Wedding planning is tough. No one can deny that. Maybe, because of this, you’ve decided to have a more low-key, destination wedding instead. However, that still comes with its own unique brand of obstacles. On the one hand, destination weddings are generally smaller and more intimate. On the other hand, you’re doing all your planning hundreds or even thousands of miles away from the venue and all the vendors. How’s a bride or groom to cope?

If you’re planning a Maui destination wedding and you’re looking for that perfect venue, or the perfect team to help you pull all the pieces together, then look no further. These four options below are all amazing choices, regardless of the one you pick. Once you’ve made up your mind, you’re just a step closer to your dream big day.

1. Intimate Weddings Maui


This wedding planning team of professionals lauded by wedding experts at The Knot is here to help you plan the best Maui beach wedding you can imagine. The result? A small, elegant wedding that is completely stress free and totally reflective of you and your spouse-to-be’s personalities. This will not be a cookie-cutter wedding created by some beach resort. This will be your wedding and yours alone.

Intimate Weddings Maui offers several different wedding packages to fit your needs, but all are completely customizable to make your experience easy. The best part? They start at only $625 — can you imagine? Your very own Maui destination wedding for that little! And it goes up to just under $1,400 which is still a steal at that price point.

Your wedding package includes things like your very own personalized ceremony consultant, assistance with your beach selection and getting the right permits and an officiate.  Among other important details, the package includes leis for you and your fiancé to exchange during the ceremony, an on-site planner for day-of assistance, flowers, music and more.

Choose from beaches all over the island, from the small Makena Cove on South Maui to the hidden gem of Ironwoods Beach on West Maui.

2. A Maui Wedding Day

If you want all the services of a professional wedding planner for your destination Maui wedding, but you don’t necessarily want to get married on a beach, A Maui Wedding Day is here to help.

The brand’s full-service wedding coordination team will help you manage vendors, select the venue, come up with a wedding theme and design concept, direct the events during the day-of and more. Plus, if you eventually decide that you don’t want your destination wedding to be so intimate, they can help with weddings of up to 250 guests.

They can help you line up range of venues from restaurants and resorts to plantations and farms. You could even choose to host your intimate Maui wedding on a catamaran!

If, however, you just want an easy, stress-free wedding package that you can sign up for and then show up, you might be interested in the company’s Private Wedding Day packages, which include a private venue, lighting, sound and more.

3. Precious Maui Weddings


What could be more valuable to you during your wedding planning process than access to a lifelong Maui local, who knows all the best spots, has all the right connections and can make sure the most important day of your life goes off without a hitch?

That’s exactly what you get at Precious Maui Weddings, a wedding planning service that’s been helping brides and grooms plan their intimate Maui weddings for more than two decades.

Choose your location and create a totally custom wedding experience, or go with one of the brand’s set packages for easy, stress-free planning starting at just $355. You’ll get everything you need to make your marriage legal, coordination for the day-of, a beautifully romantic setting, photography services, video services, music, hair and makeup, flowers, limo service…The list goes on and on, but the main thing is, every detail covered, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

4. Simple Maui Wedding

For some couples, simple is better. After all, the important thing is, the two of you are going to spend the rest of your lives together. Why complicate things with months of wedding planning and stress? If your motto is go simple or go home, Simple Maui Wedding has exactly the wedding planning experience you need.

Simple Maui Wedding works with only the best wedding vendors and offers both beach weddings and more traditional venues. If you’re into the idea of eloping, you can even book an Elopement Package that has everything you need for an unforgettable experience for just you and your spouse-to-be, or up to six friends.

There are also tons of a la carte options, so you can add various little touches, whether that’s a flower crown to match your bouquet, leis for each of your guests or a “trash the dress” photo session for you to have a little fun the day after the wedding (because if you’re going to trash your dress in one fell swoop, you might as well do it in the salty waves off the Hawaiian coast).

5. Makena Weddings


Who better to help you plan your intimate wedding on Maui than a happily married duo whose business revolves around making your dreams come true as they follow their own dreams of creating exquisite wedding days? Makena Weddings’ events have been called “the pinnacle,” “perfect” and “beyond expectations,” with couples touting that all they had to do was “show up and smile.” If that sounds exactly like the experience you want, then browse through the vendor’s wedding packages. The options range from intimate beach weddings suitable for just two, all the way up to full-scale weddings.

If you’re only interested in the most intimate of weddings, the Plumeria package (which is a steal at $650), could be exactly what you’re looking for. Receive assistance with obtaining your marriage license and selecting your romantic beach location on the south side of the island (think Kihei, Wailea or Makena). On the day-of, you’ll be initiated into the wonderful world of marriage by a Hawaiian minister as you undergo a traditional lei exchange with complimentary tropical leis.

You can also work with Makena Weddings to plan a private estate or private resort wedding if you know of a lovely beach that just happens to be situated on private property.

However you end up planning your intimate Maui wedding, you’re going to need a lot of different spaces to make the big day perfect.

You’ll need separate spots for both you and your fiancé to get ready the day-of, you’ll need private, but convenient, places for all your guests to stay and you’ll need your own luxury getaway for the days following your wedding.

With all of that, it can become pricey and inconvenient to get a resort or hotel, which is why a luxury condo or home rental is just the thing every wedding party needs. Everyone has enough space for all the day-of hullabaloo, but everyone enjoys some much-needed privacy as well, all in luxury and convenience.

See which of many options of Ali’i Resorts are nearest your Maui wedding venue. We can’t wait to help you celebrate this major Ohana milestone!