if you’re thinking of getting hitched in Hawaii, you’re already one step ahead of the game. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking, and the beaches are some of the best in the world. But, when is the best time to get married in Hawaii? Let’s take a closer look.
The best time to get married in Hawaii…
Getting married in Hawaii during the Winter (December – February)
Winter in Hawaii is the coolest and wettest time of the year. But hey, on the bright side, that means fewer crowds! If you’re looking for a more intimate ceremony, then this could be the perfect time for you. The average temperature is around 75°F (24°C), which is still pretty warm, but just keep in mind that some areas like north shore Oahu and Hana on Maui might get a bit more rain.
My favorite part of winter ocean-front weddings is that we can whale watch during your wedding! This is my favorite time of the year for weddings!
Getting married in Hawaii during Springtime (March – May)
Spring is a super popular time for Hawaii weddings because the weather is simply fantastic, and the islands are looking absolutely gorgeous. March is a good time to score some sweet deals since the peak tourist season is winding down, but there still might be a little bit of rain.
What it’s like to get married in Hawaii during the Summer (June – August)
If you’re looking for the least amount of rain, then summer is the time for you. The weather is hot and dry, which can make ceremonies and other outdoor activities brutal if there isn’t shade. You’ll definitely want to be prepared for tons of people since it’s prime tourist season. Make sure to book your hotel and vendors early, or you might be out of luck.
While it may seem as though these are the hottest months, they’re not! Fall is when we see the most humid weather in Hawaii.
Fall Weddings in Hawaii (September – November)
I’m always honest, and I’m going to tell out outright: Fall is my least favorite season in Hawaii. We often see high humidity with September and October weddings – with some reprieve for November weddings.
So if you’re debating between a fall or winter wedding in Hawaii – I’d go winter all the way.
What else should you consider when planning a Hawaii wedding?
Aside from the weather, there are some other factors that you’ll want to take into consideration as well. For example, what’s your budget like? Keep in mind that the time of year you pick will affect the cost of your hotel and other wedding expenses. Also, if you have a specific venue or vendor in mind, be sure to book early! The most popular spots can fill up over a year in advance, especially during peak season.
You’ll also want to be careful about picking a date that’s near a holiday. Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and Valentine’s Day are all popular for weddings, but they can be a bit pricey and crowded.
So, which month is the absolute best for a Hawaii wedding? Well, the truth is, it really depends on your preferences. But, if I had to choose, I’d probably go with winter (specifically January or February). The weather is usually great, the crowds are starting to die down, and it’s not quite as expensive as the peak summer months.
No matter what time of year you decide to get married in Hawaii, one thing is for sure: you’re going to have an unforgettable experience. From the pristine beaches to the stunning sunsets, Hawaii is the perfect place to say “I do.”
If you’re looking for more information on Hawaii weddings, I have lots of articles that can help you out!
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Alright, those are my thoughts on the best time of the year to get married in Hawaii. Happy planning!