Destination weddings are definitely hot right now. The idea of rushing off to an exotic location to exchange vows while some of your closest friends and family members watch is a dream for many couples. One of the top spots for those locations is Hawaii, so let’s look at some tips to help you plan a fabulous destination wedding to Hawaii.
Planning a Hawaiian Wedding
If you’re planning a Hawaiian destination wedding, then your first step is to find a wedding planner who can help you. To find one, you can use the Internet or referrals from other couples who’ve had weddings in Hawaii, or even other wedding planners. You’ll need to choose a planner you trust since they’ll be making plenty of decisions on your behalf.
Another good idea is to make early plans for where you plan to stay during your Hawaiian visit. Remember Hawaii is a very busy tourist area so booking rooms early is a necessity. You may also want to ask a travel agent to help you make the reservations and to get you a good deal on the rooms for your guests. You could also rent a big vacation home in Hawaii (again, you’ll have to book early) so all of your guests could stay there together. The ceremony could even be held at the house with the owner’s approval.
You’ll also need to decide early on where you want to have your wedding held on the islands. Not only are there several popular islands to choose from, but you can pick to be married on a beach, by the side of a volcano, or even in a resort.
For your reception, you might want to consider having a traditional Hawaiian luau. The dancing, food, and fun associated with these events is an ideal way to celebrate your marriage with your guests.
Hawaiian Wedding Invitations
Of course, if you’re having a destination wedding in Hawaii your invitations should reflect this, too. The Hawaii Toucan Invitations, or the Hawaiian Luau Invitations would all be good choices. You may also want to use the same style for your save the date cards.
And that brings us to an important point: you definitely need save the date cards for your Hawaiian wedding. Guests need plenty of time to make preparations and to save the money for the trip. Plus, when you send the save the date cards make sure to clearly explain what costs will be covered for guests and which ones they will be responsible for. It’s a good idea to get those save the date cards in the mail about six months before the event at least.