Stay authentic to Hawaii’s native people and history by infusing your wedding day with Polynesian culture. From flower leis to a luau feast complete with a roast pig and a “pupu line,” it’s easy to create a meaningful and out-of-the-ordinary wedding celebration.
From rugged emerald mountains to lush tropical forests to pristine beaches surrounded by turquoise waters, Hawaii contains more diverse examples of natural beauty than you can name on its six distinct islands. Whether you imagine reciting vows in front of crashing waves or volcanic peaks, Hawaii’s landscape has its own kind of magic.
Hawaii might be considered one of the most romantic spots on earth; no wonder it’s a top honeymoon pick. What better way to celebrate your marriage than by surrounding yourself and your guests with the aura of love: from misty waterfalls to intimate farm-to-table meals, Hawaii seriously ignites the heart’s passion.
If you’ve never experienced a Hawaiian sunset, then you have no idea how amazing this daily miracle can be. You’ll have to see to believe these fiery sky explosions — your eyes (and your wedding album) will thank you.
The ceremony is the heart and soul of the wedding — don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Continue searching for a local wedding officiant until you find one that is truly invested in your story. Work with your ceremony musicians and select tunes that represent the two of you, whether that means you’re walking down the aisle to Hawiiaan folk music or the traditional Bridal March. Too often, we find that couples leave the ceremony planning to the last minute, resulting in a service that is impersonal and uninspired. Start planning early so that when your guests are walking to the cocktail hour after your vow exchange, they say to each other, “Wow, that was so them!”
No matter which wedding venue in Hawaii you choose as the backdrop to your day, your guests will hardly be able to wait to enter your reception. Wow them with stunning wedding flowers, impressive sound and lighting design, and incredible catering focused on local foods to take your wedding from memorable to unforgettable.
Can you believe it’s already the night before the big day? From swanky dinners at five-star restaurants to luaus with local flare, you couldn’t have a better rehearsal dinner location than Hawaii. Kick off the wedding festivities in style with a shared meal you and your guests won’t soon forget.
Don’t let the sparkler departure be the end of the wedding celebrations! Instead, keep the party alive with a festive farewell brunch. Dig your toes in the sand and thank your guests one more time over a delicious morning meal at one of Hawaii’s top brunch spots.
Welcome your friends and family to the Hawaiian islands with a bag of local goodies to make them feel right at home. Lucky for you, we’ve got a bunch of ideas for what to include. From essential items (hello, sunscreen!) to delectable treats, your guests will be in awe of your thoughtfulness.
Say “thank you” to your wedding guests for traveling to celebrate your special day in a unique Hawaiian way. Our suggestion? Capture the essence of the islands with your favor. We’ve got all sorts of ideas to get your creative juices flowing, so take a look!
Have the time of your life while visiting Hawaii for your wedding. From world-famous beaches to countless inland activities, you won’t be bored for a minute. Take a look at Aloha-Hawaii’s guide to activities by island. Enjoy taking in the history and natural beauty of the islands while soaking up the gorgeous island sunshine.
There’s no doubt about it: your guests will eat well while in Hawaii. There are countless local restaurants that will give you a true taste for island food and culture, and Zagat has a great restaurant guide to get you started. Don’t be shy — go out on a limb and try something new!
Hawaii has it all, so decide what type of wedding accommodations best fit you and your guests and plan from there. Whether you’re seeking a large resort that can house hundreds or a quaint oceanside bed and breakfast for you and your sweetie, you’ll find it here. So relax and enjoy your stay in the Aloha State.
With six islands to choose from and countless beaches to serve as your backdrop, it’s pretty much guaranteed that your engagement photos will be unique and stunning. Click here for a few suggestions of places Hawaii wedding photographers are loving to capture couples in all their almost-wedded bliss. Enjoy your special session and the resulting photos!
What better place to bachelorette than Hawaii? With piña coladas for days and legendary sunsets in the evenings, you can enjoy time with your girls before the wedding madness begins! Celebrate your soon-to-end singleness and anticipate the excitement of your upcoming marriage on the shores of the Hawaiian islands with these great bachelorette party ideas.
With island activity and beach relaxation at your fingertips, round up the guys and hit the islands for an unforgettable bachelor party. From erupting volcanoes to crashing waves, the adventure is only just beginning. Check out our bachelor party ideas to get the planning process started.
Where would we be without the immensely talented pool of Hawaii wedding vendors? Their passion for planning, commitment to their couples, and incredible ingenuity is what makes the local wedding scene as remarkable as it is, and it's the unique team behind every wedding working together that makes each event an affair to remember. Their combined experience and expertise is second to none, and we want you to benefit from it while assembling your dream team of vendors. Check out our Spotlight Series for in-depth Q&As with the best of the best in the industry, and make sure to read the articles they've contributed to Borrowed & Blue for the most reliable wedding tips and tricks, straight from the source.
The good news is that you’ve chosen a vibrant, scenic, and seriously fun location to gather your nearest and dearest on your big day. Congrats! The bad news? Your wedding location is so awesome that it draws a crowd for reasons other than your nuptials all year long. When selecting your wedding date, be sure you know what other activities are happening in the area that might put a cramp in your party’s style. We’ve gone ahead and done the legwork for you, so check out the annual calendar of major Hawaiian events and add them to your radar.
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Check out some other useful local online resources to get you acquainted with all-things Hawaii, from travel guides to the local restaurant scene to great local wedding blogs run by our friends in the industry: