Wedding Formal Wear

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What to wear for a Hawaii wedding is mostly about the weather. With an average temperature of 80 degrees year round, choose cool fabrics. Cotton works well. You may want to wait until arriving in Hawaii to purchase your wedding attire.  Those living in the Islands are familiar with what fabrics work best and what styles are currently popular.


Traditional Hawaiian Wedding Dresses are called holoku and are mumu-like. The traditional color is white with a white pattern embossed onto the dress. Today’s holoku are fitted, strapless or with thin straps and resemble other wedding dresses. For beach weddings, almost anything goes. Don’t be afraid to choose a Hawaiian print sarong or a short, colorful dress. If you choose a sarong, be sure you know how to tie it. You can find instructions for tying sarongs on-line or a clerk in a local shop can show you how. Give your dress or sarong a trial run before the wedding. Remember, it can be windy at the beach and you don’t want your dress flying open in the breeze! Some brides like to wear a dress that matches the groom’s hawaiian print shirt. You can find matching sets in many shops on the Islands or on-line. Choose a dress that reflects your style and most of all, one that you feel fabulous in. Go barefoot in the sand if you like.


The groom should dress according to the climate, the location of the wedding, and the bride’s dress. If your bride is wearing a formal wedding gown, you may want to wear a tux or a suit and tie. If you are having a beach wedding and she is wearing a Hawaiian sarong or a short, more casual dress, wearing an Aloha shirt and a pair of light linen pants is perfect. Some grooms wear dressy shorts and a Hawaiian shirt. Wear what you and your bride are comfortable with.  

This is your special Hawaiian Wedding day. Do it the way the two of you choose!

Oahu Wedding Bridal Gowns, Wedding Dresses, Formal Wear
B’Ellagance Bridal & Gown, Inc.

98-023 Hekaha Street,
Suite 2D1 –
Aiea, Oahu, Hawaii 96701

• 808-484-9333 or 866-660-9333
Bella Wedding Boutique

808 Sheridan Street – Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 96814

• 808-955-5115
Bijou Bridal & Special Occasion

600 Queen Street – Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 96813

• 808-380-7988
Bon Jons Tuxedos

Various Oahu locations
The Bridal Boutique

627 South Street, Suite 101, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 96813

• 808-597-8893
Bridal Emporium

250 Ward Avenue, Suite 209 –
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 96814

• 808-596-8281
Celebrity Tuxedos

Three Oahu Locations: Aiea – Kaneohe – Honolulu

• 808-947-0397
Creations by Toy

931 University Avenue, Suite 102 – Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 96826

• 808-947-0124
Hawaiian Moon

501 Sumner St. #401 – Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 96817

• 808-537-6488 or 866-810-5584
K-Ree Designs

• 808-754-0332

Masako Formals

716 Cooke Street – Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 96813

• 808-947-2696

Modern Pacific Weddings

3620 Waialae Avenue – Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 96816

• 808-737-0638 or 877-345-7799
Party Dress by Claudette

615 Piikoi St. Suite 102 – Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 96814

• 808-592-1811
Phil’s Tux Shops

250 Ward Avenue – Shop 110 –
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 96814

• 808-596-9872 or 877-596-9872
Princess Brides

1221 Kapiolani Blvd. Suite 102 –
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 96814

• 808-592-8888
Princess Kaiulani Fashions

1222 Kaumualii Street – Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 96817

• 808-847-4806
Sayumi Princess Garden

1 Aloha Tower Drive – Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 96813

• 808-524-2066
Vows Bridal and Formals

1249 South Beretania Street – Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 96814

• 808-591-6612