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Getting Married in Hawaii - Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Lauren C. on May 23, 2022 8:15:00 AM

 

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.”

Getting Married in Hawaii Basics

 

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.

 

Read more about things to do on Oahu

 

A bride posing with Diamond Head in the background at Magic Island, Oahu.

 

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. 

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Made a Reservation? Now What's Next?

Posted by Teri S. on Apr 19, 2022 8:21:00 AM

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?

1. Apply for Your Marriage License (not required for vow renewals)

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.

FAQs:

  • There are no state residence or U.S. citizenship requirements.
  • Blood tests are not required.
  • The legal age to marry is 18 years for both applicants.
  • A valid I.D. (passport) or driver’s license may be presented for anyone 19 years of age or over.
  • If previously married, proof of original divorce decree or death certificate needs to be presented to the marriage agent by the applicant if the divorce or death was final within 30 days of applying for a marriage license.

 

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How to Book Your Travel to Hawaii

Posted by Amy on Apr 1, 2022 10:15:00 AM

After answering our couple’s questions about getting married in Hawaii, one of the most common questions we get is about how to book travel.

When’s a good time to visit? Where should we stay? Do we need a rental car?

Great questions!

Whether you're planning an elopement, small wedding, renewal, or Hawaii commitment ceremony, we wanted to provide some information to help get you started.

 

Newlyweds at Noelani Gardens, Oahu.

 

Quick Notes:

  • Peak season is over the Christmas/New Year’s holidays, spring break, Japanese Golden Week, and to a lesser extent, summer vacation, but there are always rooms and flights available in Hawaii.
  • Low season is roughly from early spring through June and from September to the middle of December.
  • Check flights and hotels on travel sites, such as expedia.com, and then compare directly on the airline and hotel websites.
  • For Honolulu, you’ll fly into Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) on the island of Oahu.
  • Ask us about our promotion code for great rates at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort.
  • Consider whether you should book a rental car or not.
  • Ask us! If you have any questions or need some recommendations, we’re happy to help.
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Things to Do on Oahu - Our Top Recommendations

Posted by Glory H. on Dec 6, 2021 1:00:00 PM

 

We've wanted to write a post like this for a while. There's no shortage of activity guides for Hawaii, and while those are great sources of information, we want to share some places we love.

You can trust us as your Hawaii wedding planners, and we think we know a thing or two about activities as well.

These recommendations are our personal favorites. We included a few of the popular attractions that many of you've heard of, but we did our best to go off the beaten trail and focus on the lesser-knowns that we feel make Oahu so special.

We broke our recommendations down into five categories: beaches, activies, hikes, Hawaiian foods, and shopping. 

Okay, let's get to it!

Oahu Beaches

Oahu's beaches are a great place to start. Not only are they one of the top reasons people visit Hawaii, but they're also free! Just as with weddings, we highly recommend weekdays (Monday-Friday) and non-holidays for the best beach experience and least crowds. If you are driving, never leave valuables visible in your car. Don't forget reef-safe sunscreen and towels!

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Island Water Sports Hawaii - A Unique Underwater Experience

Posted by Weddings of Hawaii Coordinators on Jan 12, 2021 5:21:00 PM

 

We often get asked for recommendations on things to do in Hawaii, and we understand why. With so many activities to choose from, it's sometimes hard to decide how to spend your precious time in paradise.

Island Water Sports Hawaii is open and a great way to get out on the water, and you'll experience a truly unforgettable memory. Their submarine scooters are an amazing way to explore the clear waters of Hawaii, yet the excursion is so much more!

 

 You will see so many fish :)

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Our Most Frequently Asked Questions for Your Hawaii Wedding

Posted by Teri S. on Jul 27, 2020 10:45:00 AM

When planning a destination wedding or vow renewal, it may seem stressful at first. Not only do you have to plan travel, you also have to plan the details of your day. Fortunately, we’re here to help as much as we can. We want to make the whole process as easy and stress free as possible, which is why we’re always happy to chat and answer all your questions.

To help even more, we’re always trying to improve the information we provide on our website, and we thought this week’s blog post would be a good chance to write out some of our most frequently asked questions.

For this article, we tried to think of the average flow of questions from the first time we speak to a couple up until their big day. While it’s impossible to cover all your questions, these are ones we think will be most useful to you.

1. Hawaii Wedding Packages

 

Can the wedding packages be customized?

Yes! We’re happy to customize your wedding package for you.

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