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Planning a Perfect Hawaiian Wedding

By May 5, 2014

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Are you planning a wedding in Hawaii? If you are, you're in good company. Every year thousands of people from around the world choose to get married on one of Hawaii's beautiful islands.

Donna Heiderstadt is an expert who has great inside tips for planning a perfect wedding in Hawaii. From 2002-2009 she was the Travel Editor of Modern Bride magazine.

We've asked Donna to share her vast knowledge of how to plan a wedding in Hawaii with our readers. Donna's features are sure to be helpful for any couple planning wedding in Hawaii in 2013.

Where to Get Married in Hawaii
A guide to choosing the perfect location for your Hawaii wedding.

How to Apply for a Marriage License in Hawaii
The legal requirements and application process for obtaining a marriage license in Hawaii.

Tips for Planning the Perfect Wedding in Hawaii
Tips on planning a wedding in Hawaii, from choosing the perfect island to selecting the ideal venue and incorporating local Hawaiian flowers and music.

Hawaiian Wedding Ceremony
A look at the elements and traditions of a Hawaiian Wedding Ceremony, from the exchange of leis and the playing of the "Hawaiian Wedding Song" to the Circle of Love and the blessing of the rings.

Wedding Chapels and Gazebos in Hawaii
Wedding chapels and gazebos abound in Hawaii. Many of the top resorts on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, the Big Island and Lana'i have seaside gazebos or even air-conditioned chapels that offer an elegant alternative to a beach ceremony. Here are 10 great chapel and gazebo options with details on location and capacity.

Hawaiian Wedding Attire
A list of do's and don'ts for Hawaii wedding attire, from the best fabrics for a wedding dress to suggestions for the groom, bridesmaids, groomsmen and guests.

Intimate Wedding Spots in Hawaii
Suggestions for intimate wedding spots in Hawaii, secluded places to get married on the Big Island, Kauai, Lana'i, Maui and Oahu, such as waterfalls, quiet beaches and botanical gardens.

Destination Wedding Etiquette
If you are thinking about having a destination wedding in Hawaii, here are questions and answers for some of the basic rules of etiquette that apply to the couple, their wedding party and their guests.

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July 12, 2011 at 2:20 am
(1) Hawaiian wedding packages says:

I just love Hawaiian Weddings and I have gone through many photo blogs showing the amazing locations of Hawaii and making a wedding there is just like a dream coming true. I had also gone through the article “Where to Get Married in Hawaii” by Donna Heiderstadt, what a useful piece of advice. She just explained every single aspect of how to manage a wedding there in Hawaii, I wanted to put my views there even in that article to appreciate her efforts but din’t get a comment box there ;) , but Donna if you are reading it then I wanna say that I am looking forward for other articles of yours as well. Keep the good work up :)

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