The second-largest of the Hawaiian islands, Maui is known as “The Valley Isle” due to a vast valley that lies between the island’s two volcanoes. Maui is flush with natural beauty and island history. Sparkling sandy beaches, rocky coves, lush tropical forests, charming beach towns and the iconic Road to Hana are some of what makes a Maui elopement so magical. Our Maui elopement packages will bring the beauty of this island to your big day.
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$400/HR Expect an extra week of editing for every additional hour of photography!
Our videography package comes with an edited 1 – 2 minute highlight reel (perfect for sharing on socials!), as well as a longform, minimally edited film of the full ceremony.
How to elope in Maui
There’s no question that Maui is a magical place. From the Road to Hana to sunrise hikes at Haleakalā, there’s no lack of amazing places to elope in Maui. However, there’s more than just choosing a ceremony location for the books! Here are our additional tips on how to have an amazing elopement in Maui.
Finding the right Maui vendors
Finding the right wedding professionals for your Maui elopement is just as important as finding the right venue or location. Your team should feel like your batch of best friends for your big day! From your officiant to photographer, hair & makeup artist to your videographer, all of your vendors should be focused on the same goal: ensuring your big day is tailored to ensuring your love at epicenter! In addition to ensuring these professionals match your style, it’s important to feel at ease and comfortable with your team. Our trick here is if you can have a cup of coffee with your team and enjoy it, then you’ll likely feel comfortable with them as your aid in creating one of the most important moments of your life. Another tip is to book a package as opposed to individual vendors, as it’s a bit more cost-conscious to book a Maui elopement package instead of one-off services.
Finding the perfect Maui elopement location
Maui elopements can be much more than just beaches! Mountains to lavender farms, coves to botanical gardens, we love our Maui elopements of all styles. Private venues will cost far more than public beaches and each spot in particular has guest count or decor restrictions, but no matter what you envision we can help you create. Feel free to peruse our top ceremony locations here
Making Your Maui elopement legal
The process of getting your marriage license is much different than on the mainland. Since there isn’t a central city hall or government building you can visit, the marriage license agent – representatives of the District of Health – meet you at a designated place of their choosing. Because of this, it can be a bit trickier to get an appointment. This is a great thing to arrange prior to arriving on the islands. When you meet with your agent, you’ll need a form of identification – official passport, Driver’s license or military ID – as well as the name of your wedding officiant. If either of you have previously been married, you will need an official copy of your divorce decree. When you book with us, we’ll send you a guide that walks you through this whole process and can definitely make recommendations of agents closest to you. We got you!
When to Elope in Maui
Beyond choosing an awesome team of wedding professionals and an amazing venue, there are a few other key decisions to make when planning your Maui elopement, such as month or time of day for your elopement. There is definitely a peak tourist season in Maui and a lot will change for your trip and elopement based on what time of year you choose to elope! Read below for our tips on when to elope in Maui.
What time of year should you elope in Maui?
The most cost-conscious time of year to elope in Maui is on shoulder season or when tourist season is off. Tourist season in Hawaii is December through April so the best time of year to elope in Hawaii is May – November. Tourist season not only means that there will be a much higher volume of people on this tiny island, but rates for hotels, activities and venues will be higher. Though, in shoulder season there may be a bit of rain here and there! In general, if you’re able, elope during shoulder season.
What time of day should you elope in Maui?
It goes without saying: Hawaii can get HOT! We definitely stray away from performing your ceremony in the afternoon or 12pm – 3pm. Not only will you be sweating in your wedding dress, but the light is super harsh during these hours which means dark shadows over your eyes in your portraits. We advise eloping in the morning hours, even as early as sunrise, or in the early evening prior to sunset. These hours ensure cool temperatures and soft lighting.
How far in advance should I start planning my Maui elopement?
We get this question all of the time and it’s a great one! While we can coordinate an elopement with short notice – such as a week – we highly recommend giving yourself ample planning time. In general, we recommend planning three to nine months in advance of your elopement date. This will ensure you have time to plan where you’ll be staying, flights, activities and dinner reservations, in addition to all the nuanced details of planning your ceremony!
Maui Elopement Photography
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Traditional weddings are incredibly expensive and can take years to plan. When couples choose to elope, their ceremonies can be planned quickly at a fraction of the cost. But don’t take our word for it!
My husband and I eloped this week, and Simply Eloped made everything so easy! We’d use them over and over again if we could, and if you’re thinking of eloping, I highly recommend them!
Sarah & Ryan , December 18, 2018
Thank you giving us such an amazing experience our ceremony was perfect and the photographer was so awesome !! I wouldn’t change a thing!!
Samantha & Derrick , December 15, 2018
Everything was done very well! Everyone responded quickly and answered every possible question I had, day of there was nothing to be afraid off!
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