(Closed) If you had to go to a wedding in Hawaii, when would you want it to be?

posted 8 years ago in Destination Weddings
  • poll: What time of year would you prefer to go to a DW in Hawaii?
    Winter : (9 votes)
    36 %
    Spring : (2 votes)
    8 %
    Summer : (9 votes)
    36 %
    Fall : (5 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    We would probably be most likely to go if it fell over a long weekend in the winter – like Thanksgiving. Less time off work + tropical vacation πŸ™‚

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    There wasnt an option for what I would have chosen – ANYTIME!

    But I guess it migiht be easiest for people to go either during the summer, winter break  or during a long holiday weekend that isnt SO important (like Thanksgiving or Christmas)

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think all your points are good. I’d go for summer so most people will be able to stay a few days and not take the kids out of school. I love Seattle in the summer, but I wouldn’t mind taking a trip to Hawaii. Even though it’s rainy and chilly in the winter I’d still feel rushed to get home and get the kids back in school. We always do a family Thanksgiving, and most people do family Christmas, so I wouldn’t have a holiday wedding.

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’d absolutely like to go in the winter.  I hate the cold weather so I love getting away for awhile, although coming back is always pretty brutal!  Also, you could plan around kids school breaks.  I believe most schools have a lil winter recess break in February or March.  February would be a nice time to go.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I answered your poll based on what we (a couple of DINKS) would want, but honestly if there are a lot of kids in the picture, you should really try to work around school.  It it’s mostly family that you want to be there, then a holiday trip might be nice.  If you are hoping for friends to come, I’d chose summer.

     

    Are most of the kids in the same school district?  If so, you could actually find out if they have a fall break and plan it then (we were lucky because my nieces in Oklahoma and FI’s nieces in Texas happen to have the same spring break next year–I just looked up their school calendar via google). 

    Post # 8
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    3587 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’s say pick summer tentatively, but wait and see because you need to see how many people are going to come and that may change when you want the wedding.

    But I’d like to go to Hawaii in the winter!

    Post # 9
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    2562 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I would be far happier to go in the winter – I actually pretty much refuse to travel somewhere when the weather where I am will be good (hence us delaying our honeymoon until November when we can at least escape the winter)

    Post # 10
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Winter, because I would LOVE a break from the coldest place on earth- the frozen midwest.

    Post # 11
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Aloha Littlemissmango!

    I’m in Oahu too, so I hear you on all levels. My fam is in MN, so obviously I heart the idea of a wintertime wedding so they can escape bone-numbing weather. But, Xmas break would be a factor for them. Bottom line – one Xmas break spent in HI would be memorable, but for you, your anniversary will always be during the holidays. Do you want that? You know, it gets pretty hot in summer here. Your cake and make-up (and maybe even the comfort of the guests) have to factor the sun somewhat. But all in all, I think that anytime in Hawaii is a good time for a wedding. Guests can find fun in the water – be it in the pool or a quick drive to a coast – from pretty much anywhere. I’d guess that as a guest, the primary reason for the travel would be to celebrate your Day and the paradise we call home would be icing on the cake, so to speak.

    Good luck and lots of Aloha!

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’m in the minority, but I vote Spring.  I’m homegrown Hawaiian, who’s now lugging out the rat race on the mainland, but I’m racing as a school teacher, so I’m a slave to the school schedule, like your guests with kids.  If I’m going to a wedding (like a family member’s or friends’ wedding), I always wish I could go during my spring break.  It’s the perfect amount of time to take a nice vacation (10 days) & spring break can vary in time.  For example, the school I work at takes its spring break around Easter b/c so many of our school’s families will travel during that time anyway.  Next year, Easter falls rather later than usual – April 24th – due to the Christian/Catholic calendar (it’s slightly different if your family is Orthodox Christian), while the following year, it’s on April 8th…that’s a pretty big difference & if your birthday isn’t close to one of those dates, maybe go with that year? 

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