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Wedding in Hawaii

Posted on March 27, 2014. Filed under: weddings | Tags: , , , , |

This article explores on the modern trend of destination weddings, in particular destination weddings in Hawaii, with particular focus on its advantages for couples.
Hawaii weddings... Weddings are never a trivial thing. Considerably, this is the most important event in a couple’s life. In our modern times, especially, there is a desire, if not a demand, to make one’s own wedding unique and momentous. Hence, a lot of planning is involved. There is a wealth of trends in weddings such as wedding gown, theme, and flower arrangement. The following article explores on one of the major trends in weddings – destination weddings in Hawaii.
Destination Wedding in Hawaii
Professional wedding planners have become a huge trend worldwide. Still, it remains the biggest in the United States. In the US, in particular, wedding planners have become indispensable to couples planning their wedding, especially those planning a Hawaii wedding. In fact, couples are even willing to spend significant amounts of money to ensure the high quality of the weddings.
A wedding in Hawaii has a relatively affordable price tag if you choose a good time and place to go. A few cities and resorts offer a variety of packages that can accommodate any size of party, both big and small. When it comes to booking and planning your Hawaii wedding, any time and place is perfect. In many cases, weddings in Hawaii are actually much easier to plan than traditional ones.
Advantages of Destination Weddings in Hawaii
A Hawaii weddings might sound stressful and expensive, but this is not always the case. As was aforementioned, there are quite a few benefits to planning a destination wedding in Hawaii. Primarily, there is a huge selection of places in Hawaii. In turn, the diversity of location also translates to different weathers. For instance, a coastline location that faces west would have a better chance at a clearer weather. Hence, a destination wedding in Hawaii is possible the whole year-round.
Another instance when a destination wedding in Hawaii is much easier to plan is the projected cost.For one, destination weddings typically have a smaller guest list. At the same time, Hawaii is one of the economical destination wedding locations, alongside Jamaica and Mexico. With a big wedding industry, competition is stiff. Thus, many huge resorts offer relatively low-priced packages that couples can readily choose from, depending on their budget. In addition, Hawaii’s close proximity to the continental United States directly translates to a more affordable plane travel cost.
Disadvantages of a Destination Wedding in Hawaii
Although a favorite destination, weddings in Hawaii require tedious planning. Destination weddings in Hawaii mean potentially complicated paperwork and documentation, which best be anticipated when a wedding is held in any country outside one’s own. Of course, American citizens have far less concerns. However, the case is different depending on the nationality of either the bride or the groom.
Moreover, the weather in the state of Hawaii is not always favorable. The reason is that Hawaii is attacked by North-East trade winds. Usually, this is where the storms come from. Hence, ideal Hawaii weddings locations are in west-facing coastlines, because by the time the rain clouds hit the west shore, they would have lost power and dissipated already.
How to Plan a Hawaii Wedding
The most efficient and simplest way to plan a wedding in Hawaii is with the help of a wedding planner. Planners are particularly popular with couples preparing for a destination wedding in Hawaii. Wedding planners take care of a lot of aspects of the wedding such as videography, photography, bouquet, hair and makeup, and especially the documentation and paperwork.A local wedding planner specifically can resolve different procedures, and even pick the lei for the bride and groom.
If you want to know more about destination weddings in Hawaii, you can simply visit Dreamweddingshawaii.com. Visitors can find vast information about Hawaii destination weddings services.

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THE ROMANCE OF HAWAIIAN WEDDINGS

Posted on July 29, 2013. Filed under: Wedding planner, weddings | Tags: , , , , |

Imagine yourself walking down the aisle, barefoot under the majestic skies, and stepping on unadulterated, fine sand. If you are bride and planning a beach wedding, why not look into getting married in Hawaii?

coleen1aFor some couples, getting married in Hawaii is the ultimate wedding. Indeed, Hawaiian weddings are very romantic, exotic, and most importantly, unforgettable. Contrary to popular belief, Hawaiian weddings are not as expensive as you think they are. In fact, if you are a getting married on a budget, flying to Hawaii to tie the knot can be cheaper than planning a lavish ceremony in your locality.

Because Hawaii is made up of several islands, it can be very confusing where to hold the ceremony. Your choices would include Oahu, Maui, Kauai or “The Garden Isle”, Lanai, and Molokai. Oahu is the popular choice because this is the island with the biggest population, thereby making it the busiest and liveliest among the five islands. It’s also the reason why Oahu earned the nickname, “Gathering Place,” being home to around a million locals and expats who found happiness in the island.  Located in Oahu is one of the world’s famous beaches – the Waikiki Beach. Another world famous city, Honolulu, the state’s capital, is also situated in Oahu.

Now, if you are planning to get married in Oahu, expect to choose from over 70 hotels, 30 condominiums, and 20 bed and breakfast inns. Also, don’t be surprised if the island is filled with hundreds of thousands of tourists who want to experience the “Gathering Place” in all its glory just like you do. Once you start planning your very own Hawaiian wedding, you will uncover the best things about Oahu.

Of course, Hawaiian weddings need preparations and one of the most important elements of planning the ultimate ceremony is to pick an extraordinary Oahu wedding photographer. Hiring a professional Oahu wedding photographer can make or break your wedding. The right Oahu wedding photographer is crucial because that would be the person to record every detail of what’s supposed to be the most romantic day of your life. Don’t be fooled by “photographers” who try to sell themselves by marketing “unlimited photos.” You don’t need unlimited photos. What you need are memories captured in film and video. Always remember what people say about quantity versus quality. What’s the use of having thousands of photos if none of them capture the emotions and moments that really matter the most?

pstevens Before choosing an Oahu wedding photographer, do preliminary research first. Know what kinds of photos you want and in what format. They may be the experts but it is your wedding and it is your day. Don’t let them dictate how you want it done. Hawaiian weddings are perfect so don’t let anyone ruin it for you. After the ceremony, enjoy the rest of the island. There are plenty of captivating beaches, celebrated restaurants, and exciting activities to explore. Let the beauty of Oahu be forever etched in your memories. It’s not every day you get to celebrate a romantic ceremony with the partner of your dreams.

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How To Get A Marriage License In Hawaii

Posted on July 22, 2013. Filed under: Wedding planner, weddings | Tags: , |

This article discusses how to get a Hawaii marriage license for beach weddings

Getting married is just about any girl’s dream and what better way to enjoy your wedding than to head into one of the most romantic wedding places in the world – Hawaii. Just imagine – long stretches of fine soft sand, with calm turquoise waters splashing silently in the background set against a backdrop of clear blue sky, the perfect place to become one in the sight of God and men.

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To ensure that you get those perfect Hawaii beach weddings that most couples do get to enjoy, it is important to know all about Hawaii marriage license. Although most beaches in Hawaii are free, it is still necessary to get your marriage license to be considered legally married.  Here are some things to ensure that you are eligible to get married in Hawaii.

Eligibility Requirements:

First, one should be of legal age to get married legally in Hawaii. It does not matter whether you are a local or a foreigner; you must be 18 years of age to get married. If you are sixteen or seventeen and want to get married, then you need to obtain parental or legal guardian consent to get married.

Secondly, a proof of age is required by the Department of Health to ensure that you are really of legal age. You can present certificate of live birth, driver’s license or any other government issued IDs to get your license.

If you have been married previously and are divorced or your former spouse is already deceased, you have to show documents such as the original death certificate of your spouse or the certificate that proves that you are already divorced.

How To Apply:

Applying for a marriage certificate is fast and easy. The first step is contacting a licensed minister or a performer as they call them in Hawaii, to officiate your marriage. This is required when you apply for a marriage license. You can choose a religious performer such as a priest or minister or a judge performer such as a magistrate or a retired justice to officiate your marriage.  You will find registered performers at the Department’s official site as well as the type of ceremony that they perform and the city where they are located.

The second step is getting your marriage form. You can easily download an application form from the Department of Health’s official website. There are two types of application form to choose from – marriage and civil union.

Save print and together with your supporting documents and payment fee, head to the marriage license office, which you can find in the State Health Department. Remember that both parties should personally appear before a marriage agent. No emails or mailed applications are entertained and proxies are definitely not allowed.

home2 Third, choose the place where you would like to get married. The license  is valid for thirty days (30) so you can find one that suits you or check out one of the professional wedding planners that cater to Hawaiian weddings. As the Hawaiian weather can change drastically, it is easier to book one wedding planner that knows how to make the day look amazing despite cloudy skies and thunderstorms. You might want to try out the services of Steve Young from DreamWeddingHawaii.com.

All weddings done in Hawaii are legal. If you are a foreigner, inform the registrar of the country where you are a resident and they will send all the legal documents to you so you can file it when you get back home.

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Oahu Weddings—Finding the Best Hawaii Wedding Packages

Posted on June 27, 2013. Filed under: weddings | Tags: , , , , |

Finding the best wedding package for your big day can be daunting especially if you don’t know who to talk to. There are so many who claim to be “professionals” offering all sorts of Hawaii wedding packages and they promise you heaven on earth only to be disappointed on your wedding day. Now you can’t afford that! You deserve the best wedding and you have to make it as memorable as possible.

Things that Make Oahu Weddings Memorable

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Making your wedding memorable does not come by accident, it has to be carefully planned by people who know what they are doing and who have enough experience to back them up. In short, you need a wedding planner with a solid reputation. Here are some of the things that a good wedding planner has to consider:

  1. Romantic venue

Finding the best wedding venue is important because once you’ve found the right spot, all things will fall in its proper place. You need a planner who knows the place like the back of his hands. While Hawaii can offer you the best venues you can dream of, you can’t go wrong if you choose Oahu because it has all the perks that make for a perfect wedding. Of all the islands in Hawaii, Oahu has the most secluded white sand beaches and this translate to romance and privacy. It has the most stable weather compared to the rest of the islands and this is important because you don’t want rain on your wedding day, do you?

  1. Video coverage

What is a wedding if you can’t upload the clip on YouTube or Facebook? A good wedding package should have a decent video coverage that captures the most memorable parts of the wedding. You see, everybody—including those who did not make it—would want to watch this after you tied the knot that’s why you want to capture the romance.

  1. Still picture coverage

Who said that only videos are important? You also want to capture the still photos as well and when you do, you want it done right. A decent wedding planner should have a professional photographer on the team to capture the moments that would make even your grandmother to shed tears.

  1. Affordable package

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There are a lot of Hawaii wedding packages that would leave a gaping hole in your pocket and you want to avoid that as well. A good wedding planner knows how to work within your budget and will give you a good accounting of all the expenses that were incurred.

These are some of the things that you need to consider when planning to tie the knot. For affordable Hawaii wedding packages, you can count on Dream Weddings Hawaii to give you the best-bang-for-the-buck. For all your inquiries on Oahu Weddings and other outer island events, all you need to do is give us a call and we will give you all the information you need.

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Hawaiian Beach Destination Weddings: Breathtakingly Romantic and Captivating.

Posted on April 3, 2013. Filed under: weddings | Tags: , |

Flower petal pathway down the aisle, floral decorated tikis, colorful umbrellas,
sparkling cider and cake, fresh flower Haku and Maile Lei, aloha flower circle, cascading bouquets, beautiful Hawaiian songs, professional photographers, luscious Hawaiian food, sparkling Limo with a backdrop of scenic seaside, sailing clubs, long canoes, calm turquoise waters, lush and wild forest lined with rows of hardwood trees, picturesque waterfalls magnificently personify Hawaiian culture and traditions.

Surrounded by gorgeous mountains, incredible valleys and tropical rain forests sparkling foamy waterfalls Big Island, Kauai Island, Lana’s Island, Maui Island and Oahu Island are truly a paradise on earth. These magnificent coastal islands are the most charming and quiet spots for Hawaii Beach Weddings.

But planning a destination wedding is not a cake walk. Making arrangements for guests is the most engaging and stressful tasks at wedding; and planning the last minute details is surely the moments of pure panic. For not feeling crammed and anticipated at the wedding, one needs to gather all the information regarding resort, wedding packages, travel plans, legal rules and regulations, marriage requirements at a particular island, weather conditions and timings way before the expected time.

A professional wedding coordinator can be your true savior for all the ceremony essentials. Share your vision and perspective with the wedding coordinator and delegate the responsibilities to him/her. Just show up a couple of days before the wedding and give the final touch. Before entrusting the coordinator with all the activities make sure he/she is totally worth. Before signing him/her up do a little research online or in person.

To ensure your perfect Hawaiian Weddings you need not to stress yourself. At Dreamweddingshawaii, we recognize the significance of observing every dream of a dream wedding do becomes a reality. Plan your barefoot beach Hawaiian Wedding or a spectacular sunset wedding with us and we will take care of everything you require from traditional wedding attire, photography, receptions, vow renewals, wedding venue settings, and traditional wedding ceremony accessories to professional Hawaiian Singer, limousine services, Bridal hair and makeup. We can also help the couple with wide choice of accommodations and travel, beach permit, marriage license and not to forget the food and beverages coordinators.

At Dreamweddingshawaii, we breach the myths of expensive and oh-not-so-affordable Hawaii beach weddings. We can arrange a dream wedding & excellent wedding services for you at very affordable prices. No matter what is the situation, we will make your wedding a perfect and unforgettable moment to be cherished for lifetime.

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Recommendations for Planning Your Dream Day Hawaiian Wedding a Reality

Posted on March 19, 2013. Filed under: weddings | Tags: , |

“Wedding in Hawaii” is a dream of many love-birds. Hawaii known as the gathering palace; is a paradise on the earth. Ostentatious white sand beaches, warm gentle waves, sequestered waterfalls array of tropical gardens and mystical foliage create an everlasting memory of splendor and élan. Romance, angelic nature, adventure and wondrous magic of simplicity- Wedding in Hawaii is close to a heavenly and exquisite experience. Half dozens of islands and vast range of resorts to choose from; wed on attractive Maui or quiescent Lanai, enjoy a sunset wedding at Big Island or exchange vows next to a delightful waterfall at Kauai; Hawaii is an ultimate destination wedding location.

Hawaii seems like beckoning to young couples in love to create a magical Hawaiian beach wedding. But let’s face it, it’s not easy to arrange all the required amenities for a traditional wedding ceremonies such as beach permit, a preacher for wedding leis and vows, a, professional photographer etc. To get the traditional Hawaii style wedding dress, arrange make-up artist, coordinate with resort owners for the food, entertaining the guests and most importantly processing of marriage license is surely a hell of responsibilities. Managing every detail by your own and that too on the last minute will add more hardship to your stress.

If you don’t want to spoil the charm of your wedding here are few tips to work on:-

  • Do your research/homework well in advance. There are number of website available which gives you detailed information regarding locations, resorts, ceremonies, legal processes and wedding amenities supplier. Not only information you can ask for quotes for their services also. Many sites do offer Hawaii wedding packages choose one and contact in personal
  • If your budget allow then do hire an experienced wedding planner. Planning a wedding and that too thousands of miles from home is nothing short of a challenge. Explain your requirements to him/her and you are sorted out. Planner will coordinate with resort officials and give you a stress free customized wedding.
  • Consider your guests, save the date, book the venue, flight, hotel rooms and rental cars at least a year in advance to avoid date clashes. Do acknowledge the weather as few months are very rainier. In that case do have an indoor back up.
  • If you have never been to Hawaii earlier do pay a visit once. Be in proper contact with people you have hired to make the arrangements. Make sure you get the best from offered Hawaii wedding packages.

Hope this article helps you to arrange a wonderful Wedding in Hawaii.

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Plan a Dream Destination Wedding at Hawaii with Dream-Weddings-Hawaii

Posted on March 7, 2013. Filed under: weddings | Tags: , |

It is said “Two hearts that have been merged is marriage; two souls that have been merged is fate”. Marriage is that wonderful time when two souls become one. Tying nuptials with your true love and creating the happiest marriage bond is like visualizing the heaven. There is nothing more alluring than to have a destination wedding, host your nuptials in a traditional open air patio flanked with tropical forests and world’s most beautiful beach view. What else can be more mesmerizing than to exchange the rings on the playground of Hawaiian Royalty? Miles of primeval beaches, enchanting scenery and romantic sunsets will make your special day unforgettable.

Destination wedding is like dream come true but organizing hotel accommodations, time challenges and those last moment arrangements can ruin the true essence of your special day. At Dream-Weddings-Hawaii we make your wedding the gateway of a lifetime with gorgeous wedding backdrops. Leave the stress of your wedding on us. Our highly professional and accommodating staff makes sure that you alleviate and your guests have the best of everything. From attaining license from ministers, arranging preacher to perform Hawaiian Wedding ceremonies, outstanding photography service and video-graphic coverage by best Oahu wedding photographer, from costumes to make-up, professional Hawaiian singers and elegant limousine drives – we are here to assist you in planning your spectacularly exotic beach wedding which Hawaiian Weddings are known for.

Those beautiful moments- bride’s excitement, father’s proud smile, mother’s emotions, groom’s anxious wait, best man’s embarrassing speech, friends busy and nervous with preparations and crazy uncle’s weird dance moves; when woven in a fantastic set of pictures is a real joy, a joy forever. We are a team of Oahu Wedding Photographers known for our unique & artistic images. We don’t document photographs; we believe in memories and we create memories to be cherished for lifetime.

At Dream-Weddings-Hawaii you are always welcome to customize your wedding arrangements and packages. Our professionals will always help you to showcase your personality and actualize your vision of your dream wedding. Contact us today and we promise you a perfect Hawaiian Wedding. Our exquisite native surroundings with flexible catering options and our team of professional and zealous staff make you and your event different, always bringing it forward whether designing and hosting a wedding that dazzles or a large scale experience that lingers long in the memory.

Let us add sparkle, life and color to your Hawaiian Wedding and you just relax and capture the essence of your special day. We welcome you to create astounding and memorable events with us.

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