A Hawaii destination wedding is the dream of many couples; when you do finally decide a beach or waterfall wedding in Oahu is the right choice for you, it’s important to consider your guests as well. Who doesn’t get excited at the opportunity to visit Hawaii? Some guests may decide to leave the day after your wedding, but many others will take this occasion to enjoy a short vacation for themselves. Here are a few tips to ensure all who are involved enjoy your special day, and the days that follow.

Romance, fine foods, gorgeous weather, sightseeing, taking in the beautiful surroundings of the beaches, mountains, and tropical terrain – there is so much to do in Hawaii, many couples and their guests decide to take advantage of the trip. Why not? It may be the only time you experience Oahu, so make the most of it!

Here are a few tips to help you avoid any potential disappointment:

Be sure to have a plan B. Getting married on the beach or near a beautiful waterfall is the dream of many couples, but what happens when the weather doesn’t cooperate? Should rain interrupt your plans, consider moving your ceremony indoors or rent a canopy to ensure everyone stays dry.

Provide advance notice to everyone who will be in attendance. From bridesmaids and groomsmen to guests, let everyone who plans to attend know about the details well in advance. When you’re planning a Hawaii destination wedding, there are lots of details involved considering flight plans, hotel accommodations, etc. The more time you give family and guests, the easier it will be to schedule time off from work, budgeting for the expense, child care, and other important details.

Think about how to entertain family and guests around your wedding. In the time prior to your wedding and the days that follow, what will guests do? While many will want to pursue their own interests and enjoy time with their own families, those who are single or who do not have children will appreciate your taking the time to find activities or events, or schedule outings/sightseeing trips. Your guests have made the effort to attend your wedding, and gone to the expense; consider their needs and wishes!

Will you want a DJ or live band, or other form of entertainment? What about catering or drinks? Well before your wedding, know exactly what staff you will need so that you can make sure any entertainment/service staff is available and booked in advance. The last thing you want is any unpleasant surprises.

When you decide on an Oahu destination wedding, you know it will be the most romantic, special, and memorable day of your life. Be sure every detail is taken care of in advance, and get married on the beach or near the gorgeous waterfalls in Oahu without the worry that “getting hitched” will involve a hitch!