(Closed) Historic beach hotel or luau for reception? Help!

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Historic, classy Beach front hotel/Sunday brunch reception, or sunset reception/pig roast/beach luau
    Classic beachfront hotel - brunch reception : (2 votes)
    20 %
    Luau on the beach under tent : (8 votes)
    80 %
  • Post # 3
    241 posts
    Helper bee

    Hi Hi, I’m a florida girl as well and I’ve always dreamed of dancing in the sand on my wedding day too! If you go with the luau option, you might consider providing a bus back to a central location. That way people can sober up on the ride back or cab it on home from there. Alternatively, you could faciliate the rental of a massive beach house nearby where people can crash for the night.

    Whichever you decide it sounds like a fun wedding!

    Post # 4
    3 posts
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I agree, if you have shuttle buses, then you eliminate that issue. Have pre set times and people can make the decision to be ready when the shuttle is leaving or get a hotel room.

    The luau sounds like an absolutely fantastic time. Also, if you don’t like being the center of attention, the luau will be a more social atmosphere thus you may feel much more comfortable.

    Laterns and white lights also would make the beach so romantic… Your lucky to have 2 great ideas to pick from but the beach wedding would be my pick (same age as you).

    Post # 5
    17 posts
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Just curious what you ended up doing? I’m kind of in the same dilemma. Can’t decide between a beautiful historic hotel and a outdoor more casual historic farm.

    Post # 6
    1774 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @kellylee:  It’s my humblest of opinions that casual is the way to go in Hawaii. It’s what Hawaii is all about!

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