Calling All Hawaii Brides!!

posted 3 years ago in Hawaii
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Grossern:  We did Maui and loved it! Our wedding day was pretty well perfect. I can definitely recommend Darren Keala as a planner, florist and Maui native/expert if you choose Maui- he was incredibly kind and talented:) He owns a floral business as well as wedding planning- easy to contact! darren@kuolanifloral.com  He might do planning on Oahu as well.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Not my wedding, but I went to one on Maui.  I LOVED Maui! 

They didn’t have a typical reception, but did reserved tables for all of us at the Old Lahaina Luau (and paid for).  It was fantastic.  They actually got married at the same location (I think a few hours before they opened for the Luau).  They had shuttle service to/from there and the hotel.  There weren’t any more than 30 guests I don’t think.

http://www.oldlahainaluau.com/weddings

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Grossern:  Yes, that’s what it was.  So it wasn’t entirely private.  They did have what amounted to a cocktail hour or maybe 1.5 hours between the ceremony and when they opened the luau up to the people who had purchased tickets.  We got to hang around the area during that time and they provided drinks, alcohol, and appetizers.  So they used that time to do some of the traditional things, like speeches.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Grossern:  We got married on Kauai and it was unforgettable! What’s kind of your vision for your wedding?

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Nymeria13:  I am renting a home on the North Shore of Oahu and am planning on hiring luau performers to come in.  Depending on how much you are willing to spend is what you get for the show.  Here is one place that has gotten back to me.

http://www.hawaiihulacompany.com/index.html

 

For an hour show with 3 dancers it is roughly 600, you can add additional dancers, musicians, fire dancers etc.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Nymeria13:  The place I am renting is called Hale Kimo.  http://www.halekimo.com   The cost depends on how long you are staying, how many people, and the time of year.  I am getting married in July which is high season and me and most of the guests are staying for 5 days.  Total it’s roughly $7,000.  It’s alot but for us it made more sense to spend a lot of money on the venue and get a place for an entire week then spend the same money and only get 1 day and have family and friends scattered.    There is an additional $800 event fee.  They will only do a very small wedding there.  No more then 30 people.  I am not doing a dance floor so don’t know if they allow one because I had no need to ask.  I would say the major disadvantage to doing a house rental is you literally have to bring EVERYTHING in, which is a bit overwhelming.  If you want to do a house rental look at VRBO.com and flipkey.com as that’s where I did alot of my searching  And Hawaii wedding vendors are all very much on “island time” and take forever to get back to you.

Other places I looked into that were serious contenders were The Plantation House, Loulou palm, and Paradise Cove (you can either do the luau or do a private reception on the property next door).  

I am using Propeller USA for videography and Right Frame Photography for photo.  That’s all I have booked so far.  I am looking into Royal Event Rentals and Pacific Party Rentals for tables, chairs and all that.  I am considering Keneke’s for catering.  

I have a lot more info than this so if you have any questions I amy be able to steer you in the right place.   I really am a relentless researcher! Hope I was able to help!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m not sure if this is relevant still, but we got married on Oahu last year, and it was awesome. I can send pictures and deets. (We’re from Kauai.)

Post # 14
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Wannabee

We’re getting married at the Mid-Pacific Coutnry Club on the windward side in Lanikai (super reasonable compared to other places).  I wanted a one stop shop that wasn’t in Waikiki.  We’ve rented this house for family and friends to stay at http://www.kailuaoceanview.com/.  We’re covering part of the cost but we are asking those that are staying to chip in.

My dream wedding was to rent a house on the beach and just do it in the back yard, but due to change in local laws its hard to find houses that are able to do that now.

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