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Diamond Head Luau - Our Favorite Luau in Waikiki

Posted by Lauren C. on Jan 7, 2020 8:20:07 AM

There are a lot of luaus to choose from on Oahu, and while a lot of the popular ones are at least a 30-minute drive from Waikiki, there are a few to choose from a little closer to where most our couples stay.

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Tipping on Your Hawaii Destination Wedding

Posted by Lauren C. on Oct 24, 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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Best Hikes on Oahu

Posted by Lauren C. on Jul 11, 2019 11:19:22 PM

There are no shortage of hikes in Hawaii! From easy trails to restricted areas that we definitely do not recommend, the islands are full of places to explore. 

For the avid hikers, we recommend downloading the Alltrails app and carefully read reviews and precautions for each hike. There are very dangerous hikes in Hawaii! Please always think safety first! 

Getting out and exploring Hawaii will provide you with some amazing memories, just remember to always wear sunscreen, take water, and do not leave valuables in your car. 

We've made a short list of our favorite hikes to get you started ;)

Diamond Head Summit Trail

With stunning, 360-degree views in all directions from Waikiki to Waianae, the Ko'olau Mountains and the Koko Head Crater, it's easy to see why the Diamond Head Summit Trail is one of Oahu's most popular hikes. Located at 4180 Diamond Head Road just 2.5 miles south of Waikiki, the trail head is accessible by car, bike and public transit, and there are restrooms, a food truck, and water fountains available.

 

Diamond Head is a hike everyone should do at least once!

 

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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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