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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.
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Aloha from Maui, home to the most pristine and scenic beaches on Earth. Couples flock from around the world to celebrate their commitment ceremonies to each other on the edge of the warm Pacific. There are so many details to consider when planning your wedding or elopement that choosing a professional wedding planner is an indispensable resource to making your vision real. In our 15 years of experience Marry Me Maui has compiled a list of some of the most important considerations you should discuss with your wedding planner to best experience your elopement or wedding ceremony.
Beach weddings, elopements and vow renewals are very popular with our clients for several reasons; the locations are beautiful, there is no additional fee involved in setting up on the beach except for the state permit which we provide, and a casual beach wedding with your toes in the sand is an experience that only a select few get to experience in their lifetimes. While all the beaches in Hawai…
Eye contact. That's our tip for couples today. Nothing is more important than eye contact for those memorable wedding photos. Most of our Maui Wedding ceremonies last about 15 minutes; short and sweet. 15 or 20 minutes for your photographer to capture something that happens once in your lifetime. Not to put too much pressure on the wedding couple, but the beauty of your Maui wedding images depend not only on the professionalism of your photographer, but also by your facial expressions, relaxed attitude and eye contact with each other and the camera. During the ceremony, your attention should be on the person you are marrying. Looking into each others eyes during the vows, lei ceremony and ring exchange not only creates incredible images but also bonds the two of you during what is a very intimate moment.