These days, in most contemporary weddings, readings are one of the most common rituals followed. You can add more glitter to your wedding ceremony by including the readings. You have many choices like: 

  • Bible reading
  • Poem reading
  • Song reading. 

Before exchanging rings, you can inform Simple Maui Wedding, your coordinator of the Hawaii wedding venue. Some couples often write and read a heartfelt message. 

Hawaii is home to a diverse range of exquisite and deeply ingrained traditions and customs. Its customs around marriage are the same. With that in mind, the following are a few choices to have from Hawaii Weddings and Vow Renewals during a Hawaiian wedding ceremony.

  • Religious or secular?

You and your spouse must decide whether to have a secular or religious reading during your wedding.  Your service provider employs celebrants who carry out:

    • Non-religious ceremonies
    • Christian ceremonies
    • Civil ceremonies
    • Jewish ceremonies
  • The most popular Hawaiian wedding ceremony
  • Chanting of Oli Aloha

The pastor will typically start a Hawaiian wedding ceremony by reciting the Oli Aloha. Hawaii had no written language prior to the 1820s. Instead, the people documented their past via songs, chants, and poetry. 

Additionally, the officiant shouts the Oli Aloha at wedding rituals. Chanting this extends a warm greeting to the newlyweds and their guests. Additionally, it makes room for blessings. Part of what the chant says is, “This is the sight that you have longed for.” Love has come with you now that you have arrived.

  • Exchanging of Leis


Leis are exchanged during Hawaiian weddings as another tradition. The lei is a vital component of Hawaiian culture. Furthermore, exchanging these garlands is regarded as a loving gesture. 

Additionally, the minister can educate guests who might not be aware of the significance of this gesture throughout our Hawaiian wedding ceremony service.

  • Hawaiian ring blessing

A customary ring blessing can also be a part of your Hawaiian wedding ceremony. You are free to exclude it if you would like. Here are some things to be aware of if you plan to have it, though.

For the blessing, you will need three items: 

  • Seawater
  • A Ti leaf
  • A bowl made of Koa or Hawaiian wood. 

First, the Hawaiian wood bowl is filled with rings. Next, the groom holds a conch shell filled with ocean water while the bride holds the bowl.

Subsequently, the minister will sprinkle the Ti leaf over the rings after dipping it into the saltwater. They chant something that translates to “May peace from above rest upon you and remain with you now and forever” when they perform this. Following that, the pair will exchange rings and say their vows.

Having a Hawaiian wedding ceremony would truly add a distinct and romantic touch to your big day. Therefore, let Hawaii Wedding and Vow Renewals’ wedding experts help you prepare for your special day!

You may visit the Facebook profile of your wedding coordinator in Hawaii and let him know your choice before you book your wedding ceremony. Your coordinator will arrange everything for your wedding as you decide.