Selecting the Right Island for a Wedding

Couples going for a traditional or low-key Hawaii wedding will want to check out the islands of Kauai and Molokai. Kauai is relatively undeveloped.

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  1. One of the most common destinations couples pick for a wedding is Hawaii. Most decide on Hawaii beach weddings, but there are many other choices. If the desire is a beach wedding in Hawaii, Oahu or the “Big Island” of Hawaii are the best islands for it. Waikiki Beach is an iconic wedding destination. Another beach may be more appropriate if a quite affair is the goal.

    Unspoiled Beauty

    Couples going for a traditional or low-key Hawaii wedding will want to check out the islands of Kauai and Molokai. Kauai is relatively undeveloped. Molokai is rural, peaceful, and exquisite. Major modes of transportation are horse-drawn carriages and your own two feet. There are taxis and some buses to bring people sightseeing. What couples will not see are traffic lights, resorts, or shopping malls.

    When planning a Hawaiian wedding, it is essential to work with a local planner. It is the easiest way to avoid miscommunications and take advantage of Hawaii wedding packages. Professionals know the islands and can help find the right venue and space to accommodate the style of wedding desired. If using a major resort, there are usually planners on staff to handle details and arrange for group rates for guests and the wedding party.

    Adventure Weddings

    There are opportunities in Hawaii that are available in few other places on the planet. A helicopter can be hired to take a few people to a volcano for a quick ceremony and a few pictures. Couples have gotten married while underwater, snorkeling, or swimming with sharks or whales. There are rain-forests that make unique backdrops for a wedding.

    Dramatic and fantastic caves are available for an adventure wedding. Hidden waterfalls accessible by helicopter, hiking, or zip lines are also amazing for a wedding. Only a few people will be able to attend, but the ceremony can be videotaped and played back later at the reception. Plan ahead for any of these adventures because availability of accommodations and transportation need to be double checked and booked well in advance.

    Elope

    Couples who wish to have a destination wedding without all the extra hassle, debate, or expenses can plan the honeymoon in Hawaii and just elope upon arrival. There is always time to plan a reception so everyone back home can be part of the celebration. The big day is for the couple, not the relatives. If families get along and can agree on arrangements, that is great. If that is not the case, leave them all a note and have the wedding of your dreams.
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