Have a Destination Wedding in Hawaii
Wedding Planner Los Angeles
If the thought of getting married on a tropical island has ever crossed your mind, it may be more attainable than you think. A stunning sunset, tiki torches, tropical drinks, gentle waves and island breezes can all be part of your Hawaii wedding. Thankfully with some local knowledge and an experienced destination wedding planner, having a wedding in Hawaii can become your reality.
Since the Hawaiian Islands are part of the U.S., there are no special requirements needed to plan a destination wedding in Hawaii. There are many direct flights from the mainland and easy connections to the smaller islands.
After choosing your wedding planner the next step is selecting your island. Each island has its own charm and magical feel and every island has that special Aloha spirit. Below is a brief overview of the Hawaiian Islands.
*Maui has incredible beaches, great shopping and wonderful dining. Maui is known as the most luxurious island due to its wide range of upscale hotels and world class restaurants. Maui wedding locations include five star hotels on the beach, sunny pineapple fields and lush flower filled parks.
*Kauai is known as The Garden Isle. If you are an adventure lover then Kauai may be a good fit as there are mountains to climb, rivers to kayak and breathtaking trails. Of course there are miles of gorgeous, unspoiled beaches if relaxing in a lounge chair with a drink in your hand is more your style. Kauai offers lovely hotels, private homes and unique local venues as stunning destination wedding backdrops.
“The Big Island”
*The island of Hawaii, referred to as “The Big Island” is the largest of the Hawaiian islands. It is quite dramatic featuring many climate zones, towering volcanoes and lush rain forests. If you prefer an unspoiled old Hawaii vibe then The Big Island may be your ideal Hawaii wedding location. Big Island wedding locations range from a world class golf course, a ranch in the mountains with sheep and horses to a hilltop with a 360 degree view of the sea.
*Lanai is a more intimate island that is remote and quite romantic. There are just two full-service hotels on the island, the stunning beachside Four Seasons Resort and the adult only wellness retreat Sensei Lanai. Lanai is accessible via a scenic boat ride or quick flight from Maui. The Four Seasons Resort offers a variety of breathtaking wedding sites with incredible ocean views.
*Oahu is the island that receives the most visitors. There are many tourist attractions and it is the only Hawaiian island that actually has a nightlife complete with many clubs. Your guests will have a variety of activities and attractions to choose from. Oahu is for you if you prefer a vibe of big city meets tropical island for your destination wedding. Oahu wedding locations include a tropical forest, seaside gardens, world class hotels and a mountainside chapel.
Some tips and things we work with you to consider when planning your Hawaii wedding:
– Visit potential Hawaii wedding locations before choosing your wedding site.
– It’s best to limit the search to just two islands. Make sure the venue has an indoor option available as rain can be unpredictable.
– Add an element of excitement and anticipation well before your wedding day. We delivered a message in a bottle to the wedding guests for one of our couple’s save the dates, and fresh Maui Gold pineapples with another couple’s invitations.
– Apply for your marriage license online within 30 days of your wedding at https://marriage.ehawaii.gov
– Incorporate local customs and traditions. We have sourced fun entertainment on the islands including fire dancers, ukulele players, drum leaders, lei makers and Hawaiian storytellers.
– Welcome your guests with local items made on island such as miniature glass turtles, fresh tuberose leis, candles in coconut shells and personalized flip-flops.
Above all, have fun and enjoy every minute of your Hawaii wedding.