Hello, my fiance and i are planning on getting married on the Big Island this Feb. 14. We have had horrible luck with getting a permit for a state beach, as they want you to write a letter with your intent for the wedding, and all details, but they also then wrote back and wanted a map of the beach with the exact location of the wedding. We have never been there before, so how do we know? We are going through a small wedding company, and he has suggested Kaloko-Honokohau beach near the structure for the canoes. We would like to have a more formal wedding, meaning chairs and people sitting, not everyone standing around with their hands in their pockets. We also would like to have a flower ring and petals on the ground at least, since we are not allowed an arch. Does anyone know of a nice place or beach where we can get married and it will be a little more formal but not be too expensive? we are staying at Hilton Waikaloa, and they charge 2 grand just to use the grounds for a wedding, and 3300 for them to perform a bare bones wedding. I have found this to be similar pricing at all other hotels/resorts i have looked at. Any ideas? I have thought of the private condo option, but we do already have a hotel for 5 nights.