There is nothing more beautiful than a bride! The combination of a formal wedding gown and the Maui scenery cannot be beat! If you prefer a more casual dress that is fine too. Just be sure that whatever you wear, the grooms outfit complements it. In other words, if you wear a gown he should wear a tuxedo. If you are casually dressed he should be casually dressed as well.
We recommend that you purchase your gown before you arrive on Maui. You do not want to spend your short time here searching for something to wear. Make sure if you are getting married on a beach that you have your dress a little shorter than usual as you will sink in the sand a bit. We do carry some adorable white wedding flip flops with beads (see below), veils, jewelry, and all kinds of wedding accessories.There are a couple of Bridal Shops here but you will have to do some running around and allow time for any alterations you may need. There are a few nice dress shops that carry casual white eyelet dresses and there is also Hilo Hatties where you can purchase casual wedding wear (visit hilohattie.com).
If you would like, you can send your dress ahead by UPS, FED EX or Priority Mail. Do not ship your dress any other way. Many times our Brides try to save some money and ship regular mail. In most cases it does not arrive in time if at all. If you send it ahead please call us for the address you will want to ship to. You can not ship it to our P.O. Box. You will definitely want to have a tracking label on it so you can be sure it arrives safely but do not require a signiture. If you do they will not leave it if nobody is at home. Please try to send it about 2 weeks prior to your wedding date. We do have a steaming service available! A good trick is to roll not fold the gown. If you decide to bring it on the plane try to have the stewardess hang it in first class so you can prevent wrinkles! Generally, it is $25.00 an hour for steaming. Read your labels. Sometimes certain materials can not be steamed. Veil material usually will not steam well. Do not crush or fold your veil. Roll it! You will also need to put a note on the outside that says please hold or please open and steam. If you want us to steam the dress you will need to enclose a release not holding us responsible for any dirt or damage that already exists on the dress. We often receive dresses that are not in very good condition.
|So many times brides have asked what they should wear on the beach with their gown. Some just go barefoot. And that is the best option. However there are many different types of white flip flops available online these days. You can even have custom shoes made to match your dress. The only reason you need any kind of shoe is if you are going to dinner afterwards.|