Wondering How to Prepare for Destination Wedding in Hawaii after COVID-19 Pandemic? Get All About It Here!

How to Prepare for Destination Wedding in Hawaii after COVID-19 Pandemic

The wedding industry is one such domain that had been untouched of the worst recessions and inflations in history. As regardless of the falling or rising economies, marriages would happen. But, the COVID-19 outbreak has forced people to postpone their weddings. Those who wanted to celebrate their dream-day as a destination wedding had to change their plans as travel across the world is banned. But, as the old saying goes, weddings are fixed in heavens, Hawaii’s wedding industry is all set to bloom again with dreamy Hawaii elopement as the pandemic ends.

How Wedding Industry is dealing with COVID-19?

According to the surveys, about 70-80% of marriages have been postponed, essentially international weddings. Well, patience makes everything better. People are not planning their weddings for now, which is a great sign of heavy losses to the wedding industry. But the best part is digital media is bringing the best results and might become the best source for wedding planners for collaborations with clients and fixing the wedding arrangements going to hold after this pandemic.

Now, the couples would have more time to envision their themes, outfits, venues, and destinations for their weddings. Thanks to the internet, wedding planners are in touch (of course, not physically) with soon-to-wed couples and assisting them in finding and deciding the best for them. Hawaii’s wedding venues and resorts are ready to throw an unforgettable treat for your closest friends and families after the COVID-19 bans would be lifted. The industry is quite well dealing with the situation and has made big plans for the future as well. Hopefully, everything will be on the line!

Planning Hawaii Wedding after COVID-19?

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If you are planning your destination wedding in Hawaii after COVID-19 times, here we have some tips that would make your job easier. You surely need to stay aware and adopt precautions even after this emergency period, like wearing masks during flights and even after it and following all those precautionary steps that are recommended during this period.

Once your flight lands in Hawaii, make sure you rent a car to explore the best Hawaii wedding venues and resorts on the island. You can also book an Uber or Lyft transport, while car and bike renting services are also available in Hawaii. The next thing to consider is the weather. Though Hawaii remains like a paradise throughout the year, the months from June to October are counted in the season of summer here. Some parts of the island are always rainy. You should book your guest’s travel at least three months in advance, as in peak seasons the travel costs are generally higher. If you ask about the time of the wedding, it is recommended to fix your big-day in non-holiday weekdays. In weekends, there are comparatively large gatherings of tourists and locales, so if you want to enjoy the solace and privacy, then avoid the weekends.

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To accomplish your Hawaii destination wedding dream, you would have to apply for a Hawaii wedding license. If you are 18 or above, you can apply for this. For this license, you would have to provide a valid ID proof like DOB certification or a driver’s license. The head office for the marriage license is situated in Honolulu on Oahu, and you can also apply in Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island via agents. This marriage license has validity over 30 days and permits you to wed on an island in Hawaii.

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It is the island’s marvelous mountainous view. So, make sure you find a place that is surrounded by lush green gardens, tropical beauty, and the one that can offer a mesmerizing pink-purple sunset for your wedding photography’s backdrop. Your Hawaii wedding might be a sober ceremony in the beach’s shining sand if you have a tight budget, or you can make it grand by spending big money and have it organized in big wedding venues and resorts.

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Fix Up, Guest List!

Then you need to decide the guests on your list. Your wedding planner can help you in estimating the budget per guest for the party and stay. For the beach venues, you can invite more people as such venues are grand and have a huge capacity to welcome your special guests. Also, don’t forget to inform your guests to carry along their valid IDs and other important documents. If any of them is having any serious medical condition, ask him to bring his medical history as he visits Hawaii.

Hopefully, you find it informative and feeling relaxed after knowing some silver lining for your destination wedding in Hawaii. Do share your views with us, what plans do you have!

Happy Wedding!

Marking The New Beginnings With A Vow Renewal Ceremony

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Vow Renewals is among the trending celebrations in the 21st century where the couples honor the strength of their union and make new promises for the next beautiful years. Amidst beautiful themes and friends and family, the couple celebrates their bond of love of so many years. And, since Hawaii is considered to be the best destination for love birds, many middle-aged couples go for vow renewal Hawaii to make the most of their day of love. It is the ceremonies like these that strengthen our trust in the institution of marriage while setting a good example before the next generation.

So if you are planning to celebrate your wedding anniversary differently this time, vow renewal can make things interesting for you. Here’s all you can do to make it a big hit amongst your friends, family, and children:

Choose Your Anniversary Date For The Celebrations: Pairing your vow renewal with a milestone anniversary such as 10, 20 or 30 years of marriage is a wonderful feeling. There’s nothing better than holding vow renewal on anniversary date which will bring back happy memories of the day when you first exchanged the rings and vows. You can also surprise your spouse by proposing him/her with a ring and fall in love all over again.

•Include #New-wedding-trends: If your wedding was before the days of Facebook and Instagram, then vow renewal Hawaii can make things more fun. Going with the latest trends, you can go for hashtags or live videos which will add more fun to your ceremony while giving you the chance to curate happy memories. Opting for exclusive budget-friendly Hawaii vow renewal packages will be an added plus as they come packed with services like photography and videography to capture the beautiful moments of your special day.

•It’s The Location That Makes All The Difference: When it comes to a vow renewal Hawaii, two options can truly set the tone for your day – A beach arrangement or a waterfall amidst lush greens. However, it totally depends on the kind of renewal you want, your budget, and the guest list. For a beach vow renewal, the Hawaiian Islands like Oahu, Magic Island and Waialae Beach Park are the perfect destinations. And, topping it up with Hawaii wedding traditions like Lei exchange and a conch shell blowing will take it to another level. So before you head towards your chosen Hawaiian location, it is always recommended to have some helpful tips about Hawaii wedding, which will make your ceremony more fun and exciting.

•Involve Your Children: Your children are the most important people in your life and what can be better than sharing this special moment of love with them. Renewing your wedding vows with them will take you back into the time when you two just started off this journey. It will reflect where you have been and where you are going. You can make it extra-special with matching attire with your kids. If your kids are old enough, you can make them ‘man/maid of honor’, and if they’re young, they can play the role of ‘Ring-bearer’ or ‘flower-child’.

Why Wedding Vow Renewals?

•Remembering / Rewriting Your Vows: Re-promising the vows on a special day can take you back into the time when it all started and how was the feeling when you first got committed to the love of your life. In fact, reading and committing the original vows can be the perfect way to remember that time as to why you chose each other and how much you love your mate. A vow renewal Hawaii will signify the beauty of your love, when you’ll say, “I still do” on this heaven on earth.

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•Express Your Love: If you want to express your love and gratitude in a grand way, then the vow renewal will surely impress your sweetheart. After years of marriage and the ups and downs that you’ve gone through, renewing vows can be the best way to express your love for each other. And, going for vow renewal Hawaii will simply act as an icing on the cake- an excellent way to appreciate the strength of your relationship and experiencing those butterflies all over again.

Cheers To The New Beginning: Marriages can be challenging. Many couples face complications or go through various struggles. But the best part is, they decided to be in it together and overcame all odds. So vow renewal is the powerful way to tell the world that despite everything, how you stood strong by each other and made things beautiful.

Take time to appreciate your beloved. Tell him/her how much you love him/her. Just surprise them with a vow renewal ceremony and rekindle that love once again.

Marriages are beautiful, you just have to appreciate each other more often to feel that love, care, and respect!

Beautiful August Hawaii Wedding

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For us Hawaii is beautiful all year long, but for those who love the sun and the tradewind, August is one of the best months to have their Hawaii wedding ceremony. It is a popular month for both locals and destination Hawaii weddings, so booking early is a good idea. Upcoming date of Aug. 18, 2018  (8/18/18) is “the big date” couples have secured.

Our Hawaii wedding couple today, Stephanie and Joseph of Fresno, California chose Aug. 1, 2018 (8/1/18) which is easy to remember. Staying in Waikiki during their honeymoon they chose Waialae Beach Park as their Hawaii wedding location. A wise choice was to choose a package with a limousine service, which picked them up at the hotel and then returned them happily married. Here comes the bride and groom and being met, with Aloha from Rev. Michael Nelson and Roger. Stephanie and Joseph are a very attractive couple  dressed in a modern flair. A cascade bouquet of pinkish-ivory like roses  and hydrangea awaits her.

A black shiny kukui nut lei for Joseph. A beautiful wedding on the sands of Hawaii is about to take place. The happy couple walks up the white bridge to the sandy altar where the Reverend waits. Sounding of the conch begins the Hawaiian ceremony of Stephanie and Joseph. A memorable wedding ceremony, just the two of them, so romantic, happily participating in the Hawaiian sand ceremony. The vows were most beautiful, the rings was gorgeous sparkling in the sun. With the traditional flower lei exchange, they became the new Joseph and Stephanie, kissing each other on both cheeks. Marriage certificates were signed and sealed. Many romantic wedding portraits were created for the newly weds, Joseph and Stephanie. A champagne limo ride back to the hotel. Celebration on the catamaran coming up. Congratulations guys!

 

Hawaii Wedding Dream Came True

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A free spirit couple from Poland traveling through out the United States stopped in Hawaii to have a Hawaii wedding ceremony. Jakub and Natalia booked their wedding plans in Hawaii as they traveled through out the U. S. choosing May 4, 2018 as their special date. Natalia loves the beautiful white sandy beaches and the blue/green ocean with little surrounding islands in between. They chose to have their most important day of their lives to get married at Waimanalo Bay Beach. The happy couple looked like a prince and his beautiful princess bride.

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A haku head lei of brilliant hot pink flowers with yellow and green completing the lei, a look of a blonde Hawaiian princess dressed in a fashionable dress. He looked great in walking shorts with white shirt and a fragrant green maile lei. He also added a fashionable hat. Reverend Mike’s Hawaiian ceremony and words will always be a memory cherished as they travel further into their venture as husband and wife. Beautiful photos and mementos as Natalia and Jakub said “I do take thee”. Jakub carried his bride and swirled her around. A perfect beginning to their life together. They will visit San Francisco, Las Vega, Tampa & Cleveland before Jakub heads for a conference in New Orleans. Congratulations and Mahalo.

Hawaii Weddings Eloping Trends

As the years go by, the trend of couples eloping to enjoy Hawaii weddings and honeymoon has grown tremendously. The thought of no stress and pressure, away from a big bash at home, it is like escaping and allowing a Hawaii wedding planner to help bring it all together. The combination of a intimate Hawaii wedding ceremony and the enjoyment of a Hawaiian honeymoon became a reality for Vanessa and Bradley. They were already in Hawaii when they booked us to plan this beautiful day.

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After being together for many years and having two little children, it was a family Hawaii beach wedding at Kahala Beach. The changing meaning of the word “elope” from “running away to get married” to the new “small wedding away from home” or “destination wedding”.  When couples elope, most likely it is a secret until they return home. However, some do share their elopement with their immediate love ones; some elope with their families tagging along. For Bradley and Vanessa, the Hawaii wedding and honeymoon was a family one with their children Max and Scarlette. On February 17, 2018, a beautiful clear, serene day, at Kahala Beach. As the sound of gentle waves washing up on the sand, Reverend Michael Nelson blew his conch shell announcing the wedding of Vanessa, Bradley and children.

As the children played in the background,  the two became one with our traditional Hawaiian wedding ceremony, including the exchanging of flower leis as a gift of Aloha. They will enjoy their many precious pictures of this memorable family Hawaii wedding day. Congratulations and Mahalo for sharing your day with us.

Hawaii Weddings with Aloha Gestures

Our Hawaii weddings are filled with Aloha, love and joyous Ohana (family) celebrations. But a beautiful “Aloha gesture” from a fellow wedding planner was a blessing on the last day of December 2017. We would like to share with you, our story of the beautiful Hawaii wedding of Sandra and Mikesa at Kahala Beach. Most Hawaii wedding planners do plan weddings for gay couples, but it is more difficult to find a minister to do the ceremony.

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For one reason or another, not all ministers offer gay wedding ceremonies.  In most cases, we can identify couples for gay weddings by their names. However in this case our communication got lost.  Our minister arrived but graciously recused himself. A real blessing for us, an angel saved this beautiful wedding day for Sandra and Mikesa.  Another Hawaii wedding planner/minister was at the park for her wedding couple and offered her Aloha gesture. Although we are in the same business, we are all friends and from time to time help each other out. Hawaii’s Aloha gesture is alive and we are always happy to do the right thing to spread the Aloha. A true angel of Aloha, thank you Reverend Leah of Hawaiian eye weddings. Our couple was happy and thankfull.

Arrival by limousine, they were very nervous but were lovingly supported by their love ones. Milesa, beautiful in a stylish-fitted white/ivory dress and Sandra, very mod in a ivory colored tuxedo posed for beautiful portraits before the wedding ceremony. Waiting for Reverend Leah to finish her couple’s wedding, there was time for relaxation, and doing the photo shoot.  Nervousness disappeared to smiles of happiness. Reverend Leah greeted our couple with sweetness and open arms of Aloha. A serene, beautiful day, gentle waves and a beautiful intimate Hawaii wedding ceremony by Reverend Leah. Thank you, Leah for saving our Hawaii wedding day, blessing our last day of 2017. Sandra and Mikesa were happily congratulated by their love ones. We are so happy for you, and thank you ever so much for supporting us.  A wedding in Hawaii presents the new Sandra and Mikesa of Hawaii.

 

Hawaii blessing of marriage or Hawaii weddings

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Lately, articles about “fake Hawaii weddings” have been published. These are not fake marriages, it is more like a Hawaii wedding blessing. These happy couples either elope or get married at home but want to experience a Hawaii wedding ceremony during their honeymoon. Many of the Asian couples are definitely married in Japan or wherever, but they desire what they call “photographic memories” during their honeymoon called “photo shoots”. I would say the correct term might be Hawaii vow renewals or Hawaii wedding blessings.

No marriage applications are needed from the State of Hawaii for these so called Hawaii weddings. Amy and Jay were married at the court house, but wanted the magical touch of Hawaii weddings. They wisely decided to splurge a little more on a Hawaii wedding package called the Paradise package. Sharing their Hawaii wedding ceremony with their love ones at home, was especially important for both of them. Photographic memories with a video of their wedding ceremony, limousine service, guitar/singer, a beautiful french bouquet and for Amy a white orchid haku head lei. Orchid leis were included for the offering of leis to each other, added to blowing of the conch and a unity sand ceremony.

Stylish white wedding gown for Amy with a veil, and a cream colored suit for Jay. Reverend Michael Nelson began the ceremony by blowing the conch, the guitar/singer played and sang the Hawaiian wedding song as the couple strolled to the altar. A beautiful day on December 30, 2017 at Magic Island, Ala Moana. Their limousine awaited to take them on a champagne sipping ride around Honolulu. Congratulations and Mahalo to the new Jay and Amy. Dinner at the Signature restaurant, celebration of Hawaii weddings.

 

Ever Us Hawaii weddings

Ever Us Hawaii weddings

Eloping?  Wedding and honeymoon combination in mind?  Destination weddings anyone? Hawaii is the perfect choice without  outrageous costs. Hawaii weddings and Hawaii vow renewals of all different levels are planned daily by the many Hawaii wedding planners to help make your special day a memorable one.  In our over 30 years of experience planning Hawaii weddings and Hawaii beach weddings, we have noticed the wedding trends change. Years ago, most of the wedding planning were initiated by the bride or the mother of the bride. Gradually, the groom and Dad’s got involved. We found this as a wonderful transition, the groom contacting the wedding planner, and shares the planning with his bride.  Many of our Hawaii weddings are planned by the groom. The young men stationed in Hawaii serving the military are very much involved with the planning of their weddings since their brides do not reside in Hawaii yet.  Over all, more grooms are very involved in their wedding planning. We share two beautiful Hawaii wedding stories which took place on the white sandy beach of Waimanalo Bay, Sherwood Forest. These weddings were planned by the grooms with our help and beautiful memories were created.

The wedding of Kristen and Calvin, December 12, 2017, with limousine service, the Plumeria Plus Hawaii wedding package was the choice.  Arriving together with their love ones, a happy group of ten, Kristen and Calvin radiated with happiness.  They greeted Reverend Mike with a handshake as they stepped out of their limo. Kristen was beautiful in a white stylish gown and Calvin was looked great in gray trousers with white shirt. A princess in the making, as Reverend Mike helped Calvin with the Haku head lei for the bride. Multicolored beautiful floral Haku head lei, a crown of pink, orange and green flowers.

We present to you, our Hawaiian princess bride, Kristen.  Waimanalo Bay Beach, the beautiful location of many Hawaii weddings will begin the “forever us” for Calvin and Kristen. Dad walks his daughter down the aisle as her Mom wipes tears from her eyes. Their love ones supporting them with love and smiles. A beautiful Hawaiian ceremony by Reverend Mike with conch blowing, unity sand ceremony and lei exchange. Most important of all were their beautiful vows to each other and ring exchange. As they were pronounced the new Calvin and Kristen, they walked back up the aisle and did a dance dip. Everyone laughed and cheered with joy. A memorable wedding ceremony.  Champagne bubbling in the limousine, as they enjoyed their ride back to their vacation rental. Congratulations and Mahalo for having us.

December 19, 2017 for Marlea and Ed of Ohio, a Hawaii wedding at Waimanalo Bay Beach with our Plumeria Package, arriving on two black SVUs with their family and love ones. Ed’s thoughts of Hawaii weddings and honeymoons became a reality when he contacted us to help him plan their special day.  Hawaii’s chill in the air and forecast of rain did not bother Marlea and Ed, it was heaven compared to the cold in Ohio. Beautiful Marlea held a bouquet specially made by a friend, yellow clusters of orchid with heirloom ancestral photos. Everyone received a lei of orchids and the guys kukui nut leis. Clouds showed rain was coming, we had to beat the rain. Everyone was happy and excited, Marlea’s son and daughter, Ed’s brother and family, a friend playing the guitar. Reverend Mike presented a beautiful wedding ceremony for the new Ed and Marlea. After the papers were signed and the photos were taken, the rain came. A good luck omen for the Hawaii wedding of Ed and Marlea. Congratulations and thank you for having us.