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Non-Traditional Elopement in Hawaii

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Yufan and Alec chose to have a very intimate elopement with just the two of them in Maui! Attire was a big value for them both and we love how they budgeted so they could get their Alexander McQueen dress (at half price!) and Armani suit! Such a beautiful couple.

Yufan + Alec

Maui, Hawaii
- 01/31/2022
Total wedding budget $6,866

Budget Breakdown

Below is an estimated wedding budget breakdown provided by the couple.

  • Planner
    26%
    $1809
  • Music/Entertainment
    4%
    $250
  • Photography
    7%
    $500
  • Hair & Makeup
    4%
    $269
  • Officiant
    4%
    $248
  • Day of Coordinator
    4%
    $250
  • Partner 1 Attire
    32%
    $2210
  • Partner 2 Attire
    19%
    $1330
  • Total wedding budget
    $6866
Non-Traditional Elopement in Hawaii
Non-Traditional Elopement in Hawaii
bride and groom ring shot

What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?

We decided to forego the typical colors expected from Western-style weddings and chose a pink dress matched with a gray patterned suit. 

What is the most memorable moment of your day?

Climbing on the volcanic cliffs together for our photos.

Non-Traditional Elopement in Hawaii
Non-Traditional Elopement in Hawaii
bride and groom exchange vows
Non-Traditional Elopement in Hawaii

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

Choosing to elope!

What was your biggest splurge?

The crystal headband was definitely pricey but so worth it for pulling the bride’s entire outfit together. We also reserved a very special celebratory dinner at sunset at one of the best restaurants in Maui.

Non-Traditional Elopement in Hawaii
Non-Traditional Elopement in Hawaii
Non-Traditional Elopement in Hawaii
Non-Traditional Elopement in Hawaii

What were your favorite details?

Finding the perfect pocket square to match the bride’s dress. 

What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?

Make choices based on the couple’s wishes rather than the expectations or demands of others.

Non-Traditional Elopement in Hawaii
Non-Traditional Elopement in Hawaii
Non-Traditional Elopement in Hawaii
Non-Traditional Elopement in Hawaii

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Attire was important to them. Here is a breakdown of their attire budget:

Bride: Dress $1250 (Alexander McQueen dress that retails for $2500 but found on eBay for half price); Jennifer Behr crystal headband $500; Badgley Mishka shoes $80; accessories $200; dressing tailoring $180

Groom: Armani suit $1000; pocket square $30; shoes $200; suit tailoring $100

Non-Traditional Elopement in Hawaii
Non-Traditional Elopement in Hawaii
Non-Traditional Elopement in Hawaii

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