If you didn’t know by now Eloping in Hawaii is so the biz for all the non-traditional lovers who stray away from the stress of a full Wedding! Having to entertain others, pleasing those around you and accomodating others needs is sometimes not the goal of my couples.
I am OBSESSED with lovers who stray away from the traditional marriage and run towards Eloping in Hawaii for a super intimate & adventurous day! I AM SO HERE FOR IT! I had a couple who had already booked their venue and opted out of that and booked a flight straight to Hawaii to Elope and leave the stress behind. I mean c’mon if that isn’t goals, what is?!?!! With nobody chiming in, no worries of accomodating hundreds of guests, no fear of financially overwhelming yourself with a big party and the high ticket cost it comes with. Eloping in the most STUNNING place sounds like the perfect idea AM I RIGHT?!!
This blog post is dedicated to the lovers considering eloping in Hawaii, to those couples that are adventurous and rather get married on a mountain, near the waterfalls, at a sandbar or even getting your dress muddy thru the process THIS IS FOR YOU! I am speaking to those that rather focus on just the two of you and absolutely no one else. I GOT YOU COVERED.
Now, let’s talk about the MOST important aspects of your Elopement Day and why you need to consider these HIGHLY for such a big day in your life. With eloping the vendors/aspects part of your day is very limited so you want to make sure it is the absolute BEST.
You’ve only got one shot at this and one day to Elope and make it official. So top priority is choosing a STUNNING location that is intimate, gorgeous and accomodates exactly what you want! When coming to Hawaii you need to consider the fact of high travel dates as well as timing when their will be most people at the beach or location. You wouldn’t want to elope at the beach on July 4th the busiest time of the year because their will most likely be a PACKED beach of drunk people, trust me. You need to consider the timing of the year, population of your location & what time will be the absolute best for photos! My suggestions are to Elope at an intimate beach/venue, choose a date that is not so busy with travel, choose a weekday over a weekend day and last but not least aiming for sunrise or sunset for EPIC photos!
Alright, let’s get to it! This is absolutely CRUCIAL to eloping in Hawaii or anywhere! If you are eloping you have to realize that most likely it will be just you two, if not a very few close family members. Capturing the day from start to finish is crucial because if not you will have nothing to show your friends & family who were not able to attend. Imagine eloping in a gorgeous location away from home and going back with NOTHING TO SHOW?!!! That is my worst nightmare. If you are going to Elope in Hawaii be sure to splurge and hire an AMAZING Photographer + Videographer for your day! You don’t have much expenses to pay for being that it’s just you two. There are no guests to feed, no venue to cover, no decor you have to pay for or anything of that. So documenting your day should be a TOP PRIORITY. If your friends + family aren’t going to be apart of it or there to witness your big day at least give them AMAZING images/video to envision the entire thing from start to finish. Trust me you’re not going to want FOMO after the best day of your life.
This is another HUGE part of your Elopement. You want an officiant that you connect with on another level. You want someone who truly understands you and your relationship and is able to value you not just as a client but as a person. Marrying you to your love is something so special and it’s such an honor to the person who is officiating your day! Make sure you pick someone you completely trust, make sure you pick an officiant that has your wants/needs in mind and will accomodate your DREAM DAY!
These are all vendors including: Florists, Hair & Makeup Artist as well as rentals if you decide to have any! It is crucial to pick vendors that know exactly what you’re looking for and are able to deliver that dream! Choose vendors that compliment your style and are able to accomodate your needs. Hawaii is HOT let me tell you, and with that being said you are going to want a BOMB HMUA that can make your hair + makeup stay the entire time without smudging or getting ruined thru the heat or rain! These aspects are so important to consider on your Elopement day.
I hope these tips help you a ton! If you are thinking of Eloping in Hawaii, ditching the typical Wedding Day and deciding to adventure just you and love! I AM HERE FOR IT! I LIVE FOR non-traditional couples, those that are carefree + laidback and crave authentic moments! I am so here for you and if you want to Elope in Hawaii I AM YOUR GIRL!
P.S. IF YOU NEED SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR ELOPING ON OAHU HAWAII I GOT YA COVERED!
I’ll drop all the AMAZING vendors IG Handles right here for you and save ya the hassle!
OFFICIANTS: @lovealwaysweddingshawaii @weddingswithannie
HMUA: @beautyspellhawaii @perfectlymadehawaii @blissbeautyhawaii
MUA: @reineemaye @mua.manda @cherylbrown.hi
FLORISTS: @summerreignhaku @puakaiefloristry @mariebloomsflorist
RENTALS: @alohaartisans @roamrentalshawaii @ambientrentals