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Hawaii Marriage Proposal Ideas

Hawaii is known for its beautiful sand and clear blue water, sunsets and flower leis. But don’t forget about their mountains, National Parks and jaw-dropping volcanos. Hawaii is the definition of a perfect destination proposal. There are six (main) magical islands to choose from to have as your propsal backdrop. If you’re looking for a romantic, picturesque place to get engaged outside, this is on the top of our list. Sunset dinners, helicopter rides over a volcano, luaus, beaches, or even just under the light blue sky, Hawaii is the perfect spot for an outdoor, unforgettable proposal. Read on for our favorite Hawaii marriage proposal ideas, plus some tips to help you plan!

Hawaii Proposals

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Proposal Tips

  1. Hawaii is almost always warm, so planning for weather shouldn't be too hard. Keep in mind that the islands have a dry season and a humid season, so summer is the best time for a Hawaiian proposal.
  2. Photographers are in high demand in Hawaii, especially during vacation season. Book as far in advance as you can, and if your proposal will be more on the adventurous side, consider using a go-pro as it may be harder to have someone else there to capture the proposal.
  3. If you're proposing on a Hawaiian vacation, time the big moment for the beginning of the trip. This way, you can spend the rest of your trip celebrating with an engagement honeymoon!
  1. Wear something that will go along with the beauty of the Hawaiian sunset, beaches, and volcanoes. Bring clothes that are romantic, cool, and comfortable! For women, the best options are sundresses or cute beach outfits. Guys, just don't wear a floral Hawaiian print shirt. We know, it's Hawaii, but leave the tacky tourist shirts and leis at home.
  2. No matter what, keep the proposal a surprise! Don’t let her know your plan, and think of an excuse if she starts asking questions. Choosing a sentimental date such as an anniversary or holiday can add romance, but don't spoil the proposal!
  3. Consider bringing your family and closest friends for the proposal! If that’s not possible, just involve them over the phone or Skype. A surprise engagement party with loved ones is a great way to keep your actual proposal intimate while still involving the people you care about.