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 15 years, and on this website, I will share with you many of
our secrets for coordinating affordable, stress-free Maui weddings here in paradise.
I strive to be the best Hawaii wedding planner for all of my
couples, so they can concentrate on what's important
—building their lives together. Each wedding is
unique. So I will be listening to you to find out just exactly what needs to be
done to help you achieve the 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. "Will you
Maui me?" So many couples choose these golden shores to tie the knot
for their Maui wedding, because this just happens to be the most incredible
place on earth to get married.
"We will never forget the incredible
sunset on the water with the mountains
of Maui surrounding us. Your presence
at the event was more calming than you
could know. I knew instantly that I
need not worry about anything as you
had all things handled. I can't thank
you enough for your assistance with one
of the happiest days of my life."
-- Jesse and Dee McLean
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 on the
other Hawaiian islands. It's an incredible location for
a beach wedding ceremony because the best beaches face into
the setting sun.
"Everything was perfect. We wouldn't have changed one thing.
Thank you for making our dream wedding a dream come true!"
-- Erik and Krystal Mason
I can't tell you how many times my couples have said to me,
"Everything was perfect!" They tell me how their
Maui wedding exceeded
their expectations. But don't take my word for it.
"The wedding ceremony was awesome and I
still get all choked up every time I
watch the video. The pictures are
gorgeous, the music was beautiful, and
the whole day was incredible. We
literally didn't have to do anything
but show up to celebrate our special
day. The makeup artist and hairstylist
did a fantastic job. I can't say enough
about how pleasant our experience was
dealing with you both. You took all the stress out of what
other brides have said is the most
nerve racking day of their lives."
-- Ken and
Our Wedding Team Will
Take Care Of All the
We make certain all
of the many details of your Maui wedding are taken care of so that you can
concentrate on each other. We don't want you to have to worry about anything.
The major thing you'll need to do is show up
with your wedding license — and enjoy your intimate, romantic moment at sunset.
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.
You'll need a beach access permit. If you are having a
Maui beach wedding, we will take care of obtaining the Maui
beach wedding permit for you.
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
"Your recommendations were flawless. We didn't have to do
anything except show up. Our friends and family raved over
our photos and videos. We were extremely pleased with both.
Thanks again for everything."
-- Dan and Rachel Roberts
When you call, I will be happy to answer all 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
Let me share with you some of the secrets our couples use to have truly romantic
Maui weddings. Here are some of my tips:
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.
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
might want to keep
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.
"We wanted to thank you for the lovely
wedding ceremony you arranged for us on
August 29th. I can't say enough how
beautiful it was. It was completely
organized and no small detail was
overlooked. I knew that once we spoke
and sent e-mails back and forth this
would be a perfect day and it certainly
was. I never once was concerned about
any detail. Everything just fell into
place perfectly. Jim and I felt like
the entire ceremony was totally catered
to just the two of us."
-- Jim and Chris Watson
Pamper yourself with a hair and make-up specialist. 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 create 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 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.
Increase the romance with the experience of
releasing two (or more) white wedding doves. You'll
treasure for a lifetime the image of them flying off as you
release them into the sunset.
Choose a decent size photography package. Digital photography comes as standard in all of our
Wedding Packages. All of the wedding photography on this
website was taken by our own staff. So you can tell about the quality of
"We were so thrilled with the pictures
and ceremony! Mark and I came home to
Oahu and he returned to Iraq about a
week ago. Thanks to you guys, we have
beautiful pictures and memories to
share with our loved ones and help the
two of us make it through the remainder
of his deployment!"
-- Mark and Katie Barton
Have the 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 have a musician there to serenade you as you
dine. This will probably be the only time in your life when you will
have a gourmet meal served to you on the grass
overlooking the beach and lit by tiki torches.
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
"We will never forget all of the lovely
things that you did to make our wedding
so beautiful and memorable. We are
happy to have you add us to your list
of satisfied and grateful customers"
-- Dave and Lisa Jablonski
Great Locations For
Many couples would rather have an alternate location than on
a Maui beach. If you're thinking
about a tropical garden ceremony, a waterfall, or having
one of our quaint Maui weddings
in a chapel I can help you achieve your vision.
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 several
different locations, including quaint old
churches and beautiful wedding chapels. I have something for
you depending upon your preferences.
I also have a great Maui waterfall site that many couples love. But it is right for every couple
(which I'll explain when you call).
Many of my 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 give you all of your
options. 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 a weather 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.
We always have a good back-up beach nearby. If it is raining at one beach, it
is often dry at a beach nearby. If one beach is crowded
with weddings, I have several great beaches to fall back on.
My my 15 years planning Maui weddings, I have only had two or three
weddings when one was 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. We can almost always work around bad weather,
so you don't need to worry it.
When you have a larger Maui wedding, you'll likely face a whole different set of issues. Yes,
we charge more to
larger weddings, but you'll get all of my years of experience when I'm your wedding planner.
The state is now limiting and regulating larger weddings more tightly when it
comes to access to our Maui beaches. I'll make certain that your dream wedding
won't encounter problems with the state.
you be a secluded bride? There are unique challenges for secluded brides at
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.
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.
Will you need a caterer? My favorite Maui wedding caterer is very affordable, and
he offers exceptional service. And (unlike many other vendors)
he will give you a solid price.
"I've had people tell me these are the
best wedding photos they've ever seen -
so kudos to you both! Everything went
so well and I am amazed to this day how
easy our wedding was (and that's
because you guys did all the work!) it
really made it all the more relaxing
for both of us."
-- Aaron and Abby Fernaays
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.
a car rental through us cheap! Unless you don't plan on going
anywhere, you'll want to rent a car on Maui. There is a lot to see
on our island and an economy car rental will save you money and
get you around. Maui Me offers some of the best car rental
rates on the islands thru Avis and Budget. Have the
convenience of picking up your car right at the airport
while taking advantage of our travel agent discounted rates!
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. You get more bang for your buck.
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 honeymoon day trips.
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 Wedding Packages
Our prices are reasonable and affordable. If you've
checked our competition, you see that we provide great
weddings at affordable rates. We believe
that the quality service we provide can be offered at reasonable rates.
To save more money, choose one of our Maui Wedding
Packages. We've created a lot of different packages which
not only save you money, and they make ordering your Maui
wedding services... so much easier.
We list all our prices right on our Maui Wedding Packages page. I want you to be able to read the prices ahead of time. You don't want
surprises. I will always be completely upfront about our prices.
"You did a wonderful job in helping our
dream come true. Our minister did an excellent
ceremony with us and with the entire
wedding as well. The photos were
-Carlos and Denise Mariso
If you order a custom wedding or have a large group with a lot of special
requests, you should use our ala carte menu and not
the packages. Because custom weddings are so
much more time-consuming, we have to offer a more flexible
price scale depending on so what you want so that we can
adequately service all of your Maui wedding needs.
You can book your Maui wedding day on our schedule by giving us
your deposit. Our deposit is a non-refundable $208.35 fee
(that is taken off the price of your wedding), and it
secures your date. (The deposit for larger custom weddings
Get Your Own Maui Wedding Package
The best way to begin planning your Maui wedding is just to call me on my
toll free number. I can quickly lead you through
all of the things you
must do to make your exotic dream wedding into a success.
If you prefer, you can also email me, using the email button below. I help many
brides book their weddings using nothing but email. But remember, I can't
help you if you don't contact me.
Even though most of your questions can be answered on our website,
free to call to get any of your questions answered. Save
yourself some time because I can usually answer your questions quickly. Here are some of the things you can expect from me:
I promise to answer the telephone. You don't want to be frustrated at not
being able to reach your Maui Wedding Planner because they don't answer their
"I was sooo pleased with
the coordination and thankful for such little effort Patrick
& I had to put into it."
--Patrick and Ashlee Matheny
If I miss your call, I'll call you back soon. Your time is important, so
I always try to call back promptly. You deserve to get your questions answered
I keep regular hours. This is my full time business, so you know
that I'm almost always here working for you.
I will treat you with the spirit of aloha. You should
notice our attitude right from your first telephone call. I
promise never to take you for granted.
Large or small, your wedding will be planned carefully —
that's a promise. I'm always
just a phone call away.
Call me on our TOLL FREE line. You don't have to pay for
the call. I have toll free numbers for both the US and
Canadian couples. Call 1-800-856-3270 and Toll Free from Canada: 1-800-920-0611