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Planner in Kihei, HI,
(877) 879-7149

About Us

Makena Weddings is a husband-and-wife wedding planning team based in Honolulu, Hawaii. Laurie and Al, the couple behind the business, have been married for over 30 years. This lovebird duo has helped couples from all over the world plan their big day. Laurie can tend to every detail of your wedding. Meanwhile, Al - an ordained minister -can unite you and your partner in a simple, touching ceremony on your wedding day. This dynamic twosome, with their years of experience, has a passion for bringing their clients' wedding visions to fruition.

Services Offered

When you choose Laurie and Al of Makena Weddings, you will receive access to their years of expertise and knowledge. In addition to this valuable advice, you will be able to avail of supplementary services. These essential planning tools and services include the following:

  • Budget analysis
  • Day-of coordination
  • Event design
  • Full planning
  • Guestlist creation
  • Partial planning
  • Timelines

Other Services

In addition to wedding planning, Makena Weddings offers many á la carte services. Laurie and Al have connections with a number of florists throughout the island of Hawaii. These preferred vendors can supply couples with beautiful leis, bouquets, centerpieces, and more. This team can also help couples to organize the following wedding services:

  • Musicians
  • Sound rentals
  • Videographers
  • Ceremony rentals
  • Cake
  • Hair and makeup
  • Transportation services

Isabelle G.

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  • Where do we begin… Cindy and Laurie made our wedding more than anything we could’ve ever dreamed of. We got married February 2020 at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church and had the reception at Olowalu Plantation. Throughout the year leading up to our wedding we were mostly in contact with Cindy and she made the process of finding the perfect vendors within our budget simple. I voiced to her multiple times that I felt like I wasn’t “stressed” enough because she was handling the details and making it so easy for me. We were pretty much hands off with the majority of the wedding planning and trusted both Cindy and Laurie as well as the vendors to use their creative talents …… they blew our expectations out of the water. Our wedding was a fairytale and they handled every tiny detail so we could enjoy our day and soak up every special moment without having to worry. Laurie had my back during the rehearsal when I wanted the ceremony to flow differently than normally done at the chu... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Planner

    What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

    $ 2,350.00

    Do you offer an hourly rate?


    What wedding events do you provide services for?

    Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner

    What wedding planning services do you offer?

    Budget Analysis, Day-of Coordination, Event Design, Full Planning, Guest List Creation, Partial Planning, Timelines

    What weddings do you have experience planning?

    Destination, Non-Religious, Religious

    How many planners are on your team?


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