When make a commitment to each other and start looking at options we many times realize that it might not be an option for us as it is not that affordable. Looking at the packages offered by large companies, hotels and wedding coordinators we pretty much receive a wake up call. A simple wedding with a minister, a certificate and two leis can easily go for $6000 at a prime resort on Maui? Or the perfect beach ceremony with photos and a flower circle you can choose for $3000? And not included are your travel and accommodation expenses…
This is usually the time to look at alternative wedding ceremony ideas nearby and that fits within the budget you may have available. Though you might not willing to go for the "wedding at home" solution you usually have to compromise on certain things to get married based on what you can afford.
However, I believe it is not necessary to compromise at all on how to plan the most important day of your life - your wedding day. You can do it if you follow some simple steps to accommodate the budget you have available for your wedding on Maui to make it affordable, stress free and fun.
First of all flights can be relatively inexpensive if booked ahead the time and off season. For example Hawaiian Airlines usually has special offers from the mainland to Kahului, sometimes below $500.00. even the new route from the East Coast (New York) is available for under or around $500.00 at times. That makes a wedding trip to the enchanted island of Maui in Hawaii so much more affordable.
The second big chunk is accommodation. A good alternative to hotels are B&Bs and vacation rentals by owners. Even in prestige Wailea, Maui's top upscale resort area you can get rooms for $120.00 per night through such vacation rentals by owner offers (see vrbo.com for details)
Maui is well known for its beautiful beaches and there are no better sunsets than on Maui. In addition all beaches are public and therefore you can use most of them for your personal wedding ceremony, even those located in Wailea right on the beach in front of the big hotels such as the Grand Wailea and Four Seasons, and most important without their price tag…just remember you need a beach permit for your ceremony (AlohaFunWeddings.com will take of that for you).
When it comes to your wedding planing, if you do research a little bit on your own and are willing to make some arrangements by yourself you will be able to get married in Hawaii on Maui at the beach and sunset for less than $500.00. Now that is a bargain on its own. For example http://www.alohafunweddings.com has offers for the ceremony starting at only $199.00, pictures taken with your own camera included. Add a professional photographer for $275.00 and event hire a harpist to perform a few songs during your ceremony for a little extra.
http://www.AlohaFunWeddings.com, owned by Rev. Stefan and his wife offer a great alternative to high priced wedding coordinator companies for those groom & brides looking for a budget friendly alternative to get married the romantic island style way.We guarantee you will be treated with a warm Maui aloha as our family owned business works with a lot of heart and personal efforts to make your wedding ceremony a fun and stress free experience.
The experience with a family owned business is that you can engage yourself as much or as little as you want to make your wedding dreams come true. You can hire your own photographer, bring your camera (we all have good cameras these days and even with an iPhone you can do pretty much everything), make your own flower bouquet, or ask the friendly minister to assist you with your needs.
Such budget offers do not mean they compromise on quality, as a matter of fact each ceremony performed by Rev. Stefan comes from the heart, the beautiful prepared ceremony, the conch shell blowing, a custom made wedding certificate and leis are usually included.
You can add your own touches and request additions. Dress casual, Maui style or in style for your perfect moment. Even on a budget possibilities are available and within reach.
It is at the end for this offering such solutions a way to help couples like you to make the dream wedding of your life come true on tropical romantic island such as Maui in Hawaii. Certainly inviting your relatives is more challenging. However having said that, if all chimp in and follow the steps mentioned earlier (in regards of flights and accommodations)
So if you are in search of an affordable and romantic way to get married,
http://www.AlohaFunWeddings.com might be the right answer to your needs.
Of course we are just one example out of several existing on Maui, and we hope that you will find your perfect way to get married without the need of a huge compromise, just as we did 4 years ago. This is why we offer this now to everyone who is interested. We where thankful for the couple that married us on our perfect beach wedding ceremony at sunset on Maui.