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Welcome to our series on wedding destinations. This month: Hawaii! Be sure to watch for the companion piece on our Karl’s Tuxedos website later this month.

Congratulations! As a bride-to-be, planning the wedding of your dreams is likely going to be one of the most exciting and challenging experiences of your life.

And if you’re considering planning a destination wedding to Hawaii—well, then those excitement levels are probably going to be juiced-up to max level. 

Hawaii (or to use its proper spelling, Hawai’i) is an amazing place to consider for a destination wedding. 

It really gives you everything a bride could ever want for the perfect wedding celebration:

  • Beautiful, breathtaking landscapes
  • A warm climate
  • An amazing and unique culture
  • And plenty of venues to choose from to find the perfect spot for your ‘perfect day’

Whether you’re looking to say “I do” in the great outdoors, on a warm, sandy, tropical beach, or just want to experience the thrill of the Hawaiian islands before and after getting married in a traditional indoor venue—Hawaii is actually an awesome wedding destination spot for a lot of different reasons. 

And in this blog post, we’re going to discuss some of the most important aspects of the planning process to think about from the bride’s perspective. 

You know us. Here at MK Bridal, it’s always about the bride. 

So let’s break it down and talk about the ins and outs of a Hawaiian destination wedding.  

Hawaii: An Overview

Hawaii is considered an outstanding location for a destination wedding, for a few different reasons. 

First off, the weather tends to be gorgeous year around. Hawaii is also home to some of the best, world-class beaches in existence. 

Interestingly, Hawaii is also known for its beautiful, dramatic sunsets—which, ironically, are very romantic and perfect for wedding photographs. 

And of course, you’ve got all of the exotic stuff that you’d expect from a tropical location like the Aloha State. You’ve also got swaying palm trees, plumeria-scented air, and world-class resorts to consider as bonuses. 

Traveling to Hawaii may not be the cheapest option for a destination wedding. But it is one of the best and most beautiful. 

Best Places In Hawaii For Destination Weddings

There are a number of incredible wedding venues to choose from in Hawaii—so many that it would be difficult to list them all in just one article. 

Here’s a fantastic resource of 10 of the top wedding locations in the state, just to get you started on your search. 

It contains destinations like the Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens, Puakea Ranch, Kuhahiko Estate, Haiku Mill, and more. 

What Should You Wear To A Destination Wedding In Hawaii?

Obviously—it goes without saying that you’re going to need an amazing wedding gown. 

You could opt for something to go along with the tropical vibe of the islands. Or, you could choose something more traditional. 

We can definitely help you set this up. In fact, it’s always better to get fitted, and to get the dress ordered, months before your wedding is supposed to take place. 


Because you definitely don’t want to run late on your dress, especially when traveling. 

But aside from the dress—you should also pack with the warm, humid climate in mind. You’ll want to bring some beach attire, some lightweight casual wear, some comfortable shoes, a few pieces of formal attire for parties and receptions—and some rain gear (for those infamous Hawaiian rainstorms). 

Popular Hawaiian Wedding Themes To Consider

Obviously, you can always opt for a theme that’s a bit more traditional in nature. But if you’re planning to make your ‘special day’ in Hawaii as memorable as possible, you should at least consider the possibility of a themed wedding. 

Some of the most common Hawaiian wedding themes include:

  • Beach weddings
  • Tropical weddings
  • Hawaiian culture weddings (for couples who have an ancestry that can be traced back to the islands)
  • Garden weddings
  • Nautical weddings


Now you know everything required to start planning out your own Hawaiian destination wedding. 

Hey, your wedding is going to be special no matter where it takes place. 

But Hawaii is pretty amazing. 

So it might be worth it to at least check it out and consider it a possibility.