Hawaiian Weddings

hawaii wedding

hawaii wedding

Magnificent sunsets, fragrant flowers, picture-perfect beaches, clear blue waters, majestic mountains, lush val­leys and rain forests—say the word “Hawai’i” and a setting made for ro­mance comes to mind. Beautiful, ex­citing and exotic, the Aloha State beckons to lovers. No wonder it ranks among the top destinations in the world for weddings and honey­moons!

In Hawai’i, you can plan a tradi­tional church service—or a ceremony that’s as unique as you and your be­trothed. Charter a helicopter and ex­change vows in a remote valley, be­fore a cascading waterfall. Tie the knot barefooted on the beach, as rolling Pacific waves provide back­ground music. Put on jeans and palaka shirts, mount horses and say “I do” in a verdant pasture sur­rounded by palm trees and tropical flowers. Board a sailboat and walk along the deck as sunset paints a stunning backdrop of orange, pink and purple. The possibilities are lim­ited only by your imagination and budget.

There are wedding planners on all islands who can help you make the arrangements for your special day, right down to designing the invita­tions, creating the table centerpieces and buying a gown. Numerous pack­ages are available, ranging from ba­sic ceremonies to elaborate ones that include fresh flower leis and bouton-nieres, live entertainment, the ser­vices of a professional videographer, and such unique gifts and accesso­ries as custom-made cake toppers and ring pillows, personalized toast­ing glasses and etched glass wedding certificates.

After the ceremony, you and your beloved can slip away on your dream honeymoon. Most resorts offer pack­ages for newlyweds that include spe­cial amenities, services and activities in addition to lovely accommoda­tions. How does a complimentary bottle of chilled champagne sound? Or a massage for two in a state-of-the-art spa? Wouldn’t you love to set your towels on a secluded stretch of sand and soak up some sun without another soul around? It’s all possible when you honeymoon in Hawai’i. There’s no better place to begin a lifetime of happiness together.

Marriage license requirements

You need a valid license to be mar­ried in Hawaii. Licenses may be obtained at the State Department of Health, Marriage License Office, 1250 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, or by appearing be­fore a marriage licensing agent on the Neighbor Islands (your hotel or wedding coordinator can direct you to the nearest one). Both the bride and groom must be present to ob­tain the license, which is valid state­wide for thirty days. There is no wait­ing period, and the fee is $25, payable in cash.

Both partners must be eighteen years or older to be married with­out the consent of their parents. Those eighteen years and under must show a certified copy of their birth certificate as proof of age at the licensing appointment. In addition, those under eighteen must show notarized written consent of both par­ents.

For all others, a driver’s license, state I.D. card, passport, military I.D. card or other form of identification with a current photo is sufficient. If either partner has been married be­fore, he or she will have to state the date, county and state (or country) in which the most recent divorce was finalized. The license also re­quires the names of each partner’s parents and where they were born. Brides do not have to undergo pre­marital screening for rubella.

A free “Getting Married” pam­phlet is available by writing to the Marriage License Office, or by call­ing (808) 586-4544 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. The Mar­riage License Office is closed on holi­days.



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143 Dickenson Street, Suite 201, Lahaina, Maui 96761



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3762 Sierra Dr., Honolulu, Hawaii, 96816 (808) 739-6322.


PLANNERS, INC. (800) 288-8309

1860 Ala Moana Blvd. #115, Honolulu, Oahu 96815.  See page 29.

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78-128 Ehukai St., Kailua-Kona, Big Island 96740 The Kona Royal Chapel on the Big Island is lo­cated on 220 acres within the Kona Surf Resort, and is well-suited lor romantic weddings, vow renewal, or baptism. Capacity is 40 people, with

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WEDDINGS HAWAII (800) 428-5844

PO Box 383433, Waikoloa, Hawaii 96738

(808) 883-9067. See page 29.


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2780 Kekka Drive, Lahaina, Maui 96761

See page 27

THE MAUI WEDDING LADY (800) 928-5885

PO Box 277-309, Kihei, Maui 96753.

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