Destination Weddings In Hawaii Guide

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This article focuses on perhaps one of the most popular destinations for getting married on a beach. When getting married in Hawaii, you can also tie the knot near a waterfall or in a lovely Hawaiian garden but the most romantic and dreamy of all is the beach. Yes I’m very biased, just in case you didn’t notice 😉

Destination weddings in Hawaii have become very popular over the years. And for good reason too. In addition to literally giving you the chance to get married in paradise, Hawaiian weddings are not as expensive as you might think. So if you’ve always dreamed of having a beach wedding in Hawaii, read on.

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First Things First

If you’re thinking of getting married in Hawaii, the first thing that you need to do is decide on which island you’re going to get married. All Hawaiian Islands have many breathtakingly beautiful beaches so you might find it hard to choose at first. But in order to kick start your Hawaiian wedding planning, you really need to decide on the island first.


Oahu Island is home to the famous Waikiki beach, Diamond Head and Honolulu. The island is blessed with 23 state parks on the ocean and throughout the interior. Oahu also enjoys a rich history and is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts.
The island offers plenty of adventure opportunities such as surfing, mountain hikes, kayaking and golfing.


Maui’s beaches are legendary. Think 33 miles of pristine beaches. But Maui is not just about beaches. On this heavenly tropical island, you can also go snorkeling, hiking, go bird watching, explore waterfalls, rain forests and much more. This island is also a haven for golfers.


Famous for its natural beauty and range of activities, Kauai Island also offers many excellent golf courses. Explore the beautiful Na Pali coast, Waimea Canyon and Fern Grotto. The island can also be explored by kayak or boat.


If you’re looking for secluded privacy, you’ll find plenty of that on Lanai Island. Explore the charming town of Lanai City. Check out the various outdoor activities and attractions that this island offers, such as the Garden of the Gods, Kanepu’u Preserve, pristine Hulopo’e Beach and Lana’i hale.


Sun, surf, the world’s most active volcano, water activities, eco-adventures, excellent golfing, white, black and green sand beaches, exotic rivers and much more. This is the Big Island.

Explore the lovely town of Hilo, dubbed as the Flower Capital of the World. A multitude of national parks await you, together with many historical sites and attractions.

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Final Thoughts On Destination Weddings In Hawaii

For someone not living in Hawaii, it can be quite overwhelming to plan and organize everything. To this regard, it’s often recommended that you hire a wedding coordinator. Plus wedding coordinators in Hawaii are not that expensive.

Remember, you have loads of stuff to think about for a perfect beach wedding in Hawaii. You have to think about your Marriage License, the Minister, the flowers and leis, venue decorations, etc.

Best time to get married in Hawaii is usually in the morning or late afternoon. This will help you avoid mid-day heat.
In order for you to have plenty of time to relax, it is recommended that you schedule your wedding day in the middle of your stay. This will give you time to settle down and check whether everything is going according to plan.

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