Do you dream of a wedding in Hawaii? Here’s what $125,000 will buy you
If you’ve ever dreamed of a destination wedding in Hawaii and have $125,000 to spend, a hotel in Hawaii will help you get your platinum trip down the aisle.
The islands’ lush landscape and gorgeous views of the Pacific draw thousands of couples every year hoping to tie the knot with Hawaii’s natural romantic beauty as a backdrop for their wedding photos. According to national tourism statisticsin February 2022, more than 19,000 people traveled to Hawaii to get married or go on honeymoon.
According to wedding website The Knot, the average couple spends just over US$32,000 on their Hawaiian nuptials. But just as the summer wedding season is about to kick off, the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa released details of its “Vow to Wow” package for almost four times that amount.
The price: US$125,000 (€114,850).
What will it bring you? A three-day celebration at the Maui resort for the couple and 100-200 of their friends and family.
What does a $125,000 Maui wedding package include?
The package begins with a helicopter ride taking the happy couple to see Maui from the air.
After getting a bird’s eye view of Maui’s natural wonders, the couple head to the spa to relax before the festivities begin. The visit includes a hot stone massage with aromatherapy, a spa massage with coconut oil, a foot scrub and then a therapeutic bath in the jacuzzi.
That evening, instead of the traditional intimate rehearsal dinner, the festivities begin with a “Drums of the Pacific” Luau to welcome 100 to 200 guests to the island.
The following day, the couple will wed on the lawn of the resort’s dreamy Halona Kai outdoor venue. The romantic location serving as the backdrop for the ceremony is “situated above the freeform pool, with a panoramic view of the Pacific and the palm-lined Ka’anapali coastline.”
The package of course includes the ceremony basics like “white lawn chairs, a wedding ceremony arch, an aisle petal scatter and an eight inch bridal bouquet” as well as traditional Hawaiian necklaces, an officiant and a solo musician.
After the couple say “I do,” the venue transforms into a vibrant reception with a plated dinner, four hours of open bar and a two-tiered wedding cake. In addition to a DJ, lounge furniture, floral centerpieces and chair arrangements, the package includes six hours of photography and videography and little accents like tropical fruit-infused water stations to quench the thirst of those who tear up the dance floor.
Have an extra $10,000 to spend? The resort will host an afterparty for up to 300 guests. It offers “customizable party options, from DJs to games to karaoke and more. “. Of course, no late night party is complete without a few snacks, so they’ll serve up treats like a Build Your Own Slider station, small bites like potstickers and wings, a dip bar, or a Build Wok and Roll. a Bowl.
On the final day, the package sends guests off with a farewell brunch at the resort’s Japengo Restaurant which offers stunning ocean views. Of course, no festive brunch is complete without a Mimosa and Bloody Mary bar.
More affordable ceremony options
If $125,000 is a bit too much for your budget (and for most of us it is), know that not all Hawaii package deals require a six-figure budget or 3 days of over-the-top festivities.
Shop around and ask what is available for your budget. For example, for those looking for a more intimate micro-wedding, the Hyatt Regency Maui offers a “Just the Two of Us” package starting at $4,900 for 4 people.
For this price, the happy couple enjoys an ocean-view ceremony setting, wedding rehearsal, chairs, officiant, Hawaiian necklaces, a bottle of sparkling wine, and dinner. fruit infused water station for up to 4 people.