Maui Wedding Cost
Posted 24 June 2009 - 06:37 PM
Posted 24 June 2009 - 07:00 PM
I'm trying to keep it under $7000 for our budget, with 30 people attending.
Hardest thing I find is not going overboard with all the extras. Once you start researching and looking at flowers and decorations, you can get caught up on all the details. Biggest ticket items so far are the photographer, the dinner, hair and makeup, and the wedding ceremony venue.
Here's a link to a wholesale flower business in Maui that we plan to use for our reception table flowers: Hawaiian flower lei farm delivering fresh Hawaiian leis and flower bouquet: Orchid, Plumeria, Tuberose
My biggest tip is this... research, research, research.
Posted 24 June 2009 - 08:49 PM
da.shmoopies, do a lot off research!!!
by the way da.shmoopies my FI lives in fremont!!!!!
Posted 25 June 2009 - 10:07 AM
Posted 25 June 2009 - 12:01 PM
kstinson1503 where did you get married in Maui? I would like to get married in a garden but it seems like most couples get married on the beach. I would love any feedback you can give on any of the vendors / places you used.
Posted 25 June 2009 - 01:02 PM
We stayed at Aston Kaanapali Shores & we got married in a garden area that overlooked the beach; we did not want to mess with the sand & what not. Our location was beautiful, the grounds look like that of a golf course & our backdrop was the beautiful Pacific Ocean with views of Molakai & Lanai. We used The Salon (Maddie), who has an office inside one of the shops at the resort. She took care of everything from the cake to the flowers, etc. I was a very nervous bride b/c I wanted everything just how I had imagined it & she did an excellant job in fulfilling my dreams (the only thing missing were my tulips, but she told me in advance that they would not be possible b/c of the time of year - no biggie.) Maddie does photography on the side & I was skeptical to use her, b/c how good could she be if her business is actually wedding coordinating, but boy oh boy was I suprised. She took over 400 shots in the 2 hours that we used her & they were some awesome pics. I know she does weddings in several different locations, so I suppose it would be worth your effort to contact her & see what her suggesstions are. Keep in mind, we had our Mexican wedding cancelled 3 weeks before we were scheduled to marry & Maddie was able to make our dream wedding a reality in that little amount of time, so I might be a bit biased By the way, I don't know what you're looking for as far as a reception, but we did the Drums of Pacific Lu'au for our group (15 people) & it was the most fun we have had in a long time; the show is fantastic & the food is delicious. I think it was a great way to incorporate Hawaii into our wedding reception. Good luck & if I can help in any way, please let me know.
Posted 25 June 2009 - 01:54 PM
I'm not sure about a lu'au as a reception. I did one before at the Royal Lahina and I was thinking of something more intimate than that. My big thing is to have a first dance. I heard the Seawatch has a dance floor but I was hoping to have something in the Ka'anapali area.
Posted 25 June 2009 - 02:26 PM
As far as the luau goes, we went with it b/c we had a really nice, quiet sit-down rehersal dinner the night before at the Hula Grill. The luau was so much fun and we had unlimited open bar & food, plus we got a great show. They made us feel special by announcing to everyone that it was our wedding day & playing a song for us to dance to. We will never forget our wedding or the amount of fun that we had at the luau. If you need any further info on anything, please let me know.
Posted 05 August 2009 - 07:06 AM
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