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Getting Married in Hawaii

Getting married in Hawaii is a fairly simple process in obtaining a legal marriage license with the State of Hawaii.

Couples desiring to get legally married in Hawaii can begin the process by following 3 easy steps:

Apply online by filling out a marriage license worksheet anytime within one year of your marriage date. Payment of $65 to the State of Hawaii should be made at the time you apply online. Keep in mind, your application is good for 1 full year from the date it is submitted online. To begin the application, go to

Next step in getting married in Hawaii, you have to meet with a Licensing Agent at the State of Hawaii Department of Health Marriage License Office.  Bride and Groom need to be present and have photo identification like a passport or driver license. Hours are 8:00am-3:30pm Monday thru Friday. If time is short or you need to meet with a marriage license agent on the weekend or after normal business hours, please contact the License Office at 808-586-4544.  For couples planning to stay on the North Shore of Oahu call this number: 808-293-6020.

On your wedding day, before leaving your hotel, don’t forget to bring your Marriage License Worksheet (and your wedding rings too!) with you to your ceremony. You both have to sign it together with your officiant. The officiant will take it after the ceremony and efile it later that day online. Once your license is filed, that it.  You can receive a temporary copy from the State of Hawaii online.  Just remember your license number.  If you are in Hawaii for any length of time after your wedding, you can actually go back to the License Office and pick up your actual licenser.  Otherwise the State will mail it to you about a month later by US Postal Service. For specific questions, call 808-586-4544.


Hawaii Sunset Wedding

A sunset wedding in Hawaii is one of the most beautiful, stunning, and romantic moments for a wedding on the beach in Hawaii. If you are planning a destination wedding in Hawaii, you’ll be so glad once you book your tickets and board you plane to paradise. What better way to start your new life together on the tropical island of Oahu?  Best Advice: Be sure to plan to meet up at the beach about 1 hour before the scheduled sunset time. That way your Hawaii wedding photographer will be able to set up those gorgeous sunset photos.
On the island of Oahu there are any number of beaches to choose from. Favorite locations include Papailoa Beach on North Shore, Magic Island on South Shore, and Paradise Cove Beach at Koolina Resort. The warm natural light at the beach with the sun setting over the ocean creates a moment in time that will make a lasting lifetime memory. The soft lighting with the variety of colors is a short time as the sun goes down. So be sure to take full advantage of that Hawaiian sunset. Contact:


Elopement in Hawaii

If you are planning to elope in Hawaii then book your tickets! Hawaii is the perfect location for a wedding for two. Stress free wedding planning on Oahu is rather easy. Hawaii affords some the most picturesque natural beauty found anywhere in the world.
There are many easy to get to beach wedding locations as well as tropical parks and gardens. Avoid the high cost of a big wedding and start planning your dream wedding. What makes Hawaii a great location for a destination wedding is that you can have your honeymoon on Oahu or any of the other Hawaiian islands. Elopement in Hawaii, is there a more romantic place to start your new life together that this tropical paradise? Book your affordable wedding package with us and come stick your feet in the warm Hawaiian sand. Paradise waits!

Eloping in Hawaii

Elopement in Hawaii


Wedding in Hawaii

For their Wedding in Hawaii, Paul and Tonie opted for Magic Island at Sunset. The end of the day marked a new beginning as husband and wife. If it’s a Beach Wedding in Hawaii we are your go to Oahu Wedding Planner. We have many different all inclusive wedding packages to choose from. This couple went with our Islander Extra Plan with a full hour with one of our wedding photographers in Honolulu. We wish you both many happy and wonderful years together! Thanks for letting us serve you all on your special day.


Honolulu Festival 2019

The 25th Annual Honolulu Festival is March 8th – 10th.  It’s a fun family event bringing people from many different cultures from around the Pacific Rim and Asia to Hawaii together for a 3 day event promoting harmony.  There’s lots of music performances, dance, art, food, a parade, and a special fireworks display Sunday night.  If you are getting married in Hawaii this week and will be in the area, you don’t want to miss out this fun filled event!


Affordable Hawaii Beach Wedding Packages

Sherwoods Beach at Waimanalo Bay, an Exotic Destination Wedding.

There are many places in Hawaii to choose a destination wedding. Sherwood Beach at Waimanalo Bay with  turquoise  ocean and white sand is ideal. It’s a hidden gem where the forest meets the ocean. There you’ll find 3 miles of white sand beach, islands, cliffs, and an ironwood tree forest. By car it’s a beautiful 45-minute drive from Waikiki.

Waimanalo Bay is the kind of place that just takes your breath away. It’s the best setting for a beach wedding or vow renewal on Oahu. If you are seeking a quiet, uncrowded beach, then look no further. Our affordable wedding package plans are a good place to start planning. Not only does the blue ocean make for a stunning backdrop, but the steep cliffs and offshore islands provide all the beautiful scenery you need for those special photos. This is why Waimanalo Bay is a favorite location for couples who come to have a wedding in Honolulu, Hawaii. If you are looking for stress free planning for a simple beach wedding on Oahu, Hawaii please call us at Islander Weddings. We’re more than happy to make your wedding in Hawaii the very best experience.


Hawaii Destination Wedding

Everyone has different dreams to make their wedding day special. It is one of the most wonderful days of their life and they want to make it memorable for friends and family alike. Your wedding day is the most exciting day of your life and if you want to make it more exciting and extraordinary, then Islander Weddings offers some the best affordable destination wedding options in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Hawaii is one of the most popular destinations for couples who want to “tie the knot”. It’s natural beauty and tropical climate are unmatched.

The island of Oahu is fantastic for its variety of ocean activities. White sand beaches, picturesque sunsets, and ideal weather offer couples an opportunity for a memorable wedding and honeymoon.

Deciding on a beach location for planning a wedding in Hawaii is easy as Oahu affords a wide variety of locations. Everyone wishes to celebrate their special day at a place that they will never forget.

Hawaii is very much in demand as one of the best destinations in the world among couples because of the great service and aloha spirit here that make your wedding an unforgettable experience.

Islander Weddings affordable options are numerous and you can choose the best one suited to meet your needs. Hawaii beach weddings are one of the most popular wedding destinations that attract many couples as it offers an incredible image with the combination of afternoon and early evening sunset experience and adds a romantic mood to the environment that make it a perfect place to express love for your partner.

After marriage, honeymoons in Hawaii allow you to relax, unwind, and start your married life in a beautiful place. A honeymoon is the most precious time in couple’s life. Hawaii’s breathtaking beauty and aloha spirit will make your honeymoon a lasting memory. 


Marriage Engagement Proposal Ideas

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Surprise her by setting it up. Make it creative, personal, most importantly romantic. Dine out or make dinner? Will she be most comfortable if it’s done publicly or privately and would it suit her personality? Think about what you want to say and how you want to say it. What are all the reasons you love her? Does she like sweets? Bring some chocolates or candy. Maybe she’d like roses instead, or both. Definitely get down on one knee. It might be traditional but it’ll add to the moment. If you think she’d like it, have someone nearby to help document it with taking photos or video. Timing, location, and setting will help in planning. Oh, and don’t forget the ring!


Haku Lei

Many brides in Hawaii choose to wear the Haku Lei.

All brides dream of feeling special, like a princess on their wedding day in Hawaii.

Made with white orchid flowers but also mix orchid colors too. They are easily fitted with a few pins then tied in the back. The Haku Lei definitely accentuates a brides beauty while feeling like royalty on the most important day of her life. Please visit us to learn more at


Top 5 Beach Wedding Venues In Oahu

One of the most common questions we get at Islander Weddings is: What are the best wedding venues in Oahu?  With so many options, we’d like to help everyone out by narrowing things down a bit in this blog: The Top 5 Beach Wedding Venues In Oahu, Hawaii.

Fort DeRussy Beach Park</strong> is a very convenient, hidden gem located right in Waikiki with breathtaking sunsets. Fort DeRussy is a beautiful park with tropical plants, trees and Hawaiian architecture. The private park area is a perfect spot for ceremonies, and the nearby beach is ideal photography and festivities.

Magic Island is a huge beach park characterized by Hawaiian grasses, plants and palm trees. The park is surrounded by a water backdrop frequented by sailboats, canoes, and surfers. The focal point of this top wedding venue is Diamond Head Mountain rising in the distance, an iconic symbol of Hawaii. Minutes from Honolulu, gorgeous sunsets make this southern Oahu location one of our favorite evening wedding venues.

Waialae Beach is a small, intimate beach framed by arching palm trees and light blue ocean color. This quiet beach wedding venue is just 15 minutes from Waikiki. As you can see from the wedding photos below, this is one of the most picturesque and private locations on the island.

Makapu’u Beach is defined by rugged mountains and cliffs surrounding the beach at this oceanfront cove venue. Makapuu Lighthouse and a small uninhabited island just off the coast make for a stunning backdrop. Just 35 minutes from Waikiki, this venue is sure to take your breath away.

Waimanalo Bay is the largest beach on Oahu, and also one of the most peaceful. Rarely visited by tourists, this uncrowded and uncommercialized atmosphere make it our top beach wedding venue. Characterized by turquoise blue water and majestic mountains looming in the background, a wooded forest adds a nice contrast to the beach’s white sands. This venue is 45 minutes from Waikiki, located in the southern countryside of Oahu.

We hope you enjoyed this Top 5 list.  If you enjoyed the photos, up to 100 professional wedding photos like these are included in our Islander Extra Plan and up, click to here browse our wedding packages, and here the other Beach Wedding Venues On Oahu’.