Hawaii Weddings Frequently Asked Questions
This is where you will find answers to commonly asked questions about getting married in Hawaii or renewing your wedding vows. If there should still be any questions left, don't hesitate to contact us.

Hawaii Wedding Questions

How long in advance should I make a reservation?

It is always wise to plan ahead of your trip to Hawaii for your wedding on Maui, the Bog Island, Oahu or Kauai. We receive many reservations for up to a year in advance, mainly for weddings. Especially of you have a memorable date inmind, we recommend to send in your reservation as soon as possible.

Do I have to make a deposit?

Yes, we do ask for a (refundable) $100 deposit to secure a date and a time. We do this to ensure each couple that their preferred date and timed is available. We do unfortunately get several reservation forms filled out without a serious inquiry and therefore ask you to arrange for your deposit as soon as you are certian that you want us to organize your ceremony.

Can I cancel my reservation?

Yes, we accept your cancellations at any time prior to the ceremony. Please note that if you cancel last minute we may have to keep your deposit to ay for advance expenses.

If you do not let us know that you have to cancel your wedding ceremony with us, we may have to ask you to pay the entire amount as our ministers and vendors did reserve the time for you and have not been able to accept an alternative booking based on their commitment to you.

Can I change my reservation/ add something later?

Yes, we are always happy to make adjustments to your reservation at any time prior to the ceremony. Just get in touch with us. Please keep in mind that if we organize vendors ahead for your wedding or vow renewal, we would like you to let us know a cancellation of such a service more ahead of the ceremony date.

Do I need a marriage license?

If you want to get married, you have to apply online with the State of Hawaii for a marriage license. Once you have done that you will also need an appointment with one of the marriage license agent on any of the Hawaiian islands. Please read our Marriage License Info section under FAQ for more detailed information.

About the Wedding Ceremony

How long is the ceremony?

Each of our personalized Maui or Big Island wedding or vow renewal ceremony is about 25 to 30 minutes long. It all depends id you like to add in personal vows, ring exchnage, a dance, etc. If you add a photography package, please consider a full hour of your time for the ceremony and beautiful pictures afterwards.

What are the best times for a wedding or vow renewal?

We recommend a ceremony either in the early morning around 9am before visitors come to the beach or at sunset time. During the day it is usually very hotand crowded at Maui's and Big Island beaches. We do however have ceremonies taken places throughout the entire day.

Where do you offer your weddings in Hawaii?

We do offer our weddings and vow renewals on pretty much any of Hawaii's beautiful beaches. Just let us know where you will be staying and we will be happy to provide you with our recommendations. We do know alternative locatiosn as well such as waterfalls, parks, private estates and properties. Just let us know what you have in mind.

How many guests can attend our wedding?

We can obtain beach permits for up to 30 people. That inlcludes the officiant, the vendors, the couple and their guests. Everything above that has to take place at an alternative location/ private estate or home.

Is the beach permit included?

We include the beach permit in all our packages. Please note that the permit is limited to up to 30 people. That includes the minister and all vendors, the couple and the guests. Above that the event has to take place on a private property.

What if it rains?

We get this questions a lot as couples tend to lookup our weather report ahead of their travel. We do have several climate zones in Hawaii and you will easily see that there is rain in the forecast any of our islands. However, most beaches are located in the dry zones with very little or no rain. We do have backup locations for most beaches on Maui and the Big Island in case it pours down. We are also always happy to re schedule the ceremony if the weather is not playing nice. If you plan to have the ceremony taken place on the north shores (our green belts in Hawaii) you have to be prepared that it might be overcast or even raining.
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