Oahu Wedding Ideas – Our Favorite Add Ons & Upgrades

May 11, 2020


Last Updated on April 25, 2024 by Karma Hill

Weddings are obviously our favorite thing! There’s no doubt that helping to create an unforgettable Big Day for you and your partner is really our forté! We love being there for you every step of the way and helping you select your upgrades and add-ons is no exception. We’ve put together some of our favorite Oahu wedding ideas, from addons to upgrades, for you to browse and enjoy as you plan your Big Day!

Oahu Wedding Floral Upgrades

With hundreds upon thousands of varieties and endless books written on their meaning, flowers are an essential part of any wedding day. They add a personal touch, with color and personality that enhances the beauty that is already upon you. 

Custom Bouquets

hawaiian wedding bouquets

We offer a gorgeous selection of Oahu wedding bouquets, but sometimes you’d like to add your own style or personal faves to the blooms. For that, we have our custom bouquets! For any bouquet beyond our standard selection, we charge an $85 upgrade fee. That covers any specially requested flowers, alternate colors that the florist normally doesn’t have, and the extra time it takes for the florist to put these beauties together. Add eucalyptus, succulents, anything your heart desires (as long as it’s in season). If you want more bouquet ideas, come check out Simple Maui Wedding’s 100 Beach Wedding Bouquets.

Flower Crowns

Oahu wedding ideas

We can also add a beautiful flower crown to match your bouquet. Elevate your florals to a place where goddess meets contemporary! These sweet circlets are traditional staples in the Hawaiian art of hula, and a version can also be found in Roman and Greek literature. Flower crowns cost an extra $125, but the beauty they add to your Oahu wedding is unparalleled! Just check out the images above…

Bridal Party Bouquets

Oahu wedding

If you have a bridal party, you’ll want to dress them up as well. Your ladies deserve some flower-power on your big Day, so adorn them with an attendant bouquet! These beauties are $125 each and bring a ton of extra blooms (and sweet smells!) to your Oahu wedding. 

Guest Leis

leis for hawaii weddings

Orchid Guest Leis are another great option for floral upgrades to enhance your guests’ experience. Show them that you love and appreciate them with a special lei from Hawaii. The costs for guest leis start at $45.

Arch Upgrades

floral arches - hawaii wedding

Arches are the perfect addition to your wedding! Unfortunately, they’re restricted on public beaches, but you can include an arch at any of our venues. Adding a beautiful octagonal or circle arch or even just floral decor really adds to it. After all, this addon isn’t just an upgrade… it’s an upgrade to your whole ceremony. Wedding arches act as a frame for the couple and give your guests (and your photographer!) a focal point. Nothing says, “We’re the stars of this day” like a gorgeous arch draped in bursts of tropical florals or sweeping fabric.  

Floral Arches vary in cost depending on the venue. Please check with our coordinators for exact pricing.

Beach Decor

beach oahu wedding decor

Beach decor is another great option! Just as a wedding arch does for a venue, beach decor draws the eye and highlights the couple on their Big Day. We can spice up your beach ceremony with a pineapple aisle or flower posts and add some variety to the already gorgeous shore. Pineapple aisles start at $95 and floral posts vary. 

Petal Aisle & Petal Toss

petal toss at oahu wedding

Forget the rice, bring on the velvety soft petal toss! Standing with your partner as your loved ones toss florals your way, each petal cascading through the air around you, is so crazy special that there are social media filters to recreate it!

Likewise, lining your aisle with petals allows your flower girl to do that adorable “one petal at a time toss” while ensuring your walkway is properly adorned. Each gallon bag of fresh petals cost $60, and depending on how full you want the aisle, we suggest 2 – 5 bags.

Getting Ready Coverage

bride getting ready during oahu wedding

Many Oahu beach weddings begin right at the beach, and that is just fine!! Though we love it when our clients want us to be a part of the whole experience and ask for getting ready photos for the big day!

A lot of precious moments happen in the before hours. When the excitement is high but the ceremony hasn’t yet begun, that’s when true personalities shine bright! Dad’s first look is an unforgettable moment, and so are the sweet exchanges shared between the bride and her Mom, as well as her girls. Because of our photographer’s travel time, getting ready coverage varies depending on where you’re staying in relation to the beach. 

Oahu Wedding Musician

wedding musicians in oahu

Wouldn’t it be nice having a Hawaiian musician serenade you as you walk down the aisle to marry the love of your life? Or sing you a sweet song after you say “I Do” while you dance hand in hand? We think a musician is the perfect addition to an Oahu wedding. The cost for this add on is $350 for 1 hour of music. But just think, anytime you hear that song again, you’ll be carried back to that special moment. 

Trash the Dress Session

trash the dress in oahu

We sure do love when our clients add on a Trash the Dress session! We usually recommend a different day from the wedding. You’re much more relaxed and calm and all the jitters have left you. Once you’ve said “I do” and let it sink in, you’ll be ready to splash and play along the shores of Oahu! Typically, a trash the dress session is $675 an hour, but we offer a special deal for our wedding clients and offer it as an add-on for just $599.

Wedding Albums & Custom Wooden USB

Oahu wedding add-ons - wedding albums

Our custom designed 10×10 wedding album with thick, lay-flat pages is the perfect addition to your photography collection! You get to highlight all your favorite pictures from your big day and show them off on your coffee table for just $699. If the album isn’t your thing, another great option is our custom wooden USB. We print 2 of your favorite pictures on the outside of this gorgeous box and USB and then load it up with your selected pictures! It’s the perfect keepsake for your Oahu wedding!

Of course, the most important add-on you can bring to your Oahu wedding is that awesome glow of yours! We can’t wait to get to know you and help make your dreams come true! For more amazing add-on ideas for your Hawaii wedding, come browse our Oahu wedding beach packages and Oahu wedding venue packages. Scroll all the way to the bottom for a bulleted list of what we offer!

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Karma Hill is the owner of Karma Hill Photography, Simple Maui Wedding, Simple Oahu Wedding, and Simple Hawaii Wedding, marking a significant presence in the Hawaii wedding community since 2007. With a wealth of experience and a vast collection of informative posts on weddings and photography in Hawaii, Karma Hill offers unparalleled expertise. Explore the world of photography and wedding planning across Hawaii by visiting Karma's websites.

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