Topics: Getting Married in Hawaii
“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.
At Weddings of Hawaii, we have become experts on elopements and have helped countless couples plan their dream beach wedding. Elopements are a great way to have an affordable destination wedding in a beautiful atmosphere, and Hawaii makes it incredibly easy to do.
Here's what you need to elope in Hawaii:
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.
Elopements, small Hawaii weddings, and even Hawaii commitment ceremonies offer a stress-free experience that a traditional wedding can't. 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 couples 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 white sand beaches of Hawaii since 1978, and our wedding coordinators are always available to answer any questions you may have.
But Why Elope in Hawaii?
Topics: Getting Married in Hawaii
Now more than ever, elopement packages are an excellent option for couples looking for a stress-free way to plan their wedding, and with some of the most stunning beaches in the world, eloping in Hawaii is a no-brainer!
Did you know that elopements and destination weddings can be much more affordable than traditional weddings? Many couples can fly to Hawaii, stay seven nights, have their wedding, and still spend less than they would for a wedding at home.
Our elopement packages below are for the island of Oahu. More details can be found by clicking the "Oahu Wedding Packages" from the menu above. For Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island elopement and wedding packages, please follow the link from the menu above.
You might also like our Tips for Eloping blog post for the "do's and don'ts of eloping in Hawaii.
We already mentioned that Hawaii has very affordable destination wedding options, but what’s “affordable,” you ask? Our Hawaii wedding packages range from $295 to $8,825, with most couples spending a small fraction of the cost of a traditional wedding (2022 prices).
If this sounds like it could be a good fit for you, check out more of our elopement package details below.
*With any of these packages, you choose which stunning Hawaii wedding location will be the place you tie the knot. Public locations require a $50 permit we obtain for you from the State of Hawaii, and we do offer private venus for additional fees. Keep in mind that all of our packages can be customized. 😁*
Getting married in Hawaii is easier, more affordable, and less stressful than many couples think. We know planning from a distance can seem tough, but with over 40 years of experience performing weddings, we know how to make your dream destination wedding absolutely amazing! As we like to say, “No stress...just get dressed, and we’ll do the rest.”
1. Research the Hawaiian Islands
Oahu is the most popular island to visit, followed in order by Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island. All islands offer the quintessential Hawaiian elements, yet they’re all unique in their own ways.
Oahu is known as "the gathering place." It’s home to Waikiki, Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head, and some of the state’s most beautiful beaches. Oahu also has an abundance of restaurants, cafes, bars, shopping centers, movie theaters, and other activities.
We are based on Oahu, and our Oahu wedding packages are the most popular choice for most couples.
We also offer Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island wedding packages. Thes "outer islands" are quieter and more relaxed. While there’s plenty to do as far as going to the beaches, hiking, shopping, and eating out, these islands have a more rural feel and are perfect for those looking for a chance to get away from it all.
2. Decide What Kind of Wedding You’d Like to Have
Many couples are surprised by how easy it is to have an affordable destination wedding, and our goal is to make planning a wedding from a distance easy and stress-free as well.
You can have a simple Hawaii beach wedding for a few hundred dollars, or you can splurge on a large hotel wedding for tens of thousands of dollars.
Hawaii offers more natural beauty than almost anywhere else in the world, and a beach wedding in Hawaii gives you the option for a stress-free ceremony in paradise all for a more affordable price than a traditional wedding at home.
Whether it’s a wedding or vow renewal, we offer everything you need to celebrate your love with an unforgettable Hawaii destination wedding.
Our Oahu beach wedding packages and vow renewal packages start at just $275 (2020 pricing), making Hawaii surprisingly affordable! When considering the costs of a Hawaii destination wedding, many couples can’t believe how much cheaper it is to fly to Hawaii, stay seven nights in a hotel, and have a ceremony in paradise all for cheaper than a traditional wedding back home. Much, much cheaper!
Once you decide to have your wedding or vow renewal in the beautiful state of Hawaii, what steps are involved to make sure you and your partner have an amazing, stress-free experience?
It's super easy to get a marriage license in Hawaii. Although it can be done last minute, it is required, so plan in advance.
To apply for a Hawaii marriage license, fill out the online application on the State of Hawaii's website.
Once you arrive in Hawaii, you'll both need to meet with a licensing agent to pick up your license. The process takes around 15 minutes.
For details on requirements, processes, and more, visit our marriage license page.