Jan 25

Getting Married in Hawaii? Here is Your Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist

While getting married in Hawaii is a dream come true in so many ways, the planning of the actual event can easily become overwhelming. Romance aside, weddings require a great deal of preparation, especially in consideration of your guests who must book accommodations ahead of time. But with the right wedding planner, you can be stress free for the actual day of.

Here is a handy checklist for you to reference:

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Six months out:

  • Choose your date and send “save the date” invitations to your guests.
  • Choose your venue. Hire your wedding coordinator.
  • Choose your menu
  • Order invitations

Three months out:

  • Confirm all details with wedding planner
  • Finalize guest list. Remember if you invite them, they will come to your destination wedding.  
  • Confirm travel plans
  • Confirm clothing for bridesmaids and groomsmen
  • Decide on a location for your rehearsal dinner

One month out:

  • Confirm vendors
  • Finalize programs
  • Write your vows
  • Confirm honeymoon plans
  • Create timeline with wedding planner

On arrival:

  • Meet wedding planner
  • Relax

Getting married in Hawaii does not have to be stressful. Enjoy the planning.  The day comes and goes fast.

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About the Author

"Janet Ishikawa is a resident of Hawaii and the owner of Lanikai Wedding. She has been planning custom weddings in Hawaii for the past 15 years. As a retired 747 commercial jet pilot, Janet enjoys traveling the world with her husband, Yukio, and her four children in her free time, and frequently visits her wedding planner clients."