Did you know that over 9 million tourists visit Hawaii each year?

From the stunning beaches to the eclectic eats and laid-back culture, it’s no wonder why so many people put Hawaii at the top of their travel bucket list.

If you’re thinking about planning a destination wedding, there’s no place that’s more magical than Hawaii. Getting married in Maui can be a life-changing experience for both you and your guests.

Do you want to know how you can plan the ultimate Maui wedding? Keep reading to learn 5 helpful tips.

1. Set a Budget

Maui weddings can be expensive due to travel fare alone. This is why setting a budget and planning as far ahead as possible can help you score the best deals. Getting married during a slow travel season, keeping your guest list small, and renting wedding equipment instead of buying it are just a few ways to cut your expenses.

2. Work with Local Vendors

If you want to have a wedding in Maui, you should plan an immersive Hawaiian experience. Not only will working with local vendors keep your costs low, but you’ll also get to enjoy authentic and unique food, music, entertainment, and more.

3. Make Sure You Obtain Permits and Licenses

One of the top benefits of planning a wedding in Maui is that the location is tropical, but you’re still in U.S. territory. This means that obtaining your marriage license before the ceremony will be a breeze.

Aside from getting your marriage license, you’ll also need to hire a licensed officiant. Another important detail to note is that Maui beach weddings may require special permits depending on your specific location. If you’re able to secure a spot on the beach, it’s important to know that alcohol is not allowed there, so you’ll need to host your reception elsewhere.

4. Do Your Research on Photographers

One of the most important steps in planning your wedding is hiring a stellar photographer. Since you’re going through all of the trouble of hosting an exciting wedding in Maui, you should have plenty of gorgeous photos that capture the highlights of your big day. Make sure you study each photographer’s portfolio, compare rates, and choose the person you believe will take the best pictures.

5. Have Fun Exploring the Island

Weddings are supposed to be the happiest day of our lives, yet many people get overwhelmed with planning. The beauty of getting married in Hawaii is that you’ll be in the perfect place to de-stress and enjoy some quality time with your loved ones. Make sure you plan plenty of outings to explore the island and visit the best attractions in Maui.

Getting Married in Maui Will Be an Unforgettable Experience

As long as you start planning early, getting married in Maui can be beautiful and stress-free.

If you want to make planning easier, Hawaiian Style Event Rentals would love to help you create your dream wedding layout. Check out our wedding rentals to find your perfect decor, lighting, furniture, and so much more.

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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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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So, you’ve decided to make Hawaii the location for your corporate event.  Excellent choice!  There are few locations on Earth that can provide an island experience like Hawaii.  The landscape, culture, food, activities, and weather keep people coming back every year.  Businesses of all sorts host their events here annually as well.

During the setup of your event, you’ll likely need to rent items such as tents, chairs, dancefloors, bars, etc.  However, which vendor should you choose?  Below are a few points you may want to keep in mind.

Reputation, Reputation, Reputation

As you research your vendors, investigate their reputations.  Of course, you can look into online reviews.  However, when doing so, you should be discerning.  Read their reviews to see if they are authentic.  Check for details instead of a simple “they were awesome” reviews.  As you boil down your list, ask the businesses if you can contact some of their former clients.  Speaking with another company or client about whether they would work with a vendor again is very telling.

Standard of Service

While choosing your company in Hawaii, you’ll want everything to run smoothly so that everyone can enjoy themselves as much as possible.  Working with a vendor who is willing to fulfill your needs is critical to having a successful event.  Ask your vendor questions about setup and accommodations for unexpected events.  They should be able to walk you through their protocols and give examples of what they’ve done in the past.

Quality of Rental Items

You’ll need to know the quality of the items you are renting.  Furnishings that are flimsy or dirty can hurt the reputation of your business (particularly if you invite VIPs).  The vendor should be able to send you images of the items you are renting or give you a pre-rental walkthrough of their items.

Want assistance with your corporate event?  Give our team a call today!

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There is nothing like having a bar at your wedding.  It is an easy way to move from the marriage rites and ceremony to the celebratory activities.  Before you decide on alcohol:

  • Verify if the venue you are using has a cork charge (if so, you will want to include such costs in your overall budget).
  • If you are setting up the bar yourself, be sure to stock enough for your intended number of guests (the typical formula is 1 drink per person per hour).

There are several types of bar styles that we feature for rental.  Of course, each of them can be modified in thousands of ways to accommodate your décor, theme, and guest size.  While you are choosing your bar style, you’ll need to determine the way your bar functions.  Below are the three main ways that most couples set up their alcoholic bar.

Open Bar

If you have an open bar, your guests will love you!  It is the most generous bar approach, but it will raise the total cost of your wedding.  Open bars, if you don’t know, allow guests to order any drink they desire.  When there is an open bar, your guests will likely drink more than normal.  Hence, you may want to increase your overall alcohol budget.

Limited Bar

To relieve yourself of a huge alcohol bill, you could limit the number of drinks each guest can have for free.  Such an arrangement would be a limited bar.  In this setup, you would set not only the number of drinks but also the types that are available to your guests without cost.  To control bar access and to have things run smoothly, here are some strategies:

  • Have specific times for when alcoholic beverages are served.
  • Hire wait staff to distribute drinks so that guests do not overwhelm the bar.
  • Limit the amount of time the bar is open.
  • Give drink tickets each guest along with their invitations.

Cash Bar

The least expensive way to go is using a cash bar.  Every guest pays for their share of what they drink.

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Ready for some inspiration for your 2019 wedding? Get a glimpse of some of our favorite events highlighting our projects from this last year. Ceremonies and Receptions here in Hawaii are made ever so amazing with the gorgeous backdrop of the islands, ocean and greenery. With all the different arches, tables, chairs, lighting, decor and unique accents available at Hawaiian Style Event Rentals, we can make your special day a reality! Call us today to reserve your wish list.