“They made our elopement so stress-free, and everything went as smoothly as planned. My husband and I planned to elope to Hawaii with our two kids and were very pleased with Weddings of Hawaii.” -Charisse M.
Elope in Hawaii with the one you love!
Want to Elope in Hawaii? - Why Hawaii Is Perfect for an Elopement
At Weddings of Hawaii, we have become experts on elopements and have helped countless couples plan their Hawaiian dream wedding. Elopements are a great way to have an affordable destination wedding in a beautiful atmosphere.
Eloping is perfect for the spontaneous couple, but it’s also great for those who like to plan ahead. As opposed to a traditional wedding, an elopement is a beautiful way to keep your ceremony intimate and focused on what is most important for you and your partner.
Additionally, elopements avoid the excessive stress that planning a traditional wedding can have. Destination wedding companies understand how to help take away that stress, making your elopement as stress-free as possible.
Finally, an elopement is usually much more affordable than a wedding at home. We wrote an article on how much a Hawaiian wedding costs, and many of our guests are surprised they can have a wedding and honeymoon for much cheaper than a traditional wedding.
Wedding of Hawaii has been helping couples plan their dream wedding on the beautiful beaches of Hawaii since 1978, and our wedding coordinators are always available to answer any questions you may have.
But Why Hawaii?
Hawaii is one of the best locations for a quick getaway wedding. The atmosphere on the islands is laid back, and the weather is some of the best in the world. It rarely rains on the beaches, and when it does, it’s usually a quick passing shower.
Some of the most consistent weather in the world will add a sense of calm to your big day that you cannot find anywhere else.
Aside from its natural beauty, Hawaii is also rich in its unique culture. You can experience all the things Hawaii is known for: beaches, hula, leis, surfing, etc. And you can also experience the blend of cultures that make Hawaii so diverse. Hawaii is very much American, yet the food, lifestyle, and way of life are quintessentially Hawaiian.
Hawaii is like no other place on Earth, making it not only great as a wedding destination, but also an amazing place to visit.
Elopements Provide a beautiful memory to last a lifetime!
HAWAII ELOPEMENT PACKAGES and Costs
We offer several wedding packages perfect for an elopement. Our most popular package is the Lehua, which includes everything you need for a perfect ceremony and some extras, such as limousine, wedding videography, flower options, and more. Our Lehua package is $1,525.
For only $799, you could go for the Maile Package, which is similar to the Lehua minus the videography and a few extras.
Although those are our two most popular elopement packages, we offer other packages ranging from $275 to $8,450. And since all our packages are customizable, you'll surely find something perfect just for you two!
(NOTE: Chart from 2018) Hawaii elopement packages range from $275-$8450, with the average costing around $1300. (Flights and hotel are not included and not booked by us. These prices are for estimating your total costs.)
Easy Hawaii Elopement Tips
Here are some tips to make sure your elopement is as easy as saying "I do."
Hawaii Travel Planning
Your wedding coordinator will take care of the ceremony details to help you choose the perfect wedding package for you, but you’ll need to book your flights and hotels. We have a post called "How to Book Your Travel to Hawaii." That's a great place to start!
Last-minute travel is usually easy to do for Hawaii. The state has tons of hotels and regular flights from most large airports. However, planning ahead might save you some money and guarantee you’re able to book your preferred itinerary.
Note: If you’re considering renting a private residence through Airbnb or a private renter, it’s important to research the location. We often have couples who rent in Pearl City, Aiea, or the West Coast of Oahu who later regret their decision as these locations are far from most tourists attractions. We usually recommend Honolulu, Waikiki, the East Shore, or up on the North Shore. Give us a call if you want some advice on where to stay on Oahu.
Consider Your Elopement Wedding-Day Options
Even though your coordinator is going to put all the parts in place for your big day, you’ll have to decide on a few details for your wedding.
2. Next, you’ll need to think about photography and video. For many of our couples, the photos are extremely important. We agree. Why get married in paradise and not have gorgeous photos to remember it?
3. You’ll also need to think about transportation. Do you need a limo? Will you drive yourself? How about taking an Uber or taxi? Limos are great, but if you’re looking to save a little money, driving or taking a taxi is often an option.
4. How about hair and make-up for your ceremony day? Will you do it yourself, or would you like a specialist to come to your hotel room before your ceremony?
5. And then there are the wedding flowers and leis. You’ll need to consider what’s included in your package and if you’ll want to upgrade or add any.
So, what you need to decide on for your Hawaii elopement are: package, location, photos, transportation, hair and makeup, and flowers. Those are the basics, and your wedding coordinator is happy to talk with you about your options.
We’ve had couples walk in off the street and plan everything in one meeting. And we’ve had others plan more than a year out. It all depends on you.
A happy couple after their Hawaii elopement.
Hawaii Marriage License
One thing couples must do is get a marriage license. Fortunately, Hawaii makes the process very easy. All that’s needed is a quick trip to the Hawaii State Department of Health. Start by filling out the application online, and then head together to their office with a form of ID. It’s quick and easy. For full details, visit our Hawaii marriage license page.
Who to Tell You're Eloping in Hawaii
Sometimes the point of an elopement is running away and spontaneously getting married. Other times it’s a well-planned event. Either way, there are also people in your life who care about you and would love to be a part of your special day.
Even though you’re eloping, you can include family and friends in your ceremony. It’s not uncommon for couples to only have two or three guests, and you can also purchase a live stream service to share your moment with loved ones anywhere in the world.
As we’ve been doing this since 1978, we know a thing or two about eloping in Hawaii :)
If you have questions or want more help with elopement planning, give us a call. We’re here to help.
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