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#1 babyzjadez

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    Posted 05 June 2010 - 08:02 PM

    Hello everyone! So it looks like it's a go for a destination wedding and we've narrowed it down to Oahu. We will be having a Catholic ceremony and a small restaurant reception at night. We are looking at about 25-35 people as of right now. We are definitely on a budget because we will be paying the airfare and stay for our grandparents and parents.

    I've been looking at Roy's for the reception because of the great food reviews its gotten. (I a major foodie!) Has anyone had their reception there or have ate there? I know there are two Roy's in Oahu so I'm not sure which one is better. I wanted a nice intimate dinner for our reception so if anyone has any other suggestions I would greatly appreciate it.

    Wedding planners? Did they help you tremendously? Was it worth the money? I wont be having a beach wedding so there's not a lot of set up except for the restaurant, but I'm hoping the restaurant will be able to help setup.

    Not sure if anyone has visited any Catholic churches in Oahu. I've seen a couple...St.Augustines and St. Andrews. Any catholic brides have any feedback?

    #2 hawaiianprincess

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      Posted 06 June 2010 - 02:13 AM

      Hi there!

      So Exciting that you are getting married in Oahu. When are you getting married? I am looking at a catholic ceremony also.

      :) We are planning to get married before the end of the year!

      #3 BlondeLlamaTreww

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        Posted 07 June 2010 - 09:06 PM

        If you're looking for something a little more intimate, check out Ola at Turtle Bay Resort - Hawaii North Shore Oahu Restaurant It's my favorite restaurant on Oahu. They do a lot of wedding receptions there. It's an amazing venue- it's basically an outdoor space right on the beach. It is covered, but when the weather is nice, they take down the glass partitions so there's nothing obstructing the ocean breezes. It's perfect for a reception your size. The only thing to take into consideration is that it is on North Shore, so it is 45 minutes from Honolulu.

        #4 babyzjadez

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          Posted 08 June 2010 - 11:14 AM

          Thanks for the input I will check it out!

          Yes another Catholic bride! Have u decided where?

          #5 AishaB

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            Posted 08 June 2010 - 11:16 AM

            That is exciting! Good luck and happy planning!
            BDW the best place for my TYPE A personality!

            #6 TA Dina

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              Posted 08 June 2010 - 06:32 PM

              St Augustine's in beautiful. And right in the middle of Waikiki so if that's where you're all staying, it's easy for everyone to get to. The Roy's at the Waikiki Beach Walk is again, central to Waikiki and easy to get to. The other one is out at KoOlina so 30-45 min west (& if you hit traffic even longer). Both have small private rooms for parties.

              #7 babyzjadez

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                Posted 08 June 2010 - 11:20 PM

                Thanks Dina! I think Waikiki will be more accessable for everyone. The Roys in KoOlina should have a great view I would imagine but it is 30-40 mins out which I would have to provide transportation for.

                I'm going to attempt to plan this myself since it's only gonna be 25-30 ppl. Catholic church and then a small nice dinner. Wish me luck!

                #8 hawaiianprincess

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                  Posted 08 June 2010 - 11:29 PM

                  When are you getting married?

                  #9 babyzjadez

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                    Posted 09 June 2010 - 05:48 AM

                    Planning for 2011 May, June, or Sept depending on airfare and everyone's availability.

                    I still have so time to plan I think!

                    #10 hulagirl132

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                      Posted 21 June 2010 - 06:41 PM

                      Hi there...I'm also considering Oahu for my DW. I have narrowed down to a couple of locations, Oahu being one of them. I also want to get married at a church too, but I was thinking it might be a challenge since I'm from out of town and the church will not be my usual parish.

                      I will look into churches...preferable on the Ko Olina side since we are leaning towards having the reception around there too.

                      Happy planning...I will keep track of your posts for helpful information

                      ~Married at Las Caletas, Puerto Vallarta on May 30, 2011~





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