3 Touches to Make Affordable Maui Weddings Extra Special

3 Touches to Make Affordable Maui Weddings Extra Special

Blue umbrellas matched to wedding theme at Olowalu Plantation House in West Maui.Last week we shared a few ways to get the most affordable catering for weddings on Maui. This week we continue the affordable wedding planning theme with 3 more tips for DIY wedding planners and others wanting to miniminze wedding costs. What would a catered wedding reception be without decorations to complement and enhance the wedding setting? Happily, Maui weddings don’t have to be expensive or time consuming to plan. From affordable full service wedding reception catering packages to working with DIY wedding planners looking for the best ways to save time and money planning an affordable Maui wedding, we offer the following four low cost touches to make an affordable Maui wedding reception the most memorable:

  1. Open Umbrellas Add Vibrant Colors to a Tropical Theme Wedding – Several brightly colored bamboo handled umbrellas matched to the color of your wedding Affordable Maui wedding with colorful umbrellas.theme is a fun way to add a little more color without adding much cost to wedding. You could mix several bright colors or more choose a single color for the umbrellas matched to the wedding theme. Decorative umbrellas could serve dual purpose as temporary shade, too. Do it Yourself wedding planners should purchase umbrellas at Pier One, Walmart or other retail stores on Maui. Be careful of spending time shopping for wedding accessories or investing money in things you’ll throw away after the wedding and before departing for home or a honeymoon. If you are already renting tables, chairs or other equipment for a wedding or wedding reception with delivery fees to drop at a Maui wedding location, adding a few umbrellas will probably be more cost effective than purchasing. And, you can spend your time at the beach.
  2. Low Cost Lighting for Accents – If your wedding reception will go past sunset you’ll probably want to use artificial lighting. Add a little modern flair to your wedding with Euro lights strung between palm trees. If your wedding reception dinner will be served under chuppa, low cost lighting could be strung from the cross beams or on the poles. Or, consider using Tiki Torches for lighting at outdoor wedding receptions. After the sunsets, a few strategically placed tiki torches add the perfect unmistakable tropical touch to a catered wedding reception. If you are a DIY wedding planner we can arrange the supplier for rental lighting to accent your wedding style. Or, ask about tiki torch rentals when we are planning the perfect catered wedding reception dinner menu.Accent lighting for weddings and DJ dance floor at Olowalu in West Maui.
  3. Fresh Tropical Flowers in Glass Vases for Affordable Wedding Reception Table Centerpieces – Fresh orchids floating in vases are affordable Maui wedding centerpieces.Submerged orchids in clear glass vases makes a stunning tropical table centerpiece for afternoon or sunset weddings on Maui. Ross, KMart and a few other retail stores on Maui sell low cost glass vases for DIY wedding planners to pick up and we’ll arrange for the orchids to match your color theme along with other flowers and lei for your Maui wedding.

Do you have ideas for an affordable destination wedding? Use the comments section to share your ideas with other couples. Need a beachfront Maui wedding location like the Olowalu Plantation House or more wedding ideas? Or, if you need assistance customizing wedding reception catering menus, just ask the chef for help. Tasty food and fun will make your Maui wedding reception memorable! Hit the button below to Get the Party Started! You’ll prompted to share a few details about your Maui wedding plans.



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CJ’s Kaanapali Diner Review

My daughter and I visited Maui a couple of weeks ago and came to your restaurant 3 times. I just wanted to thank you for your willingness to meet our gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free requirements. We loved being able to eat out safely and wish we had a CJ’s at home! I just wrote you a stellar review on Trip Advisor. Hope you have a wonderful rest of the summer!

Kelley MacCabe
CJ’s Maui Restaurant Review

Wonderful for a Sunday Brunch since you can order breakfast until 11:00am! Had a ‘custom’ 3 ingredient omelette (I chose mushrooms, feta and spinach) with nicely crunchy on the outside and soft inside home potatoes, yummy. Hubby had the pancakes with fresh fruit! These are light fluffy slightly sweet batter pancakes, not those heavy bland ones (OK I admit it, I had to have a few bites of his breakfast…) Service was fast and friendly :0). The menu is EXTENSIVE, we live here and love it!

Kathy, Lahaina, Maui
CJ’s Deli and Diner Maui Restaurant Review

Fact: CJ’s Maui onion soup will melt your face off it’s so good. Best I’ve ever had. It gets 20 stars.
Alas, it’s not on the menu every day… But when my fiancee and I went this past summer and were lucky to meet Chef CJ in person and mentioned that we had been thinking about the onion soup since the last time we visited two years earlier, he was kind enough to put it on the next day’s menu. We went back the following day and ordered it, and it was amazing, just as we had remembered. Another fact: the onion soup at CJ’s is better than the onion soup at Mama’s Fish House (and at like 1/4th of the price). Really. It’s that good. Part of me wants to reverse engineer CJ’s onion soup recipe, quit my job, and make millions selling onion soup to the mainland masses! (or: CJ, wanna make a deal?)
I think that the loco moco gravy is made from the same goodness. So that’s great too. The potato salad is tasty as well.
The to-go lunch plate is respectable.

Jonny S, San Diego, CA
Maui Chef CJ Prepares Mushroom Soup for Kaanapali Restaurant Guest

On a previous visit to Maui, I had the most delicious mushroom soup at CJ’s Deli and Diner in Kaanapali. When I arrived in Maui this week, I emailed the restaurant and asked what day they might have the soup. The owner and chef, Christian Jorgensen (CJ), promptly replied even though he was on vacation in Vegas. He gave me a number to call to check on the soup of the day. Then when he returned to Maui on Friday, he emailed me to let me know he would have the soup for me on Saturday. When I got there, he was so friendly and the soup was even more scrumptious than I had remembered. I really appreciated how valued he made me feel as a customer.

Linda D.
CJs Maui Restaurant Customer

Good Morning, My wife and I spent last week in Maui. Your early bird special was the best. After we found you, we ate breakfast there every morning. You had two regular coffees that we just loved.

James T Wilson Jr
Maui Restaurant Customer

The best burger I ever had! Great Service! Fantastic Food!! Simply Awesome.

Pat Janostin, Champlin MN
Kaanapali Restaurant Customer Comment

Thanks for all the Good Food. Best we have ad since we hit the island 5 days ago!

Jeff and Myra V., Ontario, Ohio

CJ’s Maui Restaurant Customer Comments on CJ’s Private Luau in her Blog

Aloha, Just wanted to let you know that this post was up last Friday and it will be included (linked) with all of our Hawaii properties. Thank you both for excellent service. You made our trip to Maui very memorable! Feel free to comment on the post. It’s always good to have additional information and your input.


Nancy Solomon, Travel Writer
CJ’s Maui Restaurant Customer Comment

Aloha, We were in to see you many times during our stay last month in Ka’anapali, couple of things for you:
Need to order some more of your CJ’s roasted Kona Coffee. I see it’s not yet on your website, only the Maui Coffee Co. stuff. We ran out last weekend and are having withdrawls, please help!! Need 2 bags urgently!!
Secondly, your claim about having the best corned beef hash on the island. I think you’ve understated this because it’s the best I’ve had any where in the world! And that covers a lot of ground as I’ve been to every continent multiple times. Just the best anywhere, period!! Don’t suppose you would have that for delivery to Indiana would you? Maybe by the pound(s)?
Great people and even better food, Mahalo CJ’s. Seriously though, please let me know about that coffee. How do we get some ordered and shipped to Indiana?

Bill Clark, Valparaiso, In.
CJ’s Maui Restaurant Customer Comment

​CJ’s Deli & Diner Rocks! Been here several times while visiting Maui – each time we tried different meals and each time we LOVED the food, service and atmosphere. Only suggestion would be to provide regular dinner napkins along with this paper type – because we’re messy!

Aloha and Mahalo from Detroit