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#1 emaya77

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    Posted 10 October 2009 - 05:12 PM

    Hi!

    My fiance and I were all set for our destination wedding in Mexico, but when it came time to collect everyone's room deposit, no one was ready to pay...even though at that point they had already 1 years advance notice.

    Needless to say, we had to forgo our Mexico wedding plans. So, for the past 4 months or so, we've been trying to decide what we want and can afford to do. One of the reasons we wanted a destination wedding was because we can't afford to have a wedding at home due to the # of people that we'd HAVE to invite...with dates would come to over 200 (our budget is about $5,000). Not only can we not afford a wedding of that size, but I have never wanted a big wedding!! I thought if we went away, it'd be laid back, intimate, etc.

    So, in the past month, we have been seriously considering going away just the 2 of us...we're thinking of Hawaii - Kihei area. Does anyone have any info - good/bad about this area?

    Also, I can't seem to find where we can marry if it's just the 2 of us. All of the packages I've seen online include things that we will not need since they seem to be geared toward groups.

    Is anyone else getting married just the 2 of you or know of anyone who has done that in Hawaii? We are also open to other places (but not Vegas) where we could go too that would be beautiful and not as much of a pain as Mexico.

    Thanks SO much!!
    ;o)

    Emily

    #2 emaya77

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      Posted 10 October 2009 - 05:18 PM

      Of course right after I write my post, I find the following info:
      Wailea wedding & Vow Renewal - Maui Wailea Maui Wedding Minister - WaileaWedding.net

      But if anyone knows any more info, that'd be great!!

      #3 emaya77

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        Posted 10 October 2009 - 05:48 PM

        Here is another link...
        Maui wedding & Vow Renewal Hawaii Wedding Ministers - Wedding Packages

        #4 hawaiidreaming

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          Posted 11 October 2009 - 10:40 AM

          We are getting married in HI in Feb. It will be just the two of us. I found a planner that does a package with pics and minister for $495. I wanted to make sure we had nice pics since it will be just us. We arrive on the 9th and get married on the 11th. We are staying for 10 days so it will be nice to honeymoon and relax after the wedding. We plan to have a small reception when we return to appease the family.

          #5 ~Angela~

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            Posted 11 October 2009 - 11:58 AM

            I haven't looked into much info about Hawaii since it's not my destination, but I would think that there should be options where witnesses can be provided if you are not traveling with a group. Most places I looked into had this as an option.

            I hope you find exactly what you are looking for. It's too bad that you had to forego your original plans, but I am sure it will all still work out, be beautiful and most important, you'll be happily married!

            #6 emaya77

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              Posted 11 October 2009 - 01:30 PM

              thanks girls!

              hawaii dreaming - what website did you find your package on?

              angela - on this website: Maui wedding & Vow Renewal Hawaii Wedding Ministers - Wedding Packages, if you go with them and one of their packages, you do not need any witnesses.

              #7 emaya77

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                Posted 11 October 2009 - 01:31 PM

                thanks girls!

                hawaii dreaming - what website did you find your package on?

                angela - on this website: Maui wedding & Vow Renewal Hawaii Wedding Ministers - Wedding Packages, if you go with them and one of their packages, you do not need any witnesses.

                #8 laura&james

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                  Posted 11 October 2009 - 03:45 PM

                  We're getting married in February (just the two of us) on Maui and booked our wedding package through Precious Maui Weddings. Deanne has been fabulous to work with and very responsive to all the questions I've posed thus far. There are a variety of packages available with all different price ranges. I've found PMW to be more reasonable pricewise than many of the other planners out there. Good luck and happy planning!

                  #9 hawaiidreaming

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                    Posted 12 October 2009 - 07:40 AM

                    Maui Wedding Planner: Planning Maui Weddings :Coordinator of Romantic Destination Locations

                    They called me right away after I sent an inquiry.

                    Jane

                    #10 colinjim

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                      Posted 12 October 2009 - 07:52 AM

                      Hi Emily:

                      My fiance and I are in the same in situation. I posted on a forum on Trip Advisor and got some good responses. You can check it out here.

                      I'm gonna be calling around today to some of the resorts to get some quotes on packages designed specifically for two. I'll return when I get some more info.




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