Kauai Wedding on a budget
Posted 26 August 2009 - 01:57 PM
Posted 26 August 2009 - 03:56 PM
Posted 26 August 2009 - 04:05 PM
Posted 26 August 2009 - 04:13 PM
We are having a small wedding of 30 people including us and it's costing just over 10K, including travel costs for two. 3K alone is being spent on flowers and the photographer. I'm not going over the top either with everything. I'm keeping it all very simple! I think you will have to decided which items are the most important to you and budget very carefully. Hardest part is trying not to go overboard with the details.
Check the Hawaii board here for other Islands too. There are plenty of brides who are getting married in Hawaii and they have similar budgets.
Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:37 PM
Also, be sure to check the company website for their prices even after you've been quoted a group rate. I was quoted a group rate of $140 per night at a hotel and when I checked their website, their e-booking and weekly rates were $35 per night cheaper! We saved ourselves and our guests about $245 on accomodations by NOT doing the group rate.
If you're looking for a private location on the beach and a reception location at the same place you should check out Hukilau Lanai on the East Shore. Manda, the coordinator is really nice and I think they waive the fee for the ceremony location if you do the reception there. Hope some of this helps and just remember research, research, research!
Posted 12 November 2009 - 01:10 PM
American Airlines was the only airlines that every one did not have to be on the same flight. You and your guest have a 7 day window to fly and they can come from any airport American flies out of.
Also when they send you your discount code they send you a code for Avis. The discount amounts vary by what type of car you rent but some can be as much as 60% off. That ended up being over hundreds of dollars that could be saved and used for something else!!
Posted 10 December 2009 - 12:32 PM
Also WHERE you get married in Kauai may be a huge savings factor. We are planning our wedding/reception in Princeville which makes it very difficult for us to keep to budget; but if you have your wedding/reception in Kapa'a, you have so many choices of wedding locales/reception venues that could save you tons of money. Also your wedding party is small enough that you can order a la carte from a restaurant rather than being forced to do a price fixe menu.
Also you may want to look at hotel/flight packages to reduce costs (I don't know about the States, but in Canada, packaged travel saves hundreds of dollars.) You may want to try a travel agent that specializes in Hawaii travel (e.g., Pleasant Holidays) then do your own research on travel sites to see if they do get you the lowest price.
One thing you shouldn't skimp on is photography. We were depending on having a family member do the photography for us to save money, but a friend suggested having a local photographer who knows the good picture locations, environmental lighting etc. It is an extra $1,500 but for us but it is worth it.
Good luck and keep me posted.
Posted 10 December 2009 - 01:30 PM
Posted 27 August 2013 - 10:27 PM
Hi Chamlo! I'm considering to have my wedding in Kauai Princeville, since you mentioned below you also had your wedding there, I wanted to ask if a $20K budget was enough for about 30 people?
Posted 12 October 2014 - 06:18 AM
I too am doing a north shore Kauai wedding with a similar budget. 35-30 guests and we are all staying at Hanalei Bay Resort We wanted a simple wedding ceremony - preferably on the beach and a non traditional reception. Kauai Ono was the first choice but may not work out now! Any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated!
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