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Getting Married on Maui - Cheap Weddings in Hawaii
Moving to Maui and Meeting My Husband
After moving to Maui, Hawaii and while working for Maui Memorial Hospital, a fellow co-worker set me up on a blind date with what turned into the last blind date I would ever have. I had been single for many years and swore I would never get married again. After only one night, I was hooked on Bob.
We went to one of the great dinner and dance clubs on the Lahaina shore. Bob was tall, so very tall. He was an ok dancer, but the best kisser I've ever met. I think our first kiss was what sealed the deal. When he played his guitar for me, I was totally in love.
Maui Wedding Locations
All of the major cultures of Maui are represented here. We were married in the Japanese garden section of the park.
Another great place to get Mauied!
An excellent alternative to Kepaniwai Park
Perfect place for a Honeymoon!
Iao Valley Wedding on Maui
Outdoor wedding plans on Maui
You've met the man of your dreams and now you want the wedding of your dreams. It's easy to plan an outdoor wedding in Hawaii. Perfect weather is always available!
Maui has arguably the top 5 beaches in the world. But beaches may not be the best place for a wedding. You may want to check out the stunning parks on each island. Maui is known as the Valley Isle and the best park on the island is the valley known as Iao Valley.
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Cheap Maui Wedding Plans
After dating for a year, Bob and I decided to get 'Mauied'. No contest. The best part of all is planning a wedding on Maui, the top place to get married in the whole U.S.A.!
Bob's favorite place on Maui was Haleakala crater and it is a fantastic choice for a wedding. But I loved Iao Valley and Kepaniwai park. The park was ever so much more convenient and we knew the date we picked, February 14th, would be a popular day for weddings on Maui. Sure enough, there were three or four other couples there that day getting married.
Invitations were sent out, the judge was contacted and a wedding license was secured. All of our friends on the island came, including Bob's band, his parents and my friends from work. It wasn't a big crowd, but I planned it well. I even make the wedding cake!
Flowers are all over the place in Maui. A lot of them are rare and extremely beautiful. I did not expect Poinsettias, but they were in bloom all over the park.
A lady from where I worked made all the flower arrangements She made a Lei for me and the in-laws. She made a head lei for me too. Then she added boutonnieres for Bob and the best man. I was able to save them in my keepsake album.
Strange events of the day:
- A Texan marries a Yankee
- On an Irish holiday
- In a Japanese park
- by a Mormon Judge
- with Christmas flowers in bloom!
Top 10 things to do on a Maui Honeymoon
- The Old Lahaina Luau
- Sunrise at Haleakala Crater
- Cruise down the volcano on a bicycle
- Visit the Maui botanical gardens in Kula
- Snorkel or scuba at Molokini
- Kapalua Beach! or any of the other world class beaches.
- Drive all the way to Hana and maybe the rest of the way if you are even braver!
- Whale watching from November to May
- Shopping in Lahaina
- Zip line Maui!
The best wedding spot ever!
Where do you think the best wedding spot in the world is?
Links for planning a wedding on Maui
- Maui Hotels: Read Maui Hotel Reviews and Compare Prices - TripAdvisor
Maui Hotels: On TripAdvisor, find traveler reviews, candid photos, and cheap prices for 52 hotels in Maui, Hawaii.
- 10 Best Wedding Locations
Although my secret wedding spot isn't mentioned here, these are really great places to get married.
- Maui - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Hawaiian island of Maui
© 2011 Lela