Feeling Guilty about having a wedding in Maui?
Posted 04 May 2009 - 01:51 PM
Is it just me OR are any other brides feeling guilty about having their wedding in Maui given that Maui is very expensive, especially in this tough economy
Don't get me wrong, I love Maui and wouldn't want to get married anywhere else but can't help but feel guilty... UGH....
Posted 04 May 2009 - 02:04 PM
Posted 04 May 2009 - 02:42 PM
Also we treated our guests that came to a bbq the night before the wedding, a reception dinner at Seawatch the day of the wedding, and a luau the following evening in Lahaina. We wanted our guests to know how much we appreciated them coming to see us get married. Plus they got really awesome OOT bags. Granted we had only about 20 people there total, but I think those things we did for them made it a bit more reasonable for people to come. Alot of them made a great vacation out of it.
I think if you are able to be on top of deals for your guests and let them know as soon as you see one, it can make it quite an affordable vacation for someone. OR get a TA to do all that for you
Good luck and don't feel too guilty. The people that want to be there to see you get married will be there
Posted 04 May 2009 - 02:45 PM
And, we stocked up at Costco for cereal and water etc etc. If someone has a Costco card I highly recommend going there to get bulk stuff that could be shared between everyone.
Posted 04 May 2009 - 05:33 PM
Posted 04 May 2009 - 08:07 PM
Chiquita, I am putting together (or trying to) my OOT bag stuff....what all did you include?? Thanks so much!
Posted 05 May 2009 - 01:39 PM
Great deals can be found in HI. My family, which is my parents and 3 siblings, got their trip package for under $1000 a person and then plan to eat at the inexpensive places such as plate lunch spots and such (other than what we're covering for them for wedding festivities of course!). My family has never taken a major vacation (it's always been camping in the same state, etc) and were we not having a DW, they probably never would, so this is a great excuse for them!
I think the people who mean a lot to you will work hard to get there. If you have a wedding website, include tips for ways guests can save, or even include this in your invitations. We found Maui Revealed (the book and their website) to have amazing tips and advice, as well as Frodors. Good luck! No reason to feel guilty! I felt that way at first too, and it's hard when most adults are choosing not to bring their kids, but I figure for me, I'll come up with something a little special to do for those kids at our AHC.
Posted 06 May 2009 - 10:11 AM
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