Imagine Getting Married in Maui with A Wedding Timeline

Imagine Getting Married in Maui with A Wedding Timeline

An image of a Maui wedding reception at a private vacation rental in Lahaina.In addition to requesting more information about the reception dinner menus from a recent catered Maui wedding, readers asked for more details about getting married in Maui. They wanted to know how to keep the wedding on time while providing dual roles as the wedding coordinator and chef catering the wedding reception dinner. Since most Maui wedding planning details are completed ahead of time, only the day of coordination and catering remains to be accomplished. A well-organized wedding timeline shared with all participants is essential to a successful wedding without unnecessary delays and waits. Keep reading for more Maui wedding planning details and the timeline from a West Maui wedding in Lahaina.

Steak and Lobster for a catered Maui wedding reception.

Regardless of catering a Maui wedding reception or providing full service wedding planning, we always utilize a detailed wedding timeline to ensure the various related events of the wedding ceremony and An International Cheese Display by Maui Chef CJ and his Maui catering team for a wedding in Lahaina.reception happen on time and without impacting the rest of the couples special celebration. When serving as the chef supplying catering for a wedding reception dinner arranged by a Maui wedding planner or a do it yourself wedding coordinator, I request the wedding timeline well in advance of the wedding date. If arrangements for tables, chairs, serving tables or lighting were overlooked, we note it or arrange for missing Maui wedding rentals. I’ll offer advice or share thoughtful recommendations if timing issues are detected likely to impact other scheduled wedding events or to delay my Maui catering service. Don’t let overzealous wedding photographers hijack your wedding because the Maui sunset makes an amazing background – nobody wants to eat cold food at a wedding reception dinner! Ask us or your wedding planner for recommendations on how to choose a Maui wedding photographer. The images from this wedding were captured by Meew Meew Studios.Maui wedding rentals included the bamboo chairs with matching bamboo utensils at this oceanfront wedding in Lahaina.

When we plan or coordinate in addition to catering, we share the detailed wedding timeline with the wedding couple and each member of the wedding party to ensure everyone knows what will happen and when it happens. To avoid delays, each photographer, officiate, musician and member of the wait staff gets opportunity to ask questions about the timeline. Other wedding services are coordinated to deliver in advance of guest arrival and well before the wedding ceremony begins.

For this particular event in Lahaina, Maui wedding rentals included delivery of long farm style wedding dinner tables, bamboo chairs with matching utensils, color coordinated linen service, euro wedding lights, and a few other wedding accessories. Schedules were coordinated for the wedding flowers to be delivered. Our friends at Maui Wedding Cakes delivered a gorgeous wedding A small wedding cake and cupcakes for a wedding on Maui. cake with tropical flowers and delicious cupcakes as well as set up a tantalizing cupcake tree before the wedding guests arrived. Take a look at a images and catering menu details from the Maui wedding reception as you imagine getting married in Maui and your own wedding adapting the timeline used at the Lahaina wedding this past February:

A Timeline for a Sunset Wedding in Maui

1:00pm – Setup; CJ’s Maui Catering Services, Professional Chefs and Wait Service Staff Arrive
4:45pm – Maui Wedding Guests Arrive – Lei Greeter Presents All Guests with a Welcome Lei Greeting
4:30pm – Bar Setup and Opens for Water & Soda
5:00pm – 5:30pm Wedding Ceremony
5:45pm – 5:50pm Wedding Certificate Signing
5:50pm – 6:30 pm Maui Wedding Photo Session / Cocktails / Champagne & Pupus
6:35pm – Introduction of Newlywed Couple (from top of stairs in front of house; microphone & speaker provided)
6:50pm – Wedding Cake Cutting and Photography
7:00pm – First Dance and Photography
7:15pm – Welcome Speech by Pat or Mike (Mother of Bride / Best Man)
7:20pm – 8:20 Dinner with Live Music (Light Hawaiian Music)
8:25pm – Dessert catering on Maui for a wedding reception in Lahaina.Cake and Cupcakes Served with Tea and Coffee Service
8:30pm – First Dance Bride-Father / Groom-Mother
9:45pm – Last Call
9:50pm – Clean up

In addition to the wedding timeline and catering for the wedding reception, we planned and catered a welcome barbecue dinner in Lahaina. Since the same venue was used for both the welcome bbq and the wedding ceremony, equipment rental fees were kept to a minimum and the wedding site fees were reduced for multiple events. Ask about catering discounts for multiple events when you hire us for a catered wedding reception dinner on Maui. Catering discount may be applied to a guest welcome dinner or for a day after wedding brunch on Maui. Start Planning YOUR Wedding on Maui Now:


A happy newlywed couple captured by a professional Maui wedding photographer in Lahaina.

Maui Chef CJs homemade soup is always delicious from his Kaanapali restaurant or at a catered wedding dinner.

Maui catering preparing pineapple sorbet boats garnished with purple orchid.

If you have questions about getting married on Maui or about the wedding time line above, please feel welcome to leave comments below. Remember to subscribe to our blog for frequent Maui wedding planning tips and advice about Maui wedding catering or for reviews of real Maui wedding catering.

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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