I’ve compiled a big list of tips and good-to-know’s for you to help your planning and help you get the best wedding experience and photos possible! Take it from me, someone who has been to hundreds of weddings! I want you to have the best wedding experience and photos possible, so here’s my top tips I’ve gathered over the years that are useful for any couple :
Finding the Perfect Venue
Maui has many location options to choose from. It has amazing venues where you can have your full wedding day at to beautiful beaches or public cliffside locations if you’re looking for a more adventurous and intimate experience.
Beaches and public spaces are a good option if you’re looking to save a little money. You can split your wedding day in different parts – Ceremony at a location and reception per say at a bar or a restaurant.
There are also the venues where you can have your full wedding day at. From getting ready all the way to the party they will be able to hold your celebration and cater to you.
National parks are also a good options. You may have to get a permit that can cost up to $400 but it’s cheaper than a venue for example.
Backyard weddings are also super popular around here. VRBO and Airbnb are a good option. Just check with the renter if weddings are allowed at the location you pick before you rent it.
Check different wedding blogs like The Venue Report, Green Wedding Shoes, Junebug Weddings, Hey Hey Hello May, Rocky Mountain Bride, and local wedding blogs (the list goes on and on) for ideas on location and venue options because they usually have lots of info on the venue/better photos of spaces/setup inspiration options for the venues.
Just remember you can make any space work. A place doesn’t cater? Call your favorite food truck to come cater for everyone (which usually saves lots of $). You need to find chairs for everyone for the ceremony? If your ceremony is going to be short and sweet, standing is usually not an issue and you can do more interesting intimate setups with where people stand surrounding you, or you can find a rental chair company that will deliver and pickup.
Find a location that can accommodate everyone, like a cabin or lodge or campsite or airbnbs. This makes everything feel more intimate and you can be surrounded by one another and make more memories rather than being separated!
Also if you do decide to work with one of Maui’s wedding planners they can help you make your dream wedding day a reality. There are a few super experienced planners and I can send you a few of my favorites.