Maui Destination Wedding - Planning Your Maui Wedding

some free Wedding Planning Advice for you Honeymoon to Maui

Planning your Maui destination wedding from afar can seem quite challenging, especially if you've never actually been there. There are quite a few options on the beautiful island of Maui for wedding ceremonies and receptions, but how do you begin planning the tropical wedding of your dreams from the mainland or home country? This article will serve as a guide to help you plan your dream wedding on Maui.

Wedding Planning

Before you begin to plan your wedding you should sit down with your partner and be realistic about your budget. Knowing your budget is essential in planning your wedding and before you can begin planning your wedding you will have to know your budget. Your budget will determine the type of wedding you can actually afford, and once you've figured this out you can move on to planning your wedding.

There are a large selection of venues to choose from on the island of Maui. Whether you are looking for a large resort wedding, or a smaller more intimate private estate wedding, there are many locals to choose from, some of which range from less than $1000 to packages that are upwards of $40,000. Many couples turn to the resorts as a first option when planning their wedding as the resorts can provide everything you need all in one location. Most resorts also offer an in-house wedding coordinator that can help you to arrange every last detail of your wedding. Some of the most popular resorts on Maui include:

Maui wedding Destination
1) Honua Kai Resort & Spa

2) Four Seasons Resort at Maui Wailea

3) Westin Maui Resort & Spa

4) Westin Maui Resort & Spa

5) The Grand Wailea

The resorts mentioned above are some of the more pricier options on Maui, however Maui is known for its posh resorts, so you may have already expected that some of the options might cost more.

The Four Seasons Resort at Maui Wailea, located in Wailea which is on the south east side of Maui. Wailea is best known for its posh resorts and the Four Seasons just so happens to be rated the number one resort on Maui by Trip Advisor. The Four Seasons offers three wedding packages with the most simple package being the Plumeria Package. This package takes care of the basics of any wedding an includes the arrangement of the marriage license, a non-denominational officiant, flowers for both the bride and groom, seating for guests, a musician, along with a photographer who provides a limited amount of photographs. All of the wedding packages at the Four Seasons require you to book a minimum of three nights stay at the hotel. The resort offers a team of in-house wedding specialists who can help you plan out every detail of your wedding.

If you are looking for a much more inexpensive option, Maui has many other less expensive resorts as well as many private estates that can accommodate both the ceremony and reception. One private estate is the Sugarman Estate which is also located very close to the Wailea area. Located on the shores of the Ahihi reserve, the Sugarman Estate offers a beautiful backdrop of the ocean as well as a beautiful garden area for the reception. The Sugarman Estate can accommodate up to 150 guests, and if you are coming to Maui for your wedding, most likely you will you wil not have this many guests. There are pricing options for under 75 guests and 75 - 150 guests. The venue can be rented for under $4000 total. This option will leave you having to arrange with vendors for catering, entertainment, photography or whatever else you wish to include at your wedding.

If  you decide to have your wedding at a venue that is not a resort, you will want to consider hiring some vendors in order to make your wedding complete. Most likely the most important vendor to have is a photographer, or videographer. Since your wedding day will be one of the most memorable days in your life, you will surely want to record it in the form of photographs to preserve those memories for generations to come. After the wedding is all said and done, there's not much left to remind you of your wedding day, other than the photographs that were taken. Maui is home to many photographers, some of which whose work has been featured in national and even international publications.

If you do decide to have your wedding on Maui at a private estate rather than a resort, here's a short list of vendors that you may want to consider for your dream wedding:

1) Videographer - Aloha Videography

2) Catering - Aloha Events Catering

3) Entertainment - Next Level Entertainment

4) Bakery - Maui Wedding Cakes

5) Photographer - Absolutely Loved Photographer

Your Maui Destination wedding can be planned from afar. Once you know your budget, you can begin to make a few simple phone calls that will get the process of planning your wedding in motion. Whether you choose to have a luxurious resort wedding, or opt to wed at a private estate Maui has many options and vendors to choose from all of which will help to make your dream wedding come true.
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