For many people, Hawaii weddings are the ultimate way to tie the knot, and the Pacific Ocean is the perfect location for a wedding. The obvious reasons are indeed obvious – the fabulous climate, the great beaches, the exotic setting and the unbeatable Hawaiian welcome. Then there is the fabulous food, the entertainment and simply the fact that you are in Hawaii. Most of all, however, there is the romance. Nevertheless, the best way to organize a wedding in Hawaii is to seek the services of a professional.
Any destination wedding takes a lot of planning and Hawaiian weddings are no different. Simply getting everybody there on time is hard enough, but then you have the catering, the dress, the bridesmaids’ dresses and even the priest to get organized. And don’t forget the reception venue and the photographer and … miss out even one of these, and you will be left looking a bit embarrassed. Luckily the internet can help you.
There are also the flowers, the favors and the guest book! Arranging the transportation for your family friends between the church or site for the ceremony and the reception venue isn’t as easy as most think it to be when you are being wed on an island. There is a lot more to do, and eventually all of that can get to be a bit too much.
You have no time to relax or do anything but make sure that the wedding dresses and those for the bridesmaids are delivered on time to the right place. If you have page boys or flower girls then their clothes also have to be selected and their delivery assured. You could save a lot of that by purchasing an ‘off the peg’ dress, but why do that if you want your dress designed as you want it? In any case, it might not fit you when arrive to collect it.
If you decide to mail your wedding dress to Hawaii, along with any other outfits needed such as the bridesmaids’ dresses, then make sure they are dispatched well before your big day. A week before is the minimum, but it can easily be before that. These are the essentials with which you don’t want to take chances. Make sure the packages or boxes are marked as fragile, and when they arrive open them immediately for inspection and pressing.
When planning Hawaiian weddings, it is advisable to speak to the hotel staff where you are holding your reception. If you stay there overnight you should speak to them and get to know them. They will then be more amenable to helping you out when you have a problem, such as the best local wedding planner (the hotel can also likely help) or any other issue you have with your wedding.
Don’t forget the photographer. Your photographer is very important and will provide a permanent record of your Hawaii wedding. The start of your marriage is very important and it should be recorded professionally. Make sure that you won’t have to rely on friends or relatives by booking your wedding photographer well in advance.