A Hawaii Beach Wedding: From Fantasy to Reality

Have the Hawaii beach wedding of your dreams

Having a Hawaii beach wedding is probably the ultimate romantic fantasy of thousands of brides-to-be — and why not? A tropical Island paradise with unparalleled beauty, Hawaii has been a hugely popular wedding destination for a long time!


One thing about a Hawaii beach wedding – even if things go wrong, you’ll still have a beautiful wedding! Whether you get married on the world-famous Waikiki beach, or find a secluded beach nook in front of a tropical waterfall, whether you reach your Hawaii beach wedding by car, helicopter or boat (and all of these options are possible!), it will no doubt be the wedding of your dreams.

One thing to note: most Hawaii beaches are completely open to the public, and free. 🙂


You’ll have to make lots of decisions while you’re planning your Hawaii beach wedding, starting with the date. Even though it’s the height of summer in Hawaii while the rest of North America is battling winter, that’s also the ‘high season’ in Hawaii. Be prepared to start your wedding planning up to a year in advance if you want your choice of wedding professionals, venues, caterers, etc.

Having a Hawaii beach wedding means you also have to think about travel arrangements and accommodations for all of your wedding party and guests – unless you’re lucky enough to live there already. 😉 The logistics of getting everyone there and settled may take some extra planning!

Then you’ll need to decide how much of Hawaiian culture you want to incorporate into your Hawaiian beach wedding. Some folks just plan to have a completely traditional (that is, ‘North American’) wedding on a Hawaiian beach; others want to have a HAWAIIAN wedding (with Hawaiian wedding traditions, Hawaiian food and Hawaiian music), and still others might want to incorporate the best of both worlds into their ceremony or rituals. Whatever works for you as a couple will be just perfect!


Of course, some of you might want a Hawaii beach wedding … but there’s no way you can have it in Hawaii! That’s okay – you can have a Hawaii beach wedding theme on any beach! Add the elements of a Hawaii beach wedding (palm trees? a waterfall? white sand? leis? a luau?) to your decorating or accessories, and you can have a Hawaii beach wedding anywhere!