From luscious mountains to beautiful beaches, Hawaii has something for everyone to enjoy. Being one of the beauties of the world it only makes sense that’d you’d think about eloping to this paradise on earth. With a wide network of direct flights from major cities, traveling here has also become a smooth & easy process. This blog was made with the intention of giving you all the information you need to have a successful elopement in Hawaii. That way you can focus less on stressing, and more on experiencing Aloha.
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But in order to ensure that Hawaii stays beautiful for everyone, please make sure to respect the land as if it’s your own.
What you’ll need before eloping to Hawaii
Getting it started!
One of the most important decisions you can make is deciding on your wedding coordinator and wedding location! So make sure to actively consider your options!
A wedding coordinator will not only help you through the process of putting all the parts together, but they can also take the weight of stressing about the wedding schedule off of your shoulders. While some people insist they aren’t necessary, I’d absolutely recommend getting someone to assist you. That way you can focus less on stressing during your special day and instead focus on appreciating one of the best times of your life.
Due to Hawaii being an incredibly diverse place, every location you can imagine can make for an amazing ceremony location. There’s venue locations on the top of mountains, under roaring waterfalls, and on beaches overlooking the blue ocean. Of those places there are public venues that have low costs and only require a permit, but can be quite busy during weekends. Or you can find beautiful private wedding venues but they will cost you a bit more.
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Wedding Photography and Videography
One of the most important aspects to an elopement is being able to actually remember your special day. In order to achieve that it’s extremely important to have a photographer and videographer. While photography can capture amazing photos that you’ll be able to share for ages to come, videography will help you relive the moments that you could only experience on your Big Day.
While it may not be necessary to have both, we’d absolutely recommend it! This is a moment in which you’ll only experience once in your life, so in order to remember your elopement years down the line you’ll want something to look back on.
Lastly make sure to let the people you want to be there know
While some elopements are spontaneous and others are planned. Often times it remains best to plan out who’s going to be attending your elopement. Typically we’d recommend not going above a person limit of 20 people. And while that may not seem like a lot of people, usually a smaller crowd can be easier to plan around and allow for a more intimate wedding. Try to keep it to the people that you’d absolutely love attending your ceremony.
All of these things will help you with making your big day something special. Not only will the beauty of Hawaii allow you to make memoriable moments, but you'll also leave without any regrets about your special day.
Mahalo and thanks for reading