My fiancée and I recently got engaged and are just beginning to discuss wedding ideas. We like the idea of getting married in Hawaii but have never been there and are a little overwhelmed with all the possibilities.
Our first debate is which island? We've heard wonderful things about Maui but also like the possibility of activities on Oahu. On a nerdy note I loved the show 'Lost' and like the idea of possibly getting married on Papailoa Beach as 'Lost' filmed there
We also have no idea how spread out locations are on the islands so we don't know what areas to even start looking at for the wedding or accommodations.
Secondly, we have no idea how much wedding things usually cost so we have no idea what prices we should be looking for and what is reasonable. I know we probably need to get a wedding coordinator but are they island specific or can we get one that knows about all the islands? Also, how much do coordinators typically cost?
Additionally, we'd like to try and keep this somewhat low budget so any cost-cutting tips would be greatly appreciated! Thankfully we have photography taken care of as one of my best friends is a wedding photographer so I guess we need to figure out location, reception, and transportation costs, however, I'm sure there are all types of little things that we haven't even thought of.
Oh and we were also wondering if we can have a friend get certified and perform the ceremony? We've been looking online for this info but can't find a definitive answer.
I've tried researching but as I said, I'm totally overwhelmed and any help to get my searches a little more focused would be equivalent to saving my sanity so thank you in advance