Every year, about 20,000 people who live in the contiguous US choose Hawaii for their wedding destination, altogether adding about 40 million dollars annually to Hawaii’s economy. Why do so many people plan a wedding in Hawaii, and should you? When it comes to planning the perfect Hawaiian wedding, take a look at some of the most important tips couples should consider. From planning your trip to renting a Kolea vacation rental on the Big Island at Waikoloa, find out if a Hawaiian vacation in right for you.

Know Your Budget

When planning a Hawaiian wedding, this is a crucial step in the process. Knowing how much you have to work with allows you to factor in all the considerable costs of the wedding. Some of the conscious decisions you will be required to make include:

  1. Number of guests to invite
  2. Food you provide the wedding party
  3. The venue you choose
  4. Airfare
  5. Vacation rental prices
  6. Other Hawaiian fun and honeymooning

These are only some of the expenses you want to plan for, and while it is doable to have a comparatively inexpensive Hawaiian wedding, planning a budget will help you avoid unexpected costs and allow you to draw lines and make concessions where appropriate.

Choose the Island

There are several islands that comprise Hawaii, and choosing the right one to provide the perfect backdrop for your ceremony is key. While each island offers different wedding services and scenery, many people will choose the Big Island because of the benefits other islands aren’t able to provide. For example, Kona houses a major, international airport, and airfare to the Big Island is often more affordable than other flights to different islands. The Big Island is also the largest of all the islands, giving destination wedding planners the opportunity to hold their ceremony in almost any iconic, Hawaiian capacity they have imagined. Whether you choose the Big Island or another, it is important to do your research and ensure that wherever you choose fits inside your plans and offers you everything you are hoping for as a perfect marriage.


Many couples who come to Hawaii for a wedding don’t simply plan to say their “I dos” and get back on the plane home the next hour. Part of the fun of a Hawaiian wedding is that you can stay longer and enjoy the benefits of a relaxing vacation while on your honeymoon. To get the most out of your honeymoon, you also want to consider what you want to see and do while you are enjoying the new prospect of your marriage. For some, this involves adventure, such as getting up close and personal to volcanoes, taking hikes around mountainous jungle areas, or going to the observatory on the high peaks of the Big Island. To others, it may just be dipping their toes in the sand, lounging around a beach while swimming in sparkling clear water, or enjoying the local festivities, luaus, and other cultural events. Whatever your interests, be sure to see how our Kolea vacation rentals can help make your honeymoon worth remembering.

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At Waikoloa Vacation Rentals, our goal is to provide you with the ultimate Hawaiian vacation of a lifetime. For questions regarding our rentals and other services we recommend, please call us today and reserve a condo of your own before the big day comes. Aloha!