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How to Get Married in Hawaii

These beautiful islands in the Pacific make such a fabulous wedding destination. It's easy to marry here and there's such a wide choice of ceremony locations that it can be hard to choose - beach, mountains, tropical gardens, luxury resort - it's totally up to you where you exchange vows.
Below are the legalities for marrying in Hawaii, to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.

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Hawaii Marriage Law Requirements

What are the legal requirements to get married in Hawaii?
Legal age for marriage is 18 years for both men and women.
If 16 or 17 years old then parental consent is required.
Bride and Groom may not be related by blood any closer than first cousins.


How long do I have to be resident in Hawaii before I can get married?
There are no residency requirements to get married in Hawaii, although you will need to apply for a marriage licence before marrying.


Getting a marriage licence
In Hawaii you need to apply in person to a marriage licence agent for a marriage licence, payable in cash.
Your wedding planner will usually help you to arrange an appointment to apply for the licence.


What legal papers do I need to take with me?
You will need to provide proof of age, e.g. Driving licence.
You need to be able to state when and where you were born, and, if divorced, when and where the wedding took place and the date of divorce.
If you are adopted you will need to state when and where you were adopted. You should not have to produce papers to support your statements, although if you have them to hand it may give you peace of mind to take them with you.


Please note: this information is for guidance purposes only and liable to change without notice. Please check with your wedding planner in resort or the relevant embassy of the country in which you intend to marry for up to date details before you marry.


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Hawaii Marriage Registrar's Office

Hawaii Department of Health
1250 Punchbowl Street (corner of Beretania

and Punchbowl Streets)
Room 101
Honolulu, HI 96813
Tel:+1 808 586 4545
Open: Monday - Friday (excluding holidays),

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Download marriage licence form here.


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Location: Big Island Hawaii
Business Type: Wedding Planning
Contact: Carole

We offer a lovely selection of weddings on the spectacular Big Island of Hawaii, which can be customised to your exact requirements.

Whether you dream of a sunset beach wedding with the Pacific Ocean as your witness, exchanging your vows under a gazebo in a private garden, or a wedding at sea on a stylish catamaran, we can make your dreams become a reality.

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