Hawaii Weddings

Getting Married In Hawaii?
Information you might want to know if you are getting married in Hawaii.

Hawaii State Flower

Do you want to use the state flower in your wedding bouquet?
The state flower of Hawaii is the beautiful Hawaiian Hibiscus.  (Pictured above)
Hawaiian hibiscus shrubs bloom almost every day, but the blossoms last only for a day even when on the bush.

Getting Your Marriage License

If you are getting married in the sate of Hawaii, you must first apply for a wedding license in person before a marriage license agent.

Marriage license fee: $60+

  • Minimum age to get a marriage license in Hawaii: Age 18.  (Age 15 with written consent of both parents or legal guardian)
  • Both parties to the marriage must appear personally before the marriage license agent.
  • There is NO waiting period.
  • The wedding license is valid for 30 days.
  • There is NO blood test required.
  • Residency is NOT required.
  • Witnesses are not required in the State of Hawaii.
  • Both parties need to be present to apply in person.
  • Both parties need to provide a valid form of I.D.
  • Both parties need to provide a valid Social Security card.

You can check most recent updated laws here.

Plan Your Wedding According To Your Favorite Season

SUMMERS
The average temperature is 75F to 85F degrees, year round.   Summer months have longer days, so having a beachside wedding past the sunset hours can be very popular.  Summer beach waters are typically gentle on all beaches.

WINTERS
Average winter temperatures are 78F. During the winter on many north shore beaches, Pacific storms drive ocean swells toward the island, creating The Hawaiian Islands’ legendary big waves.

FALLS
The wettest months are from November to March, but if it’s raining in one area it’s most likely sunny in another Hawaiian area.

SPRINGS
Springtime does bring a bit more rain.  Temperatures ranging from 60F to 85F.

Popular Hawaii Wedding Traditions

  • Most engaged couples in Hawaii choose to get married at the beach.
  • Public and private beaches are readily available.
  • Hawaiian weddings are some of the smallest weddings on record.
  • Tradition in Hawaii is that the bride’s family pays for the wedding.
  • Hawaiian tradition is to offer Lei garlands to your guests.
  • Oahu, Maui and Kauai are the three most popular cities to get married.
  • A festive reception with the traditional Luau.  Which makes it easy for caterers to create your festive feast.
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