Saturday, February 21, 2015

Just M'auied: A Few Options For A Maui Wedding

By Ella Hemmings

Maui is the ideal location for a romantic wedding. After all, who wouldn't love being married on a picturesque beach or on a bluff overlooking the sea? In addition, if you hire a Maui wedding planner, such as Love Maui Weddings, the whole event can be easier than you ever imagined. From small to lavish, here are just a few of the amazing wedding options for couples to consider.

1. Weddings On The Beach

If you marry on the beach, there are many different beaches to consider but all couples will need to obtain a beach permit for the ceremony, and your Maui wedding planner can help with this step. All beaches in Maui are public, and wedding couples are very limited in what they can actually place on the sand. No structures, such as an arch, are allowed, and you also cannot set up chairs directly on the beach. You can have a path created using flower petals and acoustic music, and singers and dancers are allowed, provided there is no amplified music. Many couples opt to have their ceremonies in an adjacent beach park where chairs and arches may be set up. Still, if you want to be married right on the shore, this absolutely is an option and the surrounding natural beauty will be decoration enough.

2. Elopements & Small Ceremonies

One of the perks of having a small wedding is that it's easier to plan, especially when you opt for a Maui destination wedding and a Maui wedding planner. If you wish to have an elopement or perhaps just a few loved ones along, Maui is a great option. It will be like a mini vacation for you and your guests, and at Love Maui Weddings, there is the Simply in Love package, which is ideal for elopements or intimate weddings. The $575 Maui wedding package includes beach permits for up to ten guests, assistance with obtaining a marriage license, hiring a minister and special touches such as a keepsake wedding certificate and two freshly made leis.

3. Other Venue Options

The beach and bluffs overlooking the beach are two very popular locations for Maui weddings, but they aren't the only great options. For instance, there are quite a few private estates and plantations where couples can marry. This is a great option for those with a larger wedding party. Maui Tropical Plantation and Kula Botanical Garden are two other options that you might consider or perhaps at the top of Haleakala, Maui's highest peak and the site of the world's largest dormant volcano.

4. Even Further Out Of The Box

No matter where you decide to hold the ceremony, there are some cool options that you can consider adding on to the traditional wedding ceremony. For instance, you might wish to have the bride arrive at the beach ceremony aboard an outrigger canoe. If you love the sea, you can even be married under the waves in a Scuba wedding. You also could enjoy your wedding and reception aboard a yacht with views of Maui as your backdrop.

One fun package from Love Maui Weddings is the Crazy in Love package. You and your significant other set off for an hour-long helicopter tour of West Maui and Molokai, enjoy a romantic beach wedding on the secluded island of Lanai, then enjoy a speedboat ride back to Maui. You can even add on beach dinner for two, courtesy of a personal chef to end your perfect day of wedding bliss.

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