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Romantic Maui Weddings

Your Maui Wedding Planner


Introduction

Aloha!

Since 1988 we have helped over 7000 couples fulfil their wedding dreams. Weddings in Maui have become very popular because of our changing times, affordability, and because of the fact that there is truly no place in the world as gorgeous or appropriate for such a spiritual occasion.

Maui is the perfect place to have a wedding or renew your wedding vows. Whether it is just the two of you or a traditional wedding party, nothing compares to the incredible ocean views, warm sand, sunsets, rainbows, palm trees and mountains! Most ceremonies take place outdoors, and rarely is the weather less than perfect.

Your wedding can be formal or informal. Many couples choose the casual beach setting at sunset or in the morning. Others prefer a garden setting and formal attire. There are no set rules or restrictions with an island wedding, and that is the most wonderful part of the whole concept.

Fortunately, the success of a Maui wedding does not depend on a limitless budget. Instead, it is the careful planning and thoughtful organisation that creates your "perfect wedding". Often our couples find that it is much less costly to have their wedding here on Maui and definitely much easier. Every couple should determine their priorities and make a realistic decision on what they would like to have, what they want to do and how much they can afford to spend.

The following information is designed to take you through the step-by-step planning. We realise that it would be difficult for you to make the arrangements from where you are. That is why we are here. We can make all the arrangements for you. Once you decide what you want and let us know, all you have to do is relax, have a great time, and enjoy your wedding.

Rather than having set packages, we personally tailor the wedding arrangements to fit your dreams and ideas. We can begin by discussing the plans with you by phone or letter, and everything will be set before you arrive. Once you are here on our island paradise, you will meet with your marriage license agent and then with us to go over all of the details one last time to make sure everything is exactly the way you want it. It is as simple as that!

Congratulations on your choice to be married in paradise! We look forward to helping you with your wedding plans!

How To Plan Your
Romantic Maui Wedding
www.JustMauied.Com

Decide on a date…

If you are going to be visiting Maui for your wedding and maybe bringing a few guests, it is a good idea to start planning at least 3 to 4 months in advance, if possible. This way you have a better chance of reserving the location you want, and we will have a better chance of getting you the finest minister and photographer available. If you make your wedding plans at the last minute, you will not be able to be as selective. You should allow 2 days to get to Maui and recover from the trip. There is a time change to deal with and you will need to get your Marriage License. We recommend that you wait at least until your 3rd day here to have your wedding.

If you will be inviting a large number of guests, whether you will be visiting or you live in Maui, you will want to start your plans at least 6 months in advance.

But, if you are one of those last minute planners that we sometimes get, we will do our very best to accommodate you. It helps if you are a little flexible with the date so we can try to get you the best minister or photographer available.

Choose the time of day...

The time you select for your ceremony is very important. Mornings are wonderful. Early in the day, the beaches are not crowded. The light is perfect for photography and it is also the coolest time. You might want to start by 8:00 AM. Most couples will go to breakfast or brunch after their morning wedding. They will then have the rest of the day to spend together. With more private locations becoming available, we are now able to do late morning and early afternoon weddings as well.

Sunset, of course, is also a beautiful time for your wedding. Maui's sunsets are the best in the world. Most beach goers have called it a day, so this gives you more privacy. You will want to allow about one hour to an hour and a half for the complete wedding, depending on how much photography or video coverage you desire. This way there is enough light to get great photos of the ceremony. The time will go by very quickly.

If you are planning a reception you will, of course, need to allow a few hours for that as well. There will be more information about receptions later.

Once we know exactly what your plans are we can help you select the time you will need to start. We have a sunset chart in our office and we can guide you if you would like. There is also a sunset chart on our web page.

Airfare and Accommodations...

You will want to find a Travel Agent that is familiar with Hawaii. If you plan ahead, you can get great bargains, especially in airfare. If you would like some help with accommodations or activities just let us know.

There are hotels, condominiums, lodges, bed and breakfasts, and even campgrounds available. The accommodation rates change with the seasons. No matter where you stay, if it is your first visit to Maui, try to get an ocean view if you can afford one. Nothing compares. Be careful because there is a difference between ocean side and ocean view.

Guests...

If you would like to send your guests invitations, there are many tropical ones available at your local stationery or bridal stores or online.

Many couples want Maui as a location for a large wedding and other couples come to Maui to get away from the hassle of dealing with a large wedding. You may want to keep it small and intimate. Either way there are locations and vendors to fit every need.

Definitions:
Wedding Consultant
- An expert who is called on for special advice or services pertaining to weddings.

Expert - Having much special knowledge and experience in some particular field.

A Wedding Consultant is a very important consideration. There are many in the Islands and their services vary greatly. It is important that you work with someone you feel you can trust.

We have many years of experience and our years of experience can save you an unfortunate one. As we do business with most of the wedding services available on a daily basis, we are familiar with who is reliable, responsible and easy to work with. We will make all the arrangements for you and all you have to make is one call to us. We will also confirm everyone the day of the wedding and take care of any last minute problems that could arise. This frees you to relax and enjoy this special time.

Having a consultant present at your ceremony or reception will give you the benefit of having a friend, bridesmaid and sometimes a witness if there are no guests. It is a true luxury to have someone there to coordinate everything for you. It is our belief that nothing but the best is good enough for your special day. We love what we do and we do it well. We plan every wedding as if it were our own, paying special attention to every detail.

We will be glad to help you with other things including dinner arrangements, beauty shop appointments, sightseeing, activities, luaus and car rentals. We do have a travel agent here in Maui that can also help you with your travel plans and accommodations if needed. Just let us know you need help and we will have her get in touch with you. We also have a link to her in our website.

You can call us anytime. We try to be in the office as much as possible. However, since we personally attend each wedding it is difficult to maintain exact hours. The best time to be sure to reach us is early morning Hawaii time. Remember, there is a time difference. We are 6 hours earlier than Eastern Time Zone, 5 hours earlier than Central, 4 hours earlier than Mountain, and 3 hours earlier than Pacific.

If we are not in the office, please leave your name, area code, phone number, and a brief message on our friendly answering machine. Whenever you contact us you will want to refer to your wedding date and the Groom's last name. That is how we organise our files.

Wedding Location...

You should decide on the location of your choice in the beginning stages of planning so that we can inform all of your wedding specialists where the wedding will take place. Just about any place that you select to be married in Maui will be breath-takingly beautiful. Some locations have better weather and more privacy than others.

You do not want to select a location that is difficult to get to. It is nice to be close to your hotel or to your reception site if you are planning one. You can choose from locations such as beaches, gardens, gazebos, private homes, yachts, hotels, chapels, parks, etc....

Most Maui beaches can be used for a wedding with exception of the Kaanapali beaches. A permit is required and is usually $20, We will apply for that permit for you. So, beaches are one area you can save money on if you are on a tight budget. It is better to choose an inexpensive wedding site than to fore-go having photography, for example. Please keep in mind that your wedding party should be limited to 25 people to use a beach. For larger groups we recommend a more private location.

The hotels have fees for the use of their grounds and the fees do vary greatly. When using a hotel for your site, any champagne, cake, etc.... must be purchased through them. This makes it a little more expensive. You will want to reserve your wedding or reception site a few months in advance, especially if you will be sending out invitations. Some condominiums have wonderful grounds. If you are a guest, most times they will allow you to use the grounds at no charge. These grounds have to be reserved in advance. Keep in mind that if you use a Hotel for your wedding you still need a permit to use the beach for photography.

Private homes are becoming very popular here because most couples want privacy. Most are reasonably priced and offer both a view and a place to have a reception as well. Catering is always less expensive done privately versus a hotel. Some private homes have special rates if you just use it for a small wedding and reception in the morning.

If you need help with selecting a location you can find many in our web site. You will find a list of locations with descriptions and prices at the end of this booklet. If you still need help in choosing your wedding location, just give our office a call and we will be glad to give you our advice.

Marriage License...

Hawaii has NO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS or WAITING PERIOD. If you are 19 years old or younger, please bring your Birth Certificate with you. PROOF of final divorce is not required unless it was granted less than 30 days prior to your wedding date. You will be asked detailed information regarding this, so you will need to know the County and State in which the divorce occurred, and the Month and Year it was final. If you were divorced in the 30 days prior to your wedding date, Proof of Finalisation stating where and when will be required.

NO BLOOD TEST IS REQUIRED FOR THE BRIDE OR GROOM.

You should apply online for your Marriage License befor you come to Maui. For complete information and a link to the Hawaii Health Department, please visit our license web page or write to:

STATE OF HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
MARRIAGE LICENSE SECTION
P.O. BOX 3378
HONOLULU, HAWAII 96801

You can apply for your marriage license online anytime prior to your arrival. Print the license out and bring this form with you to Maui. You may want to carry it on the plane just in case your luggage gets misplaced.You will sign this form in front of the Licensing Agent here on Maui. After you appear before the License Agent on Maui the license is good for up to 30 days.

We will prearrange an appointment for you to get the actual license signed once you are here on Maui. When we meet we will give you a map to their location. Both the BRIDE and GROOM must be present for this. If you have any questions, please contact us. The fee for the license at this time is $65.00 which you can pay online.A fee of $5.00 cash will be paid to the license agent. You will pay the Licensing Agent direct. They will not take credit cards so be prepared. If you do not apply online you will pay the agent the full $70.00.

Ministers...

We arrange for a minister that we feel will best suit your preferences. Most couples prefer a non-denominational service with a Hawaiian flair. We have heard many and we do have our favourites, so you can be assured of a lovely ceremony.

There are many ministers in Maui. They come in all denominations and there are women as well as men. There are also State Officiates available. They are not actual ministers. They are just licensed by the State to perform marriage ceremonies. Some couples have special vows or verses that they like to include. This is usually not a problem. Please send them to us in advance if possible. Once we have reserved your minister we will be happy to send you a copy of their ceremony if you request one.

There is one Rabbi on Maui. One can also be flown in from Oahu. We do have a couple of officiates that do a real nice Jewish ceremony and they will incorporate the usual traditions as well. There are several Catholic priests available but Catholic weddings must be held in a Catholic Church. The couple is required to complete the Precana classes before arriving in Hawaii. If you wish we can send you a complete sheet of info to help you plan a Catholic wedding once we are in the planning stages. Most ministers and officiates will travel to any part of the island, if necessary. Some will charge if it is a long distance. Some dress very casual and some wear robes. Traditionally, there is a Hawaiian prayer and a lei exchange incorporated into the ceremony.

If you have a preference when it comes to the minister, just let us know on your wedding checklist that is enclosed. We will do our best to match you up with the best person to fit your needs!

Our Basic Wedding or Vow Renewal Plan...

Our basic wedding plan is where you would start and it includes our arrangement services, assistance with licensing procedures, when necessary, as well as location selection. Also included are our consulting fees, the minister's fee, witnesses if needed, two Aloha Leis, a decorative wedding certificate, and your own wedding consultant present at the ceremony. We will also apply for your Beach Permit when necessary. Currently our Basic Wedding Plan is $399.00 if you have 10 people or less.

Due to strict liquor laws we are not allowed to sell or give you Champagne. You may however provide your own if you are using a private location. No alcohol can be served at the public beaches and at resorts we have to order it through them.

The following information contains many of the options you might want to choose to make this special day a success and an experience you will never want to forget!

Photography...

Digital photography is the most popular wedding photography because of its versatility. It can be printed in colour, black and white, or sepia and it also has the advantage of being digitally manipulated by computer. In most cases you can show your friends and family your wedding photos by computer in just a few days. Our photographers shoot with the latest technology available and most are shooting with cameras that are capable of up to as much at 36 megapixels. You will be sent an email by your photographer to view your photos. After you have chosen your images they will send you a disc with high resolution images that can be printed in any size or shape after you receive it. For an additional charge we will provide you with a complete album of 4x6 or 5x7 colour photos as well. You may choose your prints, if time allows or the photographer will choose the best prints to tell the story of your wedding.

The following is a list of some of the photography you will want to include: wedding portraits, the ceremony, ring exchange, lei exchange, champagne toast, cake cutting, license signing, beach strolls, limousine arrival or departure, garter, family photos, doves or butterflies, sunset and even a "Just Maui'd" heart in the sand. Keep in mind that the scenery is incredible and you will not want to limit the photographer too much.

Larger, more in-depth coverage is available in our website for traditional large weddings or receptions. When we know your plans we can help you with this selection. Please notify us as soon as possible when you make your decision on photography so we can get you the best!

PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGES:

High Resolution Digital Photography!
These packages include an hour to an hour and a half of coverage. That is the normal amount of time we allow for a Maui wedding when there is photography.

These packages are perfect for small beach wedding!
 36 High resolution images on a disc - $249.00
 48 High resolution images on a disc - $325.00
 60 High resolution images on a disc - $400
 80 High resolution images on a disc - $475.00
 100 High resolution images on a disc - $550.00

36 Digital images on CD with 36 - 4X6 colour prints in an album - $375.00

 48 Digital images on CD with 48 - 4X6 colon prints in an album - $475.00

 60 Digital images on CD with 60 - 4X6 colon prints in an album - $575.00

 80 Digital images on CD with 80 4X6 colon prints in an album - $650.00

100 Digital images on CD with 60 4X6 colon prints in an album and 1 8X10 portrait - $700.00

 8X10 Portrait - $20.00 (Photographers Choice)

You may choose between couple or individual portrait.

12 Additional 4X6 Black and White Prints - $150.00 

 12 Additional 5X7 Black and White Prints - $200.00 

Deluxe Digital Packages in high resolution on a CD
For weddings that have 2 to 3 hours of coverage!

125 images on a CD with 2 hours of coverage $725.00

200 images on a CD - with 2 to 3 hours coverage - $1200.00

300 images on a CD - with 3 hours coverage - $ 1,800.00

 Additional Services
Change of location - $100
Extra hour of coverage - $100
Extra Images (ordered after wedding) - $15 and up
Thumbnail Sheets - $10 each - Approximately 36 images on a sheet

For more photography packages please visit our photography page in the website. If you need help customising a package that is right for your needs please call us at our 800 number. Sorry, but we can no longer allow photographers at our weddings that do not work for us. If you have a relative you are bringing that is a professional photographer we can make an allowance for this if you are willing to sign a release.

Videography ...

It has become standard procedure for wedding planners to include professional video services in our itinerary. A video makes it possible to relive, forever, the sights, sounds, excitement, and joy you will experience on your wedding day. It is also the best way to share this special occasion with family and friends who are unable to attend in person. A video enables you to watch the ceremony that you did but were too nervous to remember.

This will probably be the only time in your lives that you will be featured in your own professionally produced video, so be sure to have it done right.

The video production companies we employ are active in a wide variety of production work ranging from television commercials, news coverage and sporting events, to convention group entertainment and special event programs. The same technical expertise and quality equipment used in these productions are utilised in our wedding videos. This guarantees you the sharpest picture possible. Your personalised music can be added if you bring a CD.

Professional camera operators understand the appropriate framing, composition, angles and camera moves for each scene. These shots are then creatively edited together with music and the live-recorded audio to become a smooth, flowing, very entertaining video remembrance of your wedding day. Your video will be sent to you on DVD unless otherwise requested.

COMPLETE EDITED WEDDING VIDEO PRODUCTION ON DVD.........$450
This includes beautiful scenic Maui footage and music.

EDITED WITH FREEZE FRAME OF WEDDING HIGHLIGHTS .....$550
We can add your favourite song if you bring a cassette or CD.

PHOTO MONTAGE........$150
You can add your childhood or dating photos to your video!

EDITED TWO CAMERA COVERAGE WITH TWO CAMERA MEN........$650.00
Suitable for larger weddings in areas that afford different perspectives.

All videos include 1 and 1/2 hours of coverage, which is the average time of a Maui wedding. The finished version of the video is usually 25 to 30 minutes long. Extra coverage is available if needed at $100 per hour. Many couples like to have extra copies of their video made from the master to give to their parents or families. These should be ordered before production. Copies from the master are $30.00 if ordered in advance. PAL conversion is available also.

DVD and VHS copies are available for $30.00 each.

We look forward to producing for your enjoyment, the best, most reasonably priced wedding video available anywhere. Reserve early to be sure the best is available for your wedding day. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery of your wedding video. You can put a rush on your video if needed for an extra charge of $50.00.

Flowers...

Flowers definitely add beauty, fragrance and distinction to a wedding. They are very important for quality photography and video. The bride should have a bouquet and the groom a boutonniere, if he is wearing a jacket. You will definitely want to have Leis for a lei exchange, which is traditional for a wedding in Hawaii. We do include two in our Basic Wedding Plan for you! They are Tuberose and have a small corsage incorporated into them.

The Haku is a headpiece hand-woven of greens and flowers. It can be light or heavy and it is worn like a crown. A veil or streamers can be attached if you like. It really adds a Hawaiian touch to any wedding. Remember, if you decide to wear a hair flower, it should be placed over the left ear. In Hawaii, this means you are spoken for. It is also the side that is photographed the most.

The Maile lei is an open lei woven from Maile leaves. It is quite long and adds a great deal of Hawaiian flair to any wedding. It is green in colour and can also be entwined with flowers. This is great to take home for a keepsake but must be inspected at the airport.

Many wonderful flowers are available in Hawaii. The most popular are Orchids, Gardenias, Tuberose and Pikake. Most all of the standard flowers are available as well. Maui's flower is actually the Pink Rose. The two flowers that are next to impossible to get here are Lilies of the Valley and Peonies. Be sure to include flowers for your attendants. Leis make a nice gift for quests as well. We will have your flowers waiting for you when you arrive at your wedding site.

Below are flower prices and some photos that will show you some of the different styles.

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Cascade with
Casablanca Lilies

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Cascade with
Stargazer Lilies

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Cascade with
Pink Oriental Lilies

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Nosegay with
Peach Lilies

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All Rose Nosegay
with Baby's Breath

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Nosegay with
Bright Tropicals

Let us know your colour theme. You can send us a clipping from a magazine if you wish and we will pass it on to our florist. They will duplicate it as close as possible. We only work with the best florists in Maui. We usually give them the style and colours you want and let them do their thing. You will not be disappointed. You can also view many bouquets in our site on the Internet. There is a link to our florist's web site under the Table of Contents. Some flowers are seasonal and will require a quote from the florist.

BOUQUETS

Cascading Bouquet................................$175.00
Teardrop (Sm. Cascade)........................$145.00
Large Nosegay.......................................$135.00
Medium Nosegay...................................$115.00
Small Nosegay.......................................$95.00
All Rose Nosegay wi 2 Doz...................$145.00
All Rose Nosegay wi 1 1/2 Doz.............$125.00
All Rose Nosegay wi 1 Doz....................$105.00

 HAIR FLOWERS

MISCELLANEOUS
 Single Gardenia.......................$22.00 Tuberose Leis............................$20.00
 Double Gardenia.....................$24.00 Maile Leis (Availability)..........$75.00
 Crescent Hair Flower..............$28.00 Maile Leis with flowers......$125.00
 Haku.......................................$75.00 Corsage.......................................$28.00
 CLUTCH BOUQUETS Boutonnieres................................$12.50
Single Clutch..........................$29.95 Exaggerated Boutonniere.............$15.50
Double Clutch........................$34.95 Flower Girl Basket wi Petals.......$35.00
Triple Clutch..........................$39.95 Pew Bows....................................$8.00
Large Presentation Style...$90.00 & up Anklet..........................................$28.00

For more information on flowers please visit our Flower Web Page!

Music...

Romantic Maui Weddings would be happy to arrange for a talented soloist (guitar) to bring the gift of music to your ceremony. Normally each wedding encompasses three songs for $150 per musician. The Hawaiian Wedding Song is a must if you are getting married in Hawaii! It is usually a good idea to let your musician play what is appropriate for a Maui wedding. Most are willing to take whatever requests you make if they know them.

When you want to add a real touch of class we can arrange for a Harpist or even a Pianist to play beautiful, romantic, background music for your wedding. The fee for most classical instruments is $175. Also available are the flute, violin, cello. The fee for a guitar or ukulele is $150.

You might also like to have a Hula Dancer perform for you along with the musician. This has always been very popular here. The fee for a Hula Dancer is $150.

Also available are Conch Shell Blowers and Torch Bearers if you really want to go Hawaiian style. The fee for each is $100.00. If you reserve Torch Bearers early we can include the Conch free. Keep in mind that we can not take Torch Bearers onto a public beach. We can only do this at a private location.

If you have a special selection of music, please send us the sheet music and a cassette and our musicians will be glad to learn it for an extra charge of $50. Mail them 45 days prior to wedding.

For a reception you can plan on approximately $150 per musician hour. Disc Jockeys are available but are often as expensive as live musicians. We often have a trio and dancing at some of the private homes or resorts we use. You may want to stay with the theme of your wedding when choosing which musicians you may like to have. In other words, if you use a Hawaiian Guitarist you might do a Hawaiian Trio for a Luau reception. On occasion, we have also had a String Quartet or even a Steel Drum Band. Most anything you might want is available.

Music is always a nice touch to add to your wedding in Maui! We have been working with most of the musicians here for over 20 years and they love what they do. If you are planning to have a video of your wedding, it can really add a lot to the entrance you will make. Many of our couples even dance to the last song at the end of the ceremony. Music Web Page.

Limousine Service...

Our Limousines are 7-passenger, white, late model stretch Lincolns and Cadillacs, equipped with every amenity available. We proudly feature two of the longest cars on the island. All Limos are kept spotless and in perfect working order. We require all drivers to wear a suit or tuxedo. They are non-smokers, polite, and professionally trained. It is truly a first class way to travel. A RED CARPET is physically rolled out for every client! So why not arrive in style on your special day. We love to pamper! There is an antique Rolls Royce Limousine available also.

Of course you want to reserve early to get the best cars and the lowest rates. The hourly rate is approximately $150 per hour with a 2 hour minimum. In most cases you will require a 2 to 2 and 1/2 hour ride. Keep in mind that our weddings are about 1 and 1/2 hours long so you are only in the limousine for the travel time.

Some couples like to be picked up after the wedding, do a 2 hour sunset cruise, and be dropped off for dinner afterwards. This allows them to have more time in the Limo. On the other hand it is nice to have the Limousine arrival on your wedding video. So let us know if you would like this service as soon as possible. We do require a credit card to make this reservation.

Attire for the Bride...

There are places to buy or rent a gown in Hawaii but your time is valuable while visiting and you do not want to spend it shopping or rushing around. If you wish to find your attire after you arrive, you should allow a few extra days before the wedding. You might need alterations.

If you are getting married on grass or the beach, please be sure to shorten your dress appropriately. Your dress should not touch the ground if you are in bare feet. We do not like to have our brides tripping or stumbling up the beach when they make their entrance. This will look awful on your video. We actually see this happen far too often.

If you should need to have your gown steamed on arrival that is not a problem. However, when you board your plane to Hawaii, ask the flight attendant to hang your gown. They are very helpful. (Some airlines have been known to donate a bottle of champagne to the couple as a token of "aloha spirit"). Our steaming fee is $25 per hour with a 1 hour minimum. You may also want to ship your dress ahead by UPS or Fed Ex. If you do please call us for the correct mailing address. Do not mail it to our P.O. Box.

Attire for Men...

Many couples choose casual attire. In Hawaii, you can wear just about anything you desire to your wedding (it is suggested that you get your prospective bride's approval before the wedding). Some couples even choose to shop for matching casual wear after they arrive. If you choose to go with formal wear, your tuxedo can be waiting for you when you arrive. You can find our online brochure and order form at http://www.justmauied.com/style.html.

Keep in mind that Hawaii has a warm climate. As the sun is setting, it does get cooler. There are usually balmy breezes near the beach. Most of the time, men are comfortable in a tuxedo. It's the nervous moment that really makes them warm. The formal attire for the bride and groom makes a wonderful contrast for the beach locations.

We will need to have your measurements here no later than three weeks before the wedding. If there are problems, please phone or fax them to us. Please have men measured by an experienced person (at your local formal wear store) or if he has a suit that fits well; measure him in that, (following the directions on the back of the tuxedo sheet or in our web site). Please fill in all sizes to avoid delay. If you do it properly the tuxedo will fit well when you arrive. If we have to alter any sleeves or cuffs there will be a $5.00 for each one if it is due to improper measurements.

If you are not sure of the style, send us a clipping (from a magazine like Brides) or a handout from your local tuxedo shop, showing what you like. We will get a tuxedo that is as close as possible, if not exactly the same. It does not help to send stock numbers or names, as these vary from store to store. If the bride is wearing an off white dress, be sure to order an ivory (not white) shirt.

A regular tuxedo rents for $140.00. A designer style tuxedo or tail coat rents for $160. If you order a designer vest there is an additional charge of $20.00. There is an extra charge of $10.00 for a banded collar shirt, which comes with a button cover. Everything is included with the tuxedo except the socks. The tuxedos must be returned the day after use by 12:00 noon or there will be an additional charge. All cancellations must be in at least two weeks before use or you will be charged. You will find a measurement sheet inserted in this booklet for your convenience. Please fill in all the blanks and mail to P.O. Box 1827, Wailuku, Hawaii, 96793 or email us a pdf file.

The Hawaiian Wedding Shirt is available for rental or purchase, usually worn with white pants and white shoes. It is a lightweight, white, collared shirt with a lace inlay in the yoke, and cuff of a 3/4-length sleeve. It is usually worn with a sash for weddings in Hawaii. The complete outfit rents for $75.00 or you can just rent the shirt to wear with your own pants for $35.00. Sashes rent for $5.00 and come in many colours (red is most popular). These shirts come in small, medium, large, extra large, and extra extra large. You can see photos of the Hawaiian Wedding Wear on our web pages. We also carry many Hawaiian print Bow Ties, Vest and Cummerbunds. Visit our website to see the different patterns.

Wedding Specialties...

Tableside Chefs

A gourmet chef will prepare a romantic dinner for two (or more) at your wedding site. The table is set with fine china and crystal. Tiki torches and candlelight are used to brighten the occasion. No restaurant can surpass this experience. You can find the menu in our web site. Prices start at $450.

Dove Release

Since ancient times white doves have been regarded as a symbol of love, peace, and purity of heart. As few as two or as many as 40 can be released from beautiful white wicker baskets. Call for a quote or see our web site!

Butterfly Release

Elegant and incredible. Legend holds that when you make a wish and release a butterfly your wish will come true. This is a glorious sight of winged enchantment. It's great on video. You will find up to date prices in our website!

Quick Sketch Portrait Artist

A professional artist will draw your caricature or sketch a realistic portrait in less than 5 minutes. This is perfect for a wedding reception. $150.00 per hour. One-hour minimum.

Private Hairdresser and Make-Up Artist

We will arrange for a Bridal Beautician to come to your Hotel and do your hair and make-up for your wedding day. The fee for the Bride to have her hair and Makeup done is $165. Each additional person (bridesmaids or moms) would be the same. See website for more prices.

Massage

The best thing you can do for yourself! This is complete relaxation for $95.00 per person, per hour in your room. You may also do a Pamper Party, usually held at a private facility such as Cottage By the Sea! This could include your Maid of Honour and Bridesmaids or it could be for just the two of you. Call for a quote.

Receptions...

In Maui, things are a little different when it comes to the reception. Because often there is only the couple or maybe a few of their close friends or relatives, it is usually kept simple. This provides quite a savings in comparison to the traditional wedding at home.

Often couples choose to have a cake or champagne (or Gingerale) at the wedding site so that they can have the traditional cake cutting and toast photographed. There is usually a grassy area near the beach to place a cake table. For your champagne, we will, of course, provide an ice bucket and toast glasses for the smaller groups. If you decide to have a cake, a fresh flower top is the way to go. We will provide a table, knife, plates, napkins and forks. Cake prices start at $75.

After the wedding, most couples will go to any of the hundreds of restaurants available for dinner. Maui has many fine restaurants, both in and out of the hotels. Your budget would be the major concern. However, be sure to plan something special for the evening. We can both guide you, and make reservations for you if you wish. A Beachside Chef is also a great dinner experience and is listed under specialties.

For the larger or smaller wedding receptions, the use of a hotel or a private home is the best option. There are a few private places that you can have catering at, and even a private luau if you wish. Some restaurants are also offering private areas that can be used and you may even have a DJ or live music if you wish. Prices will vary greatly. The bar can be the most expensive part of the wedding reception. Many couples keep the cost down by just doing beer and wine. Please be aware the at the present time Uber is on Maui and it is very affordable. We do not want our guests to drink and drive anytime during there stay.

If you decide to use a private home, it will be necessary to rent tables, chairs, and linens. We do have all rental and reception prices in our web page or call us for a quote. Many menus are available in the web site listed under Receptions. Romantic Maui Weddings also offers rehearsal dinners and beach parties. We are however, not allowed to serve alcohol on the beach.

Sound Advice...

When you arrive in Hawaii, you will probably be ready to run right out and get a suntan. Even though the weather here does not feel that hot, the sun can do a lot of damage in a short time. You do not want to get a burn before the wedding. It will definitely show in your photographs and you will be most uncomfortable, maybe even sick. Please use lots of sunscreen and you will have a wonderful time and go back with a tan.

Maui has many wonderful and beautiful waterfalls. Most of these are only accessible by hiking. At the bottom of the larger ones there is a mist in the air, so no cameras can be taken close. A waterfall is not the best location for a wedding. Many resorts have beautiful man-made waterfalls that do photograph well. Save the large waterfalls for a wonderful hiking experience.

Do not consider having taped music at your wedding site out-of-doors. There are too many wonderful natural sounds to enjoy. It really subtracts from the quality of your island wedding
experience and we do not recommend it. However, it is fine to bring your favourite music on cassette or CD for the videographer to lay over your video. They will be happy to work with you on that.

If you are planning a sunset wedding, you will not want to try to make one of the islands popular luau shows the same night. The shows start too early. However, you should definitely attend a luau another night or have your wedding a little earlier and then attend the Luau. There are several available and it is an experience you will want to take home with you. Maui has a lot of wonderful talent and the Aloha spirit is very much alive here. We can make your luau reservations for you if you desire. Just give us the date you would like and number of people. A credit card deposit is required. The price varies depending on which Luau and how many people..

Maui does have its own locally made champagne. It's made in Maui and is available throughout the State. Maui Brut is a little pink in colour and tastes great. You may want to try it just for fun.

If you have decided to let us be your Maui Wedding Planners please realise how important it is that you trust us to choose the best professionals to cover your wedding. Because of insurance requirements and permits needed we can no longer allow couples to hire their own photographer or video person from Maui when we are the planners. We will only work with the professionals we know and trust. In most cases, you will take your photos home with you. A video will take a couple of weeks to edit and then send.

If you are planning to have a reception when you return home, please allow enough time for the delivery of your photos and video. A video can take from 2 to 3 weeks to arrive. So, please plan on this!

Once you have made your decisions, you should feel comfortable and have confidence in us. Now it is time to relax and enjoy this incredible, romantic and once in a lifetime experience. It does not get any better!

Locations...

1) WAILEA BEACH MARRIOTT RESORT

Grassy areas available on a cliff-like location at the oceanside. Not too private as there is a public walkway close by. Do not have to be a guest. Fee: Prices change frequently so call for a quote.

2) GRAND WAILEA

Gorgeous chapel on a grassy lawn area near the ocean. All stained glass. Lots of great places for photos.You do not have to be a guest to use the grounds. Fee: Prices change frequently so call for a quote. Holidays are double the price.

3) HYATT REGENCY MAUI

ORIENTAL GARDENS- Beautiful Garden area on Kaanapali Beach. This area must be reserved.There is a bridge to it and lots of water around. Can only accommodate small groups. You do not have to be a guest of hotel to use. Fee: $1500.

STATUE GARDENS -Large grassy area in Statue Garden overlooking Kaanapali Beach. This area must be reserved. Good for groups of 15 or more. You do not have to be a guest of hotel. Fee: $1500. There is a gazebo at the Hyatt also. It is a little close to the Hotel and a bit on the dark side.

4) IAO VALLEY - HERITAGE GARDENS

Beautiful Japanese Garden area located in central Maui. This area is great for morning weddings but there is always the threat of rain. We usually have a back-up location in case of bad weather. Permit is required.

(5) KAANAPALI OCEANFRONT LAWN

Beautiful lawn with palm trees and islands in the background. Pretty private and you can still go to the beach beside it for photos. Great anytime of day! Do your wedding here at 3:30 and then attend the Luau. Perfect for any size wedding. Prices change frequently so call for a quote .

6) KAPALUA BAY

A beach cove on the west side of Maui. Dramatic view of Molokai. This is a public area so it is best in early morning or at sunset. Risk of rain does exist from January through March. Do not let this worry you because in most cases we just move to a beach a little closer to Lahaina. This is definitely one of Maui's most beautiful beaches and has gorgeous sunsets all year long. (permit required). $20.

7) POOLENALENA BEACH
A beautiful quiet stretch of beach located in Wailea. No Fee (permit required)

8) MALUAKA BEACH COVE

Gorgeous secluded beach cove located in Makena behind the Prince Hotel. One of our favourite spots. This beach has a nice view of other islands and the other end of Maui . A permit is required.$20.

9) MAUI TROPICAL PLANTATION

Situated at the foothills of Iao Valley on Rt. 30, this location has a larger white gazebo and beautiful scenery. There is a large pond and a restaurant that can handle any catering needs. The Gazebo area can accommodate 80 or so guests and the lawn areas can accommodate hundreds of guests. Fee: Call for quote.

10) MOKAPU BEACH (ULUA)

Located in Wailea. Grassy mound with trees overlooking the beach. Public area and a favourite for divers. Best for early morning or sunset weddings. Gorgeous ocean view with Molokini and Kaho'olawe in the background. Beach Permit is required.

11) WAILEA OCEANVIEW

Golf lawn on the side of Haleakala with a fabulous ocean view. Made to order if you are staying in Kihei or Wailea. Perfect if you want a reception also.The Knoll fee is $350 and holds about 30 people. For larger groups the Molokini Lookout location is $1,000.

12) WESTIN HOTEL

Located in Kaanapali. Has several lovely areas for smaller weddings. You do not have to be a guest. Call for a quote.

13) CHURCHES

Maui has many quaint little churches. Some are located very close to the beach so you can still have sunset photography. Prices range from $400 to $3,200. There are Catholic churches available too.

14) YACHT WEDDINGS

We frequently charter a sailing yachts, Catamarans and even fishing boats. It can be a little windy but the views are incredible. Mornings and sunsets are great. The photography is beautiful. This charter is 2 hours long and the and the prices vary. Please call for a quote. A 20% service fee will be added to all yacht weddings.

15) PRIVATE ESTATES

Several are available. Some are right on the beach. For prices see our private location page. Some are by the day only. If you want a private wedding and reception with caterers this is the best option. There are many private locations available on Maui and we can not list all of them in our site so please call for additional information.

To Reserve Your Wedding Date...

We would love to help you with your wedding plans. The first thing we require is a call to discuss the date and time. Then we require the completed reservation form and a non-refundable deposit of $100.00 in the form of a CHECK to confirm your wedding date and begin planning. This deposit will be applied toward your wedding. 50% of the balance on your wedding will be due by check when you receive your estimate for your wedding about 30 days before your arrival. You may pay the entire balance by check at that time if you wish. If you add or change anything after that, we will make the adjustment when you arrive. All checks should be sent to Romantic Maui Weddings, P.O. Box 1827, Wailuku, HI, 96793.

Due to the high cost of credit cards (interest rates and merchant fees etc…), rather than raise our prices, we prefer not to take credit cards. Any balance and last minute changes or additions will need to be paid with Travellers Checks or Cash. If it is necessary to use a credit card there will be a service fee of 5%. We will only accept Visa or Master Card in this instance. No personal checks can be accepted after you arrive.

An additional $500 non-refundable deposit is required if you are planning any and all privately catered receptions. We do not recommend waiting until last minute to make these plans. For information on wedding and receptions for more than 25 people please visit our sister website at Romantic Maui Weddings.

Hawaii State Excise Tax will be added to the total and prices are subject to change. DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE! ALL CANCELLATIONS MUST BE IN WRITING and must be at least 30 days prior to your wedding date! If you cancel later than 30 days before the wedding, 50% of your balance will be due and charged to you. Romantic Maui Weddings can only be responsible for vendors that we contract to do your wedding.

Be sure to include a credit card number, expiration date and name on the card. This will be for any limousine, restaurant or activity reservations you might require. Once you decide what options you would like to include for your special day fax or mail us a copy of your checklist that is also enclosed for your convenience. You can make changes in this checklist up until 10 days prior to your wedding. After that, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to make any changes or additions. If changes are made at such a late date there may be a fee. Because we work with so many vendors all prices are subject to change. We are very sorry but A Romantic Maui Wedding can not be held responsible for any natural disasters or disruptions in planning that are out of our control such as traffic that makes you late or sea sickness if you have a wedding on a boat. Please read our advice page for more information on this subject.

If you have an emergency and you need to change your wedding date, we will be happy to accommodate you. However, there will be an additional charge of $100.

We know that it is difficult to put your faith in someone so far away when it comes to the most important day in your life. We want you to trust us and not worry. We will do the worrying for you! All you have to do is make your decisions and we will make sure you have the best service that is available. We do encourage you to make your decisions as early as possible. You are welcome to call our 800 number anytime you have a serious concern or need at (800 808-4144.) Whenever you call or email us, please refer to the groom's last name and your wedding date. This will speed the process of our reply.

Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Hawaii time. Saturdays we are open from 9:00am to 1:00 noon. If you miss us please leave a detailed message and we will call you back as soon as possible. Always leave us the groom's last name and your wedding date.

Please see our web site for references if needed!


 Your Wedding Checklist

As your wedding consultants we will make all of the arrangements you need prior to your arrival in Maui. The whole idea of a Maui wedding is to eliminate stress for you. The only thing we can not do is make the decisions for you. Once you have decided what you would like for your wedding or reception, as well as what you want to spend, we can take it from there. The following is a list to help guide you in making those decisions. Please mail this form to us with your reservation form. Be sure to keep a copy for yourself. If you need to add or change anything at a later date, just give us a call at 800 808-4144.

Grooms Last Name________________________ Wedding Date___________ Time_______

Street_______________ City__________ State___ Zip Code ________Phone____________

Wedding Location Desired_____________________ License Appt. Yes ____ Not Needed___

Color of Bride's Attire_________________Color of Groom's Attire__________________

Number in Wedding Party________________Number of Guests____________________

Minister Non-Denominational ____ Hawaiian ____ Male _____ Female ____ Jewish ____

Religious ___ Non Religious ___ No Preference ____ Catholic ____ Other_____________

Digital Photography (high resolution on CD) Quanity _________ With Album (Circle One) Yes or No

(Photographers Choice of Photos)
4X6 Album ____ 5X7 Album_____ Other__________

Video Edited ___________ Edited with Freeze Frames __________ Two Camera_______

Flowers Bridal Bouquet (style)___________________________ Colors__________________

Maid of Honor's Bouquet______________________Colors___________________________

Brides Maids Flowers_______________________________________________________

Haku __________Hair Flower _______________________Other____________________

Groom's Boutonniere ______ Best Man 's Boutonniere______ Other ___________________

Flower Girl Basket ________ Corsage _____ Extra Leis _____ Other__________________

Music Guitar and Vocal ____ Harp ____ Flute ____ Ukulele ____ Duet ____ Hula Dancer ___

Conch Shell Blower______ Torch Bearers __________ Other________________________

Cake Yes _____ No _____ Size______ Flavor _______________ Filling_______________

Limousine Yes ______ No ______ Personal Wedding Web Page Yes_________ No_________

Specialties Butterflies #______ Dove Release # ______ Hair and Make-Up _____ Massage______

Receptions Dinner Reservations ______ Tableside Chefs _______ Private Reception______

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FULL NAME OF BRIDE_____________________________________________________________________

FULL NAME OF GROOM___________________________________________________________________

STREET ADDRESS________________________________________________________________________

CITY__________________________________STATE_________ZIP______________COUNTRY__________

BRIDE'S CELL PHONE_____________________WORK___________________EMAIL_________________

GROOM'S CELL PHONE____________________WORK___________________EMAIL_________________

WEDDING DATE (1st choice)____________________________(2nd choice)___________________________

TIME OF CEREMONY______________ NUMBER IN WEDDING PARTY_____ NUMBER OF GUESTS______

TYPE OF WEDDING LOCATION DESIRED______________________________________________________

DATE OF ARRIVAL ON MAUI_________________________ TIME OF ARRIVAL (needed)_______________

DATE OF DEPARTURE_______________________RESORT YOU ARE STAYING AT____________________

REFERRED BY____________________________________________________________________________

REQUIRED VISA or MC #_____________________________________________________________________

PRINT NAME ON CARD_________________________________EXP. DATE_____________ SEC #________

SIGNATURE________________________________________________TODAYS DATE_________________

We have read your Wedding Planner. ____________________________________Signiture Required.

Please call us at 800 808-4144 to check your date availablility!
Then mail your non-refundable deposit check of $100 and this form to:
Romantic Maui Weddings
P.O. Box 1827
Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, 96793

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