Maui is one of our very favorite places, so inviting all of our friends and family to come play with us there, seemed ideal. We told invitees, “If you need an excuse to get to Maui, THIS IS IT.”
Even if you’re a Type-A bride, like myself, hiring a wedding planner for a destination wedding is a no-brainer. They have worked with countless wedding professionals, and can very easily make recommendations on who will be the best fit for your wedding day. I absolutely ADORED every single person and small business my planner recommended.
When wedding planning, you’ll quickly find that larger weddings are more expensive that smaller ones. I knew early on that I wanted my wedding day to be smaller, more intimate, and I wanted to be able to spend time with all of these people that meant so much to me.
No pipe and drape or uplighting is necessary with a view like THIS.
If flowers are as important to you, as they are to me, I recommend going the professional route. If you’re ballin’ on a budget, you can easily go to a local grocery store or flower market and find a breathtaking assortment of local blooms.
Plainly put, the people are just nicer. Hospitality is in their blood. Making sure my family and friends were well taken care of, was easy. Maui cultivates the kindest humans who have hospitality in their blood. I tried so hard to bring our whole wedding team back to the mainland with me.
Want to wear short and flip flops? That’s cool. Want to wear a Hawaiian shirt? That’s cool. Want to wear a white linen suit with an Elvis shirt? That’s AWESOME!
Chances are, guests flying in for your destination wedding are planning on making a week-long vacation of it. In order to keep everyone connected, I created a group specifically for our attending guests. So all guests, even ones traveling alone, could join or share activities or invites for new adventures. It was perfect for group snorkeling, zip-lining, or hiking trips, farmer’s market outings, grabbing a bite to eat at a local sushi joint, or brewery, going to a luau and show, or just being a beach bum until the sun sets. There’s always a group of friends for that.
Coordinate your travel dates and flight numbers to have people to hang out with at the gate, or watch your luggage while you run to get food.