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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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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Are you planning to go to Hawaii for your company retreat?  If you are, you may want to consider a few different ways to enjoy the event.  At Hawaiian Style Event Rentals, we’ve handled several corporate events that have been highly successful.  Below are a few tips that go beyond the normal run of the mill activities typically associated with company hosted events.

Beyond the Normal Corporate Event Itineraries

Instead of grouping together for basically the same ideas that are constants at company events, why not make the most of Hawaii?  Why not consider some of the ideas below.

  • Forget The Beach. Hanging out on the beach is completely normal.  However, it is only one aspect of what can be done on the island.  A lot of fun occurs in other places throughout the island.  Even if you are drawn to the beach, why not have your company get into water activities such as snorkeling, canoeing, paddle boating, jet skiing, fishing, or sightseeing via boating tours.
  • See The Heights. When most think of Hawaii, they think of beaches and open waters.  Nevertheless, the island system has several high mountains (some reaching 12,000 feet above sea level).  Seeing Hawaii from these vantage points can breathe new life into your employees and it makes for memorable events (not to mention that you can get some excellent images for your company).
  • Were you aware that Hawaii that has farming tours?  Some of them have interactive activities and team building exercises that are specifically designed for businesses.  These farms can teach valuable lessons while giving your team a different view of Hawaii.

In addition to the ideas listed above, there are other cultural events and activities that are quite unique to Hawaii.  Looking for ideas?  Give our team a call!  We’ll also give you a great quote on items you can rent for your event.

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Renewing vows has become a trending celebration in the 21st century.  As marriages continue to face unprecedented challenges, many couples who have endured trials are choosing to honor the strength of their union.  Our Hawaiian Style Event Rentals team has assisted married couples of all backgrounds, ethnicities, and belief systems.  Are you and your life partner thinking of celebrating your choice to spend your life together?  If so, why not do so on the beautiful islands of Hawaii.  We would love to help you to do so!

Wedding Renewal and Vacation

One of the great benefits of choosing to have your wedding renewal in Hawaii lies in the opportunity to make it a vacation as well.  Hawaii is a year-round vacation spot due to its beauty, weather, culture, events, and location.  We’ve seen couples create astoundingly unforgettable events/vacations due here in Hawaii.  Some of the ideas that we’ve seen in action include:

  • Themed Vow Renewals. Creating a theme, particularly one that encompasses ideas that are significant to your marriage makes for special memories.
  • Immersing Yourselves In Hawaiian Culture. Experiencing the differences within a different culture can serve as a backdrop of differences that two people in a marriage have.  Appreciating the beauty in another culture (along with all of its differences) can have a soothing effect as you continue to respect and love the differences in each other.
  • Exploring The Islands. Another avenue of creating memories involves exploring the natural scenery the islands have to offer.  We’ve heard from many couples who have found special places throughout the islands who simply loved navigating together.

Getting It Done

Desiring a great vow renewal is not the same as having one.  It takes concerted effort to get such an occasion off the ground.  Allow us to help.  Hawaiian Style Event Rentals is willing and available to assist you and your significant other to make your vow renewal special.

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Your nuptial celebration should be a memorable event.  However, it shouldn’t be an event that causes you years of financial stress.  If left unplanned and unbudgeted, a wedding can become a financial monster.  Below are a few ways that you can avoid creating a money pit that could ruin the memory.

Never Absorb Wedding Debt

Breaking the bank for your special day may seem like the loving thing to do, but it really isn’t.  Going into debt to pay for the expenses of your wedding can have long-term consequences.  It is always the better option to save for the day if paying for it outright isn’t an option.

Some try to reason that they can pay for their wedding via credit cards.  This is a mistake if the debt is not paid off within the month.  The amount of interest on thousands of dollars is a quick way to burry newlyweds in debt.

Be Careful About the Extras

Everyone likes a beautiful wedding.  However, putting too much focus on the look of the wedding can be a budget pitfall.  There is such a thing as overdoing a wedding.  With all of the natural beauty in Hawaii, there is no need to go overboard on your wedding budget.  Plus, our team at Hawaiian Style Event Rentals has excellent options for everything you’ll need to beautify your wedding without breaking the bank.

Don’t Forget Your Budget

After you have settled upon a certain figure, stick within it.  Unless you are cutting expenses, resist the urge to spend more.  It is easy to underestimate expenses.  Therefore, a better approach to budgeting is to slightly overestimate in each part of your plan.  For instance, if you plan for 50 guests budget for 55.  Doing so will allow you to stay under within the black instead of the red.

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With hundreds of weddings under our belt, we’ve seen a multitude of wedding ideas and budget techniques.  Some are worth their weight in gold.  Others can cause more problems than they are worth.  The planning phase of your wedding is a vital part of making your wedding a memorable event.  To assist you, Hawaiian Style Event Rentals has curated a few ideas that we’ve seen couple pull off perfectly.  We’ll cover ideas to avoid in part 2 of this blog.

Welcome Bag

Having your guest travel to Hawaii for your wedding typically requires travel arrangements.  A neat way to thank them for their efforts is to create welcome bags for them.  Some items to include are:

  • A personal thank you note
  • An island itinerary
  • Helpful items for the trip
  • Keepsakes from Hawaii

Small touches like this can ingratiate your guests to you further and make your special day even more memorable.

Signage

Small to large signs that welcome guest or give personal messages can be a delightful way to spice up a wedding.  If you have a friend or family member that has an artistic flair, why not recruit them for this aspect of your wedding.

Guest Book Twist

Instead of a standard guest book, why not get your guest to print and sign their names to a digital device.  Next, have your professional photographer(s) capture a variety of pictures throughout your event.  When you are going through your wedding images you can send short digital image collages to your guest entitled their “Signature” moments which features their signature and a thank you for the memories.

Personalized Items

With today’s technology, there are so many ways to create personalized items that do not require a large amount of time to create.  With a little creativity, you make use of software that allows you to print personalize notes, cards, menus, and programs.  There are also a variety of DIY wedding item instructionals you can view on Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube.

Whatever you are planning, it is important to never do everything yourself.  Having a team of professionals behind your efforts can help you to reduce stress and enjoy the special moments during your wedding.

 

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Among some of the most visually appealing weddings that we have seen are Mandap weddings.  In traditional Hindu and Jain ceremonies, a mandap is basically a covered structure that is similar to a gazebo.  They come in many designs, shapes, and styles as is almost always the centerpiece of the wedding.  At Hawaiian Style Event Rentals, we’ve found that Mandap weddings are a perfect match for the natural beauty found throughout Maui.

Mandap Ceremony

Along with its beauty, the mandap symbolizes much about the family of the two being joined in matrimony.  For instance, the four pillars are representative of the two sets of parents presenting their children to be wed.  Part of the ceremony includes the exchange of garlands (floral arrangements typically placed around the neck.  This exchange is a symbolization of acceptance by each party of the union.  Afterwards the couple is seated on lavish chairs and their parents sit beside them as religious rites are performed by a priest.

Mandap Decorations

A primary part of the décor is floral arrangements.  This is yet another perfect match for Hawaii.  Natural flowers of all varieties are available throughout Maui, making this part of the setup easy.  The Mandap is placed on an elevated stage which adds prominence to the structure as well as providing an easier visual point for all the guests.  The Mandap is beautified with a large selection of flowers, bells, pots, statues, and familial/sacred items.

Modern Mandaps

While traditional mandaps are stone structures that are immovable, modern mandaps can be constructed to meet the needs of Hawaiian destination weddings.  Our team can customize constructed mandaps with ground lights, chandeliers, curtains, mirrors, vibarant colors and numerous objects.

Are you imaging your Mandap wedding in Hawaii?  Give our team a call and tell us about what you are visualizing!  We’d love to help your dream wedding become a reality.

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There are a variety of wedding vendors.  Nevertheless, all wedding vendors are not truly skilled in the trade.  With the advent of the internet, it has become much easier to create a virtual storefront for business.  This makes it difficult for people to differentiate between wedding vendors.  If you are in the market for acquiring a wedding vendor, you’ll definitely want to know some of the signs of how to select a great vendor.

At Hawaiian Style Event Rental, we want you to be confident in your decision of wedding vendor.  Below are a few points of insider information about our industry.

Research Your Vendor

Some wedding vendors have lengthy “About Us” sections that sound convincing.  However, upon closer inspection, you may find that the information is boilerplate.  Why?  It is harder for vendors to go into depth about subjects that they are unfamiliar with.  Hence, they see similar content and copy it.

Still, researching a vendor goes beyond just looking at their About Us section.  Most weddings have significant costs, so you’ll need to check the references of the wedding vendor to protect your interests.  A thorough investigation could include:

  • Asking Questions. Most clients do not make a personal trip to Hawaii before the wedding to vet their chosen vendor.  If this is your situation, you can give your prospective vendor a call.  During that phone conversation ask plenty of questions.  Ask about their experience, their background, their specialties as well as their prices.  Write down what they tell you so that you can verify it later.  Additionally, ask for references that you can call (any respectable wedding vendor should have clients that would happily endorse them).
  • Verify References. Along with checking online review sites for specific information from customers, call the list of references the vendor provided.  When calling the references ask when they had their wedding, how they felt about the vendor’s usefulness, and if they think the vendor was worth the cost.
  • Business Organizations. Find out if your vendor is connected to any professional wedding planning associations.  Also, see if they are registered with the State of Hawaii.

Using these simple tips can help you to avoid hiring the wrong vendor, which could cost you time and money.

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