Having your wedding at the Olowalu Plantation House in Maui?
We’ve been there 3 times now and have compiled a list of tips and suggestions for future brides to be aware of. After all, like any wedding you want to have all the bases covered and be prepared for anything that could take away from enjoying the moment.
1. The protocol for most destination weddings is that travel and one night’s stay is provided for your primary photographer. The Primary photographer usually provides travel and/ accommodation for the second shooter if necessary.
2. If you’re having your reception outside, which you most likely will, be aware of lighting. After dark without external lights to light your best man or maid of honor speeches or you cutting your cake you may get every reception photo with that “flashy” look. Ask your photographer if they have their own lights to make sure your photos are amazing, even at night.
3. Be aware of when the sun sets and when the sun is most harsh (12pm to 2pm). This is something we really wish all our brides would be more vigilant about. It really isn’t ideal for your photos if you have an outdoor wedding and the sun is in your eyes or your spouses eyes. Then, instead of looking like being lost in the moment of your vows you’ll be looking like you lost your spouse in the glare of the sun.
4. Whether you’re honeymooning there or after being in Maui, you definitely don’t have to pay extra to see a turtle. Take a trip to Kihei and many of those beaches are just teaming with them. We saw turtles almost every dip we took along that coast.
5. Maui can be a bit breezy. The wind can pick up and if you’ve got favors, wedding arch, petals on the floor, etc. Nothing you can really do about acts of God, but just be alright if they decorations you have don’t fly (or do) or have a back up plan. If you can you can move whatever you can into the Olowalu House.
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