So we went to visit 3 venues yesterday. FI really wants a resort wedding... Plus this resort has a sand area not considered a part of 'Hawaii public beach' so we can get married in the sand with the arch and guests can sit in chairs, etc facing the ocean. We originally thought you couldn't set up arches and chairs on any sand property so we decided ocean front would be okay.
Well looking outside the resorts... I found private places (lanikuhonua Kualoa, sunset ranch) where you can figure out every aspect of your wedding... And I got excited!!
So now that fiancé found out we can get married in the sand and still have our aisle and 60 guests sitting comfortably he absolutely loves the idea of a resort wedding.
How did you choose between a private venue vs a resort??!! I like the privacy of the private venues... no shirtless old men walking next to you in your wedding dress.. Or a resort... Convenience for your guests.