Waikiki is one of the most scenic destinations in the world and its weddings are known for being just as special. Planning to say ‘I do’ in paradise? Let us help with the details. From finding your dream Waikiki wedding venue to unforgettable wedding catering your guests will love, here’s everything you need to know about having a Waikiki Beach wedding.
Situated on the south shore of Honolulu, Waikiki is only 15 minutes from downtown and nine miles from Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. Local and out-of-town wedding guests alike will enjoy exploring Waikiki before and after wedding festivities – and the neighborhood offers no shortage of activities. Popular spots for visitors include the two-mile sandy beach, Kalakaua Avenue, Diamond Head, Waikiki Zoo, and the Waikiki Aquarium. Check out our Blog to stay up-to-date with Honolulu culture, local cuisine, nightlife, outdoor activities, and shopping.
Set the Date
Choosing the date to tie the knot is one of the first important decisions you’ll have to make in the planning process. Luckily, Waikiki’s weather is championed for its year-round, sun-soaked consistency. Daytime summer temperatures (May to October) tend to hang around 85 degrees, while winter temps (November to April) average at 78 degrees, with nights being about 10 degrees cooler. There are higher levels of rainfall in the winter, although showers are usually short-lived. Whether you’re dreaming of a pleasant winter wedding or a hot weather summer bash, decide which wedding season is right for you.
Make it Legal
While the wedding celebration may be the most memorable, signing the dotted line to become a legally married couple is the most important. Stop by the Health Department Building in Honolulu (Room 101, 1250 Punchbowl St.) with your future spouse and identification to apply for a marriage license – no appointment needed. You’ll be issued your license on the same day. Visit Hawaii.gov for more information, like costs, wedding officiant requirements, name change information, and more.