Top 10 Tips

So much time has gone into planning your wedding day. Naturally you want to enjoy every single bit of it that you can. Here are some tips to help make that happen.


Relax and enjoy the process as your day unfolds! Put time aside for a bit of exercise on the Kapalua Coastal Trail in the morning, or, treat yourself to some spa treatments at either The Spa Montage, or The Ritz Carlton before your big day. Your wedding day will go by in a flash, that is why it is important to take in every moment and stay present in the present.

Avoid Tan Lines

Avoid getting burnt and forming those painful tan lines. Lather up in sunscreen, sport those floppy hats and do what you need to do to keep your skin healthy and glowing.

Pick Your Time of Day

Decide if you are having a morning, afternoon or evening wedding. A lot goes into planning your wedding depending on the time of day. If you are planning an evening wedding, be sure to check the sunset times far in advance to ensure the timing is perfect for your evening ceremony. Some popular beaches can see multiple weddings at sunset so search for beaches with less traffic, like Oneloa Beach in Kapalua. If you have your heart set on a beach wedding and are looking for complete privacy all your own, you may want to consider a sunrise or early morning ceremony.

Make a Backup Plan

In Hawaii, rain is considered to bring good luck; however, it is essential to have a backup plan if rain comes your way. Make sure you talk to your venue or wedding planner to have your options open in case of rain.

Hire the Best Photographer

Do not skimp on a great photographer. This moment only comes once in a lifetime. A great photographer can make all the difference in capturing those precious moments.

Interview Your Officiant

Interview your officiant to make sure they offer services that best fit the individual couple that you are, and your spiritual preferences. You don’t want any surprises midway through your wedding ceremony.

Obtain Your Wedding Permit in Advance

Make sure your wedding permit is ready to go in advance if you are planning a beach wedding. You can begin the permit process by filling out an application at the State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources website. 

Go Local

Go local with your food, music and décor. What makes Maui such an incredible location for a destination wedding is the rich Hawaiian culture it so beautiful shares with its visitors. Incorporating a few details into your big day can really make your wedding stand out. Offering floral leis to your wedding guests, or wedding favors featuring our islands local treats is a great way to share the Aloha spirit.

Arrive to Maui Early

Plan your wedding with enough time for everyone attending to arrive early, especially the bride and groom! This way everyone is relaxed and there is enough time for the bride and groom to see to any unfinished business. Allow time for missed flights and any other delays.

Have FUN!

After all, a destination wedding on Maui is also a vacation for everyone attending your big day. Schedule some fun activities for you and your wedding guests. Maybe see a luau together, or hit the golf course! The Kapalua Resorts offers activates for every interest and age.

Visit our link bellow for a full list of activities and attractions here at the Kapalua Re