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Oahu Weddings Now Open to 100 People

After a whole year of the wedding industry being shut down on Oahu, things are finally looking up.

Back in March, wedding professionals came together (safely) in front of Honolulu Hale for a peaceful rally where Mayor Blangiardi gave us his word that he will go back to the State Department of Health and ask for the reconsideration of re-opening weddings .

Within a week the Mayor had things in motion and re-opened outdoor weddings! Woo hoo!

“From photographers and florists, to officiants and planners, the entire wedding industry has been hit especially hard by the pandemic,” Blangiardi said. “My team and I listened to the business owners and voiced their concerns to the state. We are happy to announce these determined entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to expand operations in a safe manner.”

Wedding at Koolau Ballrooms
Photo by Dream FX Media

Under the amended framework, weddings under the supervision of event planning professionals are now allowed in Tier 3, with the following restrictions:

  • A maximum of 100 people per event (including staff)

  • Outdoor venues only.

  • Table seating in groups of up to ten individuals is required.

  • Everyone must follow proper use of face coverings as detailed in the Order.

  • Food and beverage service must comply with the requirements for Restaurants/Bars.

  • Temperature checks must be completed.

  • Sign-in data must be collected for all guests.

  • Dancing is allowed, provided dancers wear approved face coverings and follow spacing requirements of two dancers for every 36 square feet, with a maximum of 32 dancers

Click here for full details.

As a photography and videography company we are ecstatic to get back to doing what we love, capturing once in a lifetime moments that couples can cherish forever!

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