Weekends and Holidays
Do not have your event on a Saturday or Sunday or a holiday, even if it's a vow renewal on your exact wedding date unless, you absolutely must!
Why? Everybody goes to the beach on weekends and holidays in Hawaii LOL! Just think of how the most popular recreational spot where you live is like on the weekend during the mid-day and afternoon... it's like that.
Simply, it's very busy and crowded and there's people all over the place, weekend traffic is bad, there's little to no parking, and events like parades, carnivals, canoe races, football, parties, and all manner of things people do on weekends happens, stuff that happens that we simply cannot anticipate or plan for.
Consequently, when you have your event on a weekend, you're accepting that it may be busy and there could be little or no parking at certain locations, there's going to be more people around... everywhere, if finding parking causes you to be late, it's a late charge, and stuff happens.
With that said and if you are OK with that, we do understand that for some couples (military, cruise ship passengers, Hawaii locals with working family, etc.) a Saturday or Sunday may be your only choice. If you must do it on a weekend, we still may be able to help you.
First, we do not take jobs between 11 am to 3 pm on these days. We do not work on: Jan 1, Easter Sunday, July 4, Dec 25. We will do December 24 & 31 in the mornings only. We may work on some lesser State holidays but, will rarely on big Federal holidays. You can ask.
While there's no guaranty , these are the beaches we have found which work better than others on weekends and holidays at the times we suggest.
Waimanalo Beach - 9 am and 10 am.
Parking is not a problem for small groups.
Waimanalo Beach Park - 9 am and 10 am.
Parking is not a problem except that, we cannot plan for large weekend events and we may have to change locations last minute.
FYI: We only use this spot for large groups.
Waialae/Kahala Beach - 9 am and 10 am.
Parking can be a problem. Get there earlier than we say, use a limo, or take a taxi or Uber.
Magic Island - Mornings at 9 am and 10 am and Sunset.
Mornings are usually OK though in the Spring they have high school canoe racing.
For sunset, parking can be a problem. Get there earlier than we say, use a limo, or take a taxi or Uber. Parking, especially in the summer months and during the last two weeks of December is impossible all the way to sunset.
On Friday's, there's fireworks at 8 pm so it gets busy. Winter isn't as much as a problem because, the sun sets at 5:30. In summer, it sets at 7:30 so avoid Friday.
We cannot plan for large weekend events and we may have to change locations last minute.