How will I know my marriage is official?
Once your ceremony is complete, our officiant will electronically file your marriage within one to two business days. You will then be able to see your temporary marriage certificate online. Then, within 60 – 120 days, you will receive your certified copy of your marriage certificate in the mail. If you need copies quicker than this, this can be arranged for an additional fee. Please note that the marriage license is a separate charge from the officiant fee.
Are witnesses necessary?
No, it can be just an intimate ceremony with just the two of you and the officiant.
Can we incorporate our own vows into the ceremonies?
Yes, these officiants are flexible. Please communicate this with your officiant in advance for a smooth ceremony.
Are rehearsals included in the fees?
No, rehearsals are a separate fee.
Can you get married on the beach?
Yes and no. You may get married on certain beaches with a permit through the Department of Land and Natural Resources which you can get yourself or your officiant can secure for you for an additional fee. If it’s your wish to get married on the beach, please consult with your officiant on the best locations.
Can you get your license on weekends and holidays?
Yes, certain licensed agents work out of their homes.
How do you get your marriage license in Hawaii?
There is a window of 30 days before your actual ceremony where both of you must go to the Hawaii State Department of Health located at: Marriage/Civil Union License Section 1250 Punchbowl Street, Room 101 Honolulu, HI 96813 808-586-4544 Weekdays from 8:00am – 4:00pm (excluding holidays to complete your paperwork before a licensed agent). Details can be found here. Alternatively, a satellite office is at the Sheraton Waikiki by appointment only for an additional fee.