Did you know that the average wedding costs $33,931? And this price excludes the costs associated with a honeymoon?

Before you break out into a cold sweat, though, it’s important to remember that making frugal choices can bring these costs down CONSIDERABLY. What’s more, strategic wedding planning will ensure your big day doesn’t feel cheap.

Here’s our list of the top ways to stay on budget without sacrificing elegance or luxury.

Pare Down that Guest List

One of the fastest ways that couples exceed their budget remains inviting too many people to their wedding. So, put this cost-saving strategy at the top of your wedding planning checklist.

Sure, it’s tempting to invite everyone and their nephew to your official coupledom, but you’ll pay for it in the long run. If you have trouble cutting down your guest list numbers, then consider the per head price of your event (including the reception.)

Seeing actual monetary figures will help you quickly decide who needs to come to your wedding and who doesn’t.

When you invite fewer people, you also make your event more intimate, and this means a better experience for all. Start by narrowing your list down by 20 percent. Then do this again to get down to a list of essential guests.

Congrats! You’ve just saved yourself hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.

When It Comes to Catering, Think Strategically

Besides a bloated guest list, another big piece of your wedding budget remains catering. That’s why we suggest catering the event yourself. Or, hiring a family-owned restaurant.

This one choice alone will save you thousands of dollars in food costs, and if you keep it simple, catering the event yourself is easier than you think. But if that falls well outside of your comfort zone, then consider hiring a family-owned restaurant.

Family-owned restaurants go the extra mile when catering private events, which means you’ll maximize the quality of the final product while staying within budget.

Pick Your Venue Carefully

Another massive expense when it comes to weddings? The cost of renting a function hall or building. To save money yet still enjoy a day you’ll celebrate for a lifetime, hold the event at your home or that of a parent or a close friend.

Another fantastic option? Head outdoors for the event. A beautiful outdoor location will impress everyone.

Combine this with wedding arch rental, and you’ve got the makings of the perfect stage for gorgeous wedding photos.

That said, we suggest making arrangements for a backup location at a private home just in case the weather goes south.

Opt for Rentals Instead of Purchases

Another effective way to cut back on the costs associated with the wedding ceremony and reception? Taking full advantage of wedding rental options.

Use rental equipment rather than purchasing items. Rentals include everything from tables and chairs to lighting fixtures, bars, linens, and more.

While you might not think to purchase extra table linens will put you way over budget, many little purchases add up. What’s more, going with wedding rentals will also ensure the uniformity of your celebration.

Wedding Planning that Doesn’t Break the Budget

You don’t have to go into serious debt when tying the knot. But your wedding planning needs to be savvy and strategic to get the most bang for your buck.

Fortunately, we can help. Contact us to discuss planning a wedding on a budget without compromising its quality and appeal.

You’ve said yes, and now you’re planning your dream wedding in Maui. With such a beautiful, tropical location as your backdrop, it’s important to fill your big day with all the right accessories to bring the magical moment to life. Hawaiian Style Event Rentals is the ideal place to go for all your wedding event rentals needs.

As you look for Maui wedding venues, keep in mind that Hawaiian Style Event Rentals has everything you need to make any venue truly shine. Do you need a dance floor or tents to make any of the magical outdoor Maui wedding venues feel more welcoming? Hawaiian Style Event Rentals has a wide range for you to select from. With different styles of chairs, tables, lighting fixtures, and bars, you can make any venue the right venue for your special occasion.

Why Hawaiian Style Event Rentals?

What makes Hawaiian Style Event Rentals different from all the other wedding event rentals out there? They pride themselves on their customer service and attention to detail. You’ll truly feel like the center of attention when you let Hawaiian Style Event Rentals help you design and carry out your special day. With a huge selection of items to choose from, you’re sure to find everything you could possibly want, and if you’re looking for something completely unique, they can custom craft items designed exclusively for your big day.

Have a wedding that’s as magical as the island and support a local wedding rentals Maui business by choosing to work with Hawaiian Style Event Rentals. Peruse their portfolio of events to get ideas for your own perfect day or just to see the many perfect days they’ve already created for their clients. Your big day should be as worry-free as possible, so choose a wedding rentals Maui business that will keep your stress down and take care of decorating and setting up for you.

It’s your day, the one day where you can truly shine, and there’s no better place to do that then on the island of Maui. With everything that goes into planning a wedding, let the décor and staging be the easy part. Imagine your perfect wedding, and then choose Hawaiian Style Event Rentals to help you recreate the wedding of your dreams. Make sure your day is done right and done well by utilizing the helpful staff at Hawaiian Style Event Rentals, where they can take your dream and make it a reality.

Are you planning a wedding or a formal corporate event?  One of the best ways to make it a success is to pay close attention to the details.  In either event—weddings or corporate—beauty matters.  The look of the event affects its aura, the memories captured in photos and videos, and how those attending feels about the function.  Hawaii Style Event Rentals carries a wide selection of items that vastly improve the appearance of events of all types.

One item that many of our clients eventually inquire about is table linens.  Here’s why.

Table Linens & Event Décor

It can be understated how much table linens change the décor of your event.  Linens change the mood, set expectations about the elegance of your event, help to control sound, and reduce problems with food and drink spills.  Let’s take a closer look at each of these aspects.

  • Improved Elegance. There is a reason why top-flight restaurants, hotels, and other venues utilize table linens.  They are regarded by the majority as a sign of elegance and class.  In fact, regarding restaurants, 75% of American consumers equate table linens to superior food quality.  For the most part, table linens help to set the stage for a stylish event.
  • Noise Reduction. Linens help to reduce noises that are amplified by hard surfaces.  This could be helpful when you are having speaking parts of your event.  How?  The linens can help to reduce hard echoes produced from bare tables and increase the clarity of the speech.
  • Spill Absorption. When foods and drinks are spilled, they can quickly spread and affect multiple people.  Spills can also create slip hazards which can detract from the event and cause a scene.  Table linens minimize spills even when they occur by absorbing much of the substances.

Are you ready to look at different types of linens for your upcoming event?  Give us a call so we can get you started!

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Managing a wedding, and that too your own is a daunting task. Running here and there to get the preparations, handing out invites, and arranging for almost everything. Being on an emotional rollercoaster and still trying to manage everything that you and your spouse love is both sweet and exhausting.

In order to make things easier, here is a smart little list of questions that you should ask your caterer, before your wedding, it covers all the basis for your wedding;

Have You Worked At My Venue Before?

This is the smartest question. You can simply ask him to show arrangement sample pictures (if he/she has) or the arrangements he/she made back then and ask him to make appropriate changes to bring a bit more uniqueness to your wedding. Not only this, since the caterer has worked before, he would be able to give more insights and would help you to improve on the mistakes which were made the last time.

Which Services Are Not Included?

Save your time, you can see what a caterer offers over internet, pamphlets and all the marketing material he provides. Get straight down to the business and ask him what is not included! It gives you a much larger picture and gives you the tools to work with while deciding on the caterer.

Where Does The Food Come From?

Ask about the source of the food, if the ingredients are locally grown, or are being bought from supermarkets. If they are seasonal or not. It would help you decide a better menu that tastes fresh and good.

Once The Guest Count Is Given, Do You Allow Changes To Be Made?

One of the most important questions about your wedding is guest lists. There are always some relatives who are late to respond or some friend who wants to bring a plus one in the last minute. Ask your caterer if he entertains last minute changes in the guest lists.

How many events will you cater on my wedding day?

Among all the other questions you asked, ask him/her how many other events is he/she handling at the given date, and if prospect caterer is  handling other events, ask him/her how they plan to provide their best services to you and if he/she would get distracted and ruin both the events.

The list of question goes on and on, however, these are the least asked questions and are extremely necessary to ask your caterer. Make sure that you plan your questions ahead of time and ask them all the right questions!!

When you are planning a wedding, the color palette can quickly become a big point of debate. What colors represent you? Represent the day? The mood? The season? Do any of these options clash with each other? Well, to help ease some of that pressure, here are a few color trends that are making a big splash in 2019.

Dusty Rose. With a mix of light purples, dark burgundies, and navy blue; Dusty Rose is a palette that is both non-traditional, yet oddly precedent of the more subdued and darker tones that have been a growing style staple of weddings in the past few years. These colors really feel sleek and present a sharp focus that will get your guests taking notice for all the right reasons.

Sun Yellow. This palette of canary yellow, dark red, and pale blue is perfect for a Spring or Summer wedding. These colors allow the yellow to really stand out and paints a great muted backdrop of sky and earth tones to perfectly compliment the bright glow of the yellows. Expect to see these colors in plenty of Bridal parties in 2019.

Sunset. This might be our personal favorite palette, as it evokes both a nostalgic vibe while also being very modern with its mix of peach orange colors and rustic grays & beige. This color palette pairs well with the Fall season best, but we can see this being a big hit any time of the year, as it also doubles as having a generally pleasant feel for evening weddings.

No matter which color palette you decide on, Hawaiian Style Event Rentals has you covered with years of expertise and a limitless amount of options at play for your next Wedding or event decor. So contact us today and get started planning your next event! 

One of the main services that our team features is wedding rentals.  Over the years, Hawaii Style Event Rentals has assisted hundreds of couples with building a beautiful wedding at the venue of their choosing.  Maui has a wide variety of venues that allow for marriages ceremonies.  Below are a few.

Maui Tropical Plantation

A quick overhead view of the Maui Tropical Plantation is astonishing.  The lush green grounds provide ample room for a variety of wedding setups.  This venue has numerous places that accommodate small groups (about 6 people) and large groups (up to 6,000 guests).  Some of the places that the Maui Tropical Plantation features include:

  • Chef’s Table
  • Tropical Gazebo
  • Grand View
  • Lagoon Island
  • Village Lawn
  • Royal Palm Lawn
  • Sugar Room
  • Orchard Lawn
  • The Mill House Dining Room
  • The Mill House Lounge
  • The Mill House Lanai
  • Tropical Tower
  • Field of Dream
  • Sunflower Field

Cliff House

Renovated by Montage Kapalua Bay, Cliff House is a historical point built in 1940.  The venue features a mesmerizing lookout point of the Pacific Ocean and the islands of Moloka’I and Lana’i.  This site is perfect for a more intimate wedding since it is designed to host no more than 40 people.

Ala Kukui Hana Retreat

As a cultural center featuring information about Hawaiian life, food, spirituality, intellectual advancement, and traditions, Ala Kukui is continually used by couples.  We’ve seen weddings of various theme accomplished with ease here.  Another highlight of this location is the ability to involve local cultural practitioners in your wedding.

These above represents only a few locations that you can reserve for your wedding.  Check back at our blog for more venues that we’ll go into depth about.  Hawaiian Style Event Rentals provides everything you’ll need for your wedding’s setup.

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Astounding oceanfront views, amazing weather, iconic Hawaiian culture, and scenic island escapes make Maui a favorite destination for couples seeking to tie the knot.  Hawaii is among the most popular wedding destination spots in the world.  Furthermore, the team at Hawaiian Style Event Rentals helps couples realize their dream wedding.

If you are imagining sealing your vows on the beach, on a sailboat, from a mountain view, or within a historic building, you’ll love what Maui has to offer.

Beach Weddings

If you and your significant other enjoy the beach, you’ll love the sands of Maui.  We’ve seen many a couple present their vows with their toes in the sands.  Additionally, the beaches of Maui host so many activities for couples to enjoy.  After you say ‘I do’, you’ll have an array of things to get into on the island.

Park & Garden Weddings

The natural fauna and State Parks of Hawaii are simply beautiful.  Your wedding party can enjoy the surroundings of tropical gardens or open grassy lawns.  There are too many places in Maui to recount in one blog.  If you are looking for places for your wedding, give our team a call.  We know the island inside out!

Historic Weddings

Maui is steep with history and culture.  It is difficult to not find places of historical significance throughout the island.  Fans of historical building and sites will be amazed at the setups that others have had for their weddings at these sites.  Any of these locations can be the perfect backdrop for a picturesque wedding.

If we were to give an account of all that Maui has to offer in terms of wedding venues, this blog would be pages long.  Instead of imagining what your wedding may be like in Maui, why not give a professional a call for advice.  We are open to help you look over ideas, find locations, and of course rent all the items you’ll need for your special day.

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New Year’s Eve is a wonderful time to reminisce with friends and loved ones and get excited for the year ahead! Pick up the phone and invite some partygoers, because we’ve got 5 tips for hosting a New Year’s Eve bash to remember.

Jam Out

N.Y.E. is a night for everyone celebrate, get invigorated, and let loose. Set the tone of your soiree with the proper beats. If you’re not confident in your own iPod playlists, don’t chance it!  Consider hiring a DJ to host the evening. Music is the most important piece of this puzzle and it will make or break the success of your event. If your venue is spacious, you might need to rent sound equipment like speakers and microphones that allow you to address guests and provide entertainment to keep the party going all night.

Feed Them Well

Your food and beverage menu runs a very close second to the music. This is your second chance to impress guests. An open bar is always a nice touch. If your pocketbook isn’t prepared for that sort of commitment, consider hosting a specialty drink for cocktail hour or rent a self-serve Champaign fountain for your guests! Whether you’re providing dinner or hors-d’oeuvres only, keep food warm with the right chafing dishes.

Don’t Forget the Little Things

Take the time to focus on things like decor, flatware, and linens to provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable and social-media-worthy evening. Evenings will be chilly at this time of year, so think ahead and rent heaters if you expect guests to utilize a patio space. Consider giving out creative party favors at the end of the night and be sure you come up with a festive hashtag for everyone to use! It’s the little things that will set your New Year’s Eve bash above the rest.

Prepare For The Long Haul

One thing to remember about hosting a New Year’s Eve party is that the “party” doesn’t really even start until midnight! It’s going to be a late night and you will want to plan accordingly. Plan ahead for designated drivers, energy drinks, coffee, midnight snacks, and plenty of water. You might even set out festive fuzzy socks or flip flops for ladies to slip on as their feet start to tire.

Your New Year’s Eve bash will require some behind-the-scenes work. With all the right elements, it will be remembered for years to come. Contact our team of experts here at Hawaiian Style Event Rentals to get your party started on the right foot.

So, you’ve rented the perfect venue for your event and you’re excited to get started with your decorating… until you notice a few imperfections that simply must be handled – immediately. Fortunately, with a little imagination and perhaps a few supplies, you can transform your imperfect venue into a stunning space for your event. Here, we’ve diagnosed some common venue issues you might face. Plus, we’ve provided some flawless solutions to ensure a successful event no matter what you’re dealing with.

The Flooring Is Terrible!

You may have chosen a venue that is the perfect size and in the perfect location for your event. But now, you’re realizing that the flooring is just awful! Don’t worry. Just rent a dance floor and prepare for a great night ahead.

The Chairs Are Ugly

Having ugly chairs is not ideal, but if you find yourself in this situation, you’ve got a couple of options. If the chairs are usable, but just not visually appealing, you can make your own chair covers with fabric or tulle. On the other hand, if the chairs just will not work, you might want to rent chairs instead.

The Wallpaper Is Too Bold

Whether the walls are painted a bright color that clashes with your decor, or they’re covered with outdated wallpaper, you can easily cover them with drapery or use lights to create the ambiance you want for your event.

The Space Is Too Large

If your event does not require a large amount of space, but you’ve got all this extra room, you can use rectangular tables instead of round. Rectangular tables take up more space and can be used in tandem with lounge furniture to create a cozier, more welcoming environment for your guests.

There Are Unsightly Posts and Columns

If your venue boasts posts and columns that just seem to get in the way, you can disguise them with foliage or drapery that complements your decor.

Overall, If you’re unhappy with your venue’s appearance, there’s no problem that can’t be fixed with a little imagination and a few decorations. Don’t stress, and to learn more about how you can transform your venue into the stunning space you desire, contact the experts at Hawaiian Style Event Rentals.

Whenever you plan your wedding, you’ll likely imagine friends, family, and colleagues enjoying your big day.  Whether the event is large or small, having your guests there makes all the difference.  There are ways to ruin the moment for guest though.  Avoid the following guest irritants if you would like your wedding to be memorable for everyone attending.

More Than A Mouthful Of Speeches

Hardly anyone comes to Hawaii to hear long speeches—even during a wedding.  After a few minutes of talk about experiences of the past, cherishing moments, family histories, wedding vows, and like nearly anyone would be a bit restless.  Being at a wedding (likely in formal attire) listening to long speeches is not on the top of anyone’s list—including family.  Try to keep the orators to a few minutes tops to keep the wedding moving along.

Food Limits

Among the last things that you ever want to occur at your wedding is for guests to lack food.  A lack of food would also include going top heavy on things your guest do not want to eat.  Hungry guests quickly turn into irritable guests, and they will want to leave even if they won’t tell you.  Make sure that your menu is diverse, and your food supply is plentiful.

Uncomfortable Furnishings & Locations

Seating that is highly uncomfortable is a wedding killer.  The same is true of seating that is located in the sun, near blasting speakers, or near a lot of foot traffic.  Plan your seating well to make the wedding enjoyable.  Instead of only having chairs, try using a lounge area that some can use if they need.

At Hawaiian Style Event rentals, we’ve helped hundreds of couples with the essential items for their wedding.  If you are looking for a vendor in Hawaii, give us a call.  We’d love to share our insights into the nuances of hosting an island wedding.

 

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