Post # 1
So we finally decided to have a wedding and not elope! I think our venue of choice will be the Olowalu Plantation House in Maui. I have contacted Lori Lawrence in maui to help us plan. We are working under a pretty strict budget-$15,000 for the day itself, so any tips you guys have for me would really help. I want to run a couple things by you to see how you like them
Theme: I love the idea of a vintage/rustic theme that’s is mostly white. I like the idea of the white juxtaposing with the blue sky and beautiful surroundings.
Colors: I really love the idea of asking ALL of the guests and bridesmaids to wear white. And then because white washes me out, I was thinking of wearing a champagne-or similar colored dress with a bouguet with a just a touch of pink. So basically the wedding would be all white, and the only color would be me. Actually, I thought of having the brides carry light pink parasols to cut down on the cost of flowers.
I was thinking lots of candles on the table to take the place of flowers.
Finally, and antique sundae bar (set up with a blackboard etc.) to save money on a cake.
Everything else I need help with. What do you all think???
p.s. I want the bridesmaids to come down the aisle to the instrumental version of Can You feel the love tonight and me the theme from princess bride. Is is possible to have this music played instead of the band?
Post # 3
An all white wedding? Actually that sounds pretty cool! Though I don’t know how many guest will cooperate since it is usually taboo to wear white to a wedding. Is this a destination wedding? HOw many people are you planning?
Congrats on the wedding!
Post # 4
Destination wedding to Maui. Around 40-50 guests. I would specify on the invite that they should wear white- actually white is required!
Post # 5
Sounds like a great idea to me…if you can get older guests to agree to wear white by all means go for it! Not sure how the songs would work but it sounds like a good plan to me. If I had the money to have a destination wedding in Hawaii I would in a heartbeat so good for you!
Post # 6
That sounds LOVELY! I can’t wait to see your pics!
Post # 7
That sounds pretty awesome and like something that I haven’t seen before. I think it will be gorgeous… but you might have a hard time convincing some of your guests to wear white. Just make sure they really know that they HAVE to show up in white 🙂
Post # 8
i know someone doing this and it sounds so cool! a great way to make the day about EVERYONE that’s important to you guys and include them in the specialness
Post # 9
Not exactly the same thing but my cousin had everyone wear white to her graduation luncheon (about 45 people) and the pictures came out gorgeous. I though everyone would complain about being told what to wear but everyone seemed to enjoy it.
Post # 10
I think it sounds very pretty, however your guests may be put out (and it isn’t proper etiquette) with being told what to wear. Though it does sound very pretty. Is this a destination wedding or do you live in Maui? If it’s destination than I can see where telling them all to wear white would work better since more than likely all guests would be very close to you and your Fiance. Good luck wedding planning!
Post # 11
I think that sounds beautiful! I cant wait for the pix!
Post # 12
Oh and probably nix the Sundae bar idea if everyone is in white. Those things can get so messy with all the syrups and toppings. I know I have never left one without staining something. Candy buffets are pretty popular right now though and might be a nice alternative. Though if there aren’t any kids invited maybe the ice cream would be fun.
Post # 13
It sounds like it would make for nice pictures, as long as everyone actually does wear white. Do you think any of your guests would be against it? I know for our wedding I would have had a hard time convincing some people to wear white, and they would likely have outright refused (I’m thinking grandmothers, etc.).
Some people might also be a little put off at being told they’re required to wear a certain colour. You know your guests better than I do though.