A marriage ceremony in Hawaii, wow the beautiful illusions that brings to mind. When considering a destination wedding this is frequently one of the most sought after locals. It also doesn’t hurt that the laws make the marriage process in Hawaii a breeze, which is where this Hawaii wedding guide should assist you the most.
This Hawaii Wedding Guide will assist you in your plans in a few different areas. First, we will examine times and seasons that might suit a beach wedding, then look into the arrangements for hotels and services, then look at the marriage laws themselves.
With beaches on all four sides and two seasonal locations for sunsets, picking a place is simple, it just requires some forethought. If you look at a map its easy to tell that the sun will set on the side from Hawaii Kai/Waikiki all the way up to North Shore/Waimea Bay. Most of the shore line is public beaches, so its up to you if you want to search out private locations for a wedding site or not. Most of that would come down to budget and planning. With no waiting laws for marriage licenses it really depends on your plans. A few items to consider when thinking of beach weddings is that you wont be the only ones thinking of the same plans, so book ahead and stay on schedule. Also, consider alternate wedding times for more seclusion. Sunrise or shaded inlets provide some alternate views that will give you more flexibility. There are even marriage boat charters available with approved ministers as the captains. When looking into the seasonal aspects just note that November through March are heavy travel times and waves are also high. Once again, a little planning and printing this Hawaii wedding guide will most likely solve some of your dilemmas.
Booking hotels and obtaining services ahead of your arrival is vital for the elaborate planners, but with current laws feel free to book online for the essentials (car, hotel, plane ticket) and then solve the rest upon arrival. If you want, consider using a website to look around to various businesses that can assist you, I will honestly admit I am not the only one that lists places to serve you during your travels. As far as timing goes make sure to check ahead and avoid Hawaii holidays as the island shuts down, and also avoid if you choose, Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Day.
Okay here is the news you probably clicked on this article for, the laws. In this Hawaii wedding guide I will cover most all of the details but make sure to check the State of Hawaii website concerning these matters by going to http://www.hawaii.gov/health/vital-records/vital-records/marriage/index.html
Here are some points to consider:
- Legal Age is 18 but with permission can be lower.
- Proof of age 18 and under, birth certificate, or 18 and over, photo ID or passport.
- Kissing Cousins is not just a Hawaii Elvis movie. Just can’t be closer than first cousins.
- Waiting Period – None
- Blood Test – None
- Witnesses – None
- Marriage License costs $60.00
Marriage License must be filled for in person in Hawaii. Go to this site to download the .pdf file. www.hawaii.gov/health/vital-records/pdf/marriagelicense.pdf
In Honolulu – Room 101 (1st floor) of the Health Department Building, 1250 Punchbowl St.
Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of marriage agents in the rural and suburban areas of Oahu – call (808) 586-4544
For the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of marriage agents on the neighbor islands – call the local office of the Department of Health:
- Hawaii (Big Island) – (808) 974-6008
- Kauai – (808) 241-3498
- Maui – (808) 984-8210
- Molokai – (808) 553-3663
- Lanai – (808) 565-6411
I hope this Hawaii Wedding Guide has helped to ease your burdens somewhat, and may you have a blessed day coming your way.