Marry Me Maui Wedding planners facilitates fun, easy, and relaxed beach weddings on Maui. Small groups and elopements, gay or straight, Marry me Maui has affordable packages to fit your budget and professional services to suit your aesthetic. Call us for a free consultation and see how easy getting Maui'd can be! 1-808-385-2247
Maui Beach Wedding Permits
We were interviewed on Australian radio about the recent appeals ruling by the 9th circuit court regarding beach wedding rules implemented by the state of Hawaii several years ago. We have written previously about the rules and since they are now the law of the land we thought we'd follow up.
As Maui beach weddings have become more popular, the state of Hawaii decided to limit, to a certain extent, the types of props wedding planners could use during a ceremony. The new rules also demanded that Maui Wedding Planners obtain liability insurance. The insurance requirement is a good one for couples planning a Maui wedding. It protects them and the state and is something you might want to ask your planner about. If they don't have the insurance, they can't legally perform a wedding on Maui's beaches.
The appeals ruling actually protects the couple. Previously, the state reserved the right to revoke a permit at any time, which meant that if your planner was out of compliance, the state could stop the ceremony and the couple would be out of luck. Now, the permits are irrevocable. This means that once your planner has pulled the permit, the state cannot stop the ceremony for any reason. If your planner is out of compliance, sanctions would take place, against the planner, AFTER the ceremony has taken place and the event has concluded.
The rules promulgated by the state barred us from using certain props during a beach wedding. We cannot bring chairs to the beach but we can provide chairs for people who need them such as the elderly or disabled. Arches are not allowed but we can do loose flowers such as a petal aisle or a circle of flowers, and music cannot be amplified but we are allowed to have our wonderful live musicians available to play instruments and sing. Hula dancing is OK as is a cake table, video and photography equipment and dove releases. You may listen to the 4 minute interview here.
Anyone considering a beach wedding on Maui should now feel confident that the new rules are neither onerous nor pose a threat to the successful completion of your special day. We stand ready to provide the professional, courteous service you expect and we are knowledgeable of and in full compliance with the laws of the state of Hawaii.
We look forward to working with you so please give us a call:
Sabrina and Jesus enjoyed a beautiful late afternoon Maui wedding ceremony at Poolenalena beach in Makena with Marry Me Maui Wedding Plannes. Our good friend Charles Nahale officiated the event and played some chicken skin music on his ukulele. Poolenalena (Chang's beach) is a huge swath of sand and ocean in spectacular Makena, the "south side" of Maui. Some of the best wedding beaches in Maui are located here and we know them all! From White Rock, and Paipu, to Makena Cove, Marry Me Maui has performed hundreds of weddings at all of them. Some of these beaches are small and intimate, best for just the couple and maybe 3 guests and some are very large and wide with plenty of room for up to 30 people. As always, parking on Maui's pristine beaches is limited so please carpool!
Sabrina and Jesus had almost the entire beach to themselves on this cool and breezy Wednesday afternoon. We want to thank them for a beautiful afternoon doing what we love to do!
It's been a few years. It's cold and gray outside and time to heat things up with your significant other. So you're thinking: another lobster dinner at the local 2 star restaurant? Kick up your heels at that live music venue you haven't been to since your college days? Maybe a couples massage at that new spa you heard about on a commercial break during the last football game you watched? Nah, we have a better idea: Spice it up with a vow renewal on a Maui beach! And we have 3 reasons why you should hire a professional Maui Wedding Planner to arrange all the details for you.
Reason #1: We have the beaches! That's right, we know where the best spots are to get your vow on. Sure, you are staying at a condo that advertises "oceanfront" but is there a beach? Maybe not! Could be just a small little bit of sand that you have to share with the rest of the winter refugees from your condo. Contact your professional Maui wedding planner and ask them where to go to…