Luaus in Hawaii go back to the old times. They have always been lavish food extravaganzas that were held for royalty, foreign dignitaries and 100s of guests at wedding, birthdays and christenings. Luaus often lasted for days, kind of like our wedding. They required an incredible amount of preparation, also like our wedding. Guests sat on mats on the ground at low to the ground tables piled high with food such as roast pig and poi. Everyone ate, danced, drank and sang. Again, very much like a wedding. We hope like ours! It was a true feat of aloha!
Because of the history and culture of the luau, attending an authentic and traditional luau was very important to us. We wanted to have a true cultural experience that would reflect old Hawaii. The Old Lahaina Luau is just that. They take great pride in presenting an authentic Hawaiian Luau and providing an evening of award winning traditional Hawaiian music, hula and demonstrations. Guests are treated to a genuine reflection of Hawaii’s rich history while enjoying the sunset over the ocean. Not to mention a bountiful buffet of regional cuisine with enough variety to satisfy everyone’s palates.
Reservations at Old Lahaina Luau are based on first come first serve. With this in mind, we made a group reservation early so our guests could all sit with us at the traditional Hawaiian mat seating tables. That means we are all sitting front and center for the show! We can’t wait! It'll be interesting to see how sitting at the low tables works out in my wedding dress.
The great thing about deciding to attend the Old Lahaina Luau after the reception is it’s no additional work for us. There's no making lots of plans, having to make anything for it or anything else. All we had to do was make a reservation. It’s a fabulous way to have a big fun after party without any of the work!
Are you planning anything to keep the party going after the wedding reception? Are you letting guests now about it before the wedding or will you wait to tell guests at the wedding?