What a beautiful Thanksgiving we enjoyed on Maui. The weather was perfect,, sunny with a tropical breeze and flowers are bursting in bloom everywhere.
And now it is 27 days to Christmas and we can still plan a holiday wedding for you. Come have a simple, delightful wedding on the beach, with whales leaping and turtles basking on coral reefs.
Or have your wedding in the delightful Kula Botannical Gardens or Lavender Farm, surrounded by living Christmas trees and every sort of flower growing. No need to decorate, Mother Nature and skilled gardeners have already provided an Garden of Eden to celebrate your wedding and reception too, if you like.
I am thankful to all of you, my readers, clients and your family and friends. You give my life a richer meaning, by giving me the privilege of serving you on your most special day, and in the planning of that day. I love to share the beauties of Maui and our aloha spirit with you.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and hope to see you soon.
Merry Maui Weddings
Maui has some of the most excellent restaurants in the world and most of them have beautiful reception venues.You may choose between many types of location and cuisine.
In the early planning stages of your Maui wedding, you will want to select the site for your reception venue. Your wedding planner will be of invaluable help in this. Ideally your site will be either close to, or on the same property as your wedding ceremony, and also close to where the majority of guest and wedding party have their accommodations However in some cases, there will be some travel time, and coaches, stretch limos or party buses can be arranged..
Do you favor a beachfront restaurant, a waterfall location or a mountain lodge with breathtaking views, or country estates with views of rolling hills and horses. We have all of these options and more. Each is absolutely delightful in its own way, and you may base your choice on your own personal dreams. We can help you, if there is indecision, weighing the comparative delights of each locale.
Every venue, we recommend has wonderful food, service and comfort. Most have a choice of different cuisines, to please every guest. Children’s menus are available and we can arrange a special children’s table with activities and professional childcare, so that the adults can relax with their, children in view, entertained and taken care of.
We will work with event designers, and florists to help you create a beautiful vision, in any site that you choose. We work with a wide selection of professional entertainers to bring dinner and dance music to your celebration.
Merry Maui Weddings offers complimentary consultation and estimates. We will guide you through every phase of planning your reception, from dream, to beautiful manifestation.
One way we celebrate family weddings here traditionally is a Luau. Visitors love this Hawaiian tradition also. You can go to an existing Luau at a Hotel or venue or we can create your own private luau.
Merry Maui Weddings works with some amazing caterers and Polynesian entertainment companies who will bring a luau to your family, on a rental venue or park. These luaus have been some of the best wedding receptions ever.
You can have your own buffet with delicious Hawaiian delicacies like kalua pig and mahi mahi, as well as some familiar foods so that everyone will be happy.
Then we bring in Firedancers, Polynesian singers, dancers and musicians for a truly amazing experience you will never forget. You can have your own bar with Mai Tais, Pina Coladas and other drinks that you are familiar with.
Be prepared to find yourself in a grass skirt, learning the Hula! I guarantee lots of laughter, and happiness all around, should you choose your own Hawaiian Luau wedding and reception.
Do you want a beach wedding, church, garden or lawn, for your family and friends to enjoy with you? This question can take some thought and will require some information.
The majority of people think of the beach first, when imagining a Maui wedding. The beach is wonderful, for weddings, including family ones. There are some things to consider however.
How many guests will you have. If the answer is 15 or over, there might be some inconvenience experienced because chairs are not allowed on Hawaiian beaches. This means that the guests will have to stand during the ceremony and may have some difficulty seeing the wedding well, and perhaps hearing well, as amplification is not allowed on the beach either.
While 15 to 20 guests at a beach wedding is possible, we begin to recommend a beachfront lawn, at this juncture. Beachfront lawn weddings are beautiful and comfortable because you may have chairs, amplification and arches and tables. You are right next to the beach and will enjoy the waves, scents and sounds of the ocean. At this time of year, you may well see whales leaping also. The whales are here between November and April.
Next we will discuss church and chapel weddings.
So, if this sounds like an optimum plan for your wedding, talk to us about arranging for a Maui beachfront family wedding. Call 888-588-0400.
In a family wedding, it is important that the Bride and Groom be on the same page, before family begins to influence decisions. You have determined a budget and decided that you do want to do a family destination wedding. Just before you speak to the wedding planner, it is a good idea to decide a mission statement with your partner. Should it be a beach wedding, a church wedding, a garden wedding? Would you like the reception to be at the wedding site or at a restaurant? If you can’t decide the planner will help you.
It is after all your wedding, and if you have a firm picture of what you want, family members will have to respect it, which will save a lot of time and misunderstanding. Otherwise they might try to decide for you and that could mean some arguing between different family members.
After you have come up with a plan, go over it with your wedding planner, whom you have hopefully chosen by then, to further refine and get a good cost proposal. After that, the time is right to have a family meeting, in person, Skype, telephone, or probably a combination of those methods.
Prepare for a lot of feedback, listen patiently but be firm in the plan that you your fiance have already formulated. Hopefully it will be fun.
Celebrating a wedding in Hawaii, family style can be one of the landmark times of your family history. It can also be difficult but most problems can be prevented by careful planning.
First of all the family needs to confer and find out how many like the idea and want to come. I have seen plans for many Maui family weddings cancelled in mid-stream when it becomes evident that not enough family members actually support or can afford the plan.
If it looks like the key players in the family are on board, the next thing to do is draw up a budget, factoring in all the major expenses, including meals, accommodation and travel in addition to the wedding and reception. Then be very definite about who will pay what.
AT that point it is a very good idea to consult a wedding planner, in good standing with the Better Business Bureau, and present your plan to her or him. A good planner will tell you if your dream and your budget will fly as is, or needs some adjustment..It is to your advantage to listen, as an experienced planner will know what they speak of and have your best interest at heart.
Then the fun part begins, planning your Maui family wedding, in earnest.
We have been speaking a lot about beach weddings for two. However we also love family weddings.
We have some very affordable wedding packages that accommodate family and friends.
Families enjoy coming to Maui to share in the bride and groom’s beach, chapel or garden wedding, more than I can say. For many, it is their first visit to Maui and what better reason to come than a wedding in the family?
There are many ways family can participate in the wedding and I will explore a few of those in upcoming blogs.
Why do we offer a beach wedding with professional photography, music and a minister for only $295? The answer is we want everyone to be able to afford a romantic Maui beach wedding.
So we will bring the best professionals, to provide you with an amazing beautiful Maui beach wedding for that incredible price and we will be very happy to do so and meet you, and proceed with the wedding of your dreams.