1) Utilize technology: create your own personal online wedding site where guests can RSVP for your multi-day Indian wedding. Visit www.mywedding.com, which has the tools to help you get started. Your guests and your sanity will thank you in the long run!
2) The perfect meeting place: did you know that O’ahu means “the gathering place”? Hawaii makes the perfect destination wedding because it serves as the mid-point between many continents. If you have wedding guests abroad, you can actually cut down their costs by meeting them halfway in Hawaii – not a bad compromise!
3) Aim for an October or May Indian wedding. The Hawaiian islands are certainly beautiful all year round; however, the best weather is in October and May. Coincidentally, these are also off-peak travel times so you also score great deals on just about everything. Remember: the fuller the planes, the fuller the hotels, the higher all the prices will be.
4) Embrace local florals. Keep in mind that your favorite mainland blooms are probably not available on the Hawaiian islands. To avoid outrageous shipping costs, embrace the local native plants. Want a fragrant bouquet? Check out yummy-smelling white flowers like tuberose. For something colorful, look into birds of paradise or ginger flowers.
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Photography: Center Image : Aloha Wedding Photography | Photography: Top and Bottom Images: Haneen Khalaf