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Lei Exchange Ceremony Suggestions

A lei exchange can be easily added to any wedding ceremony. Giving someone a lei symbolizes the love, affection, and respect you have for the person you are giving the lei to. Having a lei exchange is beautiful way to express your eternal love Hawaiian style on your special day. It is customary to give a kiss on the cheek when adorning someone with a lei. 

Bride and Groom Lei Exchange at the Start of the Ceremony
This lei exchange is done before the start of the ceremony when the bride makes her entrance. The best man holds the grooms lei for the bride and the maid of honor holds the brides lei for the groom. When the bride makes her entrance and meets with her groom they take the leis from maid of honor and best man and adorn each other with them.

Bride and Groom Lei Exchange Before the Ring Exchange
This lei exchange is done just before the ring exchange. The flower girl or maid of honor holds the leis for the bride and groom during the ceremony. Just before the ring exchange the flower girl/maid of honor presents the leis to the bride and groom and they exchange leis.

Parents of the Bride and Groom Present Leis to Their Child at the Start of the Ceremony
At the start of the ceremony the parents of the groom come forward and adorn their son with a lei then the parents of the bride come forward and adorn their daughter. The parents then offer their blessing of the marriage and return to their seat. The bride and groom can also have leis for their parents to adorn them with as well.

Parents of the Bride and Groom Present Leis to Their Child Before the Ring Exchange
Before the ring exchange the parents of the groom come forward and adorn their son with a lei then the parents of the bride come forward and adorn their daughter. The parents then offer their blessing of the marriage and return to their seat. The bride and groom can also have leis for their parents to adorn them with as well.

Parents of the Bride Exchange Leis with the Groom and the Parents of the Groom Exchange Leis with the Bride at the Start of the Ceremony
This is a great way for the parents to symbolize the acceptance of their child's mate into their lives and the joining of the two families. At the start of the ceremony the parents of the groom come forward and adorn the bride with a lei then the parents of the bride come forward and adorn their groom. The bride and groom then present each of their in-laws with a lei.

Bride and Groom Present Leis to the Immediate Family
This involves the entire immediate family with the wedding and allows them to be a part of wedding ceremony where the two families become one. Depending on how many leis you will need have one or two flower girls that will hold the leis and bring them up when needed. After the ring exchange call your special family members forward by name and have them come up to receive leis. At this time the flower girl(s) bring the leis to the bride and groom. Before the bride and groom adorns the  family members in leis make a statement to the attendees of your love for your family and your looking forward to your new life together as one a family, or something of that nature to make your family feel special and loved. The bride and groom then adorn the family members in leis. This is a popular ceremony for marriages when the bride and/or groom brings children from a prior relationship into the marriage. 

 

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RESOURCES SPECIFIC TO
      HAWAIIAN THEME WEDDINGS

Tips and Suggestions to Easily Create a Hawaii Theme Wedding Anywhere
Hawaiian Wedding Planner Resource
Hawaii Theme Wedding Vow Suggestions  
Lei Exchange Ceremony Suggestions
Hawaii Theme Candle Unity Ceremony Suggestion
Hawaii Theme Sand Unity Ceremony Suggestion
The Lords Prayer in Hawaiian
Photographs of Suggestions on How to Create Hawaii Theme Centerpieces, Decorate Guest Book Tables, and Wedding Cake Decorating
Online Island Gift Shop with Treats and Treasures from Hawaii for your Special Day!

RESOURCES FOR CREATING A HAWAII THEME   LUAU CELEBRATION ANYWHERE!

Suggestions on Hosting a Hawaiian Luau Anywhere
Hawaiian Theme Christmas Party Ideas
Add some Aloha to your Thanksgiving gathering!Hawaiian Theme Thanksgiving Dinner Suggestions
Popular Luau Recipes
Cooking with an Underground Imu Pit
First Names Translations into Hawaiian
Popular Hawaiian Words & Phases
Hawaii Theme Game Ideas
Hawaiian/Polynesian Entertainers, Hula Dancers, & Caterers around the World
Listen To Hawaiian Radio Online
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