(Closed) New to board and planning an Oahu DW

posted 7 years ago in Hawaii
Post # 3
14492 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have no advise on locations, but I wanted to Welcome you to the Hive! 

Post # 4
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Have you considered renting a house?

Post # 5
9 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

@kimdlc:  $15,000? Not in this lifetime. 


$30,000 is more doable.

Post # 7
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

When I went to Waikiki I saw a wedding ceremony then reception happening at the Halekulani Hotel.


I agree with irishgrim – your budget is way too low to have 50 guests – especially if you want to do it on Waikiki beach. Not that I’ve ever planned a wedding in Hawaii, but it is super expensive in general, and my friend is getting married in Maui and for a 50 person guestlist, she is having a lot of trouble staying within her 30K budgetl, as a lot of the quotes she received for venue alone came to 30K!




Good luck!


Post # 9
363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@kimdlc:  I’m having my wedding at the Halekulani Hotel and my budget is $12,000 for about 50 guests, so yes, your budget is doable. We’ll be having an outdoor ceremony at the lanai and an indoor reception right next to it. I didn’t really research much about places that do both outdoor. The great thing about the Halekulani is that if you spend a minimum of $6,000 on food, then they will waive the $1,500 ceremony fee, give you a complimentary room for you & your husband for the wedding night (their rooms start at I believe $600 so this is amazing!), and a complimentary wedding cake! I’m also seeking oustide vendors because the ones that the venue prefers are too expensive. I’m also going work on as many DIY projects as I can to save, such as make my own bouquets, centerpieces, etc. Good luck with your planning!

Post # 10
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@kimdlc:  My wedding is this weekend at the Beachfront Oasis. Our budget was about $15k, with a guest count of 45. I can let you know how it goes after, if you like.

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