Dear Maui Bride,
Congratulations! Like thousands of our past couples who have planned Maui weddings, you are about to save money and create memories that will set the foundation for your new life together! Magic starts here . . . in the islands of
name is Susan Craft, and I have coordinated Maui weddings for over 3000
brides and grooms, just like you! You won't regret your decision to save money by having your
wedding and honeymoon here in the land of aloha.
I've been a Maui Wedding Planner with Maui Me
Maui weddings for over 12 years. And on this website, I will share with you many of
secrets for coordinating affordable, stress-free Maui weddings here in paradise.
We strive to be the best Hawaii wedding planners for all of my
Maui weddings couples, so that they can concentrate on what's important
—building their lives together. Over the years we
have accumulated a lot of experience by coordinating so many romantic Maui
weddings and we will use our secrets to plan your very own dream
wedding here in Hawaii. Each wedding we oversee is
unique. So I and my team will be listening to you to find out just exactly what needs to be
done to achieve that special wedding of your dreams.
Why Do So Many Happy Couples
Choose to Have Maui Weddings?
Let me brag a little about Maui. If you've been here before, you know what I
mean. You'll discover how incredible Maui is soon after your feet first set down
on this Hawaiian island. For years the locals have declared, "Maui is the best."
And the island has consistently been voted "world's best island" by those visiting
here. I don't think there's any place on earth more romantic.
It's not just the beauty. Or the incredible weather. It's everything about Maui,
including the tropical breezes and the fragrant aroma of the flowers growing on
so many bushes and trees... It's the fact you can see the ocean or a beautiful
beach almost everywhere you go.
And it all cries out . . . saying Love . . . and . . . Romance.
You'll just want to be one of those couples who answer the question, "Will you
Maui me?" So many couples choose to come to these golden shores to tie the knot
for their Maui weddings, because Maui just happens to be the most incredible
place on earth to get married.
thousands have found that Maui weddings are awesome and
have the best beaches in all of Hawaii for sunset beach weddings. (More weddings
take place on Maui than on all of the other islands combined).
The weather is better here and the crowds smaller than any of the
other Hawaiian islands. It's an incredible location for
a beach wedding ceremony because the best beaches face into
the setting sun.
I can't tell you how many times my couples have said to me,
"Everything was perfect!" They tell me how their Maui weddings exceeded their
expectations. But don't take my word for it. Look in the
right hand column and you can see just a few of the many
comments we have received from each of my Maui weddings.
Our Maui Wedding Team Takes Care Of All the
And we do this so you can concentrate on planning your honeymoon and spending
more time with each other. That's what good wedding coordinators
do. We make certain all of the many details are taken care of so that our
Maui weddings come off like a dream. We do this so all you have to do is show up
— and enjoy your intimate, romantic moment at sunset.
married at the beginning of your stay. Why? You don't want to spend your
entire stay worrying about your wedding. Get married early, then enjoy your
honeymoon without any stress.
You'll need a wedding license. I'll set up your license
appointment with the agent nearest to where you're staying and give you detailed
directions on how to reach her. There is no need for a blood test.
Have you been divorced? I'll tell you what you need to
bring. I can answer most questions about obtaining a Hawaii
You'll need a beach wedding permit. If you are having a
Maui beach wedding, we will take care of obtaining the Maui
beach wedding permit so that everything will come off
without a hitch.
Are you bringing your wedding dress? You can ship it
ahead of time to one of our team members, and I'll have her press it for
you. She can even help you get it on if you don't have any
And be careful not to get sunburned before your wedding! Many couples
don't realize how quickly they can get burned here. Be
extra careful about exposure to the sun when you get to
Maui, even driving around in a convertible can burn you
When you call, I will be happy to answer all of your questions. It doesn't
matter how simple the question, I'm here to serve you.
Together we'll create a beautiful wedding here in paradise.
Romantic Tips For
You've made the commitment to spend the rest of your lives together. Now, do it
with style. Let me share with you some of the secrets our couples use to have truly romantic
Maui weddings. Here are some of my tips:
your wedding small. The bigger the wedding the more likely that
you'll be stressed. Couples who come by themselves or with just a few close
friends or family seem to enjoy their moment the most. You'll spend less money
and you'll also qualify for our Maui Wedding Packages.
Pamper yourself by letting my hair and make-up specialists
take care of your make-up and hair styling. You won't have to go into a
parlor, I'll send one of my expert beauticians right to your
condo or hotel room and she'll recommend just the right up-do for
your beach or garden wedding. Your fiancé will be speechless when he sees
how gorgeous you look.
Dress up in full white wedding gown and formal tuxedo.
You can't believe how awesome you will look and feel decked
out to the nines, in front of a beautiful Maui beach sunset.
Although not all couples dress formally, believe me, it makes the
whole occasion so much more special and romantic when you do.
Increase the romance by releasing butterflies at your
wedding. We know how to make certain that they won't fly off quickly...
they'll "hang around" for a while, landing on your fingers and your flowers and
on your dress . . . adding to the
enchantment of the moment. You can include these
within any of our Maui Wedding Packages
Increase the romance with the experience of
releasing two (or more) white wedding doves. We
use an exquisite Victorian cage, and we'll show you how to
release them so that your photographer can get some incredible
shots of them... which you'll
treasure for a lifetime as the two of you begin your own new
life together. Again, these can be added to any of our Maui
You will want to choose a decent size photography package.
Digital photography comes as standard in all of our Maui
Wedding Packages. All of the wedding photography on this
website was taken by our own founder and President, John
Souter. So you can tell about the quality of his images.
Maui weddings that are recorded and edited with romantic
will give you memories for a lifetime. Our digital video packages capture the wedding
and all of the magic of your nuptials including a dreamy
montage of your favorite love songs that will bring raves
from your family and friends.
Have a musician of your choice serenade you at your Maui wedding.
What more romantic way is there to begin your new life
together? Well, let me tell you of one more thing . . .
Pamper yourselves with an elegant dinner overlooking the beach,
AND we will have a musician there to serenade you as you
This will probably be the only time in your life when you will
ever have a gourmet meal served to you on the grass
overlooking the beach and lit by tiki torches.
You will feel like you stepped right into the lives of the
rich and famous.
These are just some of the many little things that you can
do to enhance your Maui wedding and make it oh so romantic and fun. If you
have any questions about any of my suggestions, just ask
when you call.
Great Locations For
Maybe you have already started to think about where you want
your wedding to be located? Are you considering a Maui beach
wedding? Most couples do. . . But maybe you're thinking
about a tropical garden ceremony, or a waterfall, or having
one of our quaint Maui weddings
in a chapel. Whatever vision you have in your
mind... I can help you achieve it.
Let me share with you some of my secrets for choosing the best sites for our Maui weddings:
If you want a luxurious garden site, there are a couple of different sites to
choose from, on different parts of the island...
If you prefer a Maui wedding chapel or church, I can recommend a wide
variety of different locations, including quaint old
churches and beautiful wedding chapels. I have something for
you depending upon your preferences.
I have a great Maui waterfall site that many couples love. But it may not
be right for every couple.
If you want privacy and seclusion for your Maui beach wedding... I have a
list of perfect sites. I have a different backup beach which I use (if
the first permitted site is too
crowded or rainy or there is no parking). I'll tell you about them
and together we'll choose the one that's right for you...
Get married in the shadow of Clint Eastwood's house. Several of my Maui
weddings beach sites have a view Clint Eastwood's home in the
Many of my Maui weddings couples don't know
when they call me exactly what they want. More often then not, my
couples depend upon me to tell them which sites and which beaches are
the best. So when you call I'll tell which wedding
sites will work best for the wedding you envision in Hawaii. Feel free to ask me
any question when you call.
My Secret Maui
Many couples worry about the weather. Especially in winter. They often
share their concerns
with me on the phone, because they're coming from an area where weather is
almost always an issue, or they've heard some forecast that includes rain... Let
me share with you just some of my "secrets" in dealing with the weather:
I'll help you choose the right Maui wedding location. Maui has definite
weather patterns. It often rains on the north side of the island, while it is
sunny on the south side.
I choose the best beach locations based upon weather. I know which ones
are most likely to have great weather. And where there will
be less bathers.
I also have beaches I go to when the wind is high. Several of these are
sheltered so that wind is less of a factor.
I always have back-up beaches nearby. If it is raining at one beach, it
is usually dry at a beach nearby. If one beach is crowded
with weddings, I have several great beaches to fall back on.
In almost nine years planning Maui weddings, I have only had two or three
weddings that were rained out. And even in those rare cases, the next day dawned
bright and gorgeous. By waiting just one day — those couples had a perfect Maui
wedding. I can virtually guarantee that we can work around any bad Maui weather,
so you don't need to worry it.
That Are Larger
I know when I'm coordinating larger Maui weddings, that they will face a whole different set of issues. Yes, I charge more to
larger weddings, but you'll get all of my secrets when I'm your wedding planner.
you be a secluded bride? There are unique challenges for secluded brides at
small beach weddings. I know how to work through those issues so your entrance
becomes a truly magical moment.
you have bridesmaids and groomsmen? Brides often need help with placement
and logistics for their attendants. I'll guide you through setting up where your
attendants will stand and how they'll enter. I will also make certain that you
are at the right spot so that your Maui wedding photographer and videographer
can get great images.
If you need chairs on the beach, you'll need to know if the County requires
at permit. I know which beaches are a problem and which
don't require a permit.
The County requires a permit for many larger Maui weddings. If you need
one, I will obtain that permit for you (or show you locations where you won't
Have the "perfect" large Maui wedding location in mind? Secluded and
private, right on the ocean? I have several sites which many other coordinators
don't know about.
Will your larger party need to arrive safely at the wedding site? I can
offer a range of great transportation solutions for you,
that will save you money.
Do you want to attend a Maui luau with your guests? I can tell you which
is the best... Or even help you create your own private luau
at a private location.
If you are planning a reception, I have everything you need: DJs, special
music, hula dancers, catering, PA systems, lighting,
fire-knife dancers, conch shell blowers... and so much more.
Need a caterer? My favorite Maui wedding caterer is very affordable, and
offers exceptional service. And (unlike many other vendors)
he will give you a solid price.
Because Hawaii is so far away, you will definitely need help
pulling together all of the details for your larger,
customized Maui wedding. My job is to make it come off like
a dream. I'll help you work through everything so you won't
forget any of the important details.
On A Tight Budget
Let me assure you, tying the knot here in paradise offers
real value over almost any
mainland wedding. And you won't have to hop on a jet after
the service to get away to a remote destination. You'll
already be in paradise. One of the hardest things about
coming to Hawaii will be deciding what fun Maui activities
you will want to enjoy.
married on the beach. In Hawaii all of the beaches are free, so you won't
have to pay any site fees.
If you can only stay a few days... choose at least a
four night package at most resorts and you can get the fifth
night free. I know which properties this will work for.
in a condo instead of a hotel room. Why? Because condos are less expensive,
offer a full kitchen, a separate bedroom and most are still located in great
spots with awesome ocean views.
Eat breakfast in your condo. Eating out every single
meal can get expensive. If you are staying in a condo you
will have a full kitchen with a microwave and a coffee
maker. You can eat breakfast on your lanai — and save money.
Pack some lunches at in your condo. Because condos have
a refrigerator, you can make your own lunches for any of
your day trips.
Rent an economy car. Unless you don't plan on going
anywhere, you'll want to rent a car. There is a lot to see
on Maui and an economy car rental will save you money and
get you around.
Stay on the south side of the
island. Why? Because West Maui is getting more and more
crowded with traffic congestion. This could impact your
getting to or from your South Maui wedding location (or make
it difficult for us to reach you if you are getting married
on the West Side).
Maui weddings are surprisingly inexpensive compared to
most mainland weddings. "You know, even
after paying for everyone to come here, this was still much
cheaper than what my friend paid at home just for her
sit-down dinner reception." I can also help you with
your travel, so be sure to ask me about that.
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