Frequently asked questions for a wedding in Hawaii

#1 : What are some of your favorite wedding locations in Hawaii ? .

Answer : We use many locations on the island we have helped coordinate weddings from the West side of beautiful secluded country Makua , Makaha beach to the Eastside of Makapu’u , We are able to help plan your wedding anywhere on the island we go into private estates , exclusive clubs, ranches , local home to each front lots around the island , Though we have a few favorite locations that we love to use they are listed below .

Makapuu Beach Park  

Waimanalo Beach Park and Recreational Bay State Park

 

Kualoa beach Park  “China mans Hat” 

Waialae or also known as Kahala Beach

Magic Island near Waikiki :

 #2 :  May I design my own style and colors for our wedding arch ?

Yes you may choose what ever color fabric for the arch that you want or flower colors , luckily in Hawaii
the islands are blessed with so many colors and couple usually match them to the wedding archway,
We have 4 different arches to choose from
The white Trellis arch : The dark Mahogany Bamboo Arch : The Natural color Bamboo Arch :The Palm archway
Hawaii beach wedding dark pink and Orange theme colors

Bright orange hibiscus with soft pink plumerias on the sand of the aisle way with fuchsia tie sashes around the white chair cover

 #3 : How do i apply for my wedding license in Hawaii to be all legit .
what type of paperwork do we need to make our marriage legal?

Answer : you will need to have chosen your minister already because its one of the questions they ask you on the form ,The form is found here : Hawaii online wedding application  so once it is filled out  click send and you will then receive a confirmation email with a license locator number .Please have that locator number ready for when you go to Marriage office in Hawaii / if your on Oahu the address is
    • 1250 Punchbowl St, Honolulu, HI 96813

    • They are open 8am to 4pm

  • bring a photo Id such as a passport or driver license

Here is a Map to the License office and then to Aloha Island Weddings office  { its actually a 7 min walk or a 3 min car ride }

 #4 : What do i do if it rains on my wedding ?

  • We have a white wedding tent that is ready to go up thats included in all the weddings we do , plus we bring umbrellas and parasols
    We found that usually though if it does rain on the beach it passes over and stays up in the mountain region of the island
    and doesn’t stay for long on the beach maybe 10 minuets and then clears .

    Wedding tent in case of rain

    Musicians covered by a wedding tent near the beach wedding site

 #5 : We honestly do not know the difference between Oahu and Waikiki.
Could you explain that to us please?

  • Ok Waikiki is the main tourist town on the island of Oahu , Hawaii has 7 main islands and Oahu is the 3rd largest of them ,  the main capital of Hawaii is located on Oahu known as Honolulu i. The Hawaiian meaning for Oahu is ” The Gathering Place ”
    Here is an excellent sky view of Waikiki via drone video below

#6 :Could you give us some advise on Music selection for our wedding ?

Great music question for a wedding in Hawaii :
Since you are having your wedding on one of the Hawaiian  islands
alot of wedding couples choose Hawaiian tradition elements such as the ukulele  and or Hula dancer.

though we have many types of musicians from harpist to steal drums , flutes, violin ,
cello , piano and many more ideas may be found @ this link Hawaii wedding music

For example here is part of a repertoire list of one of our local Ukulele musicians :
A Thousand Years (Christina Perri) C 2. All of Me (John Legend) F 3. All You Need is Love (The Beatles) G 4. Aloha ‘Oe G 5. Alright (Darius Rucker) G 6. Banana Pancakes (Jack Johnson) G 7. Better Together (Jack Johnson) F 8. Beyond the Reef D 9. Blue Hawaii G 10. Blue Hawaiian Moonlight D 11. Brighter Than The Sun (Colby Caillat) D 12. Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison) F 13. Can’t Help Falling in Love F 14. Cinderella (Stephen Curtis Chapman) A 15. Collide (Howie Day) G 16. Could I Have This Dance F 17. Count on Me (Bruno Mars) G 18. Crazy Love (Van Morrison) G 19. Crazy Without You (Lawai’a) F 20. Dance With Me (Intrigue) D 21. Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding) F 22. Down (Jay Sean) A 23. E Ku’ulei, E Ku’uipo F 24. Easy Street (Chalice) 25. Ekolu Mea Nui A 26. Ever the Same (Rob Thomas) D 27. Falling For You (Colbie Caillat) A 28. Fire (Bruce Springsteen) A 29. Free Falling (Tom Petty) C 30. God Gave Me You (Dave Barnes) C 31. Grass Shack G 32. Grow Old With You (Adam Sandler) F 33. Haleakala Hula C 34. Haole Hula G 35. Hawaiian Wedding Song A 36. He Aloha Mele D 37. He Hawai’i Au G 38. He U’i F 39. Henehene Kou Aka A 40. Hey Soul Sister (Train) A 41. Hi’Ilawe C 42. Ho’oheno A’o Pililani F-G 43. Hukilau G 44. Hula O Makee F 45. I Can Get Off On You (Waylon Jennings) C 46. I Kona C 47. I Won’t Give Up on Us (Jason Mraz) C 48. I’ll Be (Edwin McCain) F 49. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight (Bob Dylan) D 50. I’m Yours (Jason Mraz) G 51. In a Little Village Church D 52. In This Life G 53. In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel) 54. Into the Mystic (Van Morrison)C 55. Island Style (John Cruz) A 56. Just the Way You Are (Bruno Mars) A 57. Just When I Needed you Most F 58. Kaimana Hila C 59. Kanaka Waiwai G 60. Ke Aloha G 61. Kipahulu A 62. Kiss the Girl (The Little Mermaid) D 63. Ku’u Lei Hoku F 64. Ku’uipo (Elvis Presley) C 65. Ku’ulei Awapuhi A 66. Ku’ulei, Ku’uipo (Hapa) C 67. L.O.V.E. (Nat King Cole) A 68. Lego House (Ed Sheeran) G 69. Lei Nani C 70. Let Her Go (Passenger) F 71. Let it Be (The Beatles)

How many songs do i need to choose for my beach wedding ?

Ok to start the musician is there for a full hour playing music most of the time , starting when the guest arrive and playing while photos are being taken .
Here is an idea of places during the wedding that we ask you for your music selection song.
1. is there is a bridal party a special song for them to walk into
2. For the brides entrance
3. The Recessional { when your walking out as husband and wife }
4.  Alot of couples do a first dance on the beach since the back drop is so lovely
So we ask our couples to give us 3 to 4 song selection .
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These are some Random Questions from other brides we have worked with

Hi Aloha Island Weddings do you have a list of marriage agents in Hawaii and whats entailed about the wedding license

es once you complete the application you will be sent this information by the health dept which is in
charge of the licenses :

  • This Locator ID (also found on your payment receipt as Authorization Code) is important. This number will be needed to access your temporary Certificate of Marriage. Please note that the temporary certificate is only available to those whose performer enters the ceremony information online. If your performer is online, your temporary certificate will be available after two business days. Check with your license agent for an online performer. Please provide the temporary certificate and the Locator ID (Authorization Code) to each agency that needs to determine that this marriage occurred in the State of Hawaii.
  • Proof of age is required. A certified copy of a birth certificate must be presented for anyone 18 years of age or under. A valid I.D. or driver’s license may be presented for anyone 19 years of age or over.
  • If previously married, proof of original divorce decree or death certificate needs to be presented to the marriage agent by the applicant if the divorce or death was final within 30 days of applying for a marriage license.
  • The marriage license expires 30 days from and including the date of issuance, after which it automatically becomes null and void.
Marriage Agent List
  • Adolpho, “Margie
    Kahuku”, Hawaii
    808-293-6020″
  • Allen, “Stella
    Honolulu”, Hawaii
    808-586-4543″
  • Asbel, “Nerine
    Kapolei”, Hawaii
    808-679-3271″
  • Belton, “Amanda
    Kapolei”, Hawaii
    808-679-3270″
  • Brown, “Judith
    Honolulu”, Hawaii
    808-586-4544″
  • CARSON, “LAUREN
    Honolulu”, Hawaii
    808-923-4876″
  • Chang, “Sheri
    Kahuku”, Hawaii
    808-293-6020″
  • Corpuz, “Diosdado
    Kahuku”, Hawaii
    808-293-6020″
  • HASHIMOTO, “RACHEL
    Honolulu”, Hawaii
    808-923-4876″
  • Koehne, “Megan
    Kahuku”, Hawaii
    808-293-6020″
  • Kubota, “Jamie
    Kahuku”, Hawaii
    808-293-6020″
  • Lavarias, “Kelly
    Honolulu”, Hawaii
  • Lobendahn, “Marcilena
    Honolulu”, Hawaii
    808-586-0034″
  • Luning, “Sherilynn
    Honolulu”, Hawaii
    808-679-1326″
  • Nacapuy, “Roy
    Kahuku”, Hawaii
    808-293-6020″
  • Naone, “Toni
    Honolulu”, Hawaii
  • Okimoto, “Cheryl
    Honolulu”, Hawaii
  • Onaka, “Alvin
    Honolulu”, Hawaii
  • Patrick, “Melina
    Kahuku”, Hawaii
    808-293-6020″
  • PAULSEN, “APRIL
    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS”, Hawaii
    402-821-7449″
  • Pere, “Sydney
    Kahuku”, Hawaii
    808-293-6020″
  • SHARMAN, “THERESA
    Honolulu”, Hawaii
    808-923-4876″
  • Tipoti, “Tiare
    Kahuku”, Hawaii
    808-293-6020″
  • Vomvoris, “Melissa
    Mililani”, Hawaii
    808-738-7590″
  • WHARTON, “LAKISHA
    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS”, Hawaii
    210-722-7148″
  • Yamamoto, “Keith
    Honolulu”, Hawaii
  • Young, “Suzanne
    Honolulu”, Hawaii

 

Hi Paul,
I apologize for being late with the email. I want to make to include a much detail as possible.  I have included the general details regarding the wedding, must-haves, maybe, and items that we do not want.
-Renewal of vows and we would like to have our friend to perform the ceremony.
– June 17, 2019
-Morning wedding (~10 or 10:30 am)
-Location: Kualoa Beach Park
-Wedding colors: coral, grey, navy
-Flowers: plumerias, orchids, hibiscus
-Following the wedding, we were planning to have a backyard BBQ at our place in Mililani.
MUST HAVES
-small table for family photos of those that are in heaven
-frangipani bouquet
-Photography (we like the package that is included in the “Lovers in Paradise” package.
– Maile lei for Curtiss and a lei for myself.
-Hawaiian conch shell/prayer blessing
-blessing of the rings and flower lei
-flower heart circle
NICE TO HAVE BUT DEPENDS ON PRICE
-videography
-leis for our parents (total of 3)
-flower pathway
-1 Tier cake and cupcakes.
DO NOT NEED TO HAVE
-sand ceremony
-white wedding limo
-we can provide the cooler with ice and drinks
-In some of the photos on the website, there is a table with a cake. Is that separate, if so, how much would it cost to include that?
-Instead of chairs at the ceremony, we would like to have our family and friends surround us in a circle for the ceremony.
– How many people can attend? When I was looking at the State of Hawaii beach permit, it stated a maximum of 30 people.
I am for sure that there will be more questions. Overall we want a low-key, budget-friendly and low-stress wedding. I hope this works out and I get to work with you on this.

 

 

 Do you recommend having the wedding at sunset time? or earlier?
I recommend having your wedding between 1pm and 430pm 
because the lighting is still good and you get the pretty blue color of the ocean
plus as it gets toward sunset it usually get windy on the beach
How do you predict the weather will be in January?
One cannot predict the weather usually on the beach if it does rain it passes through in 10 minuet,
7. Just to make sure, it is BOTH video and pictures, right?
In your package we made for you its only Photos , if you want to add a edited Video its $550
8. Do you require a deposit?
The deposit varies from $500 to $1000 depending on your package that you choose ,
you may pay the remainder when we meet in Hawaii at our office for a meeting when you arrive.
I will be sending sending you a invoice this weekend through Paypal which accepts all CC.
9. Are we meeting before the wedding day and for how long?
Yes our office is 1154 Fort street Mall suite 208
 it about 7 minuets away from the Wedding license 
10. Do we need to get our own transportation to the beach?
Yes , i will help you order a limo if you want its about 70 an hour
11. What is a French style globe or a costume fresh hand held bouquet?
 The french style bouquet is the full round globe style , you may choose any style that you want its best to send a photo
12. Do you all do Hawaiian Lei crowns?  Yes we do here is our website for them
sorry for asking too many questions!
Great questions sorry for the delay , if you have FB please connect to us here on our private page at :
also your wedding website package is found here  :
 I hope you can really help us create a special day!
​Yes we will !​
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Question from KaTea and Nate for their wedding in Hawaii
Hi, I wanted to get some information from you about you wedding services.
I’d like to have a wedding in Kakaako Park & have a reception to follow near by in a restaurant or cocktail lounge.  We are anticipating just under 150 guests & would like the reception to be a light buffet or heavy pupu’s.  I know my wedding is not until 2 more years at this point but we need to get our finances in place so I was hoping you could give us a starting point.
I am a resident of Oahu & we live in Mililani; Kewalows is a very special place for my fiance & he would love to have everything put together in that area.
Our wedding date is tentative of 08/22/2020.
Could you provide me with some pricing of your services & location costs to get pointed in the right direction.
Thank you, have a great day.
Kathie
808.xxx.xxxx

Answer

Hi Kathie thanks for the email ,  we focus on smaller intimate wedding ceremonies usually
destination weddings from 10 to 35 guest only.
Im sorry good luck on finding the right person,
Aloha Island Weddings
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Please clarify if you have two photographers, one videographer, and yourself (total of 4) I’m not clear when you speak of the “2nd photographer” if you mean the videographer or if there will be another person.
Yes  it will just be the 3 of us for reception  :    Dewi and I will be helping with the Video for the reception :

I think they will just have to squeeze in whatever photos they can of the bride with bridesmaids at 1:00pm since it would be nice to have a little time for them to freshen up before the limo picks them up at 2:15pm Ok sounds good 

Nate and his groomsmen have opted not to have the party bus and will instead ride on the Royal Star bus with the rest of the guests. If they still want to capture video/go pro footage on that bus ride that’s fine. Not sure if you provide the go pro for them?
 
Yes i do have a Gopro , I will talk to Nate and Marie about this in Hawaii
Regarding photos before the ceremony at Lanikuhonua, there really isn’t a “hidden” spot for this. Since the bride & groom are NOT seeing each other before the ceremony, I think it’s best to keep her in the limo (where it’s much cooler) until the ceremony begins. It will make more sense when you see the property on Wednesday.
Ok i see
Lastly, I’m not sure if they allow tiki torches at Lanikuhonua. To be honest, there is a lot of existing lighting around the property so they really aren’t necessary. I have done MANY weddings at this location and I don’t think I’ve ever had tiki torches so it’s possible they do not allow them.
Yes tiki torches were mainly for ambiance when they have the hula dancers , i will only light them 

when the live music entertainment starts , 

Are the candles inside the lanterns you are providing real or battery powered? I just want to be sensitive to real candlelight if they are. It is allowed but I want to be sure we keep things clean and safe (and not let the wax stain my linens).
   Yes inside the lanterns there will be L.E.D candles though Marie mentioned she wanted 
real candles out side the lanterns if so we will make sure they are in a glass container .
I trust that you have everything needed for the centerpieces. I may bring some supplies too just in case.
 
Thank you Lei your questions are excellent its great to know your here to make all run smoothly .
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Could you make us a Time line for our Wedding ?:

Ok here is your suggested timeline :

Pre wedding photographer / Video / Arrives to Hotel @ 10:00am

Suggested time for hair and makeup : start by 10:00am

Bride and family leaves hotel to wedding site @ 12:15pm

Arrive to wedding site @ 1:15pm

Time of wedding ceremony @ 1:30pm

Wedding ceremony finishes @ 1:45pm

Photos / video / drinks / cake ect @ 1:45pm to On

Back to the Hotel : 3:30

Bride and Groom romantic lovey dovey photos & video @ 3:00pm

Limo leaves to reception @ 3:30pm

Arrival back to Waikiki @ 4:15pm

Reception : 5:00pm

Email Received

Hi Paul,

No problem about the meeting that came up, I ended up being bust in the afternoon like I said I wouldn’t be. Also this is my work email, so I didn’t get this until today. I’ll just ask you my few questions in an email for now. I will be available by phone Friday late afternoon.

Transportation – do we have enough time included in our quote for Waimaleo Bay?
Yes
4 hours is usually and should be enough time for everything / extra hours run $125 an hour .
When do we talk about details? Like colors and musician in the package?
We usually go over this after you pay the deposit , and update the website ,
some couples let me know right away others wait a month or so before the wedding
When should I decide on the Minister from your list .You could do that now .
Is it possible to get the marriage license on a Sunday through a field agent? Yes it is i will assist with that and help you.
I definitely want to book somebody for hair and makeup. ok
Do I add that to my package or just book them separately through your referrals?

I’m still researching the list you gave me.

I think that covers my questions. J
And no rush, I know you are busy too.

Ok Stephanie i hope that answers your questions , call me whenever you want to talk .

Aloha Paul

Hi Paul.

Thank you for your time on the phone today.

Ok for you to do a custom quote here’s my info for Stephanie Grange and Robert Page looking at July 25th 3:00pm. Either Waimanalo or Mokapu as you suggest. Just want beautiful turquoise water, white soft sandy beach and as private as it can be.

I’m interested in the Deluxe Beach Chapel Arch Package with the following few adjustments –

There are 13 Guests (11 Adults and 2 children ages 6 and 3), so I will need 13 chairs.

I will need the larger limousine.

There won’t be any bridal party, so we’ll just need the one bouquet for myself and I don’t need a flower shower.

I appreciate the live video stream, but it’s not necessary as I see the package comes with a DVD.

I might be interested in adding the separate photo shoot the day after the ceremony.

Ok, I think that covers it as the package covers anything else I might need.

Thank you again,

Hawaii beach weddings

Hawaii Honolulu wedding planner with heart and soul helping coordinate beach weddings on Oahu and creating unique creative designs for couples dream event .

34 Responses

  1. Giselle Gagarin says:

    Hi Paul,

    Can you tell me the best time to have a rehearsal with the bridal party?

  2. s.c says:

    do the bride and groom have/wear microphones during the ceremony so their vows can be heard/understood cearly?
    do you have a speaker/bluetooth for music?

    • Aloha Sara thank you so much for a great question! . Yes the microphone is included for the minister to speak during the wedding , also the reverent will hold the mic for you both to speak into so the guest may hear everything that is said , we have found that the sound of the waves is pretty significant especially if the wedding couple is a little shy to speak loud .
      By the way if there is a video included in the package the groom will wear a wireless microphone for the video .
      Also yes there is blue tooth connectivity too yahhhh ..
      Aloha Paul Agung
      Head coordinator with
      https://alohaislandweddings.com/

  3. Giselle says:

    Hi Paul,

    Are the florist decorating the centerpieces or will we need to bring the supplies for it?

    • Hi Giselle nice to hear from you here : } Yes the florist will come by and start decorating the center pieces for the tables
      while you all are at the wedding ceremony, I will check with the reception manager to see what time they
      will open the doors and have the tables ready for her to do them . We will supply the glass vases for the flower arrangements
      and are able to get the candles too.

  4. Giselle says:

    Hi Paul,

    What are some other hotels you recommend for the bride & bridesmaid to get ready in the day of the wedding?

    • Aloha , unfortunately so many of Hawaii’s regular Hotel rooms are pretty small { i think they realize that you will not be spending much time in them } Though for your wedding day while getting ready its so nice to have a larger upgraded room we recommend a larger suite or a one bedroom just because to have the photographer be able to get those photos especially if you have a few bridesmaids it will fell very cramped .
      Ok so here are a few Hotel we like to recommend :
      Hotel’s we recommend

      Hilton Hawaiian Village

      Welcome to the island paradise of Hilton Hawaiian Village® Beach Resort & Spa. Located on Waikiki’s
      widest stretch of beach, this impressive property is nestled on 22 oceanfront acres, offering the perfect mix of exquisite hotel
      accommodations and classic Hawaiian hospitality

      https://www.kahalaresort.com

      The Kahala Hotel & Resort is Hawaiis reigning luxury resort, set on a secluded beach just ten minutes from the world class
      shopping and entertainment of Waikiki. This legendary hideaway resort in Honolulu’s plush Kahala district is a favorite with presidents,
      international royalty and celebrities. From the moment you arrive, you will know that you are truly somewhere special.

      https://www.kaimana.com

      The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel, Waikiki’s quiet paradise, is nestled between a white sand beach and historic Kapiolani Park.

      Also I will be answering this question in more detail above as Question number 6 .
      Thank you

  5. Carol says:

    Would the dark green color be a good
    fit for the my wedding chair sash ?

  6. Aloha Carol, the colors for the sashes i feel is a personal choice , though the main colors that you see on the beach are :
    Turquoise for the ocean waters :
    White from the ocean foam and clouds of the sky
    Blue color from the sky
    and the dark green from the Hawaiian mountains .

  7. Giselle says:

    Hi Paul,

    I have 2 flower girls. Will you be able to have baskets for both of them?

  8. Hi Giselle yes we have many different flower baskets to choose from that you may use , I will send you some photos of them .

  9. Kevin and Tamara says:

    Hey Paul!

    Just wanted to get your thoughts on what our specific timeline for the wedding day should look like… How much time for hair and makeup for two people? Time for photographs before and after ceremony? Would you recommend we have our ceremony later in the day than noon for lighting purposes?

    • Hi Kevin & Tamara nice to hear from you both ,
      Thank you for the questions :
      Ok so here is an idea of a simple timeline for your wedding day
      This is with your wedding is starting at 12:00pm noon
      btw : We only do one wedding a day so we are open to any time that you would like.

      Hair and makeup arrives to your hotel room by @ 9:00am
      {Usually the H&M artist takes anywhere from 1hr & a half with the bride though for H&M
      for a mother or bridesmaid goes longer so we suggest having the hair or makeup artist
      bring a partner or assistant to help}
      Groom leaves Hotel at 10:45am
      Leave hotel in Waikiki at 11:00am
      {Takes about 40min to get to the wedding location from Waikiki}
      Groom arrive to wedding beach location at 11:30am
      Bride arrive to Location at 11:45am
      Bride meets photographer takes photos
      Wedding starts at 12:00pm
      Wedding ceremony / vows / leis / readings / finish @ 12:20pm
      Family photos and romantic bridal photos till 2:00pm
      Head back to Waikiki @ 200pm arrive @ 2:45pm

      Having your wedding at 12pm is a might be little early { its up to you both }
      I would recommend 1pm or 2pm
      Having your wedding in the afternoon is a good time because usually the wind picks up around 400pm and their is more of a chance of it being cloudy or rain after 5pm on the beach .
      Kevin i hope this helps as a timeline idea for your special day coming up,
      Aloha Paul

      • Kevin and Tamara says:

        Ok, sounds good! Looks like we might push it a little later then. I’ll keep you posted! Looking forward to your email.

  10. Hi Kevin & Tamara Thank you for the detailed recent email ,
    I received your PDF Hawaii beach wedding file on the specifics of your colors and flowers ideas,
    I will be sending you an email soon

  11. Ninia and Arri says:

    Hi Paul!

    Just curious… Would it be possible for you to give us/email us an estimated cost if our wedding was held in the Laie private estate with the beach in the back surrounded by many coconut trees? I quite like the setting. Please include other vendor fees as well. Thank you!

    • Hi Ninia and Arri thank you so much for the questions i will email you more specific details to ideas for a wedding ceremony out in Laie North shore Oahu . Nina could let us know the address of the private estate house and will be able to tell you more info on the site location.
      In regards to vendor fees for travel outside of the Honolulu area , The vendors charge a fee of $75 , for your package it would be for the minister & photographer no charge for the coordinator / setup helper or florist though .

  12. Shantel says:

    Hi, Paul. What are your suggestions for getting from our hotel to the beach? How is parking for any guests that I may have? Will you provide a lists for hair, makeup, marriage license website, catering, and any other helpful necessities?

    • Hi Shantel thankyou for the questions , Ok for the locations of Waimanalo / Makapuu / Ko’olau / Paradise park or North shore areas there are many open and spacious parking spaces for your guest as long as its under 5 cars , For Waialae beach park or locations near Waikiki its fairly more tight and crowded and fills up easily so we recommend hiring a limo for those locations especially if its a weekend , we will help you with reserving and setting up the pickup time and location with the limo companies. For the The marriage license address you may find on questions above here, the address is
      1250 Punchbowl St, Honolulu, HI 96813 and the Hawaii marriage website is here . I will send you our list of preferred vendors for Hair and makeup to your email and answer the remainder questions to your private email . Thankyou Aloha Island Weddings

  13. Neil harris says:

    Aloha Paul,

    What’s the best time of day to get married on the beach?

    • Great question, for this October and November months i would say from 1 to 5pm is the best time for ceremonies,
      there so many variables in regard to the time of the season location of the wedding site ,
      For Waimanalo and Makapuu beach locations for example we like to have are weddings finished by 5pm because we find that it tends to get more windy and cloudy as the sun moves behind the mountain koolau ranges of Oahu .

  14. Sara says:

    Hi Paul. How long are the aisles? Can you make it longer/shorter?

    • Hi Sara , Wow so wonderful to have you join us here ! Thank you welcome to our new updated blog ,
      Ok to answer your question , the actual aisle way with the flowers is about 15 feet long { usually the distance of about 3 rows of chairs } though where you start to walk from is about give or take 100 to 150 feet away , usually its takes 50 seconds to walk in , though sometimes brides want to have the whole song played for the processional piece and in that case once we keep the music going to the end while you two look into each others eyes under the arch .
      PS: yes we can make it shorter and longer also .

      • Sara says:

        Yayy! Thank you for the quick reply. That will be perfect for the song we have chosen!

        • Yes look forward to hearing the songs you have decided on for your special day in Hawaii ! , remember to have at least three song to choose
          the musician or the music played on the sound system is there is started as the guest arrive which is usually 15 minuets before the wedding starts so Hawaiian love songs are the usual request though if you have some other songs you wanted to be played just let me know and i will make sure it will be on for your guest to hear. Please choose a special song for the bridal party or anyone walking in before you , that includes flower girls and or ring boys / your song / plus a song for the recessional { walking out }. You know a lot of couples decide to have a first dance right on the beach after the wedding too , the scenery is really nice with great photo opportunities too .

  15. Ninia & Arri says:

    How do brides usually ship/transport the wedding dress? Any suggestions?

    • Hi Ninia ,great to hear from you ,
      yes alot of brides choose to ship their wedding dress plus items they order online so they dont have so much to bring on the plane to Hawaii , if you are able to please ship about 2 months before your ceremony event here just incase something happens we will have enough time to track where it is . With that being said brides in the past have shipped Via UPS or USPS or Fed Ex the later being the fastest but the more expensive, please make sure you get the tracking added to the box being shipped so we will be able to see where it is on its journey here, usually it takes about 3 to 4 days to arrive in Hawaii.
      Ps: You may send it to our Office address here :
      1154 Fort street Mall suite 208
      Honolulu Hawaii, 96813
      please address to ALOHA ISLAND WEDDINGS attention Paul Agung

  16. Ninia & Arri says:

    Where can we get a box big enough for the wedding dress? And do you have any idea where to have host the wedding reception at for a party of under 50 guests?

  17. Ninia & Arri says:

    Hi Paul,

    We are looking for an affordable place to have our reception. We will provide our own food and drinks. We just need a casual place to celebrate with our family of about 50 guests. Do you have any recommendations?

  18. Yaitzanid Figueroa says:

    Hi Paul, just catching up and want to go over some details for my wedding on Feb 9, 2019. We have couple more days what to ask you if these songs are okay to use for the wedding. Also I won’t want to forget to have that flower heart I want same color from the arch not so much of the green leafs please I would appreciate it.
    Beach wedding setup Colors: Pinks, dark pink, white (if there’s also like a darker color Red or Burgundy please send me a picture if you do have for a sample) and natural Hawaiian bamboo with roses and tropical flowers. If i’m not mistaking this is what we had already talk over the phone but i can’t remember what the flowers are called. White sheer material dark pink plumerias on the sand. The leis i think i gave you the colors white for my fiancee and color and white for mines. Please let me know if I’m missing anything else. Also want to ask you if you can send me a link of the limo and how much for that just so my fiancee and his groomsman can go on the car and me and my bridesmaid on the limo? Thank You Paul

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