We are planning a wedding in Oahu some time between May - June of 2014 (dates are def. flexible as of right now) We are planning on moving to Hawaii at the end of April so it doesn't leave us a whole lot of time to scope out the area in person. Do you guys have any suggestions for a good fun, casual and quaint venues? Since we are not local, it would be awesome if I could get some suggestions on good catering and decoration rentals services if these venues don't already provide them.
We are planning on having a very small, intimate wedding with 30-40 guests and definitely does not want the event to be lavish or anything. I am just so confused by all the frustrating rules and regulations, hidden fees and extra charges that bounce out of nowhere it seems. (Like I was recently informed that weddings performed on any beach in Hawaii are not allowed to have chairs or decorations, if they are caught, there might be a hefty fines...( Not sure how true that is) WHAT?!? Whatever happened to the beautiful bamboo arches and chair decorations in beach wedding pictures?!?)
Anyway, any help and suggestion would be much much appreciated. Thank you all! :-)