(Closed) Destination wedding in Hawaii – which island?

posted 5 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
950 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Just came back from a friend’s destination wedding on the big island and I would NOT recommend it. As a guest, we didn’t have much to do (without driving all over the island) and beaches were “meh” (at least where we were) hubby and I went to maui after and had a much better time. maybe it’s better when living in the big island, but since we were tourists, we wanted some fun. 🙂

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Post # 3
9792 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I went to a Destination Wedding in Maui and it was great!

Post # 4
4064 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I haven’t been to a wedding there, but I went to Honolulu/Waikiki Beach area this spring and it was beautiful, though very touristy. It might be good for your guests though if they want to be able to do a lot and not have to travel far on the island. I liked that the main strip was walkable with plenty to see and do. It did remind me of any large city in the US though, just with better views! 

Post # 5
643 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 1988

Lanai is AMAZING! Dh’s brother lived there and was married there,  as well. Bill Gates rented the entire island when he married. There’s so much to do… Hiking, golf,  amazing beaches and associated water activities. 

Post # 6
5356 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

We got married on Oahu, but the windward side… I was not getting near Waikiki! We had a small wedding so we got married on Waimanalo Beach and then went back to the house we rented in Lanikai for the reception! It was perfect! We’d been to Oahu a couple of times but our guest hadn’t, and they were never bored. There was always something for them to do.

Post # 7
217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Our wedding will be in Maui, the beaches are gorgeous!

Post # 8
41 posts

We’re also getting married in Maui.  I have never been but I’ve heard so much about how beautiful it is!

Post # 9
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Maui is my favorite island to visit!

Post # 10
3003 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Maui is awesome. We love Kauai for the hiking and beaches but it rains a lot! We got married on Lanai and it was wonderful. The Big Island is actually my least favorite island (it’s still great, obviously, just not the best in my opinion).

Post # 11
10 posts

Aloha everyone!  I just wanted to quickly reach out and say hello, and I hope that your wedding planning is going well!  I am a wedding photographer based on Maui, Hawaii, but I travel to other islands too!  I just wanted to pass along my website info in case any of you might still be looking for a photographer for your big day! 🙂  Please feel free to check my out website here:   http://www.caitlincatheyphoto.com  and you can contact me directly through my website or e-mail me directly at: [email protected]  Best of luck with the wedding planning and if there is anything that I can help you with, please let me know! – Caitlin <3

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