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Tipping on Your Hawaii Destination Wedding

Posted by Lauren C. on May 2, 2019 2:03:00 PM

 

Having a wedding or vow renewal is not something done often, so one of the questions that often comes up is, "Is tipping common? If so, how much?" 

The short answer: Yes, tipping is common in the wedding industry. As we like to say, "tipping isn't expected, but it's always appreciated."

If you Google this question, there are many articles about tipping vendors. Just remember that many of those are for large, traditional weddings. We're trying to make it easy with this article by letting you know what's common here in Hawaii.

 

Who to Tip

It's common to consider tipping anyone who performs a service on your special day. 

  • Officiant
  • Photographer/Videographer
  • Musician/Dancer
  • Limo Driver
  • Hair and Makeup Artist

 

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Magic Island Is Our Top Waikiki Wedding Location

Posted by Lauren C. on Mar 7, 2019 6:06:00 PM

 

Everything You Need to Know About Magic Island

 

Magic Island is one of our favorite wedding locations! It’s our top pick for a sunset ceremony, but it’s beautiful during the day too. It’s an iconic location with lots of variety, making for a beautiful photo gallery.

Plus, who doesn’t want to say they got married at "Magic" Island, right? :)

Here we have all of the insider info on this location to help you decide if this is the best choice for your special day!

 

Isn't Diamond Head an amazing backdrop for a ceremony! 

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An Affordable Destination Wedding - Tips for a Dream Wedding on a Budget

Posted by Lauren C. on Mar 1, 2019 12:12:48 AM

 

7 Tips to Plan an Affordable Destination Wedding

 

When we researched about How Much a Hawaii Destination Wedding Costs, we were surprised at how affordable it could be compared to a traditional wedding.

Is a destination wedding really cheaper than a traditional wedding? Yes, in most cases it's cheaper.

It was surprising that a traditional wedding averages over $25,000, yet many of our couples spend less than $7000 to fly to Hawaii, spend seven nights in a hotel, and have a beautiful Hawaiian wedding ceremony.

Every couple is different, of course, and there are many options when planning either a destination or a traditional wedding.

A destination wedding is cheaper on average, and we thought of some ideas to help you plan the most affordable dream wedding possible.

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Koko Kai Garden, Our New Private Ceremony Venue

Posted by Lauren C. on Nov 8, 2018 11:55:40 PM

For the perfect private Hawaii wedding or vow renewal ceremony, Koko Kai Garden is a fantastic choice.

Hawaii's natural beauty is what brings so many couples to the islands, and many couples want the option of having a private Hawaii wedding ceremony.

Koko Kai Garden offers what many are looking for in a private venue. As you can see, it's surrounded by amazing Hawaiian elements. With lush foliage and Koko Head Crater in the background, it makes a wonderful setting all to your own.

 

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Even the shade from the trees is pretty :)

 

The venue is perfect for groups up to 50 and is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:00 to 3:30.

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How to Transport Your Wedding Attire to Hawaii

Posted by Lauren C. on Sep 13, 2018 11:50:39 PM

 

It's a question we often hear: How can I get my wedding dress to Hawaii? 

While it's easier for the groom, transporting your wedding attire is something you need to think about, especially for the dress. We generally have two options we recommend.

1. Carry Your Wedding Dress on the Plane

It's rare these days for the airlines to loose your luggage, but it's best to play it safe and not pack your wedding dress in your checked luggage.  We ALWAYS recommend bringing your dress on the airplane as carry-on luggage. The safest place for the dress is in your possession. 

By carrying it on the plane with you, you're responsible for it arriving safely and undamaged.

If you'd like to have your dress pressed and your hotel does not offer the service, you could use Marie Louise Cleaners (808-593-1110 ). They do same day pickup and drop off, so it's very convenient. Many of our brides use their services, so we feel confident recommending them. 

Make sure to schedule ahead of time to ensure they can accommodate you. 

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Wondering Where to Stay on Oahu? Start Here!

Posted by Lauren C. on Aug 23, 2018 1:12:00 PM

 

If you're coming to Hawaii for a wedding, honeymoon, or renewal ceremony, where you choose to stay can make all the difference. Whether you're looking for the beauty of the Hawaiian mountains and beaches or the energy of the Honolulu nightlife and shopping scene, the island of Oahu has plenty to offer.

We get asked all the time where we recommend staying. We usually say Waikiki, which is next to Honolulu on the island of Oahu, as that’s often the best fit for what our couples are looking for. However, the whole island is beautiful, as are the other islands of Hawaii.

Here are our thoughts on some areas you may want to consider.  :-)

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