| Originally Posted by colinjim |
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.
Wedding with just the 2 of us...but how/where??
Posted 12 October 2009 - 02:06 PM
Posted 14 October 2009 - 02:01 PM
Posted 30 October 2009 - 09:10 AM
| Originally Posted by emaya77 |
Oh, that's wonderful! I can't wait to hear what you come up with...if I find out any info, I'll post it as well!
Sorry it has taken so long to respond. I gave up on going through the resorts to do the wedding, as I felt their packages were WAY too expensive for what they were worth. Here is a summary of what we have planned copied and pasted from a post on Trip Advisor:
"We ended up going with Makena Weddings (Makena Weddings - Maui Wedding Planners, Maui Wedding Locations, Weddings on Maui). They had the classiest website for the budget we wanted to spend. Laurie also called me within 24 hours of my initial email, which I appreciated as I was anxious to get things organized. They also use a quality photogtrapher (BluDomain, BluDomainhosting, photography websites) with reasonable packages. Right now we are in for about $1000 which includes everything we need (Cermony, flowers, photos, advice etc.)
We are staying on Maui for 7 nights. The first three will be staying with Maui Ocean Breezes in their Swaying Ocean Studio (Maui Vacation Rentals owner direct, Haiku, Maui, Hawaii Vacation Home Rental, Maui Cottages ). I have read great reviews in Trip Advisor and was able to get it for $135/night + $55 cleaning fee.
The fourth night we are camping on Haleakala Volacano. Hopefully we can get our permits and stuff while there.
Nights 5 through 7 we are staying at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka'anapali which we were able to get for $179/night (+$25/night resort fee) through a friends and family discount (a friend is a chef with Westin in Edmonton).
We are also renting a convertible for about $300 for the week.
Wedding & Photographer -$1000
Nights 1-3 - $135x3+$55=$460
Night 4 - FREE (some small fees, but we'll skip them)
Night 5-7 ($179+$25)x3=$612
Rental - $300
TOTAL = $2372+tax ~$2500 (some of the quotes above included tax)
That leaves us $1500 for activities and food. Now for the fun part of the planning!"
I just feel that paying an extra $100-$200/night to have strawberries delivered to your room and a free breakfast buffet is a ridiculous amount when my fiance will find it much more romantic to stroll the streets of this tropical paradise, popping into the first cafe that tickles our fancy.
I hope this helps. We get married on November 12, and if you are interested, I can update you on how well Laurie at Makena weddings was to work with. So far she has been reliable, friendly and efficient. Right up my alley.
Posted 30 October 2009 - 03:58 PM
Posted 02 November 2009 - 02:01 AM
Posted 15 December 2009 - 01:37 PM
emaya, I'm in the same boat - same budget and don't want a big out of control wedding so Hawaii sounds good to me. Haven't set a date yet but we are definitely considering getting Maui'd!!!
I'm so glad I found this thread! It gives me a great starting point for contacts!! You ladies have helped me so much and you don't even know it!!!
I did find one site in my prelim research - Maui Weddings | Maui Wedding Planners | Maui Wedding Packages with a ton of info on what they offer and can prob give you something to compare other packages to.
Thanks again ladies!!
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