Hawaii Weddings – Plan Your Hawaiian Wedding

Perhaps the Most Romantic Place on Earth

Hawaii weddings are magical.  Whether you’re looking to plan a celebrity worthy wedding ceremony or hold an intimate beach vow renewal, we’re here to help. We’ve collected resources to help you get started.  Find out how to get your marriage license in Hawaii, browse ideas for wedding venues and even gush over dream date itineraries for honeymooning or simply keeping the spark alive. Enjoy the selection and good luck with your planning!

Wedding Planning Tips and Ideas

The truth about having a destination wedding in Hawaii is that not everyone is going to be happy with you. Not everyone will be able to make it to your wedding, some might feel a little envious, people could think your wedding photos are so perfect they must be photoshopped, a bridesmaid could get sunburned, the list goes on and on. But, if this is what you have your heart set on, there is a way to make it happen. And you can have it be as simple or lavish as you want it to be. To be honest, even a simple barefoot beach wedding is simply stunning and very special. These barefoot beach weddings are often the choice for vow renewals. Here are some ideas and tips to help get you inspired.


Featured Wedding Services

Check out some of these featured businesses! Get the scoop on wedding venues, price out wedding packages and see what wedding services are offered. Hawaii has a lot to offer in the way of wedding services. However, a lot of the information and recommendations are passed word-of-mouth. So, this is a helpful resource to get you acquainted with local businesses. Happy planning!

I Do Hawaiian Weddings
I Do Hawaiian Weddings, Wedding Planner and Officiant Website 808-330-5555
Sandy Swift Photography
Sandy Swift Photography Website 808-647-2500
Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel
Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel, Wedding Packages Website 1-800-262-8450
Hotel Coral Reef
Hotel Coral Reef, Wedding Venues Website 808-822-4481
Paradise Bay Resort
Paradise Bay Resort, Wedding Venues Website 808-735-5071
Kualoa Ranch
Kualoa Ranch, Wedding Packages Website

Wedding and Vow Renewal Resources by Island

If you've answered the question "Will I get married in Hawaii?" with an emphatic "Yes!", the next big question to answer is: "On which beautiful tropical island will I say, ʻI do!'?" Refer to our Pick Your Paradise article to help you get started. Just about any island will do. Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Island each offer everything from barefoot beach weddings to extravagant resort or private estate weddings. Costs will tend to be higher on Oahu and Maui and lower on Kauai and Hawaii Island, but costs will ultimately depend on your venue and vendors. Lanai is also a great option if you're looking to get away from the crowds.


Amazing Wedding Venues in Hawaii

Your venue is quite possibly the most important decision you will need to make, because your venue will be a major factor in the look and feel, cost and venue options for your big day. Choose from beautiful beach venues, private estates, resort hotels, charming chapels and gorgeous gardens. If you can think it, you can probably find it in Hawaii. Because, although Hawaii is known for its beaches, Hawaii is also home to the most diverse ecosystems in the world, including snow, volcanic regions and beautiful misty uplands. Have fun finding a place that's just your style!


Wedding Services

Okay, so it's time to start planning. If you're going all-out, hire a full-service wedding planner. Luckily, a lot of celebrities enjoy the islands. That being said, there are a lot of celebrity-worth venues, planners, designers and other services. So, the sky's the limit! Be grand, be gorgeous, go for it! If you're operating within a budget, don't waste any moment feeling sorry for yourself. There's no reason to. Many a brides have had the best day of their life with nothing more than a white beach dress and a bouquet of flowers in their hands. Mother Nature takes care of her children. Your wedding day might be blessed with a beautiful rainbow, breaching whales or the sunset of your life - and those are things money can't buy. Find the wedding planner who can work within your budget to make your vision come true. And be sure to carefully vet your vendors. For simple weddings, you will be able to do most of the planning yourself, but we highly suggest a month-of or day-of service to help you sort through the last minute details.


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Romantic Hotels in Hawaii

Here in Hawaii, we are spoiled with options for romantic hotels. We have four Forbes Five-Star hotels: Trump International Hotel Waikiki (Oahu), Montage Kapalua Bay Kapalua (Maui), Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea (Maui), and Four Seasons Resort Hualalai (Hawaii Island). We also have a host of romantic boutique hotels, such as Koa Kea Hotel and Resort (Kauai), Hanalei Colony Resort (Kauai), Volcano House (Hawaii Island) and Travaasa Hana (Maui). If you will be staying on Oahu, check out these Four Reasonably Priced, Romantic Boutique Hotels in Honolulu. Be sure to check for newlywed or honeymoon discounts and packages.


Malama the Marriage - Dream Dates in Hawaii

The Hawaiian word mālama means "To take care of, tend, attend, care for, preserve, protect, beware, save, maintain." Whether you're newlyweds on your honeymoon, empty nesters renewing your vows, or young parents with keiki, children, in tow, take some time to, as locals say, mālama the marriage. Escape for a bit. Bond with your spouse or rekindle the flames of passion. Hawaii is a place of adventure; and doing something new together might be just what your marriage needs. Here aloha is more than a greeting; it's more than the Hawaiian word for love. It's a lifestyle of sharing, warmth, acceptance, covering of shame, allowances for shortcomings and an unwarranted generosity. May these values become part of your wedding covenant.