(Closed) New to Wedding Bee and planning a destination in Hawaii

posted 10 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2018 - Majestic Colonial Resort, Punta Cana

Welcome to the hive! A wedding in Hawaii – how awesome. I’m a BIG fan of destination weddings.  😉

Make sure you check out the Local Boards for Hawaii, there’s tons of good stuff there: http://boards.weddingbee.com/board/hawaii

Also, Miss Sushi is getting married there, be sure to read all her awesome posts: http://www.weddingbee.com/author/mssushi/

Hope this helps! 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

Wow, Im in your SAME boat! We also want to do an Oahu destination wedding. 

Side Note – Oahu is NOT on island time, they are by far the most "on time" of the islands, as they are the most commercialized.

Good thinking on having it in September– prices go down everywhere & the weather is GREAT (doesn’t seem as "muggy") As far as churches go, if your looking to get married near the beach, there are not really alot of Catholic churches. You can find more in Honolulu (near waikiki). I’m Catholic as well, and found it difficult to plan a traditional church ceremony, so were leaning towards a beach ceremony. (I know, I know, bad Catholic!)

You mentioned doing some DIY projects. I thought the "welcome baskets were a great idea, but its a little too expensive for us since we will be having so many guests travel with us. Instead, we will be writing letters of thanks to everyone & will have them delivered to the rooms of our guests. (and not just a little thank you note, but an actual letter of gratitude). But i’m sure you can find cute little knick/knacks if you really wanted!

Hope that helps a little & good luck on the planning 🙂

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2018 - Majestic Colonial Resort, Punta Cana

Oh yeah! Thanks D’Orsay!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Ceremony at the Lanikuhonua Phase II private estate, reception at a historic hotel in Waikiki

First and foremost, congratulations!  During my initial planning, I checked out a lot of the Hawaii knottie bios.  A lot of their bios contain great tidbits of information (e.g., contact information, church requirements, etc.).  Hope this helps!  Let me know if you have any questions!

http://www.theknot.com/co_profileview.htm?profilename=HawaiiBrides

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

we’re giving away a book on planning a wedding in hawaii.  check out the sticky at the top of the boards!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception

Welcome, welcome!
Definitely check out the bio that Miss Piglet gave, it has tons of brides who got/are getting married in Hawaii. Also check the Oahu Bio, it has a few venues to check out.. Hope that starts you off on the right foot!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Yay, another Hawai’i bride!

The Wedding Cafe has a listing of a lot of vendors in Oahu; their website is another good place to look. For videographers, my cousin used Crane Media (they are listed on the Wedding Cafe website) and I thought her same-day edit was really sweet. Good luck with all the planning!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception

And a Hawaii Vendor Bio, this is for all the islands.

Post # 12
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Wannabee

Yay for a destination wedding in Hawaii! There are so many vendors and venues to choose from! Pacific Wedding Guide is up and running and here for you. Drop me a line if you have any questions and I’ll try to point you in the right direction! Aloha, Tara

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