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Tell me about the location pros and cons of your Oahu Wedding

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#1 SydneyJL

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    Posted 26 January 2011 - 06:55 AM

    Hi all


    I have decided to be married on Oahu. I am more excited about spending two weeks on the North Shore after the ceremony than the event itself but I do want a nice, quick, private ceremony. I was in contact with Best Bridal about their Angel Garden venue but it sounds like it is a residence in a neighbourhood where the neighbours are right there beside you. So I am now trying to find another option for the ceremony. I was hoping to stay for a few nights in Honolulu at the Hilton Hawaiian Village so that we could get some city/shopping time in, get married and then head north.


    Please tell about your experiences and the pros/cons to each!!!


    Thanks so much


    #2 Becsmom

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      Posted 26 January 2011 - 11:26 AM

      Hi Jenny...


      My daughter is getting married at the HHV in the Ocean Crystal Chapel this June.  It's a great location and a beautiful resort.  I know that the Ala Moana Beach park is right next door practically and people get married there all the time.  There are so many officiants that it should be hard to just hire one and have a quick private ceremony like you want.  I think Magic Island is right there with the park and it's supposed to be really pretty.  Also, Best Bridal has the Gazebo at the Ocean Crystal Chapel which is gorgeous.  Beautiful landscaped grounds for pictures too.  The Gazebo is WAY cheaper than the chapel, but then I don't know what you want to spend.  Might be worth a look though!


      Some people posted things about lots of people, etc around the HHV and the chapel, and this is true, HOWEVER, I've been there the last 2 Junes and there are like 3 weddings a day, it's such a common event that people don't stand around and gawk and there are not that many people walking on the path right there where you'ld be taking pictures.  I have lots of pictures of the gazebo, etc, there were no people around hardly.  If you want them just email me (don't message me through here, I don't get on often)   email at: cmforme@aol.com



      #3 SydneyJL

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        Posted 31 January 2011 - 05:51 PM

        I have now changed plans... there are so many options - anyone have input on the following:


        venues - Bayer Estate and Oasis World Estate?

        caterers - chai's, beaches and backyards

        planners - Alicia Hollinger




        #4 BeachBound2011

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          Posted 31 January 2011 - 08:45 PM

          We're staying on the North Shore (in 4 months and 3 days!!!!), getting married at Paradise Cove, and having the reception at Tiki's in Waikiki.


          I tried contacting beaches and backyards to cater our welcome dinner.  They took forever to get back to me and their response was "We'll be on vacation during that time.  Sorry."  Not even a recommendation of who else we could use - really short and unprofessional I thought. But they came highly recommended to us.  Ryan the owner of mobile bartending is wonderful!  They will create a signature drink for your party, serve all the drinks, (alcohol or not).  For wedding planners, we are using Tori with Hawaii Island Wedding Planners they have been amazing so far.  They have an A+ with the BBB, so I would check out the one you want to use there first.


          I can't wait!  Good luck!

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