With its white sand beaches, breathtaking sunsets and crystal clear waters, it’s easy to see why Hawaii has been one of the most popular wedding destinations among couples for many years. As beautiful as Hawaii is, preparing for your ceremony can be tedious and time-consuming. A few tips for planning a dream wedding in Hawaii will go a long way to making sure your big day goes off without a hitch!
Notify Guests Early
While destination weddings are gaining in popularity, it can be difficult for some guests to attend them. Mitigate this by letting your guests know about your plants for a Hawaii wedding up to a year in advance. This allows for people to arrange time off and save for the event. Expect fewer guests to be in attendance even with advance notice, but you can always have a reception for family and friends who were not able to travel when you return.
Getting to know all of the islands that make up Hawaii is the best way to determine where you want to hold your ceremony. Each island has its own unique charm and all would make the perfect backdrop for any nuptials. Do some research and decide which of the island would be best suited to the type of ceremony you want. This will save you time and money from having to travel to each of the islands when you are location scouting.
One of Hawaii's most popular wedding locations, the Moana Surfrider Hotel at Waikiki, is in the heart of Hawaii's capital, Honolulu. It may be worth a extra visit, as its gorgeous banyan tree, high-class service, and unforgettable service could make for the perfect setting for your big day.
Being flexible will save you the most money when planning your wedding. Consider planning your wedding around the tourism off-season. Not only will your event be more private, the cost for lodging, airfare and other accommodations will undoubtedly be cheaper. Use local food and florists. Incorporate local flair and save money by using flowers, plants and foods that are native to the area.
Planning your Hawaii dream wedding can be overwhelming, but if you do your homework, you’ll be rewarded with a wedding you and your guests will never forget. Aloha!