Maui beach weddings can be incredibly romantic!
There's nothing like saying "I do" with the ocean as your witness. You, your future spouse and your family and closest friends all gather to celebrate the most important day of your life.
But your first day as husbands and wives can quickly take a turn for the worst! Planning Maui beach weddings, even small and intimate events, isn't as easy as it may seem.
In order for your day at the beach to be perfect, you need to consider every single detail and possible turn of events! Although Maui beach weddings have become increasingly popular, consider these big 5 "don'ts" before you decide to get married at the beach.
1. Maui beach weddings call for appropriate bridal and groom attire
While classic weddings usually call for a traditional, white theme, Maui beach weddings can be planned to you liking.
If you plan an oceanfront wedding, avoid wearing the long, classic dress and high heeled wedding shoes! Imagine how unpleasant it would be to drag your dress through the sand and walk in uncomfortable shoes down the sandy isle.
2. Always have a backup plan in case of unpleasant Maui beach wedding weather
Planning perfect Maui beach weddings takes time and effort. But imagine a scenario where you plan everything to the very last detail, but suddenly the weather decides to ruin your day!
Have a backup plan in case it starts to rain and plan ahead in case of strong wind. Don't underestimate the hot sun either. Have plenty of sunscreen to offer your guests as they arrive. Nobody wants to leave a beautiful wedding with a nasty sunburn.
3. Don't forget about the comfort of your guests at Maui beach weddings
When you can't wait to say your carefully crafted vows, a Maui beach wedding sounds like a perfect plan! But have you thought about the comfort of your guests?
Make sure you have enough chairs for your elderly guests attending the ceremony and don't forget to make the location accessible for anyone who might need special assistance.
4. Not all photographers are able to work with a picture perfect wedding backdrop
Unfortunately, not doing enough research when it comes to your wedding photographer can turn out to be a mistake!
When your wedding backdrop is picture perfect, you can't expect your wedding photos to look anything less. Still, many wedding photographers have little experience and "forget" to take into account the technical aspect of the job. The sun's position, the water reflection, every detail counts when taking professional pictures.
5. Don't forget to research the perfect spot for your Maui beach wedding
It's impossible to plan beach wedding on just any beach. In order for everything to be perfect, you need to research and compare a few beaches first and make your final decision when you're absolutely sure!
Maui beach weddings are supposed to be intimate. Choose a beach that is long and wide enough and avoid public places where people you've never met before could interfere with your event.