10 Reasons to Have Destination Maui Wedding
At some point before their big day, we want to help brides figure out the best-kept nuptial secret — A destination Maui wedding is an ideal and easy way to say I Do. Now we’re letting the secret out, and presenting you with 10 amazing and realistic reasons to choose a Maui Destination Wedding.
The Chance to Say “I Do” in Paradise!
Who wouldn’t want to get married in paradise? Imagine sharing your vows under soft blue skies as the waves crash to shore and the palm trees sway in the wind. You’ve spent the time leading up to this sipping Mai Tai’s by the pool or snorkeling in crystal clear waters. You’re suntanned and stress-free. It may be the best place to start a marriage, especially if you carry some of that paradise spirit with you back home as you begin your life together.
Less Wedding Stress!
If you’re already into the marriage planning process, take this time to close your eyes, take a deep breath, and clear your mind, as if there aren’t five million things to sort out before you walk down the aisle. Now imagine feeling that way the entire time leading up to your big day. This isn’t fantasy, it’s your reality when you decide on a Hawaii destination wedding. If you’ve left the details of the ceremony to a highly organized wedding coordinator like Simple Maui Wedding. You’ve been connected to a top-notch travel agent, and everything is taken care of. All you have to do is show up. Sure, the days leading up to your flight to Maui maybe a little nerve wracking — Did you pack your dress? Are you forgetting your groom? (make sure to pack your groom) But once your plane has left mainland ground, that’s it. You’re enjoying a paradise vacation, not sorting out a thousand last minute details! You have someone to take care of that for you.
It’s All About You (both of you!)
If you stay at home for your wedding, you may find yourself accommodating a lot of people who you barely know. Maybe it’s the pressure of having the most impressive wedding. Maybe you have a hard time saying no and asserting what you want. Either way, you’ll end up making a lot of decisions based on what other people want, not what you want for you big day. Like when you order the cake flavor that’s a crowd pleaser instead of your favorite. Or the dress your mother-in-law liked instead of the one you felt most comfortable in. Or the venue your family prefers. Suddenly everything is out of your hands and it feels like your putting together somebody else’s wedding. If this starts happening, or you want to avoid it before it begins, it might be time to consider a destination wedding. Your Hawaii Wedding coordinator will make a point to ask you what YOU want — not your sister or your mom or your grandma. So choose dinner where you want, with the flavor of cake you like. Wear the dress you love. This is your day — treat it like it’s your own!
Let the Wedding Coordinator Do All the Work!
A Maui destination wedding is a great excuse to hire a wedding coordinator! If you don’t live on Maui, you might not know who is the most reliable vendors or how to time your ceremony perfectly. A wonderful coordinator like Simple Maui Wedding will plan your special day down to a T, and they’ll be there at the ceremony to make sure everything goes smoothly. No stressing to make sure everybody is at the right place and everything is on schedule — you have a fabulous coordinator doing all the work so you can actually enjoy your ceremony!
It’s a HoneyWedding — or a WeddingMoon!
The honeymoon just might be the best thing about a wedding. If you honeymoon in paradise, why not get married there too? Not only does this minimize costs, it also reduces stress and allows for an unforgettable memory. Guests are totally optional on your honeymoon/wedding combo, which brings us to number five…
No Unwanted Guests!
How do you keep that drama-loving cousin from showing up to your wedding a little drunk and a lotta crazy? How do you avoid inviting all your college buddies out of obligation? Make it as inconvenient as possible for them to get to your wedding! Enjoy time with your closest family and friends or don’t fool with any guests at all. Just book a romantic vacation with your fiancé and get married while you’re there. There’s no better way to have a simple, stress free wedding than not worrying about anyone except yourself and your soon-to-be spouse.
Don’t worry, those guests you left behind will get to enjoy the phenomenal photos you have taken at the wedding. Karma Hill Photography will capture your Maui wedding day with style & class. So stand at the shoreline in front of the setting sun. Kiss your honey at the top of lava rock formation. Caress beneath the shade of a palm tree. Oh, don’t forget that priceless shot of your groom watching you walk toward him, grinning with the Hawaiian ocean and mountains behind him. If that’s not enough to make you want a wedding in Hawaii, how about…
I know what you’re thinking… there’s no way you can save money by having a destination wedding. But if you already plan on paying for a honeymoon, you can simply include a small, stylish wedding in that trip. Weddings these days run $10,000 – $25,000 and up. Simple Maui Weddings start at $2250. That will cover everything you need to get married and have great photos. So maybe you spend a little extra on a dress. Maybe you don’t. It’s up to you, because a small destination wedding is all about you (see number 8)! It’s easier to stay within your budget for a Maui destination wedding, because you don’t have hundreds of guests influencing your purchase decisions, and you’re encountering lest “bumps in the road” thanks to your coordinator, who is also upfront about pricing and works with you to create a beautiful wedding within your budget!
The island of Maui is nestled in the middle of the Hawaii islands, so it’s the most guarded of all the islands from rain and storms coming in out of the pacific. Any rain usually goes away fast. This is great for a beach wedding, because if you show up to rain, you either wait it out a few minutes or take a short drive to a new, sunny wedding spot. You’ll also enjoy these ideal weather conditions throughout your wedding vacation!
Hawaii is a unique place filled with all kinds of people, and we welcome all couples to marry here! You’ve taken away all the worries of a big guest list and a bigger budget, now you get to make this wedding your own! You want to get married in a bikini? That’s fine. You want to wear a huge ball gown? There’s plenty of room on the beach for one of those! You want to hop in the ocean right after saying “I Do”? Go For It! You want all your guests to wear white and khaki? You want to say your own vows? You want your photos to be uniquely you? All of this is completely fine for a Maui Wedding! You’re keeping things simple by choosing a destination wedding, and you’re making it your very own!
by Steven Hill with Simple Maui Wedding