Proper wedding planning and preparation will save you a bundle of money and eliminate most of your worries, fears, and frustrations. If you’re planning a destination wedding, then you must also seek the help of a wedding planner.
My wife and I got married in Hawaii and stayed three nights at a five star hotel, had a fabulous ceremony, which included all the trimmings such as a limousine, cake, flowers, photography, reception dinner for fifteen, and more, all for under $5,000.
Many people we tell just can’t believe it, but it’s true! A Hawaii wedding planned properly with the assistance and expertise of a Hawaii wedding planner does not have to cost you an arm and a leg. Your Hawaii wedding planner will actually save you lots of money by virtue of knowing all the vendors on the island.
Deciding when and where to have your wedding are your first considerations. You must nail down these two things first before you can really move forward with a wedding planner, before you can send invitations, before you can book a hotel, before you can do any real wedding planning.
There are numerous reasons for choosing to have your wedding in Hawaii. First of all, it is paradise don’t forget. Second, you can count on the weather, beautiful blue skies, a crystal clear ocean, and warm, balmy temperatures. Third, there are many exciting and romantic things to do in Hawaii.
Whether you’re into beautiful beaches, shopping, golf, dancing, live entertainment, surfing, extreme sports, hiking, waterfalls, scuba diving, snorkeling, restaurant hoping, or loafing, it can be found in abundance either in Waikiki or somewhere on the island of Oahu.
My wife and I decided to have our wedding on the island of Oahu and to stay in Waikiki because there were so many hotel options and so many things to do, and because it would be better for our guests too. They would be sure to be able to get a flight, and they would be sure to be able to book a hotel in their price range. When deciding on an island, Oahu it turns out has more of everything.
Most of the island of Oahu is peaceful, unpopulated, untouched, beautiful and, of course, tropical! Many people are misled to believe that the other islands are prettier. But did you know that the number one most beautiful beach on many top ten lists is Kailua Beach located on the island of Oahu?
As for “when” to get married, just about any time is a good time in Hawaii. But there is a rainy season between November and April. When it does rain, however, it’s usually not for more than a few minutes, or at worst, a few hours.
With that said, I live in Hawaii, and I would recommend not getting married during the rainy season. Most people get married in May, July, and August here. Personally, my wife and I chose to get married at the end of July. That worked out well for us.
It’s hot during the summer, but if you get married in the afternoon, say around 3:00 p.m., it’s a little cooler; and then you can have your wedding reception at an outdoor location or patio restaurant around 5:30 with a gorgeous sunset, guaranteed.
A Hawaii wedding can be very romantic if you choose the right place and the right time. There is a long list of places “where” you can get married on Oahu. From churches to chapels, to parks and gardens, as well as almost any beach.
Your wedding planner can help you choose a place to get married, as well as eliminate much of the hassles and headaches of planning your special day by taking care of all the details for you.
A good wedding planner will book your limousine, get your cake made, set up your chapel and make arrangements with a priest, get you musicians, hook the bride up to a hair stylist and make-up artist, and will also be there on your wedding day to guide you and hold your hand.