4 Things to Consider Before Your Hawaii Beach Wedding - Destination Weddings



November 13, 2019

4 Things to Consider Before Your Hawaii Beach Wedding

I believe that comfort and confidence go hand in hand. I want my couples to feel like the best version of themselves during their wedding. I want them to have a magical experience and trust me to capture their moments authentically.

Destination weddings can be tricky because often couples don’t know what to expect for their location. I will invite you to let Hawaii happen, relax and embrace the day you have been given.

Hawaii is one of the most popular places for destination weddings, because of this I have put together a list of 4 things to consider before your Hawaii wedding!

Island Weather Is Fickle

Hawaii weather can be unpredictable and can change every 15 minutes, but hey “no rain, no rainbows” right? Both are frequent in Hawaii, we’ve learned to just go with it! But rainy weather isn’t the only thing to consider. It goes without saying that beach weddings can be hot. If you’re worried about heat, be sure to consider the time of day for your wedding. Early in the morning and late in the evening are the best times for photo lighting, as well as your comfort. 

Kauai Beaches Are Public

Couples must remember that these are public places and there may be other people on the beach. There’s always the possibility of noise from boats, kids, sports, and music, not to mention sometimes people will be walking through your ceremony space. A lot of the time people will respect weddings and give the event privacy, but if your ceremony is right on the beach, it’s likely people will be walking by and can end up in the back of photos. 

Beauty Of The Beach

The beaches are stunning on their own. You don’t need to bring anything to your beach ceremony to have all the beauty and drama expected for a wedding. Kauai beaches have all of that and more, each having a different feel and look than the next. Even the type of sand is unique from one beach to another. I always suggest that couples take a little time to explore their options to find the location that suits them the best.

Keep in mind that archways and backdrops are not allowed on our public beaches. The vendors that I work with all follow the same policy of leaving nothing but footprints behind.

Clothing Choices Matter

Remember what I said about the heat? You may want to reconsider those extra layers of tulle and formal jackets. There’s nothing worse than sweating your makeup off before you even get to your ceremony! Consider a ‘beachy’ style dress with light fabric and minimal layers to keep you cool and make for easy movement. For the menswear, it might be a good choice to forgo the formal tux and opt for a shirt and suspenders instead, this is a classic look and much less heavy for Hawaii weather!

At beach weddings, barefoot is totally acceptable, and my preferred way to shoot!

Hawaiian Leis and flower crown

Hawaiian beach weddings are undoubtedly beautiful, but like any location, they come with their own challenges. Thanks for checking out these 4 things to consider before your Hawaii wedding! If you can embrace all the little things that could happen, you’ll be good to go to have the best beach wedding ceremony ever!

If the beauty of Kauai is calling you for your destination wedding I hope this helps you plan your perfect day.

I would love to hear all about what you’re dreaming up! Contact me today!

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