wedd Getting Married in Hawaii , get married Wedding Day Tips

Hawaii Beach Weddings and Vow Renewals - Packages, Locations, and Tips!

Posted by Lauren C. on May 2, 2022 1:54:00 PM

Hawaii Beach Weddings and Vow Renewals

Hawaii offers more natural beauty than almost anywhere else in the world, and a beach wedding in Hawaii gives you the option for a stress-free ceremony in paradise all for a more affordable price than a traditional wedding at home.

Whether it’s a wedding or vow renewal, we offer everything you need to celebrate your love with an unforgettable Hawaii destination wedding.

 

Hawaii beach wedding at Waialae Beach.

Hawaii Beach Wedding Packages

Our Oahu beach wedding packages and vow renewal packages start at just $275 (2020 pricing), making Hawaii surprisingly affordable! When considering the costs of a Hawaii destination wedding, many couples can’t believe how much cheaper it is to fly to Hawaii, stay seven nights in a hotel, and have a ceremony in paradise all for cheaper than a traditional wedding back home. Much, much cheaper!

READ MORE >

Topics: Getting Married in Hawaii, Wedding Day Tips

wedd Getting Married in Hawaii , get married Wedding Day Tips

Elopement Packages - Choose What's Perfect for Your Special Day!

Posted by Lauren C. on Jan 24, 2022 9:15:00 AM

 

Now more than ever, elopement packages are an excellent option for couples looking for a stress-free way to plan their wedding, and with some of the most stunning beaches in the world, eloping in Hawaii is a no-brainer!

Did you know that elopements and destination weddings can be much more affordable than traditional weddings? Many couples can fly to Hawaii, stay seven nights, have their wedding, and still spend less than they would've for a wedding at home. 

Our elopement packages below are for the island of Oahu. More details can be found by clicking the "Oahu Wedding Packages" from the menu above. For Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island elopement and wedding packages, please follow the link from the menu above. 

You might also like our Tips for Eloping blog post for the "do's and don'ts of eloping in Hawaii.

 

Can you picture yourself eloping in one of the most beautiful places in the world? 
 
 

We already mentioned that Hawaii has very affordable destination wedding options, but what’s “affordable,” you ask? Our Hawaii wedding packages range from $295 to $8,825, with most couples spending a small fraction of the cost of a traditional wedding (2022 prices).

If this sounds like it could be a good fit for you, check out more of our elopement package details below.

*With any of these packages, you choose which stunning Hawaii wedding location will be the place you tie the knot. Public locations require a $50 permit we obtain for you from the State of Hawaii, and we do offer private venus for additional fees. Keep in mind that all of our packages can be customized. 😁*

 

READ MORE >

Topics: Getting Married in Hawaii, Wedding Day Tips

wedd Getting Married in Hawaii , get married Wedding Day Tips

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

Posted by Lauren C. on Jan 3, 2022 10:48:00 AM

 

7 Tips to Plan an Affordable Destination Wedding

 

Most couples don't think of Hawaii when planning a cheap and affordable destination wedding, but when we researched 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 $8000 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.

READ MORE >

Topics: Getting Married in Hawaii, Wedding Day Tips

wedd Getting Married in Hawaii

A Hawaii Destination Wedding - How Much Does It Cost?

Posted by Rachel H. on Dec 30, 2021 4:15:00 PM

 

What does it cost to get married in Hawaii?

 

We get asked this question a lot, and it’s a tough one to answer because it all depends on you! The good news? It's cheaper than most traditional weddings by far. 

Before writing this article, we did our research and came across an article by The Knot. While The Knot is a good website (we check it out ourselves), its cost breakdown is misleading.

The image below gives you a basic idea of what it'd cost to fly to Hawaii, stay six nights at a hotel in Waikiki, and get married with Weddings of Hawaii.

 

*Fights and hotel are NOT included in our packages. Hawaii wedding costs are examples based on our packages and research. (Prices based on 2022 packages and are subject to change.)  

 

The chart above is only an estimate, but we found that most of our couples spend between $5000-$8000 on their Hawaii wedding, flight, and hotel. 

  • Our average Hawaii destination wedding couple spends around $2500 (Our wedding packages range from $295 to $8,825. Prices vary as there are many possible customizations.)
  • Flight to Hawaii per person from the US mainland: $300-$800 (estimate and not included in packages)
  • 7 nights hotel in Waikiki: $1800-5000 (estimate and not included in packages)

We find that most couples can have a destination Hawaii wedding for around $6000, which includes the wedding, flight, and hotel, an enormous savings over the cost of a traditional wedding, which is currently over $30,000. 

NOTE: Hawaii wedding packages do not include flight and hotel, and Hawaii does not have all-inclusive resorts. Once you visit Hawaii, it's easy to see why you wouldn't want to spend all your time and eat all your meals at the same place. Hawaii has much more to offer than just your resort. Also, outer island weddings, such as a Maui wedding, are more expensive. Compare our packages for details.

 

Is the Knot's Cost Estimate Accurate?

 

Before you look at these numbers, please know their estimates look astronomically high to us. This is not to say they’re wrong, but these estimates must only consider traditional weddings with high guest counts, and we know extravagant weddings can easily surpass this estimate.

In comparison, most of our weddings are beach, park, or private venues with guest counts from 0-50. Very different.

You can see on our wedding packages page that we have seven packages running from $295 to $8,825, with our most popular package at $2,995 (we'll look more at that later). 

Let’s take a look at their cost estimates and then compare them to ours. As a spoiler, we estimate most of our couples spend between $4,500 and $8,000 on their wedding package, flight, and hotel. We'll have our breakdown below.

READ MORE >

Topics: Getting Married in Hawaii

wedd Getting Married in Hawaii , get married Wedding Day Tips , get married Hawaii Travel Tips

Getting Married in Hawaii - Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Lauren C. on Nov 2, 2021 8:15:00 AM

(Updated 11-02-2021)

Getting married in Hawaii is easier, more affordable, and less stressful than many couples think. We know planning from a distance can seem tough, but with over 40 years of experience performing weddings, we know how to make your dream destination wedding absolutely amazing! As we like to say, “No stress...just get dressed, and we’ll do the rest.”

How to Get Married in Hawaii

 

1. Research the Hawaiian Islands

Oahu is the most popular island to visit, followed in order by Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island. All islands offer the quintessential Hawaiian elements, yet they’re all unique in their own ways.

Oahu is known as "the gathering place." It’s home to Waikiki, Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head, and some of the state’s most beautiful beaches. Oahu also has an abundance of restaurants, cafes, bars, shopping centers, movie theaters, and other activities.

We are based on Oahu, and our Oahu wedding packages are the most popular choice for most couples.

Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island are quieter and more relaxed. While there’s plenty to do as far as going to the beaches, hiking, shopping, and eating out, these islands have a more rural feel and are perfect for those looking for a chance to get away from it all.

 

Read more about things to do on Oahu

 

A bride posing with Diamond Head in the background at Magic Island, Oahu.

 

2. Decide What Kind of Wedding You’d Like to Have

A Hawaii wedding can be a simple ceremony in the sand for a few hundred dollars, or it can be a large hotel wedding for tens of thousands of dollars.

READ MORE >

Topics: Getting Married in Hawaii, Wedding Day Tips, Hawaii Travel Tips

wedd Getting Married in Hawaii , get married Wedding Day Tips

Micro Weddings - Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Rachel H. on Aug 2, 2021 12:47:00 PM

Introduction to Micro Weddings

Micro weddings are rising in popularity, and now more than ever is a great time to consider if it may be right for you. Here at Weddings of Hawaii, we’ve been specializing in destination weddings of all sizes for over 40 years.

Thousands of couples have benefitted from the happy-medium of a micro wedding, and we’d love to help you determine if you could be one of them!

 

Small, intimate beach weddings are the perfect kind of micro wedding.

 

What Is a Micro Wedding?

A micro wedding for many places in the world is a small wedding, usually with around 20 and no more than 50 guests, but a Hawaii micro wedding is usually smaller, often with the couple and a few guests.

Generally, it is more streamlined but similar to a traditional wedding, with everything on a smaller scale.

Aside from the guest count, the biggest difference is that the reception is more casual and less structured than a traditional wedding reception.

READ MORE >

Topics: Getting Married in Hawaii, Wedding Day Tips

mail

  Email Updates   —

Recent Posts