May 2022 – Hawaii’s wedding season is here and pandemic delays to nuptials have meant brides, grooms and their ohana are more than eager. In 2020, Hawaii saw the largest drop in weddings the country — 48% — followed by California, which fell 44%. This year weddings are on the rebound and Hawaii is top of the list for many as it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world. Here are some tips to help you plan your perfect outdoor wedding in Hawaii:
Focus on the Comfort of Your Guests. You want your wedding to be memorable for good reasons, so take the time to ensure your guests are comfortable. If you know it’s going to be very hot; you can print your wedding programs on fans or have ice-cold water available to guests as they are seated. A tent can also be utilized to cut down on the heat. We recommend our golf umbrella and white resin chairs.
Plan for Wind. It can get windy in Hawaii, so be sure to plan for it. Be sure to tell your hairstylist about windy conditions so they can plan your style accordingly. Have the men wear styling products like pomade to keep hair in place, and be sure to let guests know so that they can plan for it. Avoid very light fabrics for your dress and your bridesmaids’ dresses to avoid a wardrobe malfunction.
Look into Renting Sound Equipment. The sound of waves or the wind can make it hard for guests to hear your vows. Look into renting a sound system with microphones. Your wedding DJ may be able to set this up for you as well.
Select Decorations that Compliment the Natural Beauty of Hawaii. Hawaii is renowned for its natural beauty, which means you don’t have to do much to make your wedding spectacular. Choose décor that compliments the landscape instead of overshadowing it. Floral arches and centerpieces can add elegance to your wedding. For a gorgeous compliment to the local flora and fauna, we recommend our round arch, rustic arch, or crystal clear Lucite arch.
Have a Backup Plan. The weather plays a huge role in outdoor weddings. If it rains, you want to make sure you have a backup ready. You can choose to have the wedding outside and the reception indoors, and if it does rain, the ceremony can be easily moved into the reception hall. You can also rent a tent for the occasion.
Choose a Caterer with Outdoor Experience. It’s important to choose a caterer that has experience with outdoor weddings. Be sure to choose foods that keep well in the heat. Avoid dishes with mayonnaise or anything that needs to be kept cold.
Keep Guests Hydrated. Alcoholic beverages are dehydrating, especially if you are outside in hot weather. Be sure to provide plenty of water and other non-alcoholic drinks to keep guests hydrated throughout the wedding and reception. Our beverage dispensers offer a great way to serve water, lemonade, or tea, and you can store cold beers and other beverages in our chic galvanized bucket.
Plan around the Sun. When planning your wedding, you can sync up your timing with the sun for a dramatic effect. Imagine you and your partner saying your vows in front of a gorgeous, glowing sunset! Also, if you are having your wedding earlier in the day, orient your ceremony so that the sun will not be in your guests’ eyes.
Choose High-Quality Event Rentals. This is your big day, so choose high-quality wedding rentals in Oahu from EventAccents. Our décor and furniture will add class, elegance, and luxury to your wedding day. We work with each client to ensure that their big day is truly magical. Contact us today and start planning the destination wedding of your dreams. When planning an outdoor wedding, selecting the right furniture is important. EventAccents offers furniture rental in Honolulu and throughout the state of Hawaii. Choose from a variety of luxurious styles when you contact us at (808)732-6011.