Planning a destination wedding on Maui and keeping up with wedding trends past and present is a never ending process. Wedding trends come into vogue and fade out of fashion with each passing season. Some wedding trends originate from long standing wedding tradtions while others honor local customs by incorporating traditional Hawaiian wedding customs in the wedding ceremony and reception. Read through a few of the Maui wedding trends weve been seeing recently:
- Beach BBQ instead of Rehearsal Dinner Destination wedding guests and couples getting married on Maui tend to travel several days or the week before their wedding. Since this is likely to be the first meeting for many of the guests and because many of them will be spending time together enjoying Maui activities before your wedding day, get them acquainted soon after their arrival with a welcome dinner or welcome brunch. With casual island wedding styles more common than formal weddings, there is less need for a formal wedding rehearsal. The traditional wedding rehearsal dinner was an opportunity for the both of the families to meet each other, sometimes for the first time. Why not get your families and wedding guests acquainted by hosting a welcome barbecue on a Maui beach. Our welcome beach barbecues dinners are catered and customized to meet your budget.
- Bachelor or Bachelorette Parties are Smaller and Personal Most couples getting married on Maui are celebrating their remaining single days with an event on the mainland prior to their destination wedding. Though your closest friends are likely to be with you at your island wedding and youll probably want to enjoy a smaller private time together before tying the knot, some of your friends and relatives will not be able to make the trip. Accordingly, most will have already participated in a traditional bachelor or bachelorette party at home before traveling to their island wedding destination. For the close friends and relatives who travel, alternatives to the traditional bachelor or bachelorette party include celebrating the evening with a catered private dinner with a personal chef or a full blown catered luau featuring hula dancers and Polynesian fire dancers. We recently taught a small group of gentlemen the fine art of martini mixing before personally preparing a robust barbecue featuring grilled to order rib eye steaks, filet mignon and lobster. The gentlemen were vacationing at the Honua Kai Resort in Kaanapali. The huge oceanfront deck, lanai as we say in Hawaii, served as the perfect stage to prepare the barbecue and tutor on the fine art of martini mixing. Concurrently, the ladies were enjoying their own private catered pupu cocktail party along with spa treatments. Afterward, limousines shuttled both parties to Timba for after-hours dancing. Luckily, their wedding wasnt until sunset the next day allowing for plenty of recovery time after partying till dawn.
- Day After Wedding Departure Brunch With guests traveling to your island destination wedding and some departing soon after the wedding celebration or the newlywed couple heading off to neighbor islands for a private honeymoon, many couples want to get their guests together to thank them for traveling to their wedding celebration and to enjoy their company before heading off to neighbor islands to celebrate their honeymoon. What better way to do that than with a catered post wedding day brunch:
- Affordable Maui Weddings Skip the pomp and expensive formalities. Maui island weddings tend to be casual and less formal and traditional. Get on Maui Time and Hang Loose. Enjoy a casual island wedding on Maui with your close friends and family.
With our more than 10 years of experience planning weddings and caterered wedding receptions on Maui, count on The Comfort Zone Maui catering company for the best Maui catering services: