If you are planning a Hawaiian themed wedding then you may also want to have a Hawaiian bridal shower. A Hawaiian themed bridal shower doesn't have to be a full luau. Instead you can use Ocean or beach inspired colors and decorations and have a tropical drink party.
If you want to have a Hawaiian themed wedding then a luau may be a great design base to work around. For Hawaiian wedding decoration you will need to look for Lauhala mats, centerpieces made from leaves, ferns, and tropical flowers, pineapples, palm fronds, sand, tropical bird figurines, coconuts, torches, and fabrics for draping in tropical colors of red, green, blue, purple, orange, and yellow. For traditional luau food you will want to include poi, poke, Lumilomi salmon, laufau, Kalua pig, opihi, chicken long rice, Haupia, and Kulolo in your wedding menu. To complete the Hawaiian feel of your wedding make sure that you add Hawaiian music and dancers to your celebration.
In addition to having a luau, your Hawaiian wedding will also need to include Hawaiian wedding apparel. For the groom white linen pants and a white Hawaiian Aloha Shirt will work great. For the bride you can select from a white sun dress or a white sarong. The wedding party can dress in white as well or they can go with tropical colors to compliment the wedding theme.
To complete your Hawaiian themed wedding you may also want to buy tropical wedding favors to give to your guests and wedding party. These favors may include engraved or personalized items, or simple tropical themed novelty items. A few favors that you can buy include: grass skirts, coconut bras, seashells, hula dancer glass ornaments, sea glass, Kamarri wood toasting cups, tropical themed bookmarks with your favorite poem or Hawaiian saying, and personalized tropical themed place settings.