisfying obligations, while the destination wedding is about US (the way it should be)!
welcome aboard and good luck!
p.s. your travel & accommodations would be cheaper for both you and your guests if you go with mexico. airfare alone can be pretty steep to hawaii, and there really aren't many (if any?) all-inclusive options for your guests. so it will look cheaper on paper but then they'll need to add all their meals and beverages, and other entertainment needs. that said, hawaii's weather is perfect year-round, you don't need to work around hurricane season, it's gorgeous, english-speaking and American ... so no passports or weird requirements like several days in the country or blood tests (that i know of).
Posted 11 October 2008 - 10:14 AM
Anyhoo, I thought I'd share. I hope this input helps.
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