The best Hawaiian island is Maui. Oahu (Honolulu) is too crowded, and there is not enough to do on the other islands (Kauai, Big Island, Lanai, Molokai). Maui doesn’t have Oahu’s crowds and congestion, but it has plenty of great activities, sightseeing, restaurants, beaches and shopping. So Maui Weddings are my recommendation for Hawaii Weddings. There is a lot more information about Maui at
Maui Vacations – Jon’s Maui Info
Photos by Karma Hill.
Maui Hawaii Weddings Locations
Your Hawaii wedding can be on a beach, on a private estate, on the grounds of a resort hotel, or in a chapel. There are regulations about which beaches and other areas are allowed to have weddings, so I suggest you use a Maui-based wedding planner to set this up. Such wedding coordinators also know about the best private estates that rent out their grounds for Maui weddings. (See the section below about Maui wedding planners-coordinators that I recommend.) Good resort hotels locations are on the beautiful grounds of the Hyatt or Grand Wailea, and the Grand Wailea also has a lovely wedding chapel. More information and a link to the Hyatt is at West Maui Hotels and for the Grand is at South Maui Hotels. But there are many other beach locations and scenic locations that a Maui-based wedding planner can suggest.
Hawaii Weddings Planners
It’s terribly difficult to plan a wedding in Hawaii without a professional wedding planner, especially if you have never been to Maui and are not familiar with the area. If you will be staying on the west side of Maui (Lahaina-Kaanapali-Kapalua side) then I recommend Love Maui Weddings. If you are staying on the south side of Maui (Kihei-Wailea side) then I recommend Blue Ocean Weddings. If you are going to have your wedding at a hotel on any Hawaiian island, the hotel may provide a planner to take care of some of the details for you, but you will generally get lower prices and better personalized service if you use an independent wedding planner like the ones mentioned in this paragraph.
Maui Wedding Flowers
For beautiful flowers for your Maui wedding, large or small, the florist I recommend is Terrie Fukushima. See her Facebook page at Fukushima Flowers, or call her at 808-264-4557.
Maui Wedding Cakes
Custom designed wedding cakes, cupcakes, chocolates, dessert tables, are beautiful and delicious when made by Cake Fanatics. See wedding cakes on Maui.
Hawaii Weddings Music
The Hawaiian Wedding Song was made famous by Elvis Presley in his 1961 movie “Blue Hawaii.” You can hear it and read the words at
Hawaiian Wedding Song
You can hire Hawaiian musicians and hula dancers for your wedding reception.
Hawaii Weddings License
The Hawaii State Department of Health tells you all about wedding license requirements at
Hawaii Marriage Licenses
Hawaii Weddings Minister or Officiant
For a minister or other officiant to perform your wedding ceremony, click on Maui Wedding Association, and then on the left side of that page click on “Wedding Professionals Inquiry.” Then fill out the resulting form, and in the drop-down list for “Who should contact you” select “Wedding minister/officiants.”
Hawaii Weddings at Sunset
All of the major resort hotels, as well as many beaches and private estates, face west, so provide good sunset backgrounds for your wedding. You can get a list of sunset times for each month on Maui by clicking on the Sunrise-Sunset question at
Maui Hawaii Weddings Photography
Some of the most beautiful Maui wedding photos I have seen are by Natalie Brown Photography.
Maui Hawaii Weddings Dinner
My favorite Maui restaurant is Roy’s in Kaanapali. Call the manager there at 808-669-6999 and tell him you found him on Jon’s Maui Info website. Ask him about wedding dinners for your group. There is more information about this and other great Maui restaurants at
Sample Hawaiian wedding vows that you can adapt for your own are at
Lots of ideas and links for your Hawaii honeymoon are at