Destination Wedding in Hawaii

posted 2 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
4655 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I’ve been to Oahu twice. Actually got engaged there. We stayed in a little apartment/hotel over looking the zoo and diamond head and it was less than a 100 a night. It obviously wouldn’t be a good place for a wedding, but there are accomodations for less than 300. Have you looked somewhere on the north shore? Or other parts of the island besides Waikiki? The rest of the island is way prettier anyways. I’ve never been to Kona because we decided to go back to Oahu and save the big island for our next trip, but I’ve heard the flights are pretty cheap from Oahu. Like under 100 so I don’t think it’s that big of a deal. Idk where you are flying from, but I know Delta flys into Kona from certain parts of the US. 

ETA: Just looked it up again and there is a flight from LA to Kona. 

Post # 4
4655 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Psmooty:  waikiki grand hotel. I got it on vrbo. Have you checked there? 

The views from our room. It is half a block from the beach and right in the heart of waikiki. Close to everything!

Post # 5
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Psmooty:  Honestly anyone traveling to hawaii probably wouldnt mind hopping a flight to Kona, it’s super quick as the islands aren’t that far away from eachother. Kona is so beautiful, definitely different than Oahu which can be a little more urban. I would love to go to a wedding on Kona!

Post # 6
145 posts
Blushing bee

My advice would be to get in touch with a Wedding Planner that specializes in Hawaii or lives in Hawaii… they usually know the better vendors and the places within your budget that will also be less expensive for your guests!

Post # 9
5081 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2050

Have you thought about Kauai? It’s the smallest island and usually described as “the prettiest”. I attended a beautiful wedding on the north shore. We stayed on the south shore, which was easier to get around and would have also made a lovely wedding location. It was surprisingly affordable too. And there were lots of resorts, which I imagine would have wedding packages. <br /><br />

Post # 11
1 posts

Psmooty:  We are having our wedding in Maui and we also have been unsuccesful in finding hotels under $200 a night. We’ve been to Hawaii three times though and this seems common. I hope you have found something! 

Post # 13
2 posts
  • Wedding: August 2014

The cost of a hotel room varies with the seasons, so if you want to save money, go during the low season.  You’ll need to check with the hotels to see when that is.  It’s usually in the spring and fall.  Winter is the most expensive.  Have you considered Maui?  Maui has direct flights from the mainland and other countries, so your guests won’t have to fly into Honolulu first.  I’m not sure about Kona, they may too, but there aren’t as many rooms available as there are on Maui.  You can try or for cheaper rooms.  I got married this past August on Maui and had a great wedding planner who saved me a lot of money over a resort wedding.  I hired Maui Weddings from the Heart,, and they did a fantastic job!  I loved my wedding!  Good luck on your plans.  

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by  rosewood808.
Post # 14
10 posts
  • Wedding: July 2015

We’re getting married in July on Maui! We’ve noticed that hotels will charge up the wazoo for weddings, so we are staying at a hotel that seems to have phenomenal reviews and are considerably cheaper than, say, Four Seasons, and having the wedding ceremony and reception that is known for weddings. Have you looked on other islands?

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