If you have been told that you resemble a head-spinning demon and you have grown fond of chewing the heads off of innocent little Peeps, wedding planning may not be for you.
After finding sugar candied bunny bodies lying around, I knew that the task of planning the wedding was all mine. Within a few months I was overly confused and no progress had been made until I found this great website called Wedding Wire.
With the ability to talk to other like-minded wedding planners and the ability to have a website that breaks down every aspect of the wedding, the plans came together really fast.
I decided we would have a destination wedding in Hawaii. Hawaii was our first big adventure together, so it made sense to get married there. Planning a wedding there was actually cheaper, easier and much more fun than having it here in California.
One of the reasons is because thousands of people get married in Hawaii every year and there are planners well prepared to handle any ideas you may have. Our planners were the Yasuhara family from Aloha Forever Hawaii Weddings.
They are a cute couple that knew every little beach that you could possibly get hitched on. In addition, their daughter was the photographer who was well experienced and got what we were going for.
For a guy like myself, the idea of handing someone a check and walking away was fantastic. They handled everything. The husband was the preacher and performed a traditional Hawaiian wedding song as my wife walked down the aisle, er, beach.
After the I-Do’s we invited all our guests to the local Polynesian culture center were they offer endless amounts of entertainment and the best luau dinner you could ever experience. After dinner they have an evening show that is a must see as well.
While on the north shore of the Island there are even more activities to get involved in. The Dole plantation with their amazing pineapple ice-cream and fun maze is one, the other is go to Turtle Bay resort where Forgetting Sara Marshall was filmed and for the more adventurist types there is the Polynesian Tattoo Factory. Nothing says seal the deal like a wedding band tattoo.
So if you find yourself planning the demise of Easter candy more than planning the actual wedding, do as we did and pay some awesome Hawaiian’s to plan the wedding and get a tattoo. The best cure for wedding-Easter-itis.