I often offer brides counsel about their wedding dress selection. Often they are quite frustrated about the selection of dresses available, or that none of them fit.
I often recommend brides to wait until they arrive here to purchase a dress. They are often surprised by this suggestion, not imagining that there is a wide spectrum of choice of almost any kind of wedding dress you can think of, and many you have never thought of.
I frequently say that the kind of dresses you see on the mainland are better suited for church weddings on the mainland. Here you will find many styles of dresses that are perfect and lovely and affordable for a beach wedding. You can also buy or rent formal wedding dresses here too.
I know shops that sell designer original dresses at a price you will be surprised to find is very affordable. You will never see another bride in that dress. If you have a few days before the wedding, you can have custom altering.
I remember one bride, whose mainland wedding dress, was lost in luggage, found a perfectly fitting gorgeous dress ONE HALF HOUR before her wedding. (I am not recommending that, just telling the story to illustrate it can be very easy to find the perfect wedding dress right here on Maui.
Call me, toll-free at 888-588-0400 and I will be happy to suggest stores and websites you might want to check out before you come here, of even after.
Have a wonderful day.
a simple beach wedding for two to a full on Church wedding with a festive Christmas reception, Hawaiian style on a beach front estate.
How about a Great Gatsby wedding, Hawaiian style, with red poinsettias and white roses, all grown here on Maui.
The Sky’s the limit and we have a big blue sky all year round.
Of course Merry Maui Weddings does beach and garden weddings. Not everyone knows we do church weddings also.
There are lovely churches and chapels of every denomination on Maui. Some of them are historical landmarks but can still be booked for weddings.
Many churches on Maui have an ocean view and some have beach front lawns, that may be used for photos, and toasts.
Church wedding usually require some planning in advance to reserve dates and meet the requirements of the particular church or denomination.
Please call us at 888-588-0400 and we will help you plan your beautiful Maui church wedding.
The reason I recommend sunset as the best time for a romantic wedding, is that:
1 The lighting is beautiful., and optimal for wedding photography. We start with full sunlight and then take romance pictures, as the sun is going down, filling the sky with radiant beams and colors. The lighting is more even, shadows and overly bright light diminish
2 The beach is more private. Most visitors and locals leave the beach, before sunset, to go to their residences and dinner.
3 As the sun goes lower, the temperatures become comfortably lower and brides, grooms and guests will feel more comfortable in their wedding finery.
Because sunset is such a desirable time for a Maui wedding, many companies charge more for this time but Merry Maui Weddings does not. We have a commitment to providing the best for a low cost. You will have more money to spend on a romantic beach front dinner close by. We can recommend and even make reservations for you, at a variety of delightful restaurants, where an eloping couple or a party of 100 can enjoy a celeb-rational meal, drinks and dancing.
Please give us a call, toll-free at 888-588-0400. Aloha
What to do if you elope, with your friends and family left behind, when you enjoy a romantic Maui beach wedding, on your own?
We have organized several solutions. Many elopers families insist on giving them a reception, when they get home. This is an easy solution and we make this more ideal, by providing a photo rush and often a video, so they can bring the beauty back home. The video is often shown on screens in the reception venue and photos displayed on collages in strategic places.
Another option, that can be combined with the video or done alone, is the web video, so that family members and guests can watch the Maui wedding ceremony at home. this is often celebrated with a party, where family and friends come together at shared site with dinner and drinks.
Some brides and grooms bring their tablet and we bring a table so that it instantly brings the wedding ceremony into the homes of loved ones.
Merry Maui Weddings truly cares for the ones left at home, when a couple wed on Maui, and will always be delighted to work out solutions to bring them to the wedding through amazing technology of our age.
Sometimes a couple has their heart set on a Maui wedding and finds that having a destination private site and reception for 30 or more guests is just too expensive for their budget.
In these cases, a private “elopement” for two is a happy solution. Our elopers are surprised how simple and absolutely romantic a private beach wedding is.
Consider the two of you exchanging your vows in a secluded beach cove, with the waves turning red gold in the setting sun, as you kiss the first kiss of husband and wife.
After gorgeous photos, as you frolic on the sand, and embrace under a palm tree, you may enjoy a romantic dinner in a beachfront cafe.
All of this can happen so affordably, you will be stunned. Merry Maui Weddings has an Eloper’s wedding package for only $395, including a generous photo package.
Tomorrow’s column will feature some suggestions about what to do for the folks back home, because you love them.
Our new Maui wedding special gift, given to any person, with any wedding package for the rest of October is a tropical presentation bouquet. This gift is wonderful and will complement any beach or garden wedding on Maui. If a bride has her own wedding bouquet already, she can give it to a bridesmaid, mother or other guest or use it for beach wedding photography.
Penelope and Scott eloped to Maui for a simple yet extravagantly beautiful beautiful wedding. They decided to adapt the popular “Great Gatsby” trend to Maui, in their attire and it worked beautiful with the sunset that a hundred billion dollars could not buy.
The sequins and jewels in the brides dress and the grooms custom boutonniere glowed in the setting golden rays of the sun but were eclipsed by the shine of love in the bride and grooms eyes.
Congratulations Penelope and Scott, you have beauty, you have grace and style but most of all you have big, big love.
Merry Maui Weddings can provide you with gorgeous, romantic beach front estates on all sides of Maui, for nearly every budget.
Imagine your own private wedding on your own paradisical site. overlooking the waves, shaded by palm trees,waving in the breeze. After your beautiful, romantic wedding, see your delighted guests sipping fresh tropical drinks while your photographer, captures the most wonderful photos of you and your beloved kissing in the surf or frolicking in the sand.
As Hawaiian guitars play softly you will be served a variety of your favorite foods, as well as some Island delights, while the moon rises. Then you step onto the dance floor, under the stars and dance your first dance as husband and wife. Your family and friends join you and have a blast, boogying to your favorite songs.
It is truly the most beautiful day and night ever, and we can arrange it all for you. Call 888-588-0400. Aloha